did your radiator have issues with screws being too long cuz the fins were in the way? (even after going thru fan to rad)
the z390 aorus pro is very similar to the asus z390e iirc. (will be a somewhat higher premium compared to normal z390)
MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC - has built in wifi around 270-290 range for you
MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC - built in wifi 330-360
Asus - Prime Z370-A II - no wifi but it comes in at around 229-250 (https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/H43H99/asus-prime-z370-a-ii-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-z370-a-ii)
Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-F - no wifi and comes in around the 269-300 mark
Asus - TUF Z370 Plus - no wifi and comes in around 200-240 mark
I would lean towards either the asus one or an MSI one as the bios on asus and msi are better than the interface of gigabyte/aorus and asrock from my experience. The asus TUF line of boards supposedly have more premium components compared to their normal lineup, same can be said about the ROG lineup as well.
Hope these other recommendations do help your choice out a bit more by giving you a slightly bigger selection if you wanted different looks to what you had in mind. The prices i have listed there are based on the AU prices at the time of writing this reply.
what tetsuclaw said is correct. the older boards will need a bios upgrade. buying z390 also makes ur board more "future ready" so it is ideal to buy a z390 if you are building a system for first time
There are Z370 boards with wifi (asus or msi higher end boards). the built in wifi ones offer antennas to use the built in wifi and for a board without wifi, you can plug a wifi card into the pcie slot to make it wifi enabled.
usually the built in wifi boards also have bluetooth. the wifi cards range from 20-100$ for the higher end ones so i would usually just get one with built in wifi. furthermore, sometimes the pcie x1 slot is not spaced enough so putting a gpu in would block off the access to the wifi card slot so bear that in mind
ROG Z390E. I have a Z390 E board with a 8700k 32gb ddr4 3200mhz ram and this board manages it all perfectly. temperatures are awesome as well, m.2 drive heatsinks is great as well as a premounted io shield.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/compare/ASUS_MAXIMUS_IX_HERO_vs_ASUS_STRIX_Z390-E/BHitems/1438191-REG_1438192-REG this link shows a more in depth comparison, but keep in mind the maximus is a bit more expensive, and it also has a rgb zone on the bottom right heatsink
motherboard is z370m msi in your parts but your photos show a strix asus board. z370 asus matx?
the msi optix in your parts list
around 480-500$ USD, amazon / newegg
node and hub are different. the node is to control the colors via icue, the hub is to plug the rgb headers into. then said hub plugs into 1 of 2 slots on the node
you can lowkey mount a 80mm fan on the back grill although no predefined fan mounts like the air 240 rear
nice build, i wouldve gone for 2x16 for better speeds using only 2 channels and then a dimm lighting kit (to fill slots for rgb but are just sticks with no ram) but seeing as this is for light stuff, this setup will work.
great build overall
its an ikea desk, he mentions exact model name as well as drawers they are mounted on a bit up in the comments
you can have 2 static colors on icue, just control drag the rgb zones. do the outer ring first then do the inner ring
i believe its a logitech g703 white
its an ikea desk, scroll up a bit in the comments and he has answered it a couple times
https://imgur.com/a/XgqyOYH hope this helps, he posted this a bit back when another user asked about radiator
https://imgur.com/a/2wSGgTd (showing connections)
https://imgur.com/a/XgqyOYH he posted this imgur link a bit back. its up in comments as well
140s have issues going on bottom (or rather tight for mitx), 120s should be fine
it comes with 2, 1 in front, another on top for exhaust
wallpaper engine on steam
lighting node pros/commander pros to the usb 2.0 on the board most likely. currently doing the same for my build (or will do same rather) deciding between itx board and matx board
Amazing first time project! love the shield integration into cooler. and yes ahaha looks or performance in the case of modding xD.
overall, very well done, awesome that you shouted out who helped/provided mod services so that we can contact them for our own projects if need be and congrats on the feature!
check out Jayztwocents on how to build a pc, linus techtips or bitwit has very in depth video tutorials as well.
the samsung 970 evo plus is a much faster M.2 than the WD 500gb Blue. The 970 evo is slightly more but the performance and speeds are phenomenal
how is that monitor?
thank you for this build post. I am currently considering this case (over the air 540) and have been seeing alot more insightful pics from you and other builders of this case. The dust filters on most of the vents/holes are a plus as well as the drive cages at the back/opposite chamber whereas the 540 had the HDD drives at the bottom (WITH NO FILTER)