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CPU: I chose the i7 9700k because I’m only going to use it for gaming. Will never ever need all the cores Ryzen provides. I upgrade cpus every year or 2 anyway.

GPU: Not much I can say here but that it’s a beast. went with EVGA for there customer service

Mobo: Beautiful mobo, obviously overkill but I really don’t care

RAM: will def get hate for this. “If you got 16 gb you could of put the 100 dollars towards a bettER CPU!!!” Well the thing is like I said I don’t need a better cpu so I went with looks here. Don’t need 32 gb either. I’m a ***** when it comes to looks sorry!!

Cpu cooler: probably my favorite part of this build. I always went aio a in my builds. I was so scared to apply the thermal paste because aio usually have it pre installed. Everything went well and I love how this cooler looks. Go noctua!!!

HD Corsair fans: so happy I went with these over the LL fans. Absolutely stunning.

Case: Wow just wow. Talk about under rated. This was one of my hardest choices. I have a cat who tracks little like crazy and the litter is so fine it actually drops through a dust filter. My favorite case is the pc 011 and I thought it would be impossible to find a case similar to the pc 011 with the top completely sealed off. Low and behold enters antec. I found this gem on Newegg. They don’t sell it anywhere else’s. Rarely any reviews on YouTube either. It’s a shame because it’s truly beautiful and never thought I would own a antec case. Love it!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Anyway the build went great . I do have alot of OCD and anxiety. Not the joking kind. Real OCD. I have to make sure everything is perfect. I get paranoid a lot also. I remember when screwing in the fans it was so hard to screw it in. I saw a metal shaving come off the screw. The whole time I was thinking the metal shaving will go on my mobo and short it. I’m actually still terrified lol. Anyway thanks!!

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

How does that cooler cool that CPU? I also have a 9700K and have just bought a NH-D15 to keep it cool when overclocking.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Cools just fine

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting - what are the temps and what overclock do you run?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now I can’t comment on overclock because I built it yesterday and haven’t had time. It idling at 28 to 30. Playing games it maxes out at 55 degrees. I won’t be doing heavy over locking so I didn’t opt for the heavy noctua cooler where it would block the ram. It’s small this cooler but it’s definitely no slouch like the cooler master. Noctua is solid

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Also really happy I went air. Always go aio. It feels good having air. A lot less can go wrong

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, just finished a build with the 9700k and NH-D15.

Here's my temps at stock. The cooler is great and there is a lot of room for overclocking in my opinion.

CPU Stress test

Idle temp is 27 - 32 depending on ambient.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s a great cooler. It’s just too big for me. I prefer to see the whole build. Like the ram and stuff.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that using the Intel XTU stress test? I usually use Prime 95 (version 26.6 with no AVX) or the latest version if I really want to cook my CPU.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I use prime 95 when stress testing

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Why have you not pulled the GPU cables further behind the motherboard tray? Is it not possible? It looks close to touching/interfering with the fans on the bottom of your case.

Just my two cents.

Awesome build!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah 100 percent. I plan on fixing that. It’s bothering me so much. I was just excited to get this thing started. Il do it when I get home today. Thanks!!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious why you wanted the top to be sealed

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s in the description. I have a cat who uses special fine litter. It can go inside even with a dust filter. He tracks and carries it with his feet. I don’t know about you but I don’t want that in my pc

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I might have read past that lol I can see now

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it was must. That’s why I love this case. Love the Lian li dynamic but i couldn’t use it

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Love those ram sticks... pricey!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah for sure! I had to get them. So beautiful I needed to get 4 of them even if I don’t need 32gb lol. Oh also I didn’t pay that much. Not sure why pcpartpicker says that much. I paid 240

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This case looks similar to Lian li except the top. Its beautiful,congrats!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah and that’s exactly why I wanted it! My cat always dropping litter in my pc lol. Anyway thanks!!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I might copy this exactly, especially the case and fans. Looks completely sick. Where did you get those white cables? I did white cables in mine but I sleeved my own, and it was such a pain I'll never do it again.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks for the nice comment! So the cables are from antec and I got them from amazon. They are quality extension cables. The case is amazing but you can only get it on Newegg. The fans are amazing but keep in mind then HD series don’t come with a node pro or commander to control in icue. I recommend the commander because it comes with the fan controller and your gonna need that especially if you use a cpu fan cooler. Unless you wanna plug 7 fans in the fan headers on your mobo which makes it messy

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Also if you do get the commander pro it’s so big you will have to remove the ssd slots on the back to fit. You can go with the node pro and save room. I don’t use ssd so it didn’t matter for me

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I am gonna be getting a build similar to yours, is air cooling really better than aio? I am planning on getting a corsair aio, will most likely be delving into overclocking, not sure yet, do you reckon I should go air?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

There are air coolers like the Noctua NH-D15 that perform better than AIOs. I’ve always used aio but ever since getting this cooler I will never go back to aio. With aio a lot can go wrong, although rare, leaking is a possibility. Pump failure is also a possibility. Aio has extra wires so it increases the cable management required. I don’t know I just sleep better with a Fan cooler. Nothing to worry about.