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Hey there, this is my first desktop PC I've ever owned. Coming from a 60Hz 14" laptop screen with a 6 year old GPU to a 144Hz Freesync 27" monitor is insane.

When building this, I really wanted it to have a good aesthetic but I didn't want to get too crazy with custom water loops and all that. I really, really like how it ended up.

There were a few kinks in the way, my motherboard came defective the first time with the wifi chip not working, but amazon sent me a new one real quick! Also just in general it was a learning experience, I ******* hate 24 pin connectors!

Worth every cent to me. I'm gonna keep this thing running for as long as I can, and it's super nice because I can just swap out a part whenever. I love the case.

I have yet to run a full on stress test on this thing yet, but at 100% gpu usage I was seeing a max temp of about 65*C when playing some games for a while. Definitely in love with this thing!

Also, sorry for the potato pics I'll add better ones soon :)

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Best motherboard for its price bracket in terms of VRMs. Software isn't amazing but I can put up with it just for how good the price is. Motherboard looks good with a vertical GPU setup and the black PCB is really nice. Took a star off cause the first one that I got had defective wifi chip but besides that the new board is excellent!

Storage

Great price to performance compared to Samsung's 970 EVO if you can find it on one of the many frequent sales.

Storage

Loudest part of my build, but it does whats advertised. Overpriced for what it is, but no other hard drive has a warranty this long, and I don't **** with storage

Video Card

If you're gonna buy this 2070 super over another one, get it for the looks. It's sexy as hell especially with a vertical mount.

I got about 65-68*C max on this thing with 100% usage. Super quiet too

Case

Beautiful case. There's lots of cases that have the dual tempered glass setup but this is the only case I know of that has the bottom like that. Almost looks like a display case! Super nice and may be called overpriced but actually a deal if you were planning on buying AER RGB fans and a hue 2 in the first place. Worth every cent

Monitor

I got a good deal on it ($70 off when it literally just came out) and to me it's completely worth it. 27", IPS, 144Hz, lowest total input lag of any monitor with the same specs (check out hardwareunboxed), and it's only downside is poor contrast ratio which isn't even that much lower than comparable monitors in the price segment.

Perfect colours, no BLB, some IPS glow but minimal, and a surprisingly good stand though it can't swivel. 10/10 if you pay MSRP it's also cheaper than the Aorus, and overpriced 4 year old Asus monitor

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Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I used to think that the h510 elite looked unappealing imo, this build changed my mind. Good work +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

No problemo

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I think everyone should build as they want to with their priorities. Some people go for better performance, others go for aesthetics, but this is a perfect example of pure balance between performance and aesthetics. That case is **** btw. Really nice work. +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Like your build, it's awesome! :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build! Definitely going to recreate it myself

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Cheers man

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Superb build!

How is the 650W PSU holding up?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And it's perfect. I don't think I've gone over 430W

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I'm thinking of getting this case, how did you manage to mount your GPU vertically? I've only ever seen people mount horizontally with the H510 Elite.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! You can mount vertically (the case has vertical PCIe brackets) but by default it's very close to the glass so your GPU gets a lot hotter.

I bought a cablemod vertical PCIe bracket conversion kit, so I lost all horizontal PCIe slots but it's worth it for me. I lose maybe 2-3*C (negligible) in performance and it looks a lot cleaner IMO.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I LOVE THIS BUILD! I’m fixing to pull the trigger on mine, and I want a white and black build for Star Wars theme. Your build is perfect!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

💪💪💪

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

How good is the H510 elite for cable management? I am going to do my first ever pc build early next year and want a case that looks nice but is easy to work in. Also, what fans come included with the case? Does the case have an RGB controller or a fan hub of some kind?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good! If you look at a review for the h500 it's literally that but with a better hub + front tempered glass. There's 2 AER RGB fans included in the case which is nice, but the fans included in the back are not good (since no PWM control and they're loud). There is a hub with 3 plug ins for the fan, so I have the two fans at the back plugged into that for software control, and the other 2 at the front plugged into my kraken. There is 2 slots for RGB so I daisy chained the 4 fans to one slot and the LED strip to the other

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Dope build, thinking about doing a very similar one. Why did you use a separate vertical GPU mount instead of the built in one?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I used a seperate one because the one that comes with the case brings the GPU way too close to the glass not letting it breathe. With the seperate one I see at most 2C warmer, but if it was the built in one it prob woulda been like 8C hotter minimum.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah got it thanks

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi you have a beautiful configuration ! Actually i'm doing a similar configuration and i just want to know something i have the same case and i bought 2 fan (NZXT AER 120MM) like you, but whe you connect the rgb of the extra fan ?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, so the case comes with 2 ports for RGB with the controller at the back. Basically, I daisy chained up all 4 RGB fans (there's an in and an out port on each fan, if you look you'll see what I mean, it's kinda hard to explain) and you can connect all the fans together into port 1 for the RGB. Then, there's the last RGB port and I just connected the LED strip that's at the top to it.

Look at this link for what I mean: https://i.imgur.com/Jlxfj3K.jpg

So basically, I connect 4 of my RGB fans like this, and then with the last fan I connected I used the cable to connect to the smart device found within the case (which needs to be connected to the motherboard but it's self explanatory)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the response i understood! But in my case i’ve forget to say i havé à Kraken 😅

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, for the kraken, all you should connect to besides the motherboard, is the two fans on the front with the radiator. The other two fans (the back and top) should be connected to the smart hub within the case. The RGB from all 4 fans should still connect to the smart hub. The RGB and the fan control are seperate connectors.

So, RGB daisy chain -> smart hub

Fan connectors -> kraken (for the front 2 fans)

The other two fans should connect to the smart hub under FAN 1 and FAN 2

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, do you need to buy a Pci Riser to put the gpu vertically?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes you need a PCIe riser cable of you were to mount vertically but the cablemod expansion kit I got came with one.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Clean af perfect build!!! +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hey man! Congrats on the gorgeous build, I've been looking into these cases (H510/H710/etc) because honestly? They're just gorgeous to look at and I was wondering if you could answer a couple of questions?

First I was wondering, did you daisy chain all four RGB fans together? Or did you do the two by the kraken and then the two exhaust?

And secondly, the cablemod aio sleeves, are they just sleeves that go around the original tubing or to they replace the original tubing?

Thank you so much! Again, phenomenal build, one of the more attractive ones out there right now.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliments!

The H510 elite comes with a smart hub for 2 RGB connections and 3 fan connections.

I daisy chained the RGB of all four fans to the first RGB port, and the LED strip that came with the case I put into the second RGB port since you can't daisy chain that with the fans.

For the Fan port, I plugged the two fans at the back into FAN1 and FAN2. FAN3 is not used as the two fans at the front where the radiator is are plugged into the kraken as it functions as a seperate hub for those 2 fans for the radiator (if this doesn't make sense let me know)

The cablemod AIO sleeves are simply just a sleeve that goes around the original tubing. Yeah, it's overpriced since it's a glorified sock, but I think it looks great!

Thanks again

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Awesome Bro, I am working on my first build too and we are almost doing the same build. I love the case. Hit me up. I would love to pick your brain about a few things.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sure thing man appreciate it.

Let me know if you need anuthing

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build! I just got a H510 Elite and Kraken X62 for a new build. Can't wait to get started. Quick question: did you just use the case-supplied AER RGB fans on the X62 radiator as opposed to the ones it comes with?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I used the two RGB fans that came with the case but it shouldn't matter too much performance wise

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Looks dope! But why did you route the 24pin like that. I would of put it under NZXT's cable hider.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I did just that, but I like the look of the 24 pin wrapped around more :)