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Project Radiate took a year of planning, in anticipation of a big event that happened in October 2019 which is where I got the funds to build this PC. Since I already had some Corsair peripherals, I wanted to get as many corsair components as possible. It was built exactly one year after my first part list for the setup was created. The price was just under my budget of $6500.

Let's start off with FPS (ultra spec) GTAV: 80 RDR2: 75 Fortnite: 180 PUBG: 140

The reason Project Radiate got it's name is because of all the RGB the setup has.

So I wanted to choose a high end PC that would be good for playing games on high/ultra spec while streaming. I was originally going to choose the i9-9900k, but when the R9 3900x came out I decided to switch the part list over to that. For graphics I chose the 2080Ti so it could run games at ultra spec with high FPS counts.

The H150i was the best fit for this since it had an RGB pump, it is Corsair, and it would sufficiently cool the 3900X.

The 64GB ram was a little excessive I could say, but I usually like to play simulation games with high amounts of mods so the extra ram would deal with that. The 3200 MHz speed was cheap enough to stay within my budget, since the higher speeds were pretty expensive.

I was aiming to get at least 6 TB of storage, so I got the m.2 for my boot drive, the 2TB SSD for my games, and the 4TB HDD for other programs and once I start to fill up my PC that is where I would put my other games.

I got the Lian Li PC-O11D for its looks. The RGB looks very good in the case. I was thinking about the corsair 680x, although the O11D was cheaper and it overall looked better to me. Cable management was a bit of a challenge because of the limited space.

For the PSU- I wanted something that was software controllable, and the Corsair HX850i was a good fit since I wanted the build to have as much corsair stuff as possible.

The LL120s had some sick RGB lighting and it had "ok" airflow but since I have 9 of them airflow isn't a big issue. Yes, I went overkill with them. The setup for the fans is: 3 exhaust on the bottom 3 intake on the top 3 in push configuration with the H150i on the side.

Monitors:

I wanted a 27" 1440p IPS monitor. I am a little picky when it comes to displays. Since the Razer Raptor came out just before the time of the build, it was a good fit. I didn't care about my 2 side monitors a lot, but I wanted it to be 27" also, so the Asus VC279H was a good fit.

Well thanks for checking out my build, I really appreciate it! If you have any more questions, you can message me or ask something in the comments.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

amazin

you might want a 4k 60hz or 1080p 144hz monitor for that beast

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking about a 4k 144hz but it was way out of my price range, and 60hz is not a lot. I'll definitely think about upgrading in the future.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks really cool, nice work!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I appreciate the support!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build but you need to play in 1440 or 4k coz you have a beast!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The razer raptor (my center monitor) is 1440p 144hz. Those 1080p monitors are my side monitors and I didnt really care what resolution they were.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

RGB REEE Great Build. Deepcool also makes three fan packs that are cheaper and perform better.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Well again, I wanted to have most of my parts corsair so the LL120s were my best fit. And I have 9 of them so cooling isnt a huge issue.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

2080 Ti for 1080p monitors?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The razer raptor is 1440p 144hz. That is my center monitor, my 1080p monitors are just my side monitors and I didnt really care what res they were.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick Corsair build BriLila. Might I suggest you change top fans to exhaust and bottom filters to intake as we all know heat rises. Also there's the Dell S2719DGF 27" 155Hz 1440p TN monitor out there for around 320€ which I think you should consider upgrading to. I have one & am very satisfied with its performance & affordability.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The razer raptor is 1440p 144hz. The 1080p ones are my side monitors and I didnt really care what resolution they were.

I'm going to switch them later, I figured I should put the bottom ones on exhaust for the RGB so they look good for the pictures.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

As to the heat rises comment, the amount that heat will rise is negligible when compared to the forced convection from 6 fans. I think it could improve GPU temp to swap them both around because then you'll be blowing air directly into your GPU fans from the bottom of the case, instead of blowing air into the backplate of the GPU and pulling air away from the GPU fans.

At the end of the day, if you're going for aesthetics and your GPU temps are fine then you could just leave it as is.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I was thinking the same thing. I'm probably gonna do that or I may save up and get the new QL corsair fans since those have RGB rings on both sides.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend just doing a temperature test to see if you actually get a different result with the two sets of fans switched around, because you may not actually get any benefit from changing the direction of flow.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, I'll do one later and I'll see what it comes out to.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the fans did actually look good in that configuration. Cheers!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

that aorus card is meant to be in a vertical mount!!

wutever tho its your money

nice build I'm going with the same case

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I know, although I did want that PCI capture card. Maybe in the future I'll giveaway the pci capture card and get a USB one and get the vertical mount.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Can that motherboard support all those fans or did you need 1-2 fan cable splitters? Tasty build mate.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I used 2 corsair commander pros for the PWM connectors and 2 corsair RGB LED hubs for the LEDs.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your reply, it's helped a lot.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

144hz minimum my guy, upgrade from 60