Recent PC Build

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#1 Sun, 10/25/2020 - 12:23
OldnAchy's picture
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Recent PC Build

I started playing PC games (mostly Halo MCC and Destiny) this summer and noticed some PC build posts here so I decided to include the one I finished this summer and am using for gaming.  Note that I can expand storage in this build with a second nvme ssd and second HDD if necessary:

Tower:  Lian Li LANCOOL 205, White Mid-Tower

Motherboard:  Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA (Includes WIFI)

CPU:  Intel I7-8700K CPU (from older desktop)

Memory:  CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)

Liquid Cooling:  CORSAIR HYDRO Series H100i PLATINUM RGB AIO (top mounted) (Pump, fan, and RGB control via ICUE software)

GPU – EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card (with RGB controlled by Precision X1)

Power Supply:  EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G5, 80 Plus Gold 850W, Fully Modular

Case Fans:  Corsair QL Fans 140 kit (2 fans) front input and 120 (single) rear exhaust


System Drive:  Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D2, QLC Internal Solid State Drive

Data HDD:  Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB 7200 RPM 3.5" Internal Bare/OEM Drive (from older desktop)

Operating System: Windows 10 (digital license)

Fan Control:  Corsair Commander Pro and RGB Hub (via ICUE software)


Don't want to jinx myself, but this build has been extremely stable since day one.  The case ventillation and H100i AIO have kept my CPU, motherboard, and RAM at good temperatures.  For example at idle CPU and GPU temperatures are around or slightly below 30C.  Motherboard and RAM temperatures are fairly consistent at 31C to 32C.  Early on I ran a 100% stress test on the CPU and it never exceeded 70C, so these days I am not concerned about overheating (although I do check now and then).

Update 07/2021:

Still working fine.  I have looked at getting a 30xx RTX GPU (I am set up for HDMI 2.1) but the availability of these gpus is almost nonexistent and the prices extremely high so I will continue at 4K/60fps (or 1080P/120fps) for now.

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:53
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Nice rig!

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 15:00
ekattan's picture
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Joined: 05/27/2005 - 23:00

That liquid cooling is an issue sometimes. I'm always gonna go for a fan. 4 degree differance is no biggie. 

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