Slight change of plan for my desktop/gaming PC

As I’m not going to be near the current desktop PC for a while, I decided to build up the bits I have incoming into a proper PC here. It’s still a bit of a behemoth, so I think I should continue with that name for this instance.

Spec sheet:

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900x; 12C/24T 3.8-4.6 GHz, 70Mb cache
  • 16Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3600 CL22 RGB
  • Corsair H115i Pro 2x140mm AIO closed-loop watercooler
  • Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming motherboard
  • Asus RTX 2080 DUAL O8G EVO graphics card
  • Corsair Force MP510 960Gb NVMe SSD
  • Corsair HX1200i PSU with red/black Cablemod Pro cables
  • Asus ROG Strix XG32VQR 1440p 144Hz 32″ monitor

Accidentally a complete Asus-Corsair build. Further additions to come:

  • (From the current desktop build being upgraded from)
  • 240Gb Sandisk SSD
  • 480Gb Samsung 860 Evo SSD
  • 2x 6Tb WD Black spinning rust drives, software RAID1.
  • DVD/RW Sata optical drive
  • (upgrade enhancements)
  • 2x16Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3600 RGB to total 48Gb
  • Asus BD-Ray burner optical drive.
  • Addressable RGB LED strips to illuminate the case internally
  • Asus Xonar DX soundcard or, possibly a USB 5.1 sound card.

The build appears to be a very stealthy one so far, with all of the components being black with dark grey accents – well at least when any RGB is switched off! It’ll be very interesting to see how I can hide the RGB strips to ensure best illumination without seeing the LEDs. I’ll be going for red lighting anyway.

E5-1680v2 current setup benchmarks via RDP connection:

  • CPUMark 10693 (65%)
  • MemoryMark 1956 (32%)
  • DiskMark 3626 (50%)
  • 2dMark 553 (53%)
  • 3dMark
  • PassMark 3975 (partial)

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