Update: Watch the YouTube video! (https://youtu.be/nxOHOKxhjwk)
I’ve been an Intel fan for the longest time, but AMD’s Ryzen processors (on top of Intel’s horrible security patches) has made me switch over to Team Red. My latest build features the new Ryzen 7 2700X, a GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB of RAM, and of course, all the RGB you can ever have.
The CPU is cooled by the gorgeous NZXT Kraken X62, with its infinity mirror design. It’s hands-down the most beautiful AIO cooler out there on the market.
CableMod’s ModFlex cables replace the power supply’s standard cables. I wanted to stick with black to keep a neutral color that will blend with whatever theme I can set the rest of the RGB components to.
4 Thermaltake Riing Plus Premium Edition RGB fans provide adequate airflow throughout the case as well as a spectacular lighting pattern that fits in well with the rest of the build.
4 8GB modules of G.Skill’s TridentZ RGB RAM gives the system a total of 32GB of memory, great for video editing and having 400 Chrome tabs open at once.
About 2 hours of case modding allowed me to vertically mount the GPU. I’ve tested both performance and temperatures and none of them are affected by vertically mounting the graphics card.
Zotac’s version of the 1080 Ti keeps the PC silent by only activating its fans after a certain temperature has been reached instead of having it on all the time. Its RGB options are also, in my opinion, better than ASUS’s Strix version of this card.
This build sports a 500GB SSD as a boot drive for system files, 2 1TB SSDs for games and applications, and a 2TB HDD for lower priority files and documents.