Description

Note: I say $2000 because that is exactly what I spent on all the parts. I utilized flash sales, Ebates, Groupon, etc to save the money.

Note #2: I kinda splurged on the GPU, so a 1080 or a 1070 would have suited just fine.

Note #3: This is my first PC build

Inspiration: Bitwit's January PC of the month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rBQCTpq72A

Part Reviews

CPU

Though a bit warm, can easily game at 5 GHz. I leave it at 4.4 just because...

CPU Cooler

Looks amazing and performs beyond expectations

Motherboard

Beautiful. I love the TUF design.

-1: Aura software was unnecessarily difficult to find.

Video Card

Can't say enough good things about it!

Case

Stunning case! I love the TG so much!

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 5 points

A simple and clean color scheme. Beautiful and a great build you've done. Plus one!

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks so much!

  • 28 months ago
  • 5 points

Simple. To the point. Powerful. Elegant.

Great build! +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I agree!

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm loving the all black interior

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! It's simplistic, but it makes the RGB effects of the other components really pop.

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Like a black canvas... Nice

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Precisely. What do you think about adding an RGB led strip on the front side, just on the inside past the glass panel, just behind the front I/O. Idk if it will ruin the effect.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

You could. My main build is now led free and my inwin 303 I just use led strip with remote but keep it blue with one small strip. I try to tone down the lighting effects a little

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I think its good the way it is actually. Some of the RGB builds are too colorful and rainbowie, nice to see a clean build with a perfect amout of lighting. I really wish I could trade my corsair for that NZXT though!!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I agree :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Good to see people going for the Enthoo Pro M TG case! I think it's quite underrated, although I would like to have seen two SSD bays included rather than just one. How's the case treating you noise wise so far?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought it was so underrated as well! I could not be more impressed with it. I'm not sure about the SSD "bays" you mention however. There were two HDD bays in the bottom front portion of the case, which I removed to make room for the 280mm rad. I do believe that there is more than 1 SSD mounting point, but this doesn't really bother me because I'm taking advantage of the M.2 port on the MB.

Update I confirmed that there are 2 SSD mounting locations: 1 on the front bottom, and also one on the back of the panel which the MB is on. (There might actually be 2 on the back)

As for the noise, it does get relatively loud under load. Right now typing this up, however, it gives a pleasant hum of a champion.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Oops! My mistake, I meant SSD brackets lol! There's only one included, right? And 3 mounting points (one in the front and two in the back) I think!

I guess it's difficult to keep any system quiet under load really. I have been looking at sound dampened cases such as the Eclipse P400S and Fractal Design's cases but the P400S is lacking in functionality compared to the Enthoo Pro M and Fractal Design haven't released any Define cases with tempered glass. Such a shame! :P

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes only one SSD bracket is included. A simple $9 on amazon can get you a double bracket tho!

Personally noise is definitely not an issue. I'd rather it be loud and proud :P

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

It say SuperNOVA G2, but picture of G3?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed :) I believe at the time I added it to the parts list, the G3 was not an option.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Is it just me, or does your tempered glass window look like it has a very dark tint to it? I'm planning on buying the same case, and from all the pictures I've seen, the tint is very minimal, nothing compared to what your's looks like.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I think mine just looks that way because there is a lot of light in the room and so little inside the case. This is the same concept with tint in cars. But yeah its got a decent amount of tint on it imo.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it dude! I just have to ask, how did you manage the big z33 subwoofer?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

If you look at the 5th and 6th pics you can see a black box touching the rear of the monitor's stand. Thats the sub. It worked out perfect because I have about 12 in of space behind my monitor even with the sub there and I can also stuff wires and stuff behind it.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Great idea dude. I love the setup.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you use an optical drive in the top 5.25 bay with that radiator in that case?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Reminds me of bitwit/Kyle !

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Just read the description... I'm smart..

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Genius

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

How'd you get free windows 10 pro?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Turns out the staff delete comments of me explaining it. Sorry!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build man, bit late but did you individually set the colors of your liquid cooler and 1080ti in the first picture, or did you sync them, if synced, what software did you use? Thanks :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! Sorry there's very different software for the two. I had to individually set the colors.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice dude

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

are the Top Fans intake or exhaust?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Exhaust.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

ey what kind of keyboard is that?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L. I'm still using it a year and half later :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I was hoping to see an actual watercooling system, but apparently all you have is an AIO.....

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm so sorry you're disappointed.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

oh no you're fine man, i just got my hopes up hahahaha

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I am wondering if I can fit a HDD and CD mechanic into this build and if having 3 fans is really necessary?

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  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Is 32GB really necessary just for gaming/browsing purposes?

And honestly the only reason why I went for the 1080 ti was because I happened to get it when it FIRST went on preorder from EVGA and I literally said to myself "screw it".

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Is 32GB really necessary just for gaming/browsing purposes?

It's certainly not necessary for such particular purposes. Eight between sixteen gigabytes of memory is plentiful for gaming and surfing on the internet. You are most fine with your current build, which you already know. (I'm assuming you know though correct me if I am wrong.)

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

I agree. I've honestly not come close to using even 10.

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