This is a gaming pc used primary for sim racing. Why that name? Well, I'm a registered nurse by profession and I named all the PCs in the house as medications used in emergency situations. My gaming PCs which are always the most powerful in the house is named after the most powerful emergency medication. This one is 2.0 because its the second iteration of this build. The first one had a 4790K and a gtx 980ti.
I wanted this build to compact yet powerful. It is Corsair/MSI build with a black, white, and something in between (grey) color scheme. Some of the parts where reused from the last build so the build cost wasnt incured all at once.
For core components, I'm upgrading to the 8700K to help with higher frame rates for future 144Hz triple monitors and improved performance when streaming. Thankfully, MSI's only mATX board currently in production matched my color scheme. I got the memory because it was on sale, and decided later to add the led mod kit. I'm hoping for good temps with the corsair water cooler and upgraded fans. For the chassis, I've been into box cases lately because of the horizontal layout. I knew this case was going to be tight for the components chosen, but i figure i could make it work. I cut a hole connecting two of the grommeted wire routing holes to be able to put the hybrid cooler for the graphics card in the basement. Its a tight squeeze, the hose is stretched, and there's lots of cables in basement so we'll see what temps look like. The power supply is one i got a while ago for gtx 680 sli. It still works so I'm still using it. The 1080ti is most powerful and reasonable single card solution for the high resolution high frame rates I'm shooting for so thats what i got. The hybrid solution should keep temps and clocks stable with no throttling. I also have an add-on sound card for simvibe (vibration transducer software) and a pcie usb card for several peripherals i use for sim racing. The commander pro will control leds and fans (@40 or 50%) through the Link software. This is the first build where I've actually paid attention to esthetics. So i tried to do easy matching color, even with the cable extensions.