This is an upgrade on my recent build (Silent Hunter) which was a budget gaming gear with a minimalist look. I pushed every bit out of it and I can tell you that the Ryzen 3 2200G is one of the best offers right now considering its price, BUT as I still have a 1440p 144Hz monitor it was really hard to play anything in that resolution with acceptable frame rates even on low settings.
So, I changed my mind and decided to twist it a little and make this rig a much more powerful, but still silent gaming machine instead. I didn't want to go bankrupt so I went with one of the most beautiful GeForce GTX 1070s, the EVGA FTW2 which absolutely matches with the case. Because of the forms and the typography I hunted down an EVGA CLC 240 liquid cooler (I'm really into that pump design), but I knew the stock fans would be loud, so I put a pair of Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 120mm PWM fans to my basket as well. They are not the best for radiators because of their average static pressure, but as I didn't plan to overclock my CPU I could easily sacrifice performance over silence.
Oh, the CPU, yes. Because I was really satisfied with my Gigabyte AORUS B450 I PRO WIFI motherboard, I bought the best "bang for the buck" processor on the market right now, which is the Ryzen 5 2600. As both the VGA, the motherboard and the CLC has RGB, I thought it's a good idea to change the 8GB HyperX Predator kit to a 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB one. To be honest, they look pretty dope, but I just can't feel the difference from going from 8 gigs to 16 so I might return them and keep the Predators instead. The difference can then go to my safety net budget I'm building right now :)
I'm not a professional photographer so keep that in mind when you're browsing these images. The last two photos were taken with my mobile phone and I used a very low exposure on the last shot to catch the right colors of the LEDs, the environment is much more lit in real life, but at the same time it's quite settle so it doesn't disturb anybody. The build would've been unfinished if I didn't deal with the cables - which are a bit of pain in a mini ITX case. So, I bought a black Phanteks cable extension kit and tried to hide them as much as I can although the space between the radiator and the power supply is not that huge.