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I have always been a huge fan of Destiny, and also came over to the PC gaming side a few years prior. My first rig was a very intro level 970/4690k pairing, with a 550W power supply, so no real overclocking was performed. However, I am now older, albeit no too much wiser, but I'm a software developer now, and have a little money to spend on parts. With the (sketchy) release of the RTX series, and the grim future of imported PC part prices, I decided I would have a little fun and splurge on a tower build that could let me experience the world of 4k gaming on some decent hardware.

The main idea behind the cosmetics was to pay homage to one of my favorite moments in all gaming. When I was a sophomore in college, I was having a really rough time socially and emotionally. I tried many things to get out of my own head. But then I tried out this game I was hearing so much about. Of course I mean Destiny, and I immediately fell in love with it.

This tower is built to share a color scheme with the Arcadia Class Jumpship. The broken down scrapper ship you get as your first vehicle to travel the system. I was so stunned with how captivating the art was of finding the sun pouring in over the old worn metal of the ship, I don't think I ever got rid of it. It was my Serenity and I was content. Also, I play a warlock to this day, so I had to give it a nice little class emblem to add spice. The cutouts are backed by hot glue formed to shape to diffuse the light strips behind the the front panel. Its my first attempt to mod a case, so I left it very basic. I also own a cheap 3D printer, so I designed and printed the vented grates on the top front panels. I'm debating getting a HAKKE vinyl graphic to stick on the back or maybe a Vanguard logo to match the colors. Either way, just for some spice.

The Toshiba M.2 gives it lightning startup times, and the RTX 2080 lets me play Destiny 2 at max settings at 4k at 55-65 frames on average. Once we see what kind of performance RTX provides when games start patching in RTX features, I'll consider a beefy power supply/liquid cooling upgrade to push the most power out that I can.

Hope this was enjoyable for you all. I'm newer here as far as the community, so hey, glad to be here.

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Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 4 points

at least its not dedicated to a Titan

  • 17 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm newer here as far as the community, so hey, glad to be here.

Well, then welcome aboard.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

N I C E.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

You've got a pretty good Mobo. Get a AIO or a beefy air cooler and you can overclock that 8600k to like 4.8 without delid :D you're fine with that CPU. Nice build!

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Love Destiny as well, more pics please! Where did you get the stickers?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Instead of getting an RTX 2080 why not get a GTX 1080Ti and upgrade your processor and/or your RAM to 3000Hz

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I can kind of see where you are coming from, but I can kind of see it both ways. I guess it really depends on what the author plans to do with his system. If it is purely a gaming rig, I don't think he'll see much difference with an upgraded processor. Though downgrading to the 1080Ti allows you to focus some money in different parts of the build, I don't necessarily thing it is a bad thing. It is just one of those pick your poisons type of deals.

I will agree with you that the memory is a little underwhelming though. OP, unless you got the memory for almost nothing, or significantly cheaper, you might want to see if you can get another set instead. At the $130 range, you can easily find a nice set of 3000mhz or faster memory.

Otherwise, the build looks great. You definitely can step up to the 9th gen processor (and more/faster memory) if you need a little more kick to your system, especially since the Z370 will support 9th gen with a BIOS update.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

The Viper was the best buy I could find at that moment, but I'm planning on shopping around more for that good 3k plus ram. My goal is to sauce up my old rig and surprise the lady friend with it for her birthday, so the viper will just carry over. But I am for sure looking for better ram as we speak haha

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

THIS HAS GOT TO BE MY FAVORITE BUILD EVAAAAAAAAAAA +100000

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat story. Dat colourscheme. _