Project Radiate took a year of planning, in anticipation of a big event that happened in October 2019 which is where I got the funds to build this PC. Since I already had some Corsair peripherals, I wanted to get as many corsair components as possible. It was built exactly one year after my first part list for the setup was created. The price was just under my budget of $6500.
Let's start off with FPS (ultra spec) GTAV: 80 RDR2: 75 Fortnite: 180 PUBG: 140
The reason Project Radiate got it's name is because of all the RGB the setup has.
So I wanted to choose a high end PC that would be good for playing games on high/ultra spec while streaming. I was originally going to choose the i9-9900k, but when the R9 3900x came out I decided to switch the part list over to that. For graphics I chose the 2080Ti so it could run games at ultra spec with high FPS counts.
The H150i was the best fit for this since it had an RGB pump, it is Corsair, and it would sufficiently cool the 3900X.
The 64GB ram was a little excessive I could say, but I usually like to play simulation games with high amounts of mods so the extra ram would deal with that. The 3200 MHz speed was cheap enough to stay within my budget, since the higher speeds were pretty expensive.
I was aiming to get at least 6 TB of storage, so I got the m.2 for my boot drive, the 2TB SSD for my games, and the 4TB HDD for other programs and once I start to fill up my PC that is where I would put my other games.
I got the Lian Li PC-O11D for its looks. The RGB looks very good in the case. I was thinking about the corsair 680x, although the O11D was cheaper and it overall looked better to me. Cable management was a bit of a challenge because of the limited space.
For the PSU- I wanted something that was software controllable, and the Corsair HX850i was a good fit since I wanted the build to have as much corsair stuff as possible.
The LL120s had some sick RGB lighting and it had "ok" airflow but since I have 9 of them airflow isn't a big issue. Yes, I went overkill with them. The setup for the fans is: 3 exhaust on the bottom 3 intake on the top 3 in push configuration with the H150i on the side.
I wanted a 27" 1440p IPS monitor. I am a little picky when it comes to displays. Since the Razer Raptor came out just before the time of the build, it was a good fit. I didn't care about my 2 side monitors a lot, but I wanted it to be 27" also, so the Asus VC279H was a good fit.
Well thanks for checking out my build, I really appreciate it! If you have any more questions, you can message me or ask something in the comments.