After living with the all-mighty FX-6300 for about 6 years, finally decided it was high time to upgrade my game/powershell-ing station - the White Horse, named after one of the best Need for Speed songs I've heard, by Goldfrapp
When choosing the overall design there was no question to go with white/black everything, seeing as my last build, a white NZXT S340 based on said FX and a 750Ti, had to be sold for multiple reasons.
If we were to go in specifics, the case is a sleek-looking NZXT H500i - chose it for the good memories i had from the S340, and also the built-in controller and LED's, as I knew i would want to change the accents from time to time.
For the base of the build, I chose an ASUS Prime x470 Pro motherboard, mainly because of the white theme, subtle, yet eye-catching LED's, controlled by AURA sync, and a well reviewed VRM
CPU - Ryzen 5 2600, cause I didn't want to pay for the improved stock cooler, that I wouldn't be using anyways, and frankly, just didn't need the OC headroom, kept cool by my all-time favourite AIO - Deepcool's Captain EX240, sporting the awesome looking tube design.
RAM time - seeing as where I live, all the usual RGB RAM options start from about 160-200 euros, had to search for alternatives. Almost went for some good-looking Crucial sticks, but found my now fav's - the Team T-Force Delta RGB's, finished in stunning white and a nice looking price to boot.
For power, a lovely little Cooler Master Semi-Modular 500w PSU, nothing really special about it, just had a good deal
Last, but not least, the GPU - an RTX 2060 by Gigabyte. This was a no-brainer for me - wanted the ray-tracing support in case it really takes off, wanted 3 coolers, and wanted it in WHITE, which, turns out, isn't really that common.
As for the assembly itself, I can't stop raving about how easy it was to do in the H500 - all the wire management options, little nooks & crannies for zip-ties - easy, fast, and most of all fun to do with my 3 year old. Also, being my first AIO, the captain had me worried at the start, but an OK info sheet, and some brainstorming made it easier to install. The only real hiccup I had was the RGB software for the GPU, seeing as it just didn't work - didn't detect the GPU, but DID detect the RAM...and turned off it's LED's .
As for the future, only thing I can think of right now would be to order some white or white/black PSU extensions, and maybe another gamerstorm fan for the back.
Now for the meat of it - performance: On Heaven Benchmark, 1080p w/ 8x AA @ fullscreen, Ultra quality and extreme tessellation, averaged 96,8 FPS with a score of 2439 On AC:Odyssey - Very High @ 1440p - 51 FPS 3DMark - Time Spy, with a a score of 7427
UPDATE: Did some light OC'ing - CPU up to 3.85GHz, +100 to GPU's core and memory. The result is really nice - Rise of the Tomb Raider @ 1440p with all maxed, except purehair set to medium, went from 65 fps, all the way to 81fps !