Hello, guys here’s my first new gaming pc which I built at the beginning of 2019. I have been gaming on consoles for the last 10 years and I really wasn't happy with my current Xbox one s performance for many games so I decided that I was going to build myself a PC. While the Xbox one x is a big upgrade from the S model the devs still don't get that 60fps is much more important than having 4k for many people and it doesn't really give the gamer the option to choose a lot of the time.
I wanted to go with a black and white simple theme build which looked clean but I also wanted a small case that’s why I went with the phanteks Entho evolve mini itx case because it just looks slick. The tempered side panel is a great addition to this great case.
The last time I looked at pc parts the fans Noctua made were still the nasty brown colour but when I recently saw they had fans that weren’t that colour I had to get them. The fact that they had customisable rubber pads for the corners was also a bonus for me. These fans are almost silent and push a good amount of air.
Ram is ram and I went with the Corsair vengeance ram in white because it’s low profile and also looks great. I didn’t want to go overboard with the RGB.
The Noctua NH-U12S SE is an excellent cooler and it helps keep my Ryzen at 32 degrees Celsius idle and 55 degrees Celsius under load. Noctua also has these chromax heat sink covers which I bought to help keep the look of this build tidy and in sync with the other components.
The FE Editon RTX 2070 looks so nice and premium that I could resist buying it. The metal housing that it sits in and the dual fan design was a plus for me. The cooling on this card is also great. It runs 25 degrees idle and 60 degrees under load.
I used white cable extensions along with black cable combs to add some contrast in the cables. I was going to get a white Corsair PSU but I had bad experiences with faulty Corsair PSUs and coil whine when using their power supplies so I just got an EVGA PSU and no problems so far. I might consider wrapping the front side of the PSU white just so it can match everything else.
The motherboard was a bit pricey but it had everything I needed apart from fan headers. The mobo only comes with 1 header to connect any case fans and even a fan splitter wasn't enough as I had three case fans. I had to buy a fan hub in the end and it does the job.
I tried my best with cable management but my motherboard had a few connection points which weren't exactly in the best of places as it was a mini ITX.
Overall the whole build went relatively smoothly and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Hope you guys like it to. It is my first gaming PC so take it easy on me.
Anyway, thanks for viewing my build guys and please leave any comments or suggestions you have.