Aurora Ether 2.0
This PC is in its 5th iteration of the Aurora build, dubbed "Ether". This iteration has seen a new motherboard, storage, additional display and some new cooling.
The new 3900x was chosen for the overwhelming power and performance. Was it necessary? No. But... who cares about necessary am I right? This chip is pure power and stands tall over my previous 2600x CPU and pretty much any standard form CPU on the market. This killer CPU is accompanied by the stunning and powerful EVGA RTX 2080. With the added room in the case, the EVGA XC Ultra with the larger heat-sink, provides flawless cooling when gaming at 4k, with temperature maxing out between 65-70c under full load. The G.Skills RAM performs and looks great. With a huge capacity 64GB, working across the many applications and multiple monitors is easy and problem free. Opted for the higher speed as recommend for Ryzen 3rd Gen. To obtain these without breaking the bank, I had to compromise on the CAS latency, which I reduced in the BIOS anyways.
The newly fitted Asus Ryujin 360 is a great upgrade from my Deepcool Captain 240. The larger radiator and the Push/Pull setup helps keep the 3900x at perfect temperatures both idle and under load. The OLED feature is very cool, providing temp readings for the CPU.
This PC takes full advantage of the graphical power via the amazing 4k IPS monitors by LG. The screens are very vivid and clear, making them optimal for all gaming and video environments. Triple screens provide full coverage during gaming and when used as a workstation. Certainly with NVIDIA Surround.
All fitted to the stunning Asus Crosshair VIII Hero Motherboard, providing high performance and with a great array of features. The ASUS bios is easy to navigate for us novices and makes overclocking and adjustments simple, while still providing every setting imaginable.
In addition to all the fancy hardware is the almost controversial RGB lighting grouped with the vivid pink paracord GPU and 24 pin cables. This pulls the components together, providing a futuristic, sleek and bright look, without going overkill. My themes tend to vary however the cyan and blue is a compelling combo.