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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.


Previous iterations:

4: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/kCTBD3 3: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/rVzYcf

2: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/hGYTwP 1: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/R0BERT50N/saved/CZMNQ7

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Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

bootiful +1

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Neat build, you got a super deal on the Fractal Design Define R6 :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. This case has been with me since the first iteration. Its got great airflow and plenty of space. Great for hiding cables and keeping a cool system.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

solid build. I like that CPU cooler, the OLED display is indeed very cool.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yeah, I decided to go with this cooler for its good performance and great aesthetic, even if I had to pay the ROG tax.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

this build is insane! I've followed you since the third iteration. Keep up the great work!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

np

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for Halo.

Also super clean.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Well with Halo coming back to PC on the 3rd, beginning with Reach i've got be ready!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Seccy +1

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

You definitely want to upgrade your monitors if you plan on to see the effect that running everything on higher fps

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I prefer to play games at a high resolution with stunning visuals. I don't really play FPS' or competitive games that demand a high refresh rate so 60Hz suits me fine. I tend to be able to hit 60fps on Ultra on most games at 4k.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve never seen that particular way of routing the AIO cables, but I really like it! I might copy that for my own build :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I found it perfect for keeping the AIO tubing off of the GPU backplate and away from anything obtrusive. Let me know if you use that routing and send me through your completed build, would love to take a look!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Turn the top fans around and see if there's a temp change also see if turning the back fan makes a difference. Like curent vs front intake+top exhaust+back exhaust vs front intake+ top exhaust+back intake and bench it with furmark and prime 95 at the same time...it should handle it with the AIO being and EVGA fans maxed. It should show you the max possible temps(which you probobly will never hit).

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Current vs Front+Rear Intake & Top Exhaust, results where around +5c on GPU underload. Didnt bother doing enough testing tbh. But GPU temp was notable.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build(+1) How is that quad channel working for you with Ryzen?