As soon as I completed this build, back in July (it is September now, en), I had a lot of problems with the FE RTX 2070 SUPER, and had to RMA the card 2 times. So, after all, I tested 3 FE cards. And none worked. Maybe I'm just unlucky.
Thought it could be the RAM, the PSU, the MOBO, drivers, Windows... I tried everything. In these months I replaced the PSU and the MOBO, just to discover that they were not involved on the GPU misfunction. Maybe.
Few days ago I decided to buy a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC WHITE, just to try...
Well, it works! No crashes, no problems, no windows instability. The new card just works fine! And with better temperatures. Just a bit noisy, mostly because I'm using a super-conservative fans profile.
This is my first build after a long, very long, time. I have started to plan this more or less one year and half ago, reading a lot and copying on this site. I have bought part after part, month by month, and now finally I have my gaming rig. And I love it :)
(Thanks pc part picker, thanks guys, I have learned a lot, and I have still much to learn!)
I wanted a fast, compact and durable and scalable gaming rig. No need to stream, work, video editing. Just gaming and some spreadsheets (you know: family budget, bills...). I'm a graphic designer and I wanted something clean, elegant, but with a touch of color. Something to put in front of my couch, beside my TV, looking good and cheerful. Something that my girlfriend didn't hate. (She hate it, btw.)
CASE I liked the NZXT H200i design the very first time I saw it. And it has the very same width of my TV bench. I found a bit tricky the cable management inside that little, maybe because I'm a newbie. The led stripe are quite easy to set up (no work needed, it is all set up...) and with CAM software (I know it is not the best) it is easy to turn this beauty in an efficient table lamp, very usefull when you watch a movie.
Just a bit to small for aGigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC WHITE. I'm planning to find a small case, but with at least 4 Full-Height Expansion Slots.
CPU COOLER AND FANS I choosed Cryorig because to me those fans looks better than NZXT's fans. And the H7 works great. It is just a bit too big for the h200i, and it was hard to put it in place and have some room to fix the MOBO to the case. I will go for a liquid cooler, maybe next year.
CPU I needed nothing more than a cheap and fast cpu for gaming. I went for Intel just because last pc I build, back in 2001, mounted an Intel Pentium Something.
MOBO I didn't have much choice, I went for MSI because of the price. Seems a good choice to me.
I've been lucky. I was planning to buy a rtx2070 last year. I wanted the best, but no budget for the 2080. The day my paycheck arrived was the 9th of July: I went to NVIDIA web site and I bought a rtx2070 super founder edition without thinking about it. I think it is very nice looking. And it works very good too.
After 2 RMA I went for a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC WHITE, and it works better then the FE to me.
So thanks guys, I hope you like my build. It was fun to plan, read blogs, watch tutorials and save builds on this site.