CPU: Intel Core i5 9600k
For the CPU in this build Intel’s latest release at the top of their i5 lien-up is the perfect fit! With a base clock speed of 3.7GHz and boost speed of 4.6GHz, this i5 9600K chip boasts impressive single threaded performance. You also get 6 cores, with hyperthreading which covers multi threaded performance nicely!
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i Platinum
For the CPU cooler in this build the new Corsair H100i RGB Platinum is the new king of 240mm AIO’s. Superb performance, with stunning RGB aesthetics make it the perfect pick! You can find my full review of the cooler here.
Motherboard: ASUS TUF Z390M PRO Gaming (Wi-Fi)
The latest addition to the ASUS motherboard lineup sits on Intel’s new Z390 chipset and provides a packed feature set. The ASUS TUF Z390M Pro Gaming not only boasts WiFi, but also dual channel memory, CPU & RAM overclocking and features a conclusive rear IO!
RAM: Corsair RGB Pro 16GB White (2 x 8GB)
Corsair’s new RGB RAM looks the part, and performs admirably. Available in a range of speeds, this DDR4 3000Mhz kit is quick, comes in 2 colours (Black or White), and looks fantastic with an obscenely bright RGB strip up top!
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM
For the mass storage in this builld I opted for a 2TB Seagate Barracuda. With plenty of room for all of your games, movies and music in a standard 3.5” form factor it’s a great value addition to this build.
SSD: ADATA SX8200 Pro 500GB
For the fast SSD storage in this build a 500GB drive from ADATA is the perfect solution! This new SX8200 Pro drive comes in a range of capacities, utilises the M.2 interface and boasts speeds up to 3.5GB/s!
GPU: MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB
For the graphics card I selected the MSI RTX 2070 8G ARMOR card! Supporting ray tracing, and built upon Nividia’s latest GPU architecture, this card is a real beast! The black and white color scheme also fits perfectly with this build.
Case: Corsair 280X White
This case, boy oh boy. The Corsair 280X is a stunning chassis! While not particularly small for the Micro ATX form factor, the 2 compartment design seperates the PSU from the motherboard and GPU to aid cooling. The RGB version of this case also looks stunning, while boasting some decent airflow!
PSU: Corsair RM850X White
For the final part in this build, the power supply, I selected the Corsair RMx series 850W power supply. With an 80+ Gold certification, fully modular interface and silent Zero RPM fan mode you can’t ask for much more. Oh, and it has individually sleeved white power supply cables!