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Aero Steel: The Build part 2

Once I really started the build, I got overwhelmed and dropped off. Sorry about that! In the end I blame video cards…

The video card saga: I started off with a set budget, so I picked a gigabyte 6750 XT PC which would’ve been a decent upgrade from my 5700 XT and was $389… It was already en route when I changed my mind so I had to rma

Then, after reading more and considering aesthetics of my build I started researching other options… Placed at least three other orders and cancelled them before realizing I would not be aesthetically pleased with anything less than a gigabyte aero…I also had no interest in anything other than the latest generation… After a hard debate, I went with the gigabyte RTX 4080 sorry aero oc. At that point I felt lucky to find one in stock and even at MSRP… Not my most cost effective purchase and might even be able to get it for $100 less 6 weeks later, but once you see the pictures I think you’ll see why I went here.

Here’s the first day of install as a gallery. GIGABYTE B650 AERO G AM5 LGA 1718 AMD B650 ATX Motherboard. GIGABYTE GP-UD1000GM 1000 W ATX 12V v2.31 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply. G.SKILL Trident Z5 Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR5 6000 (PC5 48000) Desktop Memory. Lian Li GALAHAD AIO 360 RGB UNI FAN SL120 EDITION WHITE – Triple 120mm Addressable RGB Fans AIO CPU Liquid Cooler. AMD Ryzen™ 9 7900X 12-Core, 24-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

The important part here was learning clearances, routing and alignment. This Evo case is a mind-blowing experience that managed to suit every need I could imagine. A lot of these options, especially the swapping of the entire case mounting to a left side view would normally take hours of manual modifications. At this point I was still battling with myself on the video card selection, waiting for white, sleeved power supply cables, multiple nvme and sata drives, a vertical mount and pcie5 extension cable…