Aurora Borealis

by BloodSenpai Posted on: 10/13/2020

Build Description

I built Aurora Borealis originally to replace my console as the 30 fps in destiny started giving me headaches, I primarily play Destiny 2 or Elder Scrolls Online or the occasional game of call of duty with friends, I do stream some as well, i tend to have issues with quality of the stream if im playing Destiny and call of duty but other games I don't have too many problems with. The cpu I'm using is an i5 9400f that is just a stand in until i can afford an i9 9900k, the motherboard is a gigabyte z390 aorus pro wifi which i dont plan on upgrading anytime soon, I'm running 16gb of Gskill Trident z rgb ram clocked at 3200mhz, my case is the Lian Li o11 dynamic, my cpu cooler is just a cooler master hyper t4 I had from a previous build, the graphics card is an EVGA gtx 1070 (the blower style i originally planned on watercooling but my budget forbade that), for the power supply I went with the Gskill ripjaws PS850P 850w since I didn't want to have to upgrade the psu later, I currently have 2 SSDs(non nvme but 2.5in sata unfortunately) and 2 HDDs totaling to around 4.5tb, I have 3 corsair LL120s I plan to move them back to the top when time permits, 3 of the arctic 120s at the top currently and 2 on my cpu cooler. As for my upgrade path I already said the cpu, and I want to get some more LL120 fans so they all match as well as get some sleeved cables(originally planned to sleeve them myself but couldn't find wiring diagrams for my psu, if someone happens to find it let me know because I still want to sleeve my own cables), I hope to get either an RTX 3070 or 3060 later on, update to an nvme m.2 ssd for my boot drive to remove some of the cable mess, I might get another 16gb kit of trident z memory, I need proper led strips as I repurposed some cheap automotive leds that are controlled from a tiny remote, once I upgrade the gpu I am going to make another acrylic backplate as the one I have already made will more than likely not fit, I plan on getting an aio liquid cooler as well, I might remove my homemade decals and make some new ones but I'm not sure of the theme of the decals I want just yet or more specifically the font for the word aurora. at some point I want to make a custom loop system for Aurora with either light purple or blue pastel coolant. I have 3 different monitors and before anyone says anything I did it on purpose because they each have a purpose left=1440p for content creation, middle=high refresh rate 1080p gaming, right=small display for when I'm streaming old gamecube games. I have the razer Nari essential headphones, blackwidow lite with orange switches, and I do plan on making some resin keycaps, as well as a corsair Dark core pro mouse. I do have a desk boom mic but for the life of me I can't find the box so I don't know exactly what it is. I ended up adding extra dust filters since my computer is near my workshop. It also has an added external power button that I put on the far left of my desk. sidenote:I'm not a great photographer so don't expect too much there.

Favorite Feature

Honestly I like how it looks, later it will look better though. I couldn't choose just one thing unfortunately as the whole process is fun and interesting from planning the build to getting the parts to actually building to overclocking and using it. Its just a lot of fun.

Parts contained in build

i5-9400f
Qty: 1 $120.00
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $189.99
gtx 1070
Qty: 1 $220.00
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
Qty: 1 $81.99
Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $139.99
G.Skill 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
G.Skill 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $129.99
stand in for the platinum efficiency
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Universal CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Universal CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $39.99
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $54.99
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $54.99
Inland Professional 240GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (240G)
Inland Professional 240GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (240G)
Qty: 1 $27.99
Inland Professional 480GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (480G)
Inland Professional 480GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (480G)
Qty: 1 $47.99