This build was completed in late July of 2019 shortly after my 17th birthday but I wanted to use it for a significant amount of time before uploading it here.
The Absolute Unit is my first foray into PC building. I built her first outside of the case and it took me a few hours. I realized that after every video I had watched, I still had no idea how to power her on without the case. I hit up a friend and he showed me how to short the front mobo pins with a screwdriver. Pretty soon after building I realized that I had no way of controlling all my fans without a commander pro and replacing the case fans. I ended up falling down the glowy Corsair RGB rabbit hole and I have absolutely no idea how much I spent. I have the GPU and motherboard LED's off, so every single light in her is controlled by iCue. It is far from the worst software I have ever used and to this day I still enjoy making new RGB profiles, it's really fun. This build certainly kicked off a fun hobby of mine. I've built three of rigs, I enjoy doing it immensely.
Her primary use is gaming. I mainly just play Minecraft and low quality Steam games and I played Modern Warfare and Battlefield 5 before getting bored with how terrible AAA games are nowadays. I'm looking forward to the release of Halo 2 Anniversary, I can't wait to see how the remastered cut scenes will look on PC. Outside of gaming, I use Ableton Live hooked up to my keyboard to practice at night without waking the entire house up.
I feel satisfied, however my next build I do plan on avoiding RGB at all costs if in 5 years it is anything like it is now. The cable management, simply put, is awful, iCue is a measurable performance drop, and all of it is overpriced. I don't quite remember why I felt it so necessary to buy everything from Corsair. My past self clearly had goals beyond my present understanding lol.
Haven't had any problems, I believe I won the lottery because I have a very stable 5.0 ghz on it.
Keeps my 9700k really cool on a decently harsh OC.
Every time I turn my PC on after the PSU is either flicked off or unplugged, it flickers off for a couple seconds after pressing the power button. Doesn't do this after sleeping or regularly turning it off. I'm assuming the motherboard is causing this but it doesn't seem to have any performance drawbacks.
Got it for iCue purposes and it does not disappoint.
Was the cheapest 2080ti available at the time of purchase. I'm taking a star off because even though I bought it new, the RGB on the logo had some broken LED's on it. Doesn't matter to me at all because it isn't compatible with iCue anyways and I have it off.
Corsair doesn't know how to do cable management. This is especially detrimental because their own Commander Pro just does not fit anywhere nicely in here.
overpriced for no good reason
really loud but they look pretty
really loud but it looks pretty
fits my theme perfectly and the ability to switch through my iCue profiles with a single button is really important to me. Switches are Cherry MX Speed Silvers. They aren't anything premium but they work fine. If you aren't doing an iCue build then your money is better spent on something with better switches.
Sniper button isn't where my thumb rests unfortunately but the mouse itself is perfect for me outside of that