So I really like the Corsair brand and wanted to build something that looks very sleek and minimal for a father gamer who has plenty of style :)
This build would be used for solid 1080p gaming and streaming.
Any other Corsair buffs out there?
Thoughts on this?
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It's a pretty good build already but there are a few things that you should change.
CPU Cooler: Realistically speaking, a 120mm radiator will be outperformed by a mid to high end Air cooler making it an alright buy for the price but you really aren't getting the benefits from a watercooled system. The H115i is another £40 but it will be significantly better seeing as the radiator size is 280mm which is a significant step up and puts it into the ballpark of high end AIO's. I would fully recommend getting the better cooling a 280mm AIO offers so you can enable XFR which essentially overclocks your CPU automatically. This is best on the Ryzen 2000 chips but does require adequate cooling.
PSU: TXM units are much better quality. Not sure why the CXM units are more expensive but if there is a better option like the TXM, it makes sense to go for it.
On a side note, this is a pretty good build and should handle everything you want in most respects. I've personally got a nice Corsair build inside the Crystal 280X and 4 Corsair LL120 fans to satisfy my RGB needs.