AlphaSync Threadripper 3960X RTX 2080 Ti Water Cooled Gaming PC Review




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The Exterior

The system is built inside the stunning Corsair 500D. I reviewed the standard 500D last year and absolutely loved it. However, this one has more tempered glass on the front and those amazing Corsair RGB fans. It should be a quality product though, given the case alone is around £229.99.

It features plenty of ventilation too, thanks to the design of the aluminium top panel. Lots of ventilation holes, as well as those raised wing sections on the sides.

And large panel gaps on the front glass for added airflow. Gotta love that AlphaSync logo down there too.

A modest I/O panel, which even features a handy USB Type-C.

More tempered glass on the right, where you can just about see a HDD in there, but we’ll see that in detail shortly.

Interior

This is one fantastic looking system, and again, that’s no surprise. This is a premium case, and they’ve used some of the finest and most popular enthusiast components money can buy.

The PSU shroud keeps things looking neat and tidy.

Room for some additional liquid cooling hardware, if you want that option in the future.

The STRIX RTX 2080 Ti, you could not ask for a better gaming card. I’m sure that’ll be more than powerful enough for well… anything.

More ASUS fun stuff here too with their RTX40 motherboard and it’s absolutely massive heatsink design.

Cooling around the motherboard is good too, with a 120mm Corsair fan in the rear.

Plus an additional one right above the motherboard. Threadripper is a toasty chip, so it’s good to see VRM heat being dealt with.

Corsair get their brand around a bit here too. There’s a set of 64GB Vengeance RGB Pro memory

While in the front of the case, you’ll find a 240mm Corsair AIO set up to deal with cooling the CPU. Plus, there are three 120mm fans in the front panel, which should bring in a huge amount of airflow.

Around the Back

It looks a little chaotic here, but honestly, given what they’ve packed into the rig, I think it’s pretty darn tidy.

There’s an additional Seagate HDD back here, which is awesome for big storage needs.

There are the two Corsair RGB and fan hubs in here too, which are required to deliver the big cooling performance and deal with the massive amount of addressable LEDs they offer up. I’ve had to wire these in before, and it’s a pain in the arse, so to have it ready to rock is a huge advantage.

Need power? 1200W of mighty Corsair PSU will do the job nicely.

Around the back, it’s really just business as usual. However, you can see there’s a wireless PCIe card here too, you couldn’t really see it cause of the massive GPU, but it is there.

You get loads of USB ports here too, and all of them are 3.0 and above, and there’s a Type-C too.

RGB Time!

With the lights dimmed and the PC powered on, it sparks to life in a rainbow of colour. It’s pretty much what you would expect from one of Corsairs flagship PC cases, their premium fans, their premium cooler, their premium RAM and let’s not forget that ASUS have their glorious motherboard and GPU in there joining the RGB party too.

A picture speaks a thousand words when it comes to colourful lights though, so enjoy the next few pictures, and I’ll get the benchmarks ready while you drool on your keyboard.

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