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Since we plan to push our system to the limit, we’ve also decided to install water cooling in our rig. The Alphacool Eisbaer easily meets the cooling demands of an overclocked system, which means you won’t have to worry about your components overheating. We should note that installing water cooling systems in your builds isn’t for beginners, but once you’re at that level of comfort, these cooling systems do look damn cool in your build. 

GPU Cooler

For some extra cooling power for our Nvidia GPU, we also installed the Alphacool Eiswolf 240 GPX Pro Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Ti water cooling system.

Peripherals

Keyboard

Now we get to the really fun gaming stuff: the peripherals. First up, is our HyperX Alloy FPS RGB keyboard. This keyboard has a solid steel frame and features stunning customizable RGB lighting effects. Its Kailh Silver Speed keyswitches are designed to be ultra-responsive, perfect for games where every second and reflex counts.

Mouse 

Nothing is more important in a chaotic and high-speed Apex Legends firefight for first place than your handy mouse. As your main tool of death, you’ll want a mouse that can offer both precision and comfort. That’s where the HyperX Pulsefire Surge mouse comes in. With RGB effects to match our HyperX keyboard, our rig is basically running a light show in our offices. But more importantly, this mouse is fully customizable. You can customize the DPI and assign macros and save it all to the mouse’s internal memory. With DPI settings as high as 16,000, the HyperX Pulsefire Surge gives you the sort of precision you want when playing a first-person shooter.

Headset

With a rig this powerful, it’s likely you’re going to do some online gaming or live streaming during your play time. You’ll need a great headset if so. Meet the HyperX Cloud Alpha, which offers a comfort fit with a noise canceling microphone so your teammates or viewers can hear you crystal clearly. HyperX’s Dual Chamber Drivers also allow this headset deliver a cleaner sound when you need it most, like when playing the aforementioned Apex Legends.

Monitors

Our dual monitor setup consists of the ViewSonic ELITE XG350R-C and the ViewSonic ELITE XG240R. Having two displays is ideal if you plan to live stream your games, as you can run the game on one screen and StreamLabs OBS on the other. Or maybe you’d just like to watch some Twitch while you work. Both of these ViewSonic monitors bring both high resolutions, vivid colors, and incredible refresh rates. And did we mention the RGB lighting? 

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