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Gaming PC Build: Mini ITX Open Air – Intel 9700K & RTX 2080Ti

By April 11, 2019August 21st, 2019No Comments
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For this latest ASUS gaming build, JJ puts together a mini ITX RGB gaming box built around a Z390 motherboard, the latest Intel 9th Gen K series CPU, and NVIDIA’s fastest GeForce graphics card, the RT 2080Ti.

Motherboard, case, and cooling

While smaller than traditional ATX builds, this open chassis P1 from Thermaltake’s Core series allows you to get a bold visual look that can go on a desk or be mounted on a wall. The tempered glass panel allows you to easily see every aspect of this beautiful RGB build, including the CPU cooler, RAM, motherboard, graphics card, cooling fans, and even the PSU. This STRIX Z390-I GAMING build doesn’t compromise in design, and allows for impressive overclocking, dual M.2 expansion, integrated RGB lighting, RGB headers for additional RGB device connection / expansion, along with high quality SupremeFX audio design.

Those that care about cooling will appreciate the rich but easy to use range of calibration and control options for cooling via Fan Xpert 4. Add in 160MHz WiFi and Intel LAN and rich packet priority controls options with GameFirst, and you have everything you need on gaming motherboard.


The STRIX RTX 2080Ti GPU is built to be cool, quiet, fast and look great while doing it. It features three RGB lighting zones, a dedicated RGB header, dual four pin fan headers, and a truly impressive cooling solution that includes a massive heatsink & heat pipe assembly with a MAXX CONTACT lapped base for impressive thermal dissipation. Add to that three specially designed static pressure fans, and this card has lots of headroom temperature wise. Rounding out the build you have an awesome cooler from Thermaltake, with the RIING 240, as well as RGB SMARTPOWER 850 WATT PSU. You also have TEAMGROUPS DELTA RGB DIMMS for memory.

As always, all these products tie in via ASUS AURA SYNC for full lighting control.

Products in video

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I


Intel Core i7-9700K

Thermaltake Floe AIO Riing

Thermaltake Toughpower 850W

Thermaltake Core P1 Case

Team T-Force Delta RGB 16GB SDRAM

Team Group MP34 M.2 (SSD)

ASUS ROG Strix Flare Gaming Keyboard

ASUS ROG Gladius II Gaming Mouse

This video was produced in collaboration with ASUS.

Author Nicholas Scibetta

Nick is the former Managing Editor of Newegg Editorial. He likes pizza and Swamp Thing.

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