The Birth Of Project Frost – The RTX 4090 Beast

I recently repurposed some elements of Project Ghost to build my latest gaming rig – Project Frost. I’m still going with the white hardware theme but with significant upgrades to the motherboard, RAM, power supply unit, and GPU. Due to the RTX 4090 behemoth that drives Frost, I had to remove my front LCD panel and replace the glass panel that came with the O11D mini case.

OSMicrosoft Windows 11 Professional
MotherboardGigabyte Z790 AORUS Pro X
CPUIntel Core i7-13700K
MemoryCorsair Vengeance RGB 64GB DDR5-5600
GPUGigabyte NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Aero
StorageSamsung 980 PRO 2TB M.2
PSUCorsair SF-L Series SF1000L 1000 Watt
CPU CoolerCorsair iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX XT 240mm AIO
CaseLian Li O11D Snow Edition ATX Mini Tower
MonitorSamsung Odyssey G9 49″ 240Hz Curved QLED Gaming Monitor
MouseCorsair M65 RGB Elite
Mouse PadCorsair MM700 RGB Extended Cloth Gaming Pad
KeyboardCorsair K70 RGB Mechanical RAPIDFIRE (Cherry MX)
ControllerSony PlayStation® DualSense™
LightsCorsair Lighting Node PRO
HeadsetCorsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless Gaming Headset
WebcamLogitech BRIO UHD 4K Webcam

I applied a slight undervolt for the CPU (adaptive core voltage mode and a -0.080 core voltage offset) which tolerates stress tests from Cinebench. This enabled slightly better thermals during gaming.

Speaking of gaming… that RTX 4090 just powers through everything. Now I have zero hesitation in applying max video settings to any AAA title because I know the gameplay will still be smooth! 🤣

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