After winning the EVGA Geaup Up program I had originally we had decided on an RTX and Nvidia based build for a project called Team Green to use the EVGA hardware, but given the current climate, we have been forced to go in a different direction and build something with what we had to hand.

It’s not what we wanted to do but its been so long since we won the EVGA Gear Up that we wanted to get something out, plus, since we are stuck indoors it gives us something to work on.

So, this one is called Mistral, taking the EVGA DG-77 chassis and transforming it into a brighter, more enticing choice of case using Rust-Oleum paint, taking the dark black case and giving it a new lease of life. We are using the EVGA 1000W G+ power supply, EVGA X299 Mirco motherboard, and EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra GPU while our CPU comes kindly from Intel, a 9960X, paired with 16 GB of DDR4 3000 from TeamGroup thrown in the mix. An Alphacool CPU loop helps cap it all off and leaves the RTX 2070 air-cooled to show off the awesome card design from EVGA.

While there are no over the top modifications, we wanted to put the DG-77 out there as an alternative chassis for those currently in the market for a new case. It’s no secret that reviewers didn’t take too kindly to this chassis and being honest, it does have some gripes that I hope EVGA addresses in the next iteration of the DG-77.

BitFenix Spectre fans, custom logo panel and 3D printed spacers for the front glass panel finish off the system, allowing it to breathe a little better.

  • Case: EVGA DG-77
  • CPU: Intel 9960X
  • Motherboard: EVGA X299 Micro
  • GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra
  • Memory: 16GB TeamGroup Delta RGB
  • Storage: Seagate FireCuda 510 1Tb NVME / 10TB Seagate IronWolf PRo
  • PSU: Antec HCG 750W
  • Cooling: Alphacool English Custom CPU Loop
  • Other: BitFenix Spectre Fans / Controller, 3D Printed Custom Parts