Description

This is my new gaming/rendering beast that I will own for the next few years. Originally had a 1080 Ti in this build but it came in dead, decided to go to the hardware store and pick up a 2080 for 800 dollars.

Part Reviews

CPU

Beautiful CPU does everything I need to do exactly how I want it done.

CPU Cooler

Very nice cooler. Keeps my I7 down pretty low and the fans mounted on the radiator are very nice. iCUE Is also a beautiful interface to control it.

Motherboard

Very nice motherboard, the RGB's are good looking too. BIOS is easy to navigate.

Storage

One word. AMAZING. It is such a fast SSD!

Video Card

Really nice card. The temps on it are absolutely amazing. Mine usually idles at 30 celsius and the highest i’ve had it get to was 70 celsius because I was gaming all day. It is a great card and the only frame drops I ever got was on un-optimized games.

Case

Amazing case! I like how they merged all the front cable panels into one cable.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Would you mind telling me where you live? Not gonna steal your PC or anything. +1

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

Feel free to let us know your credit card info too. ;)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I highly recommend using the gpu bracket. The card is too heavy for MSI steel armor AND other reinforced slots from other manufactures . I have this card + msi mobo and it´s written in the instruction manual.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And it’s the msi bracket that comes with the 2080 card?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

you can use the bracket that comes with the card or buy another one with a cleaner design from amazon.

edit: nothing will happen to the card because of the thick backplate but it could damage and bend the pci slot

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The bracket didn’t really do much in terms of support. I got it into a place where it would support as much as possible but I am going to order a new one off amazon. Thank you for telling me about this!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the graphics card performance so far? is it stable and do you play on daily basis ?

Thanks,

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

but can it run crisis

  • 13 months ago
  • 5 points

Maybe his wallet is crisis after the 2080 purchase

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahhah... is it sad to say you’re right? Luckily returning the DOA 1080 Ti covered most the cost.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

holy hell. +111

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, good RGB, is it quiet when gaming? I also suggest when you can to install a GPU bracket. Great job!

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes it is! Usually when gaming I have my fans on the h115i up to about 70-80% but my headphones are pretty sound defeating when I have them on. (I use the Kingston Hyper-X cloud revolver s) Also is there a bracket you recommend? The msi one that came with the card doesn’t really do much in terms of support haha.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

you should probably flip those front fans to intake to improve thermals

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The ones on the radiator correct? Also how much will this improve thermals?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. considering there is a really hot graphics card in there it could improve both your cpu and gpu temperatures by somewhere 5-10 degrees. It will aslso greatly reduce the amount of dust that gets in there.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build! hows the gaming trio? I cant decide which one to get. this gaming trio or the aorus. can you help me decide which ones better and worth it?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it. It’s idle temps are always so low and the highest temp i’ve seen it go to is 70 celsius. It runs everything perfectly and the only typical frame drops i’ve gotten are on un-optimized games. I can recommend the gaming trio, i’m not sure about the aorus. But i’ve heard some bad things about gigabyte with defective cards.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Guess I should’ve done more research on these m.2 ssd’s haha.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't worry too much. They're only a bit faster and with how cheap they're all getting just buy a 970 as a second drive

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The speed is like an 100 MB/s difference so you probably won't see a huge difference in that department. I have the 970 and it is blazing fast, so I assume that 960 won't be any different.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah okay cool. Thank you!