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First PC build, definitely a big difference after being on a laptop for a year!

by tffeverklear



Date Published

Feb. 11, 2019

Date Built

Feb. 1, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

20.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

35.0° C

GPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C


See parts list for all specs! After some time, I decided that it would be best to just go for it and build a pc. I spent a lot of time using an ASUS ROG laptop with a 1050ti on a 60hz 17" screen, so this is a major upgrade for me and I could not be happier with the results. Main use is for shooters and streaming.

Only issue that i ran in to was going with the x62 instead of the x72. I did not have enough clearance, so I had to mount the cooler in the front and sacrifice the 3 RGB fans in the front. I ended up mounting them on the top, and will soon upgrade to two 140mm RGB fans for the cooler up front. I will also be adding another SP120 RGB down at the bottom in front of the PSU shroud because I can't stand the open space there.

And, if you have not heard yet, the 2080s are extremely heavy and mine was beginning to sag on the right side. I looked in to braces but everything just looked so bulky. So, after looking around my garage for something to throw in there that would match my blue/white/black color scheme, I found an old JUUL and it just so happened to be the perfect height LOL. Took a C-Clamp to flatten both sides and then light sanding on the sharp edges that are touching the GPU, and that's it. I thought it was hilarious, and my buddies got a kick out of it too.

Peripherals and such:

Cablemod Pro ModMesh Light Blue PSU Cables

Logitech G502

Corsair K70 RapidFire Low Profile

HyperX Cloud Revolver S (Soon to be Steel Series Arctis Pro Wireless)

Asus PG279Q as main @ 165hz, and secondary is a cheap target brand that I will be upgrading eventually, but not that important at the moment

Comments Sorted by:

Ben_Shapiro 5 points 8 days ago

Beautiful build, high quality parts, good job!

IngeniousTinkerer 6 points 8 days ago

Ben Shapiro DESTROYS comment section with wonderful commentary and complements.

maes 1 point 7 days ago


tffeverklear submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

LOL, much appreciated guys!

Nicolasteam 2 points 8 days ago

Neet build hommie

tffeverklear submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 days ago

Thank you!

Mldeboo1 1 Build 1 point 8 days ago

Nice color scheme, I absolutely love the Dominator Ram. Feel free to check out my build I just completed about 2 months ago and you'll see what I mean.

tffeverklear submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

Love it! I just need two more and my life will be complete..How is the quality on the AIO sleeves? Been looking at adding some of the light blue ones on but have heard mixed reviews

Mldeboo1 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

The AIO sleeves are a nice add on. I really like the way they look. The build quality is okay but it does the job. I recommend them. I think you'll overall be happy with them.

dlee1124 1 point 8 days ago

The first thing I noticed was the juul lol.

tffeverklear submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

Hahaha it fit so well that I couldn’t not use it

Tffcypher 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

Looks sick Evers! Pretty badass you went from nothing to the top with PC parts. TFF Baby!

WiTey -9 points 8 days ago

It will be better upgrading your ram to 32GB instead of 16.

bobbysix 2 Builds 6 points 8 days ago

Why? No games use that much RAM and by the time they do use that much, DD5 RAM will be the norm. 16 GB is the sweet spot for gaming in 2019 unless you do something else that requires 32 GB.

trylaarsdam 3 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

There are many applications and use cases for 32gb or even more RAM. While most modern games don’t use even 16gbs, professional or even hobbiest level CAD, video editing/rendering and Virtualiziation can easily use more than 16gbs (not to mention chrome uses more RAM than ever lol).

WiTey 1 point 7 days ago

My opinion.

Scurn 0 points 7 days ago

Tfw you realize chrome isn’t as bad as it used to be and is actually quite good at ram management.

trylaarsdam 3 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

uhh if my browser can use 6gb of RAM with only 20 tabs I’d call that terrible RAM management

Scurn 0 points 7 days ago

Jesus Christ what outdated version of Chrome do you have? And what kind of things are you using?

WiTey 1 point 7 days ago

My opinion.

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ThoughtA staff 1 point 7 days ago

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diypartsjoy 1 Build 5 points 8 days ago

I'm not so sure about that.

IngeniousTinkerer 3 points 8 days ago

Not sure what you're smoking. Smoke does take more RAM than other effects though.

tffeverklear submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

Honestly, I might add 2 more of the Dominator Platinum just for looks... sure I would never need anywhere near that as this is strictly gaming/streaming, but it looks so clean with 4

WiTey 1 point 7 days ago

I was just giving my own opinion,I didnt say that he should or shouldn’t upgrade,but if it was MY pc I would’ve definitely upgraded it.

Phildilf 3 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

Damn, joined PCPP and this is your first comment?

That's a bold move Cotton, let's see if it pays off.

WiTey 0 points 7 days ago

My opinion,calm down.

Phildilf 3 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

Then start with "In my opinion..."

You literally told him what he did would have been better.

You are wrong. Even if it is your opinion, you're wrong.

WiTey 0 points 7 days ago