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The Final Form

by schrammwow

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10 Comments

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Date Published

Oct. 11, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.87GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

So I'm tempted to say this build started as a machine with a R5 1500X with a 1050ti, but hardly any components from that build remain, and it was even in another case. But after months of slowly upgrading things here and there, here is what I expect to remain the final form for a good while.

I did a lot of bargain hunting and waiting for good prices, the only thing I paid an outlandish amount for is the RAM, I got it at its peak just because a buddy said he had more RGB components, couldn't let that happen :/ But that kit of memory is down almost $90 from when I bought it. Other than that I feel pretty good about what I have into it over all, and getting a 1080ti for $650 was amazing. I had seen that price online once or twice but I hate shipping so when MicroCenter had one for $650 I left work to go get one.

This thing rips, it has no issue running PUBG at 120+ fps, and can stream at 1080p at the same time. I'm at work at the time of writing but I will add some benchmark info in here soon.

Misc. Thoughts:

The Cooler Master AIO is sketch, and I constantly worry about it popping a leak. I know that it's way more likely the pump just dies but it's cheap, manufactured cheap, and known to have some issues, albeit with pump failure.

NVMe boot drives are cool and all, but a three 500gb SSD RAID 0 array? Yes please. It's like 1.35tb all formatted and has most of my steam library filling it to the brim. I see like 1200 mb/s reads and 1000 mb/s writes. No load times for this hombre.

RTX tech is cool and all, but a 2080 is the same horsepower as a 1080ti so far, and for another $200~ bucks, 2080ti is more powerful for sure but at double the cost. I'll probably get a RTX card when prices come down or if the tech proves to be absolutely baller.

The Corsair Crystal 570X is freaking beautiful. Every angle is just hot to look at. Only problem I have with it is it is damn near impossible to get a good photo of the thing without the glass reflecting the room behind me, but such is tempered glass life I guess.

Yes, this is actually all on a 650w power supply. I was worried that it wouldn't be enough but even with all the RGB, both case and peripheral, it can run full bore in synthetic tests no issue. I'm probably going to upgrade to a 850w or higher soon, but mainly because I want to move up to gold efficiency.

The Corsair LL fans are also sexy as hell. You can do all kind of stuff with them, and the fact that they sync with the lights on my peripherals turning my entire desk into waves of light blue and pink (retro wave all day)

And the peripherals: if you've noticed a Corsair theme you're probably not alone, it's about the first thing I'm asked, "why all the corsair stuff?" It's because I like it. I know it's not the best deal, and that there are way cheaper options, especially in the RGB mech keyboard market. But the fact that they're all super nice build quality, they're tough as all hell (seriously I have another M65 mouse that was run over by a car, and despite missing a fair amount of body it still works just fine, RGB and all.) And the Void Pro wireless is just comfy as all get up. I wear the thing all day sometimes and never get tired of it.

Love my Vive, have a sim racing setup in the works to support it.

ps. yes I know that's a MSI GPU in the photo, I haven't bothered to take the time to get a good one since getting that 1080ti! The MSI GPU is a R9 390, the hottest card to ever exist. I love the "Intel is a thermonuclear bomb" memes, but for real that card will hit it's 94°C thermal limit in like 10-15 seconds.

Part Reviews

CPU

I thought, "am I an AMD fanboy if I give this five stars?", but I don't think I am, because this chip has been nothing but fantastic. I have no issues running at 4.0ghz and can even hit 4.1 for benchmarks, but have never tried long term stability testing at that speed. I'm able to play games and stream at 1080p, have discord open, whatever with no issues.

CPU Cooler

Kinda chintzy, but works. Keeps be below 60 degrees when I have a good fan on it and it's clean, 70 when it has rgb fan and hasn't been cleaned since I got it

Thermal Compound

Great stuff, seems to be a little harder to clean up than other stuff I've used in the past

Motherboard

Wonderful board, always had good luck with gigabyte boards, just wish the RGB software was made by someone who cared

Storage

Stupid fast, no regrets about getting this thing.

Video Card

1080ti for $650? Thanks RTX. This card runs PUBG at 144hz, and if that ain't impressive I dunno what is. Runs pretty cool too, with a fairly agressive fan curve I don't crack 65

Case

There are no words to describe how beautiful this case is. Combined with all the other corsair RGB linked up in and around it, I pretty much jiz my pants every time I see it

Power Supply

Baller PSU, puts up with all my crap and more

Wireless Network Adapter

Great card, pretty decent range and enough speed for gaming to be not awful on wifi

Case Fan

These fans are just freaking beautiful, with RGB on the inner and outer rings it's amazing. They lose a star because you do sacrifice a fair amount of air flow for all that beauty

Case Fan

These fans are just freaking beautiful, with RGB on the inner and outer rings it's amazing. They lose a star because you do sacrifice a fair amount of air flow for all that beauty

Keyboard

I love this thing so much that when I left it on the roof of my car and ran it over I went straight to get another. It's a damn fine keyboard, looks fantastic, is reliable, and has usb passthru which is great

Mouse

This also got ran over and I replaced it immediately as well. Love this thing, fits in my hand like no other

Headphones

Extraordinarily comfortable, great range, I just wish the battery lasted a bit longer, but maybe my unit is just seeing some age after over a year of not the best treatment for a battery.

Comments Sorted by:

Lividmatter 2 points 4 days ago

getting an air cooler would have been way better for temps, and moneywise the same. Also I don't think 'looks' is a legit argument here, as this is possibly the ugliest AIO I have yet to lay my eyes upon...

schrammwow submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 day ago

You are not wrong, I went aio because the system this sorta started as was in a Fractal Design Nano S, and I had bad luck with air cooling with the previous build in that case.

BensonTheBest 1 point 4 days ago

For only a few more bucks you could’ve gotten the RGB version of that water cooler, I would’ve gotten it

Calvin. 1 point 4 days ago

In the picture he replaced the fan with a corsair rgb fan, so he probably got the cheaper version on purpose.

BensonTheBest 1 point 4 days ago

True

Ghavyn2004 1 point 4 days ago

gg

schrammwow submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 day ago

I actually got it before there was an RGB version, and never intended to have it this long. I'm planning a h115i pro to replace it

BensonTheBest 1 point 14 hours ago

Oh i didn’t know what, i understand now

Calvin. 1 point 4 days ago

You should consider getting some rbg led stips

FelipeRamalho 0 points 4 days ago

I need to build new Build to run the following Games and Software on Dell Monitor - U3417W 3440x1440 60Hz Monitor

Game: World of Warcraft / Overwatch Software: Photoshop / Lightroom / Illustrator / Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects

My main question is if I can play these 2 games without black border is good FPS rate at this resolution of the monitor, using High or Ultra configuration in the quality of graphics.

Below the Parts List, I am open to suggestions on parts exchange or even on fanning as Cooler CPU and FAN

URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/FelipeRamalho/saved/FWwmqs