Description

This is my main rig at my house. I replaced my 8700k/1080ti build which I am using now at my parents and sharing with my nephew.

CPU- I went with the 9900k because I wanted the fastest main platform CPU available. Yes the 2700x and 8700k are way better values and probably meet my needs. I wanted the best and I didn't want to wait for Zen 2 next spring.

CPU Cooler - I chose the kraken because the block looks really cool. I manage the fans through the Mobo and really only use the CAM software to control my lights if I unplug it.

Motherboard – I chose Gigabyte because they seem to have the best VRMs. I also like the m2 covers and heat sinks and how it looks. Looking back the Aorus Pro would have been fine but I am happy with the board. It was able to push the CPU to 5ghz easily.

Ram: I bought these a while ago and have transfered them through some builds. I like that it is 2x16 if I ever decide to back to ITX.

GPU - It was the only RTX 2080ti that fit in the Define C. I really like the compact desktop. The temps are OK without cranking the power limiter. If I set the power limiter to + 130, the temps get into the 80s. I can overclock to probably 2050-2060 if I went under water. It settles at 1980 on air but I use the power limiter at 100% to keep fan noise down so it pretty much clocks at 1800-1900 for my usage.

Case - It has great cable management, a pretty tempered glass window and it is very compact. It fits nicely on my desk. I only wish it was a hair longer to fit a monster GPU like the Trio.

PSU - I had the EVGA PSU from another build. 750 watts is perfect for a single GPU build. I doubt parts will get more power hungry then a 9900k/2080ti.

Monitors - I bought the UW a couple of years ago. It is very nice @ 100hz. The monster GPU can really push it to the limits with some head room,

Fans- I had the GT and the Noctua as extras so figured to shove them in there. Overall my temps are really good unless I really overclock the GPU.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

Supreme cable management!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I do not know why I spend so much time of the cables behind the board that you cant see.

  • 61 months ago
  • 5 points

If everything isn't perfect, nobody will really notice--it's no big deal. However, when everything is perfect, everyone notices.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Very well said.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude take a picture of that. The community at r/cablemanagement eat those shots up.

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Can this run minecraft 20+ FPS at very low settings ?

  • 61 months ago
  • 7 points

It can but then the radiator sets on fire.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

It'll do much better than that. You really don't need to spend anywhere near this much for good performance in Minecraft. If you want good MC performance, finding a CPU with good single-core performance is the most important and graphics doesn't matter unless you're running a third-party shadermod.

Edit: oh, you're joking. Sorry!

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Cheers. Lol wonder how that would fly for a kid to ask parents for a 295x2 to play minecraft.

  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

"But mom, it's literally unplayable with two-way Crossfire! WE NEED FOUR!"

  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

''Four, are F***ING kidding me !! WE NEED EIGHT, YOU LITTLE *******, GO TO YOUR SHITY ROOM, NOOOOW''

i think i have to delete this post

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

mom dad i want this 1000 usd gpu and a new computer looks interesting son please dad u wut m8 what dad scrub no gpu for you

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Hail Game Of Thones.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

nice work on the cables, nice neat build :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Super powerful build, and clean cable management too! +1. Btw what kind of desk is that?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Some kind of Sauder desk from Officemax. I can't find it on their website.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build.. Question. Could you have routed the GPU cabling to the front? I have the same case and cpu but I am using a EVO 212 for the CPU cooler.. Thanks,

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I could have but I didn't want to run the 295x2 as an intake. I didn't want to dump hot air in the case in fear of messing with the VRM cooling on the 295x2 or cool my CPU with really hot air.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

100% PERFECT build. Holy **** it is epic. great part selection, great desk setup, and great looks.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

whats with the 32gb?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

THAT R9295X2 is a waste if you don't get some 4k monitors. I would get the ones from BenQ because they are the cheapest at $500. Also I love your cable management.EVEN I Cant Do That

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you play any fps games like BF4 on that monitor? I'm looking into 1440p.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey buddy. Which sp120s did you use? Performance or quiet? I want to do push pull on my r9 295x2 but I'm afraid that amps coming out of card will handle 2 fans. Thanks for answer in advance.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I used performance. I have one fan hooked to my motherboard and the other to the card.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

By the way, how were you able to mount the hdd into the drive bays?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This silverstone adapter. It supports a full hd and two ssds.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CKJYJQ0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Great name, great build! Winter is coming my friend!!!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

so i have this motherboard and i’m wondering wether or not to get the nzxt internal usb hub and i checked the specs list and it supposedly has 8 usb 2.0 headers but from what i can see i only see one.. thanks