Description

Hello everyone!

Because my (gaming)laptop started showing it's age I knew I had to get a new gaming rig. I wanted it to be "future-proof" (or as much as it can be nowadays) so I picked my parts based on that fact.

I ran into one small issue doing this build: the "built-in" m.2 heatsink from the motherboard did not allow the Poseidon to fit. This is why I had to remove it to make it drop in. The Poseidon was a tight fit by itself but in the end there is still some room between the Poseidon and the radiator, the downside being I cannot do a push-pull configuration on the rad.

Eventually I want to get the i5 delidded and at the same time invest in a custom loop from EKWB. I may or may not do that in the current case, but the current one is "best" for that Poseidon because it is oriented vertically on the motherboard. The sheer weight of the thing will probably tear it apart in a horizontal configuration.

I had the Noctua fans laying around from my last build, so I used those and replaced the stock fans on the h115i.

I have not done any overclocking apart from running the memory at 3600mhz. I also have not tested the system enough to know the temperatures under load, once I do I will update the build.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Great motherboard so far. However! the m.2 heatsink does not allow a 1080ti Poseidon to be installed, I had to remove it to make it fit. I guess this might affect other GPU's too so buyer beware! Because of this I am rating the motherboard 3 out of 5, imho the manufacturer not keeping their own GPU's in mind is BS.

On a sidenote the RGB bar on the I/O shield looks very good!

Video Card

Great (looking) card, running it on air myself and it keeps pretty quiet under load. Just beware that it weighs quite alot, so keep this in mind when building. I myself have it installed vertically in a HAF XB EVO case by Coolermaster.

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Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

isnt the posidon for a liquid cooled pc ?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Its actually a hybrid card being able to run on air and water at the same time.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously?!?

So running it only on air does not mess up anything?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

No works perfectly fine running just on air! :) if you look at the specifications on the ASUS website it states that you can chose between air and water cooling it aswell ;)

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

wow

cool

now im thinking of using that card in my next build lol

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

why did you go with the poseidon over a straight air cooled card?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! There is actually a couple of reasons for that: 1. It was actually cheaper than most other 1080ti’s, and since it supposedly has a better chip than regular 1080ti’s it was a no-brainer. 2. I plan to add a custom loop later on, and I wont void my warranty for the GPU if I do.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah that makes a ton of sense, nice build btw.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build; simple and effective!! Great work. Can you update with thermals?