Description

General

This is my first time building a PC after 2 pre-builds. It's used for Gaming, graphic design, VFX, video/photo editing. I spent quite some time overclocking and testing the system. My 8700k can run at 5.1GHz on 1.35v but I lower it to 5GHz 1.32v for daily use. CPU is cooled by the NZXT Kraken x62 (Top exhaust). The RTX 2080 is OC'd to 2055mhz core and 7850mhz memory.

Cooling/temps After OC

I have 3 x 140mm stock fans in the front and 3 x LL140s in the case( 1 rear exhaust, 2 on top rad). The CPU temps are okay, @ 35C idle and 73-80c full load depending on the software/task and time under load. GPU temps are not bad considering it is vertically mounted close to the glass. 31C idle and 60-69 full load. I can get better temps if I did front intake rad + static pressure fans with horizontal GPU, but I prefer how it looks right now. [UPDATE] : I have switched to Front Rad with NZXT Kraken fans Intake + 140mm stock fan below the radiator. About a -5C CPU temp difference and the GPU temps stayed roughly the same maybe 1 to 2C warmer at idle.

Gaming/fps

I play a variety of games from casual to competitive. 2560x1440p

Apex Legends: Max settings: 120+fps. Optimal mix settings :144fps (Capped). Overwatch: Max settings: 150+fps. Optimal mix settings: 250-300fps.
Black Ops 4: Max settings: 110+fps. Optimal mix settings: 150-180fps. CPU stays below 58C, GPU stays below 65C during extensive gaming.

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Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

Dang, this is probably one of the most clean and beautiful setups I have seen. Have you ever considered doing a custom loop? I think you'd really enjoy a project like that. Anyway, keep up the amazing work. +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I have thought about it definitely, I will probably build a custom loop at some point in the future... maybe next build in a few years?

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

What is that ring lamp in the first picture?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

C by GE Alexa lamp

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the CPU cooler, motherboard, and RAM. Great job completing your first build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I took the time the pick the parts haha

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 cause your speakers are the same as a good friend of mines who moved away. reminded me of him...

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

haha my good friend actually gave me these speakers since he upgraded a while ago

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build men, good job!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful clean build, the enthoo evolv x is my favorite case to look at +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Appreciate the kind words man, when I saw it I was instantly set on it.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, have fun with your build

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, your build is super clean. I can only learn.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You are quite humble lol

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Build looks super clean! Good stuff!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Invictus is a short Victorian poem by the English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903).

**Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.**

Awesome name. Awesome build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for that! I appreciate it

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like that monitor but I was concerned with the compatibility with Nvidia cards since it is freesync. Are you able to use Gync without any issues?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I just tested out G-sync on the monitor after I saw your comment. It actually works.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome! I think I am sold on it then! Thanks for checking

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. It’s a good monitor and the only thing I don’t like about it is the stand design, it takes more space on your desk than other ones

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Mouse pad? Clean Build Btw. Good job.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the RGB soft surface one from Corsair forgot the name

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude!