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Pexus EX

by BDoubleP

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23 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Aug. 24, 2018

Date Built

June 28, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.708 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

Description

This is my 2018 gaming / college computer. This is my first build and everything went incredibly well. Runs flawlessly never passing 70c while playing AAA title games.This beast of a machine is an incredible leap from my ASUS notebook and was long past due. Using this computer is a very enjoyable experience. The ASUS BIOS is very easy to navigate and the overclocking abilities are expansive.

Part Reviews

CPU

Awesome CPU works perfectly for daily gaming and light editing loads. Easy 5.0Ghz overclocking.

CPU Cooler

Incredible AIO, I was originally looking into air cooling but once I spotted the H150i pro it was a no brainer. I love this AIO and the cooling ability is great. Cools my 5.0 8700k with ease.

Thermal Compound

Great thermal compound. Never used any other.

Motherboard

Great mobo really nice RGB settings. Good looking clean monochrome color pattern

Memory

It’s RGB ram. It’s stupid but it’s very high quality stuff.

Storage

This ssd is perfect. Not much needs to be said.

Video Card

This graphics card is a monster. Absolute unit. One hell of a power house and looks hot.

Case

Great case, pretty decent airflow as far as I can tell, keeps internals cool and look pretty dang nice.

Power Supply

Great modular power supply able to power my baby

Operating System

Wind0ws

Case Fan

Great case fans. Using them for additional air circulation for my rad

Monitor

Awesome 1440p 144hz monitor. The 165 mode is also very cool but constantly running at 165 puts a lot of stress on my GPU even at idle.

Keyboard

Good clickly keyboard. Lots of color options. Pretty nice.

Mouse

Awesome gaming mouse. Super cheap very very good!

Comments Sorted by:

CooproxXo1 3 Builds 3 points 8 months ago

Cool build, but I think cable management could be improved a bit. +1 nonetheless

TechTuberTV 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

same, cable management could be improved a little. +1

BDoubleP submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I agree, cable management is difficult for me, I really need to re wire everything in my opinion. First build though but I’ll get to it... eventually.

CooproxXo1 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Good build tho, hope you enjoy

pokemon1141 3 points 8 months ago

This PC looks very cool. The cable management could be better but I couldn’t do better so it’s all good!

cbjunior94 1 Build 3 points 8 months ago

Need to work on the cable management, but +1 nonetheless.

BDoubleP submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I hope to rearrange some cables in the future but I’m not sure where to start

dixonerfais 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Cable management is lacking, but +1 nonetheless!

BDoubleP submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I hope to rearrange in the future just a little lost on what to do.

GullibleCow 2 points 8 months ago

Cable management could use some refining, but +1 nonetheless.

BDoubleP submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I hope to get rearrange in the future... not sure how though

Yuriybob 2 points 7 months ago

You should install the Vertical Gpu Mount i installed it in my case the same as yours, it looks dope and enough room, the temperatures get to 65 but i don't think it matters its a slight location re positioning

BDoubleP submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Does the Vertical GPU mount come with the case?

Yuriybob 2 points 7 months ago

No it does not, I ordered off amazon and have it installed in mine and my brothers. You do a little modding in the back of the case i used metal pliers to cut the metal parts to prevent any dust or debree that would come from using a dremel tool

BDoubleP submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I'm in no position to put anymore money in to this build at the moment, but thanks!

Yuriybob 2 points 7 months ago

It's a good case i love it. Had the original acrylic at first but then didn't like it as much, and switched to glass edition and loving it since then. Amazon accidentally delivered an extra GPU Mount haha if you lived in oregon i would've hooked you up

BDoubleP submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Lucky you to slip through amazon QC, little too far from Oregon, Northwest Indiana

pirao 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Love it! Looks pretty similar to my build :p I'm in a similar boat, but I tried to be a lot more budget friendly. I still made sure it was pretty future-proofed and upgrade ready though: air-cooled 8700k + 1070

BDoubleP submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Checked out your build, very cool and a lot more wallet friendly!

pirao 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks! I had to RMA my graphics card sadly...nothing wrong with the card itself as far as I could tell, but the LEDs were dysfunctional...and ya gotta have that LED/RGB in 2018 ¯_(ツ)_/¯...Should be getting my replacement in a week or so, so I'll post more pictures + actual benchmarks then!

BDoubleP submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

dude, that sucks big time! Hope for the best man!

pirao 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks! Just got word it should be here next Tuesday..the lack of a card for around 2 weeks will be annoying but Intel's dedicated graphics will have to do till it gets here haha

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BDoubleP submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

1 tb has been fine for me! Plus you can an always slap in another drive. Super simple. I might get a cheap M.2 nvme drive in the future for boot but it’s comepltely unnecessary due to the speed of my current SSD. Thank you!