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Just as the name says this is a dream build for me. I have always wanted a serious gamming pc and am fortunate enough to be able to afford one at this stage in my life so I finnaly went for it!

Specs:

CPU Clock: 5.0 ghz GPU Clock: 2088mhz / 12400mhz Memory Clock: 3733mhz

Case: corsair 460x crystal Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus x Hero CPU: Intell i7 8700k GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 ti FTW3 Hybrid Memory: Corsair LPX 16gb 3733mhz Power Supply: EVGA B3 850watt CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i 360mm Main Storage: Samsung EVO 850 pro 500 gig Additional Storage: 2tb 7200rpm Mechanical

The build went pretty well over all. Alot of forums and youtube reviews of this case say the cable managment is bad and while there is deffinatly room for improvment I really had no issues there. I did have the CPU delided by silicone lottery and am happy I did. My current highest OC is 5.2 ghz at 1.4 Vcore and avx offset of 2, but thats pretty warm at about 81C with prime95. I ended up settling on a more realistic and practical 5.0 ghz at 1.28 Vcore and avx offset of 2 and only hit 75c in prime95 and in real world use gamming after a few hours I have yet to see my CPU or GPU go above 55c so I am pretty happy with the thermals. The GTX 1080 ti is an absolute monster! My research pointed towards even the 1080 struggling at 3440x1440 100hz displays so I decided to go with the ti version that is water cooled by EVGA. Currently I am able to get a stable overclock at 2,088mhz on the core clock and 12,400mhz or so on the memory but have yet to get any higher and still be stable. Would like to hit 2100mhz but even just being at over 2k with this chip is pretty beast. I will give anyone that is reading a heads up that percision x from evga and corsair link dont play nice together and can lead to some glitching on the lights but these bugs are annoying at worst and can be worked around.

Thats pretty much all I have to say about the build, it does what I designed it to do increadably well and have yet to see under 100fps at 3440x1440 for more than 2 seconds and even then the dips are only into about 70ish.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build!!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!! :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful! +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

If you are still having issues with the lighting, just change the EVGA OC precision to 6.1.16. It will fix all your problems.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Intresting, I am using the next version - 6.2.3 but I am downloading 6.1.16 to see if that fixes it. The issue I am having isn't with the led on the gpu but the led on the h150i. Once percision x fires up it disables the usb driver for the h150i which causes it to disappear from link and reset to factory led which just cycles through each color vs the static green I am trying to set so that it matches the gpu led. I'll reply back and let you know if the older version fixes it :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

You can also use MSI afterburner even though it's not a MSI card. That's what i do and it works way better than EVGA and it doesn't show me playing precision x all the time.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you feel you get a higher oc from msi afterburn vs percision?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel afterburner runs a lot smooter and easier than EVGA. Starts on startup everytime, no glitches, and it auto saves the launch profile so it starts on your custom curve

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I am going to download and try afterburner today and see how it is. Does afterburner give you a stat overlay? Sounds silly but there is something awesome about seeing a huge high detailed explosion on screen and looking over and seeing that my gpu/cpu is just like lulz, lol.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

So for some reason afterburn refuses to activate my memory fan on my 1080 ti :/

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Wanted to give an update and say that so far going to the older version has fixed the issue :) thanx so much!!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that was the same exact issue i was getting. Hopefully that fixes it!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

So on reboot it still disables the corsair usb driver and I have to re-enable it, then reboot and then it will let me select the led color. May try afterburner like dmolitor was saying.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build!

Out of curiosity, how do you have your fans set up? I'm assuming the ones behind the radiators are exhaust, so does that mean you have 2 intake and 4 exhaust? Or is one of the front fans an intake?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually the opposite. I have 3 intake and 3 exhaust. The front 3 120mm fans are mounted to the front chassis/360mm radiator as intake, the top 2 120mm fans are mounted as exhaust blowing hot air out of the case out the top and then the rear 120mm fan is mounted exhaust blowing air from inside the case throught the gpu 120mm radiator and out the back. I was a little concerned during planning that this would mean hot air in the case from the front radiator hurting my gpu temps but so far that hasnt been the case and the air comming out the top is always cool. I have a thermal probe in front of the front radiator inside the case for measurments sakes and it never reads more than 32c .

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

As a side note one weekend as a test I may change the top 2 to intake to see how it effects temps. I also may install a thermal probe in the vrm area when I do to test for thermal benifits on the vrm from this in addition to the gpu....im sure the board has a vrm temp sensor im just not sure which one in hwmonitor and corsair link it is lol

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

That's an interesting setup. I guess it technically wouldn't hurt that much blowing hot air into your case, since both of your processors are being water cooled anyway.

I'm curious if it'd actually be better to set your rear radiator's fan to intake; that way it'd be getting cooler room-temp air passing over it instead of the warmer air inside the case. It'd give your case a more positive air pressure as a bonus, preventing dust buildup.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Bitwin on youtube actually did a very intresting video on radiator placement and how it effects cpu and gpu temps. It probably needs additional validation but basicly his findings suggested at least with an air cooled gpu that front placment with fans as intake was best. When he did the 240mm rad up top fans as exhaust the hot sair from the gpu actually increased cpu temps. What was interesting was that neither set up really effected the gpu temp.

https://youtu.be/xNAMxZgvves

And yea I feel like that would be the best way of doing it, having rear as intake pulling fresh air over the gpu rad....but then I cant see my pretty hd fan LOL. So far thermals havnt been an issue, like said never goes over 55c or thermal throttles

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh right, lmao; it probably wouldn't be a big difference either way, not worth sacrificing your aesthetics for!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

So as an experiment I set my rear exhaust to push pull with one of the ml120 fans that came with the H150i and it DID drop about 5 - 6c off the gpu temp in stress test....max temp in vally was 46C and 52C in krombuster. Not to bad esthetics wise either. Both fans are exhaust fyi

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey :) very nice build! I was wondering if I should be worried about the HDD tray being in the way of the AIO cooler as I also want to install a H150i in front along with two HDD in the tray

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You shouldnt have any issues. The radiator fits perfectly even with the shroud fully extended. I will try to inbox a pic to you of what i mean. The shroud at the end hides the hdd cage which will fit 2 mechanical or even ssd so you should not have an issue. Originally I was going to use the ssd mount on the back for my ssd but once I got to cable managing decided since I only had a ssd and a hdd that it would be fine to remove the back mount completly and simply mount both to the hdd cage.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice job, I know you had a lot of wiring to tuck!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice man. I just got that case and love it. So compact and nice.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Just curious about how the FTW3 Hybrid fits rear-mounted in the case like that; I plan on getting a GPU with an AIO liquid cooler for my next build and want to rear-mount the radiator as well, but I'm worried about clearance space with it sitting in front of the mobo and also having it block the view of the mobo, which doesn't seem to be an issue in your build.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply! The 120 rad fits fine rear mounted on the rear exhaust and with the heroXmaximus ROG board I have clearance wasn't an issue. I have since added a 2nd 120 fan to do a push/pull config just to experiment with temps on the gpu and that will block the view of the VRM but with a 1 fan set up on the rad you should be fine. Honestly 1 fan is enough. I only saw a 5 to 7c decrease in temps going to a 2 fan setup which wasnt really a big deal since it went from 60c max load to like 55c.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build ! I am gonna make the same build but with LL series fans can i make it with a 750w PSU?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I would think that would be fine but it also depends on other components as well. If you can afford it id rather have more and be safe.....there are calculators online that can help figure out draw and if you have plenty of headroom you shoukd be fine.

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I got i7-8700k RTX 2080 750 w psu Maximus x hero 6 LL fans the question here I have a problem and I hope u help me with it the LL fans when the the system starts it goes with Rainbow waves then when ICUE opens it glows with the saved one do you have the same problem ? and really thank you for the recommendation

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats actually a really good point and a great question. I debated and researched getting the xp over the 1080 ti once prices started getting stupid but ultimately just didnt want to deal with converting a reference card to a hybrid with a hybrid kit plus even at 1200$ this was cheaper and the proformance gain just didnt justify the differance to me....already hurt paying 1200$ for a card I knew was worth 850$ lol now I did at one point contemplate holding off amongst rumors of volta consumer cards in april but figured these are rumors and even if true im fairly certain this will last me fine through volta to the generation after volta.

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