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My Favorite Build So Far

by mustang_agf



Date Published

Feb. 7, 2019

Date Built

Oct. 20, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.975 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


This is my fifth custom PC build for myself since 2006 and by far my favorite and the most I've invested at any point. The build was about a 2 month planning process of researching and choosing the components.

I was really debating another build this soon coming from a 6600k and GTX 1070 that I built October of 2016. However my love of building computers along with wanting something new got the better of me.

I originally completed the build on October 20th 2018 being the day that I received my 9700k that I had pre-ordered from Amazon. To me the 9900k wasn't worth the additional $120+ when I am only using this computer for gaming and not really for any multitasking needs to require the extra threads.

I just this week replaced the case from an Aigo Atlantis to this Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic and decided to post my build. Right now I'm hit with the RGB craze but if I ever get tired of it I can switch everything off or to one color.

I have both the CPU, GPU and RAM overclocked without any temp issues. 9700k is running at 4.9ghz across all cores with 1.275 volts and maxing out at 49C while playing games. RTX 2080 is clocked at +500 on memory and +70 on core. Memory is clocked at 3200mhz. It runs everything I can throw at it in 1440p maxed with ease usually over 100fps.

Next project is to redo the game room with a new bigger desk.


Purchased and installed another 16gb of RAM and uploaded some higher quality photos. Also purchased a Corsiar MM800 mouse mat to fully RGB all the things.

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diypartsjoy 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Doesn't that GPU come with a support bracket?

mustang_agf submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

It does but I don't like the way it looks. There is a little bit of sag since the card is massive but unless it gets worse I'll keep the support out of the case.

Broxx 6 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I completely agree. The card looks 10x better without the bracket

wayneski2 1 point 1 month ago

Nice build


Aaroonung 1 point 1 month ago

Are all the fans set to exhaust?

_Roller_ 1 point 1 month ago

You can clearly see the bottom ones are intake.

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mustang_agf submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Planning on uploading brighter more clear pictures tonight. These are some quick shots I took on my phone.

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mustang_agf submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

The bottom 3 fans are intake with the top and sides as exhaust.

Awadhan 1 point 1 month ago

This case is just too beautiful!

Osbrandon 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Have you tried running cinebench on stock clock for your i7-9700k? If so, what was your benchmark? Only reason why I'm asking is because i have the same cpu and my cinebench benchmark was 1380 which i thought was kinda low. There weren't any thermal issues either.

mustang_agf submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I have not.

Deathrowy2k 1 point 1 month ago

This is reeaallly close to what I was planning to build but with custom liquid hard line. The same board(ac version), same processor, same ram (white version), an MSI rtx 2080, same case(white version), same fans(white version), same m.2, same power supply(well the 850 version), same thermal paste even. I already have a mechanical Corsair keyboard and Corsair mouse and a Logitech speaker setup. I am even going for 1440p 144+ hz instead of 4k 60 just like you. We have good taste. Are you my long lost twin?

mustang_agf submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

It's a beast for sure. I spent about 2 months planning and going back and forth on what parts to use. The only thing I compromised on was the video card. After spending 3 months trying to find an MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio for MSRP I just gave up and purchased the 2080 in December. The only thing that I want to add is another 16gb of RAM to fill all the slots for aesthetic reasons. I would have loved to do hard line custom cooling but I just couldn't bring myself to spend that +/- $400 for cooling.

Deathrowy2k 1 point 1 month ago

Yes I didn't think the 2080 ti was worth it for that much more and I am definitely getting 32gb ram to fill in the board, ram is getting cheap finally. Build looks great, I am sure it runs fantastic. I can't wait to start mine soon.

2017GTR 1 point 15 days ago

Can i ask how you have the fans wired? I am doing the same exact corsair fan setup in a lian li case as you.

I put the RGB fans on the radiator and the 3 black ones at the bottom. Whats confusing me is i thought the fans on the radiator have to be plugged into the AOI unit. The rgb kit has six slots but id have the 3 fans on the side and the 3 non RBG fans on the bottom. Simply put i have two questions.

Can/should i plug the fans on the radiator into the AOI? Can/should i plug the 3 non RGB fans into the corsair lighting unit?

Nice build btw!

mustang_agf submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 days ago

The fans on the radiator do not have to be plugged into the AIO, but I do have mine plugged into it so that I can control fan speeds through the iCue app and use the power that comes from the AIO to spin them.

All 6 LL120 fans are plugged into the Corsair lighting unit, but the top 3 are plugged into a 4 pin splitter for power. The non RGB fans at the bottom of my case are plugged into 4 pin fan headers on my motherboard. There is nowhere to plug the 3 non rgb fans into the Corsair lighting unit. That does not accept the 4 pin power headers.

2017GTR 1 point 15 days ago

Got it! Thank you so much!

osamh123 1 point 7 days ago

did you change the AIO Fans to RGB ones?

mustang_agf submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 days ago

Yes, I used Corsair LL120 fans on the radiator and used the included radiator fans on the bottom of the case.