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I hope the part list and the photos will inspire some of you. This is a mix of new and used parts and while I realise that many of them are not the best today, please keep in mind that GTX 1080 Ti was bought before the time of the release of RTX. :)

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

That owl fan badge is staring me into submission. I must +1. GREAT build it looks amazing.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the kind words, the badge actually comes by default with Noctua NH-D15S cooler and actually I didn't use it for very long, only recently I thought that it may actually look great added here and the effect is nice. :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing size issues prevents 4x memory?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

The D15S version of Noctua actually allows for 4x Memory of almost all types apart maybe from the ones with very high radiators. This is not my picture here, but it shows great the 'cut' that D15S has at the height of the RAMs: https://proclockers.com/sites/default/files/Noctua%20NH-D15S%20%2818%29.JPG

There would not be a problem with 4x RAM, apart from maybe the fact that with RGB on them, the first one (closest to CPU) would be in the shadow of the cooler not really showing the RGB on the radiator of this module. :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply, just ordered the chromax version, was wondering if I could upgrade to 32gb later on.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent build & don't be too concerned about the 1080ti - it's still a decent GPU and possibly one of the most recent ones that's relatively timeless - I mean it's nearly 3 years old yet still packs a considerable punch. Might be worth hanging on till the 3080ti or even 4080ti come out before considering replacing it based on performance. Anyway +1 from me for a sound build.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. :)

If I were to play on 4K 60Hz TV-Screen as I did at a point in the past, then probably I would think about RTX 2080 Super, but considering that the resolution of the monitor is 2560x1440 with G-Sync, the lack of 10-15% power from GPU is not really a problem. I play Control Game currently with a mix of settings (basically textures and their filtering to Ultra, while shadows to medium) and the FPS varies between 60 to 110FPS with the game being ultra smooth at all times. Therefore a "change" of a GPU that would give better result, like 70-125FPS would not be even that noticeable.

In case of 4K 60Hz with traditional V-Sync that was way worse, as even the drop to 50FPS was problematic and very often the way to achieve 60FPS in 4K while keeping the settings high tended to be hard.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You got really lucky with that pg279q. Most of them (mine included) dont consistent blacks like that. Mine is pretty good and still has some IPS glow.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's that good only with the LEDs behind PG279Q. In a room with no light, there is a visible backlight bleeding in upper-right corner and a bit in the lower-right corner. It's also calibrated to 120 cd/m2 using X-Rite i1 Display Pro which resulted in "17 Brightness Setting" only, while many people use 60, 70, 80 Brightness etc. ending up often with even 250-300 cd/m2.

This is a short movie I made some time ago, when I had Edifier R2600 on the desk next to the monitor yet showing the black stability with LEDs behind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoOq6EE5aS4

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually have a “hack” that might help you. It helped me a bit. I had some pretty bad bleed on the top right corner.

The panel itself is held to the frame with one screw bottom middle and clips the rest of the way around. I just unclipped one of the clips top right so the panel wasn’t totally flush with the frame there, and that slight panel (or frame) flex fixed the bleed over there.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

In addition, here it is without any light, just the bit of red one from the Corsair's Keyboard showing up: https://i.imgur.com/0JXMGRn.jpg BLB visible in upper-right and lower-right corners, but almost not visible at all with white LEDs behind. The IPS are not really made for dark environment. :(