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After spending hours, days, maybe weeks watching jayztwocents, linus tech tips, and various other youtubers, I built my first PC to take my photo and video editing to the next level, and to get back into the PC gaming world as I've been on console for a long time now. I hope to continue to improve this build as a hobby and to keep it up to date. I'm hoping to mess around with a custom EK water loop for the CPU and GPU within the near future. I'm also hoping to upgrade to a full tower and possibly a 2nd GPU when the cost drops a bit.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 9 points

Nice budget / entry level build

kek

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

Lmao, were you able to get all four sticks of ram to 4400mhz?

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

All four are 4400 MHz yeah, definitely overkill!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, nice.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I was wondering whether you had clearance issues with the NZXT Kraken and your RAM? Some people say that the tubing on the side of the Kraken blocks or slightly passes over their first DIMM slot.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues here, it just about touches it but it fits! I was worried at first too.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you install the RAM first or the cpu cooler? Curious if one needs to go on before the other.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I did the RAM first but as far as I know it doesn't matter.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Could you explain your air pressure situation inside the case?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have 360mm intake w/ 3 120mm fans on a push/pull radiator setup, and 420mm exhaust w/ 3 140mm fans. I figure the push/pull @ 360mm should be near equivalent to the 420mm going out so it shouldn't have any bad pressure. The power supply is separate from the rest of the system.

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't that result in negative pressure because the 120s are dealing with radiator resistance and are rated for lower cfm than the 140s? I guess you could set different speeds to equalize pressure but I'm unsure of how to do that.

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

I think since its a push/pull the air flowing through should be close to the true 360mm airflow, there's a bunch of youtube videos explaining the output of push vs pull vs push/pull. I keep the front case cover off so there's nothing blocking air coming in, whereas the 2 140s up top are blowing against a cover, and the 1 140 in the back isn't. I put quite a bit of thought into it to make sure it was set up as best as possible and it feels like the front sucks in a bunch of air, and the rear blows out a ton.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

What a clean build. 1+

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 That keyboard tho, and in the third picture monitor looks bent backwards, if you trick your eyes into thinking that. Whole build looks really alienated. Love it!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

jeez louizzz that gpu is more than my entire pc with tax XD

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Very nice. What clock speed are you running the 9900K at?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

My CAM software from NZXT shows between 4.7-5 GHz when I'm gaming. I'm tech savvy but I haven't ever messed around with overclocking. I haven't seen temps go over 50c yet so I might look into mild overclocking options.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool, sounds like your are already auto OC'ing with MCE enabled. temps sound good!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean build, nice ‘entry level’ build. +1

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the gpu holding up? Have ordered one myself

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues or overheating so far. All fans are running, lighting effects are nice and easy to adjust. Handles anything I have thrown at it so far. So far I've just used it for PUBG at ultra settings and editing photos on Lightroom.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone has been bashing the Maximus XI Hero or ROG Strix lately, how is it working out for you? I was thinking of getting this or the Strix for my 9900K.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

It has been working well for me, as far as I could see it was one of the best options right now but I could have missed a bad article or two. Everything was easy to plug and play with it.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I will say that the USB 3.1 10gbps handled a 5.5gb file transfer in seconds, and that was an incredible improvement upon my last PC which took a couple minutes! Should eliminate a lot of time with importing, exporting, and delivering photo and video files to and from my PC. I think there are 2 of those ports along with many others. I feel like I've loaded this thing with USB plugins and I still have like 4 extras. Wifi has been great so far.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job choosing the best 2080 ti... it outperforms all others by 1-3 frames

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The FTW3 looks like a solid card too. I know this one pulls a lot of wattage and I think the FTW3 is the only one that pulls more, but I don't remember seeing any statistics of it outperforming the Gaming X Trio. Definitely paid the extra pretty penny to get this one and I love it so far! I'm sure any rtx ti card will make just about everyone happy though.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice, I built my friend's pc very similar to this, check it out, it's called Jaws. :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you remove the front case panel?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

For these pictures I did. I want to figure out how to cut a custom glass front panel. I might just upgrade to a water loop and a bigger case though.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks fantastic! Is there any room left for a second GeForce RTX 2080 Ti card in your particular build?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It'd be a tight fit but you could probably do it

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have your x72 mounted as an intake on the front? How are the temps?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's an intake in the front. I think the temps are on the build page. Stays cool while gaming.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, how is your 2080 Ti holding up after 3 months?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Zero issues so far. Still running the same temps, and performing well.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

How does this perform? im pretty much building the same build and want to know where i will be with this. only difference is im getting a 2080Ti ftw3 edition instead of the msi

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It wrecks anything in its path, you'll love it!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Monitor working for you? I am going to be getting a lightly used one for 600$ tomorrow. Do you have any complaints about it? Anything you don't like? Nice build btw +1

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it and have no complaints or technical issues. I know other people have though after reading online reviews.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

is the rbg of the fans white or blue? like in your settings...

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I just noticed this, they are set to a light blue here. They get whiter

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I will be updating this build soon since I've changed a few bits and pieces since posting this. I'm also building a streaming pc as I'm dual PC streaming now w/ my work laptop as the streaming PC!

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