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First PC Build - Gaming and Editing Rig

by breezymoto

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37 Comments

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Date Published

Nov. 12, 2018

Date Built

Nov. 9, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.9 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

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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TheDankKn1ght 2 Builds 9 points 4 months ago

Nice budget / entry level build

kek

Benjamin1966 2 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

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

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

All four are 4400 MHz yeah, definitely overkill!

Benjamin1966 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Wow, nice.

ZedSamCat 2 points 4 months ago

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

thecapitalcucumber 2 points 4 months ago

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

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

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.

thecapitalcucumber 1 point 4 months ago

Definitely

nurpp- 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

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.

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

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

Broxx 6 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

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

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

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

eliekdahl 1 point 4 months ago

WOW

ThatOtherMore 1 point 4 months ago

What a clean build. 1+

Crazycatman 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

+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!

Drew_802 1 point 4 months ago

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

nemo_cat 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

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

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

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.

nemo_cat 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

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

GoldGuyGames 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

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

Kp212 1 point 4 months ago

How is the gpu holding up? Have ordered one myself

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

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.

bgarside 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

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.

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

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.

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

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.

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

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

RealTwistedSoul 1 point 4 months ago

Did you remove the front case panel?

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

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.

HoiSan1969 1 point 2 months ago

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

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

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

HoiSan1969 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks!

slumslum 1 point 2 months ago

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

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

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

floofs 1 point 2 months ago

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

breezymoto submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

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

Jlew6116 1 point 22 days ago

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

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