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Adieu, x99

by mattias1172

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20 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 27, 2017

Date Built

April 20, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.95 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.016 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

50.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

About 2/3 years ago, I said goodbye to my x79 build. Today, we say goodbye to my x99 build by forever immortalizing it in the completed builds forum. It served it's purpose well through many games and miscellaneous activities. But all things must end and I am moving to the x299 platform just as I moved to the x99 platform.

If anyone has any questions about the parts in this build, feel free to ask.

Part Reviews

CPU

Pretty good CPU. Back in the day, it was considered one of the best. But today with the new Ryzen processors, I'm not so sure it would have been so popular given its slower clock speeds and 28 PCIe lanes. Never had a problem with it though, it handled everything I threw at it regardless.

CPU Cooler

Pretty good CPU cooler. Kept my temps near or under 40c at idle and under 85c at full load.

Motherboard

Awesome looking motherboard. Very easy to use BIOS and feature rich. Never had a problem with it.

Memory

Not the fastest DDR4 ram, but it got the job done. Never had an issue with the RAM. Worked just fine running two 2x8gb kits together.

Storage

Fast SSD, low storage space compared to today's growing standards.

Storage

Fast SSD, pretty low storage space given today's standards.

Storage

Fast SSD, pretty low storage space given today's standards.

Storage

Fantastic SSD. Great storage size for a good price. I use this drive for my steam library and it works great.

Storage

Been using this HDD for a few years now. Blanked it a few times and its still going strong. Fantastic drive, can't go wrong with WD.

Video Card

Awesome GPU. Handles everything I have thrown at it with incredible speed. The only reason I took a star off is that this card is not meant to be oc'ed. Its got slightly worse cooling that its FTW3 counterpart and less power making it harder to overclock.

Case

Roomy case with great looks. Pretty easy to build in. Made mostly of metal making it extremely durable.

Power Supply

I've had this PSU for over 3 years now and its still going strong. Never once had an issue. The only thing I don't like about it is the lack of sleeved cables.

Monitor

Good monitor. Looks great when viewing straight on. I do wish it was an IPS panel though.

Comments Sorted by:

customgtp 23 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Sweet.. Very clean!!

mattias1172 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thank you!

If i was going to keep this build, i would have purchased sleeved cables to make it just a little better. Over the years, i lost the rear metal covers for the pcie slots, I probably would have gotten more of those too.

Anyansayo 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

That is a ton of different individual SSDs. Looks pretty good.

mattias1172 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I started with the 250gb SSD and didn't want to spend a lot of money on another when it started getting full (remember, this is past prices of SSD's before m.2 drives). I have both 250gb drives in a raid 0 config for games. After the prices dropped, i bough a 500gb drive for my steam library. The 128gb is the OS and the 1tb is backup/redundancy.

Anyansayo 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Okay.

Anyansayo 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Why windows 8.1?

mattias1172 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

That was the original OS when i built it. Windows 10 was in alpha/beta I believe then. I did end up doing the free update to windows 10 though.

Anyansayo 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Oh, I see.

THuNii 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

So what do you plan to do with it now?

mattias1172 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Sell the cpu, board, ram, and gpu to cover some of the costs of the upgrade. My final version of the build is going to feature the Asus 1080ti Strix OC cards instead. The SC2 was mostly a placeholder since the FTW3 was sold out and i wanted to see what Kingpin was going to bring.

dream4502 1 point 17 months ago

lyn3le tbon mok a staff

Bosswoman3 -1 points 17 months ago

Why not go with AMD? And the video card you could have saved a couple of bucks by getting the evga GTX 1080 ti SC black edition. And why did you pick and old version of Windows?

Limits 3 points 17 months ago

I believe when he bought the parts for this system, Ryzen wasn't out yet (built in April 2015). So at that time, productivity related tasks was still dominated by Intel CPUs. Windows 8.1 is probably because of either a spare license or more likely because of software compatability.

mattias1172 submitter 4 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Correct, this part list is mostly original from when I built it in April of 2015. The only change is the 1080ti, which is going in my new build. I posted this before disasembaling the computer to get ready for my new PC.

Bosswoman3 0 points 17 months ago

He should be able to update to the new OS now

mattias1172 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

This is an old parts list. When I built it, no one had even heard of a Ryzen rumor yet; it didn't exist. As for the GPU, I've have SC2 GPUs from EVGA since the 780ti, so it's mostly habit.

customgtp 23 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

And it is a very nice build, nothing wrong with his cpu or gpu of choice. Good looking build

Bosswoman3 0 points 17 months ago

Okay

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mattias1172 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I highly debated if i wanted to get the 1900x or not. I ended up getting the 7820x and the Asus x299 Strix-e board. I realize i lost the best value award here, but the main reason I did it was the higher clock speeds and the better overclocking potential. I plan to build a custom water loop for the first time on this platform to maximize the potential of this chip. I already gave it a test run using my h105, i was able to achieve 4.8ghz on cores 1-4 with cores 5-8 @ 4.4hgz at 1.29v. If i try to go any higher, it starts to throttle. Plus, i don't have a 4 pin cpu cable so that could help too once i buy a custom sleeve set.

I am going to run sli 1080 ti cards, but running them at 8x8 instead of 16x16 only gives marginal loss to fps.

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