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Long time reader, first time poster.

I sold off my x79 system as I felt it was time to build my next long term PC.

It took a while to gather the components as I was waiting for the Phanteks Halos LUX frames to be released, as well as the Titan X Pascal hybrid cooler to come back in stock (I know I can use the 1080 ti one, but it says 1080ti on the face which would bug me to no end!).

The PSU, GPU, speakers, monitor and case are the holdovers from my x79 build.

The 805 Infinity is a real pain and has terrible airflow for such a heat generating system. I used small 3mm hex nuts on the screws connecting the infinity panel to space it out a little bit. The small gap improved temps dramatically.

I should have gotten another case for this system but I initially had the stock GPU cooler on because there were no plans to rerelease the Titan X Pascal hybrid cooler, and much thinner Noctua fans (the e-loops are 29mm), and the halos LUX frames weren't announced yet.

By the time I learned the RGB fan frames were coming out, decided to get e-loops AND that the hybrid cooler was back in stock I already had everything installed fine in the case. But adding thicker fans, fan frames, a hybrid cooler and an RGB hub really made things tough!

Under stress my CPU used to hit 91C, now most cores stay below 85, and some below 80, and this is with an all core OC of 4.6Ghz. The GPU hits between 59-67C depending, but it's still way quieter and doesn't throttle unlike when it was on the stock cooler.

The fan frames and case RGB strips are plugged into the Silverstone RGB hub which is then connected to the RGB header on the mobo. So all the fan frames and LED strips show up as one unit in Aura, and then the RAM sticks.

edit: I used this to mount my card vertically: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999380 It fits 100% perfectly in the 805i and the riser cable it came with was the perfect length.

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 4 points

Is that the titan, titan black, titan z, titan x, the titan x or titan Xp

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Titan X (Pascal)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

You don't really need noiseblockers. The corsair 1450s do the same job at 2/3 of the price.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It's true, there are more cost effective options. I actually have four 140mm and 3 120mm brand new Noctua Reduxs sitting in my room now past the return date at Amazon because I decided to get the e-loops, lol.

I also have a STACK of corsair AF and SP fans from my previous build :(

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

o m g amazing build dude

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

my god that video card is gorgeous.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Should have waited for the Titan RTX to release to get a bigger performance increase. Who doesn’t like having 24 GB of GDDR6 and ray tracing?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but you should lower the clocks and voltages.

Running the CPU beyond 70°C for long periods of time leads to core degradation.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Those temps are under stress test conditions with the OC. Under normal use they don't hang out above 70 very often, but point taken! :D I may just go back to stock frequencies since I'm not crunching NASA formulas or anything

  • 27 months ago
  • 4 points

~in alien dialect, to alien buddy~ "NASA formulas! Ha!" ~hysterical laughter~

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

4.3GHz at around 1.15V should be stable.

That would give around -10°C gain.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it possible to mount fans on other side of radiator bracket on front panel side or is that impossible?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

It is possible! In fact, I originally had it that way but the e-loops are 29mm and were right up against the front panel allowing no airflow, which is why I put both sets of fans on one side

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Going to order some ekwb stuff now

infinitum partial build https://imgur.com/gallery/pCyTc

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the ASUS TUF x299 Mark 1 and the Corsair ax1200i. I was wondering if you just used the 24 pin and 4 pin to connect to the CPU? I'm having trouble and can't connect the 8 pin.

Or could you split the 8 pin and plug half into the 4 pin connector and half of the 8 pin?

This is my first build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The last part. I had an 8-pin CPU cable that split into two four pins.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! Building a system in the same case with the same power supply. Would you mind posting more pictures of your cable management behind the other side of tempered glass? I would appreciate it so much!

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

EDIT: Realized 3dmark results are online! Here are mine at 4.6Ghz OC.

https://www.3dmark.com/spy/2478852

And no offense taken on the PSU question!

The PSU is a holdover from my previous x79 rig.

At one point I had Quad SLI (2x GTX 590s), then 3-way SLI GTX 770s, then SLI GTX 980s.

I believe I got the PSU sometime towards the end of the GTX 590 era because my system would occasionally shut down at the limit and I wanted to make sure it never happened again (this was with a Corsair HX1000). I didn't anticipate how efficient things would get, how far SLI would fall out of favor, and what a premium PCI lanes are now, lol.

And this PSU blocks the second bottom intake fan mounting holes :(

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