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Build had a couple of hiccups. The first iteration had a 280 rad in the front which caused the RTX 2080 to run extremely hot. It was pushing 85-90c under load extremely quicly (w/ 100% fans). So, i moved to the X42 and placed a ml140 intake on front/bottom of the case in order to get cool air directly on the GPU. It now runs max 75c overclocked w/ fans around 40% on the card and 55% on the front intake. With a custom fan curve set this build runs almost completely silent w/ normal usage. I have the curve set to increase to audible levels around 55c which is only achieved when gaming, benchmarking, or rendering. I have to admit, getting ram timings ironed out w/ Ryzen is not exactly intuitive. It took me several run throughs to get my ram stable at 3333mhz.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of games do you play and what fps do you get with the processor/gpu combo? or is there a bottleneck?

  • 10 months ago
  • 4 points

Shouldn’t be a bottleneck if the 8700k can do it more than likely the 2700x can do it

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

There's the option to upgrade to Zen 2 as well, and the 3800X is looking very good for performance, which could be unlocked even more with an OC.

  • 10 months ago
  • -1 points

I agree 2700x should not bottleneck RTX2080, but you make it sound like 2700x=8700k in gaming, not true

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

At 1440p 144hz there is zero difference between the two. The GPU is the bottlneck. That was my main consideration when going back to AMD. The Ryzen outperforms in workloads and is dead even when gaming over 1080p.

  • 10 months ago
  • -1 points

Wrong, play AC origins with fps cap removed and you will see the difference, most games just dont load up cpu much these days, doesnt meen cpus are equal in gaming.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I play BF5 with custom medium-ultra settings and maxx AA and get 150 fps on 1400p @ 144hz.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Loving that wallpaper.

Awesome build though! Super clean. +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfect parts for your color scheme overall an amazing build!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. How did you like working in that case?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I liked it. It was a little frustrating not being able to keep the 2080 cool w/ 280 rad in front but, I like the setup I landed on after some trial/error. My stress tests keep the CPU ~60c and the 2080 always under 75c. I'd probably have used a slightly shorter PSU if I had it to do over but, it wasn't a total nightmare to fit the current one.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

That RTX 2080 is for work, not gaming, right. xD

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Very important work.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

what headphones are those my guy

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a HyperX gaming headset. I don't use them for music. I have Sennheiser HD650's for that.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

the ones you see in picture three on the far right

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the same issue with fractals terrible cable ports so i had to see them ugly *** front io ports

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you plan on overclocking the CPU? You can get really great performance by doing so.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I've found that just using PBO (or a default DOCP) profile works a lot better for me. I have the 2080 overclocked to about 2055mhz. I was able to get the Ryzen all core overclocked to 4.3 but, it just ran hot as hell. It's not worth it to me. It did get a 2000+ Cinebench score though.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, you could have got a 1TB SSD and 2080Ti with that budget. You basically spent $400 or more on all that RGB ram, overkill motherboard, overkill PSU and all those case fans. If I paid $3000 for a PC and got a 2080 I would have felt scammed.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I know how addition works. I don’t need a 1tb ssd; I have about 50tb of storage. As for the 2080ti, I refuse to pay over $1000 for a ******* graphics card (there were also tons a reports of failing cards when I was buying everything). The case fans we necessary to cool that 2080 in a mid tower (to my liking). I plan on keeping the PSU for 8-10 years and going SLI if games begin to scale better. Cool story though.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

You refuse to pay over $1000 for a performance improvement, but you paid hundreds on fluff like overkill motherboard, overkill power supply and unncessary case fans. Cool story though.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

None of that will be overkill when Ryzen 3’s come out and I upgrade....

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Haters gonna hate. Nice work on the build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't kid yourself. You won't need those even with ryzen 3.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

With another 2080 I would.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you fit a second 140mm fan at the top?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the VRM heatsink blocks it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

So could you just put a 120 and a 140 up there or just a 140?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

2x140’s in the front, 1 140 on top, and a 120 as a rear exhaust.