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Just upgraded my Intel i7-5930K to an i9-10900X. Everything is new except the case, PSU, monitor, keyboard, mouse and the secondary Samsung OEM SSD 961. I decided to stay with my TT Core X9 case because I like it so much! So nice to have a tone of space and options. I also decided to go with all air cooling and went with the Noctua NH-D15 Chromax.Black. It's a beast but with the X9 it fits easily and since the motherboard lays flat, no issues with weight. As you can see from the pictures, the second fan is raised slightly to account for the G.Skill Trident RGB RAM I am using. That is one drawback of the NH-D15 is the second fan gets in the way of high profile RAM modules. You can actually quarter turn the cooler and mount the heat sink and fans in the other direction but I wanted the exhaust direction out the back of the case. I don't mind the look of the higher fan. It also gets right up against the PCIe slot 1, so I mounted the RTX 2080 ti in the third slot, which is the other PCIe x16 slot. Like I said that cooler is a beast!

I need to replace the old stock ATX PSU cable so that is why it is not routed more cleanly. Hope to get a much shorter cable from CableMod soon. Might also replace the other PSU cables as well if I feel like spending the extra bucks. The rear 140mm fans are CoolerMaster MasterFans and are controlled by the motherboard for both fan control and RGB. They are certified Gigabyte RGB Fusion compatible so that factored in my decision for those fans. They are quality fans and work well and are providing exhaust airflow out of the case. The 200mm fans on the top and the front are some inexpensive RGB fans I found on Amazon. I like how bright the RGB LEDs are on those fans and they are fairly quiet. They have their own controller with a remote so are being controlled there separately. They are providing intake air into the case. With the all the open ventilation in the X9 not sure how much positive pressure I am getting but I figured I can't go wrong moving all that air into the case. Will add temps once I benchmark and stress the system.

I splurged on the graphics card and went for the EVGA RTX 2080 ti XC Ultra Gaming. It was on sale at Best Buy and couldn't pass it up. Over all I am really happy with the system thus far and feel I have more than enough horsepower for all I need to do. I work in IT so do a lot with virtual machines and also like to game whenever I can. I think I'll be good for a while!

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  • 1 month ago
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Boss 👍🏾👍🏾

  • 1 month ago
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Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
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I am considering this CPU as a possible next step in my computer so please be sure to come back and share the results of your benchmark and stress tests.

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  • 1 month ago
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  • 1 month ago
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I wanted to stay with Intel on this build and 10 cores should be fine for what I need. I'll see how far I can push thing!