Description

This build started with my admiration for the XFORMA MBX MKII case. It has been very enjoyable to build in. Here is a more in depth overview of my parts.

CPU: 8086K binned and delidded by Silicon Lottery.

Motherboard: I disassembled the heat sinks and replaced the original thermal pads with T-Global TG994 13W/mK thermal pads.

Memory: I went with a four stick kit due to the Aorus Master implementing a T-Topology layout.

GPU: 2080 Ti Founder's Edition with EK water block. I used the TG994 here as well instead of using the included thermal pads.

Cooling: Dual EK DDC pumps, Hardware Labs Nemesis 480GTX radiator, EK Vardar fans, CPU and GPU blocks.

Audio: Mod House Argon Mk3 headphones, THX AAA 789 amplifier, Geshelli Labs Enog2 Pro DAC, Kanto YU2 speakers.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Poggers +1

  • 2 months ago
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Nice touch with the Gamers Nexus crystal.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 2 months ago
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Murderbox MKII's first victim was your wallet...

The killing spree then continued with every game the beast encountered. Can next year's Ubisoft releases possibly stand up to Murderbox with their un-optimize defense? We can only wait and see.

Oh the horror.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah, I'm definitely going to try and make this build last as long as possible. Dropping a new GPU in it every few years should make it last awhile.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing setup!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, appreciate it

  • 2 months ago
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Well done! Amazing!

  • 2 months ago
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Hey i bought that psu. Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850W. All will be fine? I found some strange topics on google with random restarts and shutdowns on that psu + 2080 Ti.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems here. Sounds like a manufacturing problem because Seasonic is great in terms of quality and performance. All tech has failure rates though, nothing is perfect. I wouldn't worry, especially with 10+ year warranty.

  • 2 months ago
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Intel cannot take advantage of fast RAM. That hella clean tho

  • 2 months ago
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That is one of the most ignorant statements I have seen on here yet.

Up until Ryzen gen 3 processors, Intel CPUs were the only ones that could actually use memory clocked above 4000mhz. Performance on Intel CPU architectures is not dependent on memory speed in the way that Ryzen CPUs are, but make no doubt they absolutely benefit from as fast of a memory kit as you can afford.

  • 2 months ago
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Hmm. Seems to be something I was told falsely on YT. Thanks. I actually thought Ryzen was the only kind of CPU that can benefit from fast Memory.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Ryzen is so memory sensitive because it uses the memory bus speed for it's inter-CCX communication. That's how the infinity fabric works.

Intel uses a ring bus architecture that does not rely on memory speeds for core-to-core communication. Slow memory such as DDR4-2133 will have a much more detrimental impact on a Ryzen chip than it will on a Intel.

In general, the faster memory you have the better, regardless of the platform. That's not to say there aren't diminishing returns though so the general sweet spot for this generation is from DDR4-3200 with a CL14 rating up to about DDR4000 with a CL17 rating. G.skill is actually coming out with "extreme low latency" high speed memory under the Royal line that promises DDR4-4000 CL15-16-16-36 in a 32GB kit.

Also my use of the word "ignorant" was not meant as an insult or to imply stupidity, I used it with it's literal meaning - lacking information or awareness. In hindsight I could have used a better word. Nothing personal.

  • 2 months ago
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Aight so... you saying instead of 32GB 3200 CL16 I'd be better off with Cl14?

  • 2 months ago
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For any set memory speed, always try to get the lowest latency you can reasonably afford as it will be faster overall. If you can't afford the best of the best, sometimes getting a slower speed memory with lower latency is better than a higher speed kit with higher latency. For example:

DDR4-3600 CL 19 < DDR4-3200 CL14

DDR4-3600 CL 16 = DDR4-3200 CL14

DDR4-3600 CL 19 > DDR4-3200 CL19