Description

After giving my last pc away as a Christmas present it was time for me to build my new one! It took me a few weeks to get everything in place and ready to build and I can honestly say it is a pleasure to game on! The jump from from gaming on a GTX 970 and a i7-4790k @ 1080p to a RTX 2080 and i5-9600k @ 1440p not only looks great but feels great too!

The build itself took roughly 4 hours and was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I took pictures at each step to show the process! (My cable management is not the best).

So far I have been gaming on Dota2@144fps and Monster Hunter World@90fps. Both games look great and handle very well. Although I can slightly hear the PC when gaming I wear headphones so this does not bother me and I am yet to see my 2080 go over 70 degrees.

All in all I am very happy with my new build and thanks to those on the forums that helped me with my parts list!

Some Bench Marks:

Cinebench

  • CPU score: 1032
  • OpenGL Score: 124.61
  • Max Temp: 51 Degrees.

Superposition

Test 1:

  • Resolution: 2560x1440
  • Shaders: High
  • Textures: High
  • FPS Avg: 75
  • Max temp: 64
  • Score: 9938

Test 2:

  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Shaders: High
  • Textures: High
  • FPS Avg: 108
  • Max temp: 61
  • Score: 14548

Part Reviews

CPU

So far so good, seems to be handling well and not getting too hot. I am not manually overclocking the chip but letting the turbo feature take care of it which seems to be functioning quite well.

CPU Cooler

This is a great cooler, it looks great and keeps my CPU very cool even under load!

Motherboard

Good motherboard, had everything that I needed and the bios is a pleasure to use. Its reinforced PCI-E Steel Armor combined with the case means I am seeing little to no sag on my card.

Video Card

Wow just wow! Great card, looks sick and is more than capable of handling games on ultra@1440p :)

Case

Smaller case than what I am used to, but the perfect size for my desk and looks great! Was a pleasure to build in although I did not think the graphics card would fit throughout the build! (it did fit in the end)

Power Supply

This power supply being the G3 its length was perfect for the build. Although I used all the slots it is always nice to have the cables modular in case I ever need to replace one.

Monitor

Coming from a 1080p monitor this is great! While games look epic it can struggle with blacks in photos making them look pixelated (not sure why)

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Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Your part selection is similar to mine. How do you like that GPU? I have the same one on the way.

Also, what's up with the paper towel in the case?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The GPU is great :) you are gonna like it! Also the paper towel was there on first boot in case the AIO had a fault, It was removed after ;)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds like a good idea. I might do the same when I boot my system up. Cheers!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

your build looks amazing! planning on building a very similar build to you, with the same 2080 and gpu. how do they perform in games?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

How did the cooler fit the case?

Btw lovely build! Will be building almost excactly same!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey yes my AIO cooler fit in the case (can only be mounted on the front) but there is very little clearance between the cooler and the Graphics card

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you can adjust them.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as I can tell they are the same shade, if it turns out they are slightly off I'm sure that should be able to be fixed by adjusting them as MicroPOpa says :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Im basically making the same build as you, with the same motherboard and cooler. I was wondering how you got the RGB on the AIO fans to turn on since the motherboard doesn't have any RGB fan headers. Nice build btw.