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So this is my second build on this site. I had the 8700K and Aorus Gaming 7 on my last build but ended up selling it to a friend that was in dire need for an upgrade. This is my new build and second time using the Cougar Panzer chassis. Only this time its the Panzer G(which is not on the list but it's basically the panzer with tempered glass on the front and top as well). I will probably upgrade to the Evolv X when it comes here at the end of November but I must give the Cougar its props for being amazing to build in and a very good chassis. Bit the bullet and went 2080TI as well. Went with the Gigabyte as the Aorus 2080ti is not out yet and the price was the best. Card got delayed till Friday this week delivery wise so my 1080 Ti sits in there for now. Will post better pics tomorrow but here's a sneak preview. Any questions please don't be afraid to ask

The only custom cable I'm having a bit of a hard time is the 24pin Atx as there is a slit and no rubber grommets on the cougar. Using a "cheaper" customer cable for now with no combs but I am gonna remedy this by getting the Cooler master right angle adapter for the 24pin and will use the same pro cable as the one feeding my GPU

Also must add that the Aorus requires two 8pin EPS for CPU power. You don't need two as I confirmed with testing(it's for extreme overclocks) but my Ocd wouldn't let me have it any other way. Was a PITA to I stall but Corsair customer sleeved cables were perfect here (will be hard to get Pro cables in there)

I have a lucky CPU I think. At 4.9Ghz on all 8cores and a room temp of 25degrees my CPU never went above 76 degrees in OCCT. Yes it's not an upgrade from the 8700k at all and I wouldn't do it but in the position I was in to help a friend out I'm quite happy with my chip even tho all the initial reviews weren't so flattering.

I maybe shouldn't have gotten the RTX but you know you only live once and I had been saving for the new Gen for quite some time so hopefully they do get better with driver updates and DLSS becomes a thing. Ray tracing itself would be nice for cut scenes and stuff but it in game an it's implementation will probably be the norm in another 3 to 4 years so no use talking about that for now

Also in regards to the corsair fans and even AIO cooler.. I'm fed up with corsair. No need for the mess needed to run the RGB (I have the commander pro) and the mess of unnecessary wires out the pump of the AIO. We pay all that money for what. A mess with wires that are too short and each fan having two wires creating a cable mess. What the hell corsair. Shame on you. Cougar has a very awesome implementation on their fans and the new Thermaltake Trios are simply amazing and simple and perfect and will recommend to anyone of these Corsair ones. And please don't say Corsair have better software cause it took them forever to get right and only now are the bugs becoming non existent

UPDATE so decided to try a little something different to change the look a bit more and ended up giving the front panel a plastic dip in carbon look. I think it looks quite amazing

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

how do you have this and also eat

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It's my one passion I love. Live simply in my day to day

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Guys so really thinking of updating this case to the Lian Li 011 Dynamic. What are your guys thoughts on this? It's a purely aesthetic decision

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

DAAANNNG dude.... 2 kyb, 3 mice, and 2 headsets. you must be the announcer from the SW ep.1 pod race.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahaha yeah but over the year. I game a lot and go to LANs a lot so the K70, Zowie and HyperX are my going out components

Hahahaha love the Watto reference

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

why 2 mambas?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wait it should be one Mamba. Sorry didnt see that

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

oh that makes more sense

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed yeah. I must have double added it. I have 2 mice but 3 is overkill haha

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

you take this to LANs? impressive

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

No no no. Have another rig for LANS

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

jesus christ its beautiful hahaha I just noticed you bought the rgb sound card too

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

Can u imagine

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry my cellphone cut half the message. Meant so day imagine how much RGB has me hooked

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build really like the rib ram

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Do this case have good cable management?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it does. Its an excellent case for the price

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the motherboard have WiFi

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the soundcard?