Description

So coming in to this build I pretty much knew what I wanted. Near "no compromises" build, yet having an air cooler and a good looking chassis. I still don't think that an AIO liquid cooler is worth it, other than for looks.

The Dark Rock Pro 4 keeps the 9900k at @ 4.8GHz (1.248 V) below 80 degrees Celsius when gaming. And this thing is a beast to cool I gotta say.

The last time I had a Gainward graphics card was around 10-15 years ago, and I have no regrets getting the Gainward Phoenix GS 2080Ti as my GPU. It's a wonderful card, with boosts hitting almost 1900Mhz for the core at default clock speeds. The card stays cool too at low 70's Celsius in heavy gaming.

Main reason for this PC was the desire to build a computer, I've upgraded once every 3 years, and the ability to play newest AAA-titles at 4K 60fps on my 4K TV.

I hope I won't have regrets building this when AMD Navi series GPU's launch this year. Possibly also going to see something new from NVIDIA in 2020 latest.

Please let me know in the comments section if you have any questions on the build. I'd be glad to answer them! :)

Comments

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

Very solid build, are you achieving the fps you wanted?

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

I first thought you commented on my Kolink build, whoops :b Yeah it's great for 4K Single-players, and for 1440p on esport-titles.

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  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

Yo this is amazing, what can you run with it?

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey, and thank you!

Anything I can throw at it actually, except for Control game @ max with Ray-tracing @ 4K (dips way below 60fps).

For example:

  • SOTTR max. settings 4K avg. FPS in the in-game benchmark is 66fps (without Ray-tracing).
  • Battlefield V @ max. settings 1440p 140-200fps.
  • Apex Legends @ comp. settings 1440p 165fps locked.
  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's amazing! currently I'm running not even like .0001 of that since I use a HD 7770 but I hope to get a 580 and sell the 7770, then eventually buy a 2080!

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

That's alright, I'm also a fan of building budget PC's and getting the best possible "bang-for-buck". The RX 580 is an amazing value card, and I used to have one just a month ago in my "Kolink Rocket" build.

If you'd ever decide to go for a RTX 2080, you should make sure that the CPU isn't a big bottleneck for it.

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 points

That's great! Also yeah I am getting a Ryzen 5 2600/3600 if I can sometime soon, though at the moment I'm running an Athlon X4 950. The 580 would be bottle necked to a GTX 1030 level so I'm planning on maybe getting a Ryzen 3 1200 just to stop the bottle necking and then I'll save for a 3600.

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 points

Funny thing is I am actually planning on Getting the Dark Rock Pro 4. lol

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

You're absolutely right about the bottlenecking, and that's a quite good plan!