This is my first build and I decided to dive into the deep end. I use this pc for everything from gaming, to household and work use. You may see different peripherals in the pictures and the parts have changed over time as I found what I liked best through trial and error.
I upgraded from the 1080ti to the 2080ti since it was a $100 dollar difference for my particular GPU. I traded in the Rzer Huntsman elite (it’s a great keyboard) for a Glorious GMMK Compact with Kailh Speed Bronze switches. Traded in the SteelSeries Rival 600 for the Glorious Model O. I think you’ll see a pattern with Glorious products. I dig them a lot.
I traded in my Asus PG258Q 240hz for an Acer Predator Z321U which is overclocked to 165hz 240 was amazing, and after long periods of use with both monitors you can tell the difference even if it’s just slightly. But competitive games aren’t all I play and I wanted the best of both worlds when it came to high refresh and a great picture. I don’t regret the trade at all. The Acer absolutely kills and is the first larger monitor I haven’t had a problem with. 32 and a subtle curve is perfect.
I overclocked my CPU modestly to 4.8, no need to go any higher for me. The ram is also clocked at 3200. Overclocking with the Maximus X Hero was cake. I haven’t tried much overclocking with the GPU solely because I haven’t needed to do so.
The entire gaming room was hand built by name, desk and all. Second PC in the pics is my roommates, and is very similar in specs aside from the GPU (1080ti).
9 fans in total, 6 in push pull on the NZXT cooler, 3 140mm on the top and back. Airflow in this case was pretty restricted so I got the Mnpctech custom front plate. Keeps everything very chilly. Razer mic was on sale and I wanted the microphone so I could use my Fiio DAC. Revolver S headset has been amazing thus far, and best of all is the Logitech speakers. They’re hands down just amazing, couldn’t recommend more for the price point.