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Ahoy everyone! I hope you are all having an amazing day! Today I am beyond pleased to share my completed build of my new PC! I have dubbed it "The Overcompensator!" I was fortunate enough to purchase a Founder's Edition of the Nvidia GTX 1080 Video Card & make it a part of my build. Along side the immensely talented team from Rethink Associates we put this PC together in 3 hours While filing the build process at the same time.

The reason for this build was because as a YouTube channel that deals with Let's Plays & video editing on a daily basic, we needed something that could not only deliver smooth 4k graphics, but handle editing and recording software with ease.

I didn't want to spare any expense (as long as it was in my relative budget of $3000. Because I also had to buy a new camera for the channel [Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ1000].

I will post the video of the actual build process below. It will of course be edited & sped up, but I really hope you enjoy the video & that you like the build in general. I honestly couldn't be more happy.

P.S. I am sure there are going to be some people out there that will say they wish I had purchased 1 part over another, or that one part is totally unnecessary, but after seeing how this thing performs, I wouldn't change a thing.

VIDEO OF BUILD!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9PGD0bKr5A

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  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

Did you just repost this so that I wasn't 1st? xD

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

lol, I accidentally posted this before it was ready & I couldn't find the edit button, so I deleted it & did it right. After I did it the second time I found the edit button, lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

xD. I was just wondering because someone replied to me and when I clicked on the post, it disappeared and reappeared on the main site lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Okay, so is that too much thermal paste? I have read everywhere you are only supposed to put a little bit on there.

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points
I would not recommend this amount of thermal compound, ever. A size of a BB pellet or a pea size is all the amount you would need. Not a lot, otherwise, anything that overflows when installing a CPU Cooler might spread on the Motherboard. The worse case scenario is excess thermal compound went into the pins of the Motherboard (Intel version) which can kill the MOBO or more if the components were powered ON. Of course, there have been experiments before but again the recommendation would be a lot less than what is seen on this processor.
One more thing, it is important to NOT spread the thermal compound like butter on the processor! This effect could cause some air bubbles and inconsistent contact between the processor and the CPU Cooler.
  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Seems like an incredibly important process.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point
A very important step when one is installing an aftermarket air cooler or liquid cooler.
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Heat is the enemy of power here. Mess up the thermals and you shorten the life span and performance of the entire system.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I had the exact same thought. Just completed my first build so I'm certainly no expert - but from everything I've read - that's waaaaaay too much Thermal Paste. Not being critical - just pointing it out so I can learn.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a lot of thermal paste.Too much actually. A waste really.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude put the screws in that mount the GPU to the case or else the weight of the card will warp or break your PCIE slot, thus ruining your motherboard.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

We did, it's just not part of the video. Good eye though! :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I added some extra pics showing the screw. :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Good, just wouldnt want that PC to get hurt. :) It is just a newborn afterall

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't agree more with this. Very heavy card.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The way you applied your thermal paste will definitely trap air bubbles.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

IDK, LGA 2011-v3 is a huge socket. The processors are much bigger than other Intels. I question if a pea size drop in the center would spread .

OP's spread looks weird, but if it works it works. I would have went with an X spread, though. Maybe even a ⋆ spread. The "maze" design he has is probably prone to trapping in air when he applies the cooler

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point