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Project Endgame

by Captainkooch

Description

Basically saved up for 3 months and researched for weeks for what i exactly wanted, i wanted not only a overkill htpc, but a overkill gaming pc. i got a 350mm riser cable and so far everything works fine. I'm having a little trouble getting to 3200mhz on the ram, but honestly not a big deal. Couldn't use Thermaltake sleeved cables because they weren't long enough. I also bought the tempered glass upgrade kit. I set all the rgbs to red but sometimes Asus aura crashes and it makes the ram and motherboard switch to default kind of annoying but i think it'll get better with updates. I still have yet to mount it to my wall.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU, definitely was trying to future proof my build with this one. Sometimes a cpu temp error pops up but i think its a glitch, since when i go to bios it immediately shoots down, its generally only on cold boots

CPU Cooler

Great cooler i needed a 360mm and this one is the best one on the market

Motherboard

Honestly this one isn't that necessary, but honestly i needed the pc not only to look good but work great.

Memory

I put it to 3200mhz and after awhile itll become unstable on a launch of a game, im just not experienced enough so i downed it to 3066mhz

Storage

Great stick will definitely not have to worry about memory for a long time

Video Card

This GPU will run any game at max settings without breaking a sweat, sadly its really expensive.

Sound Card

Makes my vizio surround system actually sound good, has 5.1 surround sound and a bunch of other sound goodies

Case Fan

They look amazing and RGBBBBBBBB!

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Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 4 points 12 months ago

Tell me how you guys like it, id love your guys opinion.

Aelar_Nailo 1 point 12 months ago

Lovely! Its great seeing more open air builds, not many of those here. However, why the 1800x? Wouldn't a 1700 be approximately the same if you are OC'ing anyway? Anyway, very pretty and ALL THE RGB!

Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Thanks man once i saw it i knew i had to get the case. Tbh i kind of regret buying the 1800x but honestly im going to be using this for a long time and i was thinking might as well just spend that extra change.

Aelar_Nailo 2 points 12 months ago

Up to you! Honestly, kinda chump change when looking at the price tag of your build. Enjoy it man! Burn those frames, baby!

Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Lol thanks man, finally able to play pubg.

animportantartist 2 points 12 months ago

This thing is crazy. Great job! $$$$$

Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Hahaha thanks man im glad you like it!

JudahRoars 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Cosmetically, that card in vertical mount is absolute fire. Well done.

Sykadelik 1 point 12 months ago

What do you play on this? What settings, what fps, etc.?

Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 4 points 12 months ago

well i spent all my money on the computer, but im saving up for a 2k monitor. but on 1080p i get close to 300 fps on overwatch and i get 100+ frames on pubg. i generally play on high and its honestly the most amazing experience playing anything you want without a problem and at max setting and at 100+ fps. i mainly built this for destiny 2, but that game can run great on a potato. So basically only play overwatch and pubg, but im waiting for red dead redemtion 2 and destiny 2

Sykadelik 1 point 12 months ago

nice

masterlimbe 1 point 12 months ago

I'm a little curious about your choice of motherboard: Why spend nearly $300 on a board and a Wi-Fi adapter when you could spend the same or a little less on a motherboard that has on-board Wi-Fi & Bluetooth?

Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Well i was thinking about getting a board that has a wifi adapter built in, but the wifi adapter i bought should give me better wifi than on board wifi. But you are right, i could of done it much cheaper but this thing is going to on wall for the next atleast 8 years, so i thought might as well make it perfect for my tastes.

masterlimbe 1 point 12 months ago

Well, your tastes are the most important thing here, it is your PC after all. Now be free and destroy all the FPS meters.

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I'm not saying that it would be the better decision (or wise) but for that price, you might as well have gone for a Titan Xp

Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

In the beginning i was thinking about that but then i also was thinking that the titan xp would be better slightly buts also costs 1.2k compared to the 800$ i spent. I also get the beautiful design and rgb of the aorus. I only use this for gaming and movies, so a titan would be wasted on me.

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Oh, that makes since! I thought you spent $1100 that is listed in your part list (sounds like you got it at a good time). I was thinking like appearances and cooling aside; if your going to spend $1100 on a 1080 ti then you might as well go for the Titan Xp. If the option was $800 for the 1080 ti or $1200 for the Titan, then I would also go for the 1080 ti, no questions asked.

LeMMingSlayeR 20 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Great build! I think you definitely have enough horsepower here that you won't have to worry about upgrading for a long time.

You're not the only one with fussy memory. I still haven't been able to get my RAM (G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 2x8GB) to full speed, running it now @ 2933 with the MSI B350 Tomahawk board on the v1.8 BIOS and my Ryzen 1700 @ 3.8ghz. I'm sure with time it will improve, but to be honest for a brand new platform and architecture I haven't had any major headaches. For me, Ryzen has been a relatively painless transition from my old FX-8350.

+1

Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Thank you so much! i completely agree, it was a breeze setting this up. hopefully within this year all the updates should fix any problem anyone has. But honestly, 200mhz is only 1-2% performance increase, so im not completely worried about it. Hopfully, they fix it soon.

Meithen 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

That looks very clean, nice job!

DiscJam 1 point 12 months ago

''Ok Google, What is the most marvelous object in the Universe''

''Did you mean Captainkooch's Project Endgame?''

Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Lol that actually made me laugh, thank you so much

DiscJam 1 point 11 months ago

Yup, you're welcome! Love your build BTW!

I hope to hop on Ryzen in a couple of months so I hope it will blow away my expectations. What are your experiences with Ryzen thus far?

Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

They are great, a few teething issues; but honestly for the money you cant buy a better cpu.

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Temps and voltages measurements pls? :)

Do you plan on clocking?

Cool build!

Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

i have the cpu running at 1.52 volts at 3850mhz. The computer can handle anything i throw at it. Since its a open air case without a fan blowing directly over the ram and pcb it can tend to get kind of hot, but nothing dangerous. I stay away from high overclocking i just dont see the need and with a 3000$ computer i dont think ill need to upgrade for a very long time so might as well take care of it and keep it running at the sweet spot.

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

1.52V is really NOT recommended because anything above 1.4V leads to CPU degradation.

You should be able to achieve 3.9-4.0GHz at 1.325-1.35V. Just keep the temps below 70°C.

Also try to update the BIOS regulary, because 1.0.0.6B gives big improvements, but Asus hasn't implemented it yet for this board.

Cheers.

Captainkooch submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

oh lol im sorry i accidently posted that. i have the cpu z posted as the last picture

ericide 2 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

Very clean build! That graphics card looks so nice in this case.