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I've wanted to build this rig for a while now, it's my first "real" build that wasn't modifying an existing PC or the APU build I did this summer. There are three primary uses here, gaming, video editing and compiling code/development work.

It took me a while to get all the parts because the GPU was consistently out of stock, and the monitor fluctuated wildly in price over the course of the part procurement process.

I absolutely loved building in this case, the P600S has fantastic cable management, a ton of space to work in, and lots of room for cooling solutions much more aggressive than what I went for. What really drove me to this case though was the silent aspect of it. If you want airflow you can remove the magnetic top and front panels to focus on performance, or leave them on to dampen the sound. In my experience, when all my fans/pumps are at max its still audible panels or no, but that's in a quiet room with no other sound. If you have speakers or headphones its not audible. I also etched a design into the tempered glass panel which was nervewracking, I was afraid I'd ruin the one window into the case, fortunately I don't think I did.

I always was set on the 3800X even though typically it's a poor value proposition relative to the 3700X, but I was hoping that it meant a better binned processor. I don't know if I got lucky or if I was right, but at stock settings before I messed with anything my 3800X was actually boosting to 4.5Ghz which was great to see after the boost clock mess that was Zen 2 launch. I have a stable all core 4.3Ghz overclock, but I don't think I'll turn it on very often, PBO does a good job of managing the CPU, the overclock was for fun, since prior to this build I'd only overclocked a Palm Pre back in 2011.

H100i does it's job of keeping the CPU cool and aesthetically matches my PC, if I had to do it again though, I'd buy a different brand AIO and paint it white myself, iCue is garbage software.

X570 Ace has all the bells and whistles of X570, 3 M.2 ports that can be used with the 6 SATA ports with no issue, great VRMs, and awesome memory support for overclocking, layout of the board and headers made it pretty easy to work with. The heatshields on the M.2 ports are very frustrating to work with, especially if you have a drive with a heatsink already attached like the AORUS PCI 4 or MP600.

This RAM looks great, and reached the rated speeds out of the box by enabling XMP. This is Hynix D-die which I've been trying to overclock to wildly inconsistent results. I'm still pushing for tighter timings, but my current stable OC is 3733MHZ 16-19-20-36 (I'll update if I get the timings tighter), my infinity fabric is clocked at 1867 1:1 with the RAM.

The MP600 drive is ridiculously fast, most tasks finish so fast I have to check that they actually happened. The 970 Evo is almost as fast, or faster in most tasks, it's nice to have so much crazy fast storage.

The 2080 super is by far and away the most powerful card I've owned. For the resolution I'm targeting 3840x1440 it should be able to hit 144 in most titles I play. This is one of the components I can see myself swapping out in 2-3 years when 4K gaming becomes more viable.

Deepcool RF120s to replace the stock fans in the case, they are surprisingly good for the price, but this entire build made me hate RGB, and these fans were the beginning of that.

I won't talk about the cable sleeves, but the "strimer" cable works pretty well, installation is a bit of a pain, the normal 24 pin cable is usually problem enough due to size, but closing up your case with the Strimer attached can be challenging if you don't have the space on the other side.

Overall I'm really happy with how this build turned out, honestly I've spent very little time using it, and more time overclocking it and tweaking things, but that has been really fun, I think I finally get car people now.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Super nice and $$$$ PC. Congratulations! Nice work on the stencil too. Thumbs up from me. I have the Federation of Planets logo on the front of mine. I would have preferred more white personally and would have painted the SSD covers and lower power shield white. Enjoy!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Those are good ideas, I could see that happening down the line but for now the cost and time was getting to be too much.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

I was very impressed by 7 1800X, but this days 3800X is just overprice today compared to 3700X. :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It was 30 dollars more than the 3700x. Considering the chip I ended up with, I'm happy with my decision.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

LMFAO, we have $72 price diff here, crazy a$$holes our shops are... for $30 it's a no brain choice of cuz lol

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It was a black Friday sale, normally I think you're right about value

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

oh, good deal, congrats :)