Description

I have been wanting to build a PC for years but never had the money to, but that changed recently and I was finally able to build the PC of my dreams!

This is mainly a gaming machine but I also plan on doing some live streaming with friends, and maybe a bit of editing as well. I did a couple of (private) test streams and wow, Ryzen is a beast when it comes to streaming and gaming on the same machine! I'll have to do some more testing, but all I can say is the processor is very capable!

I didn't have many issues with the build, just plugging in the front panel IO and the RGB strips was a bit difficult because of tiny space and big hands. I also can't get anything besides my graphics card to show up in Asus's Aura software ¯_(ツ)_/¯.

I got my RAM to 3066MHz at 1.32v, for some reason it just doesn't want to go to 3200MHz. I got it to post at 3200MHz a couple a of times, but for the most part, it doesn't like 3200MHz.

I also did a slight overclock on the CPU, I pushed it from 3.6GHz to 3.89GHz at 1.34v. I ran Prime95 for a while and everything ran stable and cool. I feel like I could hit 4Ghz or 4.1Ghz if I upped the voltage some more, but I'm fine with how things are right now. :)

Other than that everything runs great! I'm able to play all of my games at 2K ultra settings @ 100+FPS! :)

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

really nice job picking parts! and a good job on building the system but can I get some more pics of the system and especially that card!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll definitely add more pictures soon!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

This is possibly the first system on this site to feature the Origins STRIX 1080ti you better give us eye candy!!! +1 for parts

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Just amazing. Happy for you!

Nice parts. That GPUs, I grabbed 2 for my build as well. They look so good.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Hell i feel like i would have picked the exact same parts myself. Pretty much the top shelf everything here.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I added some more pics of the GPU for y'all :)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I know in the past people have been having issues with RAM. Did you have any problems from install or did it work straight away? I just started a build with Ryzen 7 1800x and the same mother board but have been waiting for the Trident Z RGB (TZRX) model specific for AMD Ryzen 7 and Threadripper. Maybe I don't need to wait. I imagine the AMD specific kits will run at 3200 straight out of the box...possibly...

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

For me, the RAM out of the gate ran at 2133MHz. I was able to boost that to 3066MHz at 1.37v pretty easily, but I haven't been able to get to run stable at 3200MHz yet. :(

Other than that though I haven't had any issues whatsoever. If I can get the RAM to 3200MHz I'll be sure to update this page!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, quite similar to what I am planning, in terms of CPU, Mobo and RAM anyway. Curious, do you use G Skill's software to control the RGB or the Aura software? I have read recently that using multiple RGB controllers can mess with the Trident Z RAM.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I use Aura for all of it. I had to uninstall and reinstall Aura before it would recognize anything other than my graphics card. But after some trial and error, I got the motherboard, RAM, graphics card, and the two LED strips I added to work. Though with the light strips, they do whatever the motherboard does they don't actually show up in the software.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I hate to say it, but the Assassins creed origins edition GPU (only 500 were made, I actually have one) is ruined by the rest of the build :( Not much to do tho, I've had one for a while and I still am looking for a good part list to compliment the aesthetic.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I agree sadly... I originally wasn't going to get the AC Origins 1080ti, but at the time of buying parts it was the only Asus 1080ti that was available :\

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

In the future, it could resale for a lot. 1080ti's are about 1100 USD right now. I bout my 1080ti for 750$. I sold and bought a 1080

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't know this would happen when I made the original comment

  • 18 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't understand people who spend over $2000 on a first gaming PC. Anyways +1!