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ASUS STRIX X299-E Gaming / Inwin 805 Infinity Build

by BoyScout

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61 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 26, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 8, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

66.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.569 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C

Description

For this build we re-visited Intel's X299 platform, this time testing the higher end Core i9-7900X. Check out our Build Video to see how the system came together as well as the Cable Management Time-Lapse to see how we cleaned things up for the final look.

A huge thanks to ASUS for providing the motherboard, processor and video card, as well as to Inwin for providing the power supply used in this build.

And now, some benchmarks:

Benchmark Overall Score Graphics Score Physics Score Combined Score CPU Score
FireStrike (v1.1) 21095 27439 23721 7275 --
FireStrike Extreme (v1.1) 12955 13503 23804 6519 --
FireStrike Ultra (v1.1) 6801 6656 23305 3584 --
Time Spy (v1.1) 9294 9269 -- -- 9439
Benchmark Result
Cinebench R15: CPU (Single) 196 cb (MP Ratio: 11.03x)
Cinebench R15: CPU (Multi) 2158 cb
Cinebench R15: OpenGL 136.76 fps
Benchmark Setting Preset Resolution Average FPS GPU Usage CPU Usage
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ultra 3840x2160 38.12 fps 98.7% 13.7%
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Very High 3840x2160 53.0 fps 98.3% 14.9%
Ghost Recon: Wildlands High 3840x2160 59.34 fps 98.1% 17.1%
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Medium 3840x2160 65.2 fps 98.0% 17.7%

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iPxn3z 5 points 17 months ago

i need 8 sticks of rgb ram

  • no one ever

Looks awesome though ! +1

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 17 months ago

Need...want... whatever. :)

Glad you liked it!

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 3 points 17 months ago

Looks dope! +1

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Thanks!

Fatroadcop 3 points 17 months ago

Man this build is garbage. Doesn't even have 2048GB of ram practically unusable.

I'm kidding I would sell my left arm for this PC.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Well, everyone has to have their standards, I suppose. :)

J0urn3y 2 points 17 months ago

Really beautiful, the Inwin's new lineup of cases have really impressed me. But, would it kill you to put an RGB outtake fan by the motherboard!?!?!

Just kidding, great build (-<-)

+1

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Barry wouldn't let us add more cables.. kidding as well -- that would have looked great, but we were also pretty happy with the SilentWings.

Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed checking it out!

tooben 2 points 17 months ago

I can't seem to find the inwin 805i it's out of stock everywhere

Tubbytoo 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Great build! I love the case, I was actually just looking at it about an hour before I saw this on their website. Shocked at the price of it. Curious, how was it to build in? I still may spring for it since the holidays are right around the corner

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 17 months ago

I understand the sticker shock -- but it really is a thing of beauty to behold. And the quality of the case construction doesn't disappoint. At that price point we get that it's not for everyone, but it seemed pretty fitting for the build we were creating here.

As for actually building, we were pretty happy with it. The lack of a PSU shroud, while an understandable design choice, was a bit off-putting for developing a strategy to keep cables clean and hidden. But the flip side of that is it made things incredibly easy to maneuver inside the case. For example, we pre-installed the PSU cables, as is our usual recommendation, but you don't have to at all in this case with so much open space to work with.

It did feel a little odd how involved the process was to remove the drive cage so we could add the additional fans, but otherwise it was pretty straight forward. Interesting note on the drive cage -- it can actually be mounted in a couple of positions on the front of the case where we had our radiator as well as it's default position in the bottom of the case. Though you'd have to change up your CPU cooling solution if you decided to do so.

Speaking of the front radiator mount -- a big thumbs up. We've built with a few cases that feature similar mounts and it's always nice to be able to attach the radiator (with it's many screws) outside of the case and then slide it right into place.

There is reasonable space in the back for cables, though since it's a glass panel, you do want to make sure to get everything tucked neatly so there's no pressure on the glass when attached. We only used an M.2 SSD, but keep in mind what you might need to allow for routing if you start adding 2.5" drives on the back. Custom length cables could do amazing things here, I'd wager.

Hope that helps!

asusisthebest17777 1 point 17 months ago

Nice build! Now when you get your hands on a 7980XE and a Rampage VI Extreme, please may you make a build with that?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Thanks! and should we manage to get our hands on such power, I imagine we would certainly build with it.. With great power comes -- well, you know... Tempered glass and usually 2-way SLI. Though to be honest -- we don't have anything further planned for X299 right now. :)

FlipLaw 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Tight AF, I think just needs some custom cables to set it off and bam! Already fire though.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Thanks -- and you are right. Custom cables would look great in this case!

nbrigdan 1 point 17 months ago

Looks awesome! I've built in the same case, does it get a bit toasty under load?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Thanks -- glad you enjoyed checking it out.

Honestly, we feared it would be a lot warmer. As it turned out, things ran pretty cool, especially the CPU. Adding the two bottom intake fans seems to have done a good job of providing ample fresh air. Without those, I'm not sure we would have been as happy.

KarmAngel 1 point 17 months ago

Hahaha, it's the second time i have the luck of ending this build's video, enter PcPartPicker and bam! The build is here :D

+1 Great build

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

You've arrived, right on time. :)
Thanks for the feedback and glad you liked it!

frostmaster468 1 point 17 months ago

to infinity and beyond. wow that's a cool case +1

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Indeed. Glad you enjoyed checking it out!

MannyPCs 1 point 17 months ago

Looks rly nice. +1

How is that case? Is it easy to build in?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks! I gave a quick run down in a previous reply of our experience, but it was relatively easy to build in. And cable management is always fun when you have no where to hide (at least for us -- not sure about Barry!). :)

MannyPCs 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks.

maverickvii 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Looks amazing

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks -- glad you enjoyed checking it out!

Camranatic101 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

why 64gb of ram?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

To keep the unused DIMM slots from being lonely?

But seriously, because the purpose of most X299/X399 systems is for computational intensive applications, where lots of memory (generally 32-64GB) is helpful (or required).

@Ahmed_Emara 1 point 17 months ago

Cab you do a nzxt noctis 450 build please

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

We actually built in it a couple years ago, but unfortunately the video is no longer available (it was for one of our early live streams). Was there something you were hoping to see or learn about the case?

@Ahmed_Emara 1 point 17 months ago

The cable managment.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

I'll dig around.. It doesn't look like we posted a completed build for it, but perhaps we have some pictures of the final build I can post.

@Ahmed_Emara 1 point 17 months ago

ok great

DidIBuildItRight 1 point 17 months ago

my only question really, is how long did it take you to get the case, I've been wanting to get the InWin 805 for my first build but seems like its only ever been out of stock.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

We bought it back in late July (this build was originally set to happen in early August) so and it was generally available at that time. It does look a bit tough to find right now, including from Inwin's own store. I'll reach out to our contact there and see if I can learn when it might be more available.

DidIBuildItRight 1 point 17 months ago

well that makes more sense it seems like its been in high demand lately . btw I dont really know anything about building computers I was wondering if you could take a look at my parts list if you get a minute and let me know what you think? It being my first build I'd like to do it right. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/DidIBuildItRight/saved/2fRTHx

Xyxer 1 point 17 months ago

Hey DidIBuildItRight I think this monitor is better as your current one is a 1080p monitor. https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160278&cm_re=4k_monitor-_-24-160-278-_-Product

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Jamlons 1 point 17 months ago

What is too much RGB, never heard of it in my life.

Anyway really nice build but I would never be able to afford $260 case ahaha

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks! And that's understandable.. It's certainly something of a showpiece case.. But knowing we had a high-end X299 build to find a case for, we thought it reasonably fitting to finally get to check it out.

Oh -- and may the RGB be with you, always.

andhypno 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Nice build! i want to overclock but i dont know how do you have any tutorials on how to everclock for first time? would appreciate it thanks!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

We've not created any tutorials for overclocking, though it might be a good idea. That said, a number of recent motherboards have simple "auto tuning" or "quick set" overclock options for pushing your CPU higher without a lot of effort. You might check your motherboard manual to see what it may offer.

willfancher38 1 point 17 months ago

Hey, just wondering if you overclocked this build at all. I'm building a machine with the same CPU and cooler, and I'm not sure if the cooler will be enough to push the CPU to the likes of 4.6GHz. Just wondering what your experience with overclocking this hardware has been; thanks!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Sorry, we didn't overclock on this one and don't still have the CPU on hand, so I don't have any data to particularly share for that scenario. We did apply a simple overclock on our i7-7800X build a while back with some success, though it used a different CLC.

Anyansayo 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

This looks great, but I do think that it is a bit pricey especially for not having a custom loop. Speaking of custom loops; has PCPP ever done a build with EKWB or something like that? Or are there any plans to.

Also, I was wondering if that RGB that I see in the front of the case is just part of the case, or did you have to pre-install it?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

We haven't, though it's something we'd love to do at some point. We've talked about it for a special project series or something, but for most of our builds we typically stick to using hardware our System Builder supports. (custom water cooling components are still a bit further out on our TODO list)

The RGB LED infinity mirror comes pre-installed on the 805 Infinity. You can get a version without it as well.

tj311 1 point 17 months ago

Very nice build. That case is beautiful. So... you would use an external DVD drive if needed? Do you think this build would be suitable for video editing? (mainly 4k and high frame rate HEVC files) The only thing I'd have to change is the graphics card since I already have a brand new EVGA NVidia GTX 1080 (08G-P4-6181-KR)

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks! Yeah, you'd have to use a USB optical drive if needed since there's no optical drive mounts on this case. This system should do quite well for video editing and rendering 4K content.

tj311 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you.

AleexanderSilver 1 point 16 months ago

Hi i have a question, i´m gathering pieces to build a PC, and i bought the same Motherborad and CPU, but i have doubts about the Ram, reading the cpu specs it says support only DDR4-2666mhz, my question is should i buy a 2666 mhz or superior? the cpu can support superior speed ram?( sorry about my english, im not sure if its the right question)

nc3123 1 point 16 months ago

I am building a very similar build right now... saving up every week from my pay to buy a part. Purchased the MB one week, the 64gb Gskill RAM the next, then the i9-7900X, then the 960 Pro 1TB, etc.

Only things different is I went with the Phanteks Evolve ATX TG case and went Coolermaster for the AIO CPU cooler (MasterLiquid Pro 280) and PSU. GPU is a Titan XP.

I have watched your build video about 15x as this is my first build and I had no bloody clue how all the cables connected to the MB.

I am a few weeks off from the last of the elements then I will have my baby completed and post pix.

A huge shoutout to your channel, your youtube video for this build, as well as PC PartPicker site for ensuring compatability between all my choices. You made it possible for a total noob to design, spec and build a high end 3Ds Max/V-ray design and rendering computer that looks amazing. Thank you so much!!!!!

Illrunyou 1 point 15 months ago

Are the 140mm for the cooler or the case?

davidcardon 1 point 15 months ago

Where did you get the 4-pin CPU power cable?

Very recently I purchased the same power supply and motherboard as in your video, but there was no 4-pin cable in either box. I had to use the single 8(4+4) pin cable that comes with the In Win power supply to power the 8-pin CPU connection, but had to leave the 4-pin CPU connection empty.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

We used both of the PSU's EPS 8-Pin (4+4) cables. The first one connects to the 8-pin header as you indicated, and the second was used for the 4-pin CPU header, just using half of the connector.

davidcardon 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks for your reply. In the past two weeks, I have ordered In Win's Classic series power supplies in both the 750W and 900W versions. The web page for these models and the PDF file spec sheets from the website say they should come with two 8-Pin (4+4) cables, but both of the actual boxes I receive only claim to contain one 8-Pin (4+4) PSU cable, and indeed have only one. They seem to have changed their minds about how many cable to supply. Although the power supply itself seems great, I will probably need to give one less star on my rating due to the missing cables. I was unsuccessful contacting their customer service, and a very long internet search did not result in finding the right kind of cable to buy from anyone.

khmergod 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Are the temps as bad as everyone says it is in this case?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

It's a case of trade-offs... (if you'll excuse the pun).

In its default configuration, I can definitely understand concerns over temperatures. That's why we re-configured the case layout to add the dual fans to the bottom intake (trading off the ability for the drive cage to remain) in order to feel more confident that the system would feed adequate cool air into the case/radiator. With that choice, our temps were within expectations at typical loads and "decent" (given the X299 CPU) under heavy load. We've certainly seen better, but it wasn't untenable.

Ample fresh air seems to get pushed in and up to the radiator (CPU temps looks great) and then across and up to the rear exhaust. I'm not sure how well a single lower intake fan would have worked though if we needed to rescue space for more HDDs than the M.2 options provided on the motherboard.

Adding to the air flow oddities is the PSU, which in the 805i intakes (likely warmer air) from the main case cavity (right below the GPU) rather than fresh air from the bottom (it exhausts out the back as well). That's extra heat on the PSU over time, which isn't the end of the world, but isn't my favorite choice.

So I point all that out to say, most cases (even one that get's hammered in reviews on it's air flow options) can be made to work with a bit of deliberate planning with adequate cooling (CLC vs air, etc). Some cases just seem to make it more of a serious thought process (and experimentation) than others -- hence, what you've probably seen written in reviews on this case.

jmluansing 1 point 11 months ago

can you give be bench mark for 3d rendering or video rendering thanks using cinema4d

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Sorry -- the Cinebench test is the only one we did at the time (the processor in this build was on loan, so we don't have it on hand anymore to re-test)

LiamDyer 1 point 10 months ago

Why are framerates so bad on wildlands with a 1080 TI?

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BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks -- they were taken using an Olympus E-M10 Mark II.

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BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

The cables seemed on par with cables from comparable PSUs we've used recently from SeaSonic, Corsair and EVGA.

Cost-wise, it's a 900W 80+Platinum, which for comparison basically places it between 860W and 1000W units. Shown in that range, is seems to (reasonably) align with the prices of units above and below it.

The only negative we really saw was there only being 2 PCIe 6+2 connectors. At 900W, we'd have liked to see 2 more to support 2-Way SLI with 8+6 powered GPUs. But beyond that, we were pleased with the unit.

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