Description

After leaving PC's for Mac's 18 years ago, Im back. I need awesome CUDA support and wanted to run RTX 2080ti's. This machine is the beginning. I went together really smooth and am happy with the result.

I OC'd to 5ghz without any issues at all. Stressed it for over an hour and it was running like a champ.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 13 points

Same price as a Mac, about 20 times the performance..

Super clean build i really like it! +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 7 months ago
  • 8 points

Great job, I don't care the amount of hate I can get for this, but apple is absolute garbage. +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

Fusk apple

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks for agreeing with me :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

only their macs in my opinion

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Their phones are slowed down with ios by apple so that people will buy the new phones.

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

Samsung master race XD

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah!

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Maybe in the future, a PC Workstation is a good first step.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

haha. Well I do love OSX over windows. And I do like the design of the macs... that being said I love the totally non mac design Of what I came up with. Im loving it so far!!!

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, but don't you worry.... for only $15,000 you can get an Imac pro with a graphics card that can carry you through 144p gaming at a whopping 10 frames. (sorry for late response) and for only $2000 more you can add a 256gb ssd. Great savings!

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

Welcome to the PcMaster Race !

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

haha!

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice motherboard, a six phase board to handle a 9900k, better than most ASUS ones on the market.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

The asus ones can still handle a 9900K, it's just that they advertised it as a "twin 8 phase"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

https://youtu.be/6lAE3PgWoRc?

I'd suggest you check this video out. The only board advertised as that, the Maximus XI Hero, is a four phase.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I am loving the board. Vid's said it should handle the 9900k better than the Asus. Though my friends with the Asus have had no problems and love theirs. Having thunderbolt on the PC is great too!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome build! im gonna build a similar build like yours but with the Asus maximus XI HEro

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

good luck :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! I have two friends who used that board and they love it! I got this board just because of the thunderbolt, a creative coming from a mac, I do have some thunderbolt drives. The Hero is suppose to be awesome though! Post pics when you do

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

You should leave mac for anything. xD

+1 for ditching the Mac.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

ditched from mac to macbook = GOD

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Im still running an old Macbook Pro. Im not sure I have found the perfect PC notebook replacement. Razer is close but not quite there....

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

haha. thanks.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

What were the temps at 5Ghz for an hour? Did you delid the CPU?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you tell me what delid is? I can check the temps for you. I did do some stress testing and rendering on it. I can look at temps next time for you for sure. I am using stock thermal paste at the moment. Whatever came on the cooler...

Ill try to get that temp for ya.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

In your description you said you stress tested it at 5Ghz for an hour. I was just wondering what your temps were cause when you test for an hour, the results are very different than a 10 minute test. And delidding the CPU is when you take off the IHS, and put liquid metal directly on the silicon chip for drastically better temperatures.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

ahh. thanks for that info, I never heard of delidding. I have a picture I took of my screen with the testing software up at 35 minutes into the test (I don't have one at an hour, sorry - I was just happy it was stable). Temps of the cores at 35min range from 58 (Core7) to 84(core 3). Most cores are in the mid 60's to 70 range. The picture I have doesnt have anything as far as the Average for the total CPU. I don't have any custom thermal paste or anything, just what was on the cooler when I bought it. I hope this helps!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Your temps are decent, but I recommend you watch this video regarding AIO's. You will want to watch your temps if you want your cooler to last the full 5 or 6 years your going to use it. The video basically just talks about keeping your AIO coolant temps under 33c and your actual cpu temp limits. To stop water permeation and such that breaks AIO's.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you repost the link to the Vid? Thanks!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I love blue/purple themed builds. nicely done.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

The Founder's Edition card is so clean it's just a shame you can't change the color of the RGB. Great build though! I'd say you definitely upgraded.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yes I love the way the FE looks. SInce I will use it for 3D rendering, a second card is in my future.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

things that are good everything

things that are bad i dont own this and may never will

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice rig! I'm looking to do a Dynamic case swap in the near future with a similar fan set up. Thanks for sharing!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for commenting. Glad you like it!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

One more thing, do you know if your going to do silver or black case?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

A couple things, the monitors are old, had them for years and are still decent for creative work, though a 4K that I can game on (though gaming is secondary to work) is in my future....

Razer Keyboard and Mouse are being added this week (a gift from my kids, so I held off on getting it myself).

I tried two other GPU's before settling on the 2080ti FE. The PNG XLR8 2080ti and the Asus Dual OC 2080ti. The Asus I got was REALLY LOUD and bulky plasticy cheap feeling and it wasnt two slot so it will be harder to add a second GPU in the near future. The PNG wasnt bad and sound wise seemed on par with the FE most of the time, but I think when it got hot, may have been louder (though close). It was a two slotter which was great. Why did they stick that ugly white sticker on the back that voids your warranty if you remove it ?!?!

The 2080ti FE has a fantastic build quality to it. It looks great! By far the best design to me personally of all the GPU's I considered. Its two Slot, which is important as Im going to add a second. The good sound level, quality build, and sexy design caused it to be the winner.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, I'm thinking about setting up a very similar build with yours, but um it's my first time building my own PC (total newbie here) so I'm very insecure about especially one thing: the cooling. I'd like to know how you've set up your fans, which ones are exhaust/intake and what does ''push/pull'' mean too, if it's not much of a pain to explain. I'd really appreciate it if you could help me out, as I intend to overclock just like you did. Also: do you think that the 2080ti black edition is able to smash any game at max settings 1440p or do you think I should pay the extra bucks for the FTW 3 Ultra Gaming version? Thank you very much and congratulations on the build, man!

Both builds that I have thought up for the past few weeks are here: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/arthurhenrique9/saved/

Feel free to give me whichever advice you can, I'd really appreciate it! =)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the corsair LL120 fans? I was very interested until I realized you needed a 60$ hub to control RPM on them. Considering the Riing Trio but they are sold out currently.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

hi! When you buy the 3 pack, it comes with a fan controller and a RGB controller (RGB Controller can control 3 fans) - The Commander I got because I was going to need an internal USB hub anyways to connect both the corsair RGB controller and the corsair AIO CPU cooler I have as I only had one internal usb port on my MB. So I am using the Commander as both a USB port and a controller for 3 fans. I orginally was going to add 3 fans in the bottom of the case, which was another reason for the Commander as it can do 6 fans, but I ended up not doing that.

I like the fans alot. They look great! I have it set to not even spin when the machine is idle and cool as I tend to leave the machine on 24/7. And they kick on when things start happening.

Good luck!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so helpful!! Thank you! I just purchased the desingare board as you have and have the same issue of lack of USB ports. I was thinking to add a PCI card to add more, or even a 3.0 one so I can use all my case ports too. I wanted the trio from thermaltake but they require a 5v rgb heaer which we do not have. I also dont want to use thermaltakes software. Corsair seems to be the way to go even if its a bit messy with 2 boxes and extra wires.

I may be back once I get these set up as I plan to leave my computer on 24/7 as you mentioned and would appreciate any tips on my first build!

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

im curious as to why you chose a 1200w PSU? either way very clean!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on having dual 20180 ti’s in it soon. It was also on a super sale on Newegg.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.

What are your white PSU cables?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

https://cablemod.com/product/cablemod-c-series-rmi-rmx-basic-cable-kit-white/

I think I got mine from a microcenter. Mine came with the cable combs. Much better than the cables that came with my PSU, which I hated (great PSU though).

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build! Question for you - I'm going with the same case and mobo... Do both front type A USBs function as 3.1 gen1? I can't tell if additional hardware is required for the on-board USB header to function with both front USB type A ports. If you have any other tips or trick with this combo, it would be much appreciated! Again, nice work.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. And the USB-C header works too

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build.

I am saving up for something similar but may be get one 1440 144hz instead

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I would totally do that. My monitors were old ones I already had. Getting something new is on the list for me. Just not very high on that list yet :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

good luck mate

one last question how do u find the FE card performance wise (especially temps)

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I found them to be awesome. I bought 4 cards total and kept the FE card. The others were either ridiculous as far as Fan Noise and/or had terrible coil whine. The FE card has a subtle amount of coil whine in certain circumstances but was by far the lease of all the cards. It had the best build quality of them all as well. I will say a 2 slot card for me was the biggest I would get as I am going to add a second card soon so didn't look at the 3 slot beasts. I don't like the cheap fealing chunky plasticy cards anyways.

I would definitely recommend the FE cards. I like them better than the old FE blower style cards as its quiet, though the blowers have their advantages in multi GPU setups as well.

They are the sexiest looking cards as well, that matters some to me since its a glass case.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm building something very similar and researching what mobo to get. Have you looked into alternatives before going for the Z390 designare? I'm tempted by the Aorus Master but just found out about the Designare so would just like to get your thoughts.

Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow you really went all out on your first PC away from mac

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!!!

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems with the Motherboard BIOS and the CPU? I am interested in making a similar build using those components.