Description

Continuation of old build. Looking to eventually update my Gigabyte 2080 to a founders edition 2080, or super card. Last build had a faulty 8700K that would randomly bluescreen despite liquid cooling and clock speeds. This is much cleaner.

Hoping to also try better keyboards. Currently have tried the Logitech G410, G513 Carbon, Craft, Corsair K95 Platinum, and Razer Black Widow Lite. Logitech G Pro keyboard is in the mail and soon to be tested. If it doesn't work out, I'm going for a Ducky keyboard or something with double shot PBT caps.

Feel free to leave suggestions, recommendations and whatever else in the comments.

Part Reviews

CPU

5Ghz all cores. No issues. Everything runs smoother, with better lows than my old 8700K.

CPU Cooler

Lighting isn't that great, and cooling could be better. I'd look into Corsair.

Motherboard

Better than ASRock, with great heat syncs and power delivery.

Memory

May cause bluescreens if clocked at 3000MHz

Video Card

Does its job, I'd recommend founders edition for best performance and consistency though.

Case

Simple and minimal.

Monitor

Ahead of its time. Love the design, build quality, and smoothness.

Keyboard

Rolls Royce of gaming keyboards. Lights don't get that bright, and macro keys get in the way.

Mouse

Low weight means better performance, but when visitors pick it up they think it's cheap plastic junk. :(

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks really clean! Any issues with the monitor?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. I'm trying to sell it, and buy the Alienware AW2518H, a 1080p 240Hz TN panel instead. The 4ms response time and 120hz limit on the ultrawide aren't worth it to me anymore.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Why isn't your build with a 7980XE as your name specifies?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Separate incomplete build. Waiting on specialized liquid cooling components.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE