Description

GPU - Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080Ti Xtreme:

In my opinion, one of the most amazing looking 2080Ti card out there. Decided on it even though its thermal is a lackluster.

MOBO - Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master:

Feature-packed and competitively priced. Was tempted to get Z390 DesignNare, but figured the aesthetic of the Aorus Master matches my GPU better.

CPU - Intel Core i9 9900K

My old 6700k is getting very low frame rates for Minesweeper. Hence, decided to get the king of CPU for Gaming. Can't wait to sweep more mines =)

CPU Cooler - NZXT Kraken x72

Not sure whether it is an upgrade or downgrade. Swapped my Kraken x62 for a x72. Though the x62 only has a 280mm radiator, it consistently outperforms the x72. Decided to jump the gun purely because a 360mm radiator with 3 fans looks better in my build.

RAM - G.Skill Trident Z Royal!

Well, there are no lack of criticisms in the reviews for these RAMs. But, I personally think they look out of the world! Hoping to make my build standout by avoiding hot favorites like Trident Z RGB and Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro.

PSU - Seasonic PRIME 860w

What beats a Seasonic? 80-PLUS Titanium with CRAZY 12-Years warranty. Coming from Seasonic Platinum Series (SS-860XP2), I am sold to the reliability of Seasonic's PSUs.

SSD - Samsung NVMe 970 Pro

Yes, I know 970 Evo has better value. But, why not go for the top of the range when I already spent so much on other components?

CASE - Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic

I have always been a NZXT fanboy. As you can see, I included their Kraken, Aer 2, Hue 2, Grid+, and Internal USB Hub, in this build. When I was planning my build, I was almost certain that I will go for the H700i. What swayed my decision are all the amazing PC-011 DX builds on PCPP. I could not convince myself to give this gorgeous case a pass. No regrets at all.

UPGRADES - This system has definitely burnt a hole in my pocket. I guess I will not be spending anymore $$ on it in the next 3 to 6 months. In time to come, I hope to:

  • swap the current 3 x RF-FN122-RB for RF-AF120-B1 (Aer F120)

  • add-on a 1TB WD Blue 1TB SSD (or something better if I can spare the cash)

  • get a new set of tri-colour custom sleeved cables from ensourced

  • and of course, a better Gaming Monitor (maybe a ROG Swift or Acer Predator)

Will be adding more photos soon! Feel free to leave your comments =)

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 10 points

Cheap and crappy CPU. Even cheaper GPU. Most generic PSU you could find. And a solid-state hard drive that no one’s ever heard of.. Man I tell you what, you’re going to wish you spent a little moremoney buying quality parts. At least your RAM has gold in it. LMAO! Seriously though, nice build.

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

This comment was an emotional roller coaster - funny though!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly! was laughing away!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha, i am not sure if it's a compliment or not.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I really hope your being sarcastic

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too

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  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

I have no clue what you are talking about the minimum is for mine sweeper is 2 2080ti in sli with 128 gb of ran and a 9900k jeez you only get like 1 frame probably ;)

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

I did some overclocking and manage to get 5fps. Loving it so far!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Ha ha that's great I'm looking forward to the upgrade tho

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

ROFL Monster!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

So glad to see that you side mounted the GPU. It's bizarre the amount of people who pay extra for the Aorus Xtreme 2070/2080/2080TI and then just stick it in like any other GPU.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks mate

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hows the GPU (Aorus) working so far? is it reliable ?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

A very tidy build. Really good looking RAM but ouch, that price. Probably performs like a champ though and of course, looks really cool.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. It's hard to justify that kind of price. I guess the pricing will dip real soon.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

you have enough fans to make that thing fly lmao

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

LMAO

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get those kits of tridentz royals?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

newegg

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the cpu temperature

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hovering between 27 to 30 degree Celsius when idle. I live in a tropical country (Singapore) by the way.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What about when gaming

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Have not game on it yet .... still on my 6700K + 980Ti meanwhile.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build!

Does your old gaming rig mean a lot to you?

If it doesn’t, I would sell it or something idk. Even if you do sell it, i don't think this beast of a PC has much room for improvement. How are the NZXT AER RGB Fans? I heard that they are noisy (but hey, they look so good!).

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I live there too

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmA5yZ_mQIM Slippy - Malicious, thank me later.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Which vertical gpu mount did you use that also allows you to keep 3 fans down? Thanks

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using the cooler master one. I bought the cablemod one initially, but there was not enough clearance to mount a bottom fan.

Yes, temps were better than expected. Idle below 40 degree Celsius. Hence fans are not spinning.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot!! Much appreciated.

Another 2 question if thats ok:

1- i have a h100i platinum, and plan to put it on the side... but since it only fill two fan spaces i will put the rad towards the top BEHIND the the metal window but the fan infront of the window... the idea being to add a 3rd fan and all will be at the same level as the two fans above. Im not sure if you can picture what i mean And wether this works.

2- if i wanted to add additional push-pull fans behind the window would that be possible (or tight tight to fit rad and fans on the inside)?

Thank you very much!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the thickness of the radiator? I can help you measure the clearance at the back of the case when I get home tomorrow from X'Mas Celebration.

Anyway, I doubt you have enough clearance for push pull.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build. Considering this case as well. Just to confirm you have intake from the bottom and exhaust through side and AIO?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right. But, this may not be the best configuration. I am doing so because the leds on the AER fans are only on a single side.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I saw a Hardware Canucks video on YouTube that tested different fan configurations on this case. From memory the best was intake on bottom and side, with AIO top mounted exhausting through the rad.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you or someone please tell me the difference between the Aer RGB 2 fans and the original Aer RGB fans?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the NZXT AER RGB 2 Starter Pack include a fan controller?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

And how is that GPU? I have heard that it runs VERY hot and may have some cooling issues.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

My Arous Xtreme is in fact getting very good temps compared to 9900K.

The bottom intake fans are providing additional cooling to the GPU

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your CPU temps? because im considering building something similar with that motherboard and CPU cooler, which is why I asked about the GPU, and I want to be able to overclock without high temps or thermal throttling.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not do any overclocking.

At stock, here are the temps

Idling: 30 to 35 degree Celsius 15% to 30% load : 40 to 45 degree Celsius 40% to 60% load: 50 to 60 degree Celsius 70% to 90+% load: 70 to 80 degree Celsius

You results may varies according to your ambient temps. I am living in a tropical country.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, thanks for the timely response, those temps arent that bad, and I live in Canada, where it snows all year round, so mine shoud be even better :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

nope. only rgb controller.

You will need to purchase a grid fan controller separately.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, good to know :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fans came with the starter pack

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Just two

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

how many fans can you plug in to the fan controller?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

6 fans can be plugged into the Grid+ , without using splitter

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

so you don't need a splitter to control it?

I'm sorry, i'm new to this kind of stuff

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

the fan controller has six 3-pin ports for you to plug in your fans.

In order to control your fan using NZXT CAM software, you must run a micro USB cable from the fan controller, to the your motherboard's usb 2.0 header. The cable comes in the package.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello. Nice GODLIKE build :-) Quick question: you mounted the x72 at the top, like I did. However, I'm running into issue to close the top pannel with the dust filter on, because of the screws of the Kraken. What about you? Did you use even smaller screws, so the dust filter stay flat? Thanks!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there. I used the the screws that came with the X72 and have no issues with the filter or top panel.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello. Thanks for answering. Do you mind taking a picture of the top of your case, top panel off but dust filter on ? I used the provided screws too, but still ..

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Wow, I dont know how u did that x) I'm not the only one in trouble with the dust filter on rad screws. Last thing: do you ming taking another picker with top panel off and dust filter off? I'm wondering if you used washers too.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. I am not using any washers.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

MORON, IT TAKES 4 2080TIS TO RUN THE RECYCLING BIN, STOL CHEAPING OUT, jk nice build, we have the same ram sticks, i love those things

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

apparently very few like those rams

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk why, they have really good heat spreaders

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I've recently become interested in this case. Does it comes with a riser cable that allows you to vertical mount the GPU?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. I am using the cooler master vertical GPU mounting kit that comes with riser cable.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Appreciate the quick response. Was it pretty easy to build in this case?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. Very straight forward!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think you have enough space for a vive wireless card with your gpu vertical?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I am quite certain there is not enough space

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally love the Trident Z Royal Series. I actually think it was executed in a very classy way.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

same thoughts!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome looking build! Side mounted Giga 2080Ti with the NZXT Fans look great!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats you GPU temps idle and under load? I'm planning on copying your build but with different fans and CPU coolers but I'm worried about the GPU thermal throttling.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Idling is about 40 Degree Celsius, and Max Temp under load is around 75 Degree Celsius.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG WHAT A MONSTER!!!!! WOW

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

I dont really like how the RAM looks, but thats just my opinion.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

So its not just me :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Same, but i dont like how the rgb looks on the gitttery ones. The normal ones look fine.