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White Dot X299

by MicroDot

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27 Comments

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Date Published

May 14, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.569 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.016 GHz

Description

Hopefully White Dot's final incarnation for a while! Probably the only changes now will be a replacement side monitor as I want both to be 144Hz. Probably an upgrade to a 7920X at some point money permitting. Can't see me changing GPU unless something seriously drastic comes on the market.

Now running entirely on M.2 drives

Just replaced the side monitor with an ACER X240H 144Hz and oriented it in portrait mode, picked it up for £99 as it didn't have a stand :-)

Replaced the Mobo with an MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic, this is the board that I wanted when I started this build, but I couldn't get hold of one so I went with the M7. Scan Computers had a refurb one without an IO shield for £190 and the nice guys at MSI sent me a replacement IO shield for 20 euros :-)

probably replace the RAM with RGB Pro at some point if I can get a good deal

Part Reviews

CPU

had this CPU for a while now and it's pretty solid..no complaints..would like to upgrade to a 7920X ideally though

CPU Cooler

Love this cooler..great temps while gaming and little or no noise..iCue software keeps the colours perfect

Motherboard

Waited for ages to get this board..so difficult to get hold of and so expensive...eventually got one from SCAN as refurbished for £190 without an IO shield but the nice peeps at MSI sent me a replacement IO for £20 Euro

Memory

Lovely RAM..I got the white version but Partpicker doesn't seem to have it

Storage

This was a bargain on eBay..just wanted to go SATA free really

Video Card

Outstanding GPU..amazing performance and EVGA are the best customer support you can get

Case

love this case but if Corsair did a white version of the new 500D SE then I'd be in there like a shot!

Power Supply

Had this through about three systems, wouild like a RM1000i white custom version but that would be unlikely!

Monitor

Got this as a second without stand and been really happy with it..maybe would upgrade to the Z35P to get the higher resolution and pixel count but it's not in my budget at present

Monitor

added this as my side monitor as I wanted a high refresh rate monitor to go with the Predator and I love it :-)

Keyboard

used to have the K63 Wireless but so much time charging it and it only had Blue LEDs, that I thought f**k it I might as well go for wired and RGB

Mouse

A fab mouse..and love the wireless charging with the MM1000Qi pad

Headphones

Would never go back to wired headphones now... I love these and the sound is great

Comments Sorted by:

PurpleTurkey 2 points 8 months ago

Looks awesome

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

thank you

Popboy11 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Gorgeous build and setup, +1

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

thank you

neprietenos 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I love it! I have a very similar build but this still seems so fresh and unique. Great work!

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

thank you

Malaysaian_One 2 points 8 months ago

highly attractive

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

thank you

IceColdInferno 2 points 8 months ago

That desktop background is pretty hot.

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

thank you

Carnom 1 point 8 months ago

IMO white and blue is overdone but you've managed to give a unique look. Good job +1

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

well, in these things colour is always a matter of personal taste and you can't please everyone...but thank you :-)

Chasethepcnerd 1 point 8 months ago

What desk are you using?

EpikMark0123 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Ikea, really good stuff if you have one around and its quite popular. Ill DM you the links!

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

IKEA Linmonn Desktop 200 and IKEA Alex drawer units

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Ikea Linmonn

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Ikea Linmonn

TooManyGs 1 point 8 months ago

Awesome set up you have there. I like the whole aesthetic. +1

How's the airflow in the 570X? I was considering it for my build but didn't know if the tempered glass on the top made airflow difficult or not.

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

it's very good, there's a lot of airflow due to gaps between the tempered glass and the case, in fact I think it's the best case I've had for airflow apart from the Thermaltake P3

F22 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

What about dust build up?

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

no worse than any other case I've had

djtirrux 1 point 8 months ago

is this for sale ?

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

no..it's my personal rig

_Alpha__ 1 point 8 months ago

What did you use to close off the cable shroud, since the power supply is open to the rest of the case??

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

was a 3d printed plate, I got off the net

septapus 1 point 2 months ago

nice build i know this it out of stock but there an white gtx 1080 ti ftw3 would have been gorgeous in your system i think a lot of other people agree white is a pretty good color sceem for pcs

MicroDot submitter 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I really want a KFA2 Galax White GTX1080ti EX OC but new they are £850 and rarely surface second hand