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I've been planning this build ever since fall 2018 when I pulled the trigger on a 34" Dell Alienware ultrawide monitor. Last build from scratch was in 2011. Many private build lists here on PCPP, and accessory upgrades likes the monitor, an Ikea Karlby desk, some Rokit 5 studio monitor speakers w/ PreSonus 26c audio interface, VModa Crossfade m100 headphones, and now finally I've completed the PC build I've been wanting for so long.

I'm really happy with how everything turned out. I didn't have any issues! It posted right away. Sure, after like 4-5 hours of build time, but that was mostly the cables. 8 fans with 2 wires each is no joke. That was about 2-3 hours alone. Then of course getting a Win 10 media setup on a thumbdrive and installed. Worth it though, and fastest install I've ever seen.

I will say it took me a few days to figure out the fan speed situation though after it was built. I needed to install the Asus AI Suite 3 software, and figure out how to use it. Once that was done everything worked out. Now it doesn't sound like a jet plane taking off.

Sure, I could've went with a 2080 TI instead of the fancy case, cooler and fans, but I'd rather have the solid cooling for longevity. Front USB type C was important to me too, so the Asus x570 Tuf mobo was out of the question. I also bought all of these on a Microcenter run. Luckily they pricematched just about everything! (newegg & amazon). Looking back though, I wish I didn't pick a Microcenter in Chicago cause of the 10%ish sales tax.

I let the BIOS do it's smart overclock so now my CPU is at 3900mhz. I should probably double check my RAM speeds, but it's so good I haven't cared to yet. All said and done, I figure, buy once cry once. Get what you want if it's important to you.

I'm really happy to finally have all that time I spent addicted to planning this build back to me. Phew. Time to move on to other things :).

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, just curious.. can you link me to those black stand things your speakers are sitting on?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sure! They're foam isolation pads. Definitely noticed an increase in bass without it going into the desk. Went with these ones: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PB3DJY4

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, components, peripherals and write-up. Congratulations! I would inspect your memory speed as the default is something like 2933 mhz. Please advise why you cannot get at least 4.0 Ghz on the CPU w/ that nice cooler. Also add some close-up pics w/ case open if you can. Thanks for posting. Enjoy for years to come!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Went in and double checked, and yep you were right. I have it running the XMP profile now. Thanks! I haven't messed with overclocking in a really long time so I want to do some more research before I take that dive. I'll most likely overclock once Cyberpunk comes out. \m/

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Aye, same cpu, literally the same gpu, same fans, and the same case!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ayyyy, You! (☞゚ヮ゚)☞ ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

^^^^^

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is the RAM Compatible with the motherboard? Are you able to run it on 3600MHz?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yep! The BIOS setting is called DOCP, which is the same as thing as XMP. It's really easy. You'll have no issues getting to rated speeds.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

My DCOP isn't working well with 2700X. Have the TUF version. 2 DIMMS works great but not 4.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, we have almost identical builds down to the case and same monitor. I am buying my parts in phases as budget allows and I have everything except for my GPU and fans. I started my build last night and had a question about the usb 3.0 cable that comes with the case. When I plugged it into the MOBO the cord seemed like it stuck pretty far into where the bottom fan bank would sit. Did you have to do anything special to get the fans in with that cord there?

Great build and I hope to have one almost identical in the next couples weeks/months!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! You won't regret those parts. I had the same concerns about that cable. When building, I assumed I would've needed to leave that middle fan out but it turned out okay. The connector to that cable is definitely larger than it needs to be, and you could get a low profile adapter if you want a really clean look. But I found I was able to get everything in by sort of just bending it up and over the fans. It looks okay and best of all the ports work great!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I had done a little research to see what type of adapters I might need, but if I can make it work without the adapters I'm all for that!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thats a lot of cooling

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have the exact same modem/router combo lol. Nice build.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is that bad if the thermals are still good? I honestly don't know much about that except that it probably gets hotter?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Checkout this link for more information on this topic! Great tip 3Prcntr, thank you. https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/voltage-on-ryzen-7-3700x.3500141/

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