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This is my 2nd computer build. The nvme drives and the WD Black drive I pulled from my 1st build so the prices on those may be a bit inflated as they were purchased 2 years ago. For some reason it's not allowing me to input my cpu clock, it's 5.1@1.31v. The gpus are actually overclocked to 2115mhz but it settles in at 2070mhz. I started this build just after christmas but I just finally finished it thanks to my tax return. That's what paid for the 2 2080 ti Hybrids.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

+1 for spending this much money on a PC, -1 for not using a pair of Titan RTX, but +1 for just how good it looks

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL, so I'm still up one, I'll take it! Thanks btw.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Why does SLI even exist at this point?

  • 7 months ago
  • 5 points

Because it still works in some games and because people like me will blow their wad on it, lol.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Who cares?

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Finally another high end 500D SE build. Probably going to take the top spot. Nice build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. I like yours too. Extremely clean and professional looking, especially the back. I lost patience with my cable management back there. I just couldn't get it to work in my favor the way that I wanted, heck, I had to force the cable management cover to get that sucker to shut!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to practically stand on mine to get mine to shut as well lmao. I cant imagine how you got the extra power for the graphics cards though. There was no room for another cable for me. Very tricky but you did a great job!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Oh, the pcie cables, ugh, I wanted them to go through the side but I couldn't, they swoop back up to the hole in the shroud. Which in itself was still a pain because each connection has it's own cable. There's a lot of wires crammed behind that power supply. Next time, custom length cables will be towards the top of my list!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

thats alot of radiator tubes in there... also the gpu power cables criss cross is cool. Great build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. Yeah, the radiator tubes are the only thing I don't like, but, I'm just not confident enough (or patient) to attempt a custom loop at this time. I do have one pictured in my head though, simple clear fluid and copper tubing. I think the copper tubing would look awesome.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

The box of the 9900K is cool.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I like your surround sound setup. Btw I know this might be a dumb question but what desk are you using? I'm trying to find a nice gaming desk that doesn't look like a gaming desk.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, it's not a dumb question. It took me awhile to find one that I liked with the proper measurements that I needed. I got this one at Office Depot. It's made by RealSpace and it's called the Mezza Collection.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll look it up, thanks

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Best-looking build on the website. +1 Are the listed gpu temps with the overclock?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you so much, very kind of you to say. Temps are with the overclock, though the memory can hit mid 70s and I don't know the max safe temp for it so it makes me nervous.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a way to boost that secondary fan on a performance mode to deal with that?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

That's with the built in fan maxed out, it might be because it's in sli and doesn't get enough breathing room or possibly because the LL120 fan I have in place of the stock rad fan isn't dissipating enough rad heat since it's not as powerful at only 1500rpm

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok so that was my question, you replaced the stock gpu rad fans with the corsair rgb ones? the last of the 3 pack is the rear exhaust fan? How much stronger are the stock fans? I'm thinking maybe I won't swap out the stockers on mine.

one last quest- did the case come with the fan controller? I don't see it on your parts list.

Thanks!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I added pics of the new water cooled addition. The GPU temps stayed near the same, however the memory temps dropped down drastically. I haven't seen them go over the mid 50s. The downside is that my CPU jumped up about 15c during a cinebench run. I'm sure the ambient temps have gone up a bit but that shouldn't justify that large of a jump. I was thinking that with all of the restrictions in the system maybe I needed more head pressure so I switched from a single pump setup to a dual pump but that really didn't make much of a difference. The only thing I can think of is that I'm not intaking enough air since I can no longer fit a push/pull config in the front.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You just build my dream pc! Woah, better than those tech youtubers build;P im building one with a rtx 2060 and a i5 8600k but I have no-idea wich mobo to choose

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I've seen several deals for 1070's for around if not lower than the cost of a 2060. I also agree with Mcdonald. Asus is very reliable imo.

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

Thank you so much! It was my dream too, at least until newer and better stuff comes out, lol. I've always been a fan of Asus mobos myself, but that's just me. I've had 2 of them and they both overclock really well. If you go with one just stay away from their ai suite though. I have that installed on my other one and it just eats up system resources from time to time for no reason. If I were you I'd stay away from the RTX 2060, again, just a personal opinion but it's not like it can take any real advantage of the rtx features ya' know. Maybe you could find a 10 series for a good deal used. I got a 1080 ti Hybrid for $750 from craigslist. It was still new and sealed in it's original packaging. So now I have 2 of them crammed in my other rig.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

yes...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run minesweeper?

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

No you need at least four Titan RTX cards in 4way SLI on Ln2

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Sadly no, I need to upgrade to a Xeon for that I think, so darned cpu intensive.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Very attractive. Any 3d mark scores?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, here's the link to my Time Spy Extreme score of 11780, https://www.3dmark.com/spy/6116405 I didn't push the overclock to hard, especially on the memory because of all the bad cards that I've heard about, just not willing to chance it because one of the mem temp sensors hits 70c. As it is, come summer I can see myself reinstalling the factory fans or having to turn off the overclock. Either that or sucking it up and try my hand at a custom loop.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I really should lodge my tax return, +1

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of thermals and noise are you getting from your system. I've always been a little afraid to go SLI in a mid tower. Nice job!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! My temps generally stay in the low 60c range on both the cpu and gpu's. The memory temps on the cards gets into the high 70s though. I'm gonna try removing the thin metal between the pci slots on the back of the case to see if that helps because they are blocking the cards rear exhaust holes. If that doesn't help I may have to mod the top bracket so that I can make it push/pull on the gpu rads. Noise wise I guess to some it could be a little loud, I turn the fans up to 1600rpm all the way around on heavy loads. I honestly hardly notice it myself though because I get so engaged in whatever I'm playing.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you elaborate on what you did with the fans on the GPU rads? Are they push-pull? Did you leave the stock fans on the top side? Are the RGB fans plugged into your GPU headers? If they're push pull, how do you keep the fans moving at the same speed? Nice looking build.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! On the gpu they are currently just the LL120 fans as there isn't enough room for push/pull unless I modify the bracket that holds them. The fans are connected to the commander pro. I'm thinking about modifying that bracket so that I can go push/pull though because I don't think that these LL120s have what it takes to cool those rads. They did fine on the 1080tis that I had previously but these 2080tis put out a ton more heat. Matching the fan speeds is fairly simple, all you have to do is set custom fan curves. One in the PX1 software and the other in icue.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. (Pun intended).

Thanks for the info and tips. I'm getting the same GPU, and it should arrive today. Trying to figure out what to do with the fans, myself.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad I can help...If you've got the room in your case push/pull would definitely be beneficial.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I'm thinking.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a fan of the box however I'm a fan of the build. Any reason you avoided a custom loop and went with the aio and those specific wcooled cards?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I avoided a custom loop because I've never done one and if these screw up or a pump goes out then there's a warranty, if I screw up a custom loop and damage a component then that's on me. I went with the EVGA versions because I had the 1080ti versions and they performed extremely well.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool thanks for the answer. Been itching to do a hard loop but I’m nervous about it. I chickened out sticking to my kraken for now. Made a mistake with the card though bought a zotac rtx 2080 ti amp! extreme core the cards not reference and the ekwb(only watercooling stuff we get here) won’t fit. :/ hopefully they decide to make a block otherwise I’ll sell and buy their card with the preinstalled block when I build up the courage.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

what do you mean by "not reference"? Why are you not a fan of the box?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The card I ordered is longer than the reference PCB(and they don't make a block for it having said that they couldn't secure stock so they offered me the Asus rtx 2080 ti Strix OC. EKWB has a block for this and my supplier will be stocking so suffice to say I'm going to be hard-looping when it's available here) and as for why I'm not a fan of the chassis it's nothing to do with performance or anything like that, just not my individual aesthetic preference and I don't like the half shrouds.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Im going full enthusiast, I broke down and bought the Hydro Copper water blocks, 3 Alphacool rads (360, 240 & 120), fittings, soft tubing, a small EK pump/res combo and CPU block. I've got it all in so hopefully I'll be posting some updated pics in the next couple of days.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

AWESOME! I like your build and will almost be copying it 100% in the next 2 weeks or so. I currently have a r5 blackout case with 2 2080tis but they are not working well bc they are air cooled (asus rox strix oc) and the top one hits 89 while the bottom one is at 65! Swapping them to the evga ftw ultra hybrids.

curious to see your custom water setup. I also have never done that and was pondering the thought.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Just registered. I'm going to try my first build and I'm going to try something very similar to what you've done here. Does your SLI bridge need to be the same brand as your GPUs? Any tricky moments or pitfalls you'd care to share?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You forgot to add the samsung ssd to the list.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run Crysis?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Love the build. truly a work of craftamnship The speakers you have, were they a pain setting them up to your computer? I'm looking to get the same speakers for my build. But mine hopefully will be hooked up to a tv as well as my pc so i can swap back and forth

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  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes there is, I max all detail settings whenever possible and very few games can hit 165fps when they are maxed at 1440p, and yes, there is a need to max the settings too. If I can see a difference then it matters.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Until zen 2/ryzen 3xxx

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

We'll see, I really hope that AMD catches up or passes, that would be cool. I was hoping that they'd somewhat catch up with Radeon VII but barring a driver update it doesn't look like that's gonna happen, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Competition between them is good for us.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, but it's tech, it won't last long, lol.