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I had recently posted my brothers build but he decided he wanted more power than the RX 580 I found him for a great price. After a quick eBay search I found someone selling a used EVGA GTX 1080 ftw2 for 275 or best offer. I offered 225 in an attempt to haggle him and he surprisingly accepted it. I ddu'd the PC, installed the 1080, got drivers and it does everything he needs and then some. Worked perfect for his Dell 27 inch 144hz freesync monitor (gsync). No flickering even though it's not gsync "certified". I was even able to easily surpass my MSI GTX 1080 gaming x overclock with ease. All I did was move the slider and he was stable at 2030mhz, not even touching voltage, just power and temp limit. I can barely hit 2000. The power supply was just enough power with this using about 380-400w. My only concern is the 1600 is holding him back a bit, but I have it oc'd at 3.8 GHz. May try and push it higher with a better cooler. Prices shown are what he paid. Everything but the psu, ssd, hdd, case, fans, and ram are used (gpu, CPU, board). All the used parts were from eBay and haggled with best offer. It's a bit overkill but at this price how could you say no. He streams while he games and has dual monitors (60 and 144hz). Had a lot of software issues with the 580 also. Game stutter, screen blackout, restarting when monitor shut off, had to underclock to prevent screen blackout, etc. Nvidia drivers and software are just more refined and less buggy in my opinion. Thanks for reading. Btw if anyone is interested in a 8gb rx 580 let me know 🤣. Feel free to ask questions below.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

I really like this, I thought people abandoned the 1080.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The 1080s are awesome performance for the money, both my brother and I are rocking used 1080s now

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice build dude, would love to see more pics

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

On it

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, i have a very similar build in principle but not cost. The 1600 is very good and i have mine OC'd to 3.9Ghz and i have no issues running all games at 1440p ultra or 4k high to ultra. The Noctua D15 or the Darkrock Pro 4 are excellent both come in black too now. Just don't waste your money or his on a AIO as they don't offer better cooling and cost more.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

He's all about the looks and wants an aio from NZXT or Corsair. So I told him to keep an eye out for some good prices on them if he really wants them. I even have a hyper 212 with the am4 bracket but he didn't wanna use it because it looks 'clunky".

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Air coolers look great these days and my build was about looks too but the life cycle of an AIO is a fraction of a air cooler. I mean i get the temptation but its just not worth the risk of a leak or the AIO getting gunked up and causing serious damage to the CPU. I don't think there is a single AIO on the market today that doesn't have serious issues with contamination or sealant issues. I think the best options are the

Noctua D15 Chromax Black: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/84MTwP/noctua-nh-d15-chromaxblack-8252-cfm-cpu-cooler-nh-d15-chromaxblack Or be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/F3gzK8/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-505-cfm-cpu-cooler-bk022

Both would match and look great.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm team air cooler myself, for the most part. I had been running a 212 on my pc until a deal came up on a cooler master 240mm aio for 60 . I only made the switch because I live in Texas and for most of the year it's hot and the AC is running. When on air cooling my room would heat up more due to the air cooler dumping heat out of my case. As where with water it's able to "dump" less hot air out the rad in my opinion. I don't know the technical terms off the top of my head. Since switching to my aio I've experienced lower temps in my room to the point where it's bearable. However when I walk in my brothers room who has the 1600 overclocked to 3.8 on the stock cooler it feels like I walked into the desert.

Also, what board and voltage do you have your 1600 at? I've been thinking of turning up the multiplyer and see if it's stable at the current voltage which is about 1.3v.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea i can see a benefit for an AIO for you. My board is the Asus Gaming F X370, its running at 1.375v and runs no hotter than 75 - 80c on the die, thats under 100% load for hours. Its gets very warm in my lounge when its the summer but in the winter i don't notice anything and it runs much lower. I am planning on moving to a 3600X or a 3700X soon with a 2080Ti.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice pickup on that 1080 and nice build overall.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build +1! Could you please add more pictures? I wanna see the whole set-up, and could you add peripherals to the list (just mark them at $0.00)?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll get some pics rn

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

noice

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I just love white builds, they look so clean.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! i was wondering where did you get the custom sleeve extensions from?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Got them from Amazon. Look up "uphere sleeved cable extensions" and they have a ton of colors. Really inexpensive around 30 bucks.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

i’d be lying if i said i wasn’t interested in the 580... Lmao if you were serious hmu

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry man, sold it about a month ago for 115 plus shipping. Made about 25 bucks profit off it though.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

good to hear, have a happy thanksgiving