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This build has been progressive. It started with the i9 9900k and a 2080 extreme in December if 2017. Its evolved into this rock stable behemoth that runs at 5.3 on all 8 cores all the time, an additional $1600 in ekwb cooling, and an additional LSI Raid Controller. Along with gaming, I use it as an everyday computer and feed my ever growing plex library with it. It's regular cooks with 8 hour sessions of Handbrake crunching as well as being able to game most titles maxed spanning 3 4k displays (yes I do get some lag doing it, and if I'm serious I drop down to 1440 to keep the fps up) If you want to enjoy ray tracing you have to ditch sli, and drop down to one monitor. PC Part Picker is wrong about the drive cage GPU conflict, there is space for a 120mm noctua with a Phanteks Ring attached between the hard drive cage and the 2080TIs. Along with the obvious water blocks there is a 240x60 radiator on the bottom and a 480x30 in the top. 480cpu 240 gpu parallel loop. The D5 is tucked into the unused portion of the 5.25 bay area. The only Nlink adapter I found was the Asus that works with the ekwb blocks without mods. I also regularly do 10gbs file transfers to my home server with this rig. Other items to note are the 13 120mm fans and 3 140mm fans all noctua with Phanteks digital rings and control. When I'm pushing the CPU it can get loud but for gaming and normal use its quiet as a mouse.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The RAM on this is old but back when it was new in 2014 I think it was $400 and had it on a i7 6700 build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Skeptical. Can it run Crysis?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I haven't tried lol, but Witcher is awesome at 12k.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude!!.. Dude!!!....😅

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How that optical drive treating you?

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

I feel like you don't need all that storage, I think 2gb is enough already

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

depends on what OP is doing. Gaming maybe it's overkill, but hacking the pentagon no.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It has a little over 1700 movies stored on it's raid 10 array, plus 20 years of photos music and home videos. Its 2tb ssd is at about 75% and is pure software and games. The array is part of my redundancy setup.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you feel like you don't need that much storage;) I have been kicking around doubling it with an external enclosure as I'm getting close to 70 percent capacity. I have 2 arrays like this on different ends of the property, one in a low power server, and one used to create and backup. The third is a portable that's kept in a safe. I have way too much time and money invested to be careless with my data.