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I use this for gaming. This the first time I built a computer from the empty case up. I had done some changes on my previous pre-built system, cpu change, added a radiator liquid cooler, ram, hdd, ssd. Yet, this was a good experience overall. I put the system together with a Cougar CMX 1000 psu originally. This psu was defective, in the worst way. It powered my system enough to get it to run. But it wouldn't power more than one SSD and wouldn't allow me to add more ram. It took me some time to curse and drink to figure out the psu was the issue. I installed the psu from my old computer, a 650W Thermaltake Bronze and the new system booted and ran correctly hardware wise. I had to resolve a couple of compatibility issues regarding software, rbg stuff, Corsair, Gigabyte, Asus. I disabled or removed some to clean things up. Also had to stop Aurus Engine from running as it auto started and conflicted with MSI Afterburner I use for gpu mgmt. Once I got these things worked out this system is in my opinion a very capable gaming rig. I am able to run all my games on Ultra settings, including MMO Guild Wars 2 in wvw. The G-sync w/Nvidia card works very well. RTX is cool. Some of the components of this build were taken from by old system. The two 60hz monitors, the kb, mouse, and 1 2tb drive and 1 ssd drive as well as the sound card. Overall I really like this system and find it performs very well, new titles like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order are great. Thanks!

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious, why did you get a 2080 and not a 2080 super? Not tryna criticize, Just curious why? Did you buy that card before the 2080 super came out?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I was able to purchase the 2080 on payments. I know the super is a little bit better, but finances took preference. I don't think that the performance of the 2080 is significantly less than the super in most games, super is 15%-17% better, I'm cool with this for now, lol!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh ok that makes sense now, well I guess this deserves a +1. Great Build!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Ty!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a beast! 2600x kinda weak for this tier tho.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same cpu gpu pair and have taken criticism, but the 2600x does fine. I run 4.1 on all cores, typically ultra settings, and 1440p and do just fine (eg 80-90 fps far cry 5). Most of the time you end up gpu bound anyway if aiming for quality over fps. You can get lucky on some good deals on 2080's, too. I snagged mine used 2080 on the cheap ($300!!!) - I know that's an outlier, but still...

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Regarding air flow on this build. I've installed a Corsair H100i on the inside of the top of the case, pulling air through the radiator and fans to the inside. The three intake fans in the front of the case have been augmented in that I drilled 3/32" holes in the Plexiglas front cover to provide more adequate air intake. The exhaust fan on the back is providing as needed. I'm using MSI Afterburner to manage my gpu, also setting mbo correctly, I don't have temp issues, air flow is good. Temps on gpu run around 33C not gaming, gpu on RTX and Ultra w/Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will max at 58C. The cpu runs steady around 29C and under load higher of course. I'm still learning.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I also have the 2600x but with a 2070. I am currently looking to upgrade my cpu in the near future. Have you or will you overclock the 2600x? I got my from 3.6 to 4.1

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I have mine running @ 4.2Mhz using Asus B450-F Gaming mobo.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, I have mine in the "ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING" motherboard

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I love your setup although a few more pics would be nice but I do like how u went with the 2080 knowing the super was 15-17% better. I did the same thing because I'm just doing 1440p on one screen and I don't need the insane power of a 4k prepped gpu. ( Mine was the 2080 Xtreme which preformed as well as my friends 2080ti) anyway +1!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty! And rock on!

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Lmao that case is bad, no intake airflow, should have gotten fractal design case.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I fixed the airflow, look at the picture, I've drilled 3/32" holes in the Plexiglas front cover and have good air flow. :D

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Oh sorry bruh. I still would have gotten a higher quality case for that setup you have but ok.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sometimes you stumble and have to make due with what you have, such is the "Case" here, lol.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I've modified the case by drilling 3/32" holes in the front plexiglass. I've checked the modified air flow and my case is running cool, temps are fine. Consider that my radiator pulls from the top as well as the stock fans w/case. Regardless, of course there are better, at this point I'm happy and the system is running well.