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Obsidian III

by Romnipotent



Date Published

Sept. 13, 2017

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

53.0° C


The RAM isn't supported on the ASUS Prime X370 Pro, so that needed custom voltages and timings.

Wasn't going to use a 1080ti but the deal on it was pretty good, that kinda threw my lot at getting a new G-Sync monitor to use the whole card.

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Justiceinacan 4 Builds 9 points 10 months ago

Yikes that video card has more sag than a boy in high school

Romnipotent submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah it's a heavy one, looking at some things to lift it, probably a custom black anodised lifting rod.

gsaiz85 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

In the past I have used some black thread to hold up the GPU and it was barely seen.

tragiktimes101 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Fishing line...hardly noticeable at all. I think they even have black line.

HappyLeviathan5 1 point 10 months ago

ooo that sounds cool lol

minicanoli 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

that was my exact thought. Thing is LEANIN

HappyLeviathan5 1 point 10 months ago

o. o i do not sag!

joezim007 2 points 10 months ago

How much of that hard drive space are you using? Any of it in a RAID?

Romnipotent submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Overkill 4tb gaming drive. 3x 1tb just been years of additions. Will archive that soon. 3TB was supposed to be the archive...

HappyLeviathan5 1 point 10 months ago

I like the sagging GPU, but in all seriousness, nice build. I love the color scheme, and it has some nice specs too, and holy donuts that mass storage. it's a nice PC, but i only use like 200 gigs. overall really great build. I also have a question. are AMD proccecers able to hold up anything against Intel's top line? I have never really considered an AMD proccecer in the past and would like to know if it is a good idea.

Romnipotent submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Gaming they fall behind by a little, but not by the price difference. We're getting more and Moores data about ryzen and it's longevity. It's currently a great all-rounder and Ryzen V2 next year could generate some excellent upgrade choices. Intels top line is great, and expensive (X299) but the x399 platform costs level out when you combine board and chip. The 7700k is a beast. But if you're streaming or using the computer for more than gaming and web you're going to get more from a x370 and r7 1700.

HappyLeviathan5 1 point 10 months ago

i'm also wondering two things about a cpu cooler. I found this cooler that fits my color scheme , and i cant get the compatibility issues to fix themselves, it says i need a seperatly purchased adapter to fit my motherboard. I can't find one anywhere, so where would I find that?

HappyLeviathan5 1 point 10 months ago

and i aso wanted to know, can the tubes on the cooler be swapped?

Romnipotent submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Most all in one coolers don't have swappable tubes. There's a couple pseudo open loop AIO's, so you may look at those. Adapters can be found at a lot of the CPU coolers websites, fitting an acetek pump with the round bayonet style head means you can grab any chipset adapter for that pump. Pretty sure newegg has adapters though.

MASS- 1 point 9 months ago

does the 1080 ti suffer any bottleneck issues from the cpu? assuming running at 3.9-4ghz with AIO cooler

Romnipotent submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

A little, but I got the 1080ti at a great deal. There's obviously better combinations, but I was originally going to get a 1070 or 1080; got to splurge and can get a Zen2 in 2019.

Zaynesd 1 point 7 months ago

With the same processor and graphics card, I was able to get a 4k monitor. But I wanna know how 1440p monitor is. I'm really deciding between them.

Romnipotent submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Sorry about the delay. I have a smaller area to play in so the monitor is great, but if you want 4K I'd say go for it. I went for the high refresh rate.

Vgfyggujbvggg 0 points 10 months ago

Oh sorry i saw 1400

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noo7na7 3 points 10 months ago

Uh, the 1600 doesn't bottleneck the 1080 Ti, it's literally a 1700 cut down.

Kobay 1 point 10 months ago

I heard that the whole Ryzen Lineup (Not threadripper) are the same CPUs, AMD just shuts down some CPU's cores and sell the lower clocked speed ones for cheaper. (Idk if that is true, but I heard of it)

RiptideTV 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

Essentially, the CPU's are binned to see which ones can clock the best, with the top percentage going to TR and then 1800X, 1700X, and so on, ones with cores that aren't working have cores disabled and are then made into the 1600X and lower.

elijahfmiller 1 point 10 months ago


Boith 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Umm... no. It's not a fail dozer chip m8

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