Description

Well for my first build I will say it went better than expected. It didn't come without a few hiccups though. I will mainly use this rig for gaming and streaming. Hoping my GPU holds up though cause I've had it since November, but otherwise I was happy with it. Especially with the Vertical Mount. Temps so far haven't been too bad due to me able to seat the GPU a little bit further back for a little better airflow. Haven't seen any temp over 67 degrees under full load. CPU hasn't hit over 30 yet, but I also haven't done any OC yet so we will see. One downside to my build was the 140mm rgb fan I got had dead lights when I tested , but it still works as a fan so it doesn't bother me too much. One thing to think about though if you're thinking about getting the Aorus RTX 2080 is that the fans run on an auto mode by default. In other words they only run while the GPU is under load. Took me a bit to find the Aorus Engine Software that gave me full control of fan speeds. I haven't decided on a monitor yet so I am stuck with 1080p 60hz that I am borrowing from a friend. So happy to finally get off of my laptop and have a full on gaming rig. PC Master Race!!!

Part Reviews

Video Card

Fantastic Card!!! Noms on any game I throw at it and looks sexy while doing it. Tensor cores sadly have nothing to do though but that's not the fault of Gigabyte.

Keyboard

Have had no issues with this keyboard, it is a little loud as my friends have told me on discord but, It's a mechanical keyboard there is gonna be clickity clacking going on. Love the Steel Series software as well

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! Any reason the radiator is mounted towards the front of the case and not towards the back?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never seen a rad mounted at the back...

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

You can mount 120mm or 140mm rads on the rear exhaust areas of some cases, but that's not what i meant.
What I'm referring to is that the radiator is mounted up top, but it's near the front case fans. If you look in the pictures, there is a big opening at the top of the case between the rear exhaust fan and the radiator - the radiator typically covers up the space where that gap is, so airflow comes in from the front and exits towards the rear. Guess the way it's mounted currently, the top intake fan could help get cool air directly to the radiator while the bottom intake directs air to the GPU.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean this is a RIck and Morty build, I think our collective IQ's just aren't high enough to understand

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

That was what I was hoping for. It seems to be working that way in terms of airflow. My original plan was to try and do a 360mm rad, but I had seen people having trouble mounting it due to how close it came to the exhaust fan at the back. Idk my friend said i could possibly just install a 120mm fan in that hole behind the rad so I might do that in the future

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the graphics card performance so far? any issues ?

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Nope. I havent had a single issue. Gonna update the build list once my new monitor arrives so I will see how it handles 3440x1440

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I think the Sanchez's would approve! Good work! +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the MSI monitor treating you? Would you recommend it?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Literally my exact question

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same questions as well. How is the MSI Optix 32in monitor? I'm thinking of buying 3 for a triple display soon. The specs look great and everyone has given it good review on youtube so far, but in your opinion is it actually? as well have you tried seeing how G-sync runs on it while running adaptive sync? any issues with that?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

So far it's going alright the only complaint that I have about it is the ghosting. Sometimes I notice. Sometimes I dont otherwise it's a solid monitor