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by Imbadz


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Date Published

Aug. 31, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

5.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.038 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.906 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C


First of all yes, the price it is correct. Let me explain what is happening: I'm from Argentina, for those who don't know in my country exist a tax of +50% over the original price and imports are almost closed so if you want to buy, lets say an SSD like a 960 evo you will pay the MSRP +50% tax + more money for the retailer which sold you the product itself. This results in overpriced products and if you are like me and you don't have any posibility to travel to another country to buy whatever you want, then the system has just fkd you up. Problem is salarys here are getting lower and lower because inflation, actually yesterday the price for 1 USD ramped from 32 ARS to 41 ARS.

Why am i telling you this? To get you know what is happening here and why it's so dificult to build a computer in a country dominated by a foreign money. The build it's not recent, but i just finished it today and i want to share with you this dream came true.

What am i using this computer for? Just for gaming, my skills editing videos or images are equally to my skills speaking english: They doesn't exist.

I wanted a pretty powerful pc to run any game at the most high quality possible so the result is this. To clarify: non, the M9Apex don't support 8th gen, a professional overclocker from my country did the mod and setted up the overclock. •CPU it's stable at 5.2ghz on cpu with 1.375vcore in bios and 1.47 (1.4 when gaming) running prime95 small FFT without any AVX offset, whatevert i lowered vcore to 1.35 and clock to 5100mhz which is a little bit cooler, CPU is delidded but not relidded. •4266 ram speed on xmp, sadly my apex sample doesn't support memory frequency above 4266. •VGA is oced +60 core / +450 in mem clock and i use it with 65% fan speed when i play something.

In the past i was running a delidded 7700k @5.05ghz 1.29vcore LLC5 with memory at 3866 CL17 setted by me....that chip was a beast but i had the chance to upgrade the rig. Im running the case without the acrilic door.

Maybe i'll post more pictures later, i just want to post this babe right here.

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NexusPrime23 2 points 5 months ago

Beautiful build and I genuinely hope you enjoy it, the ROG Strix cards look very nice in my opinion

Imbadz submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks you very much. Indeed! ROG Strix are very good looking and very very cool while the fans are spinning!

Dinokoi2Q 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Z270 with Coffee Lake?

Imbadz submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yes, there is a mobo mod which consist in basically flash an apex X bios on the IX, it's totally functional. You can see the thread in HWBOT, i don't link it here because i dont know if it's permitted.

Dinokoi2Q 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Oooooh ok

bigwalt 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome build! Have you had any issues with the GPU? I'm having problems with trying to run MSI AB. It wont show up in some of my games.

Imbadz submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks you! I hadn't any problems with gpu itself while overclocking with MSI Afterburner. The only little detail is it has a little coil while. What problem do you have with afterburner?

bigwalt 1 point 5 months ago

Well it was actually RIVATUNER that was giving me the issues. I couldnt get the OSD to show up while playing DOOM but I found a work around. Just wish is would work like normal.