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My first pc build coming from xbox, iv always said id never build a pc because I'm one to always go all out for the best performance and that id spend too much and that my Xbox and the freinds I have on there were enough for me. But now that I finally decided i had enough income to make it happen and that I think I'm ready for it, especially with cyberpunk on the horizon, I think I may have gone a bit far anyways.

I set my sights on 1440p gameing seeing as how 4k gameing is still not worth it for the price. I went with AMD because my laptop was AMD and so was our family Pc's and never had any problems with them. Also went with team red as the Zen 2 architecture just dropped and it looks like AMD is starting to get serious. So I choose the 3800x because why not? And because I think the only ryzen 9 cpu worth it in the end will be the 3950x later this year. I could have gone with a 2080 ti but im only going for 1440p so the ti would be a waste of money, 2080 super it is. Went with evga because its a reliable brand and the FTW3 had the best boost.

Everything else is pretty self explanatory, overkill was the name of the game on all the parts I was ok with going that far with, x570 motherboard and 1000w psu because overclocks, and the pcie gen 4 drive because it's the only reason for gen 4 currently.

The monitor looks amazing, really like the ultra wide for playing rpgs (can't wait for cyberpunk).

I went with water cooling because originally I thought it just looks badass, but now it's because I can get lower temps for overclocking, totally went overboard with it too, but I gotta say the temps are low and this bitspower distro plate looks amazing. Though it was my first time water cooling and hardtube bending as well so I think I could have done a better job in some areas but those cpu lines were just annoying, wish my cpu waterblock had vertically oriented outlets so I could get cleaner line there, even so I'm pretty happy for how it turned out for my first time.

Also I did save money where I could, not only on sales for parts but by using my old razer mouse from my laptop, and my xbox headset that just happens to work on pc too, both work just fine enough for me for now.

Lastly I went with a blue theme becuse it's my favorite and like the look an all blue case with a core of red makes me think it's some kind of bomb or device, also the pictures dont do it justice as the blue oversaturates the camera and makes it look bright, in person is just right, and im honestly fine with it being a bit flashy as this build did become somewhat of a show peice.

As for perfomace its just what I wanted, I was able to get the cpu up the the advertised boost of 4.5 but had to bring it back to 4.4 to pass cinabench r20 without crashing, and the gpu was oc'ed right out of the box so I only needed to minimally tweak it to get to 1955 on heaven benchmark. And then of course the gen 4 m.2 was able to get its advertised speeds which makes me happy as now I can boot windows from off to my desktop within 15 secs.

Overall very pleased with this even though my wallet is telling me I went overboard, I my upgrade in the future to the 3950x but that'd be dummy overkill.

Part Reviews

CPU

Was able to get to 4.5 but had to bring it back down to 4.4 to become stable. Powerfull cpu but it comes at a premium.

Motherboard

Great looking board, a bit pricy but overall very well designed and great for overclocking, bios was easy to understand, hopfully they update regularly.

Video Card

Came oc'ed out of the box, only need a few tweaks to get it past the advertised boost, if you dont want to spend for a 2080ti, this is the next best card, just wish AMD had a price point here.

Case Fan

Great fans, not to bright, only complaint is the wobble due to the fan being an edgless design.

Monitor

Beautiful monitor, one of the best for 1440p ultra wides, freesync seems to work with nvidia cards on this one, only thing is make sure to get it on sale beacuse at the full price of $1200, your better off just getting a 4k one.

Custom

Works with the lian li o11 dynamic if you want to keep the bottom fans.

Custom

Expensive but it's the only reason for pcie gen 4 right now, and who doesn't love fast af loading speeds.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Will this become featured? I hope.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

At this time of composing my comment:

It has been > 15 hours since this build was listed and only 9 likes until my upvote!? Comon people, this PC was built exceptionally well particularly considering this is a first timer as well.

Featureworthy? I say yes. Well executed and planned build. A little too much bling for my personal taste but I respect good work when I see it.

Further comment: Dang, the Asus motherboard reminds me a little of their Sabertooth boards way back in the day. Would never figured I would be seeing those again.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

First build? Congrats, very good execution.

From the pictures it looks like the case has the aesthetic of a supernova with all those bright LEDs, wouldn't it be too distracting when using the PC?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Like I was trying to explain, the blue color of the build for some reason oversaturates my phone's camera and makes it look way brighter, it's much more of a softer light in person. But so far it hasnt been distracting, however I could just turn it down in aura if I find it to be that way.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Is that a flow indicator? If so what brand is that?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's from Barrow, it was cheap but I found that people were saying some good things about it. So far it's working fine but I am worried about it failing, if it does happen ill probably try for the more expesive but trustworthy brands. However it does blend in with the build pretty well.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Def blends in well, I'm considering adding it for my own build.

thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

oh it's a flow meter too! that's interesting.. thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The economy of 3D rendering is not as simple as resolution. A fast 1080p monitor (240Hz) can use every bit of any Ti, changing as many pixels per second as 4K @ 60fps. 3800X with no specific reason is pretty overkill, but I can only give you a rating of thorough-kill on the GPU.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. is your UPS able to handle your build?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The ups states that it is able to support its max load of 900w at 15min, my psu is able to pull 1000w but so far I havent even gotten close to that, basicly I bought both to future proof and overkill the computer. The ups has been great so far, it turns on sometimes to manege power fluctuations and has once turned on during a power outage, would definitely recommend.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The cpu block bend is the only thing I see that should be revisited. I think if you rotate your block sideways so outflow is on top you could get a better bend or maybe use 2 90 degree fittings to help it look cleaner/straighter in that particular area. That one little bend just feels a little off from the rest of the rig.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

from what I've researched quad-channel ram isn't supported by the consumer-grade CPU's atm (Ryzen 3,5,7,9 and i-3,5,7,9) so you won't be getting the real power from those other 2 ram sticks. I'm prolly wrong, but it scared me away from going with 4 sticks anyways. But at least you got basically the fastest ram out there atm, DDR4 3600 CAS16 should run at 8.888 nanoseconds per access.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool config.

About the overclocking - try updating the BIOS, 4.5 GHz should be stable and automatically achiavable on stock settings, thanks to Precision Boost 2.

Cheers.

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

Impressive build! Custom water cooling loop on your first go round, banging good job Snakeking.