Description

Mostly used for Netflix and non-competitive gaming, and to get my feet wet with overclocking.

I used Conductonaut between the IHS and the copper cooler on my AIO, and I think it was probably a bit unnecessary. I'm thinking about putting some LM on my 1080ti as well.

I know I overpaid at Microcenter for some of this stuff (Mobo, case) so this could easily come in below $1200.

PNY GTX 1080ti was bought from ebay. Card seems to be in good condition, and it turbos up really nicely under synthetic load. It may have been used for mining, but I don't think so from what I can tell from the ebay seller. Either way, I guess I'll find out if all of the fear of mining cards is warranted (of course, it doesn't appear that this one was treated like crap, so mileage may vary). Either way, it's a fantastic deal as the card goes for >$800 new.

Still playing with the memory timings and the GPU clocks.

Part Reviews

CPU

Awesome. Easily manually overclocks to 4.0 GHz @ 1.35V, I was able to get mine to 4.2 @ 1.38V.

CPU Cooler

Makes a weird sound upon boot up, otherwise no issues. Keeps things pretty cool.

Motherboard

Not the greatest, and I definitely overpaid

Memory

Pretty awesome RAM, still playing around with the timings, but I think I can get mine up to 3466 MHz at CL15.

Storage

Great SSD for the price.

Video Card

Love the triple fan, slim design, and of course it crushes everything I throw at it.

Case

Good looking case, glass is tinted though. Airflow seems solid and cable mgmt is OK.

Case Fan

Pretty darn quiet. Noctua is quieter though.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick! Love the blackout color scheme.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! How are your thermals?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

<75 C under synthetic load with fans at 100%. Typically runs at about 40 C with my workloads.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice and clean build. Did you have any issue installing the AIO to the top? I am planning a similar build but with fairly taller RAM.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You may need to remove the ram to install it. It was kind of tricky to wedge in there, but other then that no not really.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

when coolermaster doesnt even know their own case can have a 240mm radiator on the top of their case xD +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

also, why exhaust and not intake for 240mm rad?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Wanted a positive pressure setup, and I had enough fans. Not sure if this is the optimal config.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

tbh im not sure myself, but I do know that most radiators show on box their conficuration as exhaust fans, and you may be able to still achieve a positive pressure system by putting the rad on the front of the case, keeping your bottom intake can and using 2 of the fans as an exhaust (one on back, one on top back) do you have a lot of dust or do you smoke? if cleanliness isnt a cause for concern, negative pressure systems tend to have better temps because heat pockets cant form inside the PC due to heat not being drawn from the case quick enough :D

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

Super old house, super dusty, multiple dogs, and PC sits close to an AC vent. It gets dusty quick.

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

ahh that makes sense, so yeah in your case all the filtered opening as intake as you can get hahaha (I have the same case, if possible, set all your fans (top, front and bottom, to intake and your back fan as an exhaust to keep the dust and hair out)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

never the less, I applaud you on fitting a radiator where the manufacturer didn't know it would even fit xD

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I need to build new Build to run the following Games and Software on Dell Monitor - U3417W 3440x1440 60Hz Monitor

Game: World of Warcraft / Overwatch Software: Photoshop / Lightroom / Illustrator / Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects

My main question is if I can play these 2 games without black border is good FPS rate at this resolution of the monitor, using High or Ultra configuration in the quality of graphics.

Below the Parts List, I am open to suggestions on parts exchange or even on fanning as Cooler CPU and FAN

URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/FelipeRamalho/saved/FWwmqs

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Those games are well optimized, so I dont see why not. If it were PUBG, forget about it.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You notice any diff between 3466 MHz at CL15 and 3200 MHz at CL14 in benchmarks?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really...probably CPU limited at this point.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Regarding the ASRock B450M Pro4: any issues or disappointments with it? Why "not the greatest"? Thanks for relating your build.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems like fan headers are in annoying places. That's it though.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Can it be used for competitive gaming, mainly csgo or overwatch at some points

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

100% yes.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you attach the PSu to the case

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course! It has a raised connection that extends into the case which is why it looks like it's not connected