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charity: water Completion Report #9

philip Oct. 4, 2018

Our ninth charity: water completion report arrived! Thanks to your support, we were able to fund 8 drilled wells and 2 hand-dug wells for 2,275 people in Ethiopia.

We received this back in April, but it fell through the cracks and I forgot to post it. I'm happy to share this with you now. (And we just received two more completion reports that I'll be posting soon.)

The specific projects were:

Check out the interactive map courtesy of charity: water showing the details of all the completed projects sponsored by PCPartPicker.

April 2018

 

Project Completed People Served
Ethiopia April 2018 2,275
Ethiopia September 2017 1,235
Ethiopia March 2017 4,418
India March 2016 1,817
Malawi, Africa (2016) March 2016 7,361
Bangladesh December 2015 4,775
Adishimhafti School, Ethiopia, Africa March 2014 198
Timket-keze School, Ethiopia, Africa December 2014 223
Malawi, Africa (2014) Early 2014 373
Total 22,675

PCPartPicker is supported through affiliate commissions from participating retailers. One of our founding principles is to help those in need by donating a portion of our earnings to charity. We do this because it is important to us.

When you purchase components through retailer links on PCPartPicker you're not only supporting this site, you're helping provide clean water and sanitation to people in need. 100% of donations to charity: water go directly to the field.

Thank you for being a part and helping make this happen!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Benchmarks

BoyScout Sept. 19, 2018

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti are officially available. MSI sent us their new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti DUKE to find out how the new RTX 2080 Ti compares to the previous generation cards. NVIDIA provided early access to the RTX GPU drivers.

 

How do we benchmark?

We use our new automated test architecture, allowing us to create reliable and reproducible test runs.

Three common resolutions were used (when available): 1920x1080, 2560x1440, and 3840x2160. Each test scenario is run a minimum of 3 times. Between each run the system is allowed to cool to idle temperatures. We used the pre-release v.411.51 drivers from NVIDIA for all three cards. Build version and settings are listed with each result below.

 

Video Cards Tested

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Benchmark System

Type Item
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Corsair - H110i 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory Avexir - Blitz1.1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO 2TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Case Lian-Li - PC-T80X ATX Test Bench Case
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Build 1803)

 

Benchmarks

3DMark Firestrike Ultra

  • 3DMark version 2.4.3819 64
  • Systeminfo version 5.2.624.0

3DMark Firestrike Ultra Results

Video Card Peak GPU Temp (C)
GTX 1080 79
GTX 1080 Ti 67
RTX 2080 Ti 73

 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

  • Game version v1.0 build 230.8_64 (launch day build)
  • Max settings
  • HDR disabled
  • VSYNC disabled
  • TAA anti-aliasing
  • Exclusive fullscreen across all 3 resolutions.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider FPS Results

Video Card Peak GPU Temp (C)
GTX 1080 77
GTX 1080 Ti 69
RTX 2080 Ti 73

 

Hitman (2016)

  • Game version v1.14.2
  • Built-in benchmark
  • Max settings
  • SuperSampling set to 1.0 across the 3 resolutions

Hitman FPS Results

Video Card Peak GPU Temp (C)
GTX 1080 76
GTX 1080 Ti 66
RTX 2080 Ti 72

 

Ashes of the Singularity - Escalation

  • Game version 2.75.32453
  • Built-in benchmark
  • "Crazy" preset
  • DirectX 11 engine

Ashes of the Singularity FPS Results

Video Card Peak GPU Temp (C)
GTX 1080 78
GTX 1080 Ti 68
RTX 2080 Ti 73

 

DOTA 2

  • DOTA2 build 7865
  • Playback demo (OG vs EG in The Kiev Major / file 3148575443) to obtain the average fps for the 1000 frames played back before the mark at time 146.940 seconds.
  • Max graphics settings
  • DirectX 11 engine

DOTA 2 FPS Results

Video Card Peak GPU Temp (C)
GTX 1080 80
GTX 1080 Ti 68
RTX 2080 Ti 72

Fractal Design Meshify C Mini / X399 mATX Build

BoyScout March 30, 2018

With ASRock's X399M Taichi motherboard ready to take Ryzen Threadripper to smaller spaces, Ryan tries to squeeze as much power as he can into an Fractal's new Micro-ATX Meshify C Mini case. Check out our latest video to see how the build came together.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kZ2WD2

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor $869.99
CPU Cooler Enermax LiqTech TR4 240 102.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $121.89
Motherboard ASRock X399M Taichi Micro ATX TR4 Motherboard $329.53
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99
Storage ADATA XPG SX8000 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $214.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card $999.99
Case Fractal Design Meshify C Mini Dark TG MicroATX Mini Tower Case $89.99
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99
Case Fan Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB (3 pack) w/RGB Controller 42.7 CFM 120mm Fans $79.99
Other Mnpctech Single GTX 1080, 1080 Ti or 1070 GPU Support Bracket, Non-Reference, Black $49.99
Other CableMod PRO ModMesh Cable Extension Kit (Carbon) $49.99
Total at time of filming $3296.32 (USD)

Fractal Design Meshify C Mini Build

Of course, all those components in a small case leads to the challenge of making all the cables fit cleanly! So be sure to check out our cable management time lapse to see how Barry pulled it off.

Thanks to Fractal Design for providing the case, ASRock for the motherboard, Cooler Master for providing the case fans, Seasonic for providing the power supply and MNPCTech for providing the GPU support bracket used in this build.

Note: Benchmarks weren't ready in time to include here, but we'll update this post with a link to the Completed Build next week once they are done

Corsair Crystal 570X w/ H150i PRO RGB Build

BoyScout Jan. 31, 2018

What happens if you want all of the RGB? Or as Barry calls it -- just another day at the office.

Watch as he brings together Corsair's assorted RGB components -- from the new H150i PRO CPU Cooler, to the LL (light loop) fans, and even the Vengeance RGB memory -- and displays them in the the 4-sided tempered glass showcase that is the Crystal 570X RGB case.

Corsair Crystal 570X Build

All that lovely RGB does bring a LOT of cables into the build, so be sure to check out how Barry ultimately cleaned everything up in our cable management time lapse video.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $359.99
CPU Cooler Corsair - H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $219.99
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $229.99
Storage Corsair - Force MP500 480GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $229.99
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.99
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB SC2 Gaming iCX Video Card $584.99
Case Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB White ATX Mid Tower Case $179.99
Power Supply Corsair - RMx White 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $169.99
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.2 CFM 120mm Fans $119.99
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.2 CFM 120mm Fans $119.99
Total $2459.89 (USD)

A big thanks to ASRock for providing their Taichi Z370 motherboard, as well as to Corsair for providing the CPU cooler, memory, PSU and case fans used in this build.

Fractal Design Define R6 Live Build

BoyScout Dec. 20, 2017

Update: The Live Stream is over. Thanks to all who joined in the fun. If you missed it, you can still watch the build in it's entirety on Twitch or a bit shorter version on YouTube.

Original Post:

Join us for our next live build on Twitch.tv today (December 20th) at 2 PM CST! We'll be building with MSI's top of the line Z370 Godlike Gaming motherboard in the brand new Fractal Design Define R6.

We'll be using multiple radiators in the case, starting with Fractal Design's Celsius S36 CPU Cooler and also trying out MSI's watercooled Seahawk GTX 1080 Ti video card.

And because we simply cannot resist adding more RGB, we'll also be checking out Corsair's Vengeance RGB memory and ML120 PRO RGB fans with the Lighting Node PRO controller.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $359.99
CPU Cooler Fractal Design Celsius S36 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99
Motherboard MSI Z370 GODLIKE GAMING EATX LGA1151 Motherboard $499.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $434.99
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $629.99
Storage Toshiba P300 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SEA HAWK X Video Card $799.99
Case Fractal Design Define R6 Black TG ATX Mid Tower Case $149.99
Power Supply Corsair RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99
Case Fan Corsair ML120 PRO RGB (3 pack w/Lighting Node PRO) 47.3 CFM 120mm Fans $119.99
Other CableMod C-Series RMi & RMx Cable Kit (Black / White) $99.99
Total at time of filming $3404.89 (USD)

Thanks to MSI for providing the motherboard, Fractal Design for providing the case and Corsair for providing their ML120 PRO RGB fan kit to use in this build.

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