I love the Meshify C, it's a little loud, but the airflow is wonderful!
Aesthetic of course. The GPU has no sag from what I can see, but that ca also be caused from case and PCI-E slot from your motherboard.
I love it. I went through EVGA's step up program from a GTX 1080 ACX 3.0 to this and it's temps are really good, compared to my previous card and the 2070 can overclock pretty well. I would definitely recommend. You can't go wrong with EVGA either, their products are pretty high quality and they have great customer service. The only thing I don't like about this certain card is the absence of a back-plate.. if you can, spend a little more to get the back-plate, it's worth it.
The power that you're mentioning here is TDP (Thermal Design Power), the CPU will possibly draw more than that, the TDP is provided to users to understand how much cooling potential they will need. I wouldn't necessarily dictate your power supply needs directly from the TDP, it's always good to have more headroom. Hope this clears things up..
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It does come with thermal compound, but I would recommend getting something better, like Arctic MX-4.
Awesome PC! Interesting combo with the 7700k and the RX 580, how do you like the performance?
Thanks! Do you run at 1080p?
I completely agree, eSports games you definitely want to have a higher refresh rate to have a better experience. Other games although, you really don't need that super high refresh rate in order for it to be enjoyable. Normally, if you're wanting an ultra wide monitor, you're more in the graphics quality ballpark rather than just a normal 16:9 monitor. I can't confirm that he is looking for that, but that's what I'm assuming.
No problem! At that resolution and targeted framerate, the 1080 should do just fine at running games around that refresh rate. The 1080 is at an amazing price point now, too (I know, because I just bought one). I was considering the same thing, but realized that built my PC to enjoy my games, so I just bought now vs. waiting and enjoying it at a later time.
It really depends on what resolution and framerate you'd like to play at. The GPUs that are out now are more capable than you think, you'll probably get 30% performance bump between this generation and the next, but you will have the hassle of trying to find the new GPUs when they come out. If you're looking to play now, I'd say buy a higher end GPU now, skip the next generation, and then go for the generation after that just so you don't have to wait to have a pleasurable experience. Hope this helps!
You'll only experience screen tearing if the frames your GPU sends is more than the monitor, if he manages to keep around 100 fps for 100 Hz monitor or just uses V-sync, screen tearing will not be an issue.
Okay, I get where you were coming from. I wouldn't completely take that resource to heart although, as there are many more factors that come into play when buying a PSU. There was no listed references from the source that distinguishes "tier 1" or even "tier 3" besides "quality," "electrical performance," and a measly comment at the bottom saying that a fan design drops it two tiers. Buy a PSU that fits your needs, and if money isn't a factor, as it was in mine, buy whatever your heart desires. I just advise you that you might be overpaying. Kudos to you, and enjoy your PC!
Great build! How's the monitor performing? Worth the buy?
Just a heads up, 80+ Gold is not "tier 1." 80+ Titanium is the highest, then Platinum, and then Gold, then the others follow. 80+ Bronze power supplies are not bad, just as long as you buy a good brand and at a wattage to fit your system. I have a Corsair CX550M and have no issues at all. The only thing you're compromising is paying a little more per month on you power bill..
Great build! How's the 1600x with the 1080? I'm running the 2600 and going to be pairing it with a 1080 soon and was wondering how frame rates were looking. Do you play anything at a high frame rate (esports)? If so, how is the CPU handling those frames?
Thanks man, I appreciate it. I chose the RX 580 due to my monitor having FreeSync, which is a lot cheaper than a monitor that has G-Sync (NVIDIA). The RX 580 is actually a pretty decent GPU that trades blows with the 1060, too. It is most of the time a little bit cheaper. I manually clocked the R5 to 4.0 because that's the highest I could get the clock speed without going over 1.4 V. That's just my preference, because I would like to try to prolong the life of the CPU. Prices have gone down a bit since I had built, so if you would like to overclock a little more, I'd recommend the 2600x, as you can get that extra boost. Although, you really don't gain a lot of performance at that point, I'd recommend spending that extra money on better memory.
Have you tried clocking your RAM to 3200 MHz? If so, did it work easily on this board?