Clearly it's because the 120mm won't be enough, not because of asthetic
Cooling a 9900K with a 120mm AIO... oof
What kind of CPU and GPU temps are you getting under load/stress?
Where are your intake fans? I hope you don't have them smashed up against the front panel on the other side of that radiator...
Do you think a 280mm AIO would fit since that case can fit 140mm fans in front?
There are two brands of RGB SSD if I remember right, these and HyperX also has their own.
Please tell me you didn't actually spend $230 on a 1050 Ti....
You have the wrong CPU Cooler in your parts list, just an FYI.
How is a $700 card competing with a $350 and $500 card? The thing has been out for over a month now and is still OOS everywhere most of the time. This GPU is nothing more than a workstation card turned into a "gaming GPU" to keep AMD in the news. Hopefully Navi actually gives Nvidia some competition because this card doesn't.
Wrong GPU in your parts list.
I paid extra to get the Ryzen compatible B-Die RAM. Probably not worth the extra cost I paid in terms of performance, but I didn't want to take any chances. I built my dad a 2200G PC for Father's Day last year without looking at the QVL and I couldn't get his RAM to run at the rated 3200, so I also dropped it to 2933.
I was a fan of the old lightning cards but the 2080 Ti version looks like trash. The RGB implementation is horrible and it doesn't OC any better than your typical 2080 Ti.
Just get a 1TB SSD. Use Google Express and all the promo codes they give out for first time users to get something like a 1TB MX500 for under $115.
Should have checked the motherboard QVL to see if that RAM is supported before buying it. My RAM runs at the rated settings with D.O.C.P. enabled on that board no problem.
Card is running hot because you've got a closed off case with a radiator as intake.
Never said it was the perfect option. Sad to see Micro ATX getting screwed the last couple of years. The good high end options for Intel CPUs have been less and less every year and AMD had very few X370 mATX options and ZERO X470 mATX motherboards.
The Gene isn't available in North America, hence why I didn't include it.
Either one, Intel or AMD will work, but if you're streaming I'd go with either the 8700K, 9700K, or 9900K from Intel or at least a 2600 or better from AMD.
Since that's a micro ATX case about your only decent motherboard option for the 9900K would be the MSI - MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE. All other mATX options at Z390 are more suited to an i5.
Why would you give the SSD 3/5 for saying it's not NVMe? Clearly, you knew it wasn't when you bought it so why would you knock off stars for that?
Nice looking build. Out of curiosity, is there enough room for push/pull setup in the front? I see there's still some space between the radiator and the cable management bar.
Lot of people have this rationale that if it's not the best of the best it's trash. You want NVMe but it's not Samsung? Trash, etc.
Asus has their GPU Tweak II software although I've no idea if it's any good or not.
Check the clearance and length of the GPU. You won't have room for the Gaming X Trio in that case unless you remove a front intake fan since there's only 315mm of clearance in the front with fans installed. I have a Strix 1070 Ti and front Noctua fans and only have about 15-20mm of space left.
Seems like a fine drive to me. The whole thing about QLC slowing down is only under extreme workloads, which very few people on here will ever actually encounter. I'd have no problem using one if I were building a new system.
Depends on the voltage/amperage of the fans and what the header can handle. If the fans are rated at a max of 0.2-0.3 amps each and the motherboard can handle 1 amp, should be fine. I have three Noctua Industrial 3000 rpm fans running on one header via a fan hub and it's been fine.
Did you have any clearance issues with the front panel, HD audio, and other connectors on the bottom of the motherboard with that bottom mounted radiator? Thinking about buying this case myself.
Wish we could see some pictures of the build process and not just the final build, but fantastic nonetheless.
Buying a 2080 Ti to play at 1080p......
Z370 boards aren't being made anymore, are out of stock in many places, and the places that still have them have jacked up the prices because stock is low.
Having most components be top tier then upgrading the GPU later would have been a better course of action in my opinion. Just a 2060 would run games at 1080p or 1440p well enough to tide you over until you save up enough to go top tier with the GPU. An extra $850 could have gotten you a 2700X, more SSD storage, higher wattage PSU, much better monitor, and still have a bit left over. Plus selling the 2060 in however many months would still likely net you $250-275 in return.
With that low profile RAM clearance won't be an issue. Even with tall RAM you're fine in the Meshify C if you have a Ryzen system. It's Intel motherboards where tall RAM and a top mounted radiator may run into clearance issues.
I have a 2700X with a 1070 Ti and a 1440p 144hz monitor and consistently get between 100-150fps at max settings on the games I play. If you were gaming at 1080p I'd probably recommend Intel but at 1440p or 4k Ryzen is fine too, you're losing almost unnoticeable fps and saving a nice chunk of change.
Are you going to add any fans on the bottom to feed more air to the GPU?
So when are you guys going to actually put up new build videos and component reviews?
That CPU temp, oof.
At 1440p Ryzen isn't going to be that far behind the Intel counterparts so a 2600X or 2700X would be fine too if you need to save some money.
What kind of dumbass takes off two stars for a GPU review because of a card's weight....
Or more pictures in general...
What kind of thermals are you getting on your CPU and GPU? My build from a year and a half ago was very similar to this with the only real difference being the GPU, I had a 1080 instead of a 2080. My GPU routinely hit 81C or higher so I'm just curious what temps you're getting.
Sounds like you didn't choose the right case for your build then. Your build in the Lian Li PC-O11 is a case much more suited for all the components you stuffed in there.
Edit: To add to that, I think you will find the vast majority of people who have built in the Meshify C will say that cable management was more than adequate.
Eh, as long as all the cables are flat enough against the case where you don't have to force the back panel on and it's not bending out in any way due to clumps of cables it's fine. If you have an empty HDD cage or a HDD slot not being used I tend to push some of the cables in there.
That's because you have an Intel motherboard while OP has an AMD motherboard. It sounds odd but if you look at the majority of modern Intel boards compared to modern AMD boards you'll notice the RAM slots sit about 5-10mm further towards the bottom on AMD boards, allowing for more top radiator clearance in cases like the Meshify C here.
If you have problems with cable management in the Meshify C you're not doing it right...
Wow, that motherboard is overkill for an i5, but as another poster said, at least you'll have a great board should you upgrade to an i7 or i9. I see AIB partners such as Gigabyte and Asus are essentially reusing some of their 10 series coolers on the lower end RTX cards. That 2060 AORUS XTREME is the same cooler used on the AORUS XTREME 10 series cards and the Asus ROG STRIX 2060 and 2070 use the same cooler as their 10 series cards, not that there's anything wrong with that, just an observation.
There's an SSD in the part list...
That's the white Dynamic, not the black.