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This is my gaming PC and my first custom build. CPU, GPU, and RAM have all been manually overclocked. The front 360 radiator is in a push-pull configuration with 6 Corsair ML120s. 3 more for top exhaust, and one more for rear exhaust. The 9900K is direct-die mounted via Der8auer's 9th Gen OC Frame + M3 screws to secure the AIO to the bare die. Liquid metal was used for TIM because of its greatly increased thermal conductivity over traditional paste and core temps have dropped impressively since delidding. The front panel of the Blackout Define S2 has been swapped for the White Meshify S2 front panel for better air intake. I had to order it from Fractal Design's German parts store, which is a bit pricey, and then I had to cut a plastic piece off the new panel for it to fit, but afterwards it did fit perfectly. I wrapped the PSU shroud and pump/res mount panel inside the case with custom vinyl wrap. Custom case badges/stickers on the tempered glass side panel represent each component.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks like one of those ultra expensive builds that I might pick parts for fun, but you actually built it lol. My only advice is maybe not to rely purely on SSDs, but other than that minor thing, awesome build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

any build this expensive shouldn't be using hard drives. its old and slow. however if you need a mass quantity of storage to archive things then they are still the price/GB champ

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I would usually do a 2-5TB HDD and a 1TB or less SSD. As you said, Price/GB champ, which is why I do HDDs in the first place.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

yk what that's actually a good idea

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I have a 4TB 860 EVO in there for storage and games.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This is a purely high-end system so SSDs all the way. They are technically superior, plus I don't have to worry about moving or accidentally bumping my PC while it's on and potentially damaging a drive. The cost-per-GB of NAND has gotten so much cheaper these days everyone should choose SSDs and 32GB over 16GB DDR4 RAM if your budget allows. I do use an external 4TB HDD for moving data between computers and devices though.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

In that case, that's fair. I have heard that SSDs do become less usable over time, but I have yet to find a hard source on that. And hard drives are like my cheap comfort food these days anyway lol

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Depends on the Write limit on the drive. Chances are you will never reach that limit with casual use or creative work. After that limit is reached is when it starts to degrade

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I guess I just have SSD-phobia? I guess I just like the general cheaper prices of HDDs lol

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That's not true as far as I know unless you don't manually trim the drive or somehow disable automatic trim (low-level trim function called garbage collection). There are literally zero downsides to SSDs compared to HDDs which I am aware of. Speed, size, form factor, longevity, and many of them have SMART data built in to detect hardware failure and errors. A good SSD with 600TBW can potentially last 20 years for an average user. My 860 EVO 4TB is rated for 2400TBW. It might outlive me lol

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What type of exact performance are you seeing with the i9-9900K and 2080 TI? I have a similar build and am waiting for the 2080 TI in the mail. I too have an AW3418DW, and am wondering the FPS you're achieving in AAA titles.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Most AAA games maintain 120 FPS on High or Ultra settings. I usually leave G-Sync enabled and it caps my FPS.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I used this for my most recent build and modified a part or 2 and have great results