Description

These parts went together like a dream. 3 months with no problems, continuously overclocked from 30% - 45%

Benchmarks below. A true tweaking expert could get even more out of this computer but I think I did alright.

https://www.3dmark.com/fs/13368084

https://www.3dmark.com/spy/2225591

https://www.3dmark.com/fs/13368274

You could spend less money and get better benchmarks, but this build is not about just the numbers. Wasting money on a second 1080ti for example would do nearly nothing for gaming but would pump the benchmarks up by a large margin. It's about the whole package. The compute power is already greater than any one person can use for simply gaming and workstation use. Nearly a third of the expense is on all important peripherals and the best gaming monitors, the points where you actually interface with the machine.

Schiit Audio Headphone amp and Antlion mic are the greatest peripherals I have even bought. For audiophiles that also want to game on their eargasmic audio equipment I rate this set up 10 out of 10. The Antlion cable management is also great as you can see in the pictures.

This was a lot of fun to build and I expect it to give me years of enjoyable use.

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Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Need more pics! Would be neat to see the dual monitors for example as I am sure it looks sweet!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I will later today, I have to clean up lol.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Done, I just realized a tiny bug choose my 1080ti as it's eternal resting place lol.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice pics, setup looks great. Out of curiosity how comes the GPU is so far down?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't want it to heat up the NVMe M.2 card. I made this decision based on basically nothing haha. NVMe M.2 cards can get hot on their own though and have no active cooling.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I just checked out your builds. They're gorgeous. I don't have that much patience for the awesome hard line cooling. Maybe some day.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

That is STILL my favorite case to date.:)

+1

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it. It's so easy to work in and it's so sturdy.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

You made me drool with that first sexy pic. ;) (Dammit I need a new keyboard)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The K95 Platinum is gorgeous and I love it. The only thing that might take some getting used to is just how short and light the actuation is on the Cherry speed switches. It's also one of the most enjoyable parts once you get used to it. Expect a few more typos while acclimating though.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

you should fix that card sag, Kyle from BitWit has a good video about how to fix it.

or maybe it was JayzTwoCentz or whatever, but anyways, look into it, otherwise a sexy build.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll look it up.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest making your radiator fans exhaust for better temps. Nice setup though! Ultimate entertainment. If you want more intake, just add a fan to the bottom of the case.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

You are completely right, and I have considered it, but it doesn't thermal throttle and I didn't want the fans pushing into the radiator which would lead to dust build up behind the fan. The current configuration while not the most efficient for cooling, pulls the air through the top of the case where there is a filter. I might still change it some day but I'm kind of indifferent at this point. Thanks for your feedback. You have some awesome builds, I enjoyed looking at them.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The big ones always do lol.

Even with the reinforced PCI ports on the ASUS Rampage V Edition

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

My recycled answer :p You are completely right, and I have considered it, but it doesn't thermal throttle and I didn't want the fans pushing into the radiator which would lead to dust build up behind the fan. The current configuration while not the most efficient for cooling, pulls the air through the top of the case where there is a filter. I might still change it some day but I'm kind of indifferent at this point.

As far as the GPU goes, I like the current position for aesthetics and I haven't had any thermal throttling issues with it either. At idle all the fans are on very low and a couple aren't even turning so it's nice and quite. I can drop those temps by a lot by just turning up the fans.

Thanks for your feedback.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It would look amazing with some hard line water cooling, but this never thermal throttles and it's so easy to maintain. I might do it some day.

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