Description

This build was a lot of fun. I am definitely a convert at this point. Can't wait to do a round of upgrades and updates. Toyed around in 3DMark and got some respectable scores for my first go at it. The 2080 Ti is chewing through most titles as I figured. At first, I was slightly worried about getting the Black Edition card as opposed to a more expensive PCB from EVGA or another NVIDIA board partner. But at least for me, the thermals have been well within reason and running all titles at full blast. I'm running a slight overclock on both the GPU and CPU, and she is purring like a kitten. Hope you all enjoy.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

I'm only dinging this one star because the manual could be a written a little better. Besides that this part works great.

Motherboard

I read the reviews about the screws being tight, and they were...but I have several small screwdrivers that are made for this sort of thing. Patience and a little elbow grease got them off fine. If it wasn't for that I would give 5 stars as everything else about this board is great.

Storage

Play your games off this.

Video Card

Great card for the price compared to others. Not sure why people are overly negative about this card. If you can get one for close to MSRP this is definitely worth picking up. You won't be disappointed.

Case

Great case...don't get the 'i' version. Not worth the $20 extra. But if you do the lights are nice and not the worst $20 I've ever spent.

Power Supply

Cable bag and cable treatment are great

Monitor

144hz monitor with different game modes. No VSync or Freesync, but this isn't at that price point. Great monitor for the price.

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, but I'd recommend flipping your radiator fans as currently you have all fans as exhaust

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

your right. it could cause more dust build up into the pc.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

will do! thanks for the feedback

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't the monitor a freesync type? and you are using an NVidia graphics card, is it compatible?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No freesync or gsync on this monitor. I believe that is why it is relatively cheap for the size and performance. NVIDIA now supports freesync FYI

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

great build :). my friend did a similar pc

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

cool! now i have a better idea what to do =)