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Built this rig back in 2018, but didn't feel as though it was really ready to post. After build, have upgraded from an IKEA Linnmon tabletop to an Uplift Desk (I absolutely love this thing), got 3 more monitors (The bottom 3, I have always been in the UWMR [Ultra-wide Master Race]), and some of the peripherals. I'll include a detailed explanation for the majority of the parts below.

i9 9900k

Personally, was considering going with a de-lidded 8086k at first for about the same price, however upon release, I knew I had to have it. Did have a minor instance with my first one, in which non-overclocked at idle it was running at ~50c. Quickly noticed the issue and was able to exchange at Microcenter for a new one. New CPU now happily runs at 5.1 ghz and 30c @ idle :)

Maximus XI Hero

Had very good success with Asus motherboards as I had one in my first rig. Was considering going for the formula, however since I did hard line tubing I figured it would not be enjoyable to bend. The Maximus XI hero is a great motherboard, incidentally recommend it, however was disappointed when I found out their VRM Phasing was only 4 phase in Buildzoid's PCB breakdown

Corsair RGB Pro Ram

More GB than I could have ever needed, but damn it looks pretty. Also went with 2 packs of the 16gb kit due to it being cheaper at the time of purchase

EVGA 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra

Been a long time user of EVGA Graphics cards. Amazing card, ridiculous power, and awesome thermals! Card doesn't go above 55c on water and sustains a stable clock of +150 on the core and +1000 on the memory (Haven't tested any higher yet however). Hard to actually pull the trigger to purchase this due to its massive price, but 'm very happy with its 1440p performance it gives me.

Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB

Was eyeing this case for a while, but knew it was massively expensive for a case so kinda left it for a while. Came back to it and was convinced it was worth it as I was planning on getting a 3 pack of the LL120 fans and the commander pro for this build already, and if you take out the price of those products (which are included in the case) it makes the case only about 80$. Lots of tempered glass and beautiful design. Very aesthetically pleasing.

Water Cooling

Had to purchase the EVGA Hydrocopper block as it was the only one that fit that the GPU. Bitspower fittings due to that sexy black sparkle finish, with everything else EK. Happy with all bends and how it came out. Also using Cryofuel solution for cooling

Uplift Desk

Hefty price tag, but amazing quality, finish, durability, and warranty.

Also using an E-win gaming chair (Not mentioned in part list or pictured)

Let me know what you guys think! Took a lot of time, but finally it felt complete :D

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Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 5 points

But can it run Windows 95

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not sure, haven't tested it yet!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Askin' the real questions here :')

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I call a feature, if it can run windows 95

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This can, but that "Walmart Junk" only runs Tiny Core at 5 fps.

  • 13 months ago
  • 4 points

That's one expensive paper weight.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

very cody, very

  • 13 months ago
  • 4 points

i thought the walmart pc was called overpriced not overpowered...interesting XD

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao xD

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

I don't prefer some of the slightly wavy bends, instead, I would have done super smooth curved bends or straight 90's. Overall, super awesome setup!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! First time tube bender here, so open to suggestions! I do also think 90's would have looked super clean, possibly next build ;)

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

Hey - great rig, but I’m 60 so I’m waaaaaaay too old for the RGB thing, tubes, etc. to be of interest. If only this stuff had been out back in the ‘80s I’d have been all over it... :)

So, probably a weird thing to focus on but I don’t understand the storage. With the monitors and GPU in your build, the storage seems underwhelming. Of course, I may be missing something, so I’m curious.

FYI - I used to build my PCs, but I bought off-the-shelf when i7 gen 2 came out, so it’s been about 12 years since I actually built one. I’m in the process of picking out parts to build one again (9900K like yours) and storage is one of the things I’m vascillating about. Currently noodling on NVMe 512GB for OS and apps coupled with SATA SSD 1TB for storage. Back-ups would be portable HDDs. When NVMe 2TB prices drop, I’ll replace the SATA SSD.

Apologies if any of this doesn’t make sense - I’ve had to re-learn a bunch of stuff.

Thanks

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks for the reply! I used storage from my last rig (cerca 2014) and added the 970 Pro as an upgrade to this one. I don't do heavy rendering projects, and just download a few games at a time. Honestly, the storage I have could use an overhaul as for space (especially with the prices SSD's are at nowadays), but its plenty as of right now. I'm the type of person who constantly is uninstalling anything I don't need as well, so the storage always seems to be somewhat on the emptier side xD.

As for your suggesting for your own build, depending on what you do HDD's are always gonna be the most reliable, albeit their lack of speed. Like you said, its an amazing idea to put your OS on that NVMe drive, as fast boot times are so pleasing to have.

Sounds like you got a nice build coming together and can't wait to see it on here! (PS. you should throw in some of that young people stuff like RGB to give your build some awe ;D)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

dang looks good!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn. Your build is beautiful! +1

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Lovely setup man ! Just built myself a new pc. But im envious of that cable management though. Is being able to put all that wiring etc a feature of the uplift desk?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment! Uplift desk does offer cable management solutions etc with their desks, but I didn't use any. Just found some nice black cable raceways, some 3M double sided tape, and some cable clips on Amazon to do this :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly the thing that most impressed me was the cable routing attached to the bottom of the table. That looks so clean and organized it made me cry when looking at the mess that is the cable routing underneath my own desk. +1 from me!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! Appreciate the compliment!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean everyone hates on Walmart but the overpowered PCs weren’t actually half bad for the price. Just a couple problems. Only were like 80$ over what you could build yourself

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Curious - why didn't you go for the EVGA hydro copper instead of buying the card and the EVGA waterblock separately? Awesome build btw. Kudos

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Card with the hydrocopper pre-installed wasn't out yet when I purchased the card in early November. Was able to snag the card for $1349 on basically their first batch, and the block when it came out a week later. Just a matter of time frame :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Props to you on the cable management

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Took a while, but we made it

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

+0.5 for the name, +0.5 for the awesome setup!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I fell in love with that cable management. I wish I had that kind of dedication.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It took hours of dedication to complete!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This is by far the coolest setup I've ever seen.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build, did you setting up the water cooling pretty easy??

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Fairly simple, the hardline tubing took a couple mess ups and bad bends, but all worked out in the end!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang man what do you work as lmao

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry richperson, written to you on a 200$ school chromebook. My only piece of tech.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it!, I've always been a fan of ultrawides, however I wanted to do a triple monitor setup to try out some things in Nvidia surround that I found neat. Overall, its amazing, and I love the fact that all the monitors are 100+ hz xD.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning on it as soon as I get a symmetrical wall decal because I can guarantee I'll be docked for the saint logo xD

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Also be sure to send it to yah boi RandomFrankP

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Would never forget the man, the myth, the legend

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