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I built this machine so that I could pass my old one to my girlfriend and get her with me to the master race

Been running like a dream the only thing I'd like to change is the psu cables to be thinner but I'm satisfied for now.

Only issues I had was with the 2080s the evga j had I really liked (featured in the i9 photo) but after a week had extreme coil whine and fan clicks, switched to a gigabyte windforce 8gb but that one the software was malfunctioning like crazy. Causing 2 crashes when switching from gaming to quiet mode. Eventually landed on the msi gaming x trio and have been more than satisfied with it so far have had it run at 2100mhz out of the box with no overclock on my end

Last build that I passed on was an i7 7700k with a gtx 1070

Update: had some people asking about temps

so in general under gaming load both the 9900k and the 2080 idle around 35- 40 with adjusted fan curves on both the pump and the GPU. under full gaming load usually 70 is the maximum but i'm in a hot apartment in Texas so it tends to make ambient a little higher generally though both hover around 59-65 under load. if you plan on grabbing the msi card i would highly suggest setting a curve the stock temps are well within operating temps but still high for my blood at around 75-ish or more but with a little tweak they are still totally silent and run the card much much cooler.

also should note i run the i9 at 4.8 across all cores i could push it to 5.0 but i haven't seen a need to and same on the GPU it runs from 1950 to about 2100 out of the box so again i haven't added any overclock to it.

UPDATE 2 : after all the feedback I decide to go for it.....and pick an msi rtx gaming trio 2080 ti. And you guys were right it really is the GPU this build deserved it has exceeded my expectations for what I thought it would do I cant recommend one enough if you can fit one in the budget

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

The fans are a nice touch to the rgb lighting overall.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! That was actually the first thing I purchased, and started shaping the build around them

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

It's like a rainbow threw up in your case. I love it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha thank you! I had some LED strips in there at first but I felt it took away from the natural lighting the LEDs already provided

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Can I ask why not go with the rtx 2080 ti is it about price?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Price in Canada adds about 1000$

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I would assume either that, or he has a 1080p display and a 2080 is more than what's needed.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Effectively yes, I did end up selling my ps4 pro and grabbed a 2k 144hz with gsync and it's been more than adequate for that display

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

What's your thoughts on 1440p 144HZ monitors? Worth it for FPS games like Rainbows six siege?Or just get a 1080p 240HZ?

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

I honestly feel like it's the sweet spot, 2k offers a much more noticable jump in resolution over 1080p without heavy compromise to fps that 4k does, I would suggest getting one with native or approved gsync as for competitive games such as rb6s it lowers input lag. I dont think you really notice much of a difference from 144hz to 240hz but you'll have a clearer less blurred image at 2k than 1080. Its preference I think at a point if you have the chance I'd try both and see what you like better. But for most people it seems that 2k 144 is the sweet spot for games as a whole, good for competitive, excellent for everything else. Generally I stay on the fps over fidelity but I find the best of both worlds at the 2k 144. So hopefully that helps

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much for your time! Will buy an ACER VG270UP and pair it with a Radeon VII. Would've bought the 2080 but knowing my luck I'll probably get a faulty one. Also, whats the size of the monitors on the picture? 27 inch right?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Primarily yes, I felt the lighting of this one matched really well but the lowest I could find one was around 1300-1400 ish which is 200 shy of double the price, so I opted for a 2k 1440p monitor with native gsync as I was using a 60hz 1080p before. That and i think i was hesitant with Intel and AMD having new showings around the corner possibly shaking it up a bit ya know?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

More photos for this beauty!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Can do!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

had some upload bug on completed builds but i added a few more just now for ya!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks lit!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you kindly haha!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, you guys keep tempting me with getting LL RGBs. They look amazing.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha! Keep having sales! I've found the 120s for as low as 24 each which is a really good price I think for their preformance/ looks the triple kit I've seen go to 90 which eith the controller is fair, could be lower but not the worst for whays there. Thay was actually the first purchase so be careful haha

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, yeah I think I'm gonna get some for my system. One thing I was wondering, how are you liking the Aorus Ultra Z390? I have it too but I seem to have some trouble with mine. For instance, anytime I put my PC to sleep (manually or auto from inactivity), it freezes upon waking. Also, are you having any trouble booting off of your M.2 NVMe drive? I have the Samsung 970 Evo and I cannot get Windows to boot from it in UEFI mode. Anyway, thanks for posting your build and pics. Inspired me to finally pick up some Corsair LL RGBs.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

So I havent had issues with it booting but I cant seem to get it to fast boot from it it always will go to the windows splash screen with the buffering circle for about a second or two and then loads right in but I cant seem to get it to not show that, I havent had the sleep issue though but my money takes a moment to come on already so it could be that? I have noticed that if I turn off either monitor via display port they disconnect not just shut off, I'm not sure if that's a feature of the card or the monitors or the board or windows Haha so I'm not sure there.

And you should those fans are great and you can usually find them like 40% off around 24 each instead of the msrp of 39.99 each

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Just some custom sleeved cable for psu and this is perfect

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely agree that's literally the last thing on the list and I'll call it finished haha

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick build! We almost have the same specs just a few different pieces. Check it out https://pcpartpicker.com/b/YF9J7P

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh wow yeah we do! I like those fans that's a good looking halo, reminds me of thos thermaltake riings I had a while back! Looks great though! Hows ther vertical mount? I was tempted but this cards so damn heavy I passed for the time being

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

vertical mount is good, there's a rubber piece that suports the gfx card that comes with it

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

oh is that what the rubber brick in the case was for? the one with 3m tape? i couldnt figure out for the life of me what that was supposed to be used for

  • 5 months ago
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Yup that's the one haha

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. Corsair is the best. I hope your pc lives up to its name

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

So far he hasn't disappointed me Haha, and yeah I tend to agree really I wish they made motherboards and CPUs or at least would color coordinate with others!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah that would spice up the builds a lot. Making them alot more flashy. By the way, I love how clean your build is. It seems like every cable is where it's supposed to be

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh thank you for noticing! Yeah I find cable managing to be very therapeutic it's one of my favorite parts of building, i also have to give it up to the case the lian li offers so many good routing options it made it that much easier/ more enjoyable.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

the fans seem overkill but looks good af treadrippers would be better in that build in my opinion

  • 5 months ago
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They are for sure, but I decided I was gonna go all out and kinda based the build around them and that case, theyve preformed well though GPU and CPU under load are usually sitting 55-65c depending so that's about as good as I can hope for on a 9900k and a 2080 without custom looping it

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

i would build this minus the rgb lighting and save hundreds

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean I grabbed the fans at 24$ each and the lian li doesnt have any pre installed fans in the case so realistically I didnt spend much over what standard fans are, not on sale though yes they are wildly priced

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great I could never justify spending $300 on case fans for my personal system, but they do look awesome. That case does such a great job of showcasing your build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Lucky I kept finding them for around 24 a piece so I didnt quite spend the 300, but they were pricey for sure, but the case doesnt come with any so it was a "well I have to get fans anyway" type of situation, but that case is a dream to build in

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh they definitely look awesome in that case. It is a great looking build

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Man what a beauty, I think Im convinced I wanna build something similar to your build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

If anything grab the case, the lian li is so easy to build in and looks so interesting compared to others in its price bracket, 2 thumbs screws on top hold all 4 panels in place so readjustment and getting back in is so seamless I love this thing

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the corsair fans but damn they are expensive.. But 10/10 gorgeous build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I found them on sale usually 24 for the single 120 or 32 for single 140s so you can get them cheaper but you have to keep an eye out, but thank you so much I appreciate it!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Quick ques. Why do you have a mouse pad on top of a mouse pad????

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I use it more as a non slip mat it extends all the way past my keyboard so it holds mouse mouse pad and phone, I also got the rgb pad for under 20 otherwise I'd of stuck with what I had.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

There’s not enough fans

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right...I'll go push pull on the top rad

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn son, where did you find this heaven?!

Ok, i will stop. I ♥ the work and effort here, gave me some ideas.

Have a +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you so much! i really appreciate it! i cant wait to see what you build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Hopefully, it will be soon.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

come on bro this build should have a 2080ti

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah it should it was just hard to justify the additional 600 for a 2k 144 monitor with native gsync which i basically picked up with the savings, but i may eventually put one in there if the price gets more reasonable

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

We want some more photos of this beauty! Pretty nice component selection! I went with a 8700k myself, but not I am doubting whether to upgrade it to a 9900k soon or change it for the upcomong Ryzen 3000 series.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll have to take some more shots in different color patterns! And I've been really pleased with the 9900k so far I'd say if your at an 8700 I would wait a bit I dont know that youd see much of an improvement overall, if you could sell yours for a decent price then maybe, but see what AMD has to offer and as far as I've seen with the new intels its am improvement in stepping process but they havent made clear what benefit. From what I've seen it's the same speeds and price without integrated graphics but I'm unclear what benefit that will hold. But price to preformance I think where your at at least for gaming is really solid.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

had an upload bug on completed builds adding photos but its fixed now i added about another 6 for ya!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PLEASE at least do SOME cable management on your setup!

  • 5 months ago
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Haha Well the last photo was for a lan, rest assured my at home setup is much much cleaner

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build, Gaming X trio +1 and is that 2x8 pin +6 pin on the card? Tell us about the temps too!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! And it is an 2x8 so far temps have been good overall I saw it hit 75 during division 2 at 2k 144hz, however adjusting the fan curve has kept it around 60-63⁰C at the time of higher temps it was much much hotter in Texas and in our apartment in general. Now that things have normalize GPU sits around 59-63 and idles around 30c without the curve it stay around 50-60 before fans would start at low rpms too hot for me! But yeah if you get one adjust the curve and itll run like a dream, usually around 1950-2100mhz out of the box at around 60c same I i9 I usually run it at 4.8 on all cores at around 54-60c I could push it all more but I've had no real need or preformance issues to want to yet. Overall great card I really recommend it out of the 4 2080s I tried before landing here, i also good things about Asus's offerings but cant personally account for them

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good to hear, temps are great too. I actually have the gaming x trio in my build :) it was my first choice. anyway, glad you fixed all the issues!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been a truly great one I had one of twin frozer me edition 970s and loved it and then switched to evga for the 10 series so I started there but was underwhelmed by the quality, it was a good card in most respects but if I'm shelling the money I kinda wanted a more flashy better preforming card and I definitly found it here!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. This card is so flashy I had to mount it vertically and sacrifice the temps a little.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

hey thats fair my friend, i mean once the curves set temps are really good, have you noticed any impact to performance at all having it vertical? i hear there can be on cards but never tested or seen one to know, id imagine thats just by virtue of higher temps.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

If you went through 3 GPUs why not go with the 2080ti?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

they were exchanged for the new card one didnt work so i exchanged it for another, it had issues changed for another, t hat had issues ended up here. i didn't outright buy three other 2080s at that point i would have just bought a ti haha,

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Makes sense, i thought you laid out $3k in GPUs and didnt get the ti, lol. Sweet build man.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha yeah that would be wild I'd be the f**kin oprah of GPU's at that point

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

0/10 not enough RGB.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

im sorry sir ill keep trying

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I really DIG your Build, I've been looking for months now at building a new PC, only thing I've purchased is the PC-011 Dynamic. This totally gives me some great ideas though. Just wondering What made you go with the H150i Pro over say something like the H100I rgb? Just better cooling for the I9 9900k?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! So much, and somewhat yeah, basically I had a h115i already the same pump but with a 280 mill radiator which worked well enough, however I passed on the computer to my girlfriend and the Last thing she needed was a cooler so she grabbed me this one to compensate and I gave her that, alternatively the 280 mill only would fit on the top of the lian li so I had almost a fans worth of space there which aesthetically looked awkward to me but additionally with the 360 rad having it as exhaust it's right next to the side intake so one of those fans is basically cooling the bottom of the raidiator exclusively giving me a few degrees cooler temp overall. Nothing earth shattering but I had the option so I went for it, any of those pumps and rad combos would be good though I've used all three and theyve all been within about the same cooling potential some adjustment to the fan curve is recommended though to keep temps and noise at a good place, especially the stock fans as they run faster than the lls do

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I see Corsair is going to take over your build, I am waiting for them to enable iCUE on a GPU.

Where did you get those keycaps?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I know! I wish icue would work with motherboards and CPUs so everything could just live in harmony, though mystic recognizes the mousepad and fusion recognizes the ram, it's super odd what they'll notice. And on Amazon around 25$ they are hyper x double injected pudding keycaps they fit well with the exception of the space bar and a few windows keys due to corsairs layout. However you can with some precision sand the bottom of the ones that come with the board to match.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Maybe next generation of components it's so close. I love how iCUE changes the lighting by app.

I may be able to live with different bottom keys.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe so, I wish some third party would come in and make a software to handle it all, it cant be too difficult unless they put blockers to keep it from working in random. And it's not so bad I mean really 15 minutes if sanding you'll have them all looking uniform, I ended up switching the keys that didnt fit with the macro keys on the side and I actually prefer it since those symbols dont really matter anyway

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use the commander pro to hook up all the fans? or how did you do it?

  • 3 months ago
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Hi man about to build this, I'm using the same Gaming Trio 2080Ti, my question is that can it fit inside the case snug? Because measurements online are saying to vertical mount it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy RGB! Great setup dude

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like you're exhausting through the radiator up top and using ll120 rgb? Do you have the ml120's on a pull above the radiator or are the ll's the only thing cooling your radiator? I would love the us the ll's on my radiator but all the comments I'm reading say they aren't recommended for radiators.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

this is beautiful. i see you have 9 fans how did you connect them all since a commander pro has 6 slots.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank ya!