Description

Hello friends, I built this wonderful beast of computer to use at work, as well as gaming as I tend to stay well after office hours to chill and play rainbow six siege. I went with the 9900k because of it spanks games as well as is excellent for the workloads I have constantly throughout the day. We usually use threadripper cpus like the 2950 or 1950, but I personally preferred intels cpus. On storage I really only needed the barracuda for my files and applications and the 970 evo for my operating system and the start up applications that I use, but I added the 860 evo 1 tb drive as a steam library. Before this behemoth ive only used razer laptops with 1060s to game on in college so I decided to spoil myself with the 2080 from asus because I felt for the price to performance it was an extraordinary card I fully utilize my dual 240hz monitors and average close 220fps on fortnite which I just used for a test and to show my fiancés little brother who is addicted to the game. if you have ever considered using a be quiet case on a build I fully endorse it, because it was so easy to build in as well as it keeps this rig with all of its fans quieter than a mouse fart. the only thing I would change about the be quiet cases is I wish they were about a quarter of an inch wider on the back side to fit cables a smidge better. the acer 240hz monitors are absolutely fantastic they have such a crisp image, and they are butter smooth while gaming for the price they can not be beaten. Due to the lack of actual ventilation points I decided to go the American way and force air in and out of the system, which surprisingly worked extremely well as im seeing average temps of about 32c on the cpu and it spikes to 38c after a long days work and a couple hours of gaming sessions. After building this rig which took me about an hour and a half in total after setting up my work bench and all the parts out of their boxes, it made me want to look into building computers as a side hustle because I brought true enjoyment to my life with the hunt for parts and looking at the components as a puzzle.

Part Reviews

CPU

Excellent overclocking ability, and it is a workhorse for anything you throw at it! Shreds games and the work load of a daily job.

CPU Cooler

Only downside to these AIO liquid cooling solution is the fans in my opinion as I prefer to use the Be Quiet or Noctua fans.

Motherboard

Great software and easy to use bios platform, also the turn knob overclocking feature would be handy for test benchs.

Memory

Hands down the ultimate ram modules you can buy, it just works.

Storage

I use this for my operating system drive and it does what I ask of it, Samsung is one of the best manufacturers for ssds for a reason.

Storage

I use this for my steam library drive and it does what I ask of it, Samsung is one of the best manufacturers for ssds for a reason.

Storage

Its a Seagate hard drive, there isn't much more to explain besides price to storage size comparision

Video Card

This is an excellent upgrade to anyone's rig who doesn't want to pay for the 2080ti, but still wants a beast of a gpu. Only way to improve on this piece of equipment is to throw a waterblock on it and watch the temps drop.

Case

Absolutely amazing cases to build in, and the keep your whole rig quiet!

Power Supply

Personally I would never use anything besides the corsair RMx series or AX series power supplies for any computer system. Along with their 80+ gold rating their use with a good set of cable mod cables makes them the king of psus

Case Fan

Besides noctua fans these are the best quality fans I have ever seen

Case Fan

Besides noctua fans these are the best quality fans I have ever seen

Monitor

These monitors can not be beaten for the price to performance, only way to make these better would be to have a higher resolution and keep the supreme refresh rate

Keyboard

Great comfortable keyboard for typing all day, has an beautiful clicky typing noise and feel.

Mouse

Its great for wired or wireless use, ill use it all day plugged into my desktop and unplug it to use wirelessly with my laptop.

Speakers

Only way to make this system better in my opinion would be to have a smaller profile but keep the loud and crisp sound signature

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

This thing is amazing! Is this for like CGI or something?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Mainly data entry across several platforms, and the occasional web/app design and creation.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats awesome!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build btw!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What kinds of workloads are you doing with it? CAD?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

"office computer" made me laugh pretty hard. +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

ikr!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it’s in my office, it’s used everyday for office work, it never leaves the office... I believe that classified as an office computer. I would agree with you that it’s over kill for the usage, but I put it together with my money not yours so who cares. It’s a sick gaming rig though.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Just kidding around man, +1 for a wicked build

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Just curious how are the monitors?

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi, they are honestly pretty dang nice I use them for about 9 hours a day there is never any color blur or anything. They are easy on the eyes in terms of strain, and it is plenty of real estate to have a bunch of programs open using split windows on each monitor. They are really professional looking if you are in a work setting. I paired them with a amazon basics dual monitor stand and its a match made in heaven. For gaming the 240hz is really nice and quick, I went from never playing a pc game in my life to being pretty decent in the titles I play, CoD and Battlefield. If I were to choose something else for whatever reason I would try to get a 4k monitor with 165hz and hdr, but that's a whole nother creature in itself. if you have any other questions feel free to ask!

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I was cautious about it as well, I had an extra Corsair 750d airflow edition on stand by just Incase it was getting too hot, but this case worked well enough. When I was putting this together the front panel has vents along the side and open bottom pretty much, but the rear of the panel only had a few slots for air to exit so I figured it would work.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

For myself, I’m an insurance agent and I’m able to put computers as a tax right off so I go a little overboard cause well I can.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the recommendation maybe next time I buy monitors, I just bought the one I'm currently running so I will stay with them for awhile.

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