So, I was having issues with my main machine, crashing and system not posting. I could manage to get it to boot after a CMOS reset, this was at stock clocks so I had no idea what was causing it. I then found out it was the second PCIE Slot. I then gave up on 1080 TI SLI and tested and sold a card to a friend. I do plan on getting a 2080 ti soon just not decided on which to get. I am super gutted about my other machine because that was an excellent machine. i7 8086k 16gb and 1080ti sli. Shame it caused problems after 6-7 months.
So after a couple of weeks debating I just pulled the trigger, going with a whole new setup. During this time my passion for ITX grew so I wanted something small but without loosing any performance.
So here is my new one:
Intel Core i9 9900K- I got this because it was on offer and I didn't know if the CPU was at fault at the time. Plus it's an I9!
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX- This was highly recommend if you was going with a i9. Also, with my previous Asus motherboard having issues wanted to change brand.
Be Quiet Dark Rock 4- This was one of the only air coolers that would fit in this case. I previously owned the dark rock pro 4 which was excellent and I would highly recommend any of these coolers. Just note the paint is really thin and you will scratch it. Just be careful on install.
Corsair 32GB LPX 3200Mhz- Its RAM its runs FAST AF! I needed low profile as this would of caused issues with my CPU cooler.
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB- This is my main OS drive.
X2 Samsung 860 EVO 500GB Raid 0- This is only temporarily. Upgrading to x2 1TB.
EVGA GTX 1080 SC TI Black Edition- Still a great performing GPU for the resolution I play at. (2560x1440) Still pushing over 100 FPS on most games. However, I have sold one card I am still going to replace this with a 2080 ti.
In Win A1 White- This case is adorable. But a pain to build in with the motherboard I chose. ASRock thought it would be a brilliant Idea to place a fan header at the top left and my fan splitter kept falling out. Meaning I had to have four hands to route both splitters through the top hole in the case. However, after taking the motherboard out five times we manged it. I also gutted that awful PSU and replaced it. You do need to remove the IO though.
Corsair SF 750 80+ Platinum- This came with braided cables. Such a brilliant idea! This was also a great price for a SFX psu. 750 is enough for my whole system and leaves me with plenty of room.
Corsair ML120 Pro White LED - These fans are great don't get me wrong. However, at 75% RPM it sounds like my PC is going on a flight. I need to run these fans at higher RPM due how hot the i9 is. The sound is too much for my liking and I guess if you have a custom loop/AIO these are going to be great at static pressure. I will be swapping these out when I get my 2080 ti to 120mm Be Quiet silent wings 3 High RPM. I had the 140mm versions in my old machine and they are excellent.
Windows 10 Pro- Nothing really to say. I didn't pay retail though! Don't tell Microsoft!
So yeah. I think I need to test more on the temps and mess around with fan configs. Any suggestions on how I should set up my fans would be great. Its now two intake and two exhaust.
Getting scary high temps on my CPU. Sometimes spikes to 90-112° C when gaming in BFV. It was in the high 80's when doing a 15 minute TDM. This is with a 4.5Ghz downclock. So I don't really know what my options are. On some games it can be in the 60's-80's with spikes to 90's but I don't know why its suddenly jumping to over 100° C Sometimes. That's why I have had to downclock my CPU. Any recommendations? (Without delidding/ changing case).
Hope you like it!