Description

Overkill. Plain and simple. Especially for what I use it for.

This is an upgrade from my i5 4690/GTX 970. After 5 years, I felt I deserved it.

The original intention was to make a 2080Ti/Ryzen 9 build but as cheap as possible. As you can expect, that went out the window pretty quickly.

CPU - The brand-spankin' new Ryzen 9. I love it. No overclock yet, but I haven't felt like I needed to so far. I've mostly been playing League of Legends and a VERY modded and beautiful Skyrim while streaming and this beast has handled it perfectly.

CPU Cooler - The H100i RGB Platinum has been excellent so far. CPU stays at 27 degrees Celsius (about 80 degrees Fahrenheit) at idle or light load. Haven't measured it under load yet, but the iCUE software that you use to control this is able to let you know if it gets too hot.

GPU - The 2080 Ti is one of the best GPUs out there, and it has shown me that. No overclock yet, but like I said before, unnecessary at the moment.

MoBo - I'm really happy about this one as well. I've heard that some people didn't like the RGB it has, but I'm a big fan of it. It's just different from everything else, but looks good. Onboard WiFi, plenty of room for what you need with steel-plated slots. Definitely would recommend.

RAM - So, this is funny. I originally only got 2 16 GB sticks of RAM but after building it, I realized how silly only having 2 actually looked, especially with them being RGB. Sooo, I bought 2 more. 64 GB of the Vengeance RGB Pro by Corsair looks amazingly beautiful paired up with the fans and it can get up to 3200 MHz and that's good because the Ryzen processors respond very well to faster speeds.

Storage - The Windows 10 OS is put on a 1TB 970 Evo while I have a 2 TB 860 Evo for my fat games. I gotta say, this is the part I smile about a lot because it's nice to have 2 huge solid states to play games from. Load times are great.

Case - I chose the 500D RGB because of its looks, let's be honest. That being said, its features are incredible. Magnetic glass panels on each side that can open at will, not to mention the 3 LL120 fans, the Commander Pro and Fan Hub that it comes with. This case was an absolute joy to work in.

PSU - A massive 1000w powersupply. Overkill. Absolutely overkill. But I got one this big so I can later run 2 2080Tis. No complaints so far!

Monitors - MSI Optix 27". These I can't say much about just yet. They're not getting here until tomorrow. I bought them because I don't find the point in 4k. They're nice and big, curved (which I don't care too awfully much about), and they're 144Hz. Should be a joy to play on and a nice upgrade from the two 23" 60Hz Acer monitors I play on now.

All in all, I'm very happy with this build. I can honestly say that if you decide to buy any of the components of this build, it's going to treat you well. I can't wait to put it to its limits.

Part Reviews

CPU

A powerful processor that's quick and great for multitasking. Do you plan on gaming and and doing literally anything else at the same time? Get this processor. You won't regret it.

CPU Cooler

Really happy with this purchase. I was originally going to do a push/pull config but decided against it. This keeps my CPU around 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) at idle or small load. Plus it's beautiful.

Motherboard

A tad bit pricey, but well worth the money. Onboard WiFi, steel-plated slots, different but beautiful RGB and support for the latest AMD processors without needing an update. Really happy with this one.

Memory

Beautiful RAM withe speeds up to 3200 MHz. You can't go wrong with this one.

Storage

A 1 TB 970 Evo for the OS. Startup and load times are great on this thing plus, it's a breeze to install. Highly recommend.

Storage

I used this as my secondary hard drive. A big 2 TB solid state keeps my load times for games minimal. Would recommend!

Video Card

A high-end GPU with untapped power. Regardless of which one you get, if you but a 2080 Ti, you won't regret it.

Case

This case is beautiful and full of features. Comes with 3 LL120 fans in the front along with Commander Pro and the Fan Hub. Absolute joy to work in. The wiring was a bit tough, but once you get it, it will be looking sleek and gorgeous.

Power Supply

A fat 1000 watt power supply capable of supporting two 2080 Tis. That's why I got it. Don't have the second 2080 Ti yet, but I will. No complaints on this gold rated PSU!

Operating System

It's Windows 10, which is fine. I'm personally a fan of Windows 7, but this gets the job done, plus it's a great OS for gaming.

Case Fan

Had to buy one of these for the exhaust of my build. If you're looking for a beautiful fan to pump out plenty of air, I'd recommend this one. With the iCUE software, you can set this baby to absolute dead silence, or jet engine. Either way, it works really well.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

We need more power Scotty!

Were given her all she's got captain!

But seriously any more wattage and you'd like overload the circuit for your house xD

This is crazy powerful, and crazy expensive.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, yeah. I made the build with 2 2080 Tis in mind, which was around (I think) 750 watts. Plus, I like to get a bit extra just to be sure, so I settled on the 1000 watt PSU. And you're right, it's a super powerful PC and pretty expensive. But I knew how much it would be after I decided to scrap the "cheap high-end pc" idea. Honestly, no regrets here.