That is a monster. You have space left to liquid cool the RTX with a Kraken G12. Which sounds like a good idea as hot as those things run. The cables are super clean in the back but the ones going to the GPU are all twisted and it looks back. Petty I know but you dont spend this kind of money for it to look bad.
Holy poo what a beast! But in all honesty I really dont like the tube work. It just doesn't look good. Specifically the angled piece. It just looks lazy and sloppy.
Wow this is a really awesome build. Well done.
No man, its not dumb at all. I just built my first too and wondered the same thing. These things are too expensive to not be sure about anything. Ask a million questions. And once you have the parts, Everything comes with manuals, youll see its not nearly as complicated as you thought. Just a lot of screws.
Really nice build for that budget. The RAM and GPU you can easily upgrade later when you need. If he's rendering I definitely wouldn't overclock. It's way too stressful on the CPU, it's not like gaming at all. Gaming it'll go up and down, up when it needs to then back down, when rendering the CPU is at 100% load for however long it takes. You got a good CPU though so he shouldn't need to.
It's not incompatible, it just disables a sata port. If your using this same MB the slot M2_1 will disable 1 port, if you use slot M2_2 it will disable ports 5 & 6. You should have 6 ports which should be plenty. It's just giving you a heads up in case you planned on using all 6 ports.
Very nice build! We have really similar setups, I paid extra for the 8086k for that guaranteed 5.0 OC and you won it in the lottery. I really wish I had done a custom loop now instead of an AIO. Now you have the option of looping in the GPU if you want.
This is everything I want. Really awesome build.
Haha this is the exact same debate i have with myself every day. I work in architecture so i want to use 3ds max, revit etc but i also tinker a lot in iray. The jury still seems to be out on the 2080’s performance i havent been about to find any good info for iray performance.
Yes! Toss another $1000 in there for a second GPU and this will be everything i want.
Looks really good. This is an impressive build. Im lmao at that birds nest of wires in the back. Mine looks about the same.
I'm looking to attempt my first custom loop as well. Not anytime real soon, I want a second graphics card and a few other things first. All in all would you say it was a difficult task? Got any good educational resources for newbs you'd like to share?
You are welcome to update my rig next haha.
Woo! Now that is clean! I really like those cables. Those new fans and more SSD storage and that thing will be perfection.
Nice build. It goes well with the other rig you have next to it haha.
Really good taste in parts and it looks super clean. That's a seriously awesome build.
Nice! Definitely get a cable mod kit. It makes a big difference aesthetic wise.
Very cool setup!
Thanks! Its a constant debate in my head. It’s helpful to hear exactly how they perform.
Whoa. That is awesome. And who cares what the cost was if you have the money and that's what you want then go for it. If I didn't just buy a Jeep I'd probably have two 2080's right now.
I feel like as much as you spent on this, and as awesome as it is you should have shelled out a few hundred more and gotten a 4TB SSD. Ill never own an HDD again.
Im using it for gaming and also a bit of 3d modeling and rendering.
Right now i only have a 1080p tv but i did build this with the intention of getting a 4k on cyber Monday. But im not sure if i should get another gtx1080 or cough up the cash for an rtx 2080 once i upgrade to that 4k.
I know! I intend to get a raceway and i had intended to get a wrapped power cord and ethernet as well but i cant seem to find anyone that makes power cords.
Nice rig! That thing is a beast. You got a good OC too. Grab that 1080 now, wait too long youll be wanting the 2080.
If all you are doing is running the OS on the drive then 500gb is plenty for system images, backups, and then some. a 970 EVO is only like $50 more than a SATA, maybe it wont boot up significantly faster, but it will do a lot of other things significantly faster, like file transfer and backups. Plus you never know, maybe you want a dedicated boot drive today, maybe next year you dont. Why get a drive 1/4 the speed over $50? At least thats how I feel.
Wow. That is some nice cable management.
MX Master 2 is a great mouse. I would recommend anyone thinking about it pull the trigger and get it.
Wow that is super clean, and you have a ton of storage too. Ill be building my P3 Snow this weekend and I definitely want that LED backlighting now having seen yours. Also what kind of paint did you use? It looks clean. Ive used plastidip in the past and wasnt happy with the results.