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Overkill On my 1st PC Build

by graysame

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Date Published

Oct. 18, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 12, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.569 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

Description

Definitely overkill. I waited a long time to build this one. But I also didn't want to have to upgrade anytime soon. The custom Water Loop was a little daunting but wasn't nearly as bad as it I thought it would be. I haven't tried to OC it yet and I'm not sure if I will. If I do, I definitely need to do more research before hand. Thank you so much to my friends for their help during the build. I could not have done it without you.

Images are all on imgur along with the EKWB parts

https://imgur.com/a/uApsl

and

https://imgur.com/a/bNEOj

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MjolnirThunder 12 points 18 months ago

Shouldn't a couple of those RAM sticks be on the other side of the CPU?

Lord_Arni 4 Builds 7 points 18 months ago

Yep they should be 2x2 not 4x0

Mr_Argon 4 points 18 months ago

Maybe he wants to add another 64gb.

Twisted_VorteK 3 points 18 months ago

Yeah, from the looks of it.

graysame submitter 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

That's what I've been reading up on. Haven't tried it yet though because it is a B**** to get back there. Might try this weekend though.

MjolnirThunder 3 points 18 months ago

Try skimming through the manual that came with your motherboard. It should tell you what the optimal configuration is for multiple RAM sticks.

graysame submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you :)

cilvre 6 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

it looks good but my question is why the separate lan card?

graysame submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

When I first bought the MB I didn't realize that it supported Gigabit LAN connection. My ISP supports Gigabit so I bought a separate one. After I received the extra card I just rolled with it lol.

cwuzzell 3 points 18 months ago

Damn, those rads are T H I C C!

graysame submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Gurl you know it...

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

Is that a cable tie holding in the HDD at the front of the PC? (near the top)

Linka 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

MacGyver would be proud lol

graysame submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Its about 6 tethered zipties lol. I'm considering taking it out and putting it in a HDD toaster to run my Plex server w/o turning on the PC.

Adrew24 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

looks killer!

graysame submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks man!

Kisalida 2 points 18 months ago

AMAZING!!How's the watercooler working out for you?

graysame submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Insane. I didn't know much about thermal throttling before this build. But after, I can say that the cooled components aren't even close to maxing out. The CPU and GPU's are oh so chilled!

awsommv 2 points 18 months ago

Overkill is an understatement. how do people save up for this!!

graysame submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Lots of work and dedication.

CarnivorousHam 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Love this! Awesome build.

graysame submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you!

jmm889901 1 point 18 months ago

good god..... that's..... excessive to say the least :l

needs more monitors tho

graysame submitter 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

Idk I'm digging the ultra wide so far :)

Twisted_VorteK 2 points 18 months ago

*curved widescreen

NotJackMinnella 1 point 17 months ago

ultrawide*

bowlaspaghetti 1 point 18 months ago

Very nice build! How long have you been saving up?

graysame submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks! I've been inadvertently saving for it for about 10 years lol. I decided its finally time since I'm 2.5 years out of college with a steady career.

Velocirevan 1 point 18 months ago

why doesnt the rad next the res, not have any fans on it? Also did anyone realize that his 4tb HDD is ziptied in above the res?

cilvre 6 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

it has fans on the front, and im ok with the hard drive mount point :P

graysame submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Hahaha yea I ran out of space for the HDD so it seemed like the best solution. As cilvre said I have the fans in front door panel. Updated the imgur album to show.

Thundertube 1 point 18 months ago

All of that on your first pc. I wish i was rich lol

the_naked_nerd 8 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

no bad. I think bigger res would make better visual look. thanks

Ashura 1 point 18 months ago

Hi, this is an amazing build. I'm actually deciding between 1900x and 8700k at the moment for a gtx 1080 ti 2 way sli rig. Any chance you could do some 4k resolution sli gaming benchmarks with this? I need to see the numbers before I know which cpu to get. Thanks and sorry for the trouble!

Nicholas.barsky 1 point 17 months ago

Amazing build! Just have a question. Are you controlling the Trident Z RGB and if so how? I have the same setup as you and am a little timid to be messing around with the RGB lighting.

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

You got extremely lucky that you got the batch of STRIX 1080 Tis before the silent PCB layout change that made current EK blocks incompatible. On the used market, before EK makes an updated block, a pre-installed STRIX block may just be worth it's weight in gold at the moment.

Also, PrimoChill Vue... You need it in your life.

Pancaces 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I'm doing a build really similar to this, 1900X and 2 1080ti. I ended up getting a bigger 1300W power supply though for O.C. Only 1000W seems a bit close, not sure if you can O.C. much with that. No water cooling for the GPUs either, gonna try and just get some really good air flow going.

sestevez34 1 point 13 months ago

i question your sanity