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My new daily driver for editing and gaming. Initially was going to be a budget rig following the advice of a friend. That clearly didn't last long. I'm fully aware that it's a little overkill, but if it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing. Only thing I'd change in retrospect would be to use cable extensions rather than full cables just for the convenience of being able to switch power supplies without worrying about compatibility. Asus Aura Sync wasn't playing nice at first, but I eventually sorted that out by using an older version.

EDIT: I had to dial the clock back from 4.3 GHz to 4.0 on all cores because doing anything that put my CPU under more than 60% load would immediately black screen the system.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Gone this far... may as well throw Ryzen 9 in it now. :)

Nice build sir.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, the title really tickled me. Well done though, looks like a great build.

I do have 1 question though. Why did you decide to go with the assortment of different sized SSDs?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I did that mostly for organization. Nvme-boot and commonly used apps 500Gb 2.5"-games 1Tb 2.5"-active projects/scratch drive 8Tb hdd-cold storage for old projects

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, nice. That makes sense now that you put it that way

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This build angers me simply because I paid the same price for 16gb of g.skill rgb ram 3200mhz as you did for your 32gb of ram. Talk about a price drop! I guess 1 year makes a huge difference.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build my man.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

u had to go with intel for better clock boost like i7-9700k since u have a very good airflow or a higher amd processeur cauze 250$ cpu in 2k build itz knida low ball :'

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Immensely late reply but oh well. The 2700X was the highest AMD had at the time of building (not counting TR). I could have gone with the 9900K but I didn't see a huge value in it being double the price. I do plan on moving up to a newer Ryzen in the future though.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How's the experience using an nvidia gpu with that monitor? I've been contemplating getting it because 165hz for 159 is insane, but g sync working is a must for me.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I wish I could help, but I haven't actually gotten that monitor yet. I put it on the parts list because I'm planning to add it once I have some extra cash. Although, as far as I know, you can get g-sync to work on a freesync monitor if you're using one of the newer 16xx or 20xx cards. I'm not sure about older series.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it works on Pascal too, but some freesync monitors have issues with gsync and since there isn't much information about that monitor around i'm still unsure about getting it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ahh I see. I've seen good things about Sceptre before, but if you have access to a Micro Center they have a 144hz 1920x1080 Acer monitor for $150.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks though :)