Description

This build replaces my i5-4440 and R9 290 that I've been running since the beginning of 2014. I was looking for a low profile case and didn't particularly want the internals exposed or RGB (nothing against folks who do, totally appreciate those builds as well). Overall pretty pleased with how everything turned out. At some point in the next few months I'm hoping to snag a new desk. I'm moving in a couple months, when I do I'll get the cables under control, but until then it's a bit of a mess.

The ultrawide is amazing but it's taking some getting used to coming from a 24" 75Hz TN monitor previously. I was originally going to go with a 27" IPS 144Hz but Costco had a deal too good to pass up on the AW3418DW so I pulled the trigger.

Since these photos were taken I also added a GPU bracket as there's some pretty decent sag going on.

All prices are what I actually paid including shipping and tax other than my drives as those were all purchased 1-4 years ago.

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Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

This isn't a sleeper build.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright folks, I get it, not a sleeper build. If I could change the title I would.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I have my own build though :P.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

love the desk setup

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that monitor working out for you? I am going to be getting a lightly used one for 600$ tomorrow. Any complaints about it? +1

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

No complaints, just took a bit to get used to. My old monitor was pretty bright and this one isn't so much, so spotting folks in FPS's has been challenge but I think I'm used to it now.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I am switching from like a 23 inch monitor so I think the size will be a big change for me.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I came from a 24" monitor so this was a huge change.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How does that 2700X pair with the 2080?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

So far so good. There's only one game I play (Squad) where I get very occasional stutters on the highest settings, but it's not too often and not too noticeable. Runs Star Citizen like a champ.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sure this isn't a sleeper build, the cases isn't old or crappy enough to be considered one.

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