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Obsidian

by Lafan10

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Date Published

Dec. 15, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

14 GHz

Description

I wanted a small system that can run 4k over 100 fps, or 5k, haven't yet decided on a monitor. coming from the Corsair Air 540, a smaller case with full space utilisation was appealing. Only problem was after getting the Meshify C and waiting for the 9th gen parts to come out, was getting a mATX motherboard that has SLI and 1 slot gap. After waiting for a while I started looking in to doing myself.

Through Ali Express I got a 5 cm PCI extension, which I had to cut down to fit. using some pliers I broke the PCIe x1 slot and clipped off the pins covering the contacts with some electrical tape. I then tested this out using my GTX 760 (2080's got delayed), which worked just fine.

Many emails and 2 months later my 2080s finally showed up. I ended up changing the Dark rock TF out for a Dark Rock Pro 4 for the sake of air flow. In the end I sacrificed the second M.2 slot and 2 pins off the TPM header for this mod to work. For extra support for the bottom card, using some sheet metal i had around I made a support brace, that's fiction fitted.

If I was to do this again I could probably get away without having to touch the TPM header if I trimed down the PCI extension a little more.

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victoriusscumbag 1 point 1 month ago

You should try the alienware AW3418DW or wait for the predator x35, both look amazing!

Simon16 1 point 7 days ago

Hey there can u let me know the temperature of gpu 1+2 / i have 850w g3 gold does it enough for it ? NVlink ? Thx

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