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My New Team Red Build ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

I got so many people triggered last time I decided to keep the name

  • Upgraded from a Delid I7-7700k to a 8700k. still debating on deliding it, though at 4.8Ghz it generally runs at 45c or less.
  • Upgraded from 16GB G.Skill DDR4 3200Mhz to 32GB DDR4 3200Mhz
  • Upgraded from a MSI z270 Gaming Pro Carbon to Asus ROG Strix Z390-E
  • Upgraded from NZXT H440 to Fractal R6
  • Upgraded from EVGA 1080 Classified to Asus 2080 Ti.
  • Still planning on upgrading to 3x 1440p monitors.

Cinebench highest score so far at 3,795. CPU at 55-60 under that load, as soon as it finished dropped to 45.

Part Reviews

CPU

Upgraded from I7-7700k, I expected more. not even stable at 5Ghz. that was a 17% chance according to the silicon lottery site...

CPU Cooler

Still working pretty damn good after a year and a half, but I don't like how the fans are.

Motherboard

Awesome motherboard. would have been better if it would have had a 5* rating if: AI overclock didn't try to hijack my CPU fan speed causing my AIO to stop working as soon as it reboots to apply overclock. Has a Fan speed error if you plug AIO into AIO port, so I had to plug it into CPU fan to get rid of that error.

Side note: for a $240 Motherboard, I'd have expected a POST Error display, but I didn't look for that before I settled for this board. RIP me.

Storage

Man will this thing ever die on me? I hope not. I've had it for about 6 years now.

Storage

Amazing performance in RAID 1.

Video Card

IDK, I expected more. not Asus's fault, Nvidia could have done better IMO. 3 days in hasn't failed me ....yet. It does have Samsung memory, so maybe I'm lucky

Case

Awesome case, Just wish I'd have went with NZXT 500 instead after building a PC for my friend in that one :/

couple of complaints: There is like no room on the bottom of the motherboard area for a bend in the front panel connections, so my USB3 cable is just kinda awkwardly jutting out 2.5 inches then turning around and going back into the board. which I figured was fine because my GPU is going to be covering that anyways. And in typing all of this, I have forgotten the rest of my complaints. If I remember, I will come back and edit this.

Mouse

Has started bugging out on me. right click doesn't always stay held down even with full pressure. I'll be returning to the store for an exchange soon. Also, the side buttons have been picked off by my 3 year old and probably eaten. that sucks.

DO NOT BUY THIS MOUSE!!!!! LOOK UP "G903 LEFT CLICK" ON GOOGLE. I'M NOT ALONE!!!

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build, top notch parts!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Gonna build something similar like yours. Did you run into any problems with the PSU? Just Wondering, cuz most builds with a 2080ti do have 750w or higher.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

No. but now that you mention it, I'm going to buy a watt meter because the highest I can get the 8700k stable is 4.8Ghz.... which is fine, but going from a 5Ghz 7700k I was a little disappointed :P

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I've verified at 100% CPU/GPU utilization this system uses a maximum of 455W

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. How much clearance did you have with the 280mm AIO and the top of the VRM heatsink? And with the RAM? Trying to figure out if this motherboard inside a Meshify S2 will fit with a 280 AIO on top with low-pro RAM.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The VRM isn't an issue, the ram sits inside the fan though x.x

https://i.imgur.com/lX8BCm6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/yjKiiim.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/heqnqHl.jpg

e/ these pictures make me want to buy a can of compressed air. I apologize in advance.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for sending these. That's tight!! ;)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

you're welcome ;) TBH I didn't even realize how tight it was until you asked the question lmao