My third ever PC build, and the first with enough disposable income to make absolutely no compromises and build the beast I want to build. This was also my first ATX build. My first ever build was a mini-ITX and my second a micro-ATX. Building in this massive ATX case was so much more pleasant!
Another first is having a side window. I never liked the idea but I reconsidered and it grew on me.....so I made it completely black inside! I like it a lot. It's aggressive, but kinda understated??
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 9 3900X||96.3%|
|GPU||Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti||223.1%|
|SSD||Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB||349.7%|
|SSD||Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB||255.2%|
|RAM||Crucial BLE8G4D36BEEAK.M8FE3 4x8GB||124.2%|
|MBD||Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO|
Only one issue so far: the front audio jacks don't work! That's a huge disappointment, I was really looking forward to having the jack so close to me. Now my good headphones barely stretch over! I don't know what's up but I reseated the connector several times, uninstalled drivers, installed different drivers, restored the drivers that came from asus... It just seems broken.
Apart from that, this thing is amazing!! Playing Monster Hunter World on a 120hz monitor at 3440x1440 with the high res texture pack enabled and everything on highest settings, it doesn't skip a beat. I get 70-90 FPS in MHW. GTA V and Rust also look and run incredibly smoothly. Quake II RTX did not fare nearly as well, but I imagine the raytracing is a bit more intensive.
No manual overclock on this. I tried ASUS' thingy and it got as high as a 13% boost, but I prefer to just run stock long-term. I did make sure to leave plenty of overhead for it in the future, though, so it should be quite trivial to bump it up if I ever decide to. I am using auto overclocking up to 4750mhz per core but the highest single-core speed I've seen is about 4475 and the architecture kinda negates the point of manual overclocking anyways.
Be nice about my whole under-the-stairs sorta thing, our condo is very small! At least the dog gets to lie down in his bed and enjoy the soft clickings of my late night gaming~
Temps while gaming for both GPU and CPU seem to hover around 64-68 (Monster Hunter World, highest settings, 3440x1440, ~70-90 FPS)