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BoyScout Sept. 27, 2017

In our latest build video, we assemble another high-end Intel X299 build, this time using the Core i9-7900X. Check below for the full part list as well as a link to our benchmark results.

Production Note: If you are curious about the timing of this video, it was actually filmed last month around the time the X299 platform launched. Unfortunately, we ran into some production issues that caused a delay in publishing it until now.

Inwin 805 Infinity

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-7900X 3.3GHz 10-Core Processor $999.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99
Motherboard Asus STRIX X299-E GAMING ATX LGA2066 Motherboard $349.99
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $334.99
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $579.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $799.99
Case Inwin 805 Infinity ATX Mid Tower Case $260.98
Power Supply Inwin Classic 900W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $169.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 77.6 CFM 140mm Fan $19.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 77.6 CFM 140mm Fan $19.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 73.3 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 73.3 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 73.3 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99
Total at time of filming $4061.85 (USD)

A big thanks to ASUS for providing the CPU, motherboard and graphics card, as well as to Inwin for providing the power supply used in this build.

Check out how the system performed against some benchmarks and see some more photos in the Completed Build then be sure to watch the Cable Management time lapse to see how Barry cleaned things up for the final build:

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Lobsterareawesome 3 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

we are getting spoiled with build videos :D i like it

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

I like these videos.

Senikz 1 point 19 days ago

insane look with the inwin case

Sane_Alex 1 point 16 days ago

I mean, it looks neat and all, but you've got a fairly toasty GPU paired with a QUITE hot CPU, in a case with not nearly enough intake/exhaust fans. GamersNexus did thermal testing of the case, and it's... Well, it doesn't have good airflow. Like, at all. I get that Inwin usually makes nice cases, but as far as performance goes, the 805i leaves a fair bit to be desired, especially with the heat coming off of those 2 parts.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

If you're curious to take a look, check out our benchmark results, including thermals, on the Completed Build. With the two fans at the bottom of the case feeding fresh air to the radiator and main chamber, our temps didn't give us any major pause. I'll have to take a look at the GN review to see what they might have run into, but I can certainly see (depending on the setup) how you could run into overheating issues. I definitely think this case takes some careful planning to leverage the restricted air flow layout options thanks to the case having only two sides (bottom/rear) available for moving air in and out.

Alexus907 1 point 14 days ago

I'm wondering what you do with these builds :) Are they or would they be for sale? :)

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 13 days ago

It varies with each build, but no -- we don't sell them. :) With this specific build, for example, the CPU was loaned to us and needed to be returned. Many of the components (Video Card, Memory, Storage and CPU cooler) were used to also create an intentionally similar X399 video. But most of the components typically get set aside for possible reuse in our future videos/livestreams or re-purposed if needed for benchmarking or other projects.

Alexus907 1 point 10 days ago

Ah, I see.... heh All good just finished putting my new PC together :)

Fishy4004 1 point 8 days ago

4k Build? You guys have wayyy too much money!

om3gA_3 1 point 1 day ago

ryan is Boy Scout...right?