Author Topic: Just purchased a bunch of computer stuff...*Updated with pics and vids 6/9/2019*  (Read 815 times)

Onyx Dragon

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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO Video Card
Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 8-Core, 16-Thread, 3.6 GHz (5.0 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I99900K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
2 xCrucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8
MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
2 x CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB 288-Pin DDR4
CORSAIR RMx Series RM750x CP-9020179-NA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
Crucial BX500 2.5" 240GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT240BX500SSD1
Seagate BarraCuda Internal Hard Drive 3TB SATA
Lian Li O11 Air RGB Full-Tower Case
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Re: Just purchased a bunch of computer stuff...
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 05:45:31 PM »
What are you building it for? I want to build another PC too. But most likely will double as a HTPC. Seeing a lot of good stuff on Ryzen builds too. Just need to output in 4K, but not really any need for heavy gaming. Definitely dumping all the old nes and SNES stuff on it!

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Re: Just purchased a bunch of computer stuff...
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 12:45:40 PM »
What are you building it for? I want to build another PC too. But most likely will double as a HTPC. Seeing a lot of good stuff on Ryzen builds too. Just need to output in 4K, but not really any need for heavy gaming. Definitely dumping all the old nes and SNES stuff on it!

Gaming.  When it's time to retire it, I'll slap it over to a VM machine (but that won't be for a couple years).  I've wanted a desktop gaming rig for a while now, but never got around to it.  Now that I'm doing hardware and data center stuff at my new job, I figured this would be a good refresher in building hardware, as well as proper ventilation and air flow. 

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Re: Just purchased a bunch of computer stuff...
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 12:48:51 PM »
Oh, you can also add Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, two Corsair Commander Pro fan controllers, 3x120MM fans, and 2x80MM fans.  The case itself holds 12-14 fans depending on sizes.

edit: I also listed the wrong motherboard.  I went with an MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC LGA 1151 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Re: Just purchased a bunch of computer stuff...
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 12:55:52 PM »
Apparently, I listed the build from when I was working on it, and not what I got.  Corrected list is now posted.

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Re: Just purchased a bunch of computer stuff...
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2019, 10:59:10 AM »
Nice.

So how much did all that cost ya?

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Re: Just purchased a bunch of computer stuff...
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2019, 11:20:38 AM »
Nice.

So how much did all that cost ya?

Around $2400.  Plus side is that I had an EVO 860 SSD I was going to get, but the MB came with a free 2.5" SSD which saved me around $30. 

I did some shopping for prebuilt, and most were around $3000, if I downgraded on somethings like the video card.

I'm hoping to overclock the CPU to around 5.0.  There's some who are doing 5.3 stable, but I want to make sure I can keep it cool before I start trying to squeeze every little bit from it.

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Re: Just purchased a bunch of computer stuff...
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 12:47:19 AM »
Darn I wish I had the budget to build something that beefy. Then maybe just turn the current i5 PC into the htpc. Nice build 👍

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Re: Just purchased a bunch of computer stuff...
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019, 06:38:06 PM »
Darn I wish I had the budget to build something that beefy. Then maybe just turn the current i5 PC into the htpc. Nice build 👍

Thanks!  Just got home from a road trip and finished it up.  Downloading Windows now.  It turns on and runs just fine so far.


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<----- This guy is jealous. I'm on a 3.5ghz AMD processor, 8gb ram, Radeon HD5700. Fallout 4 was the last new game my PC could sort of handle. I had to use mods to strip away unnecessary stuff and turn the graphics settings down to the lowest they'd go just to get MAYBE 20fps.

Wish I could upgrade, but apparently children are very expensive and time consuming, so I guess I'll have to rely on my PlayStation 4 and hope I can afford the PS5.

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<----- This guy is jealous. I'm on a 3.5ghz AMD processor, 8gb ram, Radeon HD5700. Fallout 4 was the last new game my PC could sort of handle. I had to use mods to strip away unnecessary stuff and turn the graphics settings down to the lowest they'd go just to get MAYBE 20fps.

Wish I could upgrade, but apparently children are very expensive and time consuming, so I guess I'll have to rely on my PlayStation 4 and hope I can afford the PS5.

I currently have it overclocked at 5.1 stable, and the GPU is running at 2100 processor speed with 8000 memory clock.

Have you thought about overclocking your stuff?  You don't have to do a major overclock on it.

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I might bump it up a little. I don't think the results are gonna be enough though.

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I might bump it up a little. I don't think the results are gonna be enough though.

You don't stand a chance. Benchmarks on that graphics card show a score of 958. My GTX 970 is 8,631 and I'm a handful of generations behind on tech.

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So I had some issues overclocking on this.  I kept running into power issues just going up to 5.0 GHz.  Turns out the MB didn't have enough power phases to supply the CPU with enough power for it to reliably run at 5.0+ GHz (at least the one I had didn't).  So I've upgraded the motherboard to an MSi MEG Z390 Godlike.  17 power phases versus the 11 phases on the Z390 Gaming Carbon Pro I had in there.

The Godlike is an EATX, not an ATX, so it's a bit longer.  This caused me to have to give up the push/pull fan configuration I had on my radiator, but I changed to 3 noctua nf-f12 ippc pushing from the outside in.  Water temps are typically around 29-30 degrees Celsius under a fairly heavy load.  The fans haven't hit their 3000 RPM limit yet, but the curve I have them on puts them around 2800 RPM at those water temps...and yes they are noisy.  But they have really good static air pressure, so under normal or gaming use they are still pretty low on their RPM scale.

I'm currently considering a custom loop and including the video card...I had forgotten how addictive, fun, and expensive this hobby is.
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