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UPDATE : New GPU Backplate and custom cables added.

Note: I am aware I could have built a system that would perform better. I play at higher resolutions and not higher framerates (3440x1440 @ 120Hz Max) and should've invested more in GPU budget but after getting frustrated what I could've done better I just to stop caring because it's still a damn good computer that will last me a long time.

Recently got the oppurtunity to work with my father and switched to online schooling in order to do so. I wanted to get away from consoles because I just wanted better performance and was tired of dealing with them.

I wanted to build something that would last a very long time without the need to upgrade. Main things i'm using it for right now are gaming, watching anime, and indulging in the literary arts of doujins Shakespeare. Eventually I want to get into 3D modeling and art but don't have a bunch of time until i'm done with school.

I decided to go with the i9-9900k because of it's performance and it will overclock to 5 GHz while not exceeding 89° C. I took a risk on ebay for a 1080Ti and it was a legit offer, originally was gonna get a 2080Ti but the price is absurd and would rather play in higher resolutions and framerates than have pretty reflections (although vey cool tech). Maybe i'll upgrade once there's a more reasonable price.

I am aware that higher memory speeds on RAM don't affect intel cpu's that much but there was a bit of difference in some games and that significantly dropped after DDR4-3600 and I just decided to get 3466 because 3600 wasn't available at the time.

For the case I knew I wanted a full tower and was originally gonna get the Lian-Li PC O11 Air but I then heard about the O11D XL and put a reserve order in on newegg and got it and it's amazing except the "ROG Certified" logo and questionable decisions on quality of parts used but other than that it's great.

Didn't need to spend that much on a cooler but I got it because it looked cool... but also Noctua fans and micro fan underneath the cooler which also helps with temps. Also I can have best girl on the screen

Picked up a ultrawide monitor while it was on sale and I am never switching back. It's an amazing experience and the ips glow is very minimal on mine and should decrease after it heats up after use and relieves a bit of pressure on the panel since it was shipped out. The ASUS monitor has served me well for 2+ years with zero issues at all.

While having never built a pc before with the exception of that one time in my comp. engineering class where we used very early 2000's computers and watching a lot of videos on building them it was a frustrating yet very interesting and fun experience. Taking the parts that were bought myself and putting it all together and seeing it start up the first time was
just an amazing thing to experience.

For the one person who sees this and wants to know the background here's the links to both. Need wallpaper engine on steam to use them. One on the left : https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1258614310 One on the right : https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1871388202

Part Reviews

CPU

Super fast, handles anything I throw at it. Overclocks to 5 GHz @80 C Under 100% load using Thermal Grizzly Kyronaut paste and with a Ryujin 360 AiO Cooler from Asus.

CPU Cooler

360mm, Noctua fans, OLED screen. Cools my i9-9900k really well with temps never exceeding 80 C @ 5 GHz. Asus's Armoury Crate now works since an update. Custom gifs and images will now play on the screen. Make sure you check that your image/gif meets the requirements in order for it to work.

Thermal Compound

Amazing thermal paste. Asus's bios rates cooling performance based on points and automatically oc's for you, went from 162 points on pre applied thermal paste on the Ryujin 360mm AiO cooler to 202 after. Keeps my i9-9900k cool and under 100% load @ 5GHz it doesn't exceed 71 C.

Motherboard

Good board and nice AI overclocking software, looks good except the only thing is that the boards upper left leds are not the brightest however are still noticeable but other than that very good board.

Memory

Great speed, design, and software control, haven't had a single problem with it at all so far.

Storage

Very fast drive, zero problems with it so far.

Video Card

This beast of a card handles anything I throw at it, while paired with a i9-9900k @ 5GHz it will run Forza Horizon 4 on Ultra on a 3440 x 1440 resolution and maintain 110-120FPS (Locked at 120Hz) consistently.

Case

Pros : Lots of space and wire management is well done, hot swappable HDD cages. Cons : "ROG Certified" logo, choice of parts and materials. Plastic clips that don't look or feel sturdy and the disruptance of a nice clean side panel with the ROG logo is a shame considering this would've been a top tier case if it hadn't been those two things however I only reduced one star because of the plastic clips (which extra are provided in the box) and not because of the "ROG" logo

Power Supply

Fully modular, and Platinum rating. Has been doing great so far.

Case Fan

Good cooling performance however the pinks in this fan are displayed poorly and look very pale.

Monitor

144Hz, 1ms response time. Have had this monitor for 2+ years now and had zero issues so far, very good monitor for the price.

Monitor

I absolutely love this monitor. 3440 x 1440 looks stunning, colors (after calibration) look beautiful.

NOTE : Setting response time to "Very Fast" causes very noticeable distortions in images when scrolling up and down and is not noticeable when response time is set to "Fast". Overclocking doesn't produce any visual artifacts for me that I have noticed.

IPS glow is VERY minimal and only present in the bottom left and right corner but should ease up over time once the monitor heats up and relieves pressure on the panel. Another thing that's nice is that this monitor INSTANTLY turns off and on, no stupid logo screen like on Asus's VG248qe.

Simple, elegant design paired with thin bezels and nice rgb lights on the back are nice as well as simple black colors that don't look "gamery".

Settings for this monitor that work for me and look great.

  • Overclock : On @ 120 Hz
  • Response Time : Fast
  • Dark Stabilizer : 0
  • Brightness : 37%
  • Contrast : 75%
  • Red : 93%
  • Green : 93%
  • Blue : 100%

Keyboard

Very nice for gaming, love the Romer G Tactile keys and the macro keys are a nice touch as well as switchable profiles with the press of the M1, M2, M3 button. Media buttons are nice especially the roller volume wheel. ARX dock kinda unnecessary, if you didn't know it's literally a stand for your phone to display your pc stats but with a fancy name.

Mouse

Very nice mouse and good price, dpi profile switch is nice and the ability to switch between a regular mouse wheen and the free flowing one with a click is nice. I find myself just pressing it to nyoooooooooooooooooooooom and it is a very satifying nyooming experience.

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Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

Megumin 1080 TI is best girl.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build.Post more photos of that case from the side.( i.e glass side)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I would but right now the glass panel is damaged and is getting replaced by manufacture, the current panel's tint has been damaged and it looks terrible.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

How was it damaged? did i t arrive like that because am about to order the Lian li xl and am nervous whether it will arrive safe.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

It was fine, while messing around trying to make the cables neater I must've set it down on something and when I tried to clean it it scratched the tint on the glass and it looks like it was scratched but the actual glass is fine. When it arrived mine came in perfect condition.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

It was fine, while messing around trying to make the cables neater I must've set it down on something and when I tried to clean it it scratched the tint on the glass and it looks like it was scratched but the actual glass is fine. When it arrived mine came in perfect condition.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the tinting dark on the glass?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I like that cpu cooler

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool but expensive, worth it though.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the cpu cooler holding up so far ? is it worth the price and some people say its noisy, is that true ?

Thanks,

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very late sorry about that. The noise isn't too bad, even during gaming and stress testing. It's not silent but not obnoxiously loud. The micro "silent" fan however is very high pitch and loud however that's when it's at near 100% usage which it will never be, can't hear it under normal use unless you set a very aggressive fan curve. Onto the software, it's not the greatest, when problems occur it's usually takes time to fix whether it be not being able to set a custom gif or just aura sync having issues. One last thing to mention, in my expierence when setting gifs on the display it usually plays around 4-5x slower for some reason but if you search up "gif editor" on google and just change the speed and use the sped up gif, it'll look normal. Performance wise, it's a great cooler and haven't had any issues other than cosmetic related stuff.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Is the ROG Certified logo on the window not removable?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Unfortunately not

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

man that sucks, I was hoping it was just a sticker

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

1080p at 60hz + for a 2080ti ? I'm confused by your statement. Did you mean 4k ? Lol. Nice build ! I've had bad experiences with Asus' automated OC function and found it to be VERY optimistic. Check if it's actually overclocking all your cores to 5.1 Ghz. I would recommend doing it manually and also stress testing your CPU with Prime 96 ( no avx offset), heavyload, Blender, Cinebench and see if you freeze up, bsod or get something in your event viewer (whea logger mainly). People who buy a binned 9900K @ 5.1 Ghz can barely get those temps with a CUSTOM watercooling loop ... https://youtu.be/zbEf5aOiY2Y

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, looking back at it I must've drank some dumb fuf juice and wrote that, it definitely does way better than that. Edit: Stunning build btw, still need to work on beautifying my room and then i'll be done. Also it can hit 5.2GHz on all cores but it is not stable. 5.0GHz is possible but very high 90's and i'm not comfy with that.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Why thanks man, you took a different but similar route, I love it, lots of stuff I almost got instead of what I have like the AIO and case ! If only those Noctua fans were RGB I would have gotten the Ryujin ... I need a good poster like yours as well :) the led strips kit from Corsair is pretty cool if you're into that ! Super easy to install, any best buy will have it and you can control the color of yours fans as well in the ICUE software with the RGB Hub they give you with the strips so full customization, more in depth that what the default 3 button controller allows for your fans colors. If you get the Commander Pro, you can plug your fans into that and you'll get not only color control but also rpm control and free up your motherboard's connectors ! So no need to use Ai Suite for example and you'll get all of it in one app. Two simple led strips with a basic RGB controller function would also look great with your dual color setup. I will also say a good headset/chair makes a the biggest difference in hindsight. And VR is really fun :D

Did you use Prime 96 ? You have to use Prime 96 v26.6 with no AVX load. The most recent build will turn the heat like crazy cause of that, I get (edit) the same exact result that you do with that ( high 90's) but they aren't indicative of the kind of load your CPU will probably ever sustain because of that build of Prime 96. Cinebench and Heavyload are the two others I used along with that. You might be able to get away with 5 Ghz and decent temps ! Doing it manually also decreases how much voltage is being used, as the auto function usually uses more or less than necessary which results in lower temps and better results. Definitely type 9900k Overclock Guide into YouTube, that's what helped me figure it out ! It sounds like your chip could likely sustain 5Ghz if you used the wrong Prime 96 build.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

11/10 Megumin PC

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Love your build, but that cooler price hurts a little just to look at it. Otherwise good job man +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Should have used that had set with a pan amp. It’s is nooooooooooot just a gaming headset.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I know, I have plans to buy it but not right now.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

lol im gonna make a tanjiro themed pc next xd xd

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!