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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great speed, design, and software control, haven't had a single problem with it at all so far.
Very fast drive, zero problems with it so far.
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.
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
Fully modular, and Platinum rating. Has been doing great so far.
Good cooling performance however the pinks in this fan are displayed poorly and look very pale.
144Hz, 1ms response time. Have had this monitor for 2+ years now and had zero issues so far, very good monitor for the price.
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%
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.
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.