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This is my second build I've done, the last being in 2014. I specifically wanted to upgrade to an 1440p ultrawide monitor. I chose the Dell AW3418DW, which I'm super happy with. I decided to do a full new build, since my old system was starting to get out of date (GTX 970, i7 4970k).

The only hiccup during the build was dealing with the Corsair Crystal 280x case. Cable management was pretty tricky, especially because I had to add in an NZXT USB hub, since the mother board only had one USB header. I've never built in the mITX form factor before through, so maybe all cases are annoying. The other thing I'll say is that the Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE is really pretty being all white, but it does not cool that well, and the fans can be pretty loud. I'm getting idle CPU temps around 45, and 70 during gaming.

Overall, I'm happy with how the build turned out. I'm able to play Anthem on max settings at 70 fps, and most other games I've tried hit 120 nicely.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Utrawides are great!

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Small, but not too small.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Oof man that case is golden.

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

The H100i platinum is a great cooler, the problem is that you have the radiator set up as an exhaust! I have the exact same GPU and case but using the H100i Pro and i've got the same issue. If you set the radiator as an intake on the front your CPU temps will be lower. The LL fans aren't best radiator fans either which is interesting that they have included this for it. Great build! Very similar to my own and partners!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Ohh! Interesting. Hmm, I wonder if I should reorganize it? My temps aren't terrible.. it's never gotten above 68 during gaming. I just feel like the idle temp is sorta high around 45.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNAMxZgvves

This video gives an example of what @MershedPaderder is talking about. About 10 degree decrease from what it looks like. Sweet build! Let us know if the placement helps :D

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Why B450 instead of a X470 when using an 2700x and a 2080? Serious question, not blaming.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have extremely long arms or does your eyes not feel strained?

Nice build in all seriousness!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice system OP, i have the same storage setup as you on my main rig, what do you use the 2TB HDD for?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I use the 2TB HDD for all my game storage. Windows, productivity programs, and a few key games are on the SSD.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? Because i use my SSD for all of my games and productivity programs where i put what i make in said productivity programs on the HDD

Still cool though.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I have a similar build and was wondering how you got the water cooler on the board? I have the exact same board with the h60 water cooler. It said it fits all AM4 sockets but idk how it does... Are you able to give any help

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

With mine, you had to remove the Intel brackets from the water cooler head (they slide off) and replace them with the AM4 sockets. From there, it just attached directly to the motherboard mounting bracket pretty easily. I didn't have to change any mounting brackets on the motherboard.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome it worked thanks

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I want this exact monitor! 2k+ ultrawide resolution (that FOV is to die for), 120 hz refresh rate, G Sync...currently using a 29'' LG 2560x1080 monitor. It's nice, but I can only get to 75 hz...overclocked :\ How do you like your monitor so far?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm super happy with it. I think the contrast looks great, minimal light bleed, and was super easy to overclock to 120 Hz (literally just pressing a button on the menu).

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Great to hear! Hope to get this one a few years down the line when I rebuild my PC :p

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

what game are you playing in those photos?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Heroes of the Storm.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

You got good taste. Solid build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Did your EVGA Black have a case badge? I'm trying to figure out two things, 1. if i have one, 2. i lost it if i do have one.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you had any problems with the Corsair RAM? Does it run at 3200 Ok? There are a bunch of respected blogs out there that recommend Samsung B-Die memory for Ryzen/2 rigs. Thou it does seem to cost close to twice as much!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! If you want lower fan noise, consider using noctua fans for the H100. The stock Corsair ones were very loud for me too, Noctua NF-12s have been great.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What desk do you have?

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Does the RTX 2080 Black do full RGB? I read somewhere that it can only do red, green, or blue. Nice looking build!

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought about doing this... I've seen some people add them and other don't. So far, my GPU temps have been pretty good... the highest I've ever seen is upper 70s during really heavy gaming. I may add more in the future.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

You can use mATX and mITX boards in this case. Some people use mATX so they cant install fans on the bottom. I think you should change the radiator placement and add 2 bottom fans. The GPU temp is pretty high. The FE version of the 2080 peaks normally at 72°C. But its nothing to worry about as long as the temps are under 80°C.

You said your CPU temps are 45 (idle) and 70 (gaming). Do you subtracted the 10°C temp offset? I´m getting the same temps with the stock cooler (35°C idle and 58-61°C while gaming).

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not subtract the 10 degree offset. The temps I listed are just what's being reported in HWMonitor.

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