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ROG, 9th Gen, “Future Proof”, 2080ti, RGB Build

by StancyPants



Date Published

April 15, 2019

Date Built

April 1, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.35 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

14 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C


I was tired of my old i5/1060i 6gb rig, decided to go all out & make a nice future proof build. Second time building a pc, first time doing it alone!

I tried to OC with Asus' AI OC feature, (181 pt cooler rating in their software if anyone cares) everything ran fine at 5.2ghz, but BFV in max settings would crash every once in awhile (blue screen), so I manually synced all cores down to 5.0, I still get 80+ fps in max settings at this probably 99% of the time.

3DMark score: http://www.3dmark.com/spy/6790581 Rated: “Future Proof” - 97% over all user benchmarks.

I gave up trying to find this case, then found it found it on Facebook marketplace! (Fun fact, when you launch its lighting system, its says you're playing "Halo: Combat Evolved" in Discord, you won't use it though as it syncs with Asus' Aura along with the gpu & ram)

Controlling all of the RGB can be annoying, as I have to use NZXT's, SteelSeries', and Asus's Aura software.

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Mitlar 1 Build 3 points 4 days ago

looks nice however something needs to be done about the cable management at the bottom

StancyPants submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 days ago

It's rough, i may go over it soon & add a regular 500gb hdd for recording games while I'm in there.

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Ceraphim 1 Build 3 points 4 days ago

It is a shame that the Inwin case doesn't have a PSU cover. Even if you have decent cable managment it still looks a little messy. The routing of the tubes on your AIO cooler looks great but not a big fan of the twisted NZXT logo. Nice build overall.

StancyPants submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 days ago

The cables for the liquid cooler bound on the ram when it was mounted with the text straight cries slightly

JeremyBreedlove 1 Build 2 points 4 days ago

It would have been nice if NZXT would have made the top able to rotate for just these problems.

MicroPOpa 3 points 4 days ago

Love the build :)

Future proof..... finds out 2 days later that Nvidia releases a graphics card, twice cheaper than 2080ti and double the performance, and companies release amazing games that are to extreme for a 2080ti lol

StancyPants submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 days ago

Don't do that to me! I had to reread that twice before I almost googled for a new card release. LOL

MicroPOpa 1 point 3 days ago


VictoriusII 2 points 4 days ago

Good photography and build!

Lion_is_balanced 2 points 4 days ago

Beautiful build +1

YFI 2 Builds 2 points 4 days ago

Now thats a RGB Machine! lookgs good, however I would rotate the kraken so that the logo is straight, Take a look at my build on how to bend the tubes!

JeremyBreedlove 1 Build 2 points 4 days ago

The problem he has compared to your build is that he has all 4 slots filled. It looks like if he did it that way, it may put pressure on his ram.

StancyPants submitter 1 Build 3 points 4 days ago

Exactly, the first slot actually didn’t light up at first & I was afraid I damaged it before I noticed how much it was pressing on the ram. Luckily I was okay, but the cooler had to be mounted sideways.

YFI 2 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

Oh thats weird, because in my build the tubes are orientated down toward my gpu and not touching the ram as can be seen in the pictures, they are totally free of any tubes!

Radox-0 5 Builds 2 points 4 days ago

Great looking work, no doubt a cracking gaming rig.

_Yex_ 2 points 4 days ago

What mouse mat are you using?

StancyPants submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

SteelSeries - QcK Prism XL

powerup777 2 points 4 days ago

Infinity mirror on the front is icing on the cake. I want one. Nice build and well thought out layout.

StancyPants submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 days ago

I scoured the internet for this Inwin case! only to give up, search for a cheap case locally, and find it less than an hour away!

L3gen6ary 2 points 4 days ago

It looks like you downloaded the software to control RGB. That's good because I personally would find it hard with all that unicorn barf while I game. Beautiful build though!

AngryGoatComputers 2 points 3 days ago

Great build. How do you like the Lian Li Strimer cables? I have looked at them but think they are a bit too much but these are done well. I did notice though that the right 8-pin in the GPU looks like it is popping out a little and not fully secured. It could just be the pictures or you noticed it after the pictures were taken but if not I would look into that and make sure it has a good connection. Asus's OC feature is great but usually pushes it a little too far and is mostly stable but there are times where it crashes in my experience. It does a good job and is a great starting point to see what your system can handle but if you take their numbers and tweak them a little you can usually get their OC stable. It is usually a little more voltage but every case is different. If you had it mostly stable at 5.2 that is awesome. I would try 5.1 or even the 5.2 and mess with some of the settings to see if you can make it fully stable. Even not, 5.0 is still a great target for any CPU really outside of LN2 or crazy full custom loops and even the custom loops can't do much over that. +1 Great job and enjoy your "future proof", ha, machine. It should last a long time with those components but we all know how "future proof" anything in the PC world is. I agree that a NVMe drive is the next best upgrade but like others have said, it won't make a ton of difference for just gaming but if you are doing any editing also then the file transfer speeds can make a big impact.

StancyPants submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 day ago

The cables were a bit of a time to put together (the light up "wires" are actually just something like fiber lines clipped to normal wires) They can be changed in brightness, speed, & mode, and take up an atx slot on the back of the case, they are also powered together conveniently. No file editing in my future, so i see no need for a m.2, and the future proof reference was from 3dmark, i know nothing is future proof lol

AngryGoatComputers 1 point 1 day ago

Cool, I checked them out after I posted that comment and they look cool but I don't know if I would spend the money on them personally. I think they are nice but a little too much for me. You did a great job tying them in though so they look good.

CooproxXo1 3 Builds 2 points 3 days ago

You won me over with that 2nd picture

DrLitch 1 Build 2 points 3 days ago

Wow this is a great build. As good as you gonna get today. How the heck did you find that splendid case? It is long gone now, replaced by clones that offer nowhere near the aesthetic. The only little gripe I have, which is not your fault, is InWin forgot to put in a PSU cover. Even the best cable management cannot hide a bundle of cables. However, given this is the case, why not try the Asus Thor Power Supply which will add in some RGB. Then again, do not do it. I been wanting that PSU for a long time but at $300plus, too much bread for me... Terrific build and effort.

StancyPants submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 day ago

My psu is RGB! It does not sync but it's enough for me. Like I said up top, I saw this case on Linus Tech tips & had to have it, scoured the internet for 5+ hours only to find a few in Germany for $450+... Went to FB marketplace to cave & buy a cheap case (I already had all my components), and FOUND THE CASE not even an hour from me, so lucky!

Shadowblack 1 point 3 days ago

How is the psu?

StancyPants submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 day ago

So far so good! I heard people had issues with them but so far I haven't had any.

EoTrick 0 points 4 days ago

No m.2 SSD? Not future proof without it IMO.

Radox-0 5 Builds 2 points 4 days ago

Why would the form factor determine if it’s “future proof” or not?

Now if you mean why no NVMe PCIe drive like 970 Evo etc, then the performance gain is neglible - small for most the part with gaming rigs and most people uses case. Can most certainly add a NVMe drive down the line if needs must.

JeremyBreedlove 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

True story. Traditional SSD vs NVMe PCIe SSD's show a negligible real world result for gaming and such. Now if you're moving huge files and editing, an M.2 would be a benefit. I have one, but comparing it to a 2.5" SSD, it doesn't really do much. Maybe a second faster loading times in games?

StancyPants submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 days ago

Booting windows with an m.2 (only thing I would have installed on one) is like ~10 seconds saved, I wasn’t that worried about it, and I could add it later if I REALLY wanted to.

MicroPOpa 1 point 4 days ago


SwiftSeb 6 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

nothing is future proof lmao

MicroPOpa 1 point 4 days ago


StancyPants submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

I meant to put this in quotes, as of 3DMark, it is, “Future Proof”.

DrLitch 1 Build 2 points 3 days ago

You built the best PC given what one can purchase today. As for tomorrow, we will worry about it when it comes ;)

DrLitch 1 Build 1 point 3 days ago

Hate to agree with you but do.

No such thing as future proofing. It is the fairytale of PC building and gaming. Reality is your PC is dated by the time you build it.

The tech industry is unforgiving and not respecting of ones hard earned investment in terms of longevity. On the flip side, if it were not the case, we would still be using the 486 and a Voodoo 1 GPU.