Hm, can you link the monitor? The 1440p ultrawide that I see from LG is over $1100 while the 1080p ultrawide is around $500. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong models?
I guess I must have missed it. At least for me, I didn't see any other monitors with these specs for cheaper than the Alienware at the time of purchase (monitor was purchased back in early February). Also, I do really like the design of the monitor itself, so it wasn't just price that decided my purchase. The only gripe I have is the stupid buttons instead of a single directional knob, but I don't fiddle with it much anyway so it's not a big deal for me. But yeah, I totally must have missed the LG as I didn't see any at 3440x1440 with over 100hz refresh.
Saw your build, beautiful pictures!
Sorry to hear about the fans. I can't believe that I obsessed so hard over them for two days before asking my wife about them. She agreed because she's still trying to be nice (this was supposed to be for my birthday as well which was at the end of February - had a lot of problems with a prebuilt that I returned, and then the whole Gigabyte motherboard problem I mentioned above), but then I thought about how much they'd probably light up our room. In the end, I realized that I like keeping a low profile system just with a few parts that light up, and that any fans I replace should be quiet!
Damn, I need to get some custom cables. Beautiful.
Thanks, took my time in researching the parts and listening to other people's suggestions as well. Really appreciate how helpful everyone is.
My eyes, but mostly because it needs a bit of cable management in the front. I do like the 8 sticks of Trident Z RGB though. Quite a sight to behold.
Yeah, but those are also terrible as radiator fans (just bad fans for moving air in general).
Was wondering why there was a picture of a headset. Didn't realize they could go for $4000... Huh, you learn something new every day.
Oh, as I was typing, noticed the speakers too... Wow. The audio is worth a lot more than the entire computer build.
My god, there are such things as headphone amplifiers too? O.O
I say amen to that and blessings to you as well :)
Thanks :D My wife really is so nice. But yeah, didn't want the HDD for the noise and don't really need that much storage space.
Bought the second one after it went on sale. It's even cheaper now by another $5.
Thanks. As I said, I do my gaming at night. I do sacrifice some sleep, yes. If I'm entirely exhausted, of course I'll just go to bed. But yeah, I totally understand.
Nice, yeah I think I'm gonna get some for my system. One thing I was wondering, how are you liking the Aorus Ultra Z390? I have it too but I seem to have some trouble with mine. For instance, anytime I put my PC to sleep (manually or auto from inactivity), it freezes upon waking. Also, are you having any trouble booting off of your M.2 NVMe drive? I have the Samsung 970 Evo and I cannot get Windows to boot from it in UEFI mode. Anyway, thanks for posting your build and pics. Inspired me to finally pick up some Corsair LL RGBs.
Man, you guys keep tempting me with getting LL RGBs. They look amazing.
Thanks! I haven't run hours long stress tests, but as for gaming sessions (usually around 2-3 hours long), I'm topping out at 59-60 C for the CPU and 69 C for the GPU. I don't think I've seen the GPU hit 70 C yet. My room gets pretty warm too, so it's not like the system is getting help from cooler ambient temps. Also just want to mention that the system runs quiet enough that my wife can sleep soundly about five feet away from me (maybe 9 feet from the system itself).
As for GPU throttling, my FTW3 Ultra is constantly running at 1995-1965Mhz. Yes, my AIO is front mounted, but it's definitely not having any impact on GPU performance. Also, there is an interesting video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNAMxZgvves) showing that there was no real difference to the GPU when mounting on the front, but a 10 C higher difference by mounting the radiator on top. I know the video is two years old, but I dunno, at least for me, there isn't any GPU throttling by front mounting the X72 Kraken. Hope that helps you out.
Totally understand. I'm thankful my wife actually encouraged me to treat myself this year. Again, congrats!
Thanks. Upgraded from a 5 year old system which is an i5-4460 with 8GB of memory and a GTX 760. Hopefully this system is going to last me longer than that!
Thanks, but I ended up getting the EVGA FTW3 Ultra on sale at B&H last week (got it with no tax and free shipping). I wasn't really ever expecting to find a Lightning Z 2080 Ti in time to build my system. Thanks anyway.
Very similar to what I just built, except for about the same price, I got an i9-9900K and RTX 2080 Ti. I was tempted by the RGB too, but in the end, I opted for maximum gaming performance. Still, your temps are very impressive. That thing runs very cool. Congrats on your machine. Think I'll definitely spring for another 16GB of Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro as well.
Okay, so you have drives installed in M2A and M2M. Mine is in M2P because it exactly fits and it's furthest away from my video card. Do you have any trouble fitting it in because the other slots are longer than the Samsung drive?
Dunno whether or not slot will affect it, but okay, you are saying that I should just install Windows on my SATA SSD, go to Windows Storage (Disk Management Utility) and initialize the NVMe drive there, clone the drive over, and then swap to boot from the NVMe drive instead of the SATA SSD? If so, I would love to, but for some reason, whenever I try to install Windows on the SATA SSD now, it says it's MBR instead of UEFI, and when I delete the partition and try to create a new one, the Windows installer from my usb drive just says that it can't create a new partition.
So right now my only option (as far as I know) would be to install in legacy mode (which would make it MBR), but then it won't format my drive in GPT or boot as UEFI right? Sorry, I'm just learning all this stuff now as I'm reading stuff from this morning.
Thanks, I guess it means that you can't get it outside of NZXT in the US then. I was looking at their BLD site but I couldn't find it there... All I saw was the ZOTAC 2080 Ti. Oh well, thanks guys.
He said that it's exclusive to them for SI's only, so like Cyberpower, iBuyPower, Origin, etc. He didn't say that they were the only place that you could get one.
I dunno, but I've read that people just bought the cards by themselves, though it was European countries. So they are NZXT exclusive in the US?