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Hey guys this was my first ever PC build. My old PC was a Dell Inspiron i7559-5012GRY. I used it for gaming and the graphics card just couldn't keep up anymore. I decided to just go all out with my options and picked up a i9 9900k and a GeForce RTx 2080ti as the guts of the build. I will primarily be using this for gaming and school work as i'm a student at Pennstate. I usually play some graphically demanding games such as Red Dead Redemption 2 (60-70 fps max settings) and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (70-80 fps) but also play some high fps games like Rainbow Six Siege (300-400 fps). With the giant Noctua NH-D15 I achieve an idle CPU temp of around 21-23C and 50-60C while playing games. Using benchmarks like Cinebench it will max out at 65C. My CPU is currently not overclocked just for the reason that I am so new with PC's and having the freedom of customization. My 2080ti runs around 30C idle and will max out at 70C while playing RDR2. I accidental installed windows on the Crucial P1 because they gave the option to install it on NVME slot 0 or 1. I assumed 0 was the Samsung 970 Evo which is in the top slot (I was wrong). I get a startup time of around 5 seconds including the default bios screen. I'm sure i can make it faster if i shorten the bios screen time. Considering my Dell would take 3-8 mins. to startup this was a huge improvement. I love the Meshify C with its open airflow and dust filters. Overall this was a huge step-up from my previous PC and i couldn't be more happy. I'm still learning a lot so if you guys have any comments or recommendations please leave a comment.

Part Reviews

CPU

Very Very Fast you will have no problem multitasking for years

CPU Cooler

Arguably the best Air CPU cooler available it has no problem holding down an I9-9900k and competes with high end Liquid coolers at 1/3rd of the price.

Motherboard

Great motherboard overall. It has no problems supplying power to power hungry i9-9900k. It has a lot of premium features like a pre installed IO shield, Reinforced PCIE Slots and up to 128gb of ram. The Bios is a little outdated and hard to use but does a very well job at controlling the fans and making sure your CPU and GPU stay cool.

Memory

No problems here they are blazing fast and are low profile so you will have no problem fitting these in your case (Meshify C) with a huge CPU fan cooler like my Noctua NH-15.

Storage

Second fastest NVME SSD you can buy. Samsung recently came out with a faster one. This is used for my games and there is basically no load times on any of my games! Great NVME for the price

Storage

This is the best Budget NVME for the speed and price. It does come from china i believe but i haven't run into any problems. I installed windows on it and my PC starts up in 2 seconds to windows without the set BIOS screen. 5 Seconds including the BIOS screen. This is a great price for what you are getting.

Video Card

This GPU is a beast it has great airflow and has no problem keeping itself cool. If you are looking to play 1440 or 4k games with ray tracing this is your GPU. 4K is pushing it to the max. No GPU can really do more than 4k at more than 60fps at this time.

Case

Great case with a Lot of cable management spots. If you are looking for a clean looking build with a ton of airflow this is your PC case. I have a i9-9900k and a GeForce 2080ti and it has no problem keeping them cool.

Power Supply

Reliable and has more power than I will ever need what more to ask. I also like how corsair came out with a white version to fit white PC builds. White cable sleeves online run 40-90$ alone!

Case Fan

This is one of the best fans I've ever used. It throws so much air that it usually runs at half rpm or less so I never even hear the fans. If i put my ear to the case I can then hear a small hum. When they are turned up to the max using smart fan they are pretty noisy but having a i9-9000k and a 2080ti they have no problem keeping them cool during Red Dead Redemption 2 max at half rmp

Case Fan

This is one of the best fans I've ever used. It throws so much air that it usually runs at half rpm or less so I never even hear the fans. If i put my ear to the case I can then hear a small hum. When they are turned up to the max using smart fan they are pretty noisy but having a i9-9000k and a 2080ti they have no problem keeping them cool during Red Dead Redemption 2 max at half rmp

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Yo good stuff man! This is actually my exact build but after seeing yours and scouting I decided to basically take yours as an inspiration. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RJzJPn

After a month how has it been holding up may I ask?

Here is my previous build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MV8dJb

Up’d the ram, gpu, and storage and after seeing yours decided I should probably incorporate fans.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

It’s holding up great! I did a 5Ghz overclock on all my cores and overclocked my 2080ti using afterburner. After doing this I get 65fps on RDR2 (2k max settings) instead of 50fps for example. I get 73C average on my gpu and 50c average cpu while playing RDR2. Lower on other games obviously. I actually never used thermal pads how are they?

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 points

I actually have never built a computer LOL. This'll be my first rig built with the help of the boys. I was told by a friend who uses a thermal, that if I'm not confident enough with thermal paste then it's a great alternative, and that seems to be the case according to the internet. That's of course if the noctua doesn't already have paste on it.

Also, overclocking has been simple with the z390? I remember seeing some user friendly menu's ways to go about it.

Also also, airflow seems to be great according to those temps? I've been skeptical cause of that 2080 but with your temps that pretty much confirms that case and those fans are holding up.

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

Yes, the Noctua doesn’t come with any thermal paste pre applied. It does come with a tube that you can add. This is what I added to my cpu. I don’t have a stock fan curve for my 2080ti I have it go higher when I’m gaming because I wear headphones and can’t hear the fans. If you decide to leave the 2080ti stock it will be pretty quiet while gaming if you don’t wear headphones. Also if you don’t feel comfortable overclocking your cpu the bios will do an automatic OC which is pretty great. YouTube is how I did a manual overclock.

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 points

Aye good to hear. You got Discord bro? Would be nice to ask you stuff since that's easier considering you're going to have my soon to be build lmao. If not it's chill

  • 8 hours ago
  • 1 point

Yah sorry I don’t really check this everyday. It’s scooterdoo1 #9266

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is basically the exact thing I have been speccing out. Likely going to take your part list and buy it all.

Any chance you could post a bunch more pictures of how things are arranged inside (normal light)?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I can do that. I’ll try to add them tomorrow.

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

How'd that go