Description

I've had this build completed since Feb 2019, but just now putting it on here. This build is used primarily for gaming with a touch or video editing. The Air 540 was a carry over from my previous build. Remains my favorite case. It may get switched out for a Corsair 680x or similar dual chambered case in the future, but for now it is more than fine.

I moved to an all SSD storage configuration after holding on to a 2TB HDD for years. SSD storage has drastically dropped in price over the year, and I made a decision to leave mechanical in the past for the new rig.

The RAM was a splurge but I found the Royal line to be so ridiculous that I wanted to seek it out for my rig. At 3600 speed, it's also plenty fast. Used the XMP profile on the Maximus XI Extreme, and haven't had any issues. I would've went with the new Domintaor RAM from Corsair to keep everything consistent, but it wasn't out at the time. Gaming on the PG27UQ is a treat and the 2080Ti allows me to get above 60fps at 4k or very, very close in most modern games. With ray tracing enabled that's a different story, but for regular play, it's a great 4k card.

I use a Logitech G613 wireless mechanical keyboard paired with a G703 and PowerPlay for peripherals. Overall I feel this is a pretty well balanced high end rig, with no one area holding me back. Enjoyed building it. Plan to keep the Z390 platform for some time, while upgrading the GPU in the future.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Setup looks amazing! That RAM looks better than I thought it would.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The pictures don’t do them justice. They really are over the top, but that was part of the appeal to me :).

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

are you planning on overclocking? beautiful build btw

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really need to as I play at 4k, and I'm more GPU bound than anything. That being said there's a slight OC on the CPU at 4.9ghz. And thank you!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

if only if only

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard the new NV-LINK scales a lot better than the old SLI? That's a beast of a setup btw, congrats.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The connector may do a better job, but support is still terrible (or non-existent) in a lot of modern titles. And thanks for the words!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

great build and all but... gold? why not silver?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Because I never really saw the gold kit out in builds that had these. Figured I'd go for them. And it kind of goes with their overall theme of just being over the top :p. But you can't really tell they're gold while in the case, it's only when you get up close like the pictures I've posted that it's obvious.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

solid :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

this is amazing, but this is too overkill for me lol

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

No such thing :)

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

well Ig he could mean something like the supposed "super" refresh or maybe intel's gpu endeavors

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

sli

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I used to do sli for every gpu series up until the titan black (actually had 3 way sli on those), but nvidias sli support has been garbage for years now. Wish it was better supported in today’s world, especially with 4K displays/TVs taking off.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I ususally upgrade when the next round of gpus come out. I sell my current card and pay the difference. 2080ti is a beast but there’s vast room for performance enhancements with ray tracing, especially at 4K. When I run Metro Exodus at 4K with mix of top end settings and ray tracing enabled, I’m in he 40fps range. Not unplayable but not all that comfortable for me either.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

got to upgrade to the titan rtx, lol

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

To think it's that powerful with a 250W TDP.................................. tf