Looks really clean! Any issues with the monitor?
Thanks for the compliments! I definitely went all in with the GPU, but if the Witcher 3 was any indication then Cyberpunk is going to push my card to its limits!
I’m still loving it. I think it’s pretty solid match as long as your rig is only meant for gaming. Having 6 cores almost completely dedicated to a single process will be sure to cover a lot of games moving forward.
The clock speeds are definitely nothing to laugh at either (both single and multi-core).
Right now, I’m hitting 60 fps at 4K max settings on titles like Sekiro, Hellblade, and FFXV (paired with DLSS). How much of the performance I can attribute to my CPU vs GPU, I cannot say. However, they definitely work well together.
If you plan on streaming at the same time then you might want to go for more cores.
Not at all. It’s been an amazing GPU - powerful, silent, and cool. I have a tiny overclock applied and it currently sits around 67 degrees Celsius during heavy gameplay.
The board definitely requires an update and you’ll be needing a compatible CPU to do so (e.g. an 8th gen). I went to Fry’s and they were willing to flash it for a small fee which was a lot less expensive than buying another CPU. I had originally bought the Z370-E with the intention of pairing it with an 8600K so that’s how that decision came about.
The board looks pretty awesome, but I’d honestly go for a Z390 board or one of the higher-end Z370 boards that comes with the ability to flash the board from a USB stick without the need for a CPU (lookup “Flashback”). I would avoid a BIOS update if possible though.
That being said, everything is working fine although I haven’t tried overclocking my CPU yet.
Most games are GPU intensive rather than CPU intensive for the resolution I was shooting for. It was an easy spot to save a bit of money given how expensive the build is already.
Aside from that, with a single monitor setup I couldn’t see myself doing too many things at the same time while gaming.
The cost of the 2080 Ti is ridiculous though, but I shouldn’t have much issue selling the Strix (terrific resell value) if AMD produces a cost effective competitor.
Thanks! I was trying to go for darker colors so it would be a bit easier on the eyes.
I considered mounting the radiator to the top but figured it would improve airflow and cooling by a marginal amount if I mounted it on the front.
I was worried that I might go overboard with RGB but, looking at the finished product, it looks like I’ll need to add some more subtle lighting. I may end up picking up some of that RAM, thanks for the suggestion!
I saw your post on the Nvidia subreddit today! This build looks absolutely incredible