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Post Date: 2019-05-29

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    Posted: 29 May 2019 at 10:44pm
Budget:
10K

Expectations:
2k Res., Great FPS, Long lasting.

Usage:
Mainly gaming, lots of it.


Specifications:
Chassis Model: Aventum X
Exterior Finish: Black Metallic Matte Finish
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) (Intel Z390 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (RGB Light Bar)
Power Supply: 1200W SilverStone Strider (Fully Modular)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Samsung 970 EVO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (3TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 2080 8GB (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (1x Graphics Card + CPU)
HydroLux Tubing Style: Flexible Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
HydroLux Fluid Color: Red Flexible Tubing + Clear Fluid (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Cable Management: Exotic Cable Management - Black - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Corsair ML PRO Series (14 Fans Total) (High Static Pressure) (Magnetic Levitation)
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Airflow Control: Corsair Commander PRO Management Control Board & Software (3x Boards)
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.7GHz on All CPU Cores
Boost Graphics Card(s): Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Boost OS: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system


My main concern is the liquid cooling, how often will I have to change the coolant and will it be simple? I've seen that I would have to request in the build comments to get a drainage added to it but is it necessary?

I have also considered if getting two GPUs will be worth it or will I be fine with one 2080?

This will be my first PC ever and I would appreciate any criticism and tips I should know.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 May 2019 at 12:15am
Hi Cheeto,

Welcome to DS.

That is a very nice system you have configured. The monitors' resolution you use will determine if the single gpu is sufficient. For 4K, I would go with the RTX 2080Ti.

The coolant lasts for some time ( I have mine in now for about three years and still crystal clear so...) Most recommend changing every year but have seen no need to do that. Do request a drain valve otherwise you will have to disconnect some of the tubing to drain making the process much harder when the time comes.

Big%20Smile


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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 May 2019 at 4:24am
For 2K gaming, you are at the price/performance sweet spot with an overclocked 2080. You certainly have no need for 2 cards. My view is that there will be a new generation out before you're seeing games that give that 2080 any trouble, and you can step up then rather than waste a bucket of cash on 2080 Ti you don't really need right now. The next gen is going to be awesome, I think.

I don't know that "disabl[ing] and tweaking" the OS is a particularly good idea. It used to be for when systems had very limited RAM, and Windows ended up hogging what little we had for eye candy. That's not any kind of issue today with tons of RAM and ultra-fast everything else!

Great build. Maybe up your warranty if you have the budget.
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  Quote Cheeto Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 May 2019 at 5:18am
Originally posted by Cretae

For 2K gaming, you are at the price/performance sweet spot with an overclocked 2080. You certainly have no need for 2 cards. My view is that there will be a new generation out before you're seeing games that give that 2080 any trouble, and you can step up then rather than waste a bucket of cash on 2080 Ti you don't really need right now. The next gen is going to be awesome, I think.

I don't know that "disabl[ing] and tweaking" the OS is a particularly good idea. It used to be for when systems had very limited RAM, and Windows ended up hogging what little we had for eye candy. That's not any kind of issue today with tons of RAM and ultra-fast everything else!

Great build. Maybe up your warranty if you have the budget.

Thank you both very much, you two may be the best non-employees helping out here with every one's configs. I will request a drain valve and up my warranty from 4 years to 5 and remove the disabling and tweaking... I assume that everything else in my build is perfect as it is? I also have another question with the boot up, should I get another SSD for the boot up and use the 2TB SSD for games?
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 May 2019 at 2:51am
Very strong build! If you just want to keep things orderly on your primary drive, you could just partition it to create a boot/maintenance/apps drive as C, and there would be plenty of space left on the rest of the drive for a LOT of games.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 May 2019 at 2:19pm

OopsSorry did not see you were going 2K. That gpu is the bees knees for that resolution. I would be remiss if I didn't suggest two are better than one but ......Chilling
As to storage, I always go for the largest I can but I keep the system for a long time and it gets crowded after a while. Big%20Smile

Thank you for the compliments but Cretae is the guru here not me. Smile
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