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Rootimus

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After spending 3 weeks down a rabbit hole, I think I've finally figured out the build, though with my luck the PSU isn't compatable with the case fan, or something equally mind-boggling. :xfrolleyes:
  • i9 9900K
  • MSI Core Frozr XL CPU cooler
  • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master
  • EVGA RTX2080 Black Edition
  • 32GB (2x16) Corsair Vengeance Pro 3GHz
  • 250GG Samsung EVO M2 - primary drive
  • 120GB Corsair M2 - civ drive
  • Seagate 2TB HDD
  • 750W Seasonic Prime PSU
  • Thermaltake Core X9 case
This setup should run minesweeper at 5 FPS. :xfgrin:
 

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Decided to go with the i9 after all, huh?

<counts on fingers> Dang. You can buy a LOT of beer with the money you're puttin' in that beast.

If it was me, I'd spend some serious coin on surge suppression or maybe even UPS (as insurance).
 

Rootimus

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Even my crappy AMD box that I use for torrents, etc is surge protected. I've been meaning to go down the UPS rabbit hole for quite a while, but once this baby arrives I definitely need to make that more of a priority. I need something that can shut down multiple PCs and a one-drive NAS.

I did give serious consideration go the i7 9700 and 8700, but at all the places I'm looking at buying from the price difference is negligable. Quite honestly, there seems to be no relation between price and performance with Intel CPUs.
 

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Had to make a few tweaks to the build because of parts that were out of stock, but I now have no beer money for a while. The worst part is that the CPU cooler I picked was one of the parts, so now I'm stuck with a Noctua D15. They're generally considered the best air cooler around, but the fans are *beige*. /vomit

I compensated by bumping the Civ drive up to 240GB. Will post a pic when it arrives, but first I have to clear enough space for a small aircraft so the case will have somewhere to sit. :xftongue:
 

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I agree it's taking first-world problems to the extreme, but still. *Beige*. Maybe when I've paid off my credit card and the PC is out of warranty, I might replace them with fans that look like they were made after the 70s. Talking of paying, anyone want to buy any internal organs? :p
 

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We are talking about fans that you can barely see once everything is assembled, right? :p
With a horizontal motherboard and a huge window on the side of the case I suspect it's going to be far more visible than some builds. It'll be worse if I have to swap the window panel to the other side for better graphics card ventilation, because then the 50 ton block of metal atop the CPU will be the star of the show.
 

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It's finally arrived \o/

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The fans look as awful as predicted. :p That's a 24" monitor next to it for comparison. There's room for a couple of hundred more fans and space for it to double as an X-Wing hanger. The corsair mouse mat is surprisingly good quality considering it was a freebie (got a coffee mug and USB recovery disk free, too).

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The good news is that my old rig (i7 3770 / GTX 660) could make Cams show a lot of warnings because of the graphics card hitting 80+ degrees running Civ 6. The new CPU is running about 20 degrees cooler, too.

I tried ESO earlier with everything set to maximum (the ultra-high setting doesn't turn everything up this far) and was getting 40-60 FPS and decent temps (will add a screenshot if anyone is interested).
 
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