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Very happy with this build so far. GPU doesn't get bottle-necked as much as a I thought it would. I just precision boost overclocked seeing as a flat OC on all cores doesn't make much of a difference, would rather save power. Highly recommend going AMD for this year, Zen2 will be on the AM4 socket. Intel will only stay with its current business model if you keep supporting them. I game in 1440p so even if i did go with a 9series, I'm only looking at an increase of 10 average fps at most, obviously not worth it. I was a bit worried going with AMD gaming/fps wise, but after gaming and using the system I am very happy with the FPS I get in all games. Again this is for 1440p res if you thinking you'll be the next shroud and have a 1080p 240hz monitor don't go with AMD until Zen 2 is unveiled or lives the hype.

Some helpful side notes if you are getting some of these parts.

*If you go with this Lian-Li case its not quiet. Wasn't made for silent builds, so a fan controller and push-pull on the radiator will help keep Fan RPM's low. I have a total of 12 fans in case all around 800RPM and pretty quiet. Any higher RPM sounds like a JET engine.

*MSI trio is a really well build GPU, with that said... go with the 2070 or any other company's. Not sure why I went with the 2080 to lazy to return or swap.

*Get decent ram for Ryzen, don't go cheap on ram.

*The Carbon Pro MB has two 4+4 cpu power connectors. You only have to use one. Not sure if this is for show or what but a single 8pin can power any of the Ryzen cpu's just fine.

*pulls around 350w from wall at full load, cant really think of anything else atm. Any other questions feel free to ask.

If anyone was wondering, why all the RGB? Increases overall system performance by 10%

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

AMD but RTX 2080.

HMMMM

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Please enlighten me about why RTX 2080? is there a conflict with that? I'm actually building this PC parts too. Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

he just said it was "AMD in 2019" so I was expecting a Radeon VII or a Vega 64

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically I went with the 2080 because I may upgrade to a zen2 series CPU which wouldn't bottleneck the card at all, ie 99%gpu usage. Currently any ryzen CPU you buy will bottleneck your 2080 with high frame rate. So if you don't plan on upgrading CPU go with a 2070. Hope that helps.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes.... questionable I agree.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! I have zero clue about Ryzen. Please tell me, is that Ryzen 5 a bottleneck to your 2080?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

lowest GPU usage I see is 94% for example when I'm on Apex legends, certain areas of the map when FPS spikes up. Overall no not really. I should have gone with the 2070 honestly. Really smooth experience in all the FPS games I play so I'm not gonna change anything.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

This proofs once again, what counts for gaming is a proper GPU and enough Ram.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

The second 4+4 pin is for overclocking. hardcore overclocking at that.. But yeah.. A single 4+4 pin is enough to power it even with an overclock..

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like this, not too much RBG! How are the fans set up on this build? Intake at the bottom and exhaust at the top?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Intake bottom and top, radiator is push-pull exhaust.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The RGB is actually a 20% OVR Perfomance increase. Nice build.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, Thank's

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Why no Radeon VII lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Worried about Radeon driver support. See with Nvidia "it just works"