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MSI X99A and GTX 1080 VR Gaming Build

by maclamby

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22 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 20, 2016

Date Built

June 16, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.108 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

49.0° C

Description

We built this system back in June during a live stream with a goal of a high-end gaming and VR performance. A big thanks goes to MSI for making this build possible. They were kind enough to send us their new MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard and GTX 1080 Gaming X 8GB video card to base the build around.

Be sure to check out the build videos if you haven't already:
Original (Full) Stream
Shorter (Highlights) version of the Stream
Bonus Content: MB/GPU overview + Quick Overclock

And now, some benchmarks:

Benchmark 3DMark Score Graphics Test 1 Graphics Test 2 Physics Test Combined Test
FireStrike v1.1 15557 86.63 FPS 70.58 FPS 52.23 FPS 35.15 FPS
FireStrike Ultra v1.1 4214 22.91 FPS 14.76 FPS 52.02 FPS 10.01 FPS
Benchmark Score Average Minimum Maximum Settings
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 2288 90.8 FPS 9.0 FPS 197.8 FPS Direct3D11, 1920x1080, 8xAA, fullscreen, Custom Preset: Quality: Ultra, Tessellation: Extreme
Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0 3905 93.3 FPS 36.8 FPS 183.9 FPS Direct3D11, 1920x1080, 8xAA, fullscreen, Extreme HD Preset
Game Settings Resolution FPS
Overwatch Ultra 1920x1080 165 FPS
Overwatch Epic 1920x1080 120 FPS
Star Wars Battlefront Ultra 1920x1080 160FPS

If you have any questions about the build let me know!

Comments Sorted by:

526christian 6 points 33 months ago

This is a Barry good build.

Geode1010 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Oh dear lord, THESE PUNS!

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joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

nioce

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Ayyy, I watched this video live.

I really liked this build. That Inwin case looks like it descended from heaven! +1

xAxTragicxEndx 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Beautiful build bud. Love the clean execution. Beautiful Red and Black build. People say its overplayed but I still love it. Definitely a +1. Feel free to check out my rig. Another red and black. It's constantly changing so any feed back is appreciated.

InvaderGir 1 point 33 months ago

I was wondering why this looked so familiar lol, awesome build.

AidensCalling36 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build, really like the color scheme! Curious why you chose the 6850k versus the 6800/5820 and overclocking.

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

The 6800k & 5820k only have 28 PCIe lanes available, but the 6850K has 40.

AidensCalling36 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

gotcha, more for SLI and storage

damcrac 1 point 33 months ago

Love the case for that price. Always love how you guys post Frame rates and benchmarks.

Wonder if you can mod the blue on the front to a different color.

OccamAsylum 15 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I am turned on.

bluepinapple 1 point 33 months ago

Your GPU performance seems a bit low, are you running at low clock speeds? Doesn't seem right for a 1080

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Those benchmarks were run at stock clocks and settings, nothing overclocked.

arda1907 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

nice build. how is the airflow in the case? any overall temperature issues ?

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

The airflow is pretty good. Not noticed any sort of problems with the temps.

synergyi 1 point 33 months ago

why only 2 intake fans on the bottom and no fan to cover the psu?

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Adding a 3rd fan on the bottom would have made access to some of the I/O difficult and cramped. A fan over the PSU isn't really needed because its already pulling from inside the case.

Knicksfan220 1 point 32 months ago

Hello, I tried overclocking exactly how its shown in the video and I get freezes and even shutdowns when I try to run a game. I have the same exact build except 16gb less ram and no ssd, which I'm waiting on both.

migs_xD 3 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Was looking at getting this case, Can anyone tell me if the corsair h100i rad could be the other way around so that the tubes dont touch the window?

trueboss345 1 point 29 months ago

Has your cpu cooler ever failed or leaked?

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

I've never had a leak or failure.

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maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

With the tinted side panel, the stock cables blend in nicely. However, I could always see some sleeved cables down the road.

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