So a couple of months ago the son of our cleaning lady approached me since he wanted a new PC. He told me that he already bought the i9 1.5 months ago at that point. And since it is basically impossible to return stuff you bought more than a month ago and already opened package here in switzerland we were pretty much stuck with this.. I would have rather gotten a 9900k or a 2nd gen ryzen. I wish he would have told me before buying the CPU.. But oh well.. He also wanted a rtx 2080 Ti, the trident z memory, and the 970 evo. The rest is pretty self explanatory. PC booted up on the first try... It is a kick *** PC but i still am not a 100% happy with it since he wants to game with it.. I could have built him a better performing pc for less money... Ain't my fault tho for not asking me for advice first.. the thing is that like at the beginning of the year I already told him NOT to get Intel HEDT cpus since they are overpriced as frick..
CPU: When I ran Cinebench r20 the CPU hit 80C (Only on 2 cores tho. The other 8 were like 5-7C cooler). This is rather hot but it was a super super hot day (like 36 C or something). And it was at full load. Since he only really wants to game the CPU won't hit loads like that anyway.. So i'm not really worried.
It's just too expensive for what it is. And runs fairly hot..
It's rather huge but actually easier to install than I thought.. also has good ram clearance.. Had to move the front fan a but up but the Trident Z fits perfectly.
Looks gorgeous. Does what it needs to do
While I love EVGA and their cards.. This one looks rather ugly. The palstic shroud is see through.. Not a big fan of it. But runs perfectly and cool