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My goal for this build was to have a no nonsense system that had the lowest pricing possible for the best possible system with no unneeded bells and whistles for a gamer who wants raw performance but isn't huge into overclocking anything. Total before taxes came out to $3080.18 CAD or approx $2339 USD. Not bad pricing for an i9 9900KS and RTX 2080ti!!!

I took advantage of early Black Friday week sales and purchased the system components prior to Black Friday, and I'm glad I did because these same components are more expensive to purchase now than they were that week. I've listed them at the price I paid for them in the build in CAD. I'm not interested in overclocking manually, so I upgraded to the 9900KS so I could just have the CPU and forget about it, and I don't plan on overclocking the EVGA RTX 2080ti Black Edition either, so temps are good. The Rosewill Cullinan MX case was on sale for $99.99 and comes with 4 pre-installed RGB fans, so no needed extras. The video card runs at 76C under load in 1440p Ghost Recon Wildlands for example with all settings maxed out. I had heard the Black Edition ran hot, but it seems fine with the fans and the airflow in the case. Also a nice note, with EVGA Precision X1, I've set the RGB on the physical side of the card to change from Green to Red as the temperature on the card increases so I can simply look down inside my case to see how hot my card is running visually by color. So far it's never gone hotter than Orangish with corresponds to 76C in intense gaming at 144hz refresh rates with G-Sync.

Windows in running on the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB NVME, as is my current game library. The load times are lightning fast.

I specifically chose the ASUS TUF Z390 Motherboard as I'm more interested in value pricing for raw gaming performance and tolerance to stand up to extended periods of use without the extra visuals like RGB, etc, though it does have a small RGB logo which glows RGB when the system is off which is pleasant. There's not many reviews for it, and 0 on PCpartPicker, but I can tell you it's great. Also, unlike the TUF Plus Gaming, if I got a second video card this would accommodate it. The tradeoff is there is no built in wifi, but I hardwire anyway.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

you’re pc looks great.

Me crying with alienware m17 telling my dad to get diss for the same price

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

God, she's a beauty. Nice work!

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not sure what you are on about, but all the newer mobos have the optional wifi, and ASUS is one of the best companies out there, most people who don't like them are the ones who can't afford them, and Gigabyte is just as expensive as ASUS!!

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You did something wrong, I have Gigabyte and Asrock in the past, and the Tuf isn't even in the same category as the ROG line, ask any real enthusiast and they will tell you that is like a notch above bottom tier mobo's from ASUS, and I can only imagine that you just did something wrong when you put it together, I have owned a ton of PC parts from every name brand company damn near and ASUS has always and will always deliver great products, I am not a fanboy I just know what is good and what isn't! The build I am putting together now is a Gigabyte build, so I am not a biased person... I don't see tons of complaints only a few, and like I said it is usually the builders fault and not the hardware, my buddy owns a PC repair shop and he said 90% of the time he gets a PC in with what they think is a hardware issue it is software, or the RAM needed to be reseated or the drivers were messing it up, but I a wasn't trying to argue only point out facts instead of opinions!

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