Description

First things first:

Why the Founders Edition GPU?

I was aiming for the ASUS RTX 2080Ti O11G, but I gave up after waiting 4 weeks for it to restock... Besides, I thought the FE would look fitting with the custom black/white cables I got.

Just one monitor?

No space. The corner of a room isn't exactly an ideal spot to place 3+ monitors, and I think the shape of my table would make 2 screens look odd.

Janky CPU fans?

I actually got these off-brand fans to POST my motherboard while waiting for my Aer RGB fans to arrive. But they worked so well (and silently) during benches that I kept them on lol. I ended up returning the Aer fans because they were damaged upon arrival.

Usage: Mainly used for casual gaming, plus occasionally running VMs for some app development. Which is why I stuck with only 32GB of RAM. Primary boot drive is the 2.5" SSD, because I use the NVMe SSD for game storage. Boot time is 24 seconds. The curved G-Sync monitor is 100Hz. Most of my games play at a steady 100 fps on ultra setting (including heavily modded FO4 lol).

Issues: RGB Corsair RAM sticks don't turn off during PC sleep. No idea why. Fan RGB only turns on after OS fully loads, not immediately on UEFI boot.

PC only without peripherals is $3,831.27

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

First build my ***, that build is way to clean, Love it man

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

Hahaha thanks! It is indeed my first build! Just took months of planning :P

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep up the great work!!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Would you mind telling what desk that is? I am looking for a similar one.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I got this one from Office Depot: https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/956652/Realspace-Magellan-Performance-Collection-L-Shaped/

It's pretty heavy but really sturdy (I'm 170lb and can sit on the center)

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I just love the UV effect created by the LED's!!

+1

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it, but to be honest I don't see a 6,000$ setup here. I think you could have shaved off a large amount of the cost without making any sacrifices. However, I know that's not everyones concern, and I don't mean to be negative. I'm very biased to value for dollar. The only issue I've had with UpHere fans is a 5th fan that would get stuck on a color. Your 34" monitor has you covered pretty well on screen space, if you get a second one you might find yourself with a sore neck. Killer setup, and clean first build. Enjoy it!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, he could've gotten rid of a few things, and replaced his chair with PEWDIEPIE'S CHAIR FOR ONLY $399.99

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

He said, "PC only without peripherals is $3,831.27"

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I def went overboard with the peripherals.. Most aren't really related to the PC at all (Echo, phone charger, lamp, etc.) but I wanted to include everything on my desk as part of this setup hehe

Really what made up the bulk of the $3.8K was my irrational desire for the rtx 2080ti XD XD

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm fully aware of that... @Crazycatman

@Who21 No, the RTX 2080TI is fine. Between the memory, storage, and OS you could save ~$500. You should be able to find a USB Windows 10 Home for ~$80 no problem. I find PSU cables absurd considering that the PSU comes with a nice set of cables but I understand why other people use them. I'm not hurting for money but I'd definitely rather have 115$ in my pocket. You built it how you wanted to so I'm not saying you're wrong, but I dont want newcomers to get the impression that systems of this caliber will cost them 3,800$.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 10 for me has been free the past 4 times.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Your first build is a $6000 computer?! Mine is only $1200!!! Amazing

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome cable and light management and heck of a build, congrats. Also that liquid cooler looks way better than than most, might consider it for my future build as well.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

This is sweet!!! Great build

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice. I love that cup cooler :)

makes me want some back lighting. where is your power source for your back lighting?

edit: this yours?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HRHDV1T/?tag=pcpapi-20

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, that's the one. I plugged it into this power strip behind to the table: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JE9LD4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It has the perfect number of sockets for everything else on my desk that needs power :D

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

wow that's an expansive computer for a first build, also nice cable management and rgb

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

helluva first build!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

np

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, great components. RAM stays powered during Sleep Mode. Sleep Mode saves your work and stores it in RAM which is why the computer Wakes so quickly. Sleep Mode used to be called "low power" mode a LONG time ago because some components still use power. Whereas Hibernate mode saves your work and stores it in cache on the drive so the drive is still powered. Hopefully this answers the question.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for that, I know ram power stays on during sleep but there's an option in the UEFI to turn off all rgb lights controlled by AuraSync, which worked for everything else except for the RAM... I thought it was weird but meh, it doesn't bother me too much :D

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the GPU support? Not that it is wrong or anything, but I think it unnecessary. Was it sagging a lot? Btw I have no say in this because I have the evga xc ultra which is 3 slots. (it’s 2.75 actually, but the card has three slots for better support) I was just curious as I have no experience with much other graphics cards than my own and I would only put it on like a strix, gaming x trio, or a lightning z. As for the fans, this may sound stupid and obvious to you but it might just be that they have no instruction prior to the software being loaded. Update: I originally said that the software might not have loaded, but I realized those ran off of aura. I have an asus mobo and the rgb comes on at POST. I have no experience with those fans, but my ll120s turn on to a rainbow shift cycle. In iCUE (the rgb software) it has a thingy where you can set up the default lighting settings for the components, although I haven’t spent enough time on it to get it working. Love your build bro!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You're probably right that it's unnecessary. It wasn't pulling down the slot but it wasn't exactly lying straight either. I've just seen a lot of horror stories where the sagging was so bad that it slowly tore the PCIe slot out of the mobo D: The support was just a precaution since it's my first build heheh

Yeah another user also suggested using iCue. I'll def give it a try and see if I could get it to load the default lighting settings on POST. But then again, these are off-brand fans so who knows if they'll work or not XD

Thanks for the input!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I actually cable managed my first build lol. Nice job!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

im not sure,how cpu and gpu under load are ONLY 45C??? what did you exactly use when you say,"under load"?? Thanks

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using HWMonitor to monitor my temps.

Did 5-10 minutes of CPUID's stress test and 45C was the average temp of all the CPU cores. For GPU, I didn't really stress test it but 45C was the max temperature I've ever hit after playing Battlefield V in ultra for 6 hours+.

Keep in mind that I keep my fans at max all the time.

EDIT: I meant 46C for GPU

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

what was your ambient temp? room temp,any air conditioning?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ambient temp is the same as idle. Room temp is about 17C, no air conditioning. It's still cold here in Seattle.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

haha I see backlight around the edges of both of your displays, beginners mistake, everyone knows that VA panels are the way to go for deep blacks and that IPS displays are terrible.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

you have too much money

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hows your Cpu cooler im thinking about using the same one but the reviews are terrible on it

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooo I might try out that software. I'm just a bit wary of controlling rgb using multiple software since I'm already using AuraSync. If iCue works better then I'll def switch over. Thanks!