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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2018, 07:09 AM - Thread Starter
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Please sanity check my build

Hi all,

I'm in the process of putting together my first build since 2013. My current rig just isn't quite keeping up anymore. I've thrown together the following parts list:
  • CPU - Intel Core i7-9700K
  • CPU Cooler - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 (might wait for the black version of the Noctua NH-D15 due soon)
  • Motherboard - Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro
  • Memory - 2 x 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz
  • Storage - Samsung 970 EVO 1TB
  • Case - Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout
  • Power Supply - SeaSonic Prime Platinum 650W
  • GPU - EVGA RTX 2080 Ti XC Ultra
I'm going for an all black theme. The rig will be for 1440p 144Hz gaming and some transcoding work (Handbrake). I also run a couple of development virtual machines so the 32GB of RAM is necessary.

Please do let me know if you have any suggestions or improvements. Thanks!


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2018, 07:35 AM
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A friend of mine struggled a lot with the stock cables on his seasonic platinum, their cables dont work right over 300w on a 2080ti.

If your card doesnt go over 300w after OC'ing you are fine. Otherwise, I'd look into a different PSU or add a proper PSU cable.

For referance, SeaSonic Prime Platinum power supplies come with 6pin to 6+2 PCI-E cables that caused issues for my friend. He replaced his cables with 8pin to 6+2pcie cables and then it worked just fine, but its something worth keeping in mind.
Cablemod kits should make it work perfectly.
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Did you pick the old Prime or the newer Prime Ultra?

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2018, 08:25 AM - Thread Starter
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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
Did you pick the old Prime or the newer Prime Ultra?
Old Prime, it's £40 cheaper than the Ultra.


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Noctua NH-U14S
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Quote: Originally Posted by twerk View Post
Old Prime, it's £40 cheaper than the Ultra.
So you are aware of the bulky capacitors on the cables?

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
So you are aware of the bulky capacitors on the cables?
I'll be using CableMod cables anyway, so it's not a worry.


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Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.3GHz
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
GPU
ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX 6GB @ 1500MHz
RAM
16GB (2x8GB) Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 @ 2400MHz
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
Hard Drive
Crucial MX100 512GB
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W
Cooling
Noctua NH-U14S
Cooling
3x Noctua NF-A14 FLX
Case
Fractal Design Define R5 Black
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Monitor
Dell U2713HM
Monitor
Dell U2312HM
Keyboard
Ducky One 2 Skyline TKL (MX Browns)
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Sennheiser HD 650
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Quote: Originally Posted by twerk View Post
I'll be using CableMod cables anyway, so it's not a worry.
The capacitors are there for a reason.


Build looks good though - have you considered Ryzen?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Wihglah View Post
The capacitors are there for a reason.
They reduce ripple, slightly. Removing them is not a huge issue.


"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but not to their own facts"
Define
(18 items)
CPU
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.3GHz
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
GPU
ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX 6GB @ 1500MHz
RAM
16GB (2x8GB) Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 @ 2400MHz
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
Hard Drive
Crucial MX100 512GB
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W
Cooling
Noctua NH-U14S
Cooling
3x Noctua NF-A14 FLX
Case
Fractal Design Define R5 Black
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Monitor
Dell U2713HM
Monitor
Dell U2312HM
Keyboard
Ducky One 2 Skyline TKL (MX Browns)
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Sennheiser HD 650
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bigger power supply, you'll probably be maxing out a 650w under full load, especially if you plan to OC. Skip the old prime, go with a newer one. Even a gold rated one will do you solid.

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Looks like a solid build overall. Would choose a larger PSU like a 850w though, then you have a bit more room to go on, and ready for power hungry future upgrades. Think a 650w will be cutting it close with everything OC'd.


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