Description

Decided to rebuild my machine with a new case, a couple added components and improve the looks of the system by giving it a late 2018 face lift. Firstly I stripped the whole system down for a complete dust removal, which has not been done in over a year, and it was desperate for it. As for the upgrades and changes, I have kept all the base components the same. All I have changed is the case, I have removed the 120GB M.2 SSD, 1TB HDD and 2TB HDD, replacing the HDD's with a 1TB SSD. I also upgraded my steering wheel from the Logitech Driving Force GT to the Logitech G29, got a external HDD dock, a Bluetooth adaptor for my main speakers, and bought a USB-C to USB 3.1 hub. I gave the other headset to my Dad for his computer. Finally I added some white braided cables. I also tweaked the fan profiles to make sure the system is dead silent when idling, as it was not before.

Tripple monitor setup was added on 12/05/2019.

Overclock's:

  • CPU: OC to 4.7GHz @1.32v (adaptive). LLC set to Level 6. XMP sync all cores.
  • GPU: +100Mhz core clock, +200Mhz memory clock, +20% power limit through NZXT CAM.
  • Monitor's: Both overclocked to 74H through NVIDIA Control Panel.

Fan Profiles:

  • Radiator fans: 25% until 55C GPU temp, then 50% from 65C GPU temp upwards
  • Radiator pump: 60% until 55C GPU temp, then 75% from 65C GPU temp upwards
  • Case fans: 0% until 55C GPU temp, then 50% from 65C GPU temp upwards
  • GPU fans: 20% until 55C. From 65C it starts at 50% and increases every 5% per 5C until 80C.
  • PSU fan: Eco fan mode on

What drive is for what:

  • Samsung 970 PRO: Windows and application's
  • Samsung 860 EVO (x2 RAID0): Game's only
  • Samsung 850 PRO: Recordings

Note: I have tried my best to match prices from the original purchase price at the time they were bought.

Photos are up to date as of 29/12/2018. Specs and information are up to date as of 26/07/2019.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

how does this treat you for gaming? if you do game. I have the same card model and 6700k @4.5 and idk I was hoping for better performance

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I game on my system mainly, and too add more performance you could try overclocking your CPU to 4.6/4.7GHz. I also have a overclock on my GPU for +100MHz core and +200MHz memory, and I have set up fan custom fan curves to suit them. I also saw your RAM is the slowest speed of DDR4. If you wanted more performance you may have to invest in faster RAM.

This PC does everything I want it to for gaming. I can play most games at max settings achieving 74FPS at all times (I have vSync turned on on all games). I do struggle to run Ghost Recon Wildlands at max, and Arma 3 (which is not optimised anyway).

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

so i just finished my build with the same case and cooler (x62 rev.2) and the aio cooler gurgles. is this normal? its annoying i know. but i hope there's some way to wiggle out the air pocket? any help would be appreciated.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It's normal for first start-up for it to gurgle. If it keeps doing it after about 5-10 mins then rotate the case around to try and get the air bubble to raise to the top of the rad. I had to do this with the older radiator (rev.1) before I got it replaced due to a faulty pump.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

okay i havent messed with it i heard it and waited a moment then shut it down to be safe. thank you for the reply! i will let you know the result. beautiful build.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! And let me know how it goes!