So, there's no auto-save on this, eh.
dang. That was a solid 90 minutes of non-stop typing and occasional thinking.
Basically, to sum up, all the parts are rad, Asus still tells you that Aura sync is incredible and the best thing on the planet when it just simply doesn't work about 80% of the time, but the RAM QVL is, of course, total BS.
UPDATE: I took out the stupid 2080ti. The squealing was driving me nuckin futs. Another top quality steaming pile from the good folks at Asus. I subbed in a Radeon VII. I love it. It's not half as ugly as that Predator-Borg monstrosity from ***-ooze and it's quieter under load than I had expected - or maybe it's just that the noise isn't a brain-wrenching squeal. It's more of a gruntsnarl "hey-I'm-workin'-here" kinda noise that I actually kind of like. And I'll take that single-slot, rectilinear elegance over the above-noted turd sammich any day. Performance drop off? Well of course, but for my purposes, not enough to justify exposing myself to what would surely be the final push to make me jam a pie fork into my temporal lobe. Yeah, pie forks are a thing. Check it out, they're actually a super good idea. The most noticeable difference is the 100 points it cost me on Cinebench R20, and Blender scores, well, it looks like the Harvey Duece is running a different race, and backwards, and with his pants on his head. Oh, that's my clever name for my AMD card. Radeon VII R V Duece Harvey Duece. Feel free to steal it without giving me credit, ya filthy thieves. The big surprise is ye olde day-to-day benchies, courtesy of Geekbench, where the Radeon I way ahead of the 2080 ti! Okay, okay. It's not even close. BUT!!!! Open CL scores are on par with the Quadro RTX 5000, at a quarter of the price, and sniffin' on the heels of the 2080 Max Q; Vulkan scores, where you expect Harvey to shine, are extra shiny. Harvey's ahead of the Geekbench charted 2080 TI, as well as Sir Squeaksalot, sitting only behind the Titan (by 20,000 points or whatever, but I'll take second place to Usain Bolt with pride tyvm). No RGB? So what. Stupid Aura never works anyhow, and on the rare occasion it does, the Phanteks RGB conks out to make up for it. Harvey's lights are just red. No flashing leprechaun ejaculate which is for some reason the default on every single stupid RGB anything. And with the money I save I can buy a lot of hammers to smash all the RGB.
Just kidding. I love RGB (and hammers tbh). I have a 9 year-old kid (his birthday today!!!) and he goes nuts over the stuff. Me making my kid happy simply by flashing some stupid lights that don't do my system any good is equivalent to adding a gig of throughput and 300K IOPS, and, oh I don't know, a million of those whatevners in the arbitrary pseudo-metrics of the graphics dorks.
What is this blog supposed to be about? What's that? It's a build description?!? Oh! Er...
All those things <<<<<<<<<< I jammed them together painfully in a pretty but stupid case made by probably nice people but who I don't like anyhow because my fingers hurt. Now it's a big, shiny, rectilinear lump that sometimes lights up pretty, but mostly not, and is a real humdinger of a computational apparatus.
Happy Birthday, little Buddy. Oh, by the way, I installed Minecraft and Lego Star Wars on here for you. Love you lots :)
It's better than the others. I should know. I've melted two of them
I filled all this stuff in and it didn't save, so I'm not doing it again. Sorry. Most of this stuff is pretty rad though. I don't understand why RGB seems to be an issue though