Master Blaster

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Robert Hansen
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Master Blaster

This build came about because last year I built a rig during the Crypto-craze, and due to the inflated pricing at the time I had to cut a lot of corners. I felt as soon as the hype was over that I would build a new rig. Thats when Nvidia announced the RTX line, so instead of copping $1000 out to upgrade my GPU to a 1080Ti, I end up holding out a while longer until the RTX line came out. Gave me lots of time to save up and I knew I was going to go all out on this build and that's what I did. I even bought a new desk, and a Corsair T2 race chair while I was at it. My last build I named "stealth" as it was completely black, no RGB at all, and this time I utilized as much RGB as I could without going too far. Love the TG case, the room inside it, and the ability to clearly show off the internals. I wanted something that stuck to brands I love, MSI, Thermaltake, and Corsair. Side note, this build also uses RockitCools delid tool, and Copper IHS, with ThermalGrizzly Liquid metal and Cryonaut thermal grease. I should mention this is a binned CPU, I hit a thermal wall overclocking, but with the copper IHS and only a 280mm rad I was hitting 5.7ghz (all core) @ 1.35v and thermals were at 70*c. Once I bumped to 5.8ghz the temps would climb too high for my cooling to keep up. I also had my memory set at 4000mhz (I forget what timings I end up with but I did lower them), and my GPU I used the OC scanner, after many attempts and messing with things I got a 160mhz oc avg, with boost being 2100mhz. For daily gaming I run at 5.3ghz (all core) @1.2v and idle @ 29*c and full load 48*c, with my memory set at 3800mhz @ 16T and my GPU still at GPU scanner settings (2100mhz boost, no GPU voltage, +1000mhz memory, PWR limit set to 111% and custom fan curve). MSI just emailed me back with a new Vbios, and I have plans to upgrade to either a bigger rad or custom water loop in the future. Will post Benchmarks soon.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: none
Size: E-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 279.99
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 448.99
MSI - Meg Ace
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 219.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 2,199.00
MSI - Duke
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080 Ti
Storage
$ 69.99
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 49.95
Samsung - MZVLW256HEHP
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 256 GB
Storage
$ 77.75
Western Digital - Caviar Green
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 299.77
Corsair - RM1000x
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 151.99
Thermaltake - View 71
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 45.23
Thermaltake - Riing 12 LED RGB
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 27.99
Thermaltake - Riing 14 LED RGB
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
$ 166.99
Accessories
$ 49.99
Accessories
$ 83.85
Accessories
$ 149.99
Monitor
$ 459.99
MSI - Optix MAG271C
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 319.99
Razer - Blackwidow X Chroma
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Razer Green
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 34.95
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 4,037.63
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