PUBG Air Drop

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Ethan Harrell
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Rochester, United States
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PUBG Air Drop

This build was done in a case I have wanted to get for a while, but never pulled the trigger on it as I never felt my ASUS Maximus VIII Hero and 6700k would justify (in my mind) the case.

I am a HUGE fan of PUBG, as I have played for just over 1,500 hours. No other game that has come out touches the amount of fun and joy I get from playing PUBG, so to me this build had to be something truly special. So when I saw the EVGA boards go on sale and my boss telling me "If you buy that board, I'll have a good surprise for you", I had to purchase the board to see what the surprise was. Then it was at that point I knew I had to purchase the case.

I reused my RAM from my old system, as well as the GPU. I will be getting a 1080 TI as well soon that I found a GREAT deal on. Out of pocket for this build I spent about $500 for the board and the case, everything else was given to me to use for this build. As you can see in the leak test picture I was using my old waterblock for my CPU, however I found the EKWB Supremacy block laying around the shop that I though looked FAR better than the LTX.

The board was a TIGHT fit and was the big concern when planning this build, as the board itself is about 5mm over the max supported size of the H700 according to NZXT. However by moving the cable bar over to the next available mounting points, the board JUST fit in there! The plugs for cables on the board were positioned PERFECT to make it super clean, with almost no cables to be visible in the build. What a relief it was to see the board fit like it did!

Huge shout out to my bosses/great friends for wanting to see this build be as good as it could be, and providing me the parts to use! It really means a lot to me to have people that will provide me with all the water cooling parts, as well as a i9-7980XE to give my hobby with content creation a HUGE boost! Without them believing in this project and knowing the parts provided would go to good use, I never thought I'd have a system with this much power under the hood.

I mainly use this system to game and stream simultaneously as opposed to using a two PC stream setup like I was doing before to get both smooth game play and consistent stream quality. Now I can comfortably run games at 1440p 120+ FPS (typically low "competitive" settings), AND stream at a steady 900p60fps (assuming my internet doesn't hiccup) at the slow CPU preset in OBS Studio to give the details a bit more clarity. It's amazing to me that this one system can do the work of my two systems I had before!

I have the CPU overclocked to 4.6GHz at 1.15v and the GPU with a +250/+400 overclock, temps averaging 70-85c on the CPU under 70% load and 55c on the GPU at 90-100% load. I may add a second 360mm radiator on the top of the case to try bringing the temps down a few degrees, and have plans to delid the CPU in the future.

Thanks for taking a look at my build, I really appreciate you taking the time to check it out! I hope you enjoy taking a look at it as much as I enjoyed building it and getting to use it everyday!
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Video Game
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: E-ATX
Type: General Build


This build participated in 1 contest.


$ 1,149.00
Intel - Core i9 7980XE
Socket: LGA 2066
Cores: 18
$ 266.46
Chipset: X299
CPU Socket: LGA 2066
Size: E-ATX
$ 67.99
G.Skill - Ripjaws V (3200MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
$ 499.99
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080
$ 101.00
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
$ 99.99
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
$ 63.99
Seagate - Barracuda (ST1000LM048)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Corsair - RM1000
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
$ 299.99
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 16.48
Thermaltake - Riing 12 LED Red
Size: 120 mm
Alphacool - Reservoir
Type: Custom Loop
$ 80.97
EKWB - EK-Supremacy EVO
Type: CPU Waterblock
Monsoon - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
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