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GeorgeDouj88

RTX Upgrade and Back to Air Cooling

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Basically, I built a really amazing PC about a year and a half ago with a hardline waterloop and now I'm deciding to go to air cooling. The reason is because I'm going to be starting college in 2020 and I definitely don't want to take a hardline cooled PC with me, the loop is also very hard to maintain, and I really want to upgrade to RTX to play games with ray tracing. I'm hoping to upgrade this Christmas, and maybe catch a few deals on parts, so that I could play during the Cyberpunk 2077 release. I want to get a 2080 Ti and a triple fan aio for my cpu that I would put on intake because once the reservoir is gone from my PC, I'll have plenty of space for it. Also when I actually move into college, I wanna have a retrowave/outrun themed setup (like this color scheme but mostly the top 2 pics) so right before I start university, like in the summer, I want to get custom cables in that color scheme, switch to good RGB fans (to really capture the retrowave theme), and possibly switch the case because I don't like my current case that much and with switching to an air cooled setup I'll have a muchhh larger range of selection of cases. I realized that this post structure is a little wonky but I think you get the idea. I'm gonna add my current specs so you can see what I'm going to keep and whether or not what I'm going to get is gonna be a good combo with my current specs.

 

Current Specs

  • CPU: i7 8700K (Watercooled)
  • Mobo: Asus Maximus X Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB 3600MHz (quite overkill but at least I re-use keep this RAM for a while)
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 (Watercooled)
  • SSD: Samsung 960 Pro M.2 512GB
  • HDD:
    • 4TB SeaGate 7200RPM
    • 1TB 7200RPM (ripped out of my old alienware laptop)
  • Fans: Corsair SP120 High Performance Edition
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W (Platinum Full Modular)
  • Cables: CableMod
  • Monitors: Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q (1440p and 144/165Hz) connected via displayPort and BenQ XL2411 connected via VGA and Oculus Rift which connects via HDMI

What to Upgrade

Want to upgrade GPU to RTX 2080 Ti and get a Triple AIO for my CPU

Planning on getting RGB Fans and getting Different Color Custom Cables (recommendations for brands?)

 PC Inside

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All help is much appreciated :)

EDIT: Added monitor specs cause that's important


Bloodshot

First PC Build and Generally Very High End

Originally planned for December 2017 | 

 

Build Log Post

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K

Cooler: Custom Hardline loop cooling GPU and CPU with 2 360 Rads

Thermal Compound: Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Paste

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC)

RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 Memory

SSD: Samsung 960 Pro 512Gb M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

HDD: Seagate Barracuda PRO 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3

Case: Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout TG

PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Case Fans: 7 Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition

Fan Controller: NZXT GRID+ V3 Fan Controller

Accessories:

  • Corsair Commander Pro Fan Controller

Set Up

  • Mouse: Razer Deathadder Elite
  • Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow X Chroma
  • Mousepad: Steelseries QcK Gaming Mousepad
  • Monitor: Asus ROG Swift PG278QR
  • Audio
    • AMP: Sennheiser GSX1000
    • Headphones: HyperX Cloud Alpha
    • Speakers: Bose Companion 2 Series III
  • Oculus Rift + Touch 3 Sensor Roomscale Setup
  • IKEA Desk
    • IKEA White Linmon Tabletop (Longest Size)
    • IKEA 5 Black Olov Legs
    • IKEA White Alex Drawer
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1 minute ago, GeorgeDouj88 said:

 

Ray Tracing is too much of a performance hit IMO, and the 2080ti is way overpriced and it's only 30% faster at best than your 1080ti

Why not just air cool your current PC again and save your money for the 3080ti which is probably out next year anyways?


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

Ray Tracing is too much of a performance hit IMO, and the 2080ti is way overpriced and it's only 30% faster at best than your 1080ti

Why not just air cool your current PC again and save your money for the 3080ti which is probably out next year anyways?

well I also accidentally ripped a cable while removing the air cooler to install the water block, yikes. I feel like I could possibly fix it if I make a post in an electronics topic (electronics topic as in circuit boards, wires, soldering, etc.) I also I really want RTX, I just personally think the way lighting looks makes a huge difference.


Bloodshot

First PC Build and Generally Very High End

Originally planned for December 2017 | 

 

Build Log Post

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K

Cooler: Custom Hardline loop cooling GPU and CPU with 2 360 Rads

Thermal Compound: Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Paste

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC)

RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 Memory

SSD: Samsung 960 Pro 512Gb M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

HDD: Seagate Barracuda PRO 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3

Case: Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout TG

PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Case Fans: 7 Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition

Fan Controller: NZXT GRID+ V3 Fan Controller

Accessories:

  • Corsair Commander Pro Fan Controller

Set Up

  • Mouse: Razer Deathadder Elite
  • Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow X Chroma
  • Mousepad: Steelseries QcK Gaming Mousepad
  • Monitor: Asus ROG Swift PG278QR
  • Audio
    • AMP: Sennheiser GSX1000
    • Headphones: HyperX Cloud Alpha
    • Speakers: Bose Companion 2 Series III
  • Oculus Rift + Touch 3 Sensor Roomscale Setup
  • IKEA Desk
    • IKEA White Linmon Tabletop (Longest Size)
    • IKEA 5 Black Olov Legs
    • IKEA White Alex Drawer
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3 minutes ago, GeorgeDouj88 said:

well I also accidentally ripped a cable while removing the air cooler to install the water block, yikes. I feel like I could possibly fix it if I make a

Could just go with a 2080 super and save like $400 or whatever too


Aftermarket GPU coolers are like $60 I think like a morpheus 2.

For the air cooler just go for like a Neptwin or Scythe Fuma 2, they're the cheapest 120mm dual tower coolers.

For RGB fans I would not buy the overpriced name brand ones, and just grab ebay/aliexpress ones for 1/3rd of the price typically. It's pretty hard to make a bad fan.


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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