Meet Carnage. This is by far, one of the most unique builds I’ve ever done and I’m super happy with how it turned out. Check below for a full parts list…
I went with Thermaltake’s Core P90 because it just looks different than anything I’ve seen and it’s super modular, supports a custom loop with ease, and has some “thiccboy” tempered glass panels for the sides. And you can see, the build’s theme here is red and black and boy does it look good.
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For the motherboard, I went with the ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula. This board is beastly with Aura sync RGB lighting, plenty of I/O to go around, and even has a built-in VRM water block from EK. I dropped in Intel’s 8700K for epic gaming performance, and paired that with the ROG Poseidon 1080 Ti from ASUS, which features hybrid air and liquid cooling thanks to it’s built-in water block.
For RAM I went with 32GB of Team T-Force Night Hawk RGB running at 3,000 Mhz and I’m using a 1TB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 drive for the operating system and games. And powering the entire show is Thermaltake’s iRGB Plus 1200W Platinum PSU, with custom colored red cable extensions as well.
Obviously, I’m running s custom loop here and doing it all with fittings, literally. There are no bends here, just 90 and 45 degree fittings, all from Thermaltake, including the pr22-d5 plus pump and res combo, Pacific RL 360mm Plus RGB Radiator, 3 Riing 12 RGB fans. Most all of the RGB here is Aura Sync compatible using the TT Sync module and I think it all looks pretty awesome!
So with that custom loop, I’m running the 8700K with an overclock at 5.1Ghz, with peak temperatures in the 70s. I also have a modest overclock on the GPU. So with all that said, running 3D Mark’s TimeSpy Extreme, I got a score of 4,145. Jumping into Cinebench, I got a CB score of 1,668.
Jumping into gaming benchmarks, this PC performs very similarly to the other 8700K and 1080 Ti builds I’ve done with games like Rise of the Tomb Raider running at highest settings at a 4K resolution with frame-rates around 55 frames per second, while COD Infinite Warfare at the same settings and resolution was around 75fps. Overall though, not too shabby. Of course this PC is not only efficient at gaming, but also productivity like video editing. But I’m super happy with the look and feel of this build and I wanna know your thoughts! Be sure to drop me a comment below.
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