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    Default [Build Log] Coffee Lake

    It's finally time to upgrade my Main PC, I'm just upgrading the CPU, Motherboard and RAM.
    I didn't have a lot of choice in motherboards as very few in the ASUS range have TPM headers, so this is what I'm going for...

    CPU: Intel i9-9900K
    MOTHERBOARD: Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero Intel Z390
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32 GB (2x16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz

    Rest of spec
    OS DRIVE: 1x Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe
    STORAGE: 1x Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe
    GRAPHICS CARD: ASUS GTX 1060 6GB OC Expedition
    SOUND CARD: ASUS STRIX SOAR
    CPU COOLER: Corsair H150i ELITE LCD
    PSU: Corsair HX850 Platinum
    CASE: Corsair iCUE 5000X

    I'll post some pictures when it all arrives.
    Last edited by Lloyd_mcse; 20-05-2022 at 22:13.
    Main PC :
    | Intel i9-9900K @ 4.2GHz
    | ASUS Maximus XI Hero
    | Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3200MHz
    | ASUS TUF RTX 3060 OC Edition 12GB
    | Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe
    | Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe
    | Sound Blaster AE-7
    | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE LCD
    | ​Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB
    | Corsair HX850 Platinum
    | ASUS PCE-AX58BT WiFi 6
    | Windows 11 Professional x64
    | Full PC List |


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    I ordered the parts yesterday, I wasn't expecting them to arrive until Tuesday due to the Bank Holiday, but I got a SMS earlier saying they'd be here today.
    So here's a couple of pictures, box shot and a couple of the motherboard just because it looks gorgeous!
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    Main PC :
    | Intel i9-9900K @ 4.2GHz
    | ASUS Maximus XI Hero
    | Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3200MHz
    | ASUS TUF RTX 3060 OC Edition 12GB
    | Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe
    | Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe
    | Sound Blaster AE-7
    | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE LCD
    | ​Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB
    | Corsair HX850 Platinum
    | ASUS PCE-AX58BT WiFi 6
    | Windows 11 Professional x64
    | Full PC List |


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    I got round to installing it last week, so here's a couple of pictures...
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    Main PC :
    | Intel i9-9900K @ 4.2GHz
    | ASUS Maximus XI Hero
    | Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3200MHz
    | ASUS TUF RTX 3060 OC Edition 12GB
    | Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe
    | Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe
    | Sound Blaster AE-7
    | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE LCD
    | ​Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB
    | Corsair HX850 Platinum
    | ASUS PCE-AX58BT WiFi 6
    | Windows 11 Professional x64
    | Full PC List |


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    I changed the back fan to a Noctua NF-S12A PWM Chromax Premium Grade Fan, mainly for looks, but it's very slightly quieter than the previous one. It's just a shame they don't do a 140mm version for the front!
    Here's a quick picture...
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    Main PC :
    | Intel i9-9900K @ 4.2GHz
    | ASUS Maximus XI Hero
    | Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3200MHz
    | ASUS TUF RTX 3060 OC Edition 12GB
    | Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe
    | Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe
    | Sound Blaster AE-7
    | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE LCD
    | ​Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB
    | Corsair HX850 Platinum
    | ASUS PCE-AX58BT WiFi 6
    | Windows 11 Professional x64
    | Full PC List |


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    Some pics of the new RAM...
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    Main PC :
    | Intel i9-9900K @ 4.2GHz
    | ASUS Maximus XI Hero
    | Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3200MHz
    | ASUS TUF RTX 3060 OC Edition 12GB
    | Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe
    | Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe
    | Sound Blaster AE-7
    | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE LCD
    | ​Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB
    | Corsair HX850 Platinum
    | ASUS PCE-AX58BT WiFi 6
    | Windows 11 Professional x64
    | Full PC List |


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    ​I have decided it's time to upgrade my case as this one is getting a bit old!
    I've gone with a Corsair iCUE 5000X, I'm just waiting for a new PSU to get here to replace the old Corsair AX860i.
    I was going to go for a Seasonic TX-850 Prime, but it only has a single rail and no option to set it up to be multi rail, so I'm going to get a Corsair HX850.
    The PSU should be here tomorrow, so I'll post some pictures soon!
    Main PC :
    | Intel i9-9900K @ 4.2GHz
    | ASUS Maximus XI Hero
    | Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3200MHz
    | ASUS TUF RTX 3060 OC Edition 12GB
    | Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe
    | Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe
    | Sound Blaster AE-7
    | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE LCD
    | ​Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB
    | Corsair HX850 Platinum
    | ASUS PCE-AX58BT WiFi 6
    | Windows 11 Professional x64
    | Full PC List |


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    I have just about finished the rebuild, I ordered 2x 6 Pin PCI-E extension cables but one is faulty so the cable to the Sound Card is not the same as the one to the Graphics Card.
    I'm tempted to just buy a Creative SoundBlaster AE-7 and be done with it!
    I'll post some pictures when the replacement cable turns up, but here are a few for the moment...
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    Main PC :
    | Intel i9-9900K @ 4.2GHz
    | ASUS Maximus XI Hero
    | Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3200MHz
    | ASUS TUF RTX 3060 OC Edition 12GB
    | Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe
    | Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe
    | Sound Blaster AE-7
    | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE LCD
    | ​Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB
    | Corsair HX850 Platinum
    | ASUS PCE-AX58BT WiFi 6
    | Windows 11 Professional x64
    | Full PC List |


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    And some more...

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    Main PC :
    | Intel i9-9900K @ 4.2GHz
    | ASUS Maximus XI Hero
    | Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3200MHz
    | ASUS TUF RTX 3060 OC Edition 12GB
    | Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe
    | Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe
    | Sound Blaster AE-7
    | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE LCD
    | ​Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB
    | Corsair HX850 Platinum
    | ASUS PCE-AX58BT WiFi 6
    | Windows 11 Professional x64
    | Full PC List |


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    I thought there was a hardware problem with the GTX 1060 I have in here, so I ordered a new one...

    ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3060 12GB OC Edition

    Thankfully it was just a driver issue, so I have put the GTX 1060 in the office PC.
    Here's a couple of pictures of the RTX 3060...


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    Main PC :
    | Intel i9-9900K @ 4.2GHz
    | ASUS Maximus XI Hero
    | Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3200MHz
    | ASUS TUF RTX 3060 OC Edition 12GB
    | Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe
    | Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe
    | Sound Blaster AE-7
    | Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE LCD
    | ​Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB
    | Corsair HX850 Platinum
    | ASUS PCE-AX58BT WiFi 6
    | Windows 11 Professional x64
    | Full PC List |


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