116989 Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE

New computer purchased in Warrnambool, VIC

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A customer has purchased a new computer in Warrnambool, VIC

Here are the specs of their new computer:

Processor set to stock clock, 3.6GHz, RAM set to XMP 3200MHz:

UserBenchmark (Stock Clock)

Processor overclocked to 5.0GHz, RAM set to XMP 3200MHz:

UserBenchmark (Overclocked to 5GHz)
  • Intel’s Best Gaming PC

  • Corsair Obsidian Series 500D RGB SE Mid Tower Case, Premium Tempered Glass and Aluminium, LL120 Fans and Commander PRO
  • ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING ATX Motherboard
  • Intel® Core™ i9-9900KF Processor (3.60Ghz, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 16MB Cache) (Standard cooler not included)
  • Overclock Intel 8th / 9th Gen Intel CPU
  • Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Gaming, 11GB GDDR6
  • 500GB (3500MB/3200MB R/W) Samsung 970 EVO Plus PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 2TB (550MB/520MB R/W) Samsung 860 QVO 2.5″ SATA III SSD
  • Corsair 1000W RMX 80+ Gold Fully Modular 135mm FAN ATX PSU 10 Years Warranty
  • Corsair Hydro Series H115i 280mm RGB PLATINUM Liquid CPU Cooler. 5 Years Warranty
  • Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
  • CORSAIR Lighting Node PRO with 4x RGB LED Strips and Controller. 2x RGB FAN Hub
  • Onboard High Definition Audio
  • Asus PCE-AC88 , Dual-Band & Quad-Stream AC3100 PCI-E Wireless Adapter, NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology, aluminum heatsink, 4xantennas Low Profile Brk
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional OEM 64-bit with DVD Recovery Media
  • Standalone Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (1yr Subscription)
  • 3 Year Silver Warranty
Unigine Superposition

The PerformanceTest images below show the difference between stock clock speeds, 3.6GHz (Left) and overclocked at 5GHz (Right). Quite a significant boost to CPU score.

We then also ran Cinebench R20 tests to see what the score differences are there too. Again, a significant performance boost when using CPU heavy real world tasks.

5th place is the stock clock CPU setting (With XMP RAM), and the 4th position is XMP and 5GHz overclock. A very impressive score difference – noticeably faster at rendering!

For those that are interested in overclocking the i9-9900K / KF, we basically used the following settings:

  • XMP II Profile for the RAM,
  • Set all cores to 50
  • Core voltage to 1.35v
  • Our own special tweaks 😉

We set Core/Cache voltage to 1.37 initially, and kept reducing the voltage until we got it down to 1.35v. We did get it down to 1.34v but it failed in AVX test using Prime95, so we returned to 1.35v. It passed all our tests in Prime95, Intel Burn Test, OCCR and Cinebench.

Ultimately it then went on and passed a 24 hr CPU/RAM/GPU/SSD stress test.

Max temperature with overclock and under 100% stress test: 89c

The Corsair H115i cooler did a good job of keeping the 5GHz overclock under control. The Arctic Silver 5 paste helped, along with the case choice. The Corsair 500D has a nice metal top with good ventilation out the top and sides. The heat was expelled and I felt the metal top helped dissipate the heat, like a giant heatsink. I loved this case to build into. Looks amazing, fantastic quality and very good for cable management. My only minor gripe is the Corsair Commander Pro and Hub had to be on show at the front, floor of the case but there is no room for hiding it anywhere else. Minor flaw in an otherwise top-class case.

Rick, Dream PC

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