Description

I am coming from a pc that had so many quirks, even shutting down was a hassle! The whole thing was built cheaply, and I went all out on a graphics card thinking that would solve my problem. My 1070 with AIO cooler worked well in my old build, but this one takes the cake by far! I started this build because I recently purchased PUBG, and it ran at 20fps in the loading screen, and crashed once I got in a lobby. Once that happened, I knew it was time for an upgrade.

I mainly use it for gaming, but I do eventually do work for my classes. This thing runs like a charm! I press the power button and the whole thing boots from a black screen to my desktop in about 7 seconds. It could go faster if the bios screen wasn't set to a specific timer, but I'm not concerned about a faster boot.

On average, I have not run a game under an average of 100 fps that isn't locked to 60. The processor is overclocked to 4.3 GHz, and after 2 hours of load from gaming, it has yet to reach 40C. I only stole the graphics card and a single case fan from my previous rig, and the whole thing runs quickly, quietly, and super cool.

Part Reviews

CPU

What can I say that hasn't been said, it's a powerhouse that will last me a long time.

CPU Cooler

I'm running my 7600k at 4.3 GHz, and have yet to come close to 50C. This cooler is amazing for the price. It works well, has good aesthetics, and is crazy quiet!

Thermal Compound

My H7 came with thermal paste, but even my professor (was in IT for 30 yrs) said that this was the bees knees. Based on my temps in combination with the cooler and air flow, he was right.

Motherboard

There is nothing about this mobo that I can complain about. Everything works seamlessly together, it runs cool, but that is mostly due to my case fans and good ventilation, and and it looks gorgeous. 10/10

Memory

RAM is RAM, I notice no difference in performance between this and other RAM sticks, but this has the bonus of looking cool. When the performance is nearly identical, I look at aesthetic, and this wins out.

Storage

WOW is this fast! The write and read speeds are insane, and my boot time is so quick, if I press the PC power button before my monitor power, the computer boots up first.

Storage

Big storage from a reputable brand.

Video Card

This card is incredible. 1070s are already known as being amazing, but running 1080p at 144hz is a bit overkill. I have only a few games that can run under 140 with this and my 7600k. However, once I upgrade to a 1440p, I fully expect his to kill it. As a bonus, the card is very quiet.

Case

People usually stick to black or white or both, but I like Purple, and this delivers with the perfect amount of purple without over saturating the case. The air flow and organization of this case is unparalleled. A++

Power Supply

I have never had a modular PSU, so this is new to me. Big thing I notice is that the air coming out of the unit is room temperature, which is really nice and tells me the whole machine is running smoothly.

Case Fan

This is my front intake fan, and it works so quietly and efficiently, and polishes off my purple accent that I'm going for in my case. I really like this fan and highly recommend it.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

What about Coffee Lake?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean catching a 7600k for cheap af then a cheap z170/270 would be cheaper than a 8350k and a z370

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

But it isn't cheap AF, 8350K + Z370 is cheaper than this 7600K + Z270.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Brian of techs city had some good deals yesterday

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the processor back in May, and coffee lake hadn't been released yet. I work a part time job for 10 bucks an hour, this took a long time to save up for parts with other bills in the way.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, I built one in the same White S340, very nice :D Weird how your old build struggled so much on PUBG, I used to play it on a fx-6300 @ stock with a GTX 1060 at 40- lowest settings. Still not a very fun time though since it crashed on loading screens and would not render buildings :P

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah my OS COULD have been corrupted a bit too, because I had to do a hard reset every time I shut the computer off and turned it back on.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

My house is about 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit on any given day.