Description

I built this pc for multiple reasons. I play minecraft, gta 5, cs:go, and i'm planning on getting into cad. I am planning on buying a graphics card soon, not sure which one but i am planning on going with a 1080 or 1080 ti but i don't know which is more suited for my needs and which has the best price per performance. My mechanical hard drives are atrocious and i know it, i have my gta and 7 days to die installed on my ssd and the rest of my bigger files on my 7200rpm 80gb and 7200 rpm 500gb drive.. My ram was just the cheap choice i choose when i built my last pc and i just bought myself another 4gb of ram brand new. I have my cpu overclocked to 4.7ghz along with my ram at 2700mhz. Plus the case was a dream to build in, but the cords had to be finessed into certain slots and it was quite a struggle to do some things, but other than that it was a dream. Power supply is enough for now and i will certainly be getting a new one(hopefully fully modular) when i get my gpu.

Part Reviews

CPU

This lil beast at 4.5ghz runs almost everything at almost no hassle, only thing that raises the temps in the slightest are the stress tests or heavy gaming.

CPU Cooler

Keeps my 8700k cool, and it's a cpu cooler. What more can i say except it is a jet engine when on full load.

Motherboard

Bios is very well laid out, easy overclocking. although i wish the HD audio port was closer to the right.

Memory

Its ram, what more can i say? i got it at $80 almost two years ago and it hasn't failed me since.

Storage

Works blazing fast, the outside is a little flimsy from how i felt it at first but what do you expect at the price i got it at? speeds are the exact as they described them and there is a big difference from the load times of this and my 5400rpm wd green drives. money well spent.

Storage

Are terrible. I mean if you need a decent storage drive they are ok for daily tasks for but gaming i recommend you atleast go with a 7200rpm drive that is sata 3.

Storage

Works amazing but i wish i had a ssd. But beggars can't be choosers when stealing out of old computers.

Case

Easy to work in, but constant moving is a bit of a hassle because it is a little bit heavy with everything in it but is recommende.

Power Supply

Its a power supply, what can i say except that i forgot to send in the mail in rebate form when i bought this. but if you have a low wattage cpu and are planning on going with a 1050 ti then you should be fine. But otherwise forget this and get a 550 or 650.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

The 8700k is way Overkill if you're only getting a 1060 or 1070 ti. Also, 450W will be fine for now, but it might get be a limiting factor if you decide to upgrade down the line.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Ehh, thanks for that little bit of info. I am also planning on running servers, intense graphics editing, and some other things on this and i wanted to be able to multitask very smoothly so that's part of the reason why i choose the 8700k. But i might go with a 1080, no 1080ti that thing alone is worth more than this entire build.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

A 1080 would be more appropriate for your CPU. If you plan on running servers, graphics editing, and multitasking, I think 8gb of ram might not always be enough for you, so I'd think about upgrading to 16gb as well. And again, keep in mind that with a gtx 1080, you will be coming quite close to the maximum amount of power your power supply can provide.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

A 1080 is good for me, I might go for a 1080ti and new psu if i can get the money. Also i was planning on upgrading to either 16 or 32 in the future but that means i would have to buy a new ram set for xmp.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. You could have gotten a lower priced processor and used the rest of the money towards some kind of graphics card. But its your build, not mine. +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep i know but i just felt as though i didn't want to go with a lower priced processor and get a good gpu and have the cpu bottleneck on me. Plus my old one was a intel i5 6400 and i always wanted a i7.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How many frames do you get on minecraft with that processor?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now without on max settings with optifine i can get about 200ish; on fastest settings maybe 400?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any issue aligning the ASRock Z370 motherboard with the standoffs in your case? It's being a pain on the Corsair 200R.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

A little bit, the atx screws all the way to the right are a little too far out as the motherboard is not wide enough to reach them but i have no difficulty having my motherboard secure in the case.