Description

After my motherboard died in my last build here https://au.pcpartpicker.com/b/YQ6scf , I decided to upgrade nearly every component except the GPU. It took me over a month on back-order to get my cpu. Nearly everything went well beside my case having a dead fan in it. The 8700k is a huge improvement over my 2600 in auto-desk and gaming.

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Part Reviews

CPU

Huge improvement over my i7 2600

Motherboard

Great motherboard for the price but i took one star off because the IO shield has tabs on it got in the way of installation

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

not bad man. function over form is a good thing to look at when building a system. that system will definitely handle everything that you want for the next few years down the road. +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

how are temps with the r1? im thinking of using it to cool 8700k. also, what's noise from system like? and lastly, did you OC the 8700k at all?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The temps are really good with the R1 staying around 70C at full load at 4.7 GHz. The noise is bearable but it is a bit on the loud side when the cpu is at full load. Yes, my cpu is OC with multi core enhancement so all core run at 4.7 GHz.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, love the build btw! is there enough clearance for the ram or do you have to move the fans up? coincidentally I'm buying the same ram, mobo and cooler. just wondering about clearance!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to move the front fan up a bit but it fits

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

One question, does the cpu cooler block the ram in any way?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The ram fit just barely with 1mm clearance if you move the fan up

  • 24 months ago
  • -1 points

Very good build, but you kinda junked on the memory without looking at other solutions. There are much better sticks at 2x8gb that could have been bought at higher than DDR4-2400.