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The replacement build

by legomaster



Date Published

Nov. 23, 2017

Date Built

Nov. 23, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.189 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.124 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C


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


Huge improvement over my i7 2600


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

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TruVueTech 3 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

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

Soccah123 1 point 14 months ago

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?

legomaster submitter 7 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

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.

Asphult 1 point 14 months ago

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!

legomaster submitter 7 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

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

mizaky911 1 point 14 months ago

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

legomaster submitter 7 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

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

BrimstoneBell 1 Build -1 points 15 months ago

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.