Description

I built this PC

I use this PC for gaming. Everything works great.

  • 7700K @ 5.0GHz (H100i v2 is a BEAST)
  • 1080 @ 1.82GHz Core Clock w/ +700MHz Memory OC (quite impressive for such a small card imo)

Runs 1440p 144-165hz gaming like a charm. PUBG hits 100+FPS in most areas. Upgraded from a 1070, which wasn't enough for 1440p. Super happy with this build.

My focus for this build was for M A X I M U M P E R F O R M A N C E, so it kinda looks trash. Still managed to do tidy cable management in the case though. I installed the CPU Cooler upside down somehow which bothers me from time to time but it still works pretty damn good so I don't really care.

Part Reviews

CPU

Works like a charm with my H100i v2. Effortlessly hits a 5.0GHz OC using Gigabyte's built in "easy overclocking" system in their BIOS.

CPU Cooler

Absolutely killer. Keeps my 7700K (5.0 GHz) under 80c at 100% load. Quiet and cool. Best AIO on the market IMO.

Motherboard

Has a really nice "easy overclocking" feature in it's BIOS that allowed me to clock my CPU @ 5.0GHz like an absolute charm. Not a lot of physical bells and charms, but it's a motherboard. Not a lot to dislike on this thing.

Memory

Bought this because I read reviews about Overwatch performing better on faster RAM frequencies. It certainly does help, believe it or not. Probably only necessary or even recommended to pro gamers (of which I am not), so I wouldn't recommend this to your average joe. Go for 16 GB of slower RAM.

Looks cool as heck though.

Storage

No problems using it so far, has my OS and all essential programs. Not a lot of capacity but you get what you pay for. Got this on eBay for about $80 CAD. Speedy.

Storage

Very fast, good price point for it's size. Does what you expect an SSD to do.

Video Card

OC Stable @ +120MHz Core & +500MHz Memory. This card isn't built for overclocking, so don't expect insane gains. Tears through PUBG @ 1440p above 100fps most the time. Great price point for a GPU, scored mine for $600 before shipping & taxes from Mike's Computer Shop.

Case

Lovely case for a newbie to build in, I always suggest this for new builders. Lots of room and looks great, while still being affordable. Has lots of clear design choices to help with people who don't know what they're doing. Barely even need a screw driver save for the PCIE brackets & fans. Has space for 1 fan on the back of the case (near mobo i/o), 1 fan on top of the case and two fans in the front.

Power Supply

Does what it is marketed to do. Very quiet and no problems so far. Fully modular which is a major plus. Comes with WAY more cables than I needed, so no problems on that front.

Monitor

I bought mine for $700 flat used. It's a dream of a monitor. I can't believe how tiny 1080p looks to me now. 144hz is great, 165hz doesn't really add much to that (certainly not the same jump as 60-144), but I guess it's nice. GSYNC is lovely for lower frame rate games (PUBG is amazing with it, I drop anywhere from 110 fps to 70, barely notice it). IPS colours are amazing after some calibration. Little bit bright.

Unless you're a PC enthusiast, I would suggest 2x 1080p IPS slim-bezel monitors or 1x 144hz 1080p & 1x 60hz 1080p instead of this thing. If you've got a grand burning a hole in your pocket though, do what makes you happy.

Keyboard

Love how tiny it is. Used to have problems with flicking my mouse into the corner of my keyboard but the additional 3-4" this keyboard cuts off eliminates that problem for me. Red switches sound nice, but a bit loud for me. Does the trick though!

Mouse

My go to mouse for 5+ years. Has never broke on me except when I've broke it on purpose (let's not talk about it).

Headphones

Everything sounds better with these on. Make sure to enable high fidelity streaming from Spotify.

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Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build... have a question not about the actual pc.. sorry.. what does the filter on the snowball mic do?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Its called a pop filter, it reduces the puffy/"pop" sound created from P's and T's when speaking. Its a standard in the recording industry and makes your vocal recordings that much better.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Think Assassin's creed origins might reach at least 90 fps on high/very high settings and fortnite will reach 165 fps on ultra settings but with the I7-8700k and similar GTX 1080?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you can get that with Fortnite, not sure about AC.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have named big papa