I built this for gaming & working from home. I went strong so I wouldn't have to rebuild any time soon and just bought a house so I figured another $2k wouldn't be missed. I would have spent more, but my wife gave me a $2k budget and I bought her a KitchenAid Stand Mixer with the remaining money.

That was a good idea.

I OC'd the CPU to 4.98ishGHz, but I didn't touch the GPU. So far I can play PUBG & Overwatch on Ultra graphics with no issues. I do need to upgrade my monitor, but that will come later.

For the temps, I'm guessing off memory as I'm at work and don't have the data directly in front of me, so it may not be COMPLETELY accurate, but it's pretty close.


I added the following:

Samsung 970 Evo 500GB M.2 NVME SSD - Fantastic purchase. I love it.

Asus ROG SWIFT PG248Q - 180Hz @ 1080p. No complaints. Didn't want 2K and can't afford 4K.

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum - Tried both this and a DeathAdder Elite. I stuck with the G502 because I think it fits my hand better.

Razer BlackWidow Elite - Amazon screwed up their pricing 2 weeks after the BlackWidow Elite came out and I got it for a steal (Under $120).

Razer Nari Ultimate - I originally had the Razer Kraken 7.1v2's, but they crapped out and I had to RMA them. Razer screwed me pretty hard over them (and even called me patronizing - true story), so I had to buy a new headset. They only gave me credit after furnishing the receipt (Walmart came through like a champ here) and I got them on sale - Total out of pocket was $63 for them. They're meh.


  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

Purple RGB = +5 K.D increase

Awesome build = +1 on PCPP, well done my friend

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB gives +300 fps in game and -40 degrees! BONUS - awesome pics give +1 votes up

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

For a monitor i'd reccomend either the asus mg248q the asus vg278q or the msi mag24c. all 1080p 144hz 1ms response, all under 300$.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Good looking out - but I was looking for BIG!

Probably the 30"-35" range with the same stats. I understand it will cost $$$, but I didn't spend $1,800 on this build for a tiny monitor :)

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