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I7-8086k Thermaltake Core P3

by Esoteric0781

Description

Thanks for checking out my build. This is my first so let me know what you think.

Part Reviews

CPU

Basically an 8700k with a slightly higher base clock and a guaranteed OC of 5.0. If you have the money and want a good OC that guarantee is pretty nice to have. Catch it on sale and its well worth it.

CPU Cooler

Great AIO cooler. The fans have really awesome lighting and are quiet. The instructions were a little unclear but it's not rocket science so no biggie.

Motherboard

Good MB, I have had some problems installing the drivers, for some reason every time I install the VGA driver from Asus everything crashes, cant even get into safe mode, had to reinstall windows. Also the RGB settings dont always save after shutting down. I learned if you disable quick start through the control panel it is fixed. AFter working out the bugs it's great.

Memory

Great reliable fast ram. Really cool lighting effects. Glad I got this over the Trident. Im not sure why someone here didn't get 3200mhz I definitely got the full speed out of them. Ill be buying 2 more sticks soon.

Storage

Its crazy fast, and it's Samsung. Nuff said. Only reason i give it 4/5 is because for some reason its more expensive that the 970 Evo which makes no sense. The 970 dropped in price days after I got this and now Im salty.

Storage

Fast, reliable, good size storage at a fair price. Everyone should have at least one of these.

Video Card

I got this to hold me over until the RTX's drop in price. It's a beast for 1080p gaming but I also do some 3d modeling and rendering. Wish I got the Ti for a couple hundred more. Not to take away from this card though. If you're gaming at 1080p this is everything you need. Great card. Looks cool, performs great, stays cool, quiet fans.

Case

This case was what made me want to build my PC. It just looks awesome. I thought Id get more dust in it than I do, it actually stays pretty clean. Love this case.

Power Supply

It's a good affordable fully modular power supply. Looks good with the all black and grey. No complaints.

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chavezgarrett7 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I really like the all black parts with the accents of color from the rgb, especially the fact that you can choose basically any color! Very nice, clean build!

DerpyAlpuca 2 points 5 months ago

Nice cable management but the cables running to the tv ruins it. Get a raceway

Esoteric0781 submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I know! I intend to get a raceway and i had intended to get a wrapped power cord and ethernet as well but i cant seem to find anyone that makes power cords.

Phildilf 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I mean, you'll still see the raceway if you're looking for it.

Screw the wall, put a hole in it.

No cables > Everything ;)

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

D A M N.

wirclickwir 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

VERY nice, clean build, and I love how you set it up in the wall above your TV. I bet you get some nice, low temperatures with that case's open ventilation design.

ilandz 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

i have the same exact graphics card as u and i get 85 fps on cinebench, what am i doing wrong?

rocketracer111 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Make sure to disable Intel integrated graphics in the bios to force the machine to render everything with the ext. gpu.

If you use it in rendering programms, don't forget to switch it back on.

Mhhh.

ilandz 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

lol i have a ryzen 1700, no apu... and it says gtx 1080 as render device, the 1080 performs as expected in games tho, just not anything opengl.

rocketracer111 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Gotta apologize first, I didn't looked up your cpu.

No apu. Well. That is interesting. :$

If it performs as it should everywhere else besides r15 OpenGL... Did you tested any other opengl application?

ilandz 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

ok i went and tested the 1080 on the blender quick benchmark, I got 10:8:96 as my time. I can't find any results pages for other systems, so i don't know if that is good or bad. also, the results on cinebench vary greatly. One run i got 85, then the next i got 75 then back to 80, then 94 then 78... etc. etc... very confusing honestly

rocketracer111 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

If I had the same cpu, I would let run blender bench myself for some results :S

Cinebench ... Maybe I have saved my results with my 1080. I let you know.

Does your gamelibrary contains Doom 2016? It can be run on either OpenGL or the Vulcan engine. OpenGL put my 980Ti and 1080 a bit down on at least one knee, as far I remember. Vulcan was running in comparison.

Phildilf 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Great build. Very clean!

What are the specs on your tv? This would be a great 4K system.

I wish I could rock an open case like this, but with my dogs, it'd collect way too much crap.

+1!

rocketracer111 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

4k and a 2080ti in some time would be the way to go if you can't life with the 2080 dipping sometimes below 60fps. But! From my own experience with a 1080ti (sorta a 2080 without dlss and ray traycing and 3gb more vram) and 4k....1080ti is enough to keep me entertained and the fps high enough. It dips down a bit on extreme gpu load like heavy splatter in front of my face in Shadow warrior 2, massive amount of plants in FarCry5 or sorta things in Crysis 3. All in all very forgiveable dips imo. = 2080 works fine

Look up how sli or the single rtx may effect your games or your rendering applications and decide of the outcome. :)

Esoteric0781 submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks! Its a constant debate in my head. It’s helpful to hear exactly how they perform.

rocketracer111 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

You're welcome :D Just like in my head. I am gratefull for all the shared thoughts about components too! Since I am using a 8700k@4,7Ghz our rigs are somehow similiar which is why the comparisation is okay here.

The dips of fps below 60 are actually not too much noticible unless you have one eye looking at the fps counter all the time. Id doesn't bother me very much. I mean the card has stunning perfomance nonetheless. And while oced there are some frames more on 4k. For comparisation with other cards youayfind on the webs: I run an evga 1080ti sc2 hybrid Power: 120% Core Clock +50 (~>2000mhz) Mem Clock +500 (~>12000mhz) Noctua fan on it and it only reaches <54°C

Esoteric0781 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Right now i only have a 1080p tv but i did build this with the intention of getting a 4k on cyber Monday. But im not sure if i should get another gtx1080 or cough up the cash for an rtx 2080 once i upgrade to that 4k.

Phildilf 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Are you using it just for TV and streaming? If so, just keep the 1080 and enjoy it for a while. Save your money. If you're gaming, I'd find it hard to justify buying a 2080 if I had a 1080.

rocketracer111 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I used a 1080 and replaced it with a 1080ti because it gave me the ~20-30% more perfmance I was looking for. Used both for 4k gaming. Is 4k gaming justifyable? No xD 4k for work application...I love it 1440p...enough sharpness/perfomance ratio. But there was a really good deal for the 1080ti so I snagged it. So. I have to agree.

Esoteric0781 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Im using it for gaming and also a bit of 3d modeling and rendering.

RoyalSovereign 2 points 5 months ago

That's one badass build.

customgtp 24 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Looks great! +1