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This is my first pc build. I got the pc as a christmas present in 2013 but have modified a few components and will continue to change the components. i use the pc primarly for gaming and browsing the web.

In 2015 i upgraded to a GTX 960 4gb but found that it wasnt powerful enough for some of the games i like to play so i upgraded to a GTX 1080 Founders Edition in 2016. At the end of this year (2017) around christmas time i am planning to upgrade my motherboard, CPU, Ram and cpu cooler. Im thinking of getting a i7 8700k, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Motherboard, G. Skillz Trident Z RGB 3444mhz ram and Corsair H115i . If anyone reads this if you disagree with my upgrade plan and think i should get a different cpu or motherboard could you please tell me in the comment section thanks. I'm not to sure on what case to buy as ill need a new one because by the end of 2018 i will of hopefully also got a custom water cooling loop. Are custom watercooling loops worth the money compared to aio coolers? Any help would be appreciated on help with what parts i should buy or change. Thanks

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

have you ever heard of canned air and cable management could help your system look a lot better.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

i have tried to use canned air before but at somepoint near christmas i will be getting a new motherboard and cpu and ram so i will take care of the dust then. And is there any cable management products you would reccomend. Thanks

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I noticed your psu is fully modular, have you thought of getting custom cables from cablemod or another cable company? Search for cablemod configurator :) might help if you're going for looks:)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks i had a look and i will upgrade my psu cables around christmas time as its when im going to upgrade my motherboard, cpu, ram and possibly new case. I will probably get the Nylon Green cables. Thanks anyway :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome, I would be considering a Custom Loop or a loop kit for the future if you're going for looks, the following would suffice for just the CPU: [REMOVED] it's almost double the price of the normal Corsair H115i, as Chicken_Dude has said already you won't get a whole lot of difference in temps, it may fit your style more but that might make it an investment thing. If you consider upgrading in the future you would probably need more pipe and a GPU block, so all in all probably triple the price of the Corsair H115i, it's inevitably up to you, again if you're going for looks, a custom loop would be best, otherwise, stick to the H115i.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

OK thanks for that. Ill probaby get an aio this christmas time because as you said its probably not worth a custom loop unless money isnt an option because the temps are almost the same. Also is the h100i v2 better than the h115i. because most people ive talked to say i should get a hooi V2. Thanks anyway and i will take your thpughts on board when i choose to upgrade.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Please please get sleeved cables it would help it so much more!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I will soon as I just got a new air cup cooler so I'll order some tomorrow .

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that McAfee, gross!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

what?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to buy as cooler a Corsair H115i stay on that: the much much higher price for a custom water loop is not worth if you already use an aio-cooler. The temperature differences between air and aio are not that high: a change is still worth because the price differences are low. But paying over 200-250$ for a custom loop for few degrees less is not intelligent: even if it looks badass. This money would be used more intelligent for a better case with extra nice RGB-fans.

I hope i could help you

P.S.: Isn't it weird gaming with the keyboard on your joysticks?Or do you only play "driving-games"?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Its because i mainly play flight simulation games and its a pain moving the yoke if im not using it. Yes i know it ruins the look of the setup but its really annoying to take it off consdtantly