EDIT: I finally finished OC'ing (for now), I've managed to get the CPU running stable at 5.1GHz with 1.36V. I have a hunch there's a sloppy mess of TIM on my chip, since I'm idling at almost 40*C on water, I'm interested to see what temps will drop to after I delid and reinstall. For now, I'm happy that off the shelf I've been able to exceed the 5.0Ghz mark, I still have headroom to play with Voltage and see how far I can push this 8086K. Thanks!
This is an update to my original build in the Fractal Design Mini C TG, found here --> https://pcpartpicker.com/b/rxRJ7P
I still have a few more wires to connect like the usb 2.0 cable, its connector is in the most inconvenient spot on the Z370I but I'll find a way to tuck it away. The last few images are of my "old" build from this weekend just before I swapped my 7700K and Z270G for my new combo. I went with mITX instead of mATX since I'm planning on getting the Dan Cases C4-SFX when it hopefully releases later this year, I hope.... More pics and details to follow, thanks!
Great CPU, but runs hot so I plan on delidding it soon to lower temps and see just how far this can be OC'ed
Great AIO, dropped temps on my delidded 7700K in my previous build by about 5*C, I'm interested to see how it handles the 8086K and what it can do. The pump is louder than I thought it would be, but it's bearable.
Small, compact, and feature packed. Can't really ask for anything more from an mITX board, though I wish I was able to make use of my 4 memory dimms instead of just 2 but that's a minor trade off downsizing motherboards.
This RAM is fantastic, solid performance and the white RGB color scheme will definitely brighten up any build
Been using this SSD since it released, bought my second one a year later. Speeds are still super fast, all around great drives
Absurdly fast boot times, I love it
Quiet drive with plenty of storage, easy installation too.
Fantastic case with great features. The TG side panel is clean with the black trim on the glass border. While the footprint of the case isn't the smallest, it's an all around excellent choice for an mATX build for both air and water cooling support.
Quality psu, fan almost always sits idle so it hardly ever makes noise, great eco feature