Description

After having my old machine for a while I decided I wanted more power than my computer at the time could bring me. So I ended up selling it and working towards this PC. I use it for mostly gaming, sometimes schoolwork.. It has been working great for the past few weeks and I hope it will last, partly from the fact that the 1070 Founder's edition run really hot about 80C (180*F) under load everything else should run fine for a couple years. Aside from that this computer is everything I hoped for

Part Reviews

CPU

I love this processor it is good. Even though it might not be the most powerful it is still does it's job. The processor is sturdy enough to play any game you give it. And will leave you with a satisfied smile. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a low/med end processor

CPU Cooler

This is a cool cooler B). It keeps my processor at around 60C (140*F) under full load. It was extremely easy to install and was easy to manage through the CAM© app. The lights are amazing. They offer tons of presets for lighting, like strobing and spectrum wave. With lighting areas everywhere. The only problem is that I haven't found out how to turn off the light after shut down, which annoys me. I would recommend this to anyone..

Motherboard

For the price that the board was offered at it was a no brainer for me. This is a great motherboard. It supports 8th gen Intel processors. And it also has Nividia© SLI which I am considering in the future. The temperature sensors are really handy and useful as well as the m. 2 slots. The lighting is ok. Including tons of different lighting modes which add that little bit more personality into the build

Memory

Good ram. The brushed aluminum finish gave the ram a quality feeling. These were a little bit on the pricier side for me but. Actually thought it was well worth it after a while. The lighting is one of the main selling point and I must say.. They did it well. It is great lighting. And with compatibility with aura sync it looks nice with my mobo. Would recommend.

Storage

Decidedly I wanted a faster boot time and originally settled on SSD but after finding out about tlc and those other types of SSDs I ditched the idea of using them all together. Then from the heavens came m. 2, yeah sure they we're pricier but actually was well worth every penny. Yeah 500m/s on an ssd is ok? But 3000m/s on an m. 2? Woah.. I love this thing and would recommend to anyone who wants to boot faster

Storage

Nothing much. Just your good old fashioned hard drive. It's nice to have an extra terabyte of storage to work with. That's it.. I would recommend to anyone who wants to install more than the os

Video Card

After wanting a 1070 for along time I finals scraped up enough cash to buy one but incase youve been living under a rock for the past year or so. GPU prices are high right now. But then I found this at best buy. 400 bucks for this would be a steal. So I got it and it's great. The only problem is kinda only a problem in the summer. This thing is hot it is about 83C(180F) under load. So if you want a heater. I would recommend this hands down..

Case

Great case. Lots of expansion space and lots of cable management routes it was best choice .And the tempered glass made it worth more to me.. I would recommend to anyone who doesn't want to keep their parts in a cardboard box.

Power Supply

I love this power supply. It is really good. The fully modular power supply makes it so much less crumpled and cramped in your PC letting you plug what you need. It also will do as a great companion for SLI I hope...would recommend to anyone with an outlet... And money

Wireless Network Adapter

I wanted to be able to have better performance out of my card. So I ditched the green guys and went for a high band card. I am not regretting my decision it can top out at around 500 m/s with is great. Would recommend

Case Fan

Cooling wise. It does it's job and does it well. Lighting wise, it knocks it out of the park. I would recommend

Custom

Lights.. Yay! Firmware is annoying though.

Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 4 points

If you don't have fans in the front of the case, I'd recommend adding some to help with GPU airflow.

On RAM heatsinks, they don't really do anything since RAM doesn't get exactly hot.

And you didn't have to go for a 850w PSU :), you can SLI any pascal card + CPU on 750w and be good.

Although I wouldn't recommend SLI, it doesn't scale properly so you're better off selling the 1070 and picking up a better card

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I would say its too late to switch my PSU right now. Down the road I might actually sell my 1070.. :)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Well each year the cards get more power efficient so xd

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

I'll never forgive you if you dont upgrade that CPU down the road

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

exactly

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on upgrading to a i5-8600k or an i7 not sure though...

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

i7-8700k will probably gurantee you a good CPU for the next 5-7 years so that's my personal recommendation. Runs hotter than an i5-8600k tho so I would ALSO recommend an AIO or something to that effect

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know.. I will probably get an aio for it since an air cooler can only do so much.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh yeah I remember what I wanted to ask you now... How did you sell your old PC? Did you sell the whole build or for parts? And where did you sell it?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I sold the entire pc to a guy on craigslist..

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh cool... I was wondering cuz when I buy a new PC I want to sell my current one. Thanks for the tip.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The pc that you built?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

oh nvm i thought you sold this computer

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I did sell my old computer to build this one. I don't plan on selling this anytime soon though.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Very neat build

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

<3

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build... You should definitely get fans in the front and upgrade that CPU

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I already have a couple fans up front, but I do plan on swapping that i3 for an i5-8600k in the very near future

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

It weird because the CPU temp while idle is quite high with that cooler.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know, I am still investigating the problem. Hopefully I'll find the problem.