Description

First solo computer build. This build is an upgrade from an old Dell XPS 8700 with an i7 4790.

I'm a content creator who spends the majority of my time in the Adobe Suite, with an emphasis on video editing, motion graphics, and photography. This PC absolutely rips, but I can't really push it to 5ghz without immediately crashing on login.

I'm sitting at a comfortable 4.9Ghz with temps in the high 70s to low 80s Celsius under extreme load with prime95. I'm comfortable with that as I'm rarely abusing the system like that. Under current workflows I'm hitting mid 60s to low 70s.

Eventually want to upgrade to RGB fans, and possibly delid. But if I'm already having stability issues at at anything beyond 4.9ghz, it's not a huge priority for me.

average of 180fps on Assasins Creed Origins on ultra settings, and of course anything I do productivity wise is a breeze except in extreme scenarios.

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy **** those photos are looking crisp! +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for “crisp”

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

PCMR! This is amazing! +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, top notch! I just can not understand why you do not have the GPU in the top Pcie 3.0 x16 slot. I know the GPU in the 8x slot will performance with no issues, but it seems strange to me.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, because I had no clue. I might try switching it now. Thanks for he protip!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! What camera did you use for the pictures? They are absolutely sweet!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

All photos are off a Lumix LX100 with an off camera flash. The main hero shot is a long exposure that I light painted with the flash.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Does anyone know if it's possible to disable the motherboard's Q-Code (two digit error code) after successful boot? The manual shows a BIOS option for "Post Code Only" (as opposed to showing temperature after boot), but it's unclear whether it goes away once you're into Windows. The constant red LEDs would bother me.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

you could add a little [color of your choice] resin plate on top to reduce brightness and fit within the color scheme