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Hello this is my First ever Pc build, i started with a Micro ATX build with windows 10 pro, used mostly for gaming and streaming movies and shows. I have the i7 7700k overclocked to a stable 4.7 Ghz on the core clock as well as the corsair RAM clocked to 3000mhz . the i7 under intense load with my NH-D15 noctua goes up only to 80c, this is under benchmark loads while using programs such as XTU, in this same program under max load 2-3h stress test i only reach peak temperatures of 80c with a constant at around 65-75c. while gaming i also see Temps no higher than 75c with a constant temperature at around 55-65c. the Asus Graphics card overclocks very well with a core clock of 1915mhz with an in-game boost to around 2100mhz for me and memory clock of around 8700mhz.The GPU only reaches max temps of 70, never seen anything above that in my 2 months of having this build. That being said, my Pc is stable overall and has what i consider good airflow in the Thermaltake cube case. the cable management could be a little better but i think i did well with what i was given.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Why not a Ryzen 5 or 7 chip? They're much more capable of streaming than a 7700K. An R5 1600 would have allowed you to spend the extra 100 dollars towards a 1080.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

As i stated its my first build and i wanted to try the i7 out, so far i like it and im going to stick with it for a while. but when i go with my next build Im kinda stuck between new ryzen and new intel i9 ,they are both coming out with crazy stuff. ill most likely stick with Intel tho.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

If you delid that 7700k you could see better temps...but stable is stable. And I imagine that small case makes cable management tough, mine is a small case for a full atx Mobo (I think) and I had a hard time with it, I can only imagine how it would be with yours.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

cable management wasnt all too much of a challenge but i had to be creative, and i think when i upgrade my graphics card i will invest in a high quality liquid cooler but that's a little down the road. i don't think a delid is needed in my case since i only push it to 4.7 and while running any operation(games included) i get temps no higher than 75 with a constant stream in the 60s. i think its a pretty solid so i would rather put the money into a whole other computer when i decide to want more processing power. but as i said i will want a new GPU before CPU. i know i want my next build to be a full ATX instead of a micro so i can have more chance at SLI.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

but also , how safe is delid? could i possibly with my next chip just buy one that is pre delided but still "unused"? i dont really want to screw with the chip i have now but ill be more adventurous with my next build

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

i used the rocket 88 kit and it makes it really simple. i was afraid at first but its simple. google some videos of that kit and youll see