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Coffee Lake build - Silent but deadly.

by hanz917

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27 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 29, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

5.1 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.025 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.124 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

This is my new gaming rig for next few years (sorry for the ugly power cables to gpu..i´m currently waiting for the Cablemod). Previous computer was powered by i5 6600K (i lost silicon lottery..4,3Ghz was maximum with decent voltage), basic Z170 mobo etc. and wasn´t able to match my 1080Ti in 2560x1440 resolution so i decided to build a pc which will handle at least next 2 generations of high end GPUs.

In the beggining i wanted to make a Ryzen build but their gaming performance is worse than latest Intel architecture so i waited for in that time rumored Coffee Lake and it was worth it.

Storage, graphics card, psu and fans are from previous build.

In the future i want to do custom water cooling loop (probably with GTX 2080Ti or how will be big Volta GPU called) and make smoked tempered glass side panel like Paul´s Hardwares Arctic Panther.

Part Reviews

CPU

I´m able to run core at 5,1 Ghz, cache at 4,9 Ghz with 1,36V (delidded) so i´m really happy with this piece of sillicon and it´s total gaming monster.

CPU Cooler

Great cooling performance but the pump is rattling a little bit even in idle at lowest rpm. Edit.: Even second one is rattling and humming really loud (it´s clearly noticable through sounddampened sidepanel of R5) so i don´t reccomend this AIO.

Thermal Compound

Best thermal compound. :) Temps are 5°C lower than with classic thermal compound (arcitc MX4).

Motherboard

Great aestethics, good overclocking features etc. but it´s pricier than rivals from other vendors. I had to return first piece because of really noisy coil whine from VRM, but second piece is without problems.

Memory

One of the best memory kits for modern Intel platform.

Video Card

Total beast. Great aestethics, massive and silent cooling system. Only cons is 3x8pin.

Case Fan

Their airflow is good but they´re vibrating little bit in lower rpms.

Comments Sorted by:

Boith 3 Builds 6 points 13 months ago

I bet it's deadly with a 51ghz cpu. Good build btw.

ssjg5rlly 1 point 13 months ago

i bet it's extremely bottlenecked too.,

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 4 points 13 months ago

sorry for the ugly power cables to gpu..i´m currently waiting for the Cablemod

Absolutely inexcusable! I will never forgive you! You know what, fine. Because I like you, hand over the graphics card and I'll call it even.

Yahtadi 1 point 13 months ago

Yea.. Tag me again when he chang to Cablemod already

hanz917 submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Guys where do you see 51Ghz? :DD

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Yahtadi 1 point 13 months ago

It says 5.1. Why do people keep saying 51Ghz?! I curious as well

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Chewy9141 1 point 13 months ago

How is the Max X Hero, I am looking for a quality well made motherboard?

hanz917 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

You can´t make mistake with this mobo but pay attention for VRM coil whine which was in my first piece really loud.

Techmaster123Xd 1 point 13 months ago

Great pc build

Mrchoclo90 8 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

WoW, very good PC, the 8700k is an incredible processor for the domestic range and the MSI Lightning is a great GPU (I would have liked some detail in yellow as the previous Lightning) and other low price is not it?

Anyway, congratulations for your PC is an incredible =D

hanz917 submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Thank you man! I actually liked yellow color scheme on the Lightning series more than this black/silver but it´s still one of the best models of GTX 1080Ti.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

jesus! 6 cores with hyperthreading at 5.1?

hanz917 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Yep. It´s reaaly fast. But thats stable frequency for daily use ..limit of my silicon is even further (around 5,4-5,5Ghz) but thats a work for undercooled water. :D

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

You can't even touch me tho, i got my pentium g3258 at 4.4ghz stable!!!!!!!!! That's extreme sh** bro

CSGOmustang 1 point 13 months ago

So custom water cooling gets you considerably better temps than AIO? I’m looking to overclock my 8700k as high as possible while stable. I am debating between custom soft tube water cooling for cpu and gpu but some say it’s the same as AIO.!8 just don’t know. Awesome build!!!! I love it. Looking to build something very similar. Pre ordered my 8700k. Just need to order other parts. You know anything about memory? Is a lower speed ram with low latency better than a higher speed ram with higher latency. So confused. The higher the speed, the higher the latency. Thanks.

Tizi 1 point 13 months ago

51 ghz oki

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

holy shet

Triniking 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Great build.

But I honestly ended up here because under the page for the i7-8700k completed builds it says you got it to 51GHz. gg

kingawsume 1 point 13 months ago

How's the airflow in that Blackout? Is the front panel mesh or something?

hanz917 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

No, it has full front panel and vents on the side.

KoeppColto024470 1 point 9 months ago

Question since you have a AURA SYNC board why not get a graphics card that's compatible with AURA SYNC. Also why a 5400 rpm drive, why get a 250 and a 1TB ssd

hanz917 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

GPU is from previous build which was completly MSI, i like MSI Lightning range and also i don´t care about AURA. 5400rpm 2,5 HDD is there because is more silent than 3,5 7200 HDDs and is fast enough as music and photo storage. To those SSDs..why not? Is something wrong with that??

Darzz 1 point 5 months ago

I like the looks and building structure of it, but not too much of the case fans. Personslly, I would've gone for a Corsair H100i for a hundred dollars. Those case fans seemed to be really loved, but why not go for a Corsair?

hanz917 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Because i like the build quality and performance of Noctua fans.

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hanz917 submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Where do you see 51Ghz? :D

droem 1 point 5 months ago

I think me means 5.10

crimsondragon 1 point 13 months ago

Yeah mine says that too... BTW nice build!

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