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Welcome to my first PC build.

So first of all, let's say my budget was $2000 with everything included.

I'm really proud of myself that I can say that I built my first PC without anyone helping me except the internet. Talking about the build. When I started building the PC everything went pretty smooth and everything was fine. But then when I finished building everything and checked if all the cables were connected to the right things I pressed the power button when the PC didn't turn on. I was mad at that moment I remember, I raged, I was like, I probably screwed up something or I broke a component. Then after like 2 hours after checking the front panel connector I saw that the motherboard 24 pin power cable wasn't fully plugged in so I did that, pushed a little further and my PC turned on. So I was glad. Then when I connected my PC to my beast monitor, my monitor didn't detect the Display Port. So I just plugged the PC into the TV and set up everything I could. I was about to return the monitor to the store because it didn't detect the Display Port but after all of that I saw a click thing on the Display Port Cable so I don't exactly remember what I did but when I tried to plug in the Display Port Cable for the second time it clicked it, I definitely heard a sound. I don't know if all Display Port Cables have that, because this is my first PC and never used a Display Port Cable. But after all of that everything working great. The monitor had some little black light bleeding but I couldn't do much about it and I don't think its that big of a deal. So yeah that was my journey for building my PC for the first time.

Talking about the parts:

Intel Core i5-8600K Good CPU. Still thinking about it to overclock to 5 GHz but still don't know. Someone told me to go with coffee lake since it didn't affect that much of my budget. Didn't go for the i7-8700K because I don't do that much of productivity (almost never). But maybe I should've gotten the i7 because I have the GTX 1080 Ti. I don't know, what do you guys think.

Corsair - H115i This is by far the best choice I ever had. Temps are really good and low. I know that if I'm just browsing on the internet or doing something else other than gaming it's lower than 28 degrees at quiet mode. So I think that's pretty good.

Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING Got it because of the nice RGB, and its good looking of course. Maximus X Hero was too expensive.

G.Skill - Trident Z RGB RAM is RAM, pretty RAM is also pretty :)

Corsair - MP500 120GB I only use it for the OS. And it's pretty fast I've to say. It only gets a little hot though, I don't know if that's normal. Gets up to 75 degrees.

WD Black Series 1TB Really good and fast HDD. People are complaining about the noise but I can't even hear it to be honest with you. Use it for everything but OS.

Asus - Geforce GTX 1080 Ti STRIX This is one of my toughest decisions I ever had. But it's definitely worth the money. Playing all games on 60+ frames on 1440p everything maxed out. And it's not even in the range of 60 frames I play Destiny 2 on about 110 frames with everything maxed out and 1440p.

Corsair - 750D Airflow Edition I don't even know why I got this case, I think just because it was big and looked nice.

EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W I probably regret this one because I should've gotten the Corsair one since I have a Corsair case but it's all fine. It's really quiet. Can barely hear it.

Asus - PG279Q This monitor is dope. 1440p resolution and 144hz. Only downside is that I probably will never get 60hz because I'm used to 144hz now.

P.S. I didn't do stress testing yet. Don't know when but we'll see.

Well guys there you have it hope you guys like the build and feedback would always be appreciated.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build.

Thumbs up.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an awesome looking build.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

your build is very expensive on performance
$3031.66 + $200 and you get this: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/J79tXH

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but I don't need that. First of all, I don't need an i7, I don't do productivity stuff, why 32gb of ram?? 16gb is more than enough, 32gb of ram is a waste you use those 2 extra sticks just for the aesthetics. I don't need 250gb of m2 ssd since I ONLY install the OS on there. Video card: meh. I wanted a full tower case. Also I don't want a 24 inch monitor, I think it's too small for me. So why not just not waste $200 for nothing that I need.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, how are you liking the 1080Ti Strix? Thought about putting a shroud over the PSU so that the EVGA brand doesn't bug you because of the Corsair case? You could probably screw one in.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah maybe should've bought a Corsair PSU, but i've never heard of those PSU shrouds. But I'll look them up later on. Also the 1080 Ti a pretty good graphics card. On most games I play, I don't need to worry to get over 144 fps but there are some games like GTA 5 in my case which is about a 90-100 fps when everything is maxed out and I mean literally everything. I'm not that used to 90 fps since I've a 144hz monitor but it is alright. I think as long as you are used to 60 fps (which I'm not) you should do alright.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you ever experience any CPU Bottlenecking?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5-8600K wont bottleneck the 1080 Ti.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

OH LOL I forgot to add the m2 ssd. But yes I have it. I have the Corsair MP500 :) And you can see the m2 on my picture don't know which one.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait, what is lit up? lol

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I see lol