Description

This was my first PC Build. I used an I7-8700 locked because it was my first build and I'm not sure if I want to overclock yet. for my motherboard, I used an ASRock Z370 Pro4 ATX. I also used Adata xpg d10 2x8 GB ddr4-2666. for my storage, I used an ADATA xpg 512 GB m.2 SSD. for my graphics card I got a Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8gb. for my case, I bought an NZXT H500i in white. for my power supply, I got an EVGA superNOVA G3 550 W 80+. I bought the BenQ Zowie XL2411p 24" 1920x1080 144hz. for my operating system, I got windows 10 pro 64bit. for my keyboard, I got the HyoerX alloy FPS RGB. I already Owned the Logitech G502 mouse, G640 cloud 9 mousepad, and the HyperX Cloud Alpha Cloud 9 headset.
I made this build to be a fairly powerful gaming build. I use it mostly to play CSGO and Rainbow Six. The NZXT H500i case is amazing, I Highly recommend this case, easy to install, easy to use, great looking, and amazing smart fans. the BenQ monitor is also worth the purchase, it is great looking and I enjoy the 144 Hz. the ADATA XPG 512 GB m.2 is really fast and I don't need more than 512GB right now that is why I didn't go for a Hardrive. the HyperX keyboard looks and feels great too. one problem I had was the in the first 3ish weeks when playing CSGO or R6, my CPU was hitting temperatures of 80-90ºC, but it stabled out after that between 60-70ºC. It is performing great, in csgo I average around 270-300fps and it feels amazing compared to playing before on my MacBook and hitting about 100-150fps.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Do you care to explain why you are using a stock intel cooler? Not the best idea seeing as you are using an i7

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

as this was my first ever build, I didn't realize that it would be a problem but in the first couple of weeks, my pc got to dangerously high temperatures, I looked into getting the NZXT Kraken but the temperatures stabled out and I haven't had a problem with that since then.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Why a Z Chipset if you don't plan on overclocking?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Not just that, he doesn't have an overclockable CPU.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

trust me, you will definitely want to overclock.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

This was my first build, in my next i really do want to overcock but for my first build i didnt really want to risk frying my CPU

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

At 1080p, even at high refresh rates, the GPU is likely to be the bottleneck in this build. For example, I have a GTX 1080 and i5 8600k running at 4.9 GHz. Even if I run the CPU stock I get the same FPS because the GPU is the bottleneck. With the 8700 running at stock speeds you probably won’t see much difference even if you were running a 8700k. At least with that motherboard you have some potential for future upgrades, to a 9700k for example.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If you follow a guide on youtube for the specific mobo and processor you can do it quite easily without harming your computer. you dont have to do anything crazy either. I just OC'd my i7-920, from 2.66 to 3.7ghz. All my games run much more smoothly after the fact. I was so stoked after I did it. I had the same speculation as you with not wanting to fry it, but there are settings that prevent that from happening, I do believe. even my 11 year old motherboard has a little oc protection from what I can recall. Its your call though. the 8700 is an amazing locked chip. Enjoy ripping through those frames!

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

"overcock"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

He CAN'T.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

obviously. overclocking is just so satisfying though. he does have a z370 board for that dank unlocked processor upgrade later down the line, which was what I was referring to

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Why in the world do you have a stock Intel CPU cooler for your i7???

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

He's probably okay, he isn't overclocking and also doesn't really seem to care about temps. His CPU will throttle and downclock before anything bad actually happens...