Have never posted a build as this was my first (long awaited) gaming PC build. I completed this rig last October (just before Coffee Lake dropped much to my horror) but have never had the chance to take some photos and post before, so please don't point out that it's outdated because that's just mean!
Moved into a new house around Christmas and commenced building my home office, and this is pretty much the finished article for now (hence the post). I'm certainly now a 'PC Master Race' supporter, but I do enjoy playing console still, so I thought it best to include pretty much everything in the setup as a whole as opposed to just the PC itself.
Will do a quick breakdown of the setup:
Littlefinger (a namesake of the best GoT character):
- Case: NZXT S340 Elite
- MOBO: Asus Z270 Maximus IX Code
- CPU: i7-7700K 4.2GHz Kaby Lake
- GPU: Asus 1080Ti Strix OC Edition (thought this might be overkill at the time but it was completely worth, I recommend for anyone considering to save up like I did and fork out for this)
- RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB (32GB)
- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro M.2 SSD (512GB) (similar to the 1080Ti, I thought this was overkill but was amazed once I tried it. I've literally never had to wait for boot, software loading or file transfers, the M.2 is crazy fast) + Seagate 3TB SATA
I've played around with removing all the RGB totally (as I'm not a huge fan of having a light show going on right next to me 24/7) but I've found that using CAM to connect all my RGB with built-in temperature sensors so that the rig's colour changes based on my GPU/CPU temperatures is a practical use of the lights and one that I can bear to live with.
I'm currently contemplating a case change and have been looking at the new NZXT H500i with it's built-in lighting and fan controllers etc but am still open to ideas if anyone has any suggestions?
Littlefinger is hooked up to my Dell 34" Ultrawide which isn't really an amazing monitor for gaming but I got it for around half retail price so I couldn't pass on it. Standard 60Hz refresh and a respectable 5ms response time do the job and I actually really like this monitor, can't see myself getting rid of it for a while!
Another thing to mention with my desk setup is my chair. It doesn't sound very important I know, but for someone that suffers from back pain caused by years of sports injuries, the Secretlab Omega has been the most impactful addition to my setup from a personal standpoint. They are pretty expensive (around £300) but feel absolutely solid and are well worth the expense if you spend a lot of time at your desk working/gaming.
For casual gaming and media consumption (Netflix etc) I bought a 49" LG Super UHD TV which I have really been amazed by. Only paid around £400 in an Amazon sale and it really competes with TV's over double the price. HDR on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro work great and streaming in 4K is perfect. Mainly use the consoles for exclusives like God of War and Shadow of the Colossus etc.
Anyway thanks for having a look, the office took a lot of work and saving up to put together the way I wanted, I'm pretty happy with the result!