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My First PC Build - i5-8600k, GTX 1080, 24 GB RAM 3200

by dc023


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Date Published

Jan. 26, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 12, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.96 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz


Built this for some home recordings and gaming. Aesthetics weren't a priority, mostly budget, performance, and silence.

For my first build, everything went very smooth, got it all put together in less than 4 hours with a little help from youtube.

My next step is to get a separate room for gaming and recording for my build.

Part Reviews


Overclocked very easily and handles everything I could need it for.

CPU Cooler

Amazing air cooler! Keeps my CPU cool and has ample room for LP RAM. Wish it came in a black option.


BIOS is great and easy to use for a first time overclocker, individual fan control is also convenient and the fan profiles work well keeping my PC silent. Runs my RAM at 3200 no problem.


Great RAM at decent price, comparatively, the profile is nice and low.


Very fast, my OS opens up in seconds.

Video Card

Handles anything at 2k, 4k can get some tearing, but hits 60 fps on most titles. The fans keep it cool enough for what I have put it through. Oc'd to 1999 easily and hasn't had any problems so far.


Great cable management, and super quite. Just wish I could use the smaller hard-drive bay rack as a stand alone up top.

Power Supply

Powers my computer, no complaints yet. It comes with black sleeves, which are nice enough.

Operating System

It's windows. Upgraded to the education version.

Case Fan

Silent but pretty short cable. Should have bought 140mm though.


Depends on what you want it for. Not a gaming monitor, but I got it from facebook marketplace for $150, so I can't complain.


Super stoked about this monitor, plays shooters so much smoother than the 4k 60hz monitor I was using.


Great mechanical keyboard.


Decent sound for the price. Wish it had balanced inputs, but I only paid $70 bucks.

Comments Sorted by:

Sharnerean 1 Build 3 points 15 months ago

Well, I will give you +1 just for the odd ram capacity. Lol. Solid build either way.

dc023 submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

lol. I started with 8gb because I planned on upgrading when the prices dropped, but I couldn't run breath of the wild with 8gb as smoothly as I wanted so I got 16 more

frankalank 1 point 15 months ago

++ the ram count is why i clicked.

BEATINGMYSON 1 point 15 months ago

hey how does the ram run does the bios get all weird or is does run super smooth? GREAT BUILD

dc023 submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

ram runs great, switched to xmp at it runs at 3200 without a problem

MedSea 1 point 14 months ago

Hi, How did you fit the ram between the mother board and the noctua fans? Checking the manuals I saw that under the Noctua there is a 32mm space, whereas the height of your Ripjaw ram is 42mm. I'm asking because I am planning to build a similar pc..

dc023 submitter 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

That measurement of 32mm might be from the fins toward the middle. There is a cut out of each side of the radiator that gives more than enough clearance for that ram. There is plenty of space. I didn't have to do any modding. I was able to put in the second two sticks of ram I bought after I had it all built.

dc023 submitter 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

I just took a closer look, there is over an inch of clearance above the ram and the radiator. No worries.

MedSea 1 point 14 months ago

Great, thanks a lot!