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I built this in august of 2018 but why not post it.

CPU- At the time I bought the 7700k when it was the flagship, should last for a few more years before I want an upgrade. I don't like AMD, fight me.

COOLER-The corsair h100i v2 is more than enough to cool my CPU and I'm also a corsair fanboy.

MOBO- This motherboard was top of the line when I got it. I've only bought Asus motherboards so it was a no brainer. (oooh pretty colors!)

RAM- Decent price to performance ram and I got the 3000 MHz kit. I just added and extra 16gb of some gskill ram. The GSKILL ram is 3200mhz so I'm bottlenecking it but I can run some more chrome tabs. ( betrayal to corsair)

STORAGE- Hard drive blah blah I GOT SPACE! ( I did get a good deal on my m.2 drive and the 500 GB 850 evo was giving to me for free.)

GPU- I got the 1060 since I spent all my money on the CPU and this was the time of the "Great GPU Drought." I chose the EVGA one because my cousin told me EVGA was the best, I guess it subliminally entered my mind when purchasing. I'm also going to upgrade it to a 2070 or something (will be EVGA but why did they have to make them so ugly.)

CASE- I know I know I betrayed Corsair. The S340 ( which I think is discontinued now, RIP)which beat my other choice (the Corsair 750D.) The 750D was too big and expensive.

PSU- UHH PSU? CORSAIR

Overall a good build and I won't need to upgrade the CPU for a few years, also I'm going to add some fans with cool flashy lights over black friday (the nice corsair ones.) My mic stand has been janky for 2 years and the mic itself has been dropped, run over by a dirtbike and abused. The PC on the left side is a server PC (ignore it, and the laptop.) Yes I took that photo to flex on my friends, airpods and all. CORSAIR keyboards are the best don't even say anything about them not being the best.

I love my desk.

if there are any grammar errors I'm too lazy to fix them.

(EDIT) I posted a pc box build since I guess people have a fetish for them

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the story behind your fervent loyalty to Corsair? I mean it's a fine brand, hasn't let me down yet . . . but the money goes from me to them & they don't know I exist. Trying different brands is good for competition, it will help keep your favorites on their toes.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually wrote a well-structured response and story but oh well I have 5 minutes.

My first ever gaming keyboard was the k75 lux from corsair and I loved it, until the fateful morning of the chocolate milk. Since the day of death for the k75 I have been using the k95 platinum and the k75 rapid-fire with the speed switches, and ******* I love them. The fluid movement of the speed switches (along with the speed, duh) does not tire my hands when writing or gaming for hours strait. I recently tried a Logitech g pro keyboard but it made my hands hurt and I felt like I had no control over my movement in-game.

I currently use several Logitech mice and the glorious o- is next on my list. I can't stress enough of how good of a headset the Arctis 7 is ( the void is junk.) The Arctis seven has a dial that can adjust in game volume and discord volume according to each other. I find myself using this constantly and now I can't live without it.

After buying, unpacking and using Corsair components I have developed a list of parts that will most likely will always be from Corsair.

The cooler- I chose the h100i v2 over the nzxt dual fan aio because of price and looks, and after installing the nzxt one in a friends pc, I think the quality of the H100i v2 is better. The braided cords and drivers are better, I heard it has better performance (but I think they are the same) and it comes with Corsair fans.

The PSU- I chose Corsair to match my other Corsair parts and I like the look of them. Good PSUs that are mid-high end, and are reliable.

The Fan- Those Corsair 120mm fans are relatively quiet and go fast. Oh, and some have pretty colors and will match my other Corsair parts.

The keyboard- Yeah, I like corsair keyboards over all other ones since they have the best drivers, I love the rapid-fire switches and the look of them. They don't get sticky and grody like Razer keyboards and maintain their good looks for a while. The Logitech driver just ended up not working for a while and it isn't as easy to use as I-CUE. (if there is a way to port the rapid-fire switches into the new gpro x keyboard I might do that, but still corsair switches.)

I could rant on and on about how corsair is the best. it is the brand I chose to be loyal too when younger and I guess it is embedded in my head now.

I'm not narcissistic about Corsair being the best, I'm just always right about Corsair being the best (unless it is the void or their mouses).

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I guess you have enough cause for your preference. I always wonder when people endorse certain companies, what their key experiences were or whether it's just something they always heard. For example, when people say Intel is better for gaming . . . surely the matter is not that simple. Anyway I appreciate the time you took to explain.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I respect the build man

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, it was my first build with mostly non reused parts.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I too bought the 7700k when it was "the gaming cpu", and I bought it in 4/2017; and had my heart broken 4 months later when the 6 core 8700k came out. Intel, why? But yeah it holds up. But 2020, I'm itching for the new 10nm Intel cpu.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Your story is the exact same as mine; however, my good friend thought I was so lucky to get the 7700k. Then a few months later he sends me a picture of the 8700k in an Asus z370 motherboard. I was heartbroken that I could no longer flex with my flagship. I'm going to wait a bit and upgrade in a few years, I bought it to be "future proof" for 2-5 years. I wish I waited a bit longer for the 8770k and a good price on a 1080.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Not liking AMD is why you have a 1060 from last year instead of a 2060. A 2700x is 8 core 16 threads and would've allowed a nice GPU. Good job you supported intel and hurt yourself like fanboys have done for years.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I knew what I said would piss some people off but everyone has their preferences. Yes I know it is cheaper and "it got more cores and threads bro" but I don't **** on people for using AMD CPUs, I just don't prefer them. I bought my 1060 a year before the 2060 came out. Also, my CPU was the intel flagship and I purchased it before the 2700x was released. At the time it outperformed all AMD chips.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh no, shots fired, let's not start a war in this build post haha.

still, AMD has not caught up to intel in optimization and single-core boost clock

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Comparing a $350 i7 to a $200 3600 and it barely being better is the point. Take the ryzen 3600 and put that $150 towards a 5700(xt) GPU and it will destroy a i7 + 1060 for same cost.

This build is much cheaper than yours. I'd love to see your firestrike score compared to it. 1700x + 980ti

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/DqtgXL

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Too lazy to get fire strike scores but I don't care if it outperforms. At the time the 3600 was not released, so how was I supposed to have bought it? I've used AMD cards and they still aren't as powerful as NVIDIA cards, also no shadow play. Intel is used for nonbudget build. Any program written on an intel compiler will have horrible performance on an AMD CPU. This is why intel CPUs perform better on most games and in windows.

intelmonopoly, sucks to be able to not afford Intel CPUs.

(edit, why are AMD fanboys so determined to **** on intel?)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

5700xt performs better like a 2070s but costs same as 2060s. And the score I showed is for a 1700x + 980ti not a 3600.

Plus you are stuck with no upgrade path. I could drop a 3900x in the am4 board the 1700x came with from 2+ yeas ago

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep it polite.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still a little lazy when It comes to cable management but I'll come around to it one day, like posting my setup to pcpartpicker. Currently hoping about the 7700k lasting a few more years since I still am disappointed in myself I didn't wait for the 8700k. I will have to upgrade the GPU soon.

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