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This is my first build that is geared towards 1440p. I thought about getting a 1080 Ti, but the 1080's are still extremely powerful cards and the Ti's are crazy expensive. Also only 16GB of RAM because all I use it for is gaming, no productivity, so there's that lol. I have been playing at 1080p for about 5 years now and I got tired of seeing all of these awesome screenshots of 1440p in games. I also got extremely salty about the Kaby Lake platform, so I sold that ENTIRE build and parted up this one. Like thousands of others, I am waiting extremely impatiently for my 8700k to ship. I plan on setting the lights up in all white. I also ordered the Rockit88 Delid/Relid kit and will be doing that before my CPU even goes in.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you find that 8700k???

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I had originally ordered it from Newegg on 10/5 at about 9AM. I actually just broke down and ordered one off of eBay from a skimmer. Paid a kidney for it, but I don't care.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Darn. I was kinda hoping you had found it on some indie site that had them in stock

  • 21 months ago
  • -1 points

Amazon

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like that ASrock taichi Mobo? I was looking at the same one or the asus z370E Mobo. I'm really leaning towards the taichi

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome looking build! I built my friends computer in that same case, only thing I disliked was the hard drives not having vibration damping.

Also, I'm planning on getting that motherboard soon when I rebuild my computer, do you know if there is an option to turn off the LEDs on the motherboard? My current ASRock Z97 board lets me do that, but I'm unsure if this one will, which might be a deal breaker for me as I like the ability to turn off the LEDs. (165hz... wow, I bet you can't look at 60fps without dying inside a little lol)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

When you manage to finally build it, you gotta record your temps w/ your OC. I have the same case, and I am hesitant with buying the same rad simply because of the case's front panel.

  • 21 months ago
  • 4 points

I de-lidded my 8700k and replaced the TIM (Or lack thereof) with Cool Labs Liquid Ultra. Then I am using Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut on the heatsink. After getting everything setup/installed, my 8700k with all 6 cores pegged at 4.7 on stock voltage did not breach 55C in a maximum stress Linpack. 55C!!!!! I am happier than a pig in ****.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! Run the CPU under load for about an hour and hit me up with the temps!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I have yet to see the temperature go above 57C with anything that I have thrown at it

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like that NZXT case? does it feel cheap or cut any corners? looking to upgrade from my meshify c as i don't have have enough room for AOI cooler

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I used to think that Fractal had the best quality cases. I was blown away by the S340 Elite.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Would love to see some more pics with the system turned on.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Pics are up!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build! I have the same motherboard, your cable management is really nice, especially with how the fan headers are placed. Where did you find that m.2 cover by the way?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I just now saw this. Thank you, I really took my time on it. Also, NZXT makes it pretty easy to hide cables lol. If you haven't found it already, it is made by EKWB. It is $15 plus international shipping rates. They also have a black one.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I just set the XMP profile and never had any issues with it.

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