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by Gutta



Date Published

Jan. 21, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 12, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.78 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

59.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C


Hello and good day to all.

After years, yes years, of browsing enviously through other people builds on PCPartPicker I have finally completed my own! This build took me approximately 5 Months to complete as the shipping of some of the parts to my country (Zambia) was a bit of a hassle. Around December the 11th I finally received everything and started my build.

The Overall Build Process took me about 3 hours. This might seem like a long time but this is my first build and I was terrified I would mess something up and have to send a part back to the US and go through a crazy RMA process. There were guides I watched on YouTube by BitWit and GamersNexus which really helped. For any first time builders out there I would highly recommend their YouTube channels, not only for build help but also for trends and information about parts, both old and new.

Part Reviews


An absolute beast of a CPU. Able to multitask effortlessly and its performance in Cinebench and Blender is mind boggling. (My previous CPU was an Athlon 64 X2) Installed the CPU cooler the wrong way so it was grinding into my RAM, had to remove and redo.


Gigabyte GA-AB350M Great little motherboard that performs advertised. Was a complete ******* to my RAM though.

Video Card

My old PC had a GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 integrated. Which in its day was the been knees, nowadays not so much. There was a lot of hair pulling, rage, and computer related violence but with the 1070ti everything is buttery smooth regardless of whether I was working or gaming. Just got Wolfenstein The New Colossus the other day and Mon Dieu!! Mein Leiben!!


Phanteks Enthoo Evolve TG (Black) Absolutely gorgeous little case. Built with precision. The Aluminium is to die for even though it attracts fingerprints like nothing else.

Power Supply

Thermaltake SMART 700W 80+ I should have gone modular. Believe me I know. Cable management was a chore. I almost cried at one point. The back of the case would not close at all it took me 3 days to finally figure out a way to route the cable so it could close. If I hadn't bought a cable extension Kit I would have lost my mind. Really people, go modular.

Case Fan

DeepCool RF 120 Cool fans that light up the build. Only issue is that I cant get them to work with Gigabyte RGB Fusion.


Monitor Goes with the 1070Ti like Pineapples and Pizza. Buttery Smooth frame-rates, no tearing T all. AND its 1440p which makes everything just seem clearer and colors have more oomph. Keep in mind My old Monitor had a 720p resolution so this is like a blind man seeing for the first time, not really, but you get the point.


Coresair K70 LUX RGB Love this thing to bits. Don't know How I survived without it before. Lights up with amazing color combos and the mechanical switches feel great. On-board volume and media control as well as a USB passthrough. Take my money!! Take it all!!


Razer DeathAdder Chroma Simple mouse. But performs admirably. perfectly weighted in my opinion. I was going to go for the Glaive or the M65 but they were too fanciful for my tastes. Plus...cough...cough...this was on sale.


Kingston Hyper X Cloud Alpha Great sound comes from these with amazing base. When its kicking, guaranteed its kicking, and regardless of any which way, its going down.

Comments Sorted by:

djlagann 2 points 15 months ago

For how much did you get the 1070ti.

Gutta submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

I bought it on Amazon when they where having their black Friday sale,so I managed to snag it at $470 bucks.

Lonerdo 3 points 15 months ago

Whew, nice

u_meron 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

very nice build!

Ripperino_In_Pepperoni 2 points 15 months ago

What dl you think of the 23.8" version of this monitor compared to a 27"?

Gutta submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

It's ok. I was going to get the 27" but Best buy ran out of stock. In a couple of months I'll get another 24" for some ultra widescreen. But you'll have to calibrate the colours out of box they look washed out.

ch1cken_dude 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Geez it looks nice man! Wanted to aks you what that black thing near the xbox controller is? And why did you buy two mousepads instead of buying one extended version of the steelseries pad for the same price of the corsair mm300?

Gutta submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I really like the look of the mm300 and it was on sale so I just went ahead and got it. And the black thing is for my mic. It's a 48v phantom power supply since I use a condensor mic.

ch1cken_dude 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Well i like the look too! I started thinking about buying a custom made but for the qualtiy is not the price worth: so i will probably make like you

Gutta submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks for that. When you build yourself you save money and get amazing performance for your price.

alphakingdan 1 point 14 months ago

What mic are you using?

Gutta submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

It's a Newer NW-700. It comes in a great bundle on Amazon with stand, mic, pop filter, 48v phantom power supply and cable for like 50 bucks. The mic isn't top of the range but it is good. In a couple of months I'll upgrade it to a MXL 770.

KnightLawlit 1 point 14 months ago

Does the stock cooler for your CPU keep it cool enough during intense gaming/work load?

Gutta submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Perfectly Cool. Never go above 64 degrees Celsius, which isnt the lowest but under 100% load for a around 6 hours its ok.

rudedog04 1 point 13 months ago

Did you ever get those Deepcool fans to work with RGB Fusion? Wanting to run a Gigabyte Z370 build with LED fans and saw these being much cheaper and more reliable than the Riing fans in regards to its fan controller.

osmomysl 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I did. They work well with RGB Fusion.

Gutta submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I did get them to work with fusion but it was a hassle. A couple of BIOS updates and I managed.

Aamer 1 point 11 months ago

but can it run roblox??

Gutta submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Only Minecraft.

Ryzin 1 point 2 months ago

I can only get it to play snake at medium/low settings

cjose1130 1 point 9 months ago

Can a gtx 1070ti run that monitor at 1440p 144hz comfortably for AAA games and such? How long will it last you guys think?

Gutta submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Easy to get 1080 level performance with a little overclocking. But even stock it runs AAA titles easily at 144Hz. I would recommend it if you can get it at less than $480, anything near to $500 and you are better off getting a 1080.