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A Good Serving of Coffee Lake

by Pazyon



Date Published

Nov. 27, 2017

Date Built

Nov. 26, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.657 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz


This is my first pc build and it was alot of fun. I enjoyed building it. PCPartPicker and all the builds/reviews made the research alot easier and I am very thankful for all the help from this site. The cpu idles at 30 which i felt was high but it is has not showed any signs of being a problem. I wanted to really get into pc gaming by getting a personal rig because I wanted to play games such as battlefield, overwatch, and PUBG. The computer I was previously using which was a HP TouchSmart 320 that I used for League of Legends was not going to cut it. It was a gift from a friend since she got a new laptop. I ended up just snatching the 2TB hard drive from it. I got a 1080p monitor just to start since I plan on upgrading to 1440p and would this 1080p monitor to my little sister. I know the F gaming mobo lacks a USB 3.1 gen port for the front I/O. my case only has one USB 3.0 port I have my 2 front fans as intake and my aio fans for exhaust. This may not be the best set up but I do plan on improving the cooling (any input on this area would be greatly appreciated). I wanted the AIO in the front for intake and move the LED fans up top for exhaust but I could not get the aio to sit up front without having clearance issues unless there was a configuration that I did not think of.The cable management was not the best but I tried to clean it up as much as possible while still being able to differentiate all the cables. And for other temps and clock speeds I did not really pay attention to them (oops my bad). And I apologize for the terrible quality photos. As for sounds the system is pretty quiet. I have all my fans hooked up to the cpu so if the cpu temps go up then I will know from the fans spinning faster. I played overwatch and league of legends on it all at ultra preset settings and have not heard anything. I can even hear the water from the cooler is that is the sound of water from it. It sounded like a drip but nothing was leaking so I did not panic. I am very pleased with the build but any comments/criticism would be helpful and appreciated.

Future Upgrades -NZXT/DeepCool/Corsair 240mm AIO Liquid Cooler -1440p Monitor -1TB SSD -Corsair White RGB 16GB RAM -1 Exterior Fan for Exhaust -Maybe New Case/Mobo with more USB 3.0 Support??? (Way into the future) Everything went pretty well and did not find anything to be dissatisfied with besides the aio config but this whole pc is definitely an upgrade from my past comps/laptops.

Part Reviews


Well worth the wait and for me it idles at 30C but I do not see it as much of a problem.

CPU Cooler

Great AIO, i havent heard the fans spin clearly and have managed to even hear the liquid from the radiotor since the fans have been so quiet. Great radiator and with the fans its a full 2 inches so consider that when thinking about clearance. This was a problem for me though on the visual end. I ordered this from newegg and had it delivered. When it came in there was a dent in the box and a dent in the radiator. It has not posed as an issue during installation or while in use but a minor con.


If you do not mind the lack of a USB 3.1 gen front io port connector or the wifi thingy then this is a good alternative. The E Gaming went on sale for cheaper than this which was unfortunate since I bought this 2 days before the E gaming went on sale but I have no complaints.


Bought it from a friend. It does its job and did not have any issues with it.

Video Card

Chewed up overwatch and league of legends. Can't wait to get PUBG and see how this card performs!!!!


Pros -Cheap -Comes with 2 fans -Easy to build in Cons - Very Minor/Picky Issues -Clearance issue with cooler master 240mm aio in the front and Storage Cage -Cable clearance with the back panel makes the replacement of the back panel a squeeze.


Just for my OS and it gets the job done.

Comments Sorted by:

EuphoricPenguin 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Dope PC man. Love the internals. Good job. +1

Pazyon submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Thank you!!!!!!!

Jbj5000 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Idling at 30 is perfectly normal. You are at no risk as long as it stays under 80 at full load.

Pazyon submitter 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

O I see. Thanks!!! I saw oters idling below that so it threw me off.

Otterman366 12 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I thought you should know that the strix f board does have a usb 3.0 header right below the bottom middle standoff and one just to the right of the rog logo on the chipset heat sink.

Pazyon submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

O yeah what i meant was the 3.1 gen2 connector. I will edit that right away. Thank you!!!!

Kenny477 1 point 14 months ago

It says your gpu memory clock is 10.01 Ghz, other than that great job! +1

Pazyon submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Hmmm Idk why it says that but i kind of fixed it ahah. Thanks!!!!

Renegade5G 1 point 14 months ago

Had to turn my monitor orientation to see what was going on here. Still, nice parts list!

Pazyon submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Yeah I wish my photos came out better. Idk what happen. The photos were taken with an LG V20. The camera used to work great and had no problems but as time passed the camera got worse which I have no idea how that could happen. I haven't even had the phone for a year. Thanks though!!!!!!

Drewbles85 1 point 14 months ago

Your radiator placement is fine. Placing it in the front would blow hot air onto the graphics card which is more sensitive to an increase in temperature than your cpu is, so your temps will probably be better with your current configuration. Nice build.

Pazyon submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

O i see. Cuz I wanted to do a push/pull config like the Arctic 240mm liquid cooler. Would that improve temperatures or would that prove to be similar in result with what you stated?

Drewbles85 1 point 14 months ago

Push pull would dissipate the heat from the radiator slightly better but you would still be intaking warm air into the case. It should be fine either way if the case has good airflow but you might notice a few degrees difference between a top vs front mounted radiator.

Pazyon submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Ahhh ok ok. Thanks!!! I am thinking about picking up a 3 pack of fans to replace the front intakes and an exhaust fan.

tjhirsch 1 point 9 months ago

brah you don't need all that power for that monitor

Pazyon submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I bought it as a filler for the time being. If I have enough money left over after paying for my schooling, I do plan on buying a 144Hz.