Description

an update from my previous build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/m94CmG

Not too much of a change since my last upgrade, at the release of the Divison. The changes this time around were I went from SLI 780s to a single Gigabyte 1070 G1 Gaming and I switched out one of my old 1080p 144hz 24" monitors for a 1440p 144hz 27" monitor, and baby this thing looks like a dream. The nice part about this is that my case temps and loudness of my rig overall have dropped significantly. Also it gave me a good excuse to add some LEDs and redo my cable management. I am supremely happy with how this build turned out. Another addition I forgot to mention earlier was the switch from air cooling on my CPU to the Corsair H100i v2, which is been super cool! The PC runs much quieter and sustains much lower temps. I did a modest overclock to 3.8 Ghz @ 1.1V for day to day usage, and runs completely stable, the 5820k is known for having a lot of headroom when it comes to OCing after all!

Main uses: Gaming / Streaming

Problems: I can't get over how much I love it

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

needs more LEDs

  • 43 months ago
  • 5 points

I definitelty noticed a drastic increase in performance after installing them

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard they make the CPU faster coz it can see better

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Why are all the aftermarket 1070s about the same price as the founders edition?

They should be about $380 dollars dangit!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah for some reason PCPartPicker doesn't have aftermarket GPUs available to select. I did spend around $430, I paid 400$ base, then got overnight shipping and had to pay some tax on it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy hell, that physics score!! Digging the build! I ordered the same monitor a couple days ago and it should be here tomorrow!! How you liking it?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor is great, I wasn't sold on g-sync fully when I had ordered it. But after using it for a while you can definitely notice it. It makes feel much smoother when playing at a lower frame rate. The colors are pretty good for a TN panel, and I haven't had any issues with light bleed on the edges. Overall I'm really happy with it

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How many frames is your 1070 able to produce? I want to purchase this monitor, but I'd also like to make use of 2/3rds of the 144Hz potential.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

With hyperthreading I think the regular quad cores will futureproof just fine.

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