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My gaming rig. Love this case with the tinted glass .

No issues with any of the parts and the build went together smoothly. This PC has played every modern AAA game I've thrown at it with good framerates (60-200+) on maximum settings (at 1080p). The 3600MHz RAM and Sammy SSDs also provide a very nice performance boost for load times and general use.

I currently have the CPU overclocked to 5.1GHz with good stability, although it runs a little warm (85c) under full load, but not close enough to the danger zone to worry (100c).

Would still like to get a better monitor (this one is from my last PC that this build replaces). I'm waiting for the next generation of monitors before I pull the trigger on a new one. Looking forward to 27-32 inch monitors with 4k 120Hz+, HDR, and HDMI 2.1 (for next gen consoles). Also still need to buy and new PSU and some colored PSU cables, this is an old PSU and the cables are ragged.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask what made you go with the i7 instead of the i9?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I already had the MB and CPU from my last PC. I started out just wanting to get a new video card and NVMe HD. I kept adding parts to my cart, doing research, removing items, adjusting things over a couple months, and ended up with this. :)

I thought about upgrading the CPU to an i9 but with the liquid cooling I was able to gain another 500MHz on the CPU. From 4.6GHz with air only in my last case to 5.1GHz with liquid and tons of air in this case. So it was a pretty good upgrade, without the CPU upgrade.

There's still a few things I could improve, PSU, CPU, better MB, better monitor, etc. But this will suffice for quite a while.

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Updated with a few parts. New PSU, new CPU, matching RAM, cable extensions, new monitor, etc... Left a few of the original pics but added some new ones with the upgrades.