A gaming build that I want to be pretty beefy but not like.. spending £1000 on the CPU and another £1000 on the GPU type beefy. I also wanted it to be pretty UwU

My first build so it's not super clean in terms of cable management but it still looks hella dope sitting on my desk :)

Building it gave me mad anxiety, gonna be honest there, but the payoff... oh the PAYOFF.

I been on a gaming laptop I've had since 2013. It's 2019. Switching to this lass was BLISS.

All the games my poor little laptop couldn't handle, this thing just cruises on by. It's stunning.

Part Reviews


SPEEDY boy. Fam, I overclocked this and did not expect it to go to 4.77GHz. that's a whole .07GHz more than I was expecting. I genuinely believe the right setup could probably push this lil d ude to 5GHz but i'm not gonna risk messing up my ~£350 CPU just to see /if/ it'll go to 5GHz.

CPU Cooler

A great cooler overall. Performs well, looks fantastic. Keeps my overclocked 8700k temps down, even under considerable loads.

Main issues I have is corsair sends it with screws that are... too long. You can't get the fans to sit flush against the rad because the screws are so long that they'd probably mangle the fins. Same when it comes to mounting the rad to the case. The screws are too. long.

Thermal Compound

It is thermal paste. It works. I'm not sure what else I need to say other than it just does its job and does it well.


Nice UEFI BIOS. nice contrast with the silver black and white. A good looking board that does everything I want it to.


Hella pretty RAM. Like, REALLY nice to look at. I might get two more sticks in future to up my system to 32gb....


You ever just sat and waited hours for your OS to boot because you installed it onto a HDD?

I don't. Why? I used this SSD.


Video Card

Want ray tracing? Can't afford 2080? Get a 2070.

This card looks nice and performs nice, too. Got me my frames and all that nice stuff. plus the RGB on the side is pretty.


Y'all this case is heavy and with glass on the left, right, top and bottom, your whole build is EXPOSED but god DAMN does it look pretty with the fan RGBs and the tinted glass. It is SUPER heavy, though...

Case Fan

Good fans. They spin, they look pretty. The RGB lighting spreads through the fins to an acceptable degree, though some colours do work better than others.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

cool build. I'd love see more pictures of it

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, moar pics plz!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Lowkey kinda embarrassed to add more pics because the build is really sloppy, like. it's 100% not a clean build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, I'm sure its nothing a little cable management couldn't fix!

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

why did you pick the 8700k? It's getting a little old

It's still fast but Ryzen is better and cheaper for real now

  • 4 months ago
  • -1 points

Cuz it works. 'nuff said.

Also it made my AMD fanboy of a friend mad and I'm a bit of a troll...

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

ok buddy

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Real talk though, the ryzen CPU that had the similar price (Ryzen 7 3800x) didn't have as good of a boost clock as the 8700k... and as an overclocker, that was the number I was interested in.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Clock speed isn't everything. I do understand that you wanted to overclock and Intel does have that better range but in terms of being practical the 3800x would have been a better choice.

It's cool tho, I have an 8086k so I'm a little of a hypocrite.