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From Rags to Riches, Cardboard Build - Complete 100% LEGEND

by collegekid2k



Date Published

June 19, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.556 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.016 GHz


Well Finally finished up the build. Converted everything over to the NZXT H440 Case, my thoughts/points at the below.

The Corsair 115i Pro is a fantastic cooler, I idle around 29/31 on all CPU Cores, however, note this case will not support the 280mm RAD up top...Sucks cause I spent an hour mounting fans and radiator only to find this out.

The 1080TI Hybrid is fantastic, idles around 22c and during games hovers around mid-40s / high 40s. Currently, I have the 2 x 120mm fans up top with the radiator shooting air out. You'd think it wouldn't work but my temps are great so I may leave it for now or put the GPU radiator going out the backend.

I spent about 80% on delid tools for the CPU but the damn thing never hits above 47c during gaming and I really just don't see a point of delid only to have it spike higher afterward, dunno I thought this thing would get a lot hotter but that 115i really does the job.

Overall fun build, but don't think I'll be doing another build for 5 or more years, it's honestly just getting to expensive to do this, no longer are the days when you could do a good build for 1600, now ever part costs 300 or more :(.

Well, hope you all enjoy the pics and keep building out there!

Comments Sorted by:

Zues2k 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

I prefer the old case! Haha nice setup!

collegekid2k submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yea apparently the cardboard trash was a huge hit. Made it all pretty and it's old news now :(

TooManyGs 3 points 10 months ago

Wow, was not expecting an actual cardboard box. But awesome build man, horde represent! +1 LOKTAR OGAR

collegekid2k submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yea just a regular computer now the cardboard gave it a little character lol.

theMFNmaster 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

FOR THE HORDE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr.MaulPhD 1 point 10 months ago

the horde? heretics...

UnloosedDisc 1 point 10 months ago

The horde is toxic. Just saying.

collegekid2k submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

We just like to gank a lot ;)

UnloosedDisc 1 point 9 months ago

Exactly. >=(

Pewpewcuun 1 point 10 months ago

Nice case! FOR THE HORDE!!

collegekid2k submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Build turned out pretty clean.

levye 1 point 6 months ago

How LG monitor performing with i7 8700K and GTX 1080 Ti? Better to go with a full HD monitor instead of system is powerful enough to feed pixels:)?