Description

Due to my naming convention of Greek/Roman deity, this one is Fortuna (as in luck), due to the fact that I won the processor in the Intel 8086K Sweepstakes. This was a pretty big upgrade from my previous build (TitanX), plus I only paid for the platform upgrade (motherboard and RAM).

I used to have an Asus GTX 1060 Turbo (blower fan), but sold it (plus my old system, TitanX) to buy the MSI RTX 2070. That has been a pretty big update. My 1080p@75hz monitor can't really push it, but VR sure can, and it's nice to be able to turn settings up, especially in Elite Dangerous. That game in VR is AMAZING!

Mostly, I game, VR, and encode video, so this is a pretty sweet setup for me.

Thanks Intel!

Part Reviews

Storage

I feel like this must be a case of an unknown product getting good prices, because it's really fast, but reasonably priced.

Video Card

Really fast, pretty expensive, a tiny bit of coil whine (can't tell at all with Rift on). It's one of the cheaper/slower nVidia b-stock versions (which is apparently changing now, I'm a little bummed). All in all though, good card. Much quieter than my old blower 1060.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice to see a 8086K winner enjoying their CPU, This looks fantastic!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

For tuna? Man, you must have been hungry! haha j/k Great looking build man!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought about for-taco, but... ;) thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

haha! That would have been good!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build! I see you've got a second fan on the Cryorig. How is that doing? I've got a Corsair SP120 to swap the fan out with when I build mine (I wanted to keep to a red colour scheme).

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really impressed with the H7, it only has 3 heatpipes, but it seems to do a really good job. You can probably find something as performant for less, but I like the way this looks too. Under load, I'm only hitting about 60C. Of course, I have no OC on there, so I'm sure the 8086 could crush that poor cooler, but for now, even stock freq is such a big step up for me that I don't even care. Someday, I'll probably get a cooler with more capacity, but I've got time to watch for a great deal. Thanks for checking it out!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I've just put the H7 in my build, but swapped the fan out with a Corsair SP120, which is only a 3 pin I have come to realise after putting it in! I've got a red theme and not keen on the white fan that comes with the cooler. I didn't realise they had a H7 Plus though! The H7 came with an extra bracket to put another one on so I might do that, but it'll be super close to the case fan on the back.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, with the second fan, it's basically the H7 Plus, which they say is rated up to 150 watts.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I got this motherboard and i7 8086k and I can't get a boot. Its flashing C code which is a CPU error. Did you have any issues or any advice?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I had no problems. I just put in the CPU/ram, plugged in power and storage, then booted off integrated graphics, and things worked...

In the manual, it says this about "C": If you power on the board and it goes directly to “C,” and nothing else, that is an indication of a CPU-related issue. It is not likely a faulty CPU, although it is possible; instead, it is most likely a CPU power issue.

https://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/134-KS-E377.pdf - page 121

Hopefully that helps. The board has been really good to me so far, my only complaint is with always on lights (the code indicator, but also the status light near the 24 pin... it is SOO bright)