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$1300 Excellent Gaming Build - Featured Guide

by manirelli

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35 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 6, 2016

Date Built

Sept. 27, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.9GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.82GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

Our featured build video had a target price of $1300 (US), built around a Gigabyte GeForce GTX G1 Gaming 1070 video card, the Corsair H100i V2 and the Corsair Carbide 400C. You can read the full breakdown on part selection by checking out the Build Guide. A big thanks to Corsair and Gigabyte for providing the GPU, CPU cooler, and case for this build.

Now on to some benchmarks:

Benchmark 3DMark Score Graphics Test 1 Graphics Test 2 Physics Test Combined Test
FireStrike v1.1 13913 88.1 FPS 73.6 FPS 26.7 FPS 34.77 FPS
FireStrike Ultra v1.1 4285 23.6 FPS 15.88 FPS 26.62FPS 10.65 FPS
Benchmark Score Average Minimum Maximum Settings
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 2374 94.3 FPS 9.0 FPS 198.7 FPS Direct3D11, 1920x1080, 8xAA, fullscreen, Custom Preset: Quality: Ultra, Tessellation: Extreme
Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0 3871 92.5 FPS 24.2 FPS 188.6 FPS Direct3D11, 1920x1080, 8xAA, fullscreen, Extreme HD Preset
Game Settings Resolution FPS
Overwatch Ultra 1920x1080 130 FPS
Overwatch Epic 1920x1080 97 FPS
Star Wars Battlefront High 1920x1080 156 FPS
Star Wars Battlefront Ultra 1920x1080 129 FPS

If you have any questions about the build let me know!

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WirelessCables 1 Build 5 points 6 months ago

The H100i v2 logo is upside down.

No.

No.

Noooooooooooooooooo.....

(It's still a nice build, though.) +1

Out of curiosity, how did you pick the name manirelli?

manirelli staff submitter 7 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Yep, we had to orient the block upside down for cleaner tubing runs.

Someone said my last name wrong in middleschool and it stuck.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I've had that happen several times before. I know how it feels...

Electroman01 1 point 6 months ago

Same here

Tpgeee 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Really Electromoan? I can't see how. ;)

Electroman01 2 points 6 months ago

Thats a first Tpgiey. No ones ever called me that :)

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RaspberryPiFan 10 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

I love the ASRock boards.

sponix 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I have one that is suspect right now.. If you get a moment please hit the troubleshooting section and lend a hand....

Lyrix 1 point 6 months ago

Wow! nice build!1+!!! 1 question: Is a 6600k and a 1080 a bottleneck combination? because i want to buy this combination (7600k but the 6600k is nearly the same)

confuzledandlost 26 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

They used a GTX 1070 for this build and they really shouldn't have to worry about the 6600k being the weak link, even if they had used a GTX 1080. The 6600k can be overclocked to mirror 6700k performance, the only exception being the 6700k has an extra 4 threads lol

Lyrix 1 point 6 months ago

okay thank you :)

Xizt 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Any CPU can bottleneck any GPU just depends how much. 6600K + 1080 will perform amazingly in 1080P though, if that was what you were asking

Outside-the-Box 3 points 6 months ago

1080 is overkill for 1080p.

Generally, 1060=1080p, 1070= 1440p, 1080= 1440p - (preferably) 4k

PanzerNick 1 Build 0 points 6 months ago

If you use a 144HZ monitor a 1080 is not overkill

Outside-the-Box 3 points 6 months ago

No, you do not need a 1080 for even that: Video Reference

Lyrix 2 points 6 months ago

no i ask for 1440x3440p :)

Hobie12345 1 point 6 months ago

Ryan, Thanks for the build and the video. Any chance that you could run and post Firestrike Extreme or some other benchmarks for 1440P performance? This seems to take care of 1080P pretty handily.

MannyPCs 1 point 6 months ago

Yes but the gigabyte g1 is more meant for [email protected] at 1440p you will get 45ish, on a better 1070 like the EVGA FTW 75 to 80 at 1440p :)

darkchief1 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Could you show some links to back this up? These numbers don't seem that factual given the vast gap considering they are the same core.

MannyPCs 1 point 6 months ago

Nice. you don't see staff builds posted often.

Is the carbide 400c/600 good cases? Just out of curiosity

Nicko_barbeque 1 point 5 months ago

Thats were you go to YouTube, type in Corsair Carbide 400C review and click on the most viewed video and see what they say about it! Lol sorry for the overly sassy reply. :-)

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 6 months ago

Another great build by the staff. +1 :)

Henry28 1 point 6 months ago

is the uv400 ssd any good, because i bought 1 because it was cheap at the time and i haven't got the rest of the parts

Henry28 1 point 6 months ago

but any way awesome build

ayieno 1 point 6 months ago

Have you try overclocking the cpu and gpu to their maximum capability with that 550w psu? i'm really curious with the amount of power, just how much watt will be needed.

rmonsterz 1 point 6 months ago

I love the build and am planning on building this within the next few months as a first custom pc, but I'm really big on aesthetics and the minimal RGB lighting on the GPU isn't really tickling my fancy. Is there any else I can do to make the most of the side panel on case? (fans, ram, etc. lighting)

Also, I see people talking about the power supply and how it may not be able to get you the most out of the GPU. What would be the next best thing if that's the case? And, I plan on bumping the system to an i7 6700k, but is there anything else that may be upgraded as well so that I may get the most of everything?

Yahtadi 1 point 6 months ago

I got question about this amazing build. How does that mobo handle OCing?

SoulDeum 1 point 5 months ago

Hi there im going for the exact same build since it has great performance with not so large a price tag.

I just have a question

  1. Is a 1920x1080p 60Hz, 6ms response time monitor underkill for this build or is it enough ??
AlexBCIS2 1 point 5 months ago

How will wifi and bluetooth work in this build?

manirelli staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

You would need to purchase an adapter.

Makivelli 1 point 4 months ago

I like this.

MegaManX3 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

What is your opinion on SeaSonic PSUs?

manirelli staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Seasonic makes some of the most consistently high quality power supplies on the market.

sponix 2 Builds 0 points 6 months ago

Amazes me how people can pair a 50 dollar power supply with a 400 Graphics Card.. Just Saying....

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IAmNotFrench 1 point 6 months ago

What do you mean by "newest platform"?

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