Description

My budget for this build was $1000. This is actually the third computer I have ever built and I focused primarily on gaming and some minor C4D work, the first two were with help from family members but this 3rd build was purely me and the parts were all carefully selected and reviewed for months before I made the final decision. I wanted a PC that would be somewhat future proof but not over kill therefore I went with DDR4 ram, a Kaby-lake processor, an overclock able motherboard, and a GTX 1070. The only problems that I encountered during this build are with the Hyper 212 EVO, this cooler took me hours to install and the instructions were very confusing, so confusing that I had to look up a youtube video after fiddling with it for a few hours with the instructions. I have installed various other coolers from various manufacturers but this cooler was by far the most frustrating. Once watching the video I was able to install the cooler correctly within a matter of a few minutes. Also due to me not installing the cooler properly the first time I tried using the old thermal paste from the previous install but I was receiving 50 degrees celsius at idle so I put new thermal paste on.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU for price/performance, if only it had hyperthreading.

Motherboard

This motherboard is sweet, it comes with LED's(im not a fan of LED's but these actually look quite nice in my case) also the BIOS UEFI is easy to use and fast. Although it seems that any GPU will block the LED's for the sound plate mine is for an ITX and I stil couldn't see the LED's let alone a full atx gpu.

Memory

Great company, the ram was only $110 for the highest clock speed.

Storage

Seems a little flimsy but does the job and is cheap.

Video Card

Great graphics card, its a little overpriced but I got it on sale.

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 12 points

The s340 allows for much better cable management that what you currently have. Take some time to redo it.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

+1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

bump

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a similar build if you want to check it out

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not that sure about how hot it can get in an ITX case, but a cpu temp of 45 at idle seems hot. And I promised myself I won't pick on someone's cable management till I've done it myself, and after doing it and realizing how simple it is, I suggest you give it another go :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

45° C is really hot for a 7600K at idle. Did you up your voltage for the overclock? You might have gone too high.

Otherwise, nice build for the budget you had. I would try to redo the cables if I were you though.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I re applied thermal paste its running at 38 degrees now also thanks ill definotely redo the cables and reupload.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

With a 7600k and a 212 EVo, you should be able to get much higher clocks, mine is OCed to 4.5Ghz at 1.25 volts, and it maxes out at 75 C under load

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't want to overclock the system much without better cooling.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice overall, well balanced build. I would swap out the SSD for one from WD at 250 gb for a similar price and the geforce gtx 1070 for a 1050 at 200 dollars less and use the money for custom water cooling or if thats too tough for you then you can get a AIO and keep your temps real low. And if you dont want either then you can save the money for future GPUs or CPUs.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

But then again, Im tweaking your build to my opinion of 'optimal and balanced' but some guys may tweak my version and make it similar to yours.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The S340 gives perfect cable management. I have the elite version, but they are the same cable management wise (afaik). I would give it some more thought. Check out bitwits video building in the s340 elite, it is about 50 minutes long. I used it building my pc, but I haven’t posted it yet, due to the fact that I need to return some items or exchange them for others. My Pentium isn’t holding up with my current games. :(

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, but why did you get a terrible CPU cooler, the i5-7600k is intended for overclocking...

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, the 480 wasnt an optiom due to the 1070's superiority in rendering 3d graphics in C4D