Description

I have never built a PC before, and my last one prior to college was a store bought Compaq that I put a Galaxy 9500 GT back in 2010 or so. That computer still runs, some how. This time I wanted to be ready for VR.

I went with some different picks here. Chose the i5 because I do not need this computer for anything but gaming. So for the extra 100 or so dollars you save versus the i7, its worth it in my book.

The mother board is also on the more "budgetish" side of things. Obviously not cheap, but I did get it specifically because it had what I needed, and a good beginners BIOS for over clocking which I plan on doing sometime soon.

I went with the M.2 drive simply to cut down on wires. The less wires to me the better. Even if the case has cable management built in, I still like less wires.

The graphics card is godly. Unfortunately some people who were the first to get their hands on the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Premium Package got some QC problems such as bent fins, coil wine, and the fans knocking on the guards. I somehow managed to escape all of those except I had a small bend in an end fin, nothing crazy. This card is massive, I love it. I love the RGB logo. I love how quiet it is, even in full load. Stays super cool.

This leads me to the case. I wanted to run this card in SLI eventually when there is actually stock available. This case has plenty of room to fit another huge card in it and will still have plenty of air flow. Plus this case is so damn sleek! Clean cut corners and a huge window. I just need to get some lights for inside now.

For peripherals I went with a Cosair K70 LUX RGB with MX Brown keys, Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum, and then monitor is a Dell S27DG16 Gaming monitor at 2560x1440 with G-Sync.

Note: I got the premium Xtreme gaming that came with the VR front panel, I just dont have it in yet cause I am waiting a little bit to get a headset.

EDIT:

Here is the links to the 3DMark results. Ran it in 1080, 1440 and 4k. http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8940934 Firestrike 1.1 Link isn't working , http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8940878 , http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8940750

Added pictures of the 1080p Firestrike Screen Shot and a Screen Shot of the temperatures during the Firestrike Ultra (4k) Benchmark. You can see it stays rather cool and boosts up to 2000Mhz with out any aftermarket overclock.

EDIT 2: Silly noob me forgot to install the Gigabyte OC software and I put the card into OC mode and also OC'd me CPU. Pics are uploaded now!

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. :) +1 some suggestion a bit of cleaner cabling ;) i had same cabling at first.

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

I know I gotta rip it apart I want to get some custom white and black wires so I figured this was good for now!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful Build, Especially That GPU!

+1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick Question; Do you Plan To 2-Way SLi The 1080? If So I Would Recommend Getting The HB Bridge. As It Allows 4k And Higher, And No Problem The Build Is Quite Solid.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually the premium pack for this gfx card comes with the HB bridge with the matching RGB lighting. After a few paychecks or so I plan on getting another one when they are in stock. But yes. SLI is in the future!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a lot of the same parts you do, but in a very different type of build. Nice PC man!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey how is that gpu treating yah?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it. Playing Overwatch right now everything on ultra, running solid at 1974 Mhz and 65° C and geting 120-144FPS

EDIT: Meant Epic settings..whoops forgot that was a thing in overwatch

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the exact temps on that card? Take a hardware monitor screenshot to let us see :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I will edit the post when I get the pictures. I also have 3d Mark results, can I post them in the build pics?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed you can! Many people do.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

3DMark links are in the description. Going to add a picture of the temps and boost clock in a minute

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1080p test link is broken, it brings up a page saying "Results not found"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8940934

here is the right link, will fix in OP. Thanks!

Edit: For some reason the link just isn't working. I logged out of 3d Mark and I am getting no results after clicking. The score is 16,254!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

how is that monitor?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing. The gsync is crisp as anything. Only thing I'm having trouble with is the flashing that apparently is happening to a lot of 1080's in combo with 144hz monitors. There's a hot fix but it didn't work for me.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

what flashing? looking to get two of these instead of the predator x34

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

google search gsync gtx 1080 flashing, should give you what you are looking for, there is threads on nvidias forums its a known problem.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

thats sad :( youd think it work since nvidia made it

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this a linnmon/adils desk ?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is! I love it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the backplate of the gpu have orange lines?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but I have no LEDs in the case so you cant really see them. Although my window is tinted..

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean simple build that's built to last, I'm impressed and I'm not an easy one to impress.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get that desk? Also great build too!

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I only have one fish left...once he kicks the bucket its either gone or I am getting a lizard. Plus it doesnt match any colors in my room anymore.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

In the process of manual over clock now actually!!