This build is to replace my bosses aging laptop. For our work we use AUTOCAD Civil 3D and Arc GIS quite regularly. Both of these programs scale well up to 12 threads but they are heavily dependent on clock speed so the 8700k was chosen over AMDs comparable offerings. A good GPU helps render the maps we use so I selected the 1070. We could have gotten by with a GTX 1050 but we didn't want to need an upgrade for a while. The 8700k is at 5 Ghz on all cores at 1.32V and the GPU has a +75 on the core and a +150 on the memory. CPU maxes at 68C under stress testing and the GPU hits 70C after an hour of Heaven benchmark. The case was chosen due to its smaller stature and decent airflow. We travel to meetings so having a system that is portable was very high on the priority list. My only complaint with the case is due to the inverted motherboard layout combined with 90 degree pins on the motherboard instead of vertical ones getting everything hooked up was quite a pain. All the fans in the system were swapped to Noctua ones to help move lots of air but not be oppressively loud.
More pictures will be added when I have time. Bonus picture of the build supervisor is included.
Blazing fast with lots of cores and threads. Hit 5Ghz very easily, it is stable at 5.2Ghz but temps are too high for prolonged use.
I am amazed by this cooler. It easily keeps the 8700K cool without getting too loud. A second fan could be added in the future to lower temps even more.
Excellent board with stout power delivery. Be aware all the front IO hookups are at a 90 degree angle.
Works at the advertised speeds no problem.
Tons of space and quite quick, also very affordable for a large SSD.
I have always loved EVGA products and I use their cards in almost every build I do. Overclocks well. EVGA software could use a little work but it is improving.
Looks very professional and has a high build quality. Inverted layout makes cabling a big pain though.
Plenty of power from a good reliable manufacturer. Semi modular is all you need unless you are using custom cables.
Loud but it is cheap and it gets the job done.
Expensive but it is a requirement for all our networking needs. Disk arrived in an unreadable state so I used the media creation tool from Microsoft.
Ugly but this case isn't windowed so good airflow was more important that fancy looks.
Moves lots of air and it isn't too loud.