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My Coffee Lake Rig

by stevensmeister



Date Published

Nov. 12, 2017

Date Built

Nov. 10, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.556 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C


Hello everyone, I have here my first high end build ever. I'm upgrading from a i3 6100 and a 1060 6gb. So far the build was really fun, first time ever using an water cooler, and upgrading to 1440p. I did overspend a little on the i5 but oh well. I brought over the storage from my old build. Still waiting on my monitor though, went with the S27DGR Dell 1440p 144hz monitor.

Went with the i5 8600k just because I mainly game and don't really think I need the extra 6 threads at the moment. Was able to achieve 4.8 stable at 1.3v, may try to push a little more and tweak voltage.

Mobo was an easy choice, the board is pretty nice, the rgb is hidden though so it's pretty much a non-factor if you have a windowed case.

Went with CAS 14 ram, was able to get to 3200 easy in bios.

SSD and HDD came from previous build.

1080ti was purchased on hardwareswap on reddit, Still has warranty through august of 2019. Have been able to achieve a slight overclock.

The case was pretty easy to build in, I definitely recommend getting a sfx power supply, because there is hardly any room between my gpu and the psu. Cable management was good but I still need to tidy up a little more.

All in all its been an experience, I did have trouble with installing the water cooler, acidentally used the wrong standoffs on the back of the mobo and stripped the screw.. but saved the day by being able to rethread it! However it has been a headache with the Flow Control software. Well thanks for reading and enjoy!

Part Reviews


Overclocks pretty good without delid.

CPU Cooler

Only rating this because of the janky software. Sometimes it senses my cooler, sometimes it doesnt. Plus RGB sync doesn't work with my gpu.


Got this board for the onboard intel lan, and the 7 phase heatsink. No issues so far.

Video Card

Great card, will try to improve overclocks in the future.


Good solid case to build in. Cable management is good as well.

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Zed_QAQ 2 points 14 months ago

How did you got the monitor for only $340?

stevensmeister submitter 5 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Just bought one off ebay that had a little pixel that was missing.. the warranty is still good on it so I may try and RMA it.

Zed_QAQ 1 point 14 months ago

Oh ok.

Justiceinacan 7 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Damn I wouldn't mind having one of these. Might look into building something similar when I make my new rig.

sammys87gnxgta4 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

God damn, that's a nice build you have, something I want to do.

SmartWolf -4 points 14 months ago

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westwandaguys 1 point 13 months ago

What clock did you reach on the CPU?

stevensmeister submitter 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Managed to reach 4.8 on 1.375 voltage. I definitely didn’t win the silicon lottery.

Erok845 1 point 13 months ago

I think 1440p for a 1080 TI is a bit underkill. I would think a 1080 TI could handle 4k a bit easier.

westwandaguys 1 point 12 months ago

How do you like the motherboard? Can you turn the red leds off?

I’m trying to figure out which itx z370 to purchase. This one is highly recommended. Just wanted to make sure.

stevensmeister submitter 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yeah depending on GPU, you won't even see the RGB lighting that comes with the case, or the red leds that are on it.

camdix 1 point 12 months ago

Hi there, I made a very similar build as you, except with the following differences: Intel i5-8400 GTX 1070 Ti G.skill Tridentz 3200 Link here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XCMhsJ

I'm having a problem where my RAM sticks keep dying. First one died 2 days after turning it on, second one died a day or two later. They seem to die after I turn the computer off for a while.

Did you have to change any settings in BIOS for RAM to work properly? Do you have any idea why this would happen?


stevensmeister submitter 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

To be honest, I've heard a lot of bad reviews about their RGB sticks not being very reliable. As it seems, you are running into those issues too. I went with the safe bet and went with non rgb ram from TridentZ. But, yes to have the ram work at the advertised speed, you have to go to your XMP profile on your bios and set it to the 3200mhz its rated for. As far as the dying goes, you may need to RMA them.

HeyDaddy- 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Do you also have fans in the front panel? I see the back of the clc radiator but I mean in front? Is it doable?

stevensmeister submitter 5 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

It's very doable. You can do an air cooler with two fans on the front.

medwa4 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Haw are the GPU temps?

stevensmeister submitter 5 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

They weren’t great ended up switching to an Atx set up and gpu temps dropped 10 degrees. It was not great but I also didn’t go with a sfx psu which lots of people do with this case.

medwa4 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Sorry, what did you use before the ATX power supply?