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!
Overclocks pretty good without delid.
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.
Clocked easy to rated speed.
Great card, will try to improve overclocks in the future.
Good solid case to build in. Cable management is good as well.