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First Build - i7 GTX 1080 Green/Black

by Armin.a


I built this setup August 2016 and I never had the time to post it here. I really wanted to share it however, since when I was deciding my parts your posts really helped me. So here it is, I am going to try and give a bit of review about every part and I'm willing to answer any questions you guys might have. Oh and sorry about the bad quality of the images, I'm horrbile at taking pictures.

I use this beast mainly for gaming, but I also use it for CAD/CAM(Solidworks) every now an then. It has not let me down with any games yet. It has been beaten by some of the complex assemblies in Soldiworks which were a bit slow to rotate around, but I'm guessing thats more because of the software being inefficient.

Cooments and suggestions are appricated :)

Part Reviews


It can easily be overclocked to 4.2GHz or higher witch a decent CPU cooler, but I have never been forced to do that since it runs everything smoothly.

CPU Cooler

I use this as my intake fans as well for my silent case and they still keep everything really cool even when overclocking. The software is also great, giving you tempretures for different parts of the PC and the RGB lighting control ofcourse.


Does the job, is easy to overclock and looks good. Really nice for the price.

Video Card

Its kind of stupid to review this for a 1080p setup since it just destroys everything you throw at it, so ... yeah ....! Looks awsome though and stays stable at high temps if you ever manage to get it there.


I love it becasue it looks awsome, it is great for the price, has really good dust proofing, is extremly easy to build and cable manage. It is not as silent as I expected it to be and the most annoying thing I experienced is that the front mic plug doesnt work with steam for some reason. That might be steams fault though. Another flaw is the side window is easy to scratch and is a dust magnet from the outside. All things considerd, I would still buy it at this price again.

Power Supply

Idel fan when not under load and generally quite silent. With 650W I'd still be able to fit another GTX 1080 in there as well which is great for expandability in the future.


I'm gonna have to say the same thing everyone says about this monitor, the initial color settings are awful. That can be fixed with minimal tweaking of its settings though. The low bluelight option is great for those late night gaming marathons, much less eye strain in my case. Has a very nice solid build which the other similarly priced monitors (Ehem... Asus...ehem) don't. Oh and 144Hz was a revoloution for me, cant stand working with 60Hz monitors anymore.


Pros: Corsair build quality is just amazing, the keys have a nice mechanical feeling, the RGB lighting looks good enough for me and the size is absoloutly perfect if you prefer to have more space on your desk.

Cons: The super quick responsiveness is actually a bit frustrating at times and when playing mobas (dota) it is very hard not to press the wrong keys. It gets better when you get used to it though, but it took some time for me. Definitly not the right choice if you wanna type a lot though, you will have a ton of typos.


I had a G502 before this and oh my god what a relief it was when I switched. No more useless keys everywhere, much smaller and lighter, the grip is freaking amazing and the RGB lighting is the best I have seen on any mouse. Logitech software is also fantastic, letting you to have customisable dps profiles for each game seperatly. Love it!

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tylerthegamer44 2 points 27 months ago

Simple but beautiful, nice job.

FL350 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Nice build! Looks like a solid gaming machine.

Typically, gaming graphics cards are not as good at Solidworks/CAD programs. IIRC, It has something to do with the drivers and how the software is configured to use the GPU. I had a laptop with a K2000M Quadro in it, and although it was average for games, it performed better than my gaming desktop at SW, even though it was a laptop

EpikMark0123 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Man it kills me to see a PC like that on the ground. Beautiful build, show it off. +1

Armin.a submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Main reason I initially put it under the desk was I used to play a lot of CS:GO and I needed freedom of movement of my hand when flicking and stuff, but I dont play the game anymore so I might put it up on the desk again. Thanks for the advice :)

EpikMark0123 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Serious question, could you build another pc with how much money you spent on skins.

Armin.a submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

naaaah I had some skins and a knife but it wouldnt mount up to a pc for sure :)). Also I sold all the skins I had, so not that much money wasted.

Domitron1218 2 points 27 months ago

Looks great haven't seen many green and black builds yet the color scheme works great! You should try and find room on your desk or a small separate table to display that beauty. Other than that awesome...

Armin.a submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Yep I am thinking about moving it up on the desk. I went with green cuz thats the only color the graphics card logo can be, but everything else is almost RGB so could change it anytime. Appreciate the comment :)

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Armin.a submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Just started overclocking the CPU to 4.5GHz yesterday, can push it more but its not really necessary. I also do OC the GPU every now and then when I want to upscale the resoloution to 4k. It gets pretty hot (83 degrees) but its stable and stays above 60 FPS in games like Witcher 3 and such. Thank you for the advice.

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