Description

This was a gaming rig I put together for my 12 year old son who has recently jumped into pc gaming. I was lucky enough to buy the 1080 ti before the prices went through the roof. I paid $750 for the card in early December so I just missed the Crypto boom. This build seems much snappier than my Z270 rig I put together last summer although the benchmarks really don't show more than 10 percent difference at the most. The biggest difference is that the post times on this board are unbelievably fast, like 5 to 8 seconds to desktop. The build went absolutely flawless and no problems to report at all. He mostly plays Battlefield and other online shooters and this machine rips through everything at 4k maxed settings so no complaints. I'm an old school guy but the RGB stuff has kinda grown on me and it's been fun putting it all together.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

I've probably built 30 plus gaming rigs since the mid 90's and this was my very first Gigabyte board believe it or not, and I have to say I'm very impressed with it. I didn't have a single issue with the build and everything works like it should. It overclocks like a champion and has been rock solid and dependable running at 5ghz on an 8700k. The RGB on this board is really nice and the performance is top tier. I would highly recommend if you are looking to build a new Z370 system with all the RGB bling and performance to boot.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

wow you're such an awesome dad, I also can't believe you would spend like 2800 just on a PC for you 12 year old, it's kinda insane so you must be super successful

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

I used it to bribe my son into getting better grades ;)

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

NickWhack7 Maybe it would've been a better idea if he got the good grades first before you gifted him a $2,800 pc XD

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

talk about an expensive bribe, that dude better be getting A+s

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, i'm 12 turning 13 soon and my grades are quite questionable.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

And Did it work??

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I am sooooooo jelous you lucky man +1 !! :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Lucky you for such a high end build for your son! Do you also use it? Looks awesome!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome! I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to get into gaming. I will deffinetly build a pc with her!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful. I love the RGB Fans!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a doubt about the LL120 RGB fans, you can control the lights and modes with the "lighting node pro", can you control the brightness too?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, you can control the brightness using corsairs icue software, or at the time you wrote your message. You can control it using the Corsair Link software

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build ! I am gonna make the same build can i make it with a 750w PSU?

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  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

he bought 6 for good airflow. He's also using an air style cooler so all of the hot air will be released inside the case, so the top and rear fans will do its work to exhaust the hot air out while the front fans does it job to pull cool air in