Description

I was watching my wife struggle to play PUBG last week with literally 12 FPS on low settings using a 6 year old business dell that had a HD5670 slapped in. It was pathetic enough that I figured we should do something about it. Researched the parts on Sunday (9/3), ordered on Monday, built it Friday (9/8) night. Problem solved.

Machine will be used for PUBG, BF1, etc. as well as some video editing in Premiere Pro. May occasionally be used for .NET dev work and Photoshop.

Build was easy, no issues. If I had to change anything I would have went with the 780T Graphite White. It would have looked great with the white PSU and white accents on the motherboard.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Your wife must be the happiest woman on earth. :)

I'd have a couple of questions though:

  • Why did you overclock the CPU only to 4.8 GHz? You should be able to do 5.0+ GHz without any issue.
  • Why only 2400 MHz DIMMs? (Well, you kind of answered this already.)
  • Why did you choose Win 10 Pro over Win 10 Home?
  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Great questions:

Why did you overclock the CPU only to 4.8 GHz? You should be able to do 5.0+ GHz without any issue.

I got 4.8GHz stable in Prime95 and stopped. You may be correct, I just haven't invested the additional time to test. It was probably fine with stock speeds for my needs so this is all icing on the cake.

Why only 2400 MHz DIMMs? (Well, you kind of answered this already.)

I don't have a better answer for that, it's just what went in my shopping cart :)

Why did you choose Win 10 Pro over Win 10 Home?

I had a key from a previous machine, MSDN subscription or some other purchase for Win 10 Pro. Perhaps it should be removed from the parts list if I didn't have to pay for it?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the answers. :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

A very well done PC with a ton of capability. You commented that you would have gone with the Graphite version case but how do you feel about your other choices?

I am not so big on color coordinating things as I am more about the function but you really did a great job !!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm happy with them. The 1080 Ti is a monster. I try not to dwell too much on the other options and just enjoy what I picked out, for better or worse. If I were to nitpick, NewEgg had a higher speed RAM from the same series for only about $5-10 more. I should have noticed that prior to ordering.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

A very good PC, she must be a very lucky woman. However, you could've easily chosen Home instead of Pro.

Great build though. - 7

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

I had a license key from a previous machine, MSDN subscription or some other purchase for Win 10 Pro. That's the only reason for Pro here.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

But can it run minesweeper?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

You could have gotten a free version of windows, depending on what version. If your friend has windows 10, he may have let you use his computer to download windows on a flash drive to use it here.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a reliable method?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

you should tidy up those cables a bit, make those sleeved cables worth it.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a complete noob at this. What would you suggest for getting the spacing of the cables cleaner? Just by hand or are there some tricks for that?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

alright, I recommend ditching the cable combs at the bottom there, tightening up the graphics card cable and the usb 3.0 cable, and maybe hiding the cables peeking through the ssd bays there. In case you didn't know this, zip ties are a wonderful thing.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

also tighten the bottom cables

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Awwww hell yes my dude you're gonna have a great time!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice job, great upgrade for your wife.

How's that PSU?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Aesthetically I think it's a fantastic choice especially if it's not going to be hidden and you have some sort of black/white theme. The sleeved cables look great especially if you tidy them up more than mine.

Functionally it meets the demands of this system and came with enough cables. Mostly irrelevant but I thought the felt bag it came in and the cable pouch were nice touches. I used them to store all the software and manuals that came with this stuff. That's about all I know, I can't answer the technical questions!

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  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

12 is a bit much I prefer 6

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha!