Description

This build is made to do both IT Support and mild gaming.

Parts

  • CPU: This CPU was first put into a GPU mining rig before the boss realized it was overkill and swapped it out for a Celeron.
  • CPU Cooler: I advised this cooler be bought so some mild overclocking could be done.(That is going to be added.)
  • Motherboard: The original motherboard was a Z97 motherboard however it had issues with the M.2 slot and the second PCI-e x16 slot.
  • GPU: This was bought and originally used in an external box so that he could use it on an iMac. It was put into this rig for obvious reasons and the user loves the performance now that it's not limited by a Thunderbolt connector.
  • Case: I suggested this since I found it to be a good case for an ATX board and houses everything quite well. I also suggested he buy a LED strip to light up the parts.
  • PSU: We had an extra Semi-Modular 750W 80+ Bronze rated PSU that we decided to use for this build.
  • SSDs: The 500 GB M.2 drive is used as the OS drive and the 240GB SATA SSD is used as a small data backup drive.
  • RAM: Budget DDR3 Memory running at 2400MHz.

  • Overall this is a very good system. The i7 is going to be overclocked to the highest I can get it whilst keeping it stable.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Great cooler! I found it to be hard to install if you don't do it right.

Motherboard

Good motherboard for the price. Considering it's only ~$110 and has a M.2 slot, and supports both AMD's Crossfire and NVidia's SLI.

Memory

Definitely not budget RAM but the Gray version looks great on the motherboard.

Storage

Blazing fasts speeds and boot times. M.2 is also an amazing form factor, especially for cable management.

Video Card

Though it's way overpriced in my opinion, the Maxwell Titan X is still an amazing card. Crushes every game we've seen maxed out @ 1080p.

Case

Fits a full size ATX motherboard, 2x3.5" HDDs, 2x2.5"SSDs or HDDs, the PSU is installed through the rear of the case. The thumbscrews are easy to use and they are used for most of the external screw holes.

Power Supply

Considering it's an 80+ Bronze PSU, it's pretty good. I don't like that it has a 6+2 VGA cable connector installed with the CPU and Motherboard cables in the PSU. Semi-Modular is nice however I don't think they should have included the 6+2 VGA cable unless they were going to put two of them.

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Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

TitanX for 1080p,now that's called over-overkill.How many fps are you getting at ultra settings?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

He already had the titan x though , so it made sense to use it.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I have yet to benchmark the system myself sadly. As soon as I finally finished building he had shown up for work so I couldn't benchmark.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

probably around 150-250, if i had to guess, depends on the games

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, i wouldn´t have thought they are so good

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, probably. but you don´t reeally notice the difference from 4k vs 1440p anyways, so if you want a resolution upgrade but not a gpu upgrade, buy a 1440p panel, maybe even 21:9

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

"mild gaming" ... Titan X haha

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

1060, 1070, 1080, 980 Ti, I think would have sufficed lol. :/

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

When they bought the Titan X it was before the GTX 10 series came out. A 980Ti would have sufficed but it was their choice. It may have even been bought so far back the 980Ti wasn't out.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh K, I understand now.

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, when I found out it was a Maxwell based Titan X in an external GPU and mostly used to gain an extra monitor for an iMac I was internally screaming lol.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, what a way to use that GPU.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It definitely threw me for a loop when I first saw it and realized what it was being used for.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

titan x for 1080p gaming that's the funniest joke I ever heard

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeet. He already owned it so that's why we used it.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! BTW, the description says the RAM is DDR4, probably just a mistake but I thought I'd let you know. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It is, thank you for pointing it out!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Titan X but you've got a $30 cooler and a cheap mobo? That's...Different...

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The Hyper 212 EVO might be on the cheaper side but imo it's a good air cooler. The motherboard is definitely on the cheaper side but it's actually a really nice mobo.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The fact that you're using a Titan X Maxwell or anything above a 1060 for 1080p is pathetic. Those cards shouldn't be touching 1080p. Also you're buying a 1k USD card yet you can't even buy a nice cooler? Why?..... You're going to be screwed when the PSU ***** you over.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

How come you bought a Titan x? And how much?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It was the user's personal GPU that he had used before with an external adapter through thunderbolt

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhh

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Why do you have a titan gpu with an i7? I would have put that money into an i9-9900k or something. I would have also gotten more storage.

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