Description

This is my first computer build. I've wanted to do one since high school, but never really did it. It's strictly a gaming rig. I'll probably be upgrading to the GTX 1070 in a few months whenever they get the bugs out and all the OC versions are available; at that point I'm hoping that 4k monitors will be available in 144Hz. I was able to OC my CPU to 4.8GHz and kept it there for a week or so, but pulled it back down to 4.2GHz to be on the safe side. Never had any crashes or boot problems, but read that going over 4.6GHz could make the system become unstable. Also I'm not doing any video editing so it's probably overkill as it is now.

P.S. I know the cable management is horrific, I wasn't that worried about it lol

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 6 points

Before I begin blabbering about budget cuts, optimizations, I'd just like to put that you cannot play games at 4k wip 100+ FPS on a GTX 1070. Mayyybbeeee... a 1080, but definetely not a 1070. (Keep this in mind).

Now onto your budget. Let's start off with the ram. Personally, I always get 2400, as the price to performance ratio is very lacking once you go 2400+ MHz. Something like this; https://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f42400c15d16gvr would have saved you a good 30$. Now onto your PSU. You can get a bronze PSU as gold only increases efficiency (percentages are marginal, only 1-2% efficiency). Get something around 800-900, as NVIDIA always recommends that on their higher usage cards. It's better to have some headroom than to not have any, in case you will do a 1070 SLI. Also for your monitors, I would have opted for some 1440p 144hz BenQ's. Just a future tip; always get the parts that you will be using for a long time, instead of buying bad ones and replacing them. You're just spending unnecessary money on a gaming rig. Anyways, good luck with your computer.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the cheap parts anticipating building my brother's graduation rig then getting myself the upgrades. Thanks for the insight though, I'll definitely keep that all in mind.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Even on the 1080, you're going to get 45-50 frames on games like DOOM. There was a test done by, I believe, AwesomeSauceNetwork with the 1080 and that's what he got.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Was posted before the NDA went down. Tbh, i wasn't sure on the 1080 either.

  • 44 months ago
  • -2 points

why do this? He bought it and built it he probably had reasons behind all the parts. He is not going to return it so no need to say that

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

For future reference. Just trying to help out.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 upgrade your psu and pick up more storage when you can 250 gb will be fine for a while, but games keep getting bigger and bigger.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that heatsink is tx3,due to 3 heat pipes. but it is enough for i5

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I forgot to change it. The first one I got was an EVO, but the fan didn't work and I didn't feel like waiting for them to send another one so i got whatever the local shop had lol

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

what temps do you get?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

At 4.8 GHz, I don't think i passed 85C. I know I got 80C (on a full load for several hours) but don't think it went far past it. GPU hit 76C at the peak (which I thought was high, but I researched it and it's a common temp, as long as it doesn't pass into the upper 80's)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

ETA that's core temp, not CPU temp. But now that I added my new high airflow fans, CPU temp doesn't pass 45C, cores don't even touch 65C at full load. GPU also sits around 55C now. Big change with the new fans!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a note: I have that case, though I haven't done it, if you put the LED fans in the front, then it will glow through, because it has holes.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I did. Looks cool when they come on

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm definitely going to upgrade to something 750W+, depending on how power-hungry it is and leave myself room to move up. Also was considering an 80+ gold certified unit (no clue what that means beyond really good lol), but that's not set in stone yet.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Even a 550w GS would be more than enough. 750w makes no sense for a Skylake I5 and 1070.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I use in all of mine. It's a near perfect psu!