Description

I had future proofing in mind, while also maintaining my small budget for the build. PC will primarily be used for gaming (PUBG, CS:GO), Fruity Loops, and Photoshop. Planned upgrades: CPU: i7 8700k RAM: 2x4gb 3000mhz GPU: (depends on how prices play out)

I have two more red LED Corsair AF120 quiet edition fans on the way to replace the stock AIO fans.

Part Reviews

CPU

Got this in a bundle deal with the ASRock Z370M Pro4 board for $204.99 on Newegg ($194.99 AR). Does the job for now until I upgrade.

CPU Cooler

Got this because the InWin 301 is ideal for watercooling. Works well, simple install, keeps temps cool. RGB logo is nice, stock fans are lame change those out when you can.

Motherboard

Does everything I need it to do. Cheapest Z370 board I could find at the time.

Memory

Scooped these up for $99.99 on Newegg. Make sure you work the XMP profile in BIOS to get it running at 3000mhz.

Storage

Taken from my old laptop, still works well.

Video Card

Temporary card to hold me off until GPU prices fix themselves. It's decent, CS:GO at max settings ~170fps average. PUBG at high settings ~65fps average. NO PCI-E CONNECTOR REQUIRED!

Case

Loved this case, first item I purchased. Wanted to work my build around it, it's... so.... beautiful, and small! Not a fan of big bulky cases. It seemed to be ideal for watercooling, cable management is a bit tricky as well.

Power Supply

Fully modular PSU, scooped up from a friend for $30. **IF YOU'RE BUILDING IN THE INWIN 301 CASE, MAKE SURE TO GET A SEMI/FULLY-MODULAR PSU! Cable management is going to suck otherwise.

Operating System

$120 at BestBuy :( at least it's registered to my windows account.

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

CS:GO = +1. Nice Build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! No more lowest settings on an integrated chip :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Its to late now, but the sp versions of those fans would be way better for the aio

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll look into those.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice man! I love seeing these builds with decent performance at a decent price (as opposed to the common $3500 8700K + 1080 TI builds you see out there).

+1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I planned to go down that line eventually with this build but for now thought I'd just budget it to pay for other priorities.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It's so odd to see people wasting money on performance they don't need. Good move to save for bills and stuff =)

You don't have to look at my $4000 proposed build lol

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha right? Paying off some trips and such then I'll upgrade down the line and be one of those guys.. soon buaha. Where's your proposed build?

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Why such a beefy cooler on a locked chip?

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  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

If you're doing this to bump, Completed Builds don't bump, and neither do comment threads like this, so please stop.

If you're not doing it to bump, please stop anyway.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm upgrading to an 8700k pretty soon, the 8100 is just to hold up for now.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you going to purchase a high-end GPU down the road? Perhaps a gtx 1070?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I want to ask you about something, I have a similar bulid to yours and iam having a problem my gpu is not detected, and the strange thing that it's work and right now I'm using the gpu HDMI

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you download GeForce Experience and download the latest driver? What do you mean with the HDMI?

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

is it a push pull config? and what direction is your airflow in the front rad?

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