Description

I use it mainly for gaming and I used to stream a bit.

PC is built to handle pretty much anything that's thrown at it,

in my case I've used it mainly for VR (VIVE).

High demanding titles such as Red Dead Redemption 2, BeamNG.Drive, and VR Games works out great.

The PC worked out very well for me as it got all the processing power i need.

I didn't really face any problems building this rig,

it has been a couple months since I built it and I'm glad it all worked out.

I started slowly earlier on by getting my MSI 1080 Ti on release,

hopping from a MSI 1070 and the PSU was a corsair 550w.

after that I waited a few months and then went for the big upgrade

which I upgraded from a i5 4690k, 16gb ddr3 1600mhz,

some cheap MSI board I can't remember the name of.

I built a new PC from the spare parts and sold it to a friend except for the GPU, my sister wanted a PC so my GPU went there,

PSU went to her as well but the PSU ended up failing and we got her a new one instead.

(The fans are for case fans and 2x for the radiator to replace the stock AIO fans.)

(The LED strips aren't included in the list)

However all that aside I think this PC is perfect for me and I'm very happy with how it ended up.

Part Reviews

CPU

This is a solid and awesome CPU!!

only reason I can't give it a 5-star rating is cause of the approach they did with the tim.

it runs a bit hotter than it could have but other than that It's a amazing chipset,

especially since I upgraded from a i5 4690k!

Overclocking is a blessing as well, however keep in check the temps thanks to the tim.

It's not delidded and I'm using a Corsair H100i Pro with 2x Corsair ML120 Pro Fans.

My overclocks are the following:

5.00GHz: Adaptive with LLC 5 (LLC ranges from 1 - strict to 8 & Auto) cv @ 1.310 around 75 to 85c on max load.

4.90GHz: Adaptive with LLC 6 cv @ 1.255 around 70 to 75c max load.

4.80GHz: Adaptive with LLC 6 cv @ 1.200 around 65 to 70c max load.

I use the 4.80GHz profile cause I think its best cause it keeps it rather cool and lower voltage for 24/7 usage.

CPU Cooler

The AIO gets the job done,

it looks nice and can fit pretty much any build colour scheme.

One thing to keep note of is that I highly suggest swapping out the radiator fans

that comes with the AIO as they're not that good imo.

I got this one after my H100i V2 Pump died as a replacement as it still was under warranty

but none of them was in stock so they got me this one instead,

compared to the V2 the entire pump seems to be smaller or "tighter"

and the hoses has way more slack than the V2 so that's a plus in my book.

other than that it's pretty much the same as the V2

as I haven't noticed any significant differences in performance, and noise.

Plus side on that the pump is smaller which should make it easier to install especially in smaller cases.

Motherboard

A very well made and good performing motherboard,

Overclocking is very easy and it does a extremely good job at getting stable clocks

and pushing for the highest clocks with lowest voltages.

I can't quite make out any negative criticism about this board as its just so perfect in my opinion!

It has a lot of headers and SATA outputs so it's no worries.

I really like the design and the carbon fiber style it has, fits my build very well!

Memory

At the time of buying these I bought 4x 8GB Sticks for my PC

(costing me 358€ which of 144€ was Tax)

They're fast and reliable and even though the ones I got has 18 Cache Latency

they're doing a great job for me as they did cost quite a lot more

for the lower speeds back then compared to now.

They're holding up great, totaly recommend getting,

I myself am not too much into flashy colour shifting builds.

Storage

Truly a bang for the bucks.

I got the Samsung 750 Evo still rocking with over 14,000-Power-On-Hours.

It runs very cool and the speeds are still up to date

and got it for a killer deal of ~ 70€ brand new a couple years back.

Totaly recommend getting this one or the newer ones as they're very cheap and fast and reliable.

Storage

These are truly amazing!

Got 2x of these and they're very reliable, runs quiet and cool.

So far one of them has surpassed over 20,000-Power-On-Hours without a sign of degredation

while the newer drive I got has just surpassed 5,000.

I'm surprised how cheap and reliable they're so I totaly recommend getting one!

Video Card

If it wasn't for the cryptocurrency mining hassle,

this GPU would have been the way to go for bang for the bucks.

reason why it's not a nice looking 5-star is that in my case my 1080-TI has coil whine,

my first ever PC component to have coil whine,

this is only noticiable when under heavy load (around 70 to 100% load)

It's not noticiable when wearing headphones

but if i take them off I can hear this whining buzz coming from the GPU,

as soon as I let the GPU rest by either pausing or tabbing out, it stops instantly.

other than this little annoying part, it's a 10/10 GPU imo.

Case

I love this case, the design and the look of it in general,

feels like some proper quality for the price especially for a dual panel tempered glass case!

however only concern that I wasn't bothered with at the beginning when I first got it,

was that there is no way of adding any cover to hide the powersupply and the hard drives.

Other than that this case is stylish and has a wide expandability.

Power Supply

A awesome performing PSU,

luckily I didn't have any coil whine that people has mentioned about EVGA PSU's especially these sorts of PSU's.

It's very quiet to start off with (I don't use the ECO MODE switch) it runs very cool

and it delivers excellent power to my PC components, so overclocking is very easy as it's a stable flow.

Case Fan

I really like these fans, they're quiet, they push air in and out of my case very well,

same for my radiator, I really like the design and the lighting of them, even if it's a different colour than Red.

and they seems to last a while, so far had a pair for around 2 years and no signs of any degradation!

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

your setup is absolutely insane! wishing you well with your new computer!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! This build is a couple of months old but I thought I might as well post it. :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

you are welcome!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend that chair?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I really like it.

It's called "Arozzi Verona Pro v2"