I built this computer for a friend. He heard that I built many computers for my family and was curious of what the builds looked like on PCPP. He asked if I could build him a custom computer for a budget about $2,000, and if it was little over 2k than that was OK too. He was ready to upgrade from his eight year old desktop.
The purpose for his computer is to play WoW. Including other games that he could not play for quite some time. I’m not sure what other games he has, I forgot to ask, but I can say for certain that he can play the latest 2017 games with his brand new computer.
Photos #1-32 is the final result. Photos #33-300 is the building process or showing off its beauty.
|CPU-Z||CPU Single Thread||CPU Multi Thread|
|Intel® Core™ i7-7700K Processor @ 4.9GHz||2,478||10,921|
|Crystal Disk Mark 5||Read [MB/s]||Write [MB/s]|
|All||5, 1GiB||C: 5% (50/978 GiB)|
|3DMark Benchmark||Score||Graphics Test 1||Graphics Test 2||Physics Test||Combined Test||Details|
|Firestrike Extreme 1.1||9,569||53.9 FPS||37.97 FPS||50.0 FPS||21.36 FPS||Firestrike Extreme Result|
|Firestrike Ultra 1.1||5,061||27.75 FPS||17.8 FPS||50.04 FPS||12.35 FPS||Firestrike Ultra Result|
|Sky Diver 1.0||39,912||282.48 FPS||158.74 FPS||✕||123.14 FPS||Sky Diver Result|
|Time Spy 1.0||6,937||45.94 FPS||41.07 FPS||✕||✕||Time Spy Result|
|VRMark Orange Room Benchmark Desktop 1.0||Average Frame Rate||Target Frame Rate||Oculus Rift Minimum Spec Frame Rate||Details|
|Score: 11,224||224.7 FPS||109.0 FPS||81.0 FPS||VRMark Orange Room Result|
|Valley Benchmark||FPS||Score||Min. FPS||Max FPS||Mode||Preset||Quality|
|DirectX 11||67.4||2,820||31.3||127.9||2560x1440 8xAA fullscreen||Custom||Ultra|
|Heaven Benchmark||FPS||Score||Min. FPS||Max FPS||Mode||Preset||Quality||Tessellation|
|DirectX 11||68.4||1,613||8.6||143.1||2560x1440 8xAA fullscreen||Custom||Ultra||Extreme|
I forgot to mention this earlier. Most of the parts were purchased at January 7th - 9th. The computer was fully built upon my available weekend, January 14th-15th. Than I had a delay for an entire week to make sure everything was OK and ready to be relocated to his home. The 29th was my last time to be poking and cleaning the computer.
I installed two small Corsair rubber grommets at the top of the case to give it a better appearance for cable management. Then I realized to use a 3 way 4-pin splitter for his case fans, which he has one additional connector left in case he wants to add another case fan but it would need to be Noctua’s 120mm version due to the black cable extension will not bend down any further which cannot install a 140mm case fan at the top-back. The cable extensions were to make the ATX and 8-pin PCI-E cables look nice. I wish I had some cable combs but I was surprised on how expensive they were at the time so some good old fashion zip-ties will do for now.
I’m grateful to build this computer for oldtimer321. I want to say thank you for allowing me to build your computer. It was such a pleasure and may you enjoy it for many years to come!
P.S. Private message oldtimer321 if you have any questions on how other games perform because I'm only the builder here. ;)
Thank you for reading my description. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions, and constructive criticism. I’ll correct any typos or if I forgot to mention something.