Firm handshakes friend. I'm in a similar position and my 2080 shows up on Tuesday!
LET THE RTX BUILDS BEGINNNNN! Cheers friend and congrats.
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I am confused. Is this SLI GPUs and CPU water cooled with one slim 120mm radiator?
You got a working 1060 6GB for $138.00?
That's pretty crazy, most of them are selling for closer to $190-200 used.
Most Intel and AMD processors come with CPU coolers. It's only the really power hungry or unlocked chips that don't.
Lol wut. So you didn't just measure your case vs. this one and the space you have available? Instead you ordered all the parts, had them shipped all over, built the PC and then repackaged everything and sent it back and now those parts are "open box"?
Sounds pretty wasteful to me.
250GB SSD would be a great addition to this build. Nice and clean looking, and I like the extra fan on the Noctua cooler!
That name tho.
Nice build! The old DX11 DX12 limiting thing is frustrating. I feel like some of those cards are actually capable of handling the games that run on those APIs, like Overwatch for example, but they're limited by the software side of things.
Cool project though, looks great!
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Nice parts selection, this thing will kill it for a long time.
Gotta get some good ol' BROWN in ur build to show you have taste!
Talk to us about those stressful moments. TELL US A STORY!
Also congrats on your build, verreh nice.
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This dude gotta be trollin'.
Nice clean build! They always come out looking so nice in this case.
Bummer that Kingston orients their SSDs that way, I had have the same issue in my S340 Elite case where I have to use it upside down or have the cables exposed if I want to display the SSD.
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Well you put it all together nicely! I just realized it's called Laser Tag, and it definitely reminds me of the color scheme of "Q-Zar" where we used to play laser tag as kids. Loved that ****.
B E A U T I F U L! One of my top 5 favorites on this site so far. I love the vertical GPU with those colors. I want to put a heart eyes emoji but I can't. Nice job painting the rad too!
Congrats on your new PC! Download Steam and keep an eye out for sales, sometimes you can get really good games on sale for as much as 75% off. Hope you enjoy.
Yeah that doesn't make any sense lol. For what OP is doing with it he chose the right balance of parts. Obviously an i7 8700k is a higher end processor, but the one he bought is already really powerful!
Nice build! I bought that case for my friend's budget build and was pleasantly surprised. Enjoy your PC!
A true tycoon of the railroad.
Your write up is absolutely A+. Probably the best one I've read on the site so far. Your comments about your neighbors had me LOLing at work!
What do you do with these works of art after you're finished? Use them one at a time or sell them? Or just take them apart afterwards for your next suffer project?
Wow! Beautiful work, one of the best I've seen in a while. Exciting and bright, but really well done and clean! Thanks for sharing.
Was she like "I don't want to spend more than $1k for my office PC needs" and you're like "$1K SOUNDS GREAT! Let's use all of that!"
These photos though. Pretty incredible quality, nice work on everything.
Easy and good looking, a rare combination.
Is yer cooler just poking out the side?
Cool lighting choices, those colors are seriously poppin'!
Ehhh I would have saved a cool $40-50 on the mobo, gone with a B350 board and bought a GTX 1060 instead, but each to their own! Glad you're enjoying the PC
I'm curious too, although I don't think it would. 3.9 GHz and 6c/12t should be able to feed the hungry card.
OP, are you able to get 99-100% GPU usage?
You're exposing him! Maybe he put the 1050 on the parts list to tell his lady the GPU cost that much ;)
Yo! I don't have any suggestions for a glass side panel, but if I were you I would flip your front case fans around. It looks like they're in the exhaust position and your airflow could benefit from using them as intakes. Up to you! Enjoy the PC.
Beautiful, super well put together!
Ooops totally missed that cuz of the format. Thanks friendo.
Nice man. What voltage do you have on your CPU? I can't get my R5 1600 above 3.9 GHz without going ridiculous on the voltage. Using B350 board myself though...
The answer to everyone's questions in the comments: FIRST BUILD.
Learning experience, give them a break! Offer tips instead of "WHY DIDN'T YOU DO THIS?!"
That ITX mobo in that gigantic case haha. Damn.
Good on you for building for a friend though!
Sounds cool! You would have to do the mobo/processor/DDR4 at the same time in order to get everything to work. If I were replicating this build but with a more modern platform on a budget, it would be a Ryzen 2200G, some B350 mobo, and 8GB 3000 MHz RAM for AMD. Or you could do an i3 8100, H310 mobo, and 8GB 2400 MHz RAM for Intel.
Thanks! It was a good little project to do for sure. I appreciate the comment.
It did feel pretty good to see her reaction! First time I've done something like this, but now it won't be the last. Thanks for the kind words.
Thanks! I was surprised at how well it runs the games we play. I get caught up in all the new hardware hype too, so it's cool that systems like this can still hang!
Look at those photos, BOOM! Shows that business off super well. Great build.
That the size of the GPU is always stunning, no matter how many builds I see it in. That is one girthy MF.
Wow, really clean build, great parts selection. Kind of blown away by how good your little write-up is too, and how clean everything is for a 15 year old. PCPP users take note - this is the standard for build description!
Sweet I'll check it out. Overwatch is really well optimized FYI, it will run great on your computer. I play it on my work computer too, and that has much older/worse specs. Cheers.
I have the same combo, just have to use MSI Gaming software for the GPU light controls. You're right though you can't control it through Aura software.
Thanks for the compliment, that Ryzen 1600 PC is my main rig! I do game quite a bit, can't find enough time to play all the different games I want to. Right now I split most of my time between Overwatch and Fortnite, and then retreat to singleplayer Steam games when I'm having a bad day in the online FPS world. Good times!