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I just started getting into PC gaming, since most of my friends went to PC from console. I was thinking about getting a bigger case in the future and doing a custom liquid cooled loop.
“First build” quit lying :D
It really was my first. What makes that hard to believe?
Because of how high-end it is. It's unusual to see first time builders have top-notch builds like this. It's not a bad thing, it's just not something we see a lot. For me, my first build was the equivalent to a potato.
Yea, I can see that. My original parts picked kept changing over time, I have a few friends who are enthusiast, so that's why I kept thinking my original plans were boring. And then I came across the issues of "hmm the next step up is only x more, why not?" and that's how this build came about.
wow this is your first build? you must've done a lot of research. mine looks like child's play compared to yours! i've been eyeing a lot of cases with clear front panels, how is the building experience?
I had a lot of fun. I'm already planning a build for my girlfriend. The reality is getting better parts for myself and giving her hand me downs. I was researching parts for quite some time. Watching videos during my downtime at work and asking my friends, who are enthusiast about what would be good.
Very good first build, i would say you are brave for going this deep in on your first build.
I guess it can be easy to get lost in spending money on PC parts if your friends are doing the same. Did you overclock the CPU yet?
I had a lot of help from my friends in what I should be looking for. I have not overclocked yet. But I will do that after I finally decide to custom loop it in the future, to be safe
You should be able to overclock the CPU to 5ghz easy without a custom loop. If that AIO cooler and the airflow in your case is any good, a 5ghz overclock @ around 1.3v will give you a modest boost in performance and your temps should not be insane.
This is pretty good for a first time build. This computer was well made and has great components. Looks amazing and is great for gaming and streaming. The computer is a little on the expensive side though and not too great for people on a budget, but overall, this build is really good.
I did go overboard in spending. My original plans were not that much, but kept finding newer parts. Also kept telling myself, it's not that much more fo the next step up, every step of the way. My original build I was planning on was an i5, and then talked myself into a i7, then my buddy mentioned the 8086k, and that it was limited edition. And the consumer in in me saw that part and went right into it.
Saw that you are using an i7 8086K. How are your temps idle and under load?
idle 32C, gaming averages 60C, running prime95 stress test 73C. gpu idles 37C and when gaming averages at 71C
If you get some custom colored cable extensions it would take your build to the next level.
Ordered some from cable mod last week. Since my motherboard came with a 20% off coupon code
Nice I've been looking for some for my current build. Saw some on amazon for $41 CAD from CableMod USA.