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The 6 core Beast

by gbad950



Date Published

Jan. 12, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 30, 2017

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I built this for my late night gaming and school use with coding software. I chose the 6 core processor after having a wonderful 5 years with my i7-3700 in a laptop and this new i7-8700 has shown to be a beast with the benchmarks I've seen. With the applications I run I didn't need more then 16gb of RAM and i think the G.Skill Trident Z has a sharp look to it and the price I couldn't pass up for DDR4-3000. The MSI Gaming X has stolen my heart with the aesthetics and from the quality of the product that I had read about I had to try it out. This is a first build for me and I couldn't be happier with the hardware I have put into it. The 1070 is more then enough of a graphics card for me after having an NVIDIA GeForce 650M in my laptop and it running my games super smooth. I have a VIVO dual monitor mount that I mounted to my desk for extra security and those samsung 24" curved monitors were on sale at bestbuy so I snatched them up.

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Houstoner 1 Build 5 points 3 months ago

That is one expensive GPU for a 1070

gbad950 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

was only $400 when i bought it, prices have skyrocketed since then.

Lager11B 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

How do you like those monitors. I was thinking about doing a similar setup.

gbad950 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I love the monitors, great for the stuff I do

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Concretequeen359- 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Was you freaking out when it actually worked? I'll never forget that feeling...do you recommend those monitors.?

gbad950 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

This being my second build I still had that feeling of "OMG what if I have pre-damaged parts" and then when it turns on I get too excited lol. The monitors are great if you're not a competitive gamer chasing FPS. Nice crisp images

OccamAsylum 13 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

It's a shame they're only 60hz monitors though. Your setup is capable of a lot more than that!

gbad950 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you and I know, when I get more cash I will get some badass monitors for sure

Entiddie 1 point 2 months ago


gbad950 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

I haven't kept up with my temps but I can check them out and add some details on it. I don't do much other than running VS and games.