An update on this rig. It's still running beautifully, and I've made a few upgrades along the way:
If you're planning to still do this build, it's imperative that you spring for the i7-7700 (You can get the K for a minor boost, but you can't OC with this build). The i5's meager four threads are a huge bottleneck for most recent AAA titles. I found the i5 struggling to keep up on BO4 and Battlefield V, to the point where it was nearly unplayable (constant dips under 60 fps).
This shouldn't happen when you're rocking a card like the 1080ti.
If you want to look at the most recent part list, here it is:
This is roughly a year on from my initial build of this - can confirm everything is still working 100%. I've made a few upgrades - mostly to accessories - but just popped in a 1080Ti FE from NVIDIA. This thing just melts anything you throw at it.
Here's my update to the initial build list - I saved over time to get all these things - but this build is great to get you started with a dependable machine that is very moddable and easy to navigate.
I'm a bit late to this, but it's still running excellent! Let me know if you have any specific questions
Thanks! Any thoughts on future expansion/upgrades re: the DUKASE?
Fantastic guide! I followed the tutorial (mostly) to the letter and have a great new machine that replaced my aging 4-year build. It was my first done completely solo without the aid of a friend who had done it before! These tutorials are incredibly empowering and professionally done. Please do more.
A few comments about the end product:
Some words of warning to newbies like me trying this for the first time:
Out of curiosity, what other upgrades would be worth doing to this? I noticed the DUKASE has an empty fan bay on the top of the case. It would be cool if you all did a follow up video on more mods you can make to it. Not sure how much flexibility there is, but would be good to know what else you could do with it.
All in all, thank you so much PCPP! This was a fantastic and enjoyable weekend project.