My first PC build. I wanted to switch over from console gaming, so why not build an overkill rig? It has been almost 2 months since completing this build and I'm still learning more everyday. So far, other than a couple weird boot loops caused by the OC applied by game boost in MSI BIOS, it has been a phenomenal daily rig. The only thing I would consider changing, is going to a 1080ti when the next gen drops and prices head back toward msrp. It's also worth noting that I still get the fizz when I see the MasterCase Pro 5 with optional tempered glass side panel, reassuring me that it was a fantastic choice, as I'm sure many MasterCase owners can attest to feeling the same way. I'd like to mention as well that the G502 is an absolute god tier mouse, and is definitely worth a try to anyone who hasn't found their go-to mouse yet.
I'm running an all core 4.7ghz overclock at 1.25v cpu core voltage, as well as +200 on core clock, and +200 on memory clock for the GPU allowing it to achieve a 2100mhz clock speed. During benchmarking using AIDA64, stressing cpu, system memory, and cache to 100%, with FPU testing disabled, the cpu package averaged 58c over 30min with single core highs of 64c. With FPU testing enabled, which includes AVX instructions that absolutely hammer your cpu, it averaged 70c with highs of 76c. I believe these to be acceptable figures as I'll likely never run into a real world situation that stresses my system to that extent. It's worth mentioning that this is with a 240mm front mounted radiator to handle the cooling duties of the cpu.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my build. Comment if you have any questions.