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2017 Gaming PC

by ebordenave

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Date Published

June 21, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.01 GHz

Description

This is my second build ever, my first one was back in 2008-2009. I had planned for years about what I would do for my next gaming pc and it never came to fruition until recently. I am pretty proud of it so far but it was not without it's obstacles.

Part Reviews

CPU

CPU, i7 7700k. What is there to say? It works. It works well. I plan to delid at some point because well why not?

CPU Cooler

This thing is purely gorgeous. The colors, the vibrancy, the infinite ring effect. Just get it. The CAM software is pretty phenomenal too.

Motherboard

The motherboard has been great so far. Works as advertised. One issue I did have was related to the BIOS and how to flash to the latest one. That's really more of a GIGABYTE issue and how their software works (or doesn't work). Everything else about the motherboard works and it looks great with the rgb LEDs.

Storage

Expensive but boy is it fast. OS is installed and boot up is near instant.

Case

case is stunning. Picture do not do it justice. It was relatively easy to work with once I got the hang of what exactly I was doing, remember, it has been nearly 10 years since building a pc. Great cable management options. My one gripe would that I feel like this chassis is much more for watercooled pcs rather than air cooled ones and because of that, when I bought the NZXT kraken x62, I had difficulty putting the radiator on the front. Ultimately, I placed it on the top. As much as I wanted to do a push/pull configuration, having to drill additional holes just to get the rad to fit was a bit of an inconvenience. I may revisit in the future and do it.

Power Supply

Great! The manual was kind of minimal and that was a bit of a disappointment. I also wish that it came with straight connectors for the SATA cables in addition to the 90° ones. Overall, satisfied.

Monitor

Beautiful Ultrawide Monitor. I bought this because I found a really good deal on it. Unfortunately its not 4k/1440p but it's still gorgeous. 144hz. I do wish it was gsync rather than freesynce but the upcharge for the g-sync equivalent was too much. I'm still debating on whether or not I should eventually upgrade to a g-sync monitor or just buy a vega gpu when it's released just to take advantage of freesync.

Comments Sorted by:

zdizzle6 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

$3500 for a 1080p rig... oh man...

Sanguine47 1 point 21 months ago

Seriously lol

1080ti at 1080p without g-sync...feelswastedman

ebordenave submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I know I know :( I'll eventually upgrade

StarshipWarrior 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Don't stress dude, I am in same boat. Even though I have a 1080 card, I've spent $2400 AUD to play games on a 1080p 144hz monitor.. and mines freesync... gg.. haha

tsengnest 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Nice build bro! Love the full tempered glass evolv case. I built one earlier this year with the same cpu and mobo, but I had the windowed evolv. I noticed that the mobo RGB light sometimes goes rogue and if you connect usb mic to the front evolv case usb 3.0 slot, my voice gets distorted. Have you noticed those issues?

Magik_uwu 1 point 16 months ago

wait so without g-sync its not 144 hz? don't know a lot about free sync and gsync

Abdoklil 1 point 11 months ago

nice build i have question u have gpu gtx 1080ti it strong for games and it can play most games 4k 60 fps and 2k more fps then 60 why ? you bought this monitor LG 34UC79G 1080p 144z but the monitor amazing too can u answer my question plezz