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So I decided that in my sheer stupidity that online shopping was not something that really wanted to do this black Friday. I decided at 5:45 in the morning that I was going to go shopping. Regardless of what the percentage discount is on the things that I bought California Tax rates bring the costs back to about average in terms of what they should have cost.

So I went out to Best Buy, microcenter, and Apple to buy some additional things for my Computer and setup, as well as some additional things for school.

For my PC itself I went out and bought an intel core i5-8600k, and with that I also bought a new board, Same series as the one I had in here before, Gigabyte GA-xxx-HD3, ultra durable series board.

The chip itself is one that I am purely blown away with. I have it running at 4.3Ghz at 1.275 volts. This chip is absolutely stunning in the fact that the 6 physical cores allow me to do things more efficiently than before, like you can see pictured I have three chrome tabs open with one of them streaming YouTube at 1080p and playing a game at 1080 on ultra as well. As well this chip destroys my video exports and handles it all very well and Autodesk performs buttery smooth compared to how it was operating before on the 7500. Gaming performance is as expected, stellar. I am not seeing overly drastic improvements form my 7500, so far I am averaging about a 13% gain over the old chip, so really it is not that big a change.

The board is not so much a big difference over the last board I had in here. Same series, same colors, and same header layout as my old board, so there really is not much to say about it. Easy to use BIOS, simple to overclock, and easy fan control for all 4 fans I have in my system. Not really much to say here.

I also bought a new monitor (pictured solo in picture 6). It is a very good 100Hz 1080p 27" monitor from Acer. Not much to say here but the colors appear a bit too bright and washed out next to my Professional Dell monitor.

The final thing that I have bought is a late 2016 15" MacBook Pro. This is one that I intend on using for class work and other tasks related to school as well as the occasional Video edit when I need to.

Numbers:

Mass effect Andromeda: Average 185, Max 261, Min 122

Forza Horizon 3: Average 126, Max 377, Min 161

Forza 6 Apex: average 264, Max 351, Min 144

F1 2017: Average 113, Max 221, Min 78

BeamNG.Drive: Average 150, Max 332, Min 107

Forza motorsport 7: Average: 151, Max 234, Min 104

Unigine heaven: score 2643, FPS 94.2

Cinebench r15: 140 singlethreaded, 1063 multithreaded

Unigine Superposition: 6345

3DMark FireStrike: 20163

3DMark TimeSpy: 7234

All tests were run at 1080p high settings with MSAA at 4x with FXAA off.

Hope you all enjoy the build

        -Cheers, TruVueTech, :)

P.S.: I had one person message me about a drawing i had sitting on the floor of my room in my "A build for YouTube uploads and homework" completed build. I have added two additional photos of a few drawings i have done. feel free to leave any thoughts you have on them in the comments.

       -Cheers, TruVueTech, :)
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  • 28 months ago
  • 5 points

Forza fan +1 and RAM prices are ******* ridiculous right now

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Sad because I thought you meant there was an actual forza fan in the case. Oh well. Cool build tho!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thx.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

honestly i feel like a got a deal on the RAM that i have in my system right now, and Forza is one of the many racing games that i enjoy playing.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Sabrina Carpenter, huh? do you have a favorite track of hers? personally I love Two young Hearts.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

i do actually. I enjoy On Purpose. it is a beautiful rendition of accidental love, and i also love it vocally as she displays a lot of range and control of her voice in acoustic performances of the song.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I can see it. The reason that I like two young hearts is because it was a soulful song from the minds of Cameron Delany and Meghan Trainor about young love. I am glad that the two of them had the trust in Sabrina's Vocal talent to give her the song to perform on eyes wide open.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I am as well. it was songs like this that Sabrina Credits for her ability to write the music that she does. she also credits her sit-downs with Meghan for her ability to take inspiration and use it when writing a song. WHY being a prime example of taking direct inspiration. she wrote it after a talk with her producer that wound up being a comparison conversation about what they both like and dislike. it is things like this that i love about her music and her as a person.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

that I can agree with.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you find that cable management strip that is mounted under your desk along the edge in picture 9?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

you can find them here on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Channel-Cable-Organizer-SimpleCord-Management/dp/B06XZPYP7Y/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1511744492&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=cable+raceway&psc=1

they come in 5 sections that are all 18 inches (56 centimeters) long, the adhesive comes in strips with them as well.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

idk what's nicer the pc or the drawings

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I have more in terms of drawings man, you can see more on my insta:

Bladd12001

The PC itself was a hella investment for me coming in total i spent less that 1350 dollars on everything this you see here in the Setup. that was all of the money that i made this summer to build this. i also have a Christmas build coming soon that will be using all of the parts that i took out of this system when i upgraded it.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I got that same Acer monitor from Best Buy. Have you figured out how to calibrate it so the colors aren't so washed out? I don't have an optical drive, but will borrow one this weekend to try out the included software. I enjoy the size, but the colors are bugging me - esp for design work.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

i would suggest fiddling with the menu on the monitor as i have found that at 50% brigtness and the setting for color being changed to movie/Cinema as this changes the display towards more color accuracy, a bit more blue, but more accurate in terms of representation, as well if you are doing something with an image that is darker or involves a lot of dark almost black colors, it has a hard time blending them seamlessly and i have yet to find a way to correct that. if you need a monitor that i solely for color representation, i would've suggested looking for a better deal on a 27 inch version of the dell monitor that i have sitting in my setup here as it is a professional series monitor that is brilliant to overclock to 75Hz and maintain full sRGB color space coverage and Full HDR 10 support over DisplayPort.

you can take a look at the other monitor here:

http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/210-alio

also i have one question, will you be posting your finished build when you fianally finish building it?

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll try those settings once more. So you had no luck w the included software though?

If BB has that Dell, i’ll check it out too!

and Yes! I do plan on getting some photos of it up in the next week. Had Finals to take care of this week.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

that would be correct, it did nothing to help correct the color issues and displaying of colors being washed out. however i have found more use for this specific monitor as a gaming screen where it can use it's 75Hz refresh rate well and color representation does not need to be the best. i have the dell specifically if i need to do something whee color representation matters, or if i need to do something productivity related from my MacBook. that is why i have two different displays.

I understand the conflict of finals, My high school runs on a 4 by 4 block schedule that changes classes every semester, similar to college. I have my finals this coming Wednesday and Thursday. Look forward to seeing your build though, looks good from the list you have.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds like a good setup. Two displays are definitely preferred by me aswell.

GL on your Finals! I'm headed off for the Holidays, but I'll be sure to let you know when I post my build.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

alright sounds good.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the DELL monitor good?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

for gaming not so much if you want high frames and a good response time, however the display comes factory calibrated to cover the adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces and has HDR 10 support. i would say that if you need accurate colors, like i enjoy this is a good monitor for you to use for that prupose.

Refresh rate(s): 1080p 59Hz, 1080p 60Hz Response time gray to gray: 6ms

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

LMAO, I just bought it, will it suck? I will game on it

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

60FPS solidly, yo will not notice the latency at all if you are playing and FPS games, so yes it will be good.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

K, thanks!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Has the motherboard given you any problems? Have you tried overclocking with it?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

the board lies to you when you perform overclocking with it. my BIOS shows that i am running 1.275 volts on my chip to achieve 4.3GHz, but CPU-Z is showing that under full load i am only running 1.175 volts on the chip. if you want to do some overclocking with this board, find another. i would suggest looking at the AORUS GAMING WIFI model board, it is going for 103 dollars US right now. it also has a better power delivery system on it for better over clocking.

I hate this board with a passion right now especially since i really want to be able to hit 5.0GHz on this chip, but i fear that this board will limit me on the ability to do this or i might fry the chip in the process of overclocking.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, a noob question, did you need a seperate wifi adapter or is wifi already installed?? I'm about to purchase the same motherboard

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait, is that a wifi adapter in the 4th image??

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

lol Never mind just looked over your parts list.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

BTW it was not a noob based question. but yes you do need a wifi adapter. however if you do have Ethernet i would suggest that you use that for your computer if at all possible. However i have seen a Maximum of 250Mb/s over 5G wifi ion my use of the wifi card in my part list.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that that mother board? I have heard different things about it.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

it runs hot, and it it is not for overclocking. i would go with a B360 motherboard, or a higher-end MOBO if you want to overclock.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get a GTX 1060 for 122 bucks? is that number correct?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

it is correct. I did realize quickly why it was so cheap when i got it. EVGA sent me a recall notice on the card around January of last year because the card was prone to igniting when under high load situations.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

1.275v for 4.3Ghz seems really high. You can usually reach 4.5Ghz on 8600k with like 1.2v

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

not too bad, I am averaging in the high 60's and low 70's. peak temp under Cinebench was 76 degrees, but just keep in mind that over 80 degrees you will start to see decreased life span of the chip. just a reference to keep in mind when overclocking, if you plan to, on your chip. that was why i stopped at 4.3GHz.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

4.3 ghz should not require 1.275 volts to be stable. You can likely lower voltage quite a bit. I get 4.9 ghz at 1.28, and 4.7 at stock voltage on i7 8700k. Maybe i got a good chip, but that seems really high to me. Nice build by the way.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

i tried for 6 hours to get to where i am at. i did try this overclock with 1.20 volts and stock voltage and neither one was stable, Aida 64 crashed the system every time. i can easily bump my clock down to 4.2 at 1.2 volts and it is stable there but i can't get 4.3 sadly.

Thanks for the input man.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

i found out why that voltage thingy was a bit high to you. My board lies to me and has some major v-droop to it and terrible VRM and Power Delivery cooling on it. My BIOS may say that i am running 1.275 volts but CPU-Z is only detecting that i am hitting 1.125 volts under full load on the chip in AIDA 64. I am looking for a better board, probably gonna go the ASUS rout and get the z370-E gaming board just for the peace of mind and true understanding of what I am doing in terms of overclocking on my chip and for safety reasons as my WRM and Power Delivery is getting up to 125 degrees + at full load on the chip on the current board.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Why don’t you just let your turbo boost handle it man?