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.
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, :)