Description

Decided to build an "all air, high end desktop gaming/workstation PC" for 2018. She was approximately 8 weeks in the making due to the case being a little delayed. Bought the 1080ti as an upgrade to the aging rig (i7 2700k) last December before the "mining craze" but decided to go ahead and build an entire system. Always had an affinity on cube cases, so I decided a compact, ATX build around the CaseLabs BH8 chassis with a decent amount of CPU power for light workstation use as well as AAA gaming. All air cooling courtesy of Noctua CPU cooler and Noctua AF-A12x15 slim profile intake and exhaust fans.

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

why did you choose skylake x?

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

As opposed to Ryzen I would pick skylake x anyday. I have a 1700x and fully updated BIOs and it still won't clock right.

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Amd has quite a long way until they are actually competing with Intel in my opinion.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Intel has much stronger single core performance, and more cores don’t always mean more performance

Also it’s less silicon lottery when it comes to overclocking

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I was looking into upgrading my workhorse (i7 2600K) and wanting a little bit more CPU cores and to take advantage of quad channel memory as light workstation use for work.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

why down-vote someone asking a simple question...take my +1 willmaa, I would like to hear their answer as well. It seems to me an 8700k is a better investment in most cases (it handles large workloads on its six cores just fine), unless the OP has a specific reason.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Always wanted a BH7 when they were out, but could never fit it into my budget. I wish they still made them now. How do you like the BH8 overall?

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it a lot!!!! I've always liked horizontally mounted motherboard so it was a no brainer for me. Its a little cramped at the bottom part where the PSU, HDD, SSD, PSU cables is housed so it was a bit of work doing cable management. But temps wise it was perfect.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason for all air vs liquid cooling? This looks wicked BTW. I'm looking to do a first ever PC build w 7820x and 1080 ti for video editing (coming from mac).

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!!! Mainly due to size constraints of the case, partly due to paranoia that involves water cooling (leaks, maintenance of a custom loop, pump going bad, etc.) I just make it a point to get the best and reliable fans that's available and setting a custom curve for them.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Boss Man! How's your temps and noise level? I like the cube case btw :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

Put a sandwich in there... I dare you.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL!