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Realism (First PC)

by sneaky_ninja_



Date Published

Sept. 21, 2018

Date Built

Nov. 3, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

2.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.645 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


My first PC, I use it mainly for gaming and youtube. I love the performance and all the components are amazing. Virtually no complaints

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DerplePurp 3 points 7 months ago

did you actually spend 824 dollars on a gtx 1070 ti?

WPK_Tater 3 points 7 months ago

Yeah was wondering the same thing. If so what a ripoff

sneaky_ninja_ submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Luckily I did not, I got it for £450 when they were fairly new

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_Unphazed_ 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Clean setup and I like the black/white aesthetic. Well done

sneaky_ninja_ submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you very much!

JohnsonEntertainment 2 points 7 months ago

+1 for Sackboy!!!

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Talk about overkill CPU cooling!lol Well I also agree the Intel stock cooler looks like a pile of steaming %&%* and would have clashed with the rest of the build. I have also done a recent i5 build in that exact same case and that case is awesome to build in, one of the best on the market. It has great airflow as there is enough of a gap on each side for the fans to draw in air with (unlike many other cases) and you can feel the high build quality with that case.

As a question as I see you got a z370 chipset board with a locked i5 CPU are you able to enable multicore enhancement in the bios? Basically the feature that allows the CPU max single core turbo to apply to all cores. That CPU has a single core turbo of 4.0 GHZ but an all core turbo of 3.8. That feature if it does work for you would require a better cooler than the intel stock cooler but what you have now is by far more than ample. I would have just gone with either a Cryorig M9i or Pure Rock Slim (whichever was cheaper) but the h7 is not all that pricey either. Glad to see you didn't spend $100+ for a cooler on a locked i5 cpu which I have seen people do before lol.

sneaky_ninja_ submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I will admit the cpu cooler is on the overkill side but it was more of an aesthetic choice. The reason i got a z370 mobo was because they hadn't released the lower end motherboards when i built the system.

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

If that is the case did you see if you had access to multi core enhancement in the bios? Would be able to squeeze a tiny bit of extra performance from that CPU!

sneaky_ninja_ submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I haven't actually checked, but I will now

Dnehiba3 2 points 7 months ago

H7 not that expensive & I like the industrial looks of huge air coolers. CPUs easily upgraded. Very sharp!

sneaky_ninja_ submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I love the look for the price too, I was originally going to go with the hyper212 but for the extra £10 i much prefer the looks and extra performance of the H7

Maskeraith 1 point 6 months ago

Hey, nice job on the build, I will build a similar build. But I have one question, what RGB led strip kit did you use and where did you place the LED strip?

sneaky_ninja_ submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I used a simple 12v rgb strip and plugged it into the motherboards rgb header, this is the exact one I used as it has magnets in the strip https://www.amazon.co.uk/Speclux-Magnetic-Computer-Controller-Desktop/dp/B06XRBXS7B/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1538418367&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=pc+rgb+strip&psc=1 I placed it in the top of the case

jubarah 1 point 5 months ago

is it worth buy a 1070ti nowadays ? sorry im new to pc and planing to build one. nice build btw

sneaky_ninja_ submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

From what I've seen the RTX launch is a real disappointment, so I'd say that a 1070ti is a great deal still. It's basically a 1080 when you oc it but you can find it £50 cheaper at least. I'd highly recommend it, especially if you find any good black friday/cyber monday deals

jubarah 1 point 5 months ago

hmm, the thing is im so new to pc and no one can overclock the card in where i live. i really dont want to overclock it. it seems risky and i have been saving money for ever :( anyway thanks for the replying.

sneaky_ninja_ submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I thought the same too when i was new to pc but overclocking your graphics card really is simple and is there's almost no risk. All you've got to do is watch a couple of videos and you should pick it up pretty quick

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