Description

Great Build. Absolute love the parts I have chosen, but hoping to get some LED fans and maybe some LED's around the sides of the PC, so certain area of the PC is lit. I have built this PC because of my 7 years old PC, kept bottlenecking the GTX 1070, I upgraded to GTX 1070, two years ago but realised that my old pc was bottlenecking it. So i have saved up and brought these parts.

I have overclocked the CPU to 5 GHz with 1.35v, the idle temp is around 20c to 30c and max temp is around 64c to 68c with the CORSAIR H100v2. However, I think I am able to push it a bit more but these settings are stable and I don't want to risk anything happening to the CPU.

As I will be moving to my own room soon, I am hoping to have enough space for 2 or 3 monitors and have a much cleaner set up than this. It was also my first time in cable management, so it was very annoying and took a long time but I am happy with the result and hopefully, next time it will be much quicker to do.

Overall, I am happy with the parts, I have bought and I am satisfied with the performance that this PC can do on 1440p and 4k. If you have any recommendation on what LED fans I should get and any improvement I can make, please comment down below _^

If you want to check out my old pc specs click on this link : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/2QDVw6

Heres the current part list : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/xprcHh

Part Reviews

CPU

Amazing CPU, Overclocked it to 5GHz pretty easily and able to push it a bit more if i have too.

CPU Cooler

Fantastic cooler, helped the CPU to get low temps when overclocking.

Motherboard

Good looking MOBO, Its has all of the ports and functions that I needed. The aesthetic is very slick and look nice in my build.

Memory

The RGB is very bright and stands out. Its a very solid built RAM and 2666hz is all i needed.

Storage

Cheap and affordable SDD. Good for storing the OS and other small applications.

Storage

Reliable and fast SSD. I have used this SSD for couple years now and it still works perfectly

Video Card

A Beast of a GPU, it performs 1440p Ultra settings without a problem and certain 4k games work absolutely fine. I had SLI 660 before and upgraded to this GPU.

Case

Amazing looking case, The cable management clips behind the PC, helped me a lot with the cables and the tempered glass makes the whole build stands out

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a nice build! But I would suggest placing the headphones on the puck instead of on the monitor itself. Another thing is that I suggest moving one ssd to the mount in front of the case so that spot doesn’t look too lonely. Also for me personally I love 21:9 monitors. They won’t have that annoying bezel that 2 or 3 monitors have. Overall nice build!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I saw somewhere, where you can put a small screen at the bottom left of the case for showing the temps and performance. but I wasn't sure where to buy it and how to set it up. Also usually i put my headphones on the puck but i just didnt do it this time LOL. Thanks for the suggestions though i will have to think about getting a 21:9 maybe

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, that small screen is for sure very nice. And for the 21:9 monitor this one is highly recommended https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LrcMnQ/lg-34uc79g-b-340-144hz-monitor-34uc79g-b if your fine with 1080p. It has great value for its performance and 144hz is glorious.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

21:9 144hz IPS display. Really good fit for a GTX 1070.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

The price on the monitor is a bit pricey but i will have to look into ultrawides. But then i perfer 2 monitor as i can display other stuff on the other screen

  • 18 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm with you on the dual screen; but I really don't recommend getting two of the same monitor. Personally, I use a 27" 1440p as my primary, and a little 17"-19" 4:5 from 10+ years ago as my secondary 'heads-up' screen.

I recommend getting a cheap small screen for under $75 for your side display, and a decent IPS display (preferably with Gsync) as your main.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I tried it with 1.325v and it crashed twice when i was running Prime95 and CineBench. So i just decided with 1.35, I could of tried 1.33 to 1.35 but i just couldn't be bothered. I will do it soon though. Also thanks, the full modular PSU and the case helped me alot with the cable management :)