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Hello, this was my first PC build ever. I use this pc for mostly gaming but want to get into streaming and video editing in the future. I originally planned on getting a 1080ti but could not find one at a reasonable price, although I was fortunate enough to find a 1080 on newegg for around $580. I delidded my cpu and replaced the TIM with thermal grizzly conductonaut. I'm currently running a 5ghz overclock at 1.25volts stable. The build went smoother than I expected, which is great. I plan on adding additional storage soon along with other upgrades like better fans and possible custom cables. Added a 2tb firecuda sshd and black/red sleeves cables from cablemod.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

well you could get a 1080 ti if you save alot of money on the motherboard

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, but I liked the mobo. I'm also using it's features, for example, it is currently being used as a router for other devices in my home.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

i see thought it would be a waste if you're not using it's full features hahaha

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

1080? $580?? ONLY? :O

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! I got pretty lucky haha

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting choice in mobo, however I always respect a new 8700k build on this site. I recommend adding some more fans, you got plenty of space for it. Throw a couple 140mm's up top near your exhaust and a 140mm at the bottom as an intake.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I wanted to add some noctua fans in the near future. I have 2 fans that came with the case at the bottom right now. So it's a bit unbalanced but it's been working ok for now I think.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man!! 60c cpu under load ? wow mine is delid and with fans and under load it goes to 70c :/

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

lol what kind of load? if you mean benchmarking or stress testing then sure, but if your de-lidded 8700k is getting to 70c during normal gaming then you have a thermal problem. Maybe reattach your cpu cooler, get more fans, lower the ambient temp of the room, anything

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Under Stress testing, under normal load I don't see anything over 50C

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

thats good, you must have good ambient temps in the room

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

could you post more pictures of the build? I'm looking at other Define R6 builds and trying to finalize the look, I'm stuck on how to position my LEDs and fans and get the inside fully illuminated.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah man, not sure what you wanted to see be i posted some updated pictures.

  • 21 months ago
  • 0 points

I'll give you $600 for that 1080...

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I would if I could, but then I'd end up without a graphics card.