Description

Hello, my name is Dare and I am a gameaholic. My goal of this build is to feed my 144hz monitor as many frames as possible.

CPU Why did I go with a 7700k over a 7700 you may ask? Is it to overclock? No, actually it was because for $20 more I would get 4.2GHz over the 3.6GHz out of the box processor. Regardless of whether you are planning on overclocking or not $20 for a +14% increase is pretty good IMO. If price is a big factor in your build then the 7700 does come with a stock cooler which will shave off a few bucks for you as well.

Cooler When my parts came in I excitedly ripped open the boxes and started building. However, there was a snag when I was transferring my Corsair H100i from my AMD build over to this. See, the Corsair's box was left in Los Angeles during my move and in that box was a crucial component, a mounting bracket for an Intel socket. Wanting to get the computer up and running by that night, I ran to Best Buy. Unfortunately, they only had two choices in stock. An ugly and inefficient 212 Evo or a Corsair H100i v2. Needless to say I went with the H100i v2.

I do want to note that I am at my desk 6 days a week, 15 hours a day, and cooling and fan noise are important to me. While a Cryorig H7 would work just find with the 7700k, it would be a bit louder and run 10C hotter. I am currently running 56 C in game and my GPU is louder than my radiator.

Motherboard I went with the Asus PRIME not to overclock but because of wanting to keep with the white and black theme. Also, the Asus also allows my ram to work at 3000mhz. I did recently build my fiancee a budget gaming rig with the Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H and that motherboard looks really clean for a half the price of this Asus PRIME board. However, you would be giving up some RGB and the ability to overclock.

Memory As noted above I recently built a budget gaming PC and Team makes some good 2400 ram called Vulcan if you were looking to save 25-30 dollars. It also looks quite spiffy. They also have a lifetime warranty but I went with Corsair for no reason in particular other than name.

Storage I store all my pictures of videos in a cloud along with 2 cloned hard drives that I keep out of my computer. 500 SSD was perfect for my needs although, storage needs differ from person to person.

GPU The GTX 1080 is a perfect match with the 7700k. It only is a 1% GPU "bottleneck" if you would even call it that. It is nearly a perfect balance.

Case A black and white tempered glass mid tower on sale for $74.99. um... YEAH!

PSU Great rating and reliability. Plenty of power.

Taxes I have a 5% cash rewards card. Since the tax rate is 7% I took the difference (2%) and added it to the taxes since I did not see a way to easily add 5% cash back onto the build.

I want to note a few things. I transferred my Windows 10 copy to this computer by logging into my Microsoft account so it was free. The SanDisk was to install my OS and the Noctua fans came from my old build. The Noctua's go onto the Corsair rad and REALLY quiet things up. In my old build the fans were hidden now they are not. If I were to have to buy new fans for the H100i V2 I would go with Phanteks Static Pressure fans to keep in sync with the color scheme or really any other Static Pressure fans that aren't brown even if I were to sacrifice a bit of airflow.

Note that under load temps are under NORMAL gaming load not stress testing.

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Comments

  • 32 months ago
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Wow, nice clean setup! I'm jealous. No upvote. +1

  • 32 months ago
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Thanks Claw. Don't be jealous my desk was $89 the monitor stand was $100. The paintings were $70 each. I also have a budget gaming build that just wrecks for $670 on my profile!

  • 32 months ago
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Oh wow. How does that G4600 hold up for you? Nice budget build.

  • 32 months ago
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Thanks man, the G4600 holds up nicely paired with the GTX 1060. Anything higher than a 1060 I wouldn't go for the $87 G4600. It bottlenecks at a 1070 with only a 2-4fps increase.

Overwatch GPU: 70% CPU: 91%

PlayersUnknown GPU 82% CPU: 82%

There is a nice write up on it. Not sure how this site likes links so just search for "Testing When the Intel G4560 Bottlenecks GPUs: GTX 1050ti to GTX 1080" on google. It was written by Gamers Nexus if you are interested in some actual benchmarks.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Kradkovich! Where I was living before, I was not able to get an IKEA desk as it was one of the states they do not ship to. I am happy to be able to have an affordable and decent looking desk now.

Perhaps in the future I will get the ALEX drawers units instead of the cheap metal legs and a Kallax shelving unit instead of the little nightstand table. There are some very amazing ikea setups especially on reddit battlestations and you don't need have thousands of dollars to have a nice office.

You should post a build up yourself man!

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  • 32 months ago
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Hmm... Don't know how I missed the '2 builds' directly to the right of your username!

Anyways, nice builds I gave each of them an upvote. You have a great eye for design. Your desk look setup looks spectacular.

Your floating monitor looks great and your cable management is spot on. It is amazing how people will spend soo much on their computer and cheap out on their cables which end up with that wilted flower look. Defiantly not the case in your build.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet g-buzz that warp on that table is terrifying me.....

Nice build though +1.. I've a real soft spot for the monochrome builds it seems... But godz sake man get a leg or something underneath those triplets! :P

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I see what you are seeing BUT I think it's just the camera angle as it is solid beech. Will defiantly throw down my level on it when I get home to make sure. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • 32 months ago
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So did the case come with an LED strip?

  • 32 months ago
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Hey Seb, yes this one did. However, the Silent versions do not.

  • 32 months ago
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HOLY SHET ITS GUD. MY EYES CANT ACCEPT DIS GREATNESS

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks man!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is gorgeous and exactly the aesthetic I love. Upvote! Also, thanks for your comments on my build. I agree that your cables are far superior and I must have them! https://media.giphy.com/media/OumORJKlWvcjK/giphy.gif

Can you list where you got these cables from? I would love to order them once I get the green.

Thanks!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks man, I posted the link on your build page's comments but just in case here you go: https://www.ensourced.net/

  • 31 months ago
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Hey man, love the build, What specific cables and lengths did you order? Relatively new to building so not 100% sure what cables i'll actually need for this case, Spec is Pretty much the same if that helps! Thanks!

  • 30 months ago
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I JUST saw your message, sorry! I ordered the 30cm length ones but they are quite long IMO.

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  • 29 months ago
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In this case, where did you put your ssd?

  • 24 months ago
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Late response but it's under the other side's panel where the wire management is.

  • 25 months ago
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Can anyone tell me if the p400 Tp (this exact case) has a power led + and -. I’ve been looking around inside the case for the cord and am unable to find it. My motherboard says I have a problem with the little wires down there and I would appreciate any help I can get to fix those little wires. Btw my mobo is the asus b350 for Ryzen.

  • 24 months ago
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Late response but I think it did. Hope your build ended up going well.

  • 23 months ago
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Very nice looking build, I have a lot of the same parts coming in next week! Big question is how are the temperatures? You have a radiator as an intake, I presume, in the front.

  • 23 months ago
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Thanks, yes radiator is front mounted. The temps are fine sock but I didn't end up over-clocking it so I cannot really tell you what it will be like once you do. I doubt you will have an issue though.

  • 23 months ago
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temps are fine STOCK*

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! Looking to build something similar in the monochrome theme. Just to make sure are the Noctua fans at the front pushing air into the case or pulling out of the case? Phanteks also claims you can fit a 360mm rad in there, does this imply that you can install a third fan there?

If you game what do your temps on the GPU and CPU look like? I absolutely love the look of the case, but Gamersnexus was rather harsh in their thermal critique.

  • 18 months ago
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Thanks. The Noctua fans at the front are pulling air INTO the case. The top of the case is open. The fan in the back of the case is pushing air out.

According to reddit you can mount a 360mm rad if you remove the hdd cage (in the picture it is under the tie fighter held on by 4 screws). https://www.reddit.com/r/watercooling/comments/672okq/phanteks_p400_questions/

This build is from 2017 I am in a node 202 now which is amazing by the way because I can fit it into my backpack and take it anywhere. Therefore, I cannot comment on the GPU and CPU temps anymore so I apologize. I can't imaging the case getting too hot because you can also top mount the two more fans to pull air out of the top of the case. But, I am not a review site like Gamersnexus so I am no expert.

  • 18 months ago
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Sometimes I prefer the actual users over the experts as what they find "a very large difference" may not actually be that dramatic in real life :p

A node 202 looks cool, what hardware do you have installed in it?

  • 18 months ago
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Nearly the same hardware. I just changed out my motherboard to a MSI Z270i Gaming Pro Carbon, my cooler to a Big Shruiken 2 Rev air cooler and then shoved it into the Node 202. It's not the most beautiful case but it fits seemlessly into my backpack.

If you aren't traveling much a Louqe case would be great. These midtowers are just a bit too big for me now. http://www.louqe.com/