Description

I am in high school (First year) and I needed to move from my Phenom 1055T cause I needed a way stronger PC for CAD, virtualization, Adobe Creative Cloud, Solidworks, CATIA and of course for gaming.

Building PC took me 2 hours with cable managment and installation of Windows was very fast. CPU Cooler took me half a hour to figure out how to mount bracket on socket. Configuring in BIOS and overclocking went with some issues that were solved pretty fast with latest BIOS. I am overall impressed with performance and I had i7 running on 4,7 GHz in AIDA64 for 1 hour and it didn't crash neither thermal throttle.

Sorry for not having a lot photos, this pc had to be put together very fast due to school project. I'll take better pics when I'll have time.

Part Reviews

CPU

Very good overclocker, keeps up to my workload.

CPU Cooler

It gives me a lot of headroom for OC but Corsair didn't put LGA 1151 instructions and took me half a hour to found out how to mount it :|

Motherboard

Basic motherboard with overclocking. It works and VRM's don't overheat

Memory

Easy OC to 2667 MHz which helps me in CAD software

Memory

Easy OC to 2667 MHz which helps me in CAD software

Storage

Most of software is on this drive and made my software very responsive.

Storage

Blazing fast loading time on Windows with Fast Boot

Storage

Good and reliable HDD for storing a lot of files and games.

Video Card

I couldn't resist for $150 to get one of those with warranty and its very very capable for my workload and PUBG runs on High without problems at 60 FPS without drops (V-Sync On)

Case

It doesn't have glass panel but I won't complain cause I got it for $35

Wired Network Adapter

My VM's now have 1 GBit connection to rest of my network and helps a lot to reduce load on my main network card.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn you're a freshman in high school and you need a stronger PC for CAD, virtualisation, etc.? That's pretty insane, my high school sure wasn't that cool lol, sweet build man

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks m8 :) I am going in IT High School in Croatia, its name is : Elektrotehnička Škola Zagreb

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Your written English is very good for 2nd language high school student. At what age do you start high school in Croatia? 7700k is perfectly fine for your need. High single core performance will make your pro apps perform smoother with less lags.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

at 15 we start high school.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds awesome, enjoy high school man

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh hell I will. It sounds wierd but its fun to study and learn only english, physics, math, little of engineering and mostly IT. I have a lot of friends and IMO its way better than in middle school :)

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  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, it was on discout for $320 (i7 7700k bundled with Corsair H60) I couldn't resist and memory 2666 MHz+ is $210 so Ryzen wasn't option

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Also my friend has Ryzen 7 1700 and he said it won't benefit for me and that I should go Intel.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

It does

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  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

if your buying the cooler new then technically no but after market thermal paste is better and i recommend it

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

pre-applied thermal paste is not as good as aftermarket paste, as long as you buy good aftermarket paste

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, but still it took me sometime to figure how to mount it cause there was nothing in instructions about mounting on LGA 1151