Description

I only have 1080p monitors, so I only wanted to build something that could handle most/all games maxed out at that resolution. Originally I was on team red with a fx-6300 but after much convincing decided to try team blue. I had bought the liquid cooler for the AMD because It was overclocked to something like 4.7 so I just switched it over as well as the HDD and case. I like the transparency of the front but might change cases after a while since I want to give custom water cooling a try. I only went with the 980ti because a friend of mine was selling it for about the price of a 1060 which was my first pick. Everything turned out great I play all my games at the highest settings or close to and never have any trouble. Overclock of 4.4 was preset by Asus EZtune so I just left it. Only problem I have is the mobo will not pick up the fans that are attached to the h100i so it wouldn't boot because of CPU fan speed error so I had to ignore it and as a result am unable to set a fan profile for the rad fans so they just do their own thing.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Awesome mobo looks great tons of options but unless you turn the leds off in software even when pic is off th leds enter their stock strob and light up the room.

Case Fan

Very loud when spinning at max speed but with a little tuning quiet ish and move a lot of air.

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Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! The 980 ti is a great upgrade right now , it's still a beast!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, the 980 definitely is a beast it's like an apache attack helicopter both in game destroying power and noise when the cooler spins up.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean it's a great build and it looks pretty good, but IDK why people continue buying i5's when Ryzen 5 exists.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Its still a fine CPU. And maybe he bought it before Ryzen 5.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I have nothing against the i5-7600k. It is indeed a great CPU and you get great performance for what you pay, but Ryzen 5 is just better.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I had started buying parts for the build right before ryzen had dropped I should have waited but was eager to start. But I don't feel like I'm missing out since the ryzen really pulls ahead in workstation performance and I only plan to game.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The 7600k is still the king of gaming below 300 USD especially if you decide to overclock it.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

At 1080p I bet the i5 edges out the ryzen 5

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It does unless it is a game like Civilization 6 or Universe sandbox.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that is true, those games are rough on a CPU. I imagine a full screen on Starcraft 2 would like a ryzen 5 better too!

  • 33 months ago
  • 0 points

Ryzen 5 is not just better. There are still situations when the i5s are better. If you are a 144hz gamer then you might buy the 7600k as you want to fully utilize your monitor's capabilities.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a similar setup! I may eventually get 1700x but for now my 7600k is working out wonderfully! And I love the motherboard

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I would keep the 7600k for a while unless you are going into content creation. Also I would wait until the 8000 series from intel and the 2000 series from amd comes out to upgrade.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the only reason I would makebthw switch is for streaming. But Im certain I'll be just fine with the 7600k. I think I just like building a PC haha

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

hows overclocking?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for slow response, it overclocks easy and well I have tampered with it a little bit but so far keep it at what the asus autotune set it to.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thnx , its a great build