Description

I was going for a PC that would absolutely crush anything I threw at it, and I am pleased with my results!

I put the M.2 Drives into a RAID 0 config for super fast data transfer and reads.

OC the 8700K to 5GHz

Boot time from off to Desktop = 4 sec Boot time from off to Overwatch Main Menu = 15 sec

Running FFXV 4K Ultra with ease, only see it drop to 58 ish in cut scenes Running Overwatch 300FPS (Hard game cap)

As implied before, load times are ridiculous, I no longer have time to make a sandwich between boot up and desktop, so there is the one downside.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice PC with amazing specs but you need to work on your cable management for the fans. The cables are covering some of the lighting from the RAM.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Already fixed! uploading a better shot. I ordered cablemod cables so there are some cosmetic changes to be had. Thanks BTW!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

MUCH better. Very nice! Also I wanted to ask, how is the building experience in the 500D? I'm still debating whether I should get one for myself or not

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it is worth it! The building experience was easy. Using an ATX MB there wasn't a lot of wiggle room to get the board in as the power supply shroud was a little in the way. The only other comment I have was installing the fan mounting bracket that comes with the case was a challenge with the 3 fans and radiator attached.... Once I realized i had it backwards and upside down that problem went away. Recommend the 500D RGB version as the included 3 LL 120 fans and lighting node pro and commander pro make up for the 250$ price point as that fan 3 kit is roughly 120$ on it's own, AND you get tempered glass in the front.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice choice of parts. This is the case I want to use in my next build; Corsair lists it as EATX compatible, but if the PSU shroud doesn't offer much wiggle room for your Z370 Strix ATX mobo, that's a little worrisome if I decide to use an EATX board. Do you estimate it could fit?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say so, there is plenty of room above the MOBO for an EATX

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Got the cable mod cables in! put the Rad in push pull

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree that boot times are important. No waiting!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

oh my lord

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

What voltage for that overclock on the CPU? Also just curious but how did you test stability?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

the ASUS Z-370-E Gaming board came with an auto overclocking tool in the BIOS. So i barley lifted a finger for the OC. Actually found the tool by accident LOL.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

weird it usually sets it higher than necessary so your CPU is wayyyy colder under load than i would expect. Is it delided?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

No, but I am considering a delid. I need to run AIDA64 proper

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah okay that makes sense

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. This thing will blast through pretty much anything. Did you consider dellidding? It can reduce temps and is especially important for 8700k as they used pretty ****** thermal paste between the die and IHS. I've seen people testing their CPU's and their temps dropped by 20-30C just by dellidding.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I am considering it, i would have to buy a de-lid-ing tool and paste, i guess i'd go with liquid metal? As this is my first build I am taking it one step at a time.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thumbs up on the liquid metal, but that is also because any other thermal paste is better than the trash that Intel used. I'd recommend Dr. Delid (https://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Computer-Skylake-Coffee-processors/dp/B06Y5DXWX1). Pretty quality one, and it is "Painless and Easy".

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You wouldn't be worried about getting any of it on the substrate? Last thing I wanna do is fry the CPU. Just nervous about the operation. Thanks for the link!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep no prob. If you really don't trust urself send it to siliconlottery.com

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm, the service is the same cost as the de-lid tool, I will consider it. 5 days is a long time without my CPU LOL

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Corsair respect.

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah, now if only the iCue software worked well...

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

This build looks familiar, haha ! Really good choice of parts, hard to beat ! What an amazing first build, big respect !

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! great minds think alike ;) you should finish the job with 2 ram sticks and 2 LL fans

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I think 16GB is more than enough for myself but who knows ... ;) I was willing to buy those 2 LL120 at first but people on forums were complaining about the LL120 not pushing enough air through the rad and recommended keeping the stock SP120 for push configurations :\

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh that is weird, this video showed better performance with LL fans. https://youtu.be/mb7n_b39F78. I am considering taking the three fans that came with the H150i and putting them on the back for push/pull config since i have the fan headers to do so. What do you think?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Do it ! Your your gpu & cpu should have better temp with a push-pull configuration. I wouldn't hesitate ;)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you are right, I am going to wait until my cablemod cables come in, and do a mega cable management job

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Switch out the intel core

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

For Ryzen? no thanks lol.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? Ryzen is cheaper and can offer much better performance for the same amout of money you paid for the intel core

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Just recognition I guess? all of my PC experience has been with the Intel core series, I was just more comfortable with an Intel chip.

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

Intel still the king of single core performance, ideal for gaming, regardless of how many cores the Zen+ architecture gets.

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

Only getting a few percent bonus vs a huge bonus on multi-threaded games

  • 8 months ago
  • -1 points

I would consider 15% admirable from 8th gen, remember, 8th gen is over a year old and Zen+ architecture is only a few months old. Also, with Intel's 9th gen 14nm++ architecture coming out, Intel once again takes a large lead in the gaming market for PC enthusiasts, and with core count for threaded workloads. Intel also still feels more solid than an AMD purchase. All comes down to a person's preferences.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you had any issues controlling/syncing the Corsair RGB fans and the Asus mobo regarding the RGB software? I have a similar build and have been reading about RGB software compatibility issues between the two. I have a similar build and was curious if you ran into any issues (or found a fix) to get the two lighting programs to play nice.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering the only RGB on the PC that is not corsair is the little fashion piece over the heat spreader. I've just let that cycle rainbow. As the corsair software is bugged to hell right now, I've just got random patterns going ATM :/

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

how is your gpu temp with the aio mounted on the front?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

When I crank FFXV to Ultra 4k My temps on the 2080 ti hang at around 70-75C

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

can I ask why not a single 2tb 960 evo instead of double 1 tb 960 evo

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Take advantage of Raid 0 config and speed, I know an NVMe SSD is already Fast AF, but squeezing every Mb/s I can. Plus longevity of the two drives could be better in theory

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That’s one sexy pc

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I debated it for a while, but once i found out the I7 in the 9000 series didn't have Hyper-threading I got turned off and figured the i9 didn't justify the 200$ price difference