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My First Gaming High-End PC

by Rafa_Nerd



Date Published

May 3, 2018

Date Built

April 24, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.5° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.926 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.2 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.7° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.8° C


So lets begin!

The master race CPU: I5 8600K Its pretty good, its a very good cpu to OC to around 4.6ghz with 1.27/1.30 vcore with no worries, haven´t had a single issue with it and im pretty happy about it, its powerfull, handles the usual games very well obviously, if someone is looking to buy a 8600k do it! It´s worth it, just dont get the 8700k, its overpriced crap lmao...

The master race GPU: GTX 1070 Strix OC I wanted a 1080, but then i didnt have the money for a 1080, but then i tought lets give a go at the 1070ti, then i was like, nah, its a overclocked 1070, so went with the 1070 and overclocking it to 1950mhz and seems pretty good too!

The Case: Nox Hummer TG RGB Such an under rated case but beautiful in my opinion, it was 64.50€ where i live (Portugal) and to be honest its the best looking case i´ve ever seen! I Love it, it has 3 fans on the front, all RGB wich can be controlled in the case button. The construction quality is pretty good.

The Water Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 I know maybe its not the best or some might disagree water coolers are worse than air coolers but for a 8600k i was gonna need a h100i v2, its very well built and good quality, its not very loud so to me its pretty good! Temps are around 25-35 degrees celcius.

The motherboard: MSI Z370 SLI Plus I Know there are better quality motherboards but it works and hey it has RGB xd ahhaahha but it was on sale for 90€ so it was a good deal! It does come with a ton of things with the motherboard, many cables left.

The power supply: SeaSonic 750w Focus Its honestly the best psu you can afford for 100€, its enough and well over what i need, bit overkill but i want it to last really long so yup! Went for it!

HDD and SSD: WD Blue 1TB HDD, No SSD YET. HDD is enough for what i need, its 1000gb so its well over for the games i want to play. I havent gotten a ssd because i tought i was gonna use the one on my old pc but then again the budget had to do with no ssd, i know its quite not high end without a ssd but ill get a either a 512gb or a 240gb ssd soon!

RAM: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 2400MHz DDR4 I Tought that 16gb of ram was enough so i went for rgb obviously!

Thtas about it! Hope you enjoyed, i reccomend all of these parts! And this entire build!

Not really about the build but i also got a new monitor because before i had a LG L222WS it was 11 years old, poor old girl but she had to go, got this Omen By HP 144Hz Z7Y57A9 monitor, its pretty good to be honest! Colors are nice and no frame skipping or any problems with it at all!

Comments Sorted by:

crichardson26 1 Build 4 points 11 months ago

Nice build but gonna have to disagree with you on the fact that the 8700k is overpriced crap. It's much faster at rendering and editing.

Rafa_Nerd submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Yes i agree on that, but for gaming its quite overpriced, the 8600k or the 8700 will do better for the price

crichardson26 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Very true, even the i5 8400 isnt that much worse at gaming.

mil_ron 3 points 11 months ago

I'm a huge fan of the Omen monitor. Fantastic performance for 1080p! Also the most resonably priced 144Hz, 1 ms monitor when you snag it on sale.

Rafa_Nerd submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Its 1 ms??? Defenetly didnt know about that :P

Prady_Playz 2 points 11 months ago

Nice build! Just you should do more detailed reviews.

Rafa_Nerd submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Meh, its my first one so yup!

Prady_Playz 1 point 11 months ago

i ment on the pc parts like you just said "BEST GPU EVA! RGB EVERYWHERE" That isnt the best review

Rafa_Nerd submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

oh lol ahahhaha, xd, but its a very good gpu indeed

Tarawa566 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

This builds bottleneck is the lack of an ssd, i would get a 256 860 evo if I were you.

Nice build though


Rafa_Nerd submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Im thinking on getting either that one or a 500gb samsung too

mil_ron 1 point 11 months ago

The WD Black 256 GB M2 SSDs go on sale for under a $100 quite often. It might not be the Samsung that everyone raves about but I have no issues with it and it boots my rig in about 6 seconds

TheWeirdo 1 point 11 months ago

Nice build

Rafa_Nerd submitter 1 Build 0 points 11 months ago


Hold 1 point 11 months ago

Excellent Pictures! Nice build!

Rafa_Nerd submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Thanks bro! The pictures were taken with my phone not sure if they are the best tho

NotSoMini 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

1070 ti and 1080 are about even, 1070 ti is actually a little better. I do agree the 8700k is so expensive, nice build +1

Shastarocks 1 Build 0 points 11 months ago

Does the motherboard glow like in the picture of the listing on the motherboard? If so what color or can you change it?

Rafa_Nerd submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

It would if it was out of the case but when its in the case you dont see it as much but you can change to any color using mystic light app on the phone, wich you can also control the rgb on the ram (if its a tridenz rgb ram)

Shastarocks 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I just ordered it for 99$

Rafa_Nerd submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago