Description

As the title indicates this is a complete rebuild of an older gaming PC. The parts marked as $0.00 were reused. the old parts went towards a friends build for the bargain price of $600. This covered the cost of my graphics card. Overall very happy with the build, plays anything 1080 on ultra/crazy setting with around 90fps average on AA titles. Yes I know the GPU is overkill for 1080p but I wanted something that would not break a sweat. also possible going to treat myself to a VR set around xmas.

Also the 3x NZXT Hue+ fans were actually purchased as 2x hue fans and the hue controller. this was not in the inventory.

Part Reviews

CPU

great CPU no complaints. even managed to overclock to 5ghz just to test it out. i prefer to run on stock settings

Motherboard

Great features and 2x m.2 slots on a micro atx provides further upgrade paths.

Video Card

Overkill for my system so havent pushed it yet. Have not bothered with any overclock as a result. Plays anything very well at 1080p

Power Supply

Really feelt like a premium product from everything to the unit the box and the cables. I scoured Johnny guru for hours before I decided to buy my new PSU. This had a great review, works great so far but early days.

Case Fan

the led on this one does not work so i have had to create a ticket for RMA dissapointing

Case Fan

works great with Hue+ really does put asus aura to shame. too bad the 120mm fan didn't work.

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Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, queenslander here :)

+1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Good stuff I like ur build also

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Ooh, Australia. Exotic. lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Very

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

good build looks great

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Get to 4.5 GHz at least. I have a 6600K at 4.5, easiest OC ever, but it requires significantly more voltage. Just take it there, if you can.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I had it at 5ghz stable but I always worry with overclocks. PC was expensive lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Just do a bit, take the free performance. As long as your voltage stays below 1.3-1.4-ish you have nothing to worry about, the lifespan won't be affected at all. There is a stigma against OCing, and its understandable with expensive hardware, but you really have nothing to worry about. Mine at 4.5 is at 1.28 Vcore, which is far below the threshold of concern, and won't affect lifespan.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok thanks for the advice. Might look at again in the future.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually an i5 and GTX 1070 isn’t overkill at all @Rocket1981

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok done haha

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