You would be getting more frames with a CPU upgrade, just like you would a GPU upgrade. I don't want to tell you how to spend your money, but I would recommend getting a CPU upgrade first, as a better CPU is a longer lasting upgrade than a new GPU. Also, GPU's are very easy to take out and install, making the CPU a better, longer lasting investment.
I'd say to not get a 2080ti. Although there is big performance boost, a 2080 should do just fine, if you are already hitting 144fps at 1440p. Just wondering, what made you go for the i5-8600? Nothing wrong with it, just curious.
VERY cool looking build! Great job!
No problem my dude!
I still love this case. When I was doing my first build, I was considering doing a mini-ITX build. I later chose not to (for mostly cost reasons). When I was planning to build this, I LOVED the look of this case. The build looks great my dude.
Looks great! I love the Node because of its low profile design that doesn't really ever call attention to itself. Love that you two decided to personalize it more than for what it is. Hope you two had a great Valentines Day!
Cost may have been a limiting factor towards monitor size.
I agree. Although I have nothing against air coolers, a liquid cooler would look way cleaner and would show off the RAM.
Never seen that PSU before. Looks so cool! Great build dude!
Wow. Very clean and well built PC! Looks great! +1
Looks like a great build, but a few more pictures would have been appreciated (maybe with out the flash on for less glare?). Either way, build looks awesome and with tons of power! Great work.
True. I tend to trust the builders judgement. If that’s what they want, they should have it. Most of the time they have more experience than me lol.
Wow! Very nice build! The RAM costs more than my entire build... lol
Nice build. Looks clean inside and out!
Was about to say what you said. Why would you spend more money on stuff you don’t need? You seem experienced in your field, so I’m sure if you say you don’t need it, you don’t. Great build, by the way!
It isn’t a gaming computer though. It’s a rendering machine. Why would he spend money on something he doesn’t need?
Looks awesome. Great idea and execution. I really want to do this now...
I can see how that would've been a problem. But I mean you get what you pay for, so $50 for tempered glass and a clean looking front, I see why the inside is cheaper.
Wow! Love the color. Great build!
Almost made my build in this case. Sadly sold out the day I went to buy parts. Oh well. Looks awesome my dude!
There's your feature. Good job!
This is... Amazing. Wow. This has to be one of the coolest builds I've seen on PCPP. Bravo. I honestly think this deserves a feature.
Great idea. Also love the AMD representation. No doubt that it's all AMD. Even though I went with Intel (because it was all that was available at the time) I definitely would have gone with AMD.
Great pictures. This is quite this glorious build. The build looks amazing, but something about it with no lights on looks awesome... (Not hating on RGB, by the way, just thought the build no lights on looks nice.)
That's exactly what I thought (I'm not really an "expert").
I don't know what OP plans to overclock with a locked CPU.
Yeah I'm confused as well. How do you overclock an i3-8100? I have one myself, and as far as I know, are not overclock able.
Definitely. You also wont see the space in between the sticks with all of them populated, which will look way better.
Amazing build! Great dad! I'm sure he was super happy to receive this as a gift. I know I would be, lol.
I was about to comment the same thing, lol.
Rare I see a PC where the front AND the back are a work of art. Kudos. Amazing build dude.
Nothing wrong with 16 GB. I have 16 GB myself and it works like a charm with everything I need it to do.
Nice! I bet all four populated would look amazing, along with it being 32 GB. The crystal look of it is mesmerizing.
That would look awesome! Just wondering, is it a 16 GB kit?
Love the look of the Trident Z Royals! Great looking build. +1
A lot of people are not big fans of Noctua products (pun intended) due to look of them, but I personally love the look, especially in this build. Looks great my dude!
Nice build. I'm a Siege player as well, and I used to play on Xbox. I got 60fps with frame drops whenever I looked around or an explosion happened. Terrible. At least you and I now have the ability to get over 200fps! Cheers!
Looks very professional. Nice build! +1
Wow! This looks amazing! Haven't seen a mineral oil PC in a while! Good stuff my dude! +1
Nope, mine was brand new. If you weren't planning on getting yours open box, return it. Make sure you get what you buy. Hope this helps!
True enough! Probably still going to be changing stuff here and there for a while.
When I was planning the build I was thinking about RGB, but decided not to as RGB is more expensive. It didn't matter what color I made the PC though, since my mouse and keyboard are RGB, so they could match whatever I made. Would definitely like RGB, though.
Yeah, I would've opted for the SPEC-05 had it been available. Thanks!
Yeah, I checked that on every CPU I was considering. My brother had an i7 4790 and I needed to make sure that the CPU was at least near the performance of that.
Thanks! And you're absolutely right, it was fun planning and building this. Definitely never buying a pre-built.
Exactly what I was thinking when I chose the 8100. I still have plenty upgrade potential with the mobo and PSU I'm using.
Great build dude! Always nice to help out family. +1
Yeah, the CPU cooler was definitely future upgrade, but that'll have to wait. The temps are fine right now, and if anything a new CPU upgrade would come along with a better cooler upgrade. Thanks for the suggestion!
Lol, never actually thought of a splitter. You're absolutely right though. Probably a better idea than a fan hub anyway. Thanks for the suggestion!
Yeah, I really wish Canada Computers had it in stock at the time of buying. But either way, I still like this one.