Thanks man, that means a lot! Yeah, it's unfortunate that GTX 770's were affected by the GPUpocalypse but if you're persistent I think you still might be able to find one for around $80-$100 hopefully!
Absolutely, I'm glad you were a little bit inspired! This website is a great resource for putting something like this together!
Yup, it's a scrappy little CPU, does an admirable job!
That's so cool, yeah the 2400 is a great CPU too from what I hear! I really was surprised about this case though, super good value!
Absolutely, really happy with the performance!
RIGHT?!?! Isn't that crazy? I'm a big fan of breathing new life into old hardware, thanks for the comment!
Thanks! And yeah, the 4360 performs really well for an older CPU, it doesn't hold back the GTX 770 much (if at all) in gaming. Only downside to a build like this is the lack of cores/threads for things like video encoding/streaming but otherwise it's a great little gaming PC!
Yeah, the T and S series CPU's are generally just slightly downclocked versions of their stock counterparts. They're used in systems that have smaller power supplies and require less power/heat dissipation so they can be run on relatively low supporting hardware. I've used the S and or T models of a CPU twice in the past and haven't had any issues with them performance wise, they're usually much cheaper too!
Hope that helps!
They certainly could be! lol The parents had a strict budget though so I had to do the best I could for around $350 under a relatively short time period.
Exactly, it was running Rocket League at high settings in 1080p at over 60 fps and CS:GO was running at over 100 on medium settings so it does really well! The efficiency of the older intel CPU's (2XXX and 3XXX series) is actually pretty surprising, I highly recommend these CPU's for budget builds!
Awesome build, love the red! +1 for great cable management!
Great build! I love the use of color and excellent pairing of parts! I've used the 380T in the past and I can agree that the cable management is a bit of a chore, especially if you have LED strips lol +1 from me!
I can confirm it fits! It was tight but the side-panel definitely fits, I've seen other people with this CPU Cooler/Case combo before as well lol
Additionally, because of the extremely limited availability of Coffee Lake CPU's there has been a significant amount of price gouging. A brand new 7800X can be found for around $360 easily but consumers should expect to pay upwards of $420 for a brand new 8700K (assuming they can even find one) and at that price point it make a lot more sense to spend the extra $80 and go with a 7820K (at least on the Intel side) if more cores/threads are the goal.
I absolutely love this, well done sir lol
Absolutely amazing build man, your story is inspirational as well! So glad that you were able to create this masterpiece for all of us to see, +1 from me for sure!
No problem, sorry for the wall of text lol
Throwing my two cents in for what it's worth: First and foremost great job on your first build! It takes a lot of courage and research to delve into the world of custom PC building and you did awesome! You part choices seem well thought out and the build as a whole is not bad aesthetically either! 8GB of DDR4 is plenty for gaming and you have the added benefit of having 2 extra DIMM slots available in case you decide to upgrade to 16GB in the future, so don't sweat that. Also, your motherboard is actually really good as well, don't worry about upgrading that.
To add to what Lobesterareawesome said though, I agree that upgrading the CPU cooler would be a good next step, while the stock Intel cooler isn't the worst thing you can strap to your CPU it's far from ideal. Spending $20-$30 on a good air cooler like the excellent Cyrorig H7 or the venerable Cooler Master 212 EVO would be a great improvement (temperature and noise wise) for not a whole lot of money. Additionally, with a cooler like that you'll be able to dip your toes into overclocking the 7600K!
The next thing I would recommend is upgrading your PSU to something with not only more wattage (650-750W would be ideal) but also something that is at the very least 80+ Bronze rated. EVGA makes some great PSU's but the model used in your build is definitely something that is mostly reserved for lower wattage, budget oriented builds. The Rosewill Hive 750W 80+ Bronze or EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze would be good examples of what to upgrade to but there's some great lists on JonnyGuru.com for reliable PSU's at every price-point.
Lastly, I think an SSD would be a great upgrade as well but I would save it for last considering it has the potential to be the most time intensive. Once installed, an M.2 SSD or even SATA SSD would give you dramatic improvements in not only boot times but also daily use with applications, transferring files and the like. The motherboard you selected was a great choice and has a lot of features one of which is on-board M.2 SSD support so something like a 256 M.2 SSD from a reputable brand like Western Digital or Samsung would be a good bet, just make sure that you use PC Part Picker's configuration tool to verify that it's compatible with your motherboard! Keep in mind that to use the M.2 SSD as your boot drive you will have to re-install Windows and transfer any files/games you have installed from your 1TB drive if you want to benefit from the faster speeds.
I hope you enjoy your build and feel free to reach out if you have any other questions or need clarification on something that I mentioned, happy building!
Thanks for the info!
I assumed it was purely and aesthetic choice, absolutely beautiful build!
Total overkill, just the way I like it! +1 from me for sure lol
One question though, am I correct in assuming that all of the fans are set to exhaust?
The fact that it was able to keep up with the GTX 760 in 1080p was a real treat, they overclock pretty well too!
These are the 90° fittings I used:
and these are the 45° fittings:
Yup! All of the fittings are from EK's website, I have a few of the 90° fittings for the back of the pump to make everything a lot cleaner.
Would love to see how it handles The Witcher 3 in 4K but if your time with this setup is limited then no worries!
Love the way it looks though, very inspirational!
Another fantastic build guys, would love to see more gaming benchmarks in 4K and 1440p if you're able!
+1 from me for sure!
Great looking build!
Only suggestion I would have is to change your RAM configuration to take advantage of the QUAD channel capabilities of the motherboard. I took a look at the quick start guide and user manual on Asus' website, you should put two on the left side of the CPU socket (slots A1, B1) and two on the right side (slots D1, C1).
Awww thanks, I don't think it will (judging by all the other great builds that are published this week) but I'm glad you like it!
Thanks so much!
Thank you, I'm sure you're going to love your build once it's done!
Thanks brother! You're too kind! =)
Stellar job on the tubing and the overall theme, absolutely love it! Plus, who can argue with two 1080ti's in SLI?
+1 from me for sure lol
Thanks for the compliments!
I love the S340, I think it's a great case for the money so you really can't go wrong if you end up landing on the Elite, it comes with that cool magnetic puck too! To be frank though, I think Phanteks cases (the P400 and EVOLV) look a bit better than most cases as far as aesthetics are concerned.
It's up to you though man, I'm sure whatever you decide on doing you'll be happy with it! =)
Very clean build and you did great job fitting that huge Noctua cooler in there, +1 from me!
I dig this, I dig this a LOT!
Great job on the build and explanation, +1 from me!
Thanks for the comment, hope you like the build!
Good catch brother!
The parts in this build don't seem to match what's in the picture, additionally the picture itself looks like a stock photo from a website.
Thanks man! Yeah, I think the RGB lights really help it stand out a bit, the parts inside are cool and all but when you light them up they look even better!
Hahaha oh for sure, at least 10fps lol I wouldn't be surprised if it was more like 20 fps XD
Thanks a bunch man!
Thank you, I thought it turned out pretty good too! =)
I think it's called the Corsair MM800 Polaris RGB, it's a great mouspad!
Nice! Yeah, I'm a big fan of Corsair's products lol
I have the VOID wireless headset and RBG Strafe keyboard from them too!
Neat, feel free to post it!
My build definitely wasn't built from the ground up with pure budget and price/performance in mind though (see the color matched RAM, fans, case and motherboard), it's important to remember that it has a Ryzen 5 1400, an overclockable ATX motherboard, 16GB of DDR4, and a 256GB M.2 SSD. Even when cutting corners I feel like the asking price wasn't too high lol
Funny you mention that, when I first put the build together a few months ago I was having issues and I couldn't get past 2996 without it crashing. I was really diligent about BIOS updates though, they were releasing them pretty frequently and about a month ago I was finally able to hit 3200 so I think they mostly worked out the kinks lol
Hey man, I get that you're proud of your setup (that you haven't posted yet) but unless you have something constructive to say about OP's then when you make comments like this (and the other comments you've been making on other builds) it tends to look a bit toxic.
Hope to see one of your builds posted in the completed builds section soon!
I'm going to have to disagree wholeheartedly, I've used the AMD stock cooler on two builds already and it's an amazing CPU cooler in it's own right.
I've had no issues with heat dissipation (if anything it does a better job than advertised) and the cooler itself is extremely quiet even when compared to something like a Cryorig C7 at similar RPM's.
Additionally, I've been able to maintain stable overclocks of up to 3.9GHz on an R7 1700 and an R5 1400 with just the stock cooler, that's exceptional.
I recommend doing a bit of research (or even testing the part yourself) before making broad statements like "don't use a AMD stock cooler because of heat issues", especially on a website where some people have thoroughly tested the components in question.
Great parts selection, amazing photos and awesome cable management for such a small form factor! +1 from me brother!
Sorry for the late reply!
I put the RGB strip along the edges of the case where the windowed side-panel meets with the chassis. There's a little bit of a lip that the magnetic strip can slip into and I just edged it from the very back of the case up to the top and over to the front! The stock Phanteks one is a pretty long strip so it was able to pretty much light up the whole case, hope this helps!