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I've built many systems but this is my first high end build with a lot of research and planning. I've been planning to build a high end system for years and now I've finally been able to build it and I'm absolutely enjoying it.
i7 8700K CPU When I heard that Intel was finally going to offer more than 4 cores in their mainstream lineup, I was so excited as I wanted a CPU which is good at gaming as well as video editing and this CPU is just perfect. I've overclocked it to 5 GHz @ 1.34v and it handles everything I throw at it without any problem.
NZXT Kraken X52 AIO Cooler This has the best looking pump in the market and offers pretty good cooling as well. I'm using Corsair SP120 RGB fans with this and it keeps my overclocked CPU around 80-85°C @ 100% load while the ambient temperature here in Mumbai is always around 30°C. So, overall good performance in my books.
G.Skill Trident Z RGB RAM (16GB) (3200 MHz) (C16) Again, this has the best design in the market and the performance is great as well. Will upgrade to 32GB in the future.
MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon I was originally planning to get Maximus X Formula from ASUS but it has still not made it to the Indian market and even when it comes, it will easily cost 2x the price of my MSI board while offering not many extra features. I really like the carbon fiber integrated design of this board and also the features and IO ports on offer. I feel that it is a great balance between design, features and price.
MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio I was originally planning to wait for next gen Nvidia GPUs but looking at the shortage of stock and increase in price of all high end GPUs due to mining, I decided to go with the current king of the crop as it will easily handle everything with ease for the next 3 years. Also, I wanted the GPU to have the same design aesthetic as my Motherboard and the Gaming X Trio goes perfectly with my theme. My only fear was regarding the clearance in my Corsair 460X case as this is a massive card. Fortunately, I was able to fit it but this was extremely tight. There is literally just 1mm gap between the GPU and the Radiator and I've bent a few fins of the NZXT Radiator while installing this card. But no serious damage done.
Corsair 460X RGB Case Even for the case, I was originally planning to get the Enthoo Evolv TG from Phanteks but it wasn't available in India and importing it from USA would make it very expensive. So, I decided to go for my 2nd favorite case, the 460X. For such a beefy GPU, the 570X would've been better but I don't like the half PSU shroud design of the 570X. The 460X case looks stunning but the amount of space for cable management at the back is really low. That is the only complain I have about this case.
Dell P2418HT Touch Monitor I wanted a touchscreen monitor and this is a really good option. I only wish it was QHD instead of FHD. The monitor stand is quite versatile and the included USB Hub is useful.
Storage I'm using the 960 Evo M.2 SSD as my system drive and the 860 Evo Sata SSD for my video editing projects and the WD Red 3TB HDD for storing all my games. The speed offered by all of these is fantastic and I'm very happy with them.
Keyboard & Mouse The K95 Platinum is my first ever mechanical keyboard and it's awesome. The design, build quality, typing and gaming experience as well as the lights are just amazing. The G502 Mouse is just perfect for my hands and grip style. I wish that Logitech launches a wireless variant of the G502 with minimum latency. That would make this mouse even better than it already is.
T&V Ratsel BT Speakers These speakers provide an amazing sound experience and also offer a lot of connectivity options including Bluetooth.
Corsair RM750X PSU Powering all these components is the awesome RM750X PSU. It has long warranty, 80+ Gold Certification as well as 0 RPM Fan mode when idle. Overall, perfect and reliable.
Right now I've named this PC as Carbon Conqueror but I've not yet finalized it. Let me know if you can suggest something better. I'm open to suggestions.