Description

My Youtube Video Editing / Gaming Build

My Youtube Channel RON TEK

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.

Component Selection:

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.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice squeeze!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. Whats the name of the program from the widgets on the right side of your screen ?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Its called Rainmeter which is very popular and has thousands of skins. This skin is called win10 widgets.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Is a tv a good fit with a gaming pc?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It's fine for most types of games. Only multiplayer FPS games which require low latency might be an issue as TVs have much higher latency than normal monitors.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

why did you mirror your screens and not extend them? you don't really get any of the benefits of dual monitor that way

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I keep switching between both modes depending on the use case. I use mirror mode when I'm on bed which is exactly in front of the screen and i control my PC with my wireless keyboard and mouse.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Really like the Power Supply Cables.. Where did you get them ?

Thanks for sharing !!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

They are modflex cable extensions from cablemod.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.. I think I might get similar for some of my Rigs. Might even use those for my Mining Rig as well..

Just don't see sexy cables on Mining rigs often..

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow great job!!!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

GPU just barely fits, lovely build and setup man.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the msi board rgb to work with the trident z rgb?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Now Trident Z RAM supports MSI Mystic Light. The problem is that you can only set the colour of whole RAM stick with mystic light but not individual light zones. So, I'm using G.skill's own light software which is in beta.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The gskill software doesnt detect my trident ram and idk why. I have the same motherboard too.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

The G.Skill software is still in beta and it doesn't play well with MSI Mystic Light or any other Motherboard light software. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the mystic light software. In my case, the G.Skill software detects the RAM but 1 of the RAM changes to red color everytime I start my PC as the mystic light software takes over. Then, I've to turn off and turn on the lights from G.Skill software to reset it to the multi color pattern that I've set for it.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build sir. A good inspiration for my 460x also. How was the size of this particular psu? I am struggling to find a compact psu because I heard cable management is hard if you have long psu because of the hdd cage.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, in its default position, the hdd cage is very close to the PSU area and only PSUs upto 550W will fit. But fortunately, the hdd cage is movable and can be shifted to the right by about 2" which gives enough clearance for 750-850W PSUs. In this position, you can see a little bit of the cage between the PSU shroud and the front fan. For cable management, I intentionally went for only 1 hdd and installed it in the lower slot giving me a decent amount of room in the cage itself to tuck in a few cables. My PSU is about 8" long and with cables, you need about 10". I highly recommend opting for fully modular PSU as you can minimize the amount of cables connected to the PSU.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Solution: "evga G3", de 650,750,850w

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Loving the build great job

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the vegeta figurine lol

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

HEY FEATURE!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Im thinking of a similar build but dedicted to audio production ans recording, with oly the odd occasional games. About your AIO cooler, how is it performing so far with i7800 as I have heard these get really hot idle and much more when overclocked?

Has there been any pump failures or leaks for your AIO system ?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

My i7 8700k is performing well. The idle temps are a bit higher than I would've liked @ 45-55°C but with an overclock to 5GHz on all cores and an ambient temp of around 30°C, that is expected. On full load, it averages around 80-85°C. Without overclock, the idle temp is around 35-40°C and full load temp is 60-70°C. So, overall increase of 15-20° due to overclock is reasonable. I used Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste instead of the pre-applied thermal paste. I've not encountered any leaks or pump failures so far.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats good to hear as I was hesitating going for the AIO approach based on test reviews and comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the temps like for the M.2 SSD? I've seen some videos that show that the M.2 shield on the motherboard actually increases the heat of the SSD. Have you had any problems with it so far?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I've not had any problems with the M.2 shield. My Idle Temp is around 42°C and while running CrystalDiskMark, it increases to around 51°C which is way below its max operating temp of 70°C.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks for the reply!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello nice build, I have something similar but I want to switch my motherboard to the one you have.

I read about a problem with the rear io cover being too tall to fit inside a 570x case with a rear 120mm fan installed.

I'm worried its the same for the 460x.

Did you have any problems fitting the 460x case and the MSI Z370 carbon pro gaming?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I had also seen a video by Silenced Tech about that problem but I didn't have any problem fitting my SP120 RGB fan in the 460x. I didn't have to force it at all. There was perfect amount of space for SP120. Maybe the ML120 fans need a little more space which might have been a problem in the video I saw.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent news, thanks for replying!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio would look geat vertical mounted