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The G-Machine

by santosgerman4189@gmail.com



Date Published

Oct. 13, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz


This is my new finished gaming build. I first started off back in October 2017 learning how to properly build a PC while I was taking computer classes in college I am going for my associates degree in science for computer information technology. My first build had a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard paired with a weak Intel Pentium G4400 Skylake Dual-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 1151 54W CPU. It was then upgraded to a Gigabyte Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming K7 motherboard I had paired it with the Intel i7 7700k CPU. I did light gaming with my EVGA gtx 560ti then I did a motherboard and CPU upgrade, so I had purchased an EVGA gtx 1050ti. Everything went smoothly for the next couple of months and then I started having PC builders withdrawal and I needed another fix lol, and that's when I upgraded again to the parts you see in my list. The only issue I've been having is that I suck very badly at overclocking. I recently tried to overclock my I7 8700k to 5.0GHz, but it kept crashing then I tried 4.9GHz crashing still I'm now stuck at a 4.8GHz overclock. I also tried overclocking my GPU witch I just got dirt cheap on eBay my EVGA gtx 1070 sc black edition, but that is even more complicating I really wish my hardware professor would have reached us how to overclock but he was horrible I had to learn everything off of YouTube and Linda.com maybe someone here can drop a comment on a good overclocking tutorial on YouTube that would be great. Welp this is my build it's been a journey, but I have learned a hole lot along the way hope you guys like it.

Part Reviews


The king of gaming CPUs out right now can be overclocked to 5.0GHz I currently have it at 4.8GHz my cinabench score is 1,556 super fast CPU love it can't complain.

CPU Cooler

Really good cooler for the price yes there are better coolers out there, but not at this price to performance highly recommend.


I love this motherboard built in WiFi one of the most RGB lit motherboards out now if you're into RGB although, you can disable it in the BIOS. Also the BIOS is very easy to maneuver around and it's performance is great I paid $169 for it, but if you can find the Gigabyte Aorus gaming 7 for about the same price go for it. All and all love this Mobo gigabyte I have trusted for many many years since there LGA 775 Mobos and they've never let me down.


So far so good I really like the tone of the RGB lighting I actually did not get these in black I got them in white to go with my color scheme. The performance is great plus it's pretty cheap compared to other Kit's if you're on a budget I highly recommend this ram kit well if you like RGB also it's not for everyone lol.


Great SSD my PC boots up in 10 seconds not even exaggerating. I've had this SSD for the last year it's still going good plus once again it's budget and great quality can't go wrong. I will be upgrading though to a 1TB m.2 hopefully soon I would like for my games to boot as fast as my PC does.


Had it for the last three years has been taken out of my only rig hasn't had any issues yet not to fast, but HDDs are known for that. I only have games and files and most apps I don't use often.

Video Card

This GPU is a beast for the price I paid really good quality the only thing I don't like is that it has no backplate. Normally you see 1070s and up with backplates don't know why EVGA cheaper out there. Asside from that it perfomes great.


I love this case I am so happy I switched from my AZZA Titan 240 which was just not my style. I had wanted a white case for a while but could not find a good looking cheap case. Until I saw this case for sale on Newegg man this case is top quality for the price. So simple to build in I saw many review's on YouTube just to make sure if it's worth it and man it was can't be happier with this case.

Power Supply

It gets the job done plus way better than those cheap unknown brand PSUs on eBay I've had it for a while now and it's doing great. One thing that sucks is yes the ketchup and mustard cables ugh I hate them the should have made them black, but hey the price is right.

Operating System

This was basically free from my old PC's I have been trading it down since windows 10 first preview came out on October, 2014. It's had many upgrades since then I have been doing good so far yes it's had it's thing's, but if you know how to keep it virus free then you will have a great experience don't use antivirus software just use windows defender. Also go on YouTube and watch tutorials on how to speed up windows and always read what the next upgrade is for before you upgrade. Another thing is always back up your files trust me I lost a couple of GB worth of files on my last upgrade the windows 10 version 1809 the good thing was the files where not important at all. There's good videos on YouTube explaining on how to avoid any loss of files check them out.


Great budget Monitor hopefully soon I can upgrade to a monitor with 144Hz, but of course will cost a whole lot more.

Comments Sorted by:

Gheleon 2 points 6 months ago

Great job, I love the build!

santosgerman4189@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks man it's been a journey through parts I just sold my super old gigabyte lga775 gaming motherboard from my rig back in 2007-2008. I let that thing go for 67$ with CPU Intel core 2 quad and gskill ddr2 freaking relic lol. I've always stuck to gigabyte even my 2011-2012 rig had an LGA 1155 Mobo.

santosgerman4189@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks brother

TechTuberTV 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

what fans?

Natester15 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Wondering the same thing, they look like aigo c3/c5 off Amazon but if the bottom are intake (I assume) then the ring would be facing down... I just moved my build from an air 240 to the 101, and am stumped on what LED fans to get because even the LL120's would look weird with the frame in between the viewer and LED ring...

TechTuberTV 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

You could get the hd120's, or ml120's rgb from corsair if the rest of your products are from there. Otherwise Deepcool's CF 120 isn't bad, neither is the NZXT 120's

santosgerman4189@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Aigo fans I got the set of five with the controller to connect them. I also bought an extra single fan because the case took six fans. The set of five cost me $69.99 not bad compared to other fans that are super expensive. Also these fans are pretty quiet.

msiebenaler 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build +1. Here is a link for the site that I used when I first got my 1070 and overclocked it, the guide is a little old but that shouldn't matter since I imagine 1070 overclocking is the same now as it was 2 years ago.


santosgerman4189@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks I appreciate that I'm going to add more pics of the build I had to flip the bottom fans because my 1070 was overheating, but I think it actually looks better the case is bad *** to really happy I got that Inwin 101.

BlakeBlassingame8 1 point 6 months ago

How did you get the 8700K so cheap?

santosgerman4189@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

On monoprice.com it was an open box but it was never used so I basically got new you can tell someone opened the box and just returned it I guess they went with an AMD Ryzen instead lol.

santosgerman4189@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=33853 here is the link it's out of stock now.

BlakeBlassingame8 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks hopefully it will come back in stock

BlakeBlassingame8 1 point 6 months ago

How did you get the CPU so cheap? but anyways nice build.

santosgerman4189@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Monoprice.com check It out it's probably sold out but it should be back soon. And thanks.

heran_buddhika 1 point 5 months ago

Hi, I have purchased below parts: CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 GPU: MSI GTX 1070 gaming X RAM: G.skill Tridentz 2X8GB MB: ASUS ROG strix B360 F gaming Casing: Coolermaster masterbox lite 5 RGB SSD: TEAM L5 LITE 3D 240GB HDD: Seagate 1TB 7200RPM PSU: Corsair TX650

I'm bit worried about the ssd. You have the same model. Would you recommend it? Does it work without any corruption. Because I've seen some bad reviews about Team ssd's.

santosgerman4189@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

So far I have been using team group RAM and SSD it's been good for me if I had the extra money to be honest I would go with the nvme M.2 970 Evo 250gb it's going cheap now at Best Buy for 89.99$ it's also faster and more reliable check it out.