Description

i Build my own Rig using the following parts below using (using previous gaming keyboard and mouse)

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 LED 66.3 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

Memory: Kingston - HyperX Fury 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory

Storage:

Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (BOOT DRIVE)

Seagate - Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (STORAGE 1)

Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 10 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (STORAGE 2)

Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card

Case: Thermaltake - Level 10 GT LCS ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply: EVGA - 850 Watts 80+ GOLD G3 Modular Power Supply

Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit

Monitor: Alienware - AW2518H 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor

Keyboard: Razer - DeathStalker Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard

Mouse: Razer - Naga Chroma Wired Laser Mouse

Headphones: Bose - AE2 White Headset

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

You should definitely change out that power supply. A 500w is absolutely not recommended for a 1080ti.

If you Google a pc power supply calculator you'd see that your standard gaming load would amount to 500watts.

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

1 thing im sure. the watts mentioned in the parts are maximum already. considering maximum 100% utilization of a single parts (100% GPU power and 100% CPU power). but considering cost as part of the system build im looking on a long term non overclock gaming pc that does not really need a large PSU unless i will upgrade Z370 and have 2 sli GPU

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

No, a gtx 1080ti, when gaming, will draw roughly 60%-70% of it's total allowed power. Some games require less some games require more. So let's just say 70% to be on the safe side.

So you're drawing 250ish from your gpu 11ish per stick of ram so 44w for you About 200w from your motherboard+cpu About 18w from your fans/drives

That puts you over 500watts while gaming, even if you take my numbers and bring them down a little you'd still be at 90% of your psu which will tax it causing unneeded stress.

And my numbers are being generous.

And also, if you're looking for a long term gaming pc then it would be wise to look at a higher watt power supply so that you're not continually maxing your psu.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Noted, i recently upgraded to 850 Watts 8-+ Gold. this way i can utilize more of the GPU's maximum required power.

regarding the motherboard, i just use this because its budget friendly and i dont really overclock that much as i don't require heavy overclocking. for games and applications.

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

I'll take that as an option for upgrading PSU. Since im not overclocking this PSU still can handle most medium rendering works and gaming thats why i choose the motherboard as well as to limit myself as budget gaming 1st RIG.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the STRIX video card. -1 for the ugly CPU cooler. +1 for the SSD, Samsung is really good. And then +1 for completing your first build.

Total: +2

xD lol

I saw that you have a build guide. I have tons of build guides, check some of mine out.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, definitely an upgrade over a laptop. The only thing I recommend is changing the CPU cooler. The Hyper 212 is an ok cooler, it's not as good as it used to be with the Intel CPUs getting warmer. I wouldn't suggest overclocking until you get a newer cooler.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

im not a fan of water cooling since they all have the same problem. pump failure, leaks etc. looks good but will definitely need to check from time to time on the system. but will consider that as part of upgrade. besides 1st RIG build isnt need to be that dashing and expensive as what others are thinking.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I never did suggest water cooling. I recommend a dark rock pro 4 or nh-d15 before I recommend an AIO.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

If this is a pure gaming pc think budget couldve been better allocated but nice build

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but with a B360 board and an 8700k, you can't overclock at all

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

cons for overclocking is reducing lifespan of the processor. Given the good side of overclocking i really have a good reason why i need to overclock if i just do gaming and small application from work. maybe if i will do Rendering or video editing that requires me to have more power maybe i will consider Z370

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

interesting choices... may want to consider getting an z370 mobo to oc and a better cooler. decent cable management considering the case you have.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

cons for overclocking is reducing lifespan of the processor. Given the good side of overclocking i really have a good reason why i need to overclock if i just do gaming and small application from work. maybe if i will do Rendering or video editing that requires me to have more power maybe i will consider Z370

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, just wondering why you went with the micro atx and 500w power supply

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a cost budgeting which one fits on a low budgeting 1st Build. PSU power delivery isnt that BAD on 500W PSU that i have and consideing single GPU and im not overclocking so there is no need to get 1000W PSU mybe 600W soon to give allowance.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh ok, that makes sense

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

RECENT UPGRADE:

PSU: EVGA 850 Watts 80+Gold