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My wife wanted a PC she didn't have to maintain and she didn't want to spill something on it. So i build a dual system PC under my desk where it can be taken care of with remote connections for her peripherals. here are the current specs:

Common Hardware: Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL DS, Corsair 6x HD 120/140 RGB fans and 4x lighting strips, NZXT Sentry 3 fan controller, Cable mods cable extensions, and Omron relays.

System 1 bottom: i7-8086k (WARNING do not use MCE it forces 1.5v into your cpu unless you upgrade to BIOS F7), Gigabyte Z370M D3H, 16gb Gigabyte RGB 3200Mhz DDR4 memory, Samsung 970 pro 512gb NVME ssd with EKWB NVME heatsink, Samsung 960 evo 1Tb NVME ssd with EKWB NVME heatsink, EVGA GTX1070 FTW2, Fractal design S36 AIO, Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I WiFi card, and Corsair lighting hub.

System 2 top: i7-8700k, Gigabyte Z370N WiFi, 16gb Gskill Trident Z RGB 3200Mhz DDR4 memory, Samsung 970 pro 512gb NVME ssd, MSI GTX970 ME, 2x Western Digital black 2TB hard drives in raid 1, and Fractal design S24 AIO.

The case came with a power supply device that powers 2 motherboards with one power supply. I used cable mods extensions to supply power to all the components because the case does not come with any. The case came with a 5.25" drive bay power/reset/connector for the additional motherboard, i did not use this and instead used a Silverstone ES02-USB remote PC starter and usb extensions from the rear of the case. I also wired in a green halo power button for the top pc's use when the wireless starter fails. I use the NZXT Sentry 3 to control all the case fans independently and then use the Fractal design S24 for the top MB and the Fractal design S36 for the bottom MB. That way the cooling does not change depending on which MB is turned on or off due to fractal design AIO's pumps being powered off the CPU fan header.

Problems i ran into: I had to cut the removable motherboard tray out to fit the 140MM fans for the H115i radiator i originally had in the top (this is a design flaw in this case they could easily fix with a tray revision). I swapped out my RM650i with a Corsair HX1200i because i ran out of CPU and 8 pin PCI-E power connectors (also future proofing). I had to remove the Corsair H115i in favor of a Fractal design S36 because SATA power keeps the pump/fans/lighting running when the power supply is on (no matter which motherboard is on) so i have had to install a complicated relay system to prevent this and other sata devices from being powered up constantly. I had to remove the corsair commander pro because it kept messing up my lighting/etc when sata power was on but system was off (rerouted thru the lighting hub).

Plans for the future: Replace the MSI GTX970 ME with my GTX1070 and replace the GTX1070 with GTX1080 TI+. Replace the side panel with tempered glass. Install an LCD for status monitoring.

The system builder here wont allow you to configure dual system builds correctly (adding additional MB, Ram, Processors, etc so i added them in as custom parts).

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Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks pretty sexy. 10 case fans, wow! Is it loud?

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

not loud i run them at 60% and below

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you very much.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the i7-8086K worth the $60-70 extra when compared to the i7-8700K? I’m deciding whether to get it or not.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

i would think so

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as I am aware the 8086k is just a binned 8700k. If you don't plan on overclocking it it comes down to whether you think that slight stock boost is worth it, if you do it depends on how far. I don't plan on overclocking and got one, but the event it was made to commemorate did play a part in that decision. Based on current pricing I am pretty sure the difference is more than 60-70 usd.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't believe it was worth the $75 more...it runs very hot with MCE on like 80C. it seems to me to just be a very nice i7-8700k they upped 300Mhz. will post more on it if a bios update fixes anything.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

It's for people who don't want to risk getting shafted in the silicon lottery as it basically guarentees a 5ghz overclock at the bare minimum. Some 8700ks will top off at 4.9ghz.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Bios update fixed everything, its sweet now getting 67C max at full load under stress test with all 6 cores on 5ghz. It is surely worth the money now considering the 8700k runs way hotter 90% of the time. During gaming, surfing the net, watching movies, etc im getting averages of 31c to 48c with a room temp of 73F.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

YES THE NEW PROCESSOR I NEEEEEED

  • 21 months ago
  • 0 points

It’s honestly just a cherry picked 8700k. Not super interesting.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

idc the sticker is so cool. i think im going to buy the sticker off of ebay

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

mine came with only a basic sticker that says i7 8th gen...no fancy sticker in my box, same sticker as my i7-8700k has...

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious, how did you get the 8086k before it was released?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I got my 8086k on launch day was in stock in the UK. I think it depends on your country

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Launch day was supposed to be on the 8th. I think your retailer might have started selling it before they were supposed to, it happens sometimes.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

pre-ordered from newegg.com and they shipped it to me overnight.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

nice pc dude

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you its a constant work in progress, i intend on tempered glass side next. i will post more pics this weekend,

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

good luck dude

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful, how is the 8086k, and 1070 combo?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

works the same as the i7-8700k and 1070, no difference i can tell

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

So exited to see a pc with the new cpu! Sexy af pc btw

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

First 8086K build on PCPP, nice.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Super interested on how the 8086k fares against the 8700k, Hows it doing so far?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

about the same performance in real life workloads, but it benched 16% better. even tho bench tests are worthless imo.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

um.... where did you get a 1070 for $260? unless it's used i need to find out :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

i bought it when they first came out and there was a big sale at evga then did the trade in program when it failed to cool properly.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

is the headset good? ( g pro ) ( loud and can hear footsteps )

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

yes its very good, tho i puchased the g433 for my wife and it has more accessories and sounds the same for less money.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

is it really the first on the site?

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