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Utopia

by Boom_OG

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15 Comments

Details

Date Published

June 19, 2018

Date Built

May 7, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.721 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

Description

CPU ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core

I am very satisfied with the performance of this cpu. It runs every game I throw at it with no trouble at all. Very easy to overclock with the Asus mobo I got my chip to a mind blowing 5 ghz with some simple tweaking in the interface. One thing I would like to point out that a stock 8700k will run rather hot and this was unacceptable to me and for my intense uses. I delidded my 8700k using the der8auer Delid Die Mate 2 - CPU IHS Heatsink Removal Tool. Flawless performance after. I used Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Thermal Grease Paste for the IHS and I was able to go from over 80 c to down to fluctuating temps of 55 c-64 c.

CPU Cooler ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ Deepcool CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 153.0 CFM Liquid

What can I say about this cooler? It's AWESOME. Keep's my cpu cool and looks great with my build. I love the breathing effect.

Motherboard ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ Asus ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming Mini ITX LGA1151

I wanted quality and I choose the best mobo that I could get my hands on. Asus has never disappointed me in the past and has not comprised on their quality. Excellent performance and heat distribution is great.

Memory ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200

Pretty colors! Awesome ram.

Storage ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" SSD

Needed a small ssd to store editing software and PNY was at the right price for me. Fast and quite. Will eventually upgrade to a Samsung Evo with more space.

Storage ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 SSD

Used this M.2 for my OS. FAST and very efficient. A must have in modern builds today.

Storage ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM

Using this for all my games and extra software. Really quite and very fast. Would recommend.

Video Card ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW2 Gaming iCX

This card is amazing! Stays super cool. I have always used EVGA in my builds and I was very impressed with how much they have added to user interface to keep temps and fan speeds in check for the individual consumers requirements. Would recommend 10/10!

Case ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ Inwin 301C White MicroATX Mini Tower

I love this case! I little tricky to cable manage but I was wanting something discrete and sexy for my office place. B E A U T I F U L

Power Supply ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX

Quite! Good performance and modular!

Case Fan ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ ARCTIC F12 PWM 74.0 CFM 120mm x 3

Always been a fan of ARCTIC fans. They are super quite and very dependable.

Part Reviews

CPU

I am very satisfied with the performance of this cpu. It runs every game I throw at it with no trouble at all. Very easy to overclock with the Asus mobo I got my chip to a mind blowing 5 ghz with some simple tweaking in the interface. One thing I would like to point out that a stock 8700k will run rather hot and this was unacceptable to me and for my intense uses. I delidded my 8700k using the der8auer Delid Die Mate 2 - CPU IHS Heatsink Removal Tool. Flawless performance after. I used Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Thermal Grease Paste for the IHS and I was able to go from over 80 c to down to fluctuating temps of 55 c-64 c.

CPU Cooler

What can I say about this cooler? It's AWESOME. Keep's my cpu cool and looks great with my build. I love the breathing effect.

Motherboard

I wanted quality and I choose the best mobo that I could get my hands on. Asus has never disappointed me in the past and has not comprised on their quality. Excellent performance and heat distribution is great.

Storage

Needed a small ssd to store editing software and PNY was at the right price for me. Fast and quite. Will eventually upgrade to a Samsung Evo with more space.

Storage

Used this M.2 for my OS. FAST and very efficient. A must have in modern builds today.

Storage

Using this for all my games and extra software. Really quite and very fast. Would recommend.

Video Card

This card is amazing! Stays super cool. I have always used EVGA in my builds and I was very impressed with how much they have added to user interface to keep temps and fan speeds in check for the individual consumers requirements. Would recommend 10/10!

Case

I love this case! I little tricky to cable manage but I was wanting something discrete and sexy for my office place. B E A U T I F U L

Power Supply

Quite! Good performance and modular!

Case Fan

Always been a fan of ARCTIC fans. They are super quite and very dependable.

Other

Excellent performance. Brought my 8700k temps down by almost 25!

Other

1151 socket. Easy to use. A must have for anyone who plans to delid!

Comments Sorted by:

Expl1city 3 points 10 months ago

Wow SUCH RGB! Much Performance +1

Boom_OG submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks man!

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Hot damn, performance and looks good!

Would you recommend the Der8auer IHS remover tool? I'm thinking about doing delidding my i7 on my next build.

Boom_OG submitter 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Sorry for the late reply! And YES! It's soooo easy to use. I had my little boy (6 years old) help me and if it's easy for him to use well I recommend for everyone given proper guidance and supervision is presented prior to starting.

palthedog 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Did you manage to connect RGB fron panel?

Boom_OG submitter 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

From mobo to front panel? Yes. I ended up disconnecting it later on as I had the PC case windows facing me which removed me seeing the rgb spectrum flowing. Just went with the mobo and ram rgb :D

palthedog 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

the strip requires 12v. the header on the mobo is 5v. I have connected it but with no luck

Boom_OG submitter 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

That is strange? Have you contacted Inwin over the issue??? I will send out an email as well. Maybe it's a header issue??

palthedog 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Nah.. it makes sense because the front 0 Panel require 12v

Xanthrax_ix 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Good looking build :)

Can you tell me, is the PSU shroud removable? I'd like paint it white with the white version of this case.

Boom_OG submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Sorry for the late reply! It is possible to remove the shroud but you need to remove the metal punch screws/stamps. Not exactly sure what they are called. The shroud is not held in normally with screws.

Xanthrax_ix 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Good to know, thanks man :)

Boom_OG submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

No worries! Good luck!

Penguino659 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Can you control the case lights? Is there a white setting?

Boom_OG submitter 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

You can with AURA sync. All the colors.

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