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Been planning this build for half of 2017. Knew these processors were coming out towards the end of the year and was intrigued by it. When Ryzen was released, I almost pulled the trigger on a 1700. I decided to wait and see what cards Intel would deal. I would say the 8700k is the king of the mainstream processors right now. Though hard to come by, I was able to snag one on amazon for $370. Not really too keen on liquid cooling, so I went with the nicest looking air cooler money can buy (in my opinion). I'm not to happy with the gigabyte board. It was a Newegg exclusive and I was able to get it for $100 on Black Friday after a rebate, but the bios is garbage and so many other finicky things don't work like they're supposed to, but for $100 I can't really complain. The ram was a given. Gotta have that rgb ram. Was able to snag it on Newegg during Thanksgiving week for $170. I also was able to get the 960 pro for $240 during Black Friday. I already had the other drives from previous builds. I'm a light gamer, so a 1060 does the job for me no problem. I get well over 60fps in ever game I play in 1080p. I mainly use my pc for video production and audio production. The 8700k slays at both and the 1060 is there in the background helping. For my case, the meshify C was the obvious choice. I even got it for $70 during black Friday. Airflow is superb and looks are even better. To end the build I got some cablemod extensions for cheap and the NZXT hue+ for case lighting. Overall I think it turned out pretty sweet.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

nice

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a question. Is there a reason why you're using a wireless network adapter instead of the on-board wifi on the motherboard?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I already had the wireless network adapter from a previous build.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Feature this! for the cat

+1 too.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! I like how clean it is. What temps are you getting on the CPU while idle/load?

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

Idle about 30c. While under 100% rendering video, it tops out at around 70c

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this with an overclock or without?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

All cores on 4.7

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Voltage? LLC?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, this is a good looking build. Love the cable choice!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, do you think if you remove the panel on the shroud that the GPU power on a 'regular' sized GPU would fit perfectly through? Similar to that of the S340 Elite or Enthoo Pro?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Most likely so.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Super nice build, curious as to where you got the 6pin pcie cable? I can only find 6+2 connectors from cable mod, would appreciate the response thank you!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the cablemod extension kit off amazon for about 30 bucks

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Neat build. Just a quick question, did you run into any audio issues using this motherboard? Quite a few reviews report that there is this hissing in the background when using speakers/headphones.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I mainly use my focusrite scarlet 2i2 for audio, but I do sometimes use the mic input on the motherboard. It can be finnicky sometimes but no huge problems so far.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

"I'm not to happy with the gigabyte board. It was a Newegg exclusive and I was able to get it for $100 on Black Friday after a rebate, but the bios is garbage and so many other finicky things don't work like they're supposed to, but for $100 I can't really complain." I am in the same boat, I am shopping around for Z370 motherboards and anything under $200, i am not very impressed by. Did you give any consideration that if you had it all to do over again, what motherboard WOULD you have gone with otherwise?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I don't like the bios too much. I did get a good deal on this board, but if I had to do it again, I would have gotten an Asus board. I've worked with them in the past, and it's a lot easier to deal with.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Cute cat!

+1

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