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I started buying parts for this build mid February. I will be mostly gaming on this PC. Hopefully I will be buying a 1440p 144Hz monitor soon, so it can really stretch out its legs. I have played some Far Cry 5 on my 4K tv so far and it looks absolutely stunning. I was lucky enough to snag a 1080ti fe for MSRP when Nvidia had some available in March. I was unhappy with how hot the 1080 ti got so I added an H55 cooler, it hardly hits 70C now when I am playing in 4k.

Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 4 points

I like the build in general, but considering what you've spent on the gpu and the system in general, and that you want to play at the highest fps possible, I really would've tried to go with a K sku to reach high processor frequencies.

  • 17 months ago
  • 4 points

I agree, I got the 8400 for free in a raffle early this year and already owned the PSU and CPU cooler. I probably upgrade the rest at some point.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh well, that changes a lot then, can't beat a free cpu.

In this case you might want to snag any cheap-ish 8700 non-k that you can find. On a side note, are you able to set the all core turbo as high as the single core turbo in the bios? I've seen some video where it is shown, but never managed to check myself. I think having a 4.00 ghz boost on all cores would be handy.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately, I have only been able to achieve 4.0ghz on single core, 3.8ghz on all cores.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build my man. Love the all white

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow this is done sooo right... Absolutely beautiful build!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. Looks awesome.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, it's been a long time since I've seen a build with a 1080 ti for only 2500...

+1 Great build!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, but it looks like prices are finally normalizing. I wonder if I am going to regret not waiting for the 1180. Hopefully the performance jump is the same as this current line from the 9 series GPUs.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I could see you turning that thing on from wherever you are it's so bright!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the mobo for overclocking? I really like the aesthetic, and I have the MSI z370 M5 still within the 30-day return period. Do you have any suggestions? Have the i7-8700k.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

This mobo is best paired with a locked cpu since it does not overclock. I would definitely stay with the z370. Unfortunately, not many white z370s to choose from.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be building in this case I decided! So beautiful!

So do you have the three in front set to intake and the two on top and one in rear set to exhaust?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, I have the front three as intake and the rear and two top as exhaust. It still gives a slight positive pressure environment, despite the filter in front.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I have questions regarding gaming performance on a i5-8400 and a B360. Would it ever make a difference if you use a Z370 board with a non-k CPU? How is it comparing to typical i7 benchmarks with a 1080 ti you see online? Is there any loss?

I am thinking of trying the same config but with a 1070 ti for 1440p gaming. I am worried I may lose 10 or more frames from the benchmarks I see online comparing to a i5-8600k.

Love the white aesthetic btw. It's amazing.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

For a non k sku the only difference is overclocking RAM past 2666MHz on a z370 board. As for comparison of the i5 8400, I have been able to play at 144fps 1440p. If I'm not hitting 144fps it is usually the gpu bottlenecking the performance. My 1080ti is usually a at full load. My cpu is at 50c underload. If you get a z370 board definitely get a 8600k they only $20 more when discounted. However, I think a 1070ti and i5 8400 are a great pair for 1440p 60fps.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I have another question regarding your motherboard. I looked at the board and saw a PCIE power connected right in the middle of the motherboard. Is it needed to be connected for it to work?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it is not needed. It's used to provide additional power for the pcie Express slots

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy build. Was it easy to set up the 3 120 fans in the front? I heard it takes a slight modification. I have this case arriving later this week but I might go with 2 140mms up front as per Gamer Nexus' suggestion to give direct air to the GPU.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I would of gone with 140mm fans but I already owned a set of 120s. You need to move the hard drive cage, and remove part of the shroud. The modification is not to hard, just requires a little disassembly of the case.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the light strip on the bottom of your case come stock or did u add that separately?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The light strips came separately

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you manage to pass the pci cables through the peer shroud I have cable mod cables and they don’t pass through plz help

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You can remove a panel above the hdd tray. There was some room to route the cables through.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The power shroud tray yea I guess you can but it won’t look as clean so

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering, does this motherboard contain Wi-Fi? I am interested in purchasing but cannot find explicitly stated whether or not it does.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It does not come with wifi, you would have to buy an adapter

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't mean to revive an old post but I noticed that you have your backplate on still with despite having the Kraken G12 installed. I'm about to do the same with my 1080 FE so I was wondering if I needed to get washers or the G12 would be fine just to go on top of the backplate.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The G12 doesn't interfere with the plate at all, so you should be fine. I ended up using some thermal tape to keep the backplate in place since there is no shroud to screw into.