Description

So I built a thing. I'm not the stereotypical gamer, never have been. I do enjoy the hell outta games though. Got my taxes back and thought to my self, "You should pay down your Jeep( Or buy a lift kit) but what can I spend my hard earned money on frivolously?" I settled on a new PC but I wasn't about to go and buy something off the shelf like a damn COMMONER!!!! I've always been more hands on than not. Several small automotive fires aside, I still like to do things myself if I can...Or don't have the money for someone else to! The plan was to use my old case, power supply, optical drive & graphics card. Didn't use the case or the power supply but GPU & optical drive made it in. I initially started with a $700 budget but after seeing what $700 gets you these days, the budget was increased. I knew I wanted to have this rig for a while so I decided on an i7-8700K. To cool it, a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition for the CPU cooler due to not wanting to overclock it...YET. Plus, it puts out 42 CFM. 42...the meaning of Life, The Universe & Everything. (If you don't get the reference, DON'T PANIC! Look it up) Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master, G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB DDR4-3200 for memory. In the future I'll double that up for good measure. All things considered, I'd say things went well & came out very well considering this was my first ever build. Fired right up the very first time with no problems. In the future, I might be upgrading to an AIO but the setup is good for my needs right now.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad you spent it on a PC rather than a lift kit. People with liftkits are usually a-holes lol solid looking build!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

sigh all these new CPUs are making me feel bad about the energy cost on my i7-5820k... OC which takes even more power...that 960 is a solid choice for a slightly stepped down CPU, I recommend a 2060 with that build. Keep the 960 for uuh... SLI??? If ur a masochist... Or just something else...

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the creativity of this! I think you should upgrade your gpu soon though

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU is just fine. 4 GB of VRAM is better than the GTX 1050s, and it would just be a waste

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. I forgot how somewhat recent the 980 is.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the 960 is a few generations behind, but that doesn't stop it from being a good GPU.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

There was a guy who had a 1060 and was roasting my 980 ti before he realized that he was playing himself. Funny times...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, thought thats a pretty solid bottleneck with the 960 4gb and 8700k

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