Description

This was a PC that I'd wanted to build for around 2 years. That was 2 years of saving, gathering information, and choosing the best parts for what I need. I like to edit videos and I play some video games so I wanted a PC that could handle more than what my current laptop at the time could.

So, here is what my experience with all the parts have been:

The Case: I did not want to spend more than 70 dollars on a case because that is just what you put the PC in. So I went with the Phanteks P300 because it looks good and can fit all of my parts. (It also has a glass window and some small RGB accents!)

The CPU: I went all out with the Core i7 8700K because I wanted to do a lot of video editing and maybe some 3d rendering with this computer, and with 6 cores and a boost clock of 4.7 GHz, it makes rendering videos and Blender scenes extremely fast!

The GPU: I also went crazy on the GPU for this system. While I would have rather gotten a "TI" version of the GTX 1080, I'm not planning on doing any 4k gaming or editing, so the normal 1080 is just fine. I managed to find an almost perfect condition one on Ebay for only $350 which was a steal for the amount of power that this thing packs. Now, the only game that I have really tried to push to the limits with this thing is Minecraft. Yes, Minecraft, that is, with ray-tracing shaders! And I can get a solid 90 - 110 fps with the resource intense graphics pack (which is pretty impressive for a non "RTX" card, not that I've ever used one tho)

The Ram: What can I say, ram is ram, I didn't have any reason to bump up to the overkill 32gb of ram, and the solid price for performance is amazing with the Corsair Vengeance LPX.

The CPU Cooler: I just wanted to make this section to say that this cooler is massive. It barely fits inside the case and it covers up the ram. There's basically no room left on the upper motherboard when this baby is installed, but it's size is made up for the ultimate performance that this cooler delivers! Although I'd rather have a neutral black color for the fans, it is easy to get used to especially since the rest of the PC is black and white.

The rest of the parts are pretty self explanatory, so I wont go into detail with that. But I've had a wonderful overall experience with building and playing around on this computer! It was very fun to plan and finally build this computer for my birthday and I hope to continue to upgrade this build for as many years as possible!

Edit: I also wanted to add that for the operating system I bought one of those super cheap Windows 10 Pro keys on eBay and so far it has worked perfectly. It still seems a bit sketchy but if anything goes wrong then I will make another edit.

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Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice pc dude. Hope your happy with it

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and it's great! All I need is some games lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a pretty good first PC build. The one thing I would recommend looking into is some highly rated liquid coolers. Doesn't take up nearly as much space and looks nice too for around 30 dollars more. Good Job!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice! I will definitely look into those in my next computer build!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

nice pc! but you mixed up the nhu12a with the nhd15