Description

I mainly use this PC for gaming on first person shooters, light video editing, and rendering. Nothing serious at all just making in-game clips from games I play. Mainly used for PUBG, CSGO, BeamNG.drive, GTA 5, and other graphic intensive games (not saying CSGO is graphic intensive btw). The inspiration for this build came from gaming on a laptop for too long. Granted it was a decent laptop in some respects (i7 7700hq, 12GB RAM, GTX 1060 3GB) it still was nothing compared to this new PC build. I know it seems probably a little overkill for just FPS games and light/basic rendering+editing, but I just wanted to build something that would last atleast a few years before needing a major upgrade, and also I wanted to see how drastically my in game skills would improve with better fps, refresh rate, screen size/resolution, etc... My future plans for upgrades are as follows: (2) Sticks of 8GB DDR4 3200mhz G.Skill RAM (4 Sticks totaling 32GB), M.2 500GB SSD, and hopefully a GTX 1080Ti or and RTX 2080.

Everything fit very well and pieced together very easily. The only issues I had was with my Coolermaster ML240R AIO. The instructions were very brief and not very detailed, and after hours of trouble shooting I come to find out the LED's in the 120MM fans are DOA, I would of pursued some type of support but the forums make it apparent there really is none to speak of and coolermaster has given up on the issue because its so prevalent with this model. Im no computer expert but Im probably going to go with corsair in the future if I get another RGB AIO. Note: The fans do spin and properly cool the radiator under all load and operations, just no RGB. For me its not worth undoing everything and having my PC out of commission while coolermaster figures out how the situation is going to be dealt with, but Besides that everything went very smoothly, and I couldn't be happier with my first gaming PC!

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

more pics in horizontal pls

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

More pictures

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Ill get you guys some more pics ASAP! Thanks for the comments, My desk is currently a complete mess :( That's why the pictures are lacking, I'll get better quality/ better angles for you guys asap.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Got my desk cleaned up a tad and got some better pictures for you guys. Please excuse the literal mess of cables running in every direction I haven't tackled my desk cable management yet lol.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad. I love those NZXT cases they are just so clean.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

greta build, very white and blue

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Would agree on more pics, but looks pretty good. Congrats on not destroying a part first build.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm getting a similar build to this one. Can you tell me what kind of fps you get on the games you play? Also nice job!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't messed with any CPU/GPU overclocking because I'm trying to reserve some longevity with my parts but Ill do my best for you brother! I'm using a 24'' BenQ 75hz 1ms 1080p monitor, not the one listed in my partslist btw.

Pubg (Mostly maxxed settings, with match recording/death cam on) 100-150fps CSGO (Fulling maxxed settings) 200-300fps BeamNG.Dr ( Settings mostly maxed, some setting lowered) 65-95 fps (pretty graphic intensive) GTA V (Fully Maxxed Settings) 75-95 FPS, sounds low but is extremely smooth and buttery.

Note: These are figures I'm recalling off the top of my head, I can get more exact figures if needed, and also this set up yields 137.5 FPS in Cinebench R15

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Couple of thoughts, the monitor... for a 1070ti and 8700k you’re definitely looking after a 1440p or higher refresh rate on the monitor.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning on getting a better one, just got a cheap-o to get me by for a little bit.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How is it with CSGO? Do you win more?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like your top fan is an intake fan, but your aio and rear fans are exhaust...any reason for this with the cpu cooler?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

To be completely honest I was not able to find ANY directional flow arrows on my AIO fans so I just installed them the way that felt right at the time. I never come remotely close to having any heat problems but ill look into it some more and try to find a more optimal air flow.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Be careful, airflow is crucial! And airflow in the same direction is optimal. While the AIO may be pulling hot air away from the CPU, your exhaust fans are fighting for that air, too. I suggest switching your AIO fans to be intake fans while keeping your 2 NZXT fans as exhaust fans. All fans have a front/back designated by the open/close look. Your AIO fans 'look' good because the open face is the side that is visually pleasing...but it also is designed to be the intake side of the fan. Turn them around and see if your temps drop at all. Good luck!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a very similar setup, minus the GPU and motherboard differences. My GPU is a 1070, not a 1070 Ti and my motherboard a Z370A II. Curious if you're OC and what your OC profile might look like.

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