Description

So, I've been planning this pc for a good year by now.

I've had all sorts of ideas on how I wanted to approach this, and in the end I decided to build a very good gaming pc that could handle streaming aswell, and that in the future will fuction very well paired with a dedicated streaming PC.

The first question to answer was "What kind of CPU do I want?", and I ended up choosing the 8700k

Then every other piece fell into place.

When I will have a dedicated streaming PC, this will be a purely gaming pc.

It is very powerful, especially considering the previous PC I was using, and it is pretty quiet too by my standards, not quite silent of course.


The photos are made with my webcam, so the quality will not be that good. Apologies!

Part Reviews

CPU

Probably the best gaming CPU at the moment. A beast that has space for other tasks aswell. Worth the price but not that much, Ryzen has much better price-to-performance ratio.

CPU Cooler

The cooler does its job, together with my 3 noctua fans. 4 stars because some of the radiator fins were bent, and it has alot of cables to manage that impact the aesthetic of the PC and are kind annoying to manage, especially the USB-to-motherboard one.

Thermal Compound

Best thermal paste you can use

Motherboard

Has everything I need, including on-board audio features superior to EVERY other motherboard, and without stuff that I don't need, like WI-FI. Worth its price, since I consider it a top-tier motherboard, at a much affordable price than other ones.

Memory

DDR4-3200 Samsung B-die RGB ram, at only 10€ more of the non-RGB counterpart when I bought it; 'nuff said.

Storage

Recent, fast, spacious, no complaints.

Video Card

my second choice, I wanted the EVGA Kingpin but it was always out of stock. It's kinda hot but its very powerful. Arrived with some fins bent. I just wish GPU prices didnt rise as much as they did.

Case

This case is pretty good; if you need alot of HDD space AND space for a 360mm front radiator its not for your, but I only have 1 HDD and maybe I could buy one more in the future, so it's perfect for me. I only wish the top of the case wasn't closed by default, and had some mesh filter if you open it.

Power Supply

I was honestly disappointed by this PSU; the cables have some weird black tape near the ends, and they were extremely stiff, which made cable managment pretty hard. But the price/performance ratio is pretty good, so I can't complain too much.

Operating System

Is there any other OS worth using for gaming?

Case Fan

Very powerful and silent fans, Noctua is the best.

Custom

Enough space to store games I don't intent to put on my SSD, and other applications and files of the sort, with a nice warranty time period and performance. Kinda pricey.

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I do like a budget build

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build +1 for sure :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Are the noctua fans quieter than the stock corsair fans?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

They seem to be! I havent tried them tho, I just have one on the bottom and changed the other two(on the top and the rear)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

"if you need alot of HDD space AND space for a 360mm front radiator its not for you" So does this mean that the bottom two HDD slots will not fit with a 360mm rad?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the 360m rad takes basically all the vertical space there is! I mounted my HDD and SSD on the back.

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