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Have never posted a build as this was my first (long awaited) gaming PC build. I completed this rig last October (just before Coffee Lake dropped much to my horror) but have never had the chance to take some photos and post before, so please don't point out that it's outdated because that's just mean!

Moved into a new house around Christmas and commenced building my home office, and this is pretty much the finished article for now (hence the post). I'm certainly now a 'PC Master Race' supporter, but I do enjoy playing console still, so I thought it best to include pretty much everything in the setup as a whole as opposed to just the PC itself.

Will do a quick breakdown of the setup:

Littlefinger (a namesake of the best GoT character):

  • Case: NZXT S340 Elite
  • MOBO: Asus Z270 Maximus IX Code
  • CPU: i7-7700K 4.2GHz Kaby Lake
  • GPU: Asus 1080Ti Strix OC Edition (thought this might be overkill at the time but it was completely worth, I recommend for anyone considering to save up like I did and fork out for this)
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB (32GB)
  • Storage: Samsung 960 Pro M.2 SSD (512GB) (similar to the 1080Ti, I thought this was overkill but was amazed once I tried it. I've literally never had to wait for boot, software loading or file transfers, the M.2 is crazy fast) + Seagate 3TB SATA

I've played around with removing all the RGB totally (as I'm not a huge fan of having a light show going on right next to me 24/7) but I've found that using CAM to connect all my RGB with built-in temperature sensors so that the rig's colour changes based on my GPU/CPU temperatures is a practical use of the lights and one that I can bear to live with.

I'm currently contemplating a case change and have been looking at the new NZXT H500i with it's built-in lighting and fan controllers etc but am still open to ideas if anyone has any suggestions?

Littlefinger is hooked up to my Dell 34" Ultrawide which isn't really an amazing monitor for gaming but I got it for around half retail price so I couldn't pass on it. Standard 60Hz refresh and a respectable 5ms response time do the job and I actually really like this monitor, can't see myself getting rid of it for a while!

Another thing to mention with my desk setup is my chair. It doesn't sound very important I know, but for someone that suffers from back pain caused by years of sports injuries, the Secretlab Omega has been the most impactful addition to my setup from a personal standpoint. They are pretty expensive (around £300) but feel absolutely solid and are well worth the expense if you spend a lot of time at your desk working/gaming.

Media Setup:

For casual gaming and media consumption (Netflix etc) I bought a 49" LG Super UHD TV which I have really been amazed by. Only paid around £400 in an Amazon sale and it really competes with TV's over double the price. HDR on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro work great and streaming in 4K is perfect. Mainly use the consoles for exclusives like God of War and Shadow of the Colossus etc.

Anyway thanks for having a look, the office took a lot of work and saving up to put together the way I wanted, I'm pretty happy with the result!

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Your setup looks so good! Everything is so organized and clean. Great job!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much, really glad it's getting a positive reaction. Was slightly nervous about posting on here as it's my first build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

wow you're first build? You have good taste in components! I really like your rgb lights too! You have my dream setup lol

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's my first build, although I deliberated for a long time over all the components (read a tonne of reviews and watched a bunch of videos) whilst I was saving up for them all. I took my time during the build because I was worried I'd do something wrong, but it all went smoothly and all the components were really easy to install.

Thanks so much, I'm really glad you like it!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome classy setup! How is that TV of yours? I'm thinking about getting the 55' version for ps4 pro

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much, glad you like it! I have to say I absolutely love the TV. Between the 4K HDR and the great sound it pushes out, it's a great all-rounder. I use predominantly for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X and it's absolutely perfect for both, especially given the price.

I was very tempted by the 55" (we have one in our living room and it's every bit as good) but was a bit concerned it would be too big given the size of the office. I'm happy with the 49" version but if you've got the room to justify 55" I say go for it, you won't be disappointed!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

nice one buddy! thanks for the feedback, I'll go for the 55'' then!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

God, I wish I had a real job. It's probably not healthy to be this jealous.

Beautiful build and setup, will be featured for sure. Got any more info on how you got the RGB to change according to temp? I'd love to try that.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing, thank you so much! Yeah I had to work and save up for ages but it was well worth it.

With the RGB, I used NZXT's lighting controller (Hue+) which I believe come built-in with their new H Series cases for quite a reasonable price. Then you can control the lighting through their CAM software as well as all the fan speeds and monitor temperatures etc. There is a setting within the software for smart lighting which corresponds to certain temperatures in your components.

It works a treat and looks cool doing it, first really practical use of RGB I've seen personally, hope other manufacturers take note!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the theme of the room good job

Also the PC build is clean af nice work brother

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot, glad you like it!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

setup looks clean,

great work

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks very much! Took me ages to sort all the cable management but its getting there now.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing play space you've got there. Very nice build too!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot, was over the moon with the build when I completed it. First time building a rig from scratch, and I'll never buy a pre-built again that's for sure. A bit gutted that Coffee Lake dropped shortly after building it though!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Hehe yeah. I wouldn't be too worried. Kaby i7's are rock solid gaming CPU's.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

They are to be fair you're right, hasn't faltered once since I completed the build. Just irritating to have the Coffee Lake drop so close to the completion of the build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How much was the GPU

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah prices in the US are actually pretty good all things considered. I think I paid about £800 around the time it was released!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice home office you've got here

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Submit it to techsource

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I might do, thanks for the recommendation!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Turns out he is liar

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Who is?