Description

This was my first PC build and it is primarily build to run powerful engineering software for advanced simulations and for gaming. The i7-8700K overclocked at 5.1GHz runs my engineering software and cuts down engineering analysis from five to six hours to 2 to 3 hours. It also works really well with games. My GPU can run at 60FPS (limited due to monitor) in games like battle field in high settings. It gives me about 45 fps in FSX on ground for some airports due to add-ons.

CPU

I went with the 8th Gen i7-8700K processor since my aim was at a higher clocking core over having multiple cores at lower clocks. The 8700K is overclockable so it was a big plus for me at the price I got it. I am currently running at 5.1GHz @1.31V with no blue screens. This is just an incredible piece of engineering from intel and I love it. I also purchased intel overclocker protection as a precautionary measure.

Motherboard

I got a prime Z370A motherboard because of all the features it had. It was also a combo offer from Newegg at the time of purchase. It should also be noted that this motherboard supports overclocking. The only thing I did not like was the lack of built in wifi and bluetooth.

RAM

Many told me I should go with the Trident RGB ram but I took a gamble and bought the GeIL Super Luce RGB. I love the Aura sync feature it supports and it is a pretty good RAM kit. At first I bought 16GB of RAM. Later I ended up buying another 16GB of RAM to make my engineering softwares run smoother and for the completeness of my DIMM slots.

Storage

At first I bought the intel M.2 NVME SSD with a WD 1TB 7200rpm HDD. Later I got an amazing deal on amazon for the WD 500GB 2.5" SSD. I am going to add more storage in the form of HDDs.

Graphics Card

At the time of purchase the MSI GeForce GTX 1070Ti was at an amazing price. So I went with it. It performs pretty decently for gaming and for rendering. I am planning to upgrade to a 2 way SLI 1080Ti or an RTX 2080Ti when my wallet allows.

Power Supply

From the requirements of my build a 650W power supply was sufficient. I bought a fully modular Power Supply so I could add some custom cables which I am waiting for at the moment from cablemods(Experiencing delays).

Cooling

I went with an AIO for my build since this was my first time building and the H100i v2 was the best deal I found for performance. I read a lot of good reviews about it. It is working amazing and keeps my temps in the lower 70s with my CPU clocked at 5.1GHz.

Part Reviews

CPU

This is probably still the best CPU you can find for gaming for the price. It's overclockable but runs a little hot.

CPU Cooler

Great AIO. It keep the PC pretty cool and doesn't sound like a jet engine of you are running lower clocks. It's silent at my current setting of 4.7 GHz.

Motherboard

Great Motherboard with features. I love this motherboard.

Memory

I love the RGB lighting on it and it syncs with the motherboard.

Storage

It's fast, it's really fast. I should have bought a higher capacity but since I had an 2.5" SSD and another 3.5" Hard disk, I was not too worried.

Storage

It's a really good 2.5" SSD and it's good value for the the money.

Case

I love big cases and this is great case. I wish there was something to cover the Power-supply to hide all the cables that are coming out of it.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build!!!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have got the Super Luce RGB Sync so they would sync with motherboard software.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

@diypartsjoy I actually have the super luce sync version