Description

Everyone on this site claims they built a $3,000 machine for their first build... I call BS. I'm not going to lie to you, this is not my first build. But, it's the first build I did entirely on my own. For my first PC, I followed the Jackfrags tutorial on YouTube and just bought everything he said to buy. THIS TIME, i did my due diligence and carefully picked my own parts over a few weeks until I finally pulled the trigger. The only thing that remains from my first PC is one GTX 1070 and my hard drive. The matching monitors will be here soon enough, but for now I have two different sizes.

I've had this puppy for a few weeks now and I can honestly say this thing blows my mind. While yes, there are faster and better PC's out there, this is the fastest I have ever personally used. It's nuts!!! and it looks good!! Anyway, on to the parts...

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU, does everything i ask it to and more. I have it OC'd to 4.4 Ghz and I'm sure it could handle more but there's just no reason for me to push it.

The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, is because the new AMD Ryzen chips outperform and are cheaper.... which I should have researched BEFORE I bought this one. Oh well, this thing is still a beast!!

CPU Cooler

Love this cooler! I have the LED set to change color when my CPU runs a little hot so I know if I'm pushing her too hard. The only negative is that the standard mode runs loud. All you need to do to fix that is download the Corsair Link software and set the fans to quiet. I can barely hear it now!

Motherboard

Just awesome for the price. The BIOS is very easy to use and overclocking is literally as easy as going to the OC tuner and setting the OC to whatever you want. It also has a ton of RAM slots if you're into that sort of thing...

Memory

yeah I mean it's RAM so... all i do is game...

Storage

time will tell if these are quality. So far, they've worked like a dream!

Video Card

Great card for a couple hundred dollars less than the 1080's. I can't say enough good things about these cards. I run them in SLI with an EVGA HB bridge and they play any game in 4k at 60fps with a few rare exceptions. I doubled up on these because I already had one from my old compy and one isn't quite enough to play every game at 4k. If i had to start from scratch I would probably get dual 1080's, but hey these lil fellers ain't nothing to scoff at.

Case

This case is a DREAM!!! Seriously buy it! It has everything I look for in a case and is very customizable. Easy to remove dust filters, reasonably quiet fans, and most importantly, S P A C E!!!

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build !

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Every game? Ark? Hahahahahahahha

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Shoot you got me there!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Ooh, and... minecraft?

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build bro, love it

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great man hope you enjoy, how is the corsair Cue software for running your AIO?

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

It pretty nice! Easy to navigate.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Guessing you got the 1070s before the 1080ti came out...?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

well i got my first one about a year and a half ago. upgrading to two gave the most bonus for the money at this point. Plus, two 1070's beat one 1080ti on most games. only exceptions are games that aren't SLI optimized (doom, gears of war, batman)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Well there's no difference between a $500 first PC and a $3000 first PC, unless the 3k one is custom water cooled lol.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

the difference is messing something up on your $500 rig vs messing up your $3000 rig.... pretty big difference.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't think of that

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

When did you buy that CPU? 6800K would've been better....

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

or even a 1700

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Well yea, but he already stated that he regrets not getting Ryzen

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

i saw

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

well yeah, but its also $80 more expensive. I spent a lot on this but at some point you have to set limits lol. 5820k is already way more than i need. Way more.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to update your bios for compatibility with your cpu? I'm getting a warning that I might have to with this board. Thanks!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

No sir it's good to go right out of the box!

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'M IN SPAAAACE

(That took me like 50 tries to correctly type lol)

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