Description

After using my old setup for 6 years, I decided it was time for an upgrade.

I narrowed cases down to the Corsair 570X and the NZXT S340 elite; I chose the 570X once I saw it in person, such a beautiful case with all the glass. I decided to stick with Corsair as much as possible to be able to sync all the RGB and it doesn't hurt they make some top notch products.

I mainly use my PC for gaming so I chose to go with the i5 8600k instead of an i7. I originally wanted to get a 1080 ti, but I can't bring myself to pay that much for a video card right now and the 1060 I have runs the games I play well enough. The H115i pro keeps my CPU cool while gaming, it never goes above 50c and is pretty quiet.

Overall I am happy with this build and enjoy it.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 from me man. This is sublime. I have the same case in white and I have zero regrets.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Yeah, you really can't go wrong with it. I almost got the white one, it looks clean AF. I checked out your build, nice work on painting the radiator. Was it a big pain?

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

No pain at all. I followed a guide that was on corsairs official site. It’s now been moved or taken down but it was as simple as taping off all the bits of hose and bits you don’t want sprayed, carding off the rad fins with your cardboard or plastic of choice, and going to town with the white spray paint. It turned out 100%! The gray accent strips even pop off and on with little resistance.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah very nice! I may have to try this myself one day.

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome build and cable management. I'm doing an extremely similar build in a month when this semester ends and this just made me so much more excited.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. :) Cable management was the hardest part lol but once you find a good way to route the cables there's plenty of room. Good luck on your build and be sure to post it!

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

A+ on the creativity. Too bad it dosent have a badass gpu... anyways awesome work! You should be proud of yourself.

Best of luck!

Pcpal.tech

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the kind words, appreciate it! I am, love how the build came out. I agree about the GPU, one day I'll bite the bullet and just splurge on a badass GPU! =)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a little advice from me to you. Have fun!

-pcpal.tech

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

What’s your option on that keyboard? I’ve been debating between that and a cheaper G.Skill Ripjaws one. Also, great build!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like it. It has an aluminum frame so it feels really nice, it is a little on the loud end if you care about that sorta thing. I went with the cherry mx brown switches. It has an USB pass through and dedicated media control keys. It also has a key puller if you wanted to switch out key caps. This is my first non-razer keyboard and happy I made that switch.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

To add to this, if you don't like the mechanical switch noise i recommend the corsair strafe RGB. It has mx cherry keys that are silent. Just another recommendation!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

When it's your it is no longer repetitive, it is awesome ;)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

True that, thank you :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Where'd you get the backplate? Fits the build very well.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I got it from v1 tech (https://www.v1tech.com/product-category/backplates/). They have many different design choices to match your build.

You can choose a solid color or RGB. The RGB syncs with ASUS aura or the other mobo manufacture's RGB systems if you plug it into the RGB header.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 man! Looks great! i just did a 570x build myself with almost identical fan setup. I just went with 2 LL140's for the top instead of all 6x LL120. so it's 4xLL120 and 2xLL140 with the 2 sp140's in pull on the rad!

love the clean colours! Just out of curiosity if you use your system for gaming what made you choose the I5 8600k over the I7 8700k? The 6 Additional threads on the I7 are pretty great to have especially if you run any 3rd party software while gaming! or if you capture or stream while gaming on a single machine.

Not ripping on your choice by any means(I always assume everyone runs multiple cpu hungry programs simultaneously!) just curious as the 8700k is pretty much the standard choice for gaming PC's now.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man! I thought about putting LL140s up top too, but decided to keep them all LL120s. I do have ML140s on the rad in the pull config.

This post (https://www.reddit.com/r/intel/comments/7kc4b4/i7_8700_vs_i5_8600k_for_gaming/) pretty much made up my mind. I mainly use my PC for gaming and that's about it, so I don't really multitask with it. The extra money didn't seem worth it to me since I can just overclock the i5. =)

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Right on, thanks for the explanation ! The poster makes some good points about choosing the 8600k over the 8700k. I guess personally I do plan on doing some rendering and streaming so the hyperthreading capabilities would likely benefit me more.

I also feel like the list of %'s of cpus overclocked to (x.x) will greatly differ mainly because of sales figures and the idea of getting a slightly lower cost mid range piece of hardware and overclocking it to its "next gen" specifications.

But hey if you can afford it, can never go too overboard with components in the sake of "future proofing"!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, no worries. :)

You made good points. There's pros and cons to both. Multi tasking and games made in future that utilize the extra cores then the 8700k is for sure the winner, but I felt like in my case the 8600k would suffice.

I intend to do a build every 5 years or so I'm not worried about hardware becoming obsolete.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Right on! I typically do the same every 5-7 years depending on what I'm doing at the time.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/DDnH99

Here's my build!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I can't fight the itch to build a system for much longer than that.

Nice build! I like the colors you chose. Simple and clean. +1!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

What sleeved cables did you buy? I don't see that listed in the build list.

Also since I don't know what it is, what is the purpose of the backplate?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The cables are Cablemod ModFlex. I used the custom configuration to choose colors and lengths.

GPU backplates that come with the card from manufacturer serve a few purposes; aesthetics, extra rigidity (this is debatable) and keep dust & fingerprints off the PCB, but the one I have is pure aesthetics.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I really love this build! You did a super job on everything! I'm definitely going to use the same cable management style you have. I really love how bright everything is, especially with the fans you added. Nice system!

Quick question, which software (in your picture) from Corsair are you using? I like that you can see everything in one place from speeds to temps.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man, I really appreciate it! =) It took some planning to figure out the best way to route the cables, but was not too bad and the back of it isn't a mess of cables either. It definitely helped getting custom cables with lengths I needed to cut down on extra cable mess. It does get bright with 6 LL120s and 4 strips, but it's nice and comforting.

The software I use is iCUE (https://www.corsair.com/us/en/icue), it only work with compatible corsair hardware of course, but it's nice to be able to monitor system temps, fan speeds as well as all the RGB lighting from one piece of software.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Yes I agree it's nice to monitor temps and fan speeds from one piece of software rather than several. I only have the Corsair case on my personal system. I've been using the ASUS GPU Tweak from time to time on the system I built last year just to make sure the graphics card was not running hotter than it should, but I haven't used anything to keep an eye on the CPU temp other than the Asus Intel Extreme Tuning Utility. It's not overclocked, but its boosting up to 4.73Ghz on average. I noticed running Assassins Creed Origins puts a huge load on the processor compared to other games, but I can still get close to 60 FPS in 4K.

Personally I swap between running games like Assassins Creed Origins on my ASUS 4K monitor, and then swap to my ASUS 24" 240 FPS monitor for first person shooters like Overwatch. I haven't had any heat issues and I want to keep it that way.

Thanks for the info on the cables as as well, I'm going to put sets on both systems, it just looks so much better that way.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah no worries man, happy to help. HW monitor is also a good program to monitor hardware temps/CPU loads and the like.. Yeah, some games are more CPU intensive than others for sure. I OC'd my CPU to 5 ghz and it runs like a champ. =)

You can either get cables from cablemod or ensourced, I'm sure there are other places, but I know those two seem to be the most popular. I went with cablemod since I got 20% off their cables with my ASUS mobo and am happy how they came out. Always account for a little bit of slack when measuring the cables though. If you have any questions feel free to hit me up.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the info, I'm diving in! I have that same 20% off coupon as well. Doubt I'll overclock my processor given I went with a lightweight cooling system, but you have the cooling system for that.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, that coupon is great! FYI, if you use the custom configuration, it takes a bit to get the cables. It took a month to get mine.

Your CPU is a beast just stock so I feel ya on not overclocking. Good thing about an AIO is you can always upgrade in the future if you wanted to. The Corsair pro coolers are super quiet, My H115i pro's pump is a lot quieter than the H100V2 I previously had.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

What’s an i5-8770k? Description says so xD

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Typo, thanks for pointing it out. Fixed it.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the power supply shield covered like that? if u don't mind emailing me the answer as I don't go here very often thanks my email is joemondfrans@yahoo.com thanks

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Man with the extra cost of the fans you might as well have just settled for the GTX 1080 in almost any variant because they are around $650 and would pump out a massive ammount more frames. Great build though love the aesthetics and the cable management in the case. Top notch!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, yeah.. thanks..

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful! Hoping to get my 460X White build posted as soon as my new PSU gets here :|

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi did your case include the cover for the PSU shroud?

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