Description

Built this new machine to replace my wife's aging Devil's Canyon i5-based gaming rig. The new WoW expansion was the impetus, but she may want to give PUBG, Fortnite, or Fallout 76 a try now that she's got a machine that's capable.

EDIT: After noticing that the ROG STRIX 1070 Ti had an issue with the third fan sounding like an airplane taking off whenever it started spinning, I exchanged the card for the EVGA unit and couldn't be happier with it.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Great board: plenty of PWM fan headers, overclocking is a snap, BIOS is easy as pie.

Case

One of the best cases I've ever built in: plenty of room for cabling, the front panel has a great, unique look, and the tempered glass is classy as hell.

Case Fan

Picked up a couple of these fans on a friend's recommendation since the fans that came included with the Fractal case I bought aren't PWM. Solid construction and whisper quiet.

Case Fan

Picked up a couple of these fans on a friend's recommendation since the fans that came included with the Fractal case I bought aren't PWM. Solid construction and whisper quiet.

Monitor

Awesome monitor for the price once you get done tweaking the picture and kicking up the refresh rate (only DVI or DisplayPort will allow for 144Hz). Included speakers are garbage, but that's par for the course with almost any monitor.

Speakers

Great speakers for the price; a lot of punch in a small footprint.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! How have you found the the wraith prism cooler? Done a decent job of keeping temps down? Could you OC the CPU with it?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Using the Asus AI Suite software, I have it running at 4.2GHz stable with no issues, and it's stayed mostly under 55C.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That's great! I'm getting my build together slowly and being able to stick with the stock cooler will definitely save me some decent $$$

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