After extending past the expected lifetime of my previous build by over half a year, nVIDIA finally launches the "mainstream" version of their GP102 chip, otherwise known as the GTX 1080 Ti, and it was time to build a new system. Things have changed a lot in the last 5 or so years - the rise of RGB, sleeved cable extensions, and triple slot video cards; likewise, my approach to the world of PC-building has changed as well. Meet Miyune, the result of everything I've learned since my first attempt at piecing the ol' computer parts together.
...Or that's at least what I'd like to say. Whereas normally, I would prefer sticking to the ideaology of "build the whole thing at once", I instead assembled this build in a very initial stage ("beta", or even "alpha", if you will), due to various conditions.
So there isn't really a whole lot that's changed since my previous PC. Instead, I'm going to continually update this post as I go, as a build log style post. And perhaps, once I feel the build is completed, I'll come back and make a fully fleshed out, "complete" post. Now without further ado, here are the changes made to this PC so far:
- 2017/07/29 - Initial build, featuring FTW3 1080 Ti, and GIGABYTE K7 board.
Slight side note about the overall aesthetic. I normally avoid trending or overhyped fads, or in other words, things like RGB, but for this build, I decided that I'd go against that and build the most RGB (or the prettiest RGB) PC that I can think of. Because screw it, let's just go all out with teh RGB memes. Just keep in mind that this build is far from complete and thus, is missing pretty much 50% of the RGB I have planned for it. So sit tight, things will begin to get extra colourful.
Side note 2: I am borrowing my Samsung 840 Pro from my previous PC, although I plan on changing that out once I get a good chance, so I feel like it doesn't quite fully belong to this build.
Side note 3: For everyone else in the world, the total before taxes and shipping is $2924.02 CAD. A rough conversion of that into USD around the time I got my parts would be $2200 USD.