Description

Gaming setup used for playing games at 1440p 144Hz. Looks nice.

Part Reviews

CPU

Good value for 6 cores with hyper-threading and a good overclocker. Did well on the silicon lottery and boosted him up to 4.1 with 1.36.

CPU Cooler

Low profile and looks nice but still cools well enough even with a good overclock because of a large pillar of copper in the center along with many fins.

Motherboard

Neutral black with gray accents. Goes well with the setup and has all of the features I need and none that I don't. Has good VRM cooling as well and the motherboard doesn't get very toasty.

Memory

Actually have the grey colored kit but couldn't find. Tried overclocking before and the RAM acted funny and didn't play well with my motherboard. I now keep it at 2400Mhz and it is fine.

Storage

Good SSD for my operating system (Windows 10) and my favorite games.

Storage

Works fine and is good for mass storage.

Video Card

I put it on the OC mode using Gigabyte's software. The RGB on this model is nice and the backplate is a nice touch. Cooling is good probably because of the 3 fan model.

Case

Relatively small for a standard ATX build but generous with the interior room for housing components. Can fit a pretty large GPU such as my 1070 Ti. Cooling is good and many locations to install fans.

Power Supply

EVGA has great warranty support and I bought a 650W 80+ Gold unit for future upgradeability when the Ryzen 3000 series releases.

Operating System

Its Windows 10.

Case Fan

Good airflow and good looking.

Monitor

Looks good and I got a good deal on it. 27" 1440p 144Hz. Use as a primary gaming monitor.

Monitor

Previously my primary monitor it has since been sidegraded to my secondary monitor to display and play music, and other media.

Keyboard

Attracts the unwanted quickly dusts and bits but looks great.

Mouse

Good colors and very ergonomic.

Headphones

Games sound good.

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I think, if you had the money, you should have considered the gtx 1080, it only costs slightly more than the 1070 ti and performs marginally better.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time I purchased the 1070 Ti I was able to get it brand new for $430 and that was sometime in April. The cheapest 1080 if I recall correctly was $490 I believe.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

it’s a 5% performance difference and shaved off almost 100$ (CAD)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

when playing at higher resolutions, the 1080 will do a lot better

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great but I would have considered getting at least DDR4 2666MHZ ram.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Bought the RAM back in January and this was my first PC but I now have it OC'd to 2933Mhz.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you had any problems with the fans? They seem really cheap, and they don’t look like they would last long.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, I was wondering if the cooler is good for the cpu? would it perform the same with ryzen 5 2600?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, unique build. +2