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After growing up on consoles, I finally have ascended to the master race. This PC will be mostly for gaming, obviously. Everything went surprisingly well for my first time building. Although, I did use it for a week not knowing my VGA cable wasn't fully plugged into my PSU. Now my GPU LEDs stay on after shut down, and my mobo displays a 00 debug code. EVGA wasn't very helpful, their suggestion was to replace my GPU lol, even though it works fine. It's just the LEDs not turning off when I shut down. Oh well.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

why not i7 6700, or 6700k? +1 tho

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

No need for i7, he said the computer is mainly used for gaming. You don't need an i7 for just gaming unless he is going do video editing or rendering. Saves him $70-80 which he can allocate to something else in his build/ setup. i5 is fine for gaming.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

By that logic you wouldn't need anything better than a Pentium since you could a playable FPS in most games. A i7 could provide an advantage over the i5 if your target is 144FPs and can justify the ~$100 increase in price for about maybe 10FPS at most depending on the game although most people wouldn't and most people aren't running at 144Hz monitor.

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

true, but he chose that cpu not us

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

not even 10 FPS, I game on a 144Hz monitor and still don't feel I need an i7.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhaB1dqYv_I

You can get roughly 10FPS more depending on the game although your results may vary.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

An i7 won't give me a 10 fps increase in any game. I do have a 144Hz monitor, and my 1070 can run almost any game at that refresh rate.

  • 41 months ago
  • 0 points

On mobile and it's 1am but digitalfoundry has some great videos showing real time differences.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

All that video did was confirm I made the right choice for my build. I'm not worried about a 5fps difference when I'm playing almost every game at over 100 fps. I do plan on dropping the cash for an i7 once Kaby Lake or maybe wait for Cannon Lake to release. When I first started picking out parts I planned on building a $1k pc. Things kinda changed when I couldn't find an aftermarket rx 480 for weeks, and eventually I said **** it and bought a 1070. By that time I had already ordered all my other parts.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

An i7 is literally never needed for gaming. Ever. I build about 4 or 5 rigs a week and the ones with i5's and gtx 1080s have the exact same frame rates as those with i7s and 1080s. i7's show their power in benchmarks and CPU heavy video rendering and heavy calculation.

An i5 can do 144hz at 4k ultrawide with no problem because the power necessary for that is coming mostly from the GPU. As long as you are running at least an i5 6400 you will be fine in every game out right now.

Also +1 on the build. Looks nice and your parts choices seem thought out and intelligent.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

An i7 is literally never needed for gaming. Ever. I

I'm not saying OP made the wrong choice, I'm saying it could have provided a small gain in FPS.

An i5 can do 144hz at 4k ultrawide with no problem because the power necessary for that is coming mostly from the GPU.

And the CPU, 144Hz is also demanding on it too since recent AAA games are CPU heavy and you would need a good amount of CPU power to hit 144FPS.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

They are CPU heavy. But every client build I put together used i5's. I used an i7 once for someone who was going to school for film and VFX. The i5 6500 is my usual go-to for client builds and they all run games at 144hz no problem and CPU loads never go above ~30%. Now I'm aware CPU load doesn't give nearly the whole story but I have a lot of faith in the i5 series as being all the power even modern AAA titles need. Now would I support i7 since I love being over the top? Absolutely lol.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

No real need right now for an i7, all I use it for is gaming. I do plan on getting an i7 once Kaby Lake releases.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build granted red/black builds are common, but still sexy lol btw just a tip, i think you should route your cpu 8 pin line behind the motherboard before u install it. idk just to hid the cables lol. very nice build, hope you enjoy it _^ +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah unfortunately there's not a spot for the cable to go through the top of the case. Besides, the point of getting cablemod cables is to show them off :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It should at least be possible to route the cable behind the bar. It is on mine:

http://i.imgur.com/ethwtTj.jpg

Edit: Oops, I misread the original reply, thinking they meant the other power cable. Still valid that it is possible to get the 8-pin cable from behind the motherboard on the top-left, but this pic doesn't show it. Sorry.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

True dat, but personal even if the cable is nice, I still prefer not having something run across the top of my mobo. Hey that's just me, it's your build and your creativity. Do as you see fits, I Have no right to be telling you how you should route it. Just a suggestion lol

Stinks how there is no option in the corner to route your cable but wuteves. Still looks awesome

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those radiator fans working as "intake fans"? If so...did you notice that you are throwing all that hot air coming from cooling your CPU, directly upon your GPU?. Nice looking and solid build tho +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes they are intake. That's the best way to do it with the S340 case as that's where the dust filter is. I researched this specific issue a lot before installing. I've had no issues with GPU temps, they hover around 34C when idle and never go above 65C when under load. The x61 is an amazing AIO, my CPU has never gone above 60C when under load (not counting stress tests).

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfect then

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

sexy build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Man the GPU sag is going to be wicked on that thing.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Havn't really noticed any sag yet. Will it get worse over time? Either way I just ordered a GPU brace.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It does get worse with time, yes. And sweet!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey OP how's the motherboard? Fine?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep really nice actually. They seem to have gone up in price since I purchased mine, however.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the Acer monitor??

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, probably the best 1080p monitor out there right now.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

GG nice looking build, I'm getting pretty much same build but I will have it in blue :P

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

Why did you bought a freesync monitor?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

It's G-sync lol.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops I put it on yours instead on the other guy. Sorry

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