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PC Rebuild For A Friend

by Broxx



Date Published

Oct. 5, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

57.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz


A buddy of mine was having problem after problem with a PC that was previously built for him so we decided to salvage a few parts and start fresh. He uses it for gaming, occasional streaming, and a lot, I mean A LOT of internet surfing lol.

CPU: The CPU of choice was the i5 8600k. Plenty for what he does and we plan to overclock it in the near future for a little added performance.

CPU Cooler: We went with the Corsair H100i v2. It fits nicely in the case, looks great and keeps the 8600k ice cold. Roughly 26 deg C at idle. Roughly 57 deg C under load.

MB: I have always been a fan of ROG STRIX motherboards so this was a no brainer. Wifi was a must so that ruled out the A series. With every feature he could ever want and the option to expand later on, it suits the build perfectly. And the RGB looks beautiful on it.

Memory: He had 16GB's of Corsair Vengence RGB in a previous build so no need to change it. The 3000mhz should play nicely with XMP when we start overclocking.

Storage: We picked up a 250Gb M.2 for his primary and boot drive and wiped clean a Samsung 850 Evo, that he had in a previous build, to use for a secondary drive.

GPU: He had a GTX 1070 FE in his previous build that has been great so no need to upgrade that either. We might try to mildly overclock it when we take on the CPU also.

Case: Coming from an ITX build he wanted something a little bigger with better airflow. We originally planned on getting an IN WIN 303 but saw the NZXT H500 on sale and fell in love. It's a simple design, easy to work in and has tempered glass. We replaced the (2) 120mm NZXT fans with RGB ThermalTake fans

PSU: We used a 550W PSU from his old build and didn't see a reason to upgrade it. For now it does just fine.

All in all everything was straight forward. No compatibility issues, everything fit how it should. There is a lot of room in the case to work with. A ton of open slots to run cables thru but not too much open space to look empty.

I'll update this when we start to overclock everything.

Comments Sorted by:

m52nickerson 1 Build 3 points 5 months ago

Good build, by a good friend.

Broxx submitter 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you very much!

cheezmeister 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I was genuinely not expecting this. Amazing part choice, very well done. I may try to recreate this.

Broxx submitter 6 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I appreciate the kind words!

Deschliman 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Nice build! Looks a lot like mine except with more black. I was able to get my 8600k up to 5ghz no problem. Good luck with the overclocking!

Broxx submitter 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Wow nice! What cooler? and what voltage are you at?

Deschliman 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Corsair H115 AIO. Running at 1.4 volts, but I'm still tweaking. That's as high as I want to go.

Broxx submitter 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Ahh nice. I will be overclocking his soon. It looks pretty promising since it stays really cool as it is.

RamenSchmoodle2 1 point 2 months ago

I'm building a similar build same power supply, how is yours holding up and do you wish you could go with something that had more wattage?

Broxx submitter 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

It's holding up a great. It was actually from an older build too so it's been going strong for about 3 years now. 0 issues even after OC'ing the 8600k to 4.9

RamenSchmoodle2 1 point 2 months ago

Ok thx

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Broxx submitter 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

He did not pay $300. I'm not sure why PCPP has that price listed. I believe he paid $175 back when he got it.

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Broxx submitter 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I will update it. It appears they have the pricing for the 32GB variant

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