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This is a work in progress. I'll update it as I go. Anyway, this is my first build and I've been waiting a LOOOOOOOONG time to start it, but I do my research (unlike some people). Furthermore, I have help from other people who've built in the past too. I plan on getting everything on this list. The only things that may change in the future is the RAM cough cough RGB cough cough and the GPU (it all depends on the price changes because as you may all know, GPU prices are finally dropping again). This PC will be mainly for gaming, but I may start recording/streaming. Oh, and I'll probably get RGB fans and RGB strips once I get all my peripherals bought. I am most likely going to do a mild overclock on the CPU and GPU. For the CPU, I don't want to go over 75F when under load, so that's what the overclock will depend on. Same goes for the GPU.

*******UPDATE 6/21/18******** I picked up the CPU at my local Best Buy. I installed it and once I installed Windows 10 and some testing programs, I overclocked the 86600k to 5GHz at 1.35V. After that, I found out it runs stable, and I started to lower the voltage. I believe it is now at 1.335V and it still runs stable. The temps are pretty good, considering I only have a 240 AIO... and not to mention the integrated graphics are running on the chip too (I don't know if that'd increase temps at all). I'm fine at 5GHz, I feel that it is a pretty good overall overclock and I do not wish to go any higher. Now, all that's left is that GPU... Update'll come when I get it at the end of July.

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorta doing what you're doing. I've been researching parts for my future PC for well over a year now. I finally will be getting money to build it this summer :). I might be going with 8600k and GTX 1060 3GB since its only around 250 instead of 300+ for the 6GB version.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I have done a TON of research for the PC I am building, it rounds out to be about 1600 for a i5 8600K, GTX 1070 Ti 8G, 16 GB DDR4 (3000MHz) and a 144 Hz G-Sync Monitor that can clock to 180 Hz.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Although i was going to to use my old graphics card (GTX 660 2GB) until i can actually afford the 1070Ti

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your temps with the current fan? im sure theyre fine.

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