Description

Started this build on September 26 2016 in my old HP pavillion, now a year and couples months later here we are with someting close to a finished product !

Purchase

-September 26, 2016: CPU: Intel I5 6500 Skylake 3.2GHZ Mobo: MSI B150M Arctic Mortar LGA1151 GPU: Zotac 750ti 2GB GDDR5 SSD: Intel 540s 128GB Memory: (2X4GB) Team Dark 2400 (PC4 19200) PSU: EVGA 750W G2 80+ Gold Fully Modular Network adapter: TP Link Archer T8E OS: Windows 10 *HDD: Used my old Toshiba 1TB 5400RPM

-March 20, 2017: HDD: WD Black 5TB 7200RPM

-March 30, 2017: Case: Phantek P400 Eclipse Tempered Glass Mid Tower

-September 14, 2017 Mobo: Asus Maximus IX Hero LGA 1151 CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 280 Liquid Cooler GPU: EVGA 1080 FTW2 Gaming ICX 8GB GDDR5 Memory: (2X8GB) G.Skills TridentZ RGB 3200 (PC4 25600) Fans: (3X120MM) NXZT AER RGB LED Fan Controller: NZXT HUE+ Custom: Bitfenix 24pins Sleeve extension

-November 24, 2017 CPU: Intel I7 7700K Kabylake 4.2GHZ OS: Windows 10 Pro

More pic to come Gaming setup is not finish New Monitor soon (hopefully) Parts that are double are now used in a budget build

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Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

you put yourself at a dead end for upgrades getting that 7700k and z270 motherboard, you should have gotten a z370 and i5-8600k or if you have the money an i7-8700k, if this was done say 6 months ago or a year ago the 7700k would be fine but with the new chipset and processors not now. nonetheless this build is still quite powerful and will perform very well for some time to come and has come quite a ways from an hp pavillion

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing is in my area right now the 8700K are sold out everywhere and I didn't want to wait plus I sold the 6500 to one of my friend so I put the money towards the 7700k but yeah when I bought the z270 I should have done more research to make sure it was compatible with the 8700K which I didn't lol I guess we learn from our mistake !

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

If you wanted to change your mind, both Amazon and Newegg have the 8700k in stock. The price has been raised to $415 across the board.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I will need to upgrade the mobo too :/ Probably gonna wait for the 9th gen just to see if they are still gonna use the lga 1151

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

i was about to get a 7700k but recently had a friend on discord tell me it would be stupid to do so now. its a good processor but z270 chipset has been rendered obsolete. as a result i will end up with a much better build (and first build) with the i5-8600k soon and im just waiting on the rest of the parts for the build to come in, feel free to check the part list: "Intel Build"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply Of course if you have the option to go with an 8th gen cpu go with that its the way to go Kinda wish i did that in the first place !

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

PC looks really good. Well done on the progress from the hp pavillion.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man, don't know which road i'm gonna take from now on. Feels like I want to do more but don't know what haha

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, I have the same case and cooler

did you turn the fans around so they're pulling air through the radiator?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, yes i did turn the fan on the radiator so they can pull the air from the rad. I also put 2X 140mm in front to push air from outside. I wasnt sure if i wanted to go with push or pull so i did both haha

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally bought a new monitor i will try to post some picture soon, kinda busy atm since i build 2 new pc's for some friends and family and now i'm trying to figure out whats wrong with my sister's PC

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