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My First Custom Build!

by Malicous

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Date Published

Nov. 28, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 19, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

Description

I will be using this build for gaming mostly but some other things like photoshop, video editing, and some coding. I hope you enjoy!

if you have any questions, just ask :)

CPU: I went with this for several reasons. First off, its a very powerful cpu. thought it may only have 4 cores and 8 threads, its clocked at a fast 4.2 stock speed. I went with this over Ryzen only because i needed the iGPU. Also, I have had good experiences with intel.

GPU: this model of gpu for some reason isnt on pcpartpicker, but i still went for it. has awesome rgb and looks great. runs amazingly too.

Motherboard: The only reason i got this over any other mobo was the looks. It has a rgb strip that looks awesome next to my trident Z rgb. It has only 1 m.2 slot which is some what disappointing, and its a pretty basic motherboard. Didn't need any gimmicks, but wanted looks.

Memory: Trident Z rgb is beautiful. its 16gb of DDR4 @ 3k. Nuf said.

Storage: I originally only had a 250gb sata drive, and a 2TB hardrive. Then i added a samsung 850 evo. still have tons of space left.

Case: i Originally had a phanteks p400, but i didn't like how limited water cooling was and the ugly acrylic window. So, i wanted a very unique case. The Core P3 is a really nice looking case, and its open air. Only issue is that reservoir mounting is some-what difficult.

PSU: A standard rmx 750 watt power supply. looks good with my custom cable mod cables, and im sure will look even better with my diy cables, coming up soon.

FANS: these are some beautiful fans. The colors are stupidly bright, and if i have them on white I sometimes cant have it on full brightness because of the Whopping 16 leds. Performance is great too.

Monitor: I do some color work, and this is kind of a dream monitor for me. Its beautiful, and has some crazy good colors. Quantum dot too. For gaming its even better, with a 100hz refresh rate. Gsync would be amazing, but its 300 dollars less than some of the acer and asus models.

Peripherals: Keyboard is in progress, as my g603 just broke. I love my G900 on the other hand. it has very fast response time ( better than my old razer mamba te, a wired mouse) and the battery and rgb is pretty nice. I also really like the arctis 7s. the sound is ok, but they are beautiful and comfortable. Nothing negative about them.

All of my EKWB parts: They are pretty... cool.

Part Reviews

CPU

The best CPU i have ever used. sure its not a 1950x or a i9 extreme, but at the price of 300 it handles gaming amazingly and doesnt run too hot at 3440 100hz. ( though im sure thats my custom loop not the cpu)

Thermal Compound

What can you say? keeps my cpu hecka cool

Motherboard

Amazing motherboard. looks awesome, rgb software syncs up with my dram, and overall, its awesome.

Memory

Looks amazing and runs really well. software is just aura sync which is very easy. A+ for everything.

Storage

cheap 250GB ssd. works, so not much too say.

Storage

Blazing fast, but not really worth it over a sata ssd.

Storage

Works amazingly as a game drive, and i think for now 500gb is the sweet spot with ssds though im sure ill get another one soon enough.

Storage

Great High Capacity m.2 ssd. Very good

Case

Looks AMAZING, Wasn't too hard to assemble, and nothing negative other than a lakc of reservoir mounting spots, but that's expected for a small ish case.

Power Supply

A 750watt Gold PSU. cant go wrong.

Operating System

I mean, its windows 10. not much to say.

Monitor

Great primary monitor, colors are a bit washed buts its good for gaming.

Monitor

Great for a secondary monitor, 1080p 60hz and dirt cheap. good colors

Mouse

Great mouse, good looking, awesome tracking, overall 5 stars.

Headphones

Pretty decent sound quality, great comfort, and overall pretty awesome.

Other

This is a godly GPU. it has a slim design, (so it looks single slot) but still has 1 hdmi port 3 display port and one dvi port on the back of the gpu, and one on the front which is nice for testbenching and vr. great rgb around the whole edge, and runs amazingly too.

Comments Sorted by:

WallabeAttack 1 point 15 months ago

Wait is this a brand new thing or do most completed builds have no comments

Blasing 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

What need do/did you have for the iGPU?