Description

This is my first build. I've named it "James" (formally known as "Jordan"*). I started with a IBuyPower from Best Buy. Over the course of two years I have replaced every component. I use my LG B6 OLED TV as a monitor. Recently, I've added new case fans and the RGB strip that came with the IBuyPower I originally bought to for some extra "Boom Shaka Laka!" as the kids say nowadays.

CPU (OC): 5GHz, 1.350v GPU (OC): 1974 MHz

About the TV:

I'm using a LG OLED55B6 on PC mode. It is a 4k display so the 1080ti comes in handy (as it always would regardless of the display I'm using). I have both a Dell U2718Q 4k monitor and a S2417DG 144Hz panel with G-Sync at home as well. I tried out both to see if it would feel any better compare to my TV. Obviously the refresh rate was much higher on the S2417DG which was nice but, as far as latency was concerned any in-game difference was negligible at best. So, I attached the S2417DG to my fiance's PC that I was building at the time and kept the TV for myself. If my W/L percentage is one tenth of a point lower because I'm gaming on the better looking display so be it. I like a challenge. Personally, I'd take the TV every time when gaming. I mostly play single player games anyway. Nothing beats gaming on a 55" curved OLED display for me. The Witcher 3 in 4k, 60fps on an OLED? I mean, c'mon. Is that really worth giving up just to win more faceoffs in Rocket League? Not for me.

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Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

That's a LOT of beefy parts to be running Windows off a 5400 RPM HDD! Otherwise very nice.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

where is m2, ssd ?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

M.2 SSDs don’t mean more performance over a standard SATA

NVMe M.2 SSDs are faster, but you will never notice the difference unless you copy large files. Windows boots crazy fast on a SATA SSD, so NVMe makes minor differences.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

When your read and write speeds are 3x faster you will notice a difference. Also no wire for the M.2 NVMe which is a big bonus in my humble opinion.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

he's still right in a general sense...at a whopping $4700 price point, I'd expect to see at the very least a $50 120Gb SSD, which may not have the life of a 5400rpm HDD, but will most certainly be faster. Really only VelociRaptors can match the speed of an SSD, and they have short lifespans. Yes, some M.2s are on par with SATA, but if you're buying an M.2 its generally to save space and go for wicked speeds while doing so.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

no ssd?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, thanks. I forgot to put it on the list. It's only 100GB. I'm planning on getting a m2 next month. I was waiting on the 970 announcement.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That me.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the cpu/gpu temps with this setup.. asking since im moving from a define C (air cooler) and looking for a good AIO cooler case like thís since define C is just to small for AIO with my Asus strix and rgb ram ( thinking more about the front intake being Little ristricted)

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Are you planning to get a monitor?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 27" Dell U2718Q. I used it for a while but, decided to switch back to my TV.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

So you have a 1080ti to play at 60hz? Unless its a 4k TV I don't get it, even if it is 4k the latency will kill you (literally in some games).

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll add a comment to my description addressing this. My friends are always going on about me using my TV instead of my monitor lol.