Description

"But but you can't stick an 8700k in an itx case girly its too hot. And if you let it turbo or overclock it will fry "Dafaq? Girly?! You can frak off with that, You can frack straight off to frack off mountain while riding your frak horse to the land of aww hell no. Hold my beer!

8700k Thoughts: Final set never hit above 85c under load in Aidea 64 tests currently clocked to 4.7 on all cores. Wonderful chip perfect for my itx builds, I was concerned with the OVERLY loud "its too hot" crowd this thing does not run any hotter than the OC 4790k sister rig on top of the xbox in the living room. If you are thinking of a new pc build and you both have the money and access to this chip BUY IT NOW!

STRIX 1080TI Thoughts: I love asus but i have to pass the ball to EVGA this round on the 10 seris cards. I love my EVGA cards but wanted to cram desk as full of ASUS brand products as i could ASUS cards are noticeably louder than their evga counter parts and perform the same. But if you get my broad get my card no reason not to pair cards with mother boards these days as they normally have software level sync controls.

G.skill Trident: Thoughts I am happy as frak that this pair worked for OC this kit at time of purchase was not on the qmp list from either company so overclocking was a cross your fingers and hope for the best. Thankfully G.skill and Asus once again game in and delivered a product combo that just works and that all we want right?

Samsung 960 Pro: Thoughts If this ssd was a man id marry him on the spot! Never in my life has setting up a new ssd and cloning the os drive been so simple and fast. Just download Samsung software run it and chuck or erase the old drive simple as pie.

WD Black: Thoughts I love the WD blacks and have them in several computers you see every time i build a SFF computer there will be a WD Black as a data drive chillin someplace (in this case on the floor keeping my toes warm in its external case lol)

Asus Monitor I love this I own 2 of them #crosshairs enough said.

z370-i Thoughts

It was a bit of a pain getting everything setup with all the software and what not and asus lack of instructions on how a lot of their features work. Sonic radar sadly does not work with any usb auido so if you ar a fan of headsets find good pair with 2.5. Ill get asus headset for my birthday and come back with more info on sonic radar i will say it led to my first ever PUBG win so its good if you can get it to work and set up right. Dont get this mobo just for sonic radar unless you got deep pockets.

Part Reviews

CPU

8700k Thoughts: Final set never hit above 85c under load in Aidea 64 tests currently clocked to 4.7 on all cores. Wonderful chip perfect for my itx builds, I was concerned with the OVERLY loud "its too hot" crowd this thing does not run any hotter than the OC 4790k sister rig on top of the xbox in the living room. If you are thinking of a new pc build and you both have the money and access to this chip BUY IT NOW!

CPU Cooler

If you are building an ITX case and you cant water cool it YOU NEED THIS! FRAK what everyone else says FRAK every other cooler maker if you cant water cooler or stick a larger cooler in it then this is the only cooler you need to be looking at in a SFF ITX build. BUY NOW

Motherboard

z370-i Thoughts

It was a bit of a pain getting everything setup with all the software and what not and asus lack of instructions on how a lot of their features work. Sonic radar sadly does not work with any usb auido so if you ar a fan of headsets find good pair with 2.5. Ill get asus headset for my birthday and come back with more info on sonic radar i will say it led to my first ever PUBG win so its good if you can get it to work and set up right. Dont get this mobo just for sonic radar unless you got deep pockets.

Memory

G.skill Trident: Thoughts I am happy as frak that this pair worked for OC this kit at time of purchase was not on the qmp list from either company so overclocking was a cross your fingers and hope for the best. Thankfully G.skill and Asus once again game in and delivered a product combo that just works and that all we want right?

Storage

Samsung 960 Pro: Thoughts If this ssd was a man id marry him on the spot! Never in my life has setting up a new ssd and cloning the os drive been so simple and fast. Just download Samsung software run it and chuck or erase the old drive simple as pie.

Storage

just like at WD reliable and dependable

Storage

WD Black: Thoughts I love the WD blacks and have them in several computers you see every time i build a SFF computer there will be a WD Black as a data drive chillin someplace (in this case on the floor keeping my toes warm in its external case lol)

Video Card

STRIX 1080TI Thoughts: I love asus but i have to pass the ball to EVGA this round on the 10 seris cards. I love my EVGA cards but wanted to cram desk as full of ASUS brand products as i could ASUS cards are noticeably louder than their evga counter parts and perform the same. But if you get my broad get my card no reason not to pair cards with mother boards these days as they normally have software level sync controls.

Case

The best SFF ITX case on the market at the moment, No one else is making a comparable case in the console size range iven the newer RVZ-03 has failed the sff crowd and gone backwards as a much larger and ugly case. Buy the 02 and show them size does matter smaller is better.

Operating System

If you dont like windows 10 as a gamer there something wrong with you.

Monitor

Asus Monitor I love this I own 2 of them #crosshairs enough said.

Keyboard

freaking love this keyboard. tho i would have liked an rgb keyboard this oe gets the job done with the best keys on the market.

Custom

It has a lot of nice features i dont use. I wish i change the aspect raitio a litt more i really miss my Microsoft vx500 cam but this is the next best thing.

Custom

it works its cheap no complaints honestly just a hold over from an older builds forgot i still had it.

Custom

if you are building any sff case you want a pack or 3 of these laying around honestly im using these in every computer i build form now on.

Custom

does a great job for whats its meant for

Custom

dont buy these. cheaply made feel overall the magnetic strip is weak as all heck and the whole thing just feels poorly done.

Custom

cheap and effective if you want to pull your old 3.5 drives out and put them use elsewhere this your new best friend.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you have any issues with the PSU only being 500W whilst powering a 1080Ti?

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Heck no 500w is over kill for this build it would have been fine with 450w 500w is just what was available. I will never understand why people insist on sticking anything more than 500w power supply in a single card rig.

Even my dual card rig in the living room only has a mild bump in power at 750w.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the feedback on your cooler, I'm about to try it on the i9-9900k when released and it should be same as i7-8700k tdp wise on this cooler.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

If recall they are both 95. So should work fine.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

How hard was to keep the cpu cool while overclocking it? Was 4.7 GHZ all you could keep cool or was your cpu not one of the Cilicon lottery?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Took it a friend's who has water cool rig sadly we found I just did not win the lotto. I literally had to have global alerts set up to get my hands on it they were selling so fast but for air cooled #f$&k it

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I had to ask because I plan to have a amd 2700x run on its max of 4.3 but might run it at 4.2

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build... but have you delidded your cpu???

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

No don't plan on it

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How hot and loud does the GPU get?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

My gpu is next to my head on my desk I don't notice it with noise canceling headphones. It stays cold as ice it pretty much exposed in this case only a thin plastic grill covers it

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