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The 6 core Beast

by gbad950


I built this for my late night gaming and school use with coding software. I chose the 6 core processor after having a wonderful 5 years with my i7-3700 in a laptop and this new i7-8700 has shown to be a beast with the benchmarks I've seen. With the applications I run I didn't need more then 16gb of RAM and i think the G.Skill Trident Z has a sharp look to it and the price I couldn't pass up for DDR4-3000. The MSI Gaming X has stolen my heart with the aesthetics and from the quality of the product that I had read about I had to try it out. This is a first build for me and I couldn't be happier with the hardware I have put into it. The 1070 is more then enough of a graphics card for me after having an NVIDIA GeForce 650M in my laptop and it running my games super smooth. I have a VIVO dual monitor mount that I mounted to my desk for extra security and those samsung 24" curved monitors were on sale at bestbuy so I snatched them up.

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Houstoner 1 Build 5 points 12 months ago

That is one expensive GPU for a 1070

gbad950 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

was only $400 when i bought it, prices have skyrocketed since then.

Lager11B 3 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

How do you like those monitors. I was thinking about doing a similar setup.

gbad950 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I love the monitors, great for the stuff I do

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Concretequeen359- 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Was you freaking out when it actually worked? I'll never forget that feeling...do you recommend those monitors.?

gbad950 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

This being my second build I still had that feeling of "OMG what if I have pre-damaged parts" and then when it turns on I get too excited lol. The monitors are great if you're not a competitive gamer chasing FPS. Nice crisp images

OccamAsylum 13 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

It's a shame they're only 60hz monitors though. Your setup is capable of a lot more than that!

gbad950 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you and I know, when I get more cash I will get some badass monitors for sure

Entiddie 1 point 11 months ago


gbad950 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I haven't kept up with my temps but I can check them out and add some details on it. I don't do much other than running VS and games.

chucho351 1 point 8 months ago

nice build, im doing something similar, just one question, is there enough space between the cpu cooler and the ram? cuz my ram is different, they are the corsair vengeance led and want to make sure they fit if they are a bit taller, thanks!