Description

Hi everyone! :)

This build was based upon winning the Intel Core-i7 8086K through: The Intel® 8th Gen Core™ i7-8086K Limited Edition Processor Sweepstakes! I won the cpu back in June 2018, and received it October 2018. Since then, I've been saving up on buying each part paycheck-to-paycheck. Big shout out to all the winners.

Originally I thought about doing an all out RGB build with water cooling. But decided to go with a complete airflow build with a clean aesthetic.

Part Reviews

CPU

An absolute beast! Big thanks to Intel for the sweepstakes.

CPU Cooler

This is my first time using the gigantic Noctua CPU cooler the NH-D15 and it keeps the i7-8086K nice and cool. If you want to run 140mm fans x2, you're gonna need low profile ram.

Motherboard

This might just be my new favorite motherboard. Great work on the UEFI, ASRock!

Video Card

Purchased this through the Amazon 5 month payment period (through Prime) before it they moved to their own credit card cycle. Totally worth it!

Case

Super easy to build in, and the build quality is great. I would totally recommend this case.

Custom

Works great! I was gonna buy the EVGA 80+Gold 750w G3 for $130, but saw the price of the Corsair and it was too good to pass. Plus it comes with included white cables, although kinda thin and not very streamlined (there are various intersecting lines that are fused together).

Custom

These Chromax heatsink covers bring out a nice clean look to your beefy Noctua heatsinks.

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Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 4 points

Love how neat your cable management on the rear is. Great job.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome air-cooled build! Great cable management.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm planning on getting that noctua cooler and doing the exact same customization. Looks amazing!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out the Noctua NH-D15S. The cooler is offset a bit to accommodate room for the GPU. Some motherboards have the PCI-E slot close to the CPU, and the bulky NH-D15 (non S) might cause issues.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

This doesn't have rainbow puke everywhere. I like it!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yay! xD Although I was almost considering an LED strip ;D … Almost.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build and for just some reason I love seeing giant CPU tower coolers. You should not underestimate what a NH-D15 can do as it truly is a beast among coolers.

Must be great winning such a nice CPU and I am having a hard time finding anything to criticise about. Well you did get a sound card which isn't really objectively better than the onboard audio but everything else is spot on.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) I've never won anything from that Gleam io until the i7-8086. Criticism is always welcome! Without it, folks will be on "The Verge" of disaster xD. Also, I'm a sucker for those sound cards ;)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

You mean you didn't trade it for Threadripper?!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

LMAO!!! XD I was seriously thinking about it! But I kept true to the winnings. That Threadripper would be nice though.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Ha, yeah, I think I'd make the same choice. I wonder how many people took the trade, though, and what AMD did with those -8086K's...

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable management is on point!!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build +1 clean cable management, what temps are you getting with the cpu?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Right now I'm running it stock and it's idling around 32°C. I'll probably push it a bit on my next day off. I'll post updates when I do :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking forward to see them

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That cooler is SO big.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! I'm building almost the exact same rig, except I'm probably going to use the Noctua D15s. My m/b is an ASUS ROG Stryx z390e gaming, and I have two 32GB RAM kits for 64GB (both Corsair Vengeance 3200 Mhz, same make & model, same timings, and even version #). I just ordered a Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB storage drive. I'll likely get the Seasonic 850 Titanium PSU and eventually a GPU (either a used Nvidia 1080ti, or new 2080ti - want 11GB VRAM for X-Plane 11 add-ons). I just need to decide on a case and was looking for one that can fit a big GPU, big fan, and the PSU, while keeping it cool enough when under a heavy load Eg. (X-Plane 11 with add-ons ad AA turned way up)

Have you overclocked the CPU yet, to 5GHz? If you have overclocked, how do your temps compare to when you ran it stock? Thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Super sick build man, love it!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

With the Meshify C did you mount the NH-D15 inside the case once the MB was inside or did you mount it outside?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely after motherboard is in and all the cables are fully connected. You have no idea how much pain it caused me to plug in CPU power cable with my giant a*s NH-D15 installed

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the power supply come with white cables?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Wasn't a fan of white until I saw this. Very clean!