Description

Awesome gaming computer.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Keeps my i5-8600k stable at 4.9GHz, 1.35v. For 5.0GHz at 1.4v, but temps reach 80c when gaming.

Case

Good, but one of the motherboard screws hole got stripped. I got some pwm fans because the stock fans were a bit noisy.

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Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great, and those prices ! If only that was the norm haha.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I like the new cooler ! Could a 140mm fan not work up front ?

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes, I can fit (2) 140mm at the front of the case. I updated the picture. This morning I removed all the Fractal fans because they were a bit noisy, so the Noctua fan at the bottom, I moved it to the front, and the 120mm fan on the cooler to the rear. Now the case is completely silent at idle. And I'll provably get another Noctua 120mm for the cooler, but there isn't much gain in performance; it is like 1-2 degrees less. Also, putting an intake fan at the bottom reduces the GPU temps by about 5c.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, no I meant a 140mm fan at the front of the cooler instead of the 120mm. I have the same case.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the 24 pin and sata cables get in the way, but probably with some flexible sleeved or flatter cables, it might fit.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I just readjusted the cables and pushed them all the way down while putting the fan, and it did fit. It's a bit slanted, but barely noticeable.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice you got it working. That slant is pretty noticeable to me though ;p

I have sleeved caBels and the stock ones your using are more flexible, I’d imagine the sata cable is worse to bend down. Is the usb 3 cable In the way too ?

Your build is so similar to mine, just need all black noctua fans ! I have heatsink envy though !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Mini Behemoth?

More like Mini Hustler 2.0

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Question, is there any form of bottleneck on any game that you play? I plan on going to this kinda configuration of a 1080 TI and a 8600k, but I am worried for games like GTA V where the low thread count would literally have the games map not load fully and it’d cause lag and stuff.

By the way, nice build +1 for that.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, so far I have only played Battlefield 1 at 1440p (Ultra), and besides a gain in of FPS, I didn't notice any bottleneck. Probably at 1080p or lower setting some games will reach their maximum fps.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That is really good to know considering I want to upgrade to this configuration pretty soon. Thanks alot!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If you plan on overclocking near 5.0GHz get a better cooler because when gaming thingS get quite hot, unless you get a "golden cpu". I just orderded a Noctua NH-D15S, if the noctua does not keep it cool, I'll get an AIO.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I recommend the EVGA 280 CLC for cooling, an awesome cooler for the awesome price. it keeps the 7700k cool.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

what site/where did you get the 1080 for 400 bucks?

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

wow that cooler looks aweosme dude~

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Did that motherboard have fan headers for all those fans or did you use some fan splitters?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard has only 3 fan headers, and the Freezer cooler has an splitter. But I also had an 1x4pin splitter. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008YD7B0M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

lots of deals you got there

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I am hitting about the same temps with the same chip, only with a 4.6ghz overclock, a 1.2vcore and a Cryorig C1 cooler. Are you considering de-lidding? Technically and based on many sources testing this and other chips, we are at fine temperatures at load. I'm still a little uncomfortable with temps that high. What about you?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, I won't be delidding it, and I think that the temps are fine and safe for this cpu. I also won't be pushing my cpu beyond 1.4v, so delidding it and voiding the warranty would be a waste of time and money to me.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

That's fair. So you'd agree that for me playing BF1 and reaching 83c tops/max load isn't a major concern? I was considering de-lidding and even bought a kit. What do you think?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that playing with those temps is fine. I also reach those temps while bf1 is loading, but stays in the 70s while playing. But, if you already got the kit, use it. You'll be able to increase the speed to 4.7 or 4.8, but no warranty and with similar temps. However, if you mainly play bf1, there isn't anything to gain by overcloking this cpu because the game is already well optimized.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

"it was a nightmare to mount the center fan on the cooler" i feel you bro. i got bloody knuckles installing that fan. Other than cpu voltage, what else did you do in bios to achieve 5GHz stable?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

LLC LEVEL 2, BCLK 100, CPU CACHE RATIO 41, AND RAM XMP

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

When you used the Arctic 33 on Ryzen, I was wondering if it came out of the box with an AM4 or did you receive one for free by asking.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

It comes AM4 ready.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, I made a very similar build as you, except with the following differences: Intel i5-8400 GTX 1070 Ti G.skill Tridentz 3200 Link here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XCMhsJ

I'm having a problem where my RAM sticks keep dying. First one died 2 days after turning it on, second one died a day or two later. They seem to die after I turn the computer off for a while.

Did you have to change any settings in BIOS for RAM to work properly? Do you have any idea why this would happen?

Thanks!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry, I don't know why that would happen.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the CPU bottleneck the GPU?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi can you fit chromax heatsink cover?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately, no.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Cannot close its side panel?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, and the gap between metal frame (top) where the side window slides in and the cooler is too small.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the ram squished between the heat sink and the fan of the Noctua NH-D15?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

No, there is enough space for LP RAM under the heat sink.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the side panel able to fit back onto the case?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, if you are planning a similar build, buy a PSU with flat cables, if not, you wont be able to close the lid because the fan will be too high as it will be over the 24 pin connector.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there enough room at the top to add additional fans?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think so.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

A belated thank you - your build taught me a lot when I came to do mine - cheers and +1 uptick.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I was planning on getting this cooler on a i5 9600k and Overclock @5GHz. Would this work? Thanks

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

It depends what voltage your cpu will need to run at 5GHz, but I think it can.

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

thanks, i think i'll run it at 1.43v since thats what ive been reading on i5 9600k 5ghz overclock

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Story in the description. He bought a 1080 for 400, sold it for 500, and bought the 1080ti for 500. Not sure where he got $350 from that tho.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly, with the $400 that I invested in the gtx1080, I got the 1080ti and the ssd.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

was that before everyone tried to mine