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i7 8700k 4.9GHz OC

by dekharin



Date Published

May 1, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 6, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.9 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.01 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

9.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C


Nice build, everything worked like a charm including pre-applied thermal paste on AIO cooler. I want to mention how awesome is ASRock motherboard, it handles 5GHz oc well, but I decided to keep my temps below 70's whiled gaming, so 4.9 is more than enough on all cores. Another great part is GTX 1060 6 GB, I was able to OC this card even more, WOW, temps are 58-62C on have gaming. 55-75 FPS on ULTRA 2k Far Cry 5 more than enough for me. The monitor that you below is actually overclockable to 80 Hz, so I dont really need run my card more than 80 fps anyways. Yes, no magnetic drives here!!! In the past I was so annoyed with slow HD speeds, with such a processor and build overall, I see no reason to go with magnetic drive! Case, case is awesome as well, even thou I had some issue to mount AIO cooler, well I mounted it on front of the case, works great! LEPA Case fan is fantastic! Very silent and very efficient in terms of moving air.

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tmckenna511 3 points 10 months ago

You spent a lot on this build, why didn't you opt for a more expensive card like a 1080ti or a 1070 or the likes of those?

+1 nice build btw but more pictures would be cool!

dekharin submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

So the reason why, is because I knew I would upgrade my card when I opt out for a 4k Monitor, lets be honest here, if I go for 4 k, I wouldn't do it till next year for multiple reasons including 60 FPS restrictions on the cords back in Jan 2018 and not having a "true" 4k card, I think 1080ti is good for 4 k, but not worth 1000$. I payed 280$ and playing 60 FPS on 2k on good-ultra, perfect for me. Anyways, I made this build to last long 5-7 years. GPU I bought roughly for 280, while its now 350$ at least, plus I mined a little bit and made those 280$ back already( I dont pay electricity).

Camranatic101 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

The H105 is kinda old... Why did you choose it? Nice build by the way :)

dekharin submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

It was cheap on sale, performs well by the way, the only con I see there is 2 fans that came with , are pretty load after 50% speed, but I keep it on 45 all the time and temps never go higher 70C.

dekharin submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you sir :)

OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Noice. I got mine up to 5.3 for benchmarking, but the voltage was waaaay too high, specially with an H115i Pro set for silence. Got it at 5GhZ now.

dekharin submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I was able to do 5Ghz @ 1.34V stable, but temps were getting close to 70-s and that is a little uncomfortable for me, 4.9 seems a very good medium for me, performance wise 4.9 and 5.0 unnoticeable, however temps are defiantly noticeable; like 5-7 C