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I wanted to build a gaming PC that I knew would last for a few years. I had this parts list saved for a couple months until Nvidia finally stocked some of their 1080 Ti's. I snatched one up and decided it was time to start ordering the parts and get to building. I went with the Core i7 8700 and opted out of the 8700K just because I don't think I'm ready for overclocking yet and figured with the parts I have I shouldn't even worry about the 1 or 2 extra frames. Even GTA V runs at about 60-100 FPS on this build so I don't think I'll be over clocking any time soon.

Keep in mind this was my first PC build but with enough research and forum discussion I only ran into two problems. Fortunately they were pretty simple fixes.

First was the case fan and LED circuit board that's installed onto the Enthoo Luxe case. What threw me off was the cable that needed to be plugged into the CPU_FAN socket. That threw me for a loop since now I didn't know where the CPU cooler needed to plug into. after some more research I found out the CPU_OPI located right next to the CPU_FAN pins was regulated by the CPU temp so that was where I hooked it up. Problem solved.

Second was the WD Black Series 3TB Hard drive disk. For some reason my computer wasn't registering it even though the motherboard showed it in BIOS. This was a harder solution to find but once I did I saw that it was also a simple fix. I just needed to assign the drive a letter in Disk Manager.

Anyway I will update this with more of the temps and clock rates when I get the chance.

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

are you really using an stock cooler on the i7 ???

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It is non K version so the stock cooler is more than enough for this build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

No plans for overclocking which was why I went with the 8700 rather than the 8700K. all the information I could find, and I visited several places and spoken with some PC builders that I know, the stock fan on the intel works just fine. I haven't had any issues with it yet.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Only one real problem with this build. You cant futureproof. Intel already has plans to release a new lineup of CPUs with 8 cores inside and AMD are improving their CPUs quite rapidly. Futureproofing dosent exist in reality as Hardware can change drasticly.

Intels best processor a year ago was the 4c 8t 7700k for gaming. Now they have even got the i9 extreme with 10 cores!.

Just understand whatever you spend money on now, be prepared for something better. Just get what you need rather than picking the best of something just because its the best at the time.

Look at the 2500k, thats still pretty good and thats 6 or 7 generations old now.

That being said, +1 for the EVGA PSU, ive got the 750 watt and with a 10 year warranty they are superb. Mine seems kinda loud from my old PSU but i think thats just down to my case in reality not being great.

Maybe upgrade to an m.2 SSD but other than that and the case just looks amazing as phanteks always does a good job on anything they make.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

But futureproofing isnt about having the best, its about having slightly more than you need so you can grow into it

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

That's called near future proofing.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

No, futureproofing is about getting more than you need so you can have room to grow as games get more challenging to run. It is not about having the best of the best

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I've really been wanting to get my hands on an FE card, but I gave up and decided to not worry about it