Description

For all intents and purposes, this build is completely an enthusiast build. I wanted to learn something new and work on or build something. At this time, building a BA computer is what was decided on because it made the most logical sense. I wanted a workhorse and something I could game on. I am 100% new to all of this so any constructive criticism is appreciated!

CPU Intel - Core i7-7820X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor Amazing. Used the ASRock easy overclock and set it to 4.7GHz. I have no problems.

CPU Cooler Thermaltake - Floe Riing RGB 360 TT Premium Edition 42.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler I would not recommend getting this until Thermaltake can get all of the bugs worked out of their software. It took hours to finally get everything working correctly and I believe I still got lucky getting there. Under idle and normal load conditions, the radiator keeps the CPU a cool 35C, however, when using the CPU-Z stress test, the temperatures get up to 85C. Not sure if this is normal or not...

Motherboard ASRock - X299 Taichi ATX LGA2066 Motherboard Very straight forward. Good solid MB. Has everything I wanted and more.

Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Seems to be working fine, but when performing the UserBenchmark test, it shows being in the 37% for Single Core (Read 6.4, Write 22.8, Mixed 9.7) and 49% for Latency (82.1ns). Again, not sure if this is normal or not...

Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive UserBenchmark shows below advertised speeds (Read 2630, Write 1381, Mixed 1,464). Other than that, it works fast enough for me.

Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Worked fine for about a week and then I could no longer see the drive in Windows. It was being detected in the BIOS. I checked hardware manager and it was not there even though I have already allocated it and everything. I ended up moving it to another SATA slot on my MB and it magically showed back up and has been working fine since.

Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 HYBRID GAMING Video Card This GPU is great, however, EVGA XOC is bugging when trying to change the fan curve and LEDs. Also, there is no way to change the FTW3 LED or even turn it off.

Case Thermaltake - View 31 TG ATX Mid Tower Case A little too big for my build but it is definitely not bad by any means. I do wish it came with a PSU cover.

Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Perfect. Comes with plenty of cables and extensions.

Monitor Acer - Predator XB1 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor Worked amazingly for about 2 weeks but then I had a pixel stay green. I tried power cycling, changing inputs (DP, HDMI), but it stayed there even in the Predator power up screen. Contacted Amazon to get a replacement and everything seems to be fine with this one. I'm using 144hz because that seems to be plenty for me. I have not even tried OCing to 165hz.

Keyboard Logitech - G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard Good solid keyboard. Only con is the fact that when power cycling the computer, the keyboard doesn't retain its RGB setting until the computer has fully booted up.

Mouse Corsair - SCIMITAR PRO RGB Wired Optical Mouse Great mouse with great software to customize everything. The side buttons are too much for me because there are so many it's difficult to truly know which button you pressed but I believe that's on my end, not the mouse's.

Headphones Razer - ManO'War 7.1 Channel Headset Sounds good. The surround sound aspect works great. Battery life seems to be holding strong. No complaints.

Other Thermaltake CL-F054-PL12SW-A Riing Plus 12 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition (5 Fan Pack) I would not recommend getting this until Thermaltake can get all of the bugs worked out of their software. It took hours to finally get everything working correctly and I believe I still got lucky getting there. Also, the software is not the most intuitive thing I have ever seen.

Part Reviews

CPU

Amazing. Used the ASRock easy overclock and set it to 4.7GHz. I have no problems.

CPU Cooler

I would not recommend getting this until Thermaltake can get all of the bugs worked out of their software. It took hours to finally get everything working correctly and I believe I still got lucky getting there. Under idle and normal load conditions, the radiator keeps the CPU a cool 35C, however, when using the CPU-Z stress test, the temperatures get up to 85C. Not sure if this is normal or not...

Motherboard

Very straight forward. Good solid MB. Has everything I wanted and more.

Memory

Seems to be working fine, but when performing the UserBenchmark test, it shows being in the 37% for Single Core (Read 6.4, Write 22.8, Mixed 9.7) and 49% for Latency (82.1ns). Again, not sure if this is normal or not...

Storage

UserBenchmark shows below advertised speeds (Read 2630, Write 1381, Mixed 1,464). Other than that, it works fast enough for me.

Storage

Worked fine for about a week and then I could no longer see the drive in Windows. It was being detected in the BIOS. I checked hardware manager and it was not there even though I have already allocated it and everything. I ended up moving it to another SATA slot on my MB and it magically showed back up and has been working fine since.

Video Card

This GPU is great, however, EVGA XOC is bugging when trying to change the fan curve and LEDs. Also, there is no way to change the FTW3 LED or even turn it off.

Case

A little too big for my build but it is definitely not bad by any means. I do wish it came with a PSU cover.

Power Supply

Perfect. Comes with plenty of cables and extensions.

Monitor

Worked amazingly for about 2 weeks but then I had a pixel stay green. I tried power cycling, changing inputs (DP, HDMI), but it stayed there even in the Predator power up screen. Contacted Amazon to get a replacement and everything seems to be fine with this one. I'm using 144hz because that seems to be plenty for me. I have not even tried OCing to 165hz.

Keyboard

Good solid keyboard. Only con is the fact that when power cycling the computer, the keyboard doesn't retain its RGB setting until the computer has fully booted up.

Mouse

Great mouse with great software to customize everything. The side buttons are too much for me because there are so many it's difficult to truly know which button you pressed but I believe that's on my end, not the mouse's.

Headphones

Sounds good. The surround sound aspect works great. Battery life seems to be holding strong. No complaints.

Custom

I would not recommend getting this until Thermaltake can get all of the bugs worked out of their software. It took hours to finally get everything working correctly and I believe I still got lucky getting there. Also, the software is not the most intuitive thing I have ever seen.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 looks super coooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

it must have cost a lot have any tips for me because i am about to build my next $1300 build any have any tips.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure you cross reference the compatibility of all your components with everything else.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build! Nothin really to criticize on in my opinion. Also +1 on those BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thank you! I figured the more photos the better

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

so i have 5k i have ben saving up for like 7 years so what should i bulid

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a pretty vague question to ask. I would first contemplate if you really want to drop 5k on a computer. If you still want to, it really depends are what you're looking to get out of it and how much work you're willing to put into building it.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

i have problem connecting the Floe Riing RGB 360 TT Premium Edition because the manual is not clear. would you please explain to me how did you connect it step by step. thanks

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you asking about hooking everything up hardware wise or setting up the software?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man!! I'm doing something similar but with the view 71(rgb) they come stock standard with 3 140mm fans (2 in the front,1 at the back) but I love the way u have the 3 120s front and top :)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud! Have fun with it!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 For the look I like it

and one more thing:: why did you choose 750W Cause ur pc uses 564W??

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

The reason for the oversized PSU was to make sure I had enough power in case I decided to get an additional 1080ti and run them in SLI

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're ok with the software and having to use the Thermaltake fan controller, then the TT 360 itself is a fine buy in my opinion. It might be slightly overkill for my needs but it does its job very well. As I stated in the review, I do see max temps on the CPU around 85C during a stress test but this could also be caused by the stock overclocking settings to 4.7GHz that ASRock provides. I haven't played around with custom overclocking yet.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Even at full speed, the fans are not "loud" in my opinion. I mean, you can tell that they are on but I do not feel like there is a vacuum cleaner running. Then again, I do not have anything else to compare it to ha.

That is some good information about the 7820x. Thank you for sharing. With the ASRock 4.7GHz settings, I personally have not noticed any instability doing normal computer related tasks including running VMs and playing some games. Hopefully this doesn't change with heavier workload related tasks for me!

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Good call about dropping to 4.6GHz. Now when I run the CPU-Z stress test, the temperatures never get above 75C. I guess I did not realize that temperatures of the CPU immediately increase during a stress test and not gradually like a GPU would.