Description

I started researching for this build back in October when I decided I wanted to build my first computer, instead of just buying a laptop. I wanted a computer that could handle anything I wanted it to do, and do it well. I had some thoughts as to what I would use it for, such as gaming, video/photo editing, and 3D modeling. At the time, I only knew so much when it came to building a PC. I couldn't tell the difference between an RX480 and a GTX1080, all I knew was they both had 8GB of VRAM and there was a huge price difference. But since then, I've learned a lot, after doing lots of research over the last few months, and I was sure to be well informed by the time I had the money to do this build. I've had a lot of fun with this build, I'm glad I did it and I can't wait to push it to its limits.

Here's a short list of parts and why I chose them:

CPU - I chose the 7700K because it easily handles any game, and it has hyper-threading which helps with video editing and 3D modeling. There's no hesitation or choppiness when I am making a 3D model or moving it around, and it's an all around smooth experience in any task I have given it.

Memory - I got a 32GB Corsair Dominator ram kit so that no matter how hard I try, I'll likely never max it out, whether it's for playing games, 3D modeling, video editing, or everything at once. In the short time I've had it, I've only gotten it up to 13.6GB at one time. It gives me all the room I need, and plenty more so I never have to worry about it.

GPU - I chose the GTX1080 because when I learned that there's more to graphics cards than gigabytes and clock speeds, I came to realize the 1080 was among the best, and since I could fit in in my budget, that's what I bought. It can run any of my games at 60fps on my 2560x1080 ultrawide monitor, and hardly break a sweat.

Storage - I have a 3TB hard drive for most things, and a 240GB SSD for windows and anything else I want to load quickly.

I have not done any overclocking, since I have no need to anyways, but I might try it out in the future.

UPDATE: I have overclocked my cpu to 5.0ghz at 1.22 volts

If you have any questions, leave a comment, and I'll do my best to answer.

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

this build looks good! 1+! i really like the look of the fe 1080!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah, so do I lol, that's part of why I chose the founders edition, and just by changing the fan curve, you can get similar temps to an open shroud 1080.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

cool. looks really amazing!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Love how pretty this case is. Good job on making a super nice build. +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build dude

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the case

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 on the build. Had the same monitor until I broke it :(

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build! Really like it. Is the case black one or grey?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's the black one.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build, I'm new to PC building and will be using a liquid CPU cooler like you. But I had a question, the case comes with 2 fans, should i put both as exhausts, and the radiator as an intake? I'm sort of confused.

Thanks

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend more intake fans than exhast, to create positive pressure inside the case. And I would recommend intake for your radiator. Having positive pressure forces air out of any small holes or gaps in the case, reducing the amount of dust that gets in the case. Make sure though that you have filters over your intake fans otherwise it defeats the purpose of positive pressure. The case I have came with filters for the front, top, and power supply fans. Check out bitwit's video here https://youtu.be/xNAMxZgvves for best radiator position. In short if you're only going to use your radiator fans as intakes and no extra intake fans, I would only use one of the fans that came with it as an exhaust in the back of the case.

Hope that helps, good luck with your build!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought 2 extra case fans, so should I put the 2 fans the case comes with infront of the AIO radiator and the fans that come with the CPU cooler/kraken behind the kraken, so both are pulling in cold air? And the 2 fans I bought separately as exhausts?

Like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ka9scszYH8 at 5:18 I think he left the 2 fans the case came with in front of the radiator, and left the fans that the kraken came with behind?

Thanks

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure exactly what kind of pressure that would create (positive, negative, or neutral), because it really depends on the airflow, which varies based on fan size, type of fan (airflow vs static pressure) and rpm. If all the fans are the same size (eg. 120mm), then as long as they are all at the same speed or if the exhausts are slower, you should be able to create positive pressure using 4 fans as intake on the radiator and 2 as exhausts.

Also, static pressure fans are preferred for radiators and airflow fans are preferred for open intakes/exhausts.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried oc'ing yet? Very curious since my build will be a little similar to yours.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I have my cpu overclocked to 5.0 ghz at 1.22 volts and the temps stay around the upper 70's and low 80's under load. 30 at idle. I could likely go higher, but I don't need to so I left it at 5ghz.

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

if i were you i would not go for founders edition. i'd go for a gaming x or ftw gpu great build nonetheless +1

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