After 5+ years of thinking about buying a gaming PC, I finally did it, and so far I could not be happier with it.
Let me know what you guys think of it!
Give your mouse a pad. You'll be much more accurate.
My next purchase will definitely be a desk pad, though I probably have a spare mousepad lying around somewhere
I am using a Glorious XXL pad, it's enough for my TKL kb and plenty of space for mouse given that I use 400 DPI, would definitely recommend a big one
how is the motherboard’s WiFi stability and performance ?
It’s been amazing so far, zero complaints
flip your side fans around, they're better served as intake
I’ll think about it: at the moment I have the bottom set of fans acting as an intake and the AIO and rear fans as intake, and it seems to work this far. If I have any issues though, I’ll definitely test new fan arrangements
Except hot air moves up, so if you were to set them as exhaust you would increase thermals a lot, plus he can easily see if there is a lot of dust.
Bruh, I just realised what I typed!!! I'm redacting that entire post.
Great build and setup, I just recommend some cable management (especially the cpu one (you can watch some vids for help) but I hope you didn't pay the full $140 for Windows 10.
Also great job choosing parts :D
I think I’ll have a go at managing the cables better at some point in the future, though they don’t seem too bad at the moment (I think most of the cable management issues are caused by the fact that I had to use a splitter for the fans, since the motherboard only has 3 system fan headers). And i was never going to shell out £140 for Windows!
And thanks! I love the parts I picked, I don’t think my wallet feels the same, though...
That Looks Amazing
Awesome build man! Ive been really looking into getting a 10th gen i7 myself so im super curious about what kind of temps you are getting with this cpu. But seriously this is a sweet rig.
Imo just go with the i7 9700k. It really makes a negligible difference. Not worth it for gaming. Maybe if you're streaming or rendering a lot then the extra 8 threads on the 10700k is worth it but otherwise just stick with the i7 9700k! :) I have it too, perfect, nothing to complain about it. Don't need that hyper threading. This is my build if you're interested: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/66sjsk.
Have a nice day!
Thanks for the suggestion the i7-9700k has also been on my mind although no matter what I’m gonna wait for AMD releases their next lineup of gen 3 CPUs before I make any major decisions. Also very nice build btw.
Thanks! Let me know if you have you're final build ready! I'm looking forward to your decision on which parts you're going to choose!
This is a beautiful build. I really love the case choice!
Thanks! It’s honestly worth the slight premium over similar sized cases: it was so easy to build with, it’s practically tailor made for airflow, and the USB-C socket is just a bonus!
Awesome rig man. That feeling you get when you're looking at all of your parts sitting on the table... priceless. You did a great job and it looks fantastic! Don't let the naysayers kid you, as long as you're happy with everything that you picked then that's all that matters. Yes you could have saved money here, or there. But sometimes you just want those bells and whistles, lol. Enjoy your rig man!
Thanks man, means a lot!
bruh, this computer is amazing. it basically has a cheaper and faster i9-9900k with an amazingly fast gpu. great choices all around in my opinion.
Yeah, I was initially gonna get the 9700k, but then I realised that this was right around the corner - definitely worth the wait
OMG this is my first time looking at a 10th gen build!!!
First 10th gen i7 build
Nice Build ,but do you have a link to that desk 🤔
Thanks! And the desk is actually homemade!
for the price you could of gone with a ryzen 9 3900x and an Nvidia GPU like the 2070 for about the same price
That’s probably true, but I was hellbent on having an Intel-based rig, and 10th Gen was only a week away from when I ordered everything, which meant that I could get a brand new i7 on a new platform with performance that rivals the previous generation i9. As for the GPU, while AMD have had driver issues, the fact that my monitors are FreeSync enabled (plus G-Sync monitors are way more expensive), alongside the price-performance ratio, meant that the 5700xt was, to me, the best choice.
2070 is worse than the 5700xt
They have the same 8 gg but the 2070 has many benefits like the nvank encoder and GeForce experience
it doesnt matter with vram. it crushes it in clocks, and gaming performance is a massive increase from the stock 2070. NVENC encoder isnt needed when you have 8 cores and 16 threads. X264 Encoder is fine. Driver issues are fixed, so amd is better.
Not OP, the driver issues on Navi cards have mostly been fixed now, so a 5700 xt is the best band for buck 1440p card.
Please don't be mad at my critique. Very good parts and aesthetically pleasing to look at for the most part besides some cable management. I feel like you could've used your budget better in certain areas. For example the motherboard is very pricey while the RAM could be at least* 3600 speeds. I take it you're doing some video editing and streaming otherwise I feel like that CPU might be a bit overkill. Also with that budget the GPU should be a much better one. The GPU usually is around 40% of the build (not that the one you got is bad ;)) And I agree Samsung is a good brand but its also overpriced. Maybe at least a 165 Hz monitor for that budget? Anyway just my 2 cents. nice build! :)
Generally Intel doesn't use more than 3200 MHz
I did consider some of the points you made, but ended up with this for a few reasons. By all accounts the real-world difference between 3200 and 3600 RAM is negligible. As for the monitors, I was always planning on having a dual monitor setup (working with two monitors is just so convenient), and I’m not one of those people that sees a noticeable difference with ultra-high frame rates, so for me a 165hz monitor (let alone two of them) would have been overkill. In terms of the CPU and GPU combinations: like another user said in their comment, this is practically a brand new 9900k (with a few extra features) for much less than the price of a 9900k, and the GPU is everything I could’ve asked for at this price point (especially considering that at this point I don’t care too much about ray-tracing).
Anyway, thanks for the feedback!
Hello , i want to ask , what the highest temperature u got with that cooler while full load? Thankyou before , really appreciate ur answer
What is the performance difference from a i9 9900K to a 10700K?
Not OP, watch this ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mmFVwqfq0g
If you look at it your case set up costs $255!!!!
Very nice build, but I prefer the i7-9700KF over the i7-9700K because it does not have integrated graphics, so it won't get as hot. Also, if you try to run SolidWorks, SolidWorks will switch to the GPU, but Windows will switch to the integrated graphics to save power, and will go in a constant loop. I actually don't often use a mousepad, so that is fine with me.
this is a 10700k