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EDIT : Cost is in CAD and the prices hhave changed since i built it. actual cost is $2100

CPU: I used a I5-8400. I didn't plan on doing any OC and this CPU seemed to have the best value. I didnt have any problems installing it to the Mobo and im satisfied with performance so far. if i had more room in my budget i would have gone with the i5-8600k

CPU Cooler: i went with the beast 212 Evo. On my build its absolutely not necessary but at the low price point and exceptional performance i dont regret it. It is a massive unit so make sure you have room for your ram slots and enough width in your case. Installing this wasn't very easy for me. I my first time applying thermal paste could have been cleaner but the biggest issue was getting the heat sink to sit straight after tightening up the screws. as you can see it is tilted a tiny bit but other than being a bit ascetically annoying, the performance is great. its not too loud either.

MOBO; i chose the z370-A Pro from MSI. in retrospect i could have saved some money by choosing a mobo that didn't support OC but iam not to disappointing. performance is great. BIOS was easy for a noob like me.

GPU: This was the hardest choice for me, is spent hours researching what card would be best for me. i eventually decided that the Zotac 1070Ti AMP Extreme edition was best. I wanted a 1080 just like everyone else but the market for gpu's was stupid because of bitcoin mining scum (I am just bitter XD) I paid $650 for it used with the receipt and warranty. I choose the AMP extreme edition because of its ablitily to OC to match 1080 performance. Installing this unit was easy. Ps.. this card is a thicc boi. So i am using a Bluetooth speaker to support it and prevent it from sagging.

RAM: I choose to go with the flashy G.skill Trident Z RGB kit for 16gb of ram. 0 complaints other than general price of ram these days.

PSU: Went with the Corsair 650W Gold rated. Nothing special went into this.

Case: went with the cooler master lite 5. lots of room for intake fans and cheap price point made this and easy choice. Not a ton of room for good cable management but i made do.

Monitor: ASUS MG248QR is beautiful i wanted 144hz because why run a powerful GPU if you cant enjoy the boost in frame rate.

OVERALL i found build this PC to be a fun challenge that wasn't overly difficult considering i thought you could download ram from the internet before starting to research the parts.

I am Currently Getting the following FPS on Max settings

Fortnite: 167 FPS PUBG: 134 FPS The Forest: 210 FPS

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Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Which keyboard are you using? You have the Corsair K55 RGB in the part list, but you have the Razer Ornata Chroma in your pictures.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

oh my bad. i didn't even notice that this was an outdated list. thanks for pointing that out

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed my parts list :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks sick but I would work on your cable management outside the pc.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, im getting a new desk so i didn't bother to hide them and then i have to re-hide them later.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hate to be this guy, but it's more ETH and XMR/XMO miners with GPU prices now...

+1 on the build though!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

right haha i should have said crypto in general

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's more "alt-coins", but I get the gist. I mine Monero, but only when I'm not using the components to game or video edit. Nice use of the downtime.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

it appears to me that your CPU cooler the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is slightly bent over a bit from the pictures !, or is it just my imagination ? +1 anyway.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I put in on and it was crooked, its my first build and i was nervous to break something so it works fine its just aesthetically not great. But it "adds character" lmao

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

“Thicc boi” hahah

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Question why no go with the 8600k to overclock on especially with the mobo you chose? other than that nice build

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly budget and Pc experience. I dont know how to over clock but i have room to upgrade