This is my first build and it was relatively easy after some youtube tutorials. I ordered the wrong wireless adapter and received a broken hard drive but after I got all that squared away I'm really happy with the final product.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 6 points

I really think a build like this deserves a more in-depth description, everybody is going to ask you about that processor and gpu combo.

Were you trying to save up for the Zen refresh? Did you start with the apu and then added the gpu, waiting for a cpu upgrade?

  • 28 months ago
  • 4 points

bottleneck much?

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Is there a reason you got an APU with a GTX 1080? Just curious, and how does it handle the 1080 if you don't mind me asking?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

it boggle my mind that OP cheap out on the CPU and PSU

that Raidmax should never be in this system

that is a bomb waiting to explode

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Please get a new PSU, that is likely crap and will damage your 1K+ system. Do this no matter what unless you are ok with possibly having damage parts.

I hate to say this but assuming you didn't have these parts laying around/free/a heavy discount I would strongly recommenced returning the CPU, cooler, and psu along with possibly some other parts. Not trying to be rude but if you are going to spend nearly 2K on something I would have done a bit more research so I could get the most out of my money. The CPU is a potato and will be lucky to hit 40FPS in games, forget about hitting 144FPS.

You can't game on two monitors are once so I would return the 2nd 144hz monitor and get a 60hz one instead.

Why two mice? Return one.

Why go for a color scheme if you case doesn't have a window? I would return the case for one with a window if you are wanting a color scheme that can be seen.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $279.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS GAMING WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $102.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $169.99 @ Newegg
Storage SK hynix - SL308 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.92 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $554.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $48.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $39.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $189.99 @ B&H
Monitor LG - 23MP57HQ-P 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Razer - BlackWidow Chroma V2 Wired Gaming Keyboard $129.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer - DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse $45.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1965.45
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $1890.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-16 22:32 EST-0500

I went for a CPU that is light years better and will be able to reach around 144FPS in games.

I got a much better cooler.

Had to get a new board since that one isn't compatible with this CPU. You can set the RGB leds to white on it.

I got new RAM to save some money.

It has a much better case and one you can see your color scheme on. It makes no sense to pick out based on a color scheme only not to be able to see it.

It has what is likely a much much much better PSU.

It has a monitor that is IPS so it has better colors and for stuff like Netflix,discord, twitch, etc (what I assume the 2nd monitor is for) it won't matter if its 144hz or 60hz.

I ditched the extra mouse since I assume it wasn't needed. I tried to keep what I could so you could minimize what you had to return.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

The reason he got that APU is because it can be easily OC'd by a good quality B350 mobo up to +1 ghz without watercooling. That means he can basically get an i-7700k for 1/4 the price.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

hey your one of the first ones I think to use one of these apu

10/10 good job

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

where'd you get the wallpaper that you have on your monitors. i hav the same shot of Chicago in my setup but it is in the day time and i like the way that the Chicago skyline comes across in the night time. curious if you have a link for it or a search criteria from google to find it.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Good upgrade path at least

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

You're gonna have to get a better PSU, dude.

Also, that GTX 1080 will probably bottleneck your PC...

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

Why would you buy a power supply that could be an IED?

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

10/10 spend more on keyboard than cpu

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