Since about August of this year I have been saving up for this build, aswell as purchasing parts little by little. Basically all i was wanting was a system that could run games or most at High FPS, and Settings at 1080p or 1440p. I will say after playing different games such as Fortnite, Witcher, Quake, Deceit, and Planet Coaster it goes above and beyond of what i want. This was also my first build, but overall coming from a Crappy Laptop or even from my Xbox One X it feels completely different. I also plan to Upgrade this Aesthetically such as the Fans, Cables, and add RGB Strips in the next month or two. ill go into some pros and cons of this build below
Graphics Card runs practically silent, the loudest i heard it get was Witcher but other than that the other games i played ran amazing, and the graphics card remained silent. I do also think this card has the best value for 500$, it provides a little over GTX 1080 Performance for Cheaper.
I dont even have a SSD in my Computer and it boots Extremely fast. i was really suprised by how fast this PC boots. It may just be me honestly lmao but not even just booting but the loading speed for Games is extremely fast. But compared to any other Computer or laptop ive ever used this is extremely fast.
The i5 8600k to me is perfect, I dont really need the extra processing power for Streaming, or Video Editing etc, i would say the most editing i ever do is Photoshop as i do some Graphic Design, but this CPU is really good. I have experienced 0 Bottle Necking in games, but i do believe id be able to juice out some more performance out of my GFX Card if i got a I7 8700k, i just felt like i didnt absolutely need one for the things i am going to be doing.
The NZXT Kraken Water Cooler i have heard all over the place that people have had constant pump failures, and Cam Software is Garbage. Im my Opinion i have not had any issues with Cam software. I think it is very user friendly and i havent had any bugs, crashes, or anything bad happen. This AIO has kept my CPU very cool as low as 24 Degrees at some points but when im playing games its around the mid 30's. With the Pump Failure thing i cant really say 100% on that because i just got the cooler and i havent experienced any issues.
The only real issue i have had so far but i have fixed it was my Fan Speeds. My Motherboard for some reason immediately wanted to have my fan speeds to the highest they could be causing them to be really loud. Im referring to the case fans and the AIO Fans, even though it was mainly the AIO fans that were the issue. The NZXT S340 Elite Stock Case fans are pretty silent even at a high RPM.
Overall i believe i did pretty good for my First Build, i didnt have really any help except for watching some Youtube videos and pretty much knowing how to build a PC. Ill probably update once i get my PC looking much better than it is now with RGB Strips, Cables, New Fans etc. Feel free to leave a comment below and ask me any questions ! :)