New Gaming PC Build

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  1. atomsapple

    atomsapple New Member

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    First time poster here. Thought I would start off by sharing my recent gaming PC build.

    CPU: Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IX Hero
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 960 Gaming 4GB
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-3600C16D-16GVK 16GB Kit (8Gx2) DDR4 3600 Desktop RAM
    PSU: Coolermaster GM Series RS750-AMAAB1 750Watt 80 Bronze Semi-Modular Power Supply Unit
    Case: DeepCool DP-CCATX-TSRBKBL Tesseract SW Black USB3.0 Mid Tower Case without PSU
    SSD:Sandisk Ultra II SDSSDHII-240G-Q25
    Fans: 3 X Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Blue on Chassis, 2 Deep Cool Stock Fans
    CPU Cooler:Thermaltake CL-P022-AL12BU-A Riing Silent 12 Blue Multi-Socket Universal CPU Cooler

    I have 2 of the thermaltake fans on intake. One being on the front and one of the side of the case positioned just on or below the GPU. The other thermaltake fan is on exhaust in line with the CPU cooler. The 2 stock fans that came with my case are on the top. I ran PRIME 95 and got a peak temperature of 85, while averaging just over 70 at 100% load on my cpu over 10 minutes. While gaming, my CPU reaches 68, same with my GPU.

    I've got my ram to run at 3200 MHZ. I'm not touching my cpu overclock settings until I get a Noctua fan cooler or a Corsair AIO.

    Any recommendations on my build both hardware and software related would be really appreciated. Or if anyone has a similar build to me, I'd be happy to help out with any questions in regards to the troubleshooting I had to do putting this PC together.

    I'm on the hunt for a GTX 1080 at the moment, and looking to pick one up next week. Obviously upgrading my CPU cooling unit as well. The deepcool case isn't the best. The materials feel cheap/flimsy, and I'm finding it hard to achieve a good static pressure I'm happy with. I'm going to try and pick up a Phanteks case or a Corsair Crystal.

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  2. rickoles

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    I don't know what you want help for... You're running all the latest hardware and will be upgrading the weakest link with a 1080 soon.

    Build looks good. Learn to oc if you don't know already. The temps you state are fine. Basically anything but to 100c is fine for stressing as stress testing isn't a true example of how your PC will run day-to-day.
     
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    atomsapple

    atomsapple New Member

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    Just sharing my build and seeing if anyone has built a PC with similar hardware to mine.

    I have no clue how to OC my cpu properly. Should I get a better cpu cooling unit for overclocking? I just don't want to fry the i7.
     
  4. Moarkill

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    You will never fry a cpu. They will throttle or crash before you fry it.

    That cooler will net you a small improvement if you were just learning. Give it a shot.
     
  5. tree86ers

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    https://youtu.be/CV-J2TU08Qk

    https://youtu.be/FjIweExETlI

    https://youtu.be/kxAiyET_MrE

    https://youtu.be/b4RKTFTzLqY

    https://youtu.be/vUEMS-B1Siw

    Kaby Lake/Skylake Overclocking, Info, Delid Guide and Owners thread.

    some links for your consideration. Also have more of a look though the forum as there is heaps of info around the place.

    as for your build, that is an awesome spec and will get better with the 1080.
    as for the case, up to you if you want to do the change or not. that side panel with the holes will loose a little (with out the fan) but really depends what pressure your aiming for. is it neutral; negative or positive?
     
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    atomsapple New Member

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    Oh that's a relief knowing that I won't fry it. Yeah I'll give it a shot once I do some more research.
     
  7. WJR

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    Once you get a 1080 you're set for a long time, nice rig. The 960 is really holding it back right now.
     

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