Description

Mainly for gaming (primarily Overwatch at the moment). Emphasis on overclocking, as I have delidded the CPU. Light video editing. My first ever build, aiming for that sweet spot of 1440p @ 144hz gaming. I have overclocked the i5-8600k to 5.0 ghz and my temps do not hit 70C.

Lesson learned from this build: - Because I delidded I bought myself about 15-20C on CPU temps under load, so I didn't have to go so robust on the cooling, which I did (be quiet! dark rock pro 4). Might be a little of an overkill but I never have to worry about temps, especially with the mesh front of the Meshify C. Could have saved some money on a cheaper cooler. - I installed the ram sticks in the wrong slots initially, and this cooler is somewhat of a pain to remove and put back (especially when the mobo was attached in the case). I love the cooler cause it keeps temps low and is quiet, but its HUGE and it even covered up my beautiful 2 RGB RAM sticks (womp womp lol) - The meshify C was a dream to work on., Spacious, yet compact, cable management was unreal. - For my next build I'll print out on a bigger sized paper the layout of the mobo to reference during the build. (You can d/l mobo manuals online these days for free.) - The Asrock z370 extreme4 was the single best bang for buck value in this whole build. So many features and EASY to overclock.

Benchmarks: (After overclocking CPU to 5.0ghz, GPU, and XMP enabled on RAM) Cinebench R15 - OpenGL = 167.53 fps CPU = 1127

Unigine Heaven - @2k res= 5155 FPS= 204.7

For any questions or comments I'll respond promptly as I want to help the community and make sure you make the build you want!

Part Reviews

CPU

Rock solid CPU. Overclocked it to 5ghz with lots of ease.

CPU Cooler

Definitely does what it says: stays quiet and keeps the CPU real cool. Cons: cumbersome install process, the heat sink gets easily scratched, a bit overpriced. Also, it’s so big it essentially covers up the ram sticks you pop in there.

Motherboard

So many features! A fantastic bang for buck mobo and overclocking the CPU was really easy in the BIOS. The LEDs are a bit underwhelming but that’s just nippicking.

Memory

Fantastic RGB lighting, it’s quite mesmerizing. I enabled the XMP on the Asrock Z370 extreme4 BIOS with no issues.

Case

A dream to work on. So much space yet it’s compact. Cable management was easy and clean. The tinted glass gives it a classy touch rather than a rave show.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

is delidding worth it?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Only if u intend on overclocking and want to keep temps low. So if you have demanding games and game for long stretches I think it’s totally worth it. The kit with the proper tools came out to be about $60. I wish I had a nearby friend that could have used the kit as well to subsidize the cost. Totally worth it. Under 5ghz load under a stress test it hit 69C

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Depending where you are there are plenty of people providing delid services also, for exmaple I'm in the UK and got my 7700k delidded by a guy on eBay for £12.99 total cost.

Well worth it

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

lol poor RGB RAM. Nice build! If i could go back in time i would get that case. Rocking the 460 crystal at the moment.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

So I downloaded this app called “Slickdeals” it’s fantastic to get great PC component prices. I snagged the 1080 with the PSU both for $470 (after mail-in rebate) on a post July 4th sale from B&H photo. So I said the GPU was $400 & the PSU $70

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that's standard here in the US! Didn't wanna cheap out on an off brand, I hear Samsung is the way to go.

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