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BoyScout May 24, 2017

Update: The live stream is over. Thanks to everyone who joined in and participated. If you missed it, you can watch the archive on YouTube. Also be sure to check out the Completed Build write-up, including more benchmark results and pictures as well as our Cable Management video below.

Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t / MasterAir Maker 8 / EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Elite / G.Skill Trident Z RGB

Original Post:

Join us on Twitch.tv this Friday, May 26th @2PM CDT for our next live build. We'll be using an i7-7700K with ASRock's Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6 motherboard and EVGA's GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Elite Gaming graphics card, all inside the MasterCase Maker 5t.

A special thanks to Cooler Master for providing the case and CPU cooler, as well as to EVGA for providing the graphics card and ASRock for providing the motherboard. Check out the full part list below.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.75
CPU Cooler Cooler Master MasterAir Maker 8 66.0 CFM CPU Cooler $109.99
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $147.98
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $297.99
Storage Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $230.09
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $81.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 ELITE GAMING Video Card $769.99
Case Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t ATX Mid Tower Case $249.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99
Total at time of filming $2317.76

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Gentleman00 2 Builds 8 points 23 months ago

Green box


BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

The Elite model comes in 5 different color variants, so if you look carefully, there's actually a small red triangle on there to indicate the version we have.. :)

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Anyansayo 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I really like how that case looks too. I was just thinking that the CPU cooler is giant and as my previous comment asked "how does it compare to certain liquid coolers?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Yeah, it's pretty impressive in size.. and it's not going to fit in every case out there, for sure. But as with the case, we were pretty happy with how it looks and the ease of installation. Performance-wise, it performed well (and notably quiet so far) with some simple overclocks, but we'll be doing some more testing next week to see how far we can push it.

Lyrix 1 point 23 months ago

looks great!!! WOW!

TREXMAN 1 point 22 months ago

Should have used the elite version of gpu

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Thanks for the feedback, but I'm not sure I follow -- that is the Elite version. EVGA was kind enough to send us the red version of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Elite Gaming to use in this build.

TREXMAN 1 point 22 months ago

sorry i was thinking of the FTW3 card not red i have seen a piture of a red triple fan card that was called EVGA 1080ti elite

TREXMAN 1 point 22 months ago

thinking about building

tompson2 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

@BoyScout With this i7-7700K Is it possible to use 2 m.2 SSD's(Samsung 960 EVO 250Gb) in Raid 0 + one SSHD Seagate Firecuda for storage? I'm asking because of the CPU lanes (if I'm correct they are 16)... Will they be enough? because I want to build a system, but I don't know if I should to use one M.2 + SSHD or I can use one more M.2 SSD's!?

ObiQuinn22 1 point 22 months ago

where did u get the red GPU? there isn't a price yet

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Sorry about that. We probably could have made that more clear. The red (as well as blue/white/black/green) variant like we used in this build is one of their special edition "Elite" models, that you have to order direct from EVGA. You can see more details on the EVGA store page.

ObiQuinn22 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks, was a bit confusing

Fiorentini 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Daaaamn this is cool.

tnallison 1 point 22 months ago

I am new to this. When computer was booted for the first time, Windows appeared. Was it pre-loaded on the SSD? I thought you would have to load the operating system on initial startup.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Correct -- we had it pre-loaded on the drive so we could run a benchmark as part of the livestream. Since it takes a fair amount of time to install, update and then install software we set it up during our pre-stream testing of the components.

We do have a video you can watch to get help on how to install Windows from a USB key.

wraithawk 1 point 22 months ago

Is the RGB RAM obstructed by the CPU cooler?

derpypal 1 point 21 months ago

that's pretty lit

Anyansayo 1 Build 0 points 23 months ago

How does the Cooler Master CPU cooler compare to lets say an NZXT Kraken X62?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 0 points 23 months ago

Since the MasterAir Maker 8 is air cooled, it's not likely to outperform most quality CLCs. But it's clearly targeted at providing a top notch air-based solution. They mentioned in the stream, but in some quick pre-stream testing we were able to get a stable 5GHz overclock; however, the temps were getting uncomfortably high (upper 90s). The 4.6GHz overclock we demonstrated in the stream was doing nicely , though with temps peaking around 75C.

We'll do some more testing and share our findings in the completed build write-up next week.

Anyansayo 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

If you'd like to see what I am talking about with the i3 7350K and 1070 build just look at my saved part lists and find the B-18, B-21, B-22, B-23, or B-24. They all feature the i3 7350K and EVGA 1070 FTW but vary in some other part details. I have been considering a build like this for about a month now and would really like to see what it could be. I hope you consider it as an option for another one of your videos and would really appreciate it if you decide to actually do it.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Yeah, we haven't done a build with an Kaby Lake i3 yet, but we don't have one planned at the moment. Our entry level build guide moved to the Pentium. And the i3-7350K price point (with required cooler for overclocking) can quickly put you up against the i5-7500 with 4 cores and a decent turbo clock (using a stock or budget cooler). Might be an interesting experiment to hit with some real-world benchmarks though.

Enrico411 1 point 23 months ago

Delidding that i7 7700k will help alot. People have reported temp drops around 15 degrees!

Anyansayo 1 Build 0 points 23 months ago

From what I've heard about air coolers that is a pretty impressive overclock temperature. I have just been looking at NZXT Krakens after the AsRock Supercarrier build and I really like what I've seen and heard. I think that you should do an i3 7350K build with 1070 for the next live video since it isn't too pricey but still can perform with better than decent efficiency.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

We love the Kraken around here, no doubt. But we also love trying out new options, so we enjoyed getting to check out the Maker 8 and will be interested to see how far we can push it. Hopefully these videos give you some insights into using different options to help you make a better informed selection for your own setup!

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VaticanCity 0 points 23 months ago

Hey guys build is looking great!! I know this isnt exactly the place, but I was curious of your opinion. so this is my current build..its almost 5 years old and was looking to upgrade. I can get a good deal on the parts below (7700k for less than $300) i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-VLK Mobo, 256gb ssd,2tb (1.8tb really) regular 7,200rpm hard drive, Msi GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11gb, 8GB 2x4 Corsair ddr-1600 DIMM CL RAM, and a 750w Silencer Mk power supply.

to/ was thinking? a i7-7700k, MSI Z270 Gaming M3 Mobo, and 16gb 2 x 8gb DDR4-2400 Crucial/Ballistix Ram

anyone have any thoughts or perhaps better suggestions? or Should i just wait 3months till august and grab a newer Coffee lake Processor + new mobo ?? I don't know enough about computers anymore to make a choice, but part of me says wait haha. Thanks for your time!

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BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 0 points 23 months ago

Ah, yes -- same time as usual. Thanks for pointing out that was missing -- I've updated the post.

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BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 0 points 23 months ago

Thanks -- glad you enjoyed it!

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