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Giga23's Completed Build: Mini ITX Gaming PC

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Also, could you have stepped up to a 240mm radiator and only run one fan? I've seen someone else do that with an Asus 1070/1080 Strix card. Not sure if that worked with the 20-series.

Giga23's Completed Build: Mini ITX Gaming PC

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Wow. Looks like the GTX 2070 barely fits! Both length and width wise! Good stuff!

Lilyo's Completed Build: H200 B/W

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 day ago

Your rig looks cute!

Compromise's Completed Build: Quiet White

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Not on a 9700K.

My 8700K (6C/12T) OC'ed to 5ghz scored 1,644. My 9600K (6C/6T) OC'ed to 4.9ghz scored 1,172. My i7-5930K (6C/12T) OC'ed to 4.4ghz scored 1,288.

Feels like you are ballpark.

SpartanxApex7's Completed Build: Watercooled gaming PC

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

EK Fluid Gaming (https://www.ekfluidgaming.com/parts/) has a bunch of parts.

kevbui's Completed Build: Open Air Case/X99 Chipset Build

kevbui submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

Thanks! Not quite sure where the upper limit is, but I guess we'll find out. I think there's still a bit of room to work with. We'll see!

revel2k9's Completed Build: Synthwave themed custom Waterloop in Nzxt h400

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

I hear you. I did a custom loop in my H200i. Nearly pulled my hair out.

But yeah... it's about the journey. You know you are going to run into trouble at some point. There's just something about undertaking the journey even though you know that it isn't that great of an idea. Lol.

revel2k9's Completed Build: Synthwave themed custom Waterloop in Nzxt h400

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 13 days ago

Looks awesome!!! I am always amazed by the ITX and M-ATX custom loop builds!

DevinFrom7Eleven's Completed Build: First PC Build

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

5.2ghz is excellent! You got a really good chip! I can only get upto 5.1ghz on my 8700K.

Suspect3d's Completed Build: Mid Tier Gaming Machine $1300

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 26 days ago

All-in-one cooler (closed-loop water cooling).

Atas1994's Completed Build: Upgrade.

kevbui 4 Builds 0 points 29 days ago

Wow. That looks amazing!!! I love it!

StriggityStrack's Completed Build: First PC Build (2017) My Study

kevbui 4 Builds 3 points 29 days ago

That's hot! The whole set-up and everything!

creatovi's Completed Build: HydroCharged MK I

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Nice! I am curious as to how you mounted the pump/res on the exterior.

iljapojev's Completed Build: First gaming/studying PC for my nephew

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Wow! Super clean! Kudos!

Ammar_Legato's Completed Build: 5.7 Ghz Water-Cooled Custom Build

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Base clock on the 4790K is 4.0ghz. Max turbo is 4.4?? Something like that. I think 5.7 is kind of stretch at the moment. Keep in mind that 1 core turbo vs. 4 core turbo. I think 4.4ghz is when only one core turbos. I think if it was 4 cores trying to turbo, I think each would be closer to 4.0ghz.

MO4SVu7zYU4ybWNmMr's Completed Build: M4 Sherman

kevbui 4 Builds 8 points 1 month ago

Uh... maybe it is just me, but... did you install the M.2 SSD correctly? I thought it is suppose to be parallel to the rest of the board.

krotondo's Completed Build: | Subtle Thing |

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Looks way awesome!

SilentHitch's Completed Build: Standard No Name PC.

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Nice build! Nothing wrong with soft tubing, though hard tubes look amazing! Both have their benefits!

krotondo's Completed Build: | Subtle Thing |

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Hot damn! Lol. Awesome sauce!

Do you think you could get away with 2x 360's versus 3x360's?

Just curious. Just trying to see where it really starts to diminish. I have two rigs, one is a 8700K OCed to 5gh and a GTX 1070 (on a 360 and 280mm radiator) and a 9600K/GTX 1080 (on a 240 and 120mm) and the temps on the 9600K/GTX 1080 seem to be about the same as the 8700K/GTX1070.

krotondo's Completed Build: | Subtle Thing |

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

3x 360's. Oh baby...

Please share your temps! I bet they are really good!

.maSk's Completed Build: Airflow Shift RTX

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

That looks amazing!!! Good stuff!

Sn0ZUka's Completed Build: My Overclockable Gaming/Video editing PC setup

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I love how clean the NZXT hardware looks! Good stuff!

Yeah... I think nVidia support for Freesync monitors comes out tomorrow or something. Awesome that you have a certified monitor. I saw some videos of some non-certified monitors and the image quality is garbage. I am still keeping my fingers crossed that support will be better as time goes by.

Suspect3d's Completed Build: Mid Tier Gaming Machine $1300

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Looks great! I think you did really well in staying in your budget. You can always upgrade in the future when the prices of stuff gets better. Two easy upgrades could be an AIO for overclocking and M.2 NVMe SSD for more space. Both very easy to upgrade to when you are ready.

TheNautilus's Completed Build: The Neutron Star

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Build looks awesome! Very nice!

yinkus's Completed Build: Lil' Taichi

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Looks great!

You definitely have some headroom with the 8700K. The real limiting factor is the IHS. You can easily get 10 degrees from delidding and using liquid metal. I think 4.9ghz or 5.0ghz can definitely be a thing with liquid metal. Maybe a little lower if you decide not to.

starjumper's Completed Build: Threadripper 1950X Workstation

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

So hot! So clean! Wow.

Holman1106's Completed Build: "Light up my World" Build

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Looks clean! Would you be willing to delid the CPU? I think it really helps with temps.

The-Ricky's Completed Build: VEGAS Battlestation

kevbui 4 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

That's hot!

guillaume2007's Completed Build: NZXT H200i - 8700k - 1080ti - Custom loop

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Oh baby! Looks awesome! Temps look great! I just got my waterblock and backplate in the mail and can't wait to finish my custom loop.

Nenito2k9's Completed Build: First Build

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Hey! Congrats on your first build! Don't worry about not being able to do everything you wanted to do. There's nothing wrong with building out your rig over a period of time. The adventure is actually in the build process, whether you are trying to bling your system out, or stuff as much stuff into the smallest case as possible, or go to value town! It's a little different for everyone, but I think most people can definitely agree that the hands on portion is the most fun part.

Your build looks really solid. I think if you wanted to squeeze a little more power out of the system, you could try delidding and overclocking. Doesn't even have to be an aggressive overclock.

guillaume2007's Completed Build: NZXT H200i - RTX 2070 - 8700K - X62

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Nice! I can't view the links from work, but I am excited to see it. My H200i build is a custom loop. Still waiting on the GPU waterblock, but excited to expand on it. Lol.

guillaume2007's Completed Build: NZXT H200i - RTX 2070 - 8700K - X62

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

That's hot! Great job on getting everything to fit!

johnmaverick66's Completed Build: My first pc build, proud and happy!

kevbui 4 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

Congrats on your first build! Rig looks super clean!!

steveroger's Completed Build: 4K 4 College

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

You are actually okay. You only used a 120mm AIO cooler. It'll be fine for a locked CPU. If you are overclocking, it is probably a little lacking.

steveroger's Completed Build: 4K 4 College

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Hey!

In regards to the G-Sync monitor, it really depends if you or your son wants to fork out the money. Me personally, I rather spend the money somewhere else. I think it's a really nice feature to have, but carries such a huge price premium. It's been awhile, but the price difference for my 34" Ultra wide LG (1080p, 144hz, Free-Sync vs. 1080p, 144hz, G-Sync) was $250-$300. Just wasn't worth it for me. At $250-$300, you can make huge upgrades elsewhere.

theperspectrum's Completed Build: Mac Killer

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Hella clean!

TicklyMcNips's Completed Build: Gaming/Productivity Machine

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Super clean!!! I have the H200i right now and really like it. I did a custom loop which was a tight squeeze, but it is in!

robwondah's Completed Build: Sidewinder Build

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I am curious as how the non-SLI set-up is working. I had read that the scaling on SLI config isn't that great. Anyways... when you are using Premiere, does it use both GPUs at the same time??

robwondah's Completed Build: Sidewinder Build

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Hella clean!!!

dannywa212's Completed Build: Dream Machine

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Giggity! That's hot!

I did my first custom loop in August. So expensive... but I'd do it again!

gantzypants's Completed Build: Compact Cobalt Computer (17 year old's two-year update)

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

That looks awesome!! Good stuff!

Tiennecr's Completed Build: The Laptop Replacement PC

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Looks super clean!!!

MysteryTom's Completed Build: Arcturus- $2,500 [First Build!]

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Congrats on your first build! Building your rig is a lot of the fun. The personalization. The OCD of getting everything perfect. Pushing the envelop and doing things a little differently, whether you are trying to squeeze out as much power as possible or trying to squeeze as much stuff into the small cases.

Cgsilva's Completed Build: First Build Version 1.0

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Congrats on the first build!

Deviss's Completed Build: More White Paint

kevbui 4 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

Looks hella clean!!

trylaarsdam's Completed Build: Snowstorm

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Also... might want to check if the waterblock is finicky about which G1/4 is used for inlet and outlet. I think some care while others don't, but better to check before you fill the loop.

trylaarsdam's Completed Build: Snowstorm

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

I hear you on the pricing thing! Custom loop is super expensive. As long as you have a card that is compatible with the water-block, I think you'll be okay though! It's easy enough to find any additional components to supplement your loop with!

I would to see what your temperatures come out, too. I assume the temperatures you listed are non-watercooled temps.

GoldenZamboni's Completed Build: Roast Me

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

More or less. I think the reporting is reasonable. Just know it isn't apples to apples.

Magikarpflop967@gmail.com's Completed Build: First Attempt at Pc building

kevbui 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Agreed. Unbalanced is a great word.

And nothing wrong in building your rig out in stages.

Magikarpflop967@gmail.com's Completed Build: First Attempt at Pc building

kevbui 4 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Congrats on your first build! Everyone makes mistakes and since it is your first attempt, mistakes are expected. That's okay! A lot of the fun with building a rig is the process and the journey.

What are your plans for your computer? Gaming PC? Video editing? Internet and email? What you are planning to do is really going to dictate your build.

Looking at your current build, there's one item that sticks out among the rest, which is the CPU. Nothing wrong with that, but you have one premium product in a build full of mediocre and budget products. I am not here to criticize you. Just want to show you where you might have gone awry.

To start, the Gigabyte motherboard is a B360 chipset. You have all your standard functions. What you really lack is the ability to overclock your CPU and memory. So... you won't be able to fully utilize the i7-8700K (or any other K models). The unlock feature is usually a premium product compared to the non-K products. Though... you can sometimes get the K model cheaper than the non-K model. Currently, the 8700 is $370 for the K versus $305 for the non-K. $65 you would been able to allocate to a different part of the build.

Just my two cents.

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