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Old 08-16-2018, 08:27 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone!
I hope Everyone is doing well.
I know it's been some time and I apologize for being away for so long.
Employment changed about a year and a half ago and I'm now working at a place where I am very happy and comfortable.

A friend's computer stopped booting and I don't live close enough to diagnose the issue 1st hand.
The computer is at least 15 years old, to old in my opinion to try and repair/upgrade.
My friend asked me to build a new one, so here's a list of everything I used to build her a new system. All parts purchased at Micro Center.
Please let me know what all of you think.

Parts List.

Case - Fractal Design Define R6 Black Tempered Glass - $109.99
PSU - Corsair RM750x - $109.99
Motherboard - ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA Z370 LGA 1151 - $319.99
CPU - Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 - $299.99
CPU Cooler - Corsair Hydro Series H110i V2 Extreme - $124.99
RAM - Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 CMR16GX4M2C3200C16 - $199.99
VIDEO CARD - ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Overlclocked 8G Gaming Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR5 - $544.99
Windows/Boot drive - Samsung 970 EVO 500GB TLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe - $179.99
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - $139.99
Programs/Storage drive - WD Black Performance 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s - $64.99
Monitor - ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 144Hz - $249.99
Speakers - Logitech Z625 THX 2.1 - $169.99

I was able to get a 5.0 stable overclock with vcore at 1.30v, I set the Ram manualy to 3200mhz - 16 18 18 36.
And was able to keep the cpu very cool with the corsair h110i cooler, The average temps on all the cores are in the mid 60's Running a 24hr OCCT stress test, and then a 24hr ROG Realbench stress test to validate my overclock.

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Old 08-16-2018, 08:33 PM   #2
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Re: Z370 Computer Build for Friend

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Old 08-16-2018, 08:43 PM   #3
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Re: Z370 Computer Build for Friend

More pics.

The picture with my finger on the motherboard, is where the m.2 drive mounts under the chipset heat spreader.
I did not want to use the vertical m.2 slot so I put it underneath the heat spreader.
It's actually the m.2 -1 mount anyway.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:08 PM   #4
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Re: Z370 Computer Build for Friend

I had a lot of fun building this system for her. It's actually the fastest system I've ever put together.
She was flabbergasted, and in awe when she unboxed the system
She actually asked me, Where are all the wires? In my old computer, there's wires everywhere!
I tried really hard to do a good job with cable management, I hope you all think so too.

pics showing 4.9 stress testing and temps.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:36 PM   #5
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Re: Z370 Computer Build for Friend

Nice setup and install.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:01 AM   #6
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Well all I can say is that is one GREAT BUILD, your friend is one Lucky person, all the components are top of the line, I wouldn't have changed a thing! I bet when it booted up in 20 seconds your friend must have said "its not already running is it". Glad you posted this thread, its been awhile we have had a new build here....CONGRATS on doing a wonderful job! That case is one of the best and you did a really good job on the cabling!
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:03 PM   #7
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Thanks Guys

I agree, the case is a beauty, and extremely customisable. For a mid tower case, it has enough room for 3 radiators if one wants to water cool everything in thier system.
EK-CoolStream SE 360 (Slim Triple) on top and EK-CoolStream PE 360 (Triple) in the front and EK-CoolStream SE 280 on bottom of the computer case.
There is room for 11 3.5 standard hard drives and 5 2.5 sata drives if water cooling is something you prefer not to do.

To be able to get a 360 rad in the front of the case, the 11 bay hard drive module is removable and the nifty drive module cover can be moved to the rear of the case for a really clean look.
Fractal did a great job putting cable grommets in just the right places too, which made cable management a ton easier.
And with the tempered glass side panel and RGB on just about everything sync'd to a cool blue really makes the inside of the case stand out!

This was really good practice because I plan on building myself a new system in a few weeks similar to fvbounty, Sandog, and Skully's systems.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:43 PM   #8
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Really a nice build, good to see ya posting again. Everything looks nice
and clean, good quality parts, good job... Look... forward to your
next build...
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:18 AM   #9
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Like Skully said can't wait for your next build. You better check out the I9-9900K 8 core 16 thread with soldered IHS with 40 lanes of pci-e lanes that turbos to 5GHz, I wish I had that baby, you'll need a Z390 motherboard (I think). Lots of neat stuff coming out along with a Nvidia GTX 2080 TI video card in the next few days! Keep us posted! Have fun!
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:22 PM   #10
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Re: Z370 Computer Build for Friend

Thanks Guys.

looks like I'll be waiting a couple months yet. will see what the reviews have to say about the 2080 ti's and the soldered heat spreaders on the i9 9900K's

I appreciate the info fv thank you!
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:23 AM   #11
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Thanks Guys.

looks like I'll be waiting a couple months yet. will see what the reviews have to say about the 2080 ti's and the soldered heat spreaders on the i9 9900K's

I appreciate the info fv thank you!
Your timing is spot on, plenty of time for reviews on all this new stuff, I might go for the RTX 2080 if the price is right....$649
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