Who is into building PC's/Gaming rigs?

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My H110i v2 keeps my OC'd (to 5.0GHz) i7-7700K below 65°C, and these bastards are known to run hot. Mine also has a de-lid though, so that helps.

As for my GTX 1070, it came from MSI cooled by a Corsair H55, and it stays below 55°C. Really happy with this setup, but I'm gonna be selling it soon.
 

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I'm for sure getting it. WW2 games are my favorite.

Also if any of you haven't seen this game its so much fun I highly recommend it.

I love the WWII stuff. I'll buy it even if the game ends up flopping in hopes that it's their most popular title since going the retarded advanced warfare route.

Awesome! I'll have to hit you guys up once this gets going!
 

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I'm completely new to building PCs. Can I build a decent system for gaming for $500-$750? Not looking for a super computer and not a pro-gamer by any means. Mainly just want to have a decent system for when I'm bored.
 

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You can. Or I'll sell you an i5-6400/GTX 1070 setup! PC is already built and all. :D
 

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I'm completely new to building PCs. Can I build a decent system for gaming for $500-$750? Not looking for a super computer and not a pro-gamer by any means. Mainly just want to have a decent system for when I'm bored.

If you want to feel immersed and have the feeling of gratification from building your own, it's very easy, the GPU/CPU will be your most expensive purchase because you don't really want to cheese on those. Get a decent power supply, with a small budget a 450w would work fine, grab a GTX 960 / decent i5 w/o OC ability to keep you from doing something stupid, run on air and go with a mid ATX board and smaller tower. Roughly with a 960/i5/decent MOBO being as cheap as they are that's probably 650ish bucks. Mechanicl HD's even 1TB's are super cheap ram is super cheap especially in DDR3. You could easily build something that works for you with research. NewEGG has pretty good deals most of the time and same with Amazon, you may end up finding out you like building something and seeing the results to get bitten by the bug and want a tad bit more and more as you go.
 

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You can. Or I'll sell you an i5-6400/GTX 1070 setup! PC is already built and all. :D

Price?

If you want to feel immersed and have the feeling of gratification from building your own, it's very easy, the GPU/CPU will be your most expensive purchase because you don't really want to cheese on those. Get a decent power supply, with a small budget a 450w would work fine, grab a GTX 960 / decent i5 w/o OC ability to keep you from doing something stupid, run on air and go with a mid ATX board and smaller tower. Roughly with a 960/i5/decent MOBO being as cheap as they are that's probably 650ish bucks. Mechanicl HD's even 1TB's are super cheap ram is super cheap especially in DDR3. You could easily build something that works for you with research. NewEGG has pretty good deals most of the time and same with Amazon, you may end up finding out you like building something and seeing the results to get bitten by the bug and want a tad bit more and more as you go.

Thanks man. I need to research everything you recommended because I have no idea what most of that is. I'm starting to research but haven't spent much time yet.
 

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@Grabber, I'm not looking to separate components at this time. I'll keep you in mind if that changes though.
 

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Unfortunately @04YellowGT, shipping is almost not even an option now. Had my wonderful wife not broke down and discarded the original NZXT S340 box that the case came in, I'd be able to do something. But now I'd have to stick the cost of a suitable box and shipping to the buyer, which negates the good deal that my system otherwise was.

Sorry brother. If it makes you feel any better though, now I'm stuck having to deal with the scum that is Craigslist.
 

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Random note for those that use Tom's Hardware like myself. Seems like they ****ed up with their CPU recommendations and their credibility is now being questioned. Feels bad. :(

 

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My H110i v2 keeps my OC'd (to 5.0GHz) i7-7700K below 65°C, and these bastards are known to run hot. Mine also has a de-lid though, so that helps.

As for my GTX 1070, it came from MSI cooled by a Corsair H55, and it stays below 55°C. Really happy with this setup, but I'm gonna be selling it soon.

My i7-7700k runs HOT. I am OC'd to 5.0GHz too but my temps hit low 90's sometimes running stress tests. I am using a Cryorig H7 cooler, so it is a good cooler as well. At idle I see very low 30's but man when it needs some juice does it get hot. Intel says that you are fine until 100* though so I don't really worry about it too much. I have been thinking about delidding, do you think it was worth it? What kit did you use?
 

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My i7-7700k runs HOT. I am OC'd to 5.0GHz too but my temps hit low 90's sometimes running stress tests. I am using a Cryorig H7 cooler, so it is a good cooler as well. At idle I see very low 30's but man when it needs some juice does it get hot. Intel says that you are fine until 100* though so I don't really worry about it too much. I have been thinking about delidding, do you think it was worth it? What kit did you use?

I would not be OK with my CPU running at 90 anything firstly. My personal cutoff point is 80°C. Secondly, I think you're misunderstanding a little, because at 100°C the thing is supposed to shut down to prevent permanent/immediate damage. That's not the same as it being OK to run at 90-100°C. If I were you, I'd revert back to the factory settings until getting a de-lid, which brings me to this:

The de-lid was most definitely was worth it. I forget the exact voltage, but prior to the de-lid I was limited to 4.8GHz. Post de-lid I lowered the voltage and cranked it up to 5.0GHz, again, using less voltage... and it was perfectly stable. It also, as previously mentioned, stays MUCH cooler than it did even at stock values under stress. Intel really screwed us Kaby Lake guys with their IHS/paste method.

To answer your second question though, I used Silicon Lottery's de-lid service, which is $49.99 plus freight. https://siliconlottery.com/collections/all/products/delid
 

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But also, and most importantly IMO, stress test your system by doing the things you'll actually be doing with it. Because in that sense, synthetic benchmarks are a lot like dynos. They're fun to play with and compare to others, but ultimately it doesn't mean jack shit until you've actually drove the thing down the track.
 

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