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Finally bought my first gaming desktop!!

Discussion in 'Desktop Hardware' started by Ravern87, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Ravern87

    Ravern87 Notebook Consultant

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    So ive been bouncing back and forth since mid 2017 on whether to buy a gaming laptop or desktop. I finally decided to go desktop since for the price of a gaming laptop I can get way more for my money with a desktop. And also because the bios in gaming laptops seem to be much more crippled and have alot more issues with all that hardware crammed into a tiny package. I got an 8700k and EVGA ftw3 icx gtx 1080ti and all the bells and whistles. What should i check once it arrives/ download first?? Hwinfo?? Anything else?? Im super excited and cant wait to start gaming on it. Any tips or anything i should look out for would be much appreciated.
     
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    Congrats and best of luck with your new pc. Where did you buy it? What motherboard did you get? If you plan on overclocking your gpu you should try Evga Precision X https://www.evga.com/precisionxoc/
     
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    KY_BULLET Notebook Evangelist

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    Congrats on your purchase, sounds like its gonna be a BEAST!

    If you have a link to full system specs, post it here and let us have a look. Is it a pre-build or are you building it yourself?

    I was in the same boat as you, trying to decide whether or not go with a gaming notebook or a desktop. I chose the desktop in my signature and it's been a good choice. Well except for my GPU, it's been a struggle trying to keep the thermals under control but I'm gettjng there on it.

    When you get it, join us on Mr Fox's post at the top of the desktop forum. There's a lot of posts in there with benchmark results Etc Etc...Plus all of us may be able to help you out if you ever need it.
     
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  4. Ravern87

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    I purchased it as a prebuilt from cyberpowerpc.com but i customized the components to what I wanted.

    CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
    CARE2: Cooler Master Mastergel Maker CPU-Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
    CAS: IN WIN 805 Mid Tower ATX Gaming Case w/ Tempered Glass on both side Windows [+97] (Black)
    CASUPGRADE: None
    CC: None
    CD: None
    CD2: None
    COOLANT: None
    CPU: Intel(R) Core™ Processor i7-8700K 3.70GHZ 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Coffee Lake)
    CS_FAN: 3x 120mm AZZA Hurricane RGB Fans + RGB Multi-Color 16 color LED interior light strip w/ Remote Controller (Black)
    ENGRAVING: None
    EVGA_POWER: None
    FA_HDD: None
    FAN: NZXT Kraken X62 280mm RGB CPU Liquid Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate - Extreme Cooling Performance [+112] (4 x (Push-Pull) Corsair Air Series AF140 Performance Edition Fan [+56])
    FLASHMEDIA: None
    HD_M2SSD: 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - Seq R/W: Up to 3200/1500 MB/s, Rnd R/W up to 330/330k [+203] (Single Drive)
    HD_PCIE1X_SSD: None
    HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+52] (Single Drive)
    HDD2: None
    HEADSET: None
    IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    KEYBOARD: None [-5]
    MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) RGB Lightning DDR4/2400MHz Memory Module [+195] (GSKILL Trident Z RGB)
    MONITOR: None
    MOPAD: None
    MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe [Intel Optane Ready] [+84]
    MOUSE: Razer DeathAdder Elite - Chroma Multi-Color 16,000 DPI eSPORTS optical Gaming Mouse [+64]
    NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)
    OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]
    POWERSUPPLY: 850 Watts - Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply [+77]
    PRO_WIRING: Professional Wiring + [Black] Phanteks Premium Extension Cables sleeved set [24Pin MB + 8Pin CPU + 6+2 Pin VGA] [+39]
    RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 12 to 15 Business Days
    SERVICE: 3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT)
    SLI_BRIDGE: None
    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    SPEAKERS: None
    USBHD: None
    USBX: None
    VIDEO: EVGA GeForce(R) GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING iCX Edition 11GB GDDR5X (Pascal)[VR Ready] [+487] (Single Card)
    VIVE_HEADSET: None
    WARRANTY: PREMIUM WARRANTY: Standard 1 Year Parts WARRANTY + ONE (1) YEAR SHIPPING [+19]
    WNC: None
    WTV: None
    _PRICE: (+3222)
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    _load_: 2/3/2018 10:53:26 AM
     
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    Also for my screen i have a asus 144hz 1080p gaming monitor . Im so excited to get it words cant even describe. I think i made the right choice by going with a desktop instead of laptop.
     
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