I have been languishing on an old 4th gen i5 CPU (overclocked slightly) for awhile now, and finally got fed up so decided it was about time I did something about it.
As such, yesterday I went on a bit of a shopping splurge and bought the following:
Intel Core i7 7700K 4.2GHz Socket LGA1151 Kaby Lake Processor - Retail
MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON Intel Z270 (Socket 1151) Motherboard
BeQuiet! Silent Loop 240mm CPU All-in-One Water Cooler
Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz Quad Channel Kit
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVME M.2 SSD
Phanteks Eclipse P400S Window Silent Gun Metal Mid Tower Case
I already had a Novatech 850W Black Modular PSU and an Asus GTX 1080 ROG Strix Advanced Gaming Card in my old build that I could cannibalise, so that was handy .
I took a few pictures along the way and figured I’d share. Quite pleased with my cable management on this one. Usually my builds look like a cat has thrown up a meal of spaghetti inside my case.
And the finished product:
Gif is bit crappy and dark as I had to optimise it a lot to get it to upload here, but you get the general feel.
Would love to see other people’s builds on here!