New home gaming rig.
Previous build was AMD FX8350 and GTX 770 OC 4 years ago. This is my first Intel build and I'm anxious to see what this rig can do. I'm a fan of all-black builds, never really got into the RGB scene. This build was pretty simple, but I did run into a few snags.
The 400C case is very tight with a few parts. I relocated the case fan to the top because the CPU cooler wouldn't fit on top due to the front IO wiring interfering and the loops were obstructing the memory slots. I also couldn't put back the PSU shroud because there were some USB connectors on the mobo that interfered with the slots on the case. It's not a big deal if you don't mind showing off the PSU. I temporarily removed the rear SSD mount since I'm going to stay with the m.2 drives for now.
The GPU is... insane. Going from 2GB to 11GB of Vram, I don't know what to think. I was super fortunate to get this GPU at the price I did, and the fact it didn't take long to get it in stock to order. I am not sure how long these GPU prices will be so inflated due to the miners cornering the market. Haven't done much gaming yet, but I was getting 600fps in COD Black Ops II zombies, and 140fps in GTA V with maxxed out graphic settings. I am using a 144hz 1080p ASUS monitor, so no 4k gaming at the moment.
The 960 Evo m.2 drive is astonishingly fast. Can't say much more.
The PSU I feel is a bit overkill in retrospect. I didn't really need the "i" version of the HX1000, and I didn't need 1000w. Probably could have gone down to 850.
Everyone knows this CPU by now, not much to tell. Going from an 8-thread AMD to 12-thread Intel may not seem like a huge improvement, but technology-wise I feel Intel has the edge, and is better supported with other components. I run CAD software on this rig also, and I need the cores to help with multi-core rendering.
I named this build MEGAWEAPON because of a silly 80s movie called 'Warrior of the Lost World' and there was this huge black dump truck with spikes on the front. I just like the name.
Thanks for checking out this build, let me know if you have any questions or comments!