Kaby Lake System Build


#141

Interesting but that didn’t seem to work. Some said that it could be a software corruption, not a physical defect so I’m downloading a Windows boot image to check it out. Anyway, it’s also an excuse to get a new hot drive :) If this one didn’t die, I can put GTAV on it.


#142

Sorry to hear that.

Enjoy the hot new drive though =)


#143

Took your advise:


#144

That’s the drive I have. It makes me so happy.


#145

Can’t go wrong with the 960 evo!


#146

Indeed. It makes me think that I don’t really need a SATA SSD drive ever. I mean, I still have another M.2 slot and I could just get a 500GB one and be done. No more spinny disk ever!

Btw, do you install and use the Samsung Magician software?


#147

No need for the software.


#148

What is an acceptable temp for a CPU at load? Have been playing The Division in the past few days and I notice that the 7700-K hovers around 70C-75C using just heatsink and fan cooling. Idle (non gaming) is around 50C.


#149

At full load, maybe 85C at most. But full load is running something very intensive on all cores like prime95, not playing a game. 75C is fine, it won’t throttle.


#150

It sure made my room feels hot. I think I need an a/c… :)


#151

Its crazy to look at my build a year later and realize how much money I saved by not waiting.

Back in 2017 I paid $200 for that 32GB of memory. Today it sells for $449 on newegg.

Mobo and CPU have barely dropped $20 each from what I paid.

My Gigabyte GTX1080 which I bought in October 2016 for $550 now sells for $900+ if one can be found in stock…

So I spent $1350 on parts in 2017. It would cost around $1900 today for the same parts and that is if I could find a videocard in stock.


#152

That’s nuts. I spent around $600 for a 1080 when they released and was kind of berating myself at the time for splurging on something that would certainly be much cheaper in short order.


#153

The GTX1080 MSRP dropped to $499 and it was available at that price briefly. Then the 1070ti came along at $449 offering nearly identical performance, and it was available near its MSRP for a short time too. The cryptocurrency stuff is just an aberration.


#154

Crappy RAM prices and crappy SSD prices are not, though.