Today’s PC build is a 4K gaming and editing monster! It features the best mainstream graphics card on the market, the GTX 1080 ti and the latest and greatest six core 12 thread overclockable i7 CPU from Intel and all of this in an attractive, RGB-enhanced a package.
The i7-8700k six core has a base clock of 3.7GHz and a 4.7GHz single core turbo boost. This means it will perform very well in games and can be used for productivity work with its high core count and high clock speeds. The K at the end of the name means it can be overclocked to increase performance further. This CPU is from Intel’s latest coffee lake generation and is powerful and a great allrounder that will game, stream and edit well.
The CPU cooler is a water cooler to keep your processor cool during long gaming sessions and allow you to have extra thermal head room to overclock. This is important with a high end CPU like the i7 8700k and this cooler has the ability to keep the processor cooled.
The motherboard is the MSI Z370 gaming Pro carbon motherboard with AC WiFi. Z370 means that it supports SLI and has overclocking capabilities. It also has LED lights that are compatible with MSI’s mystic light program that allows you to synchronise the RGB lighting of compatible components.
The GeForce GTX 1080 ti is a great 1440p 144Hz and 4K graphics card, it’ll handle all modern triple A games with ease. It is very powerful and will speed up your render times and with 11GB VRAM it will allow you to play even the most demanding games at ultra settings,
Storage: A 3TB 7200RPM hard drive provides plenty of space for storage for videos, pictures and files and a 500GB M.2 SSD provides super fast storage for your operating system, programs and games to speed up loading times.
For RAM we’ve gone with 16GB of DDR4, this is more than enough for modern games and the perfect quantity for photo or video editing (if you do heavy 3D compositing in Adobe After effects you may need 32GB, but the average person will not require more than 16GB).
Power supply: I chose a 650 watt power supply with 80+ gold efficiency, this means it is efficient and performs well, and will provide a steady and reliable power supply to your precious components. 650W is more than the system actually requires, I chose this power supply to give extra headroom should you wish to overclock your CPU or graphics card.
The case is a very nice ATX case from Corsair. It’s a great looking case made of tempered glass, it comes with 3 Corsair SP120mm RGB fans, it has enough drive bays to support multiple hard drives and SSDs so there’s plenty of space to upgrade in future.
If you want to make your PC have the same RGB fans as in the featured image, these fans are what you will need. They have more LEDs and brighter colours as well as more lighting modes. You will need 6 of these fans to fill all of the available slots in the case and to achieve the best lighting effect.
Alternatively, the new Corsair LL fans have a very attractive ring design and beautiful colour scheme.