June 20, 2017
Update: We've posted a completed build write-up with more pictures and benchmarks.
To help keep the processor running cool, we used Fractal Design's recently released Celsius S36 CPU cooler.
Watch the video to see how the build came together and check below for some initial benchmark results. The MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC is available starting June 26, but can be pre-ordered now.
A big thanks to MSI for providing the motherboard, processor and video card as well as to Fractal Design for providing the CPU cooler used in this build.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-7800X 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor||$389.00 @ B&H|
|CPU Cooler||Fractal Design Celsius S36 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler||$119.98 @ SuperBiiz|
|Motherboard||MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX LGA2066 Motherboard||$359.00 @ B&H|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory||$267.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive||$219.99 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card||$714.98 @ Newegg|
|Case||Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case||$79.99 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||Corsair RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$119.99 @ Amazon|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Total (before mail-in rebates)||$2290.92 (USD)|
|Total at time of filming||$2270.92 (USD)|
We will post a completed build write-up later this week with more benchmarks and photos, but here are a few quick benchmarks we ran just after building:
Benchmark | 3DMark Score | Graphics Score | Physics Score | CPU Score :----|:----|:----|:----|:----|:---- TimeSpy v1.0 | 9422 | 9986 | N/A | 7140 FireStrike Ultra v1.1 | 7063 | 7047 | 17435 | N/A FireStrike Extreme 1.1 | 13060 | 14127 | 17531 | N/A
Update: We've now posted our Completed Build write-up. Check it out to see more benchmarks (stock and overclocked) as well as additional photos.