Latest Build – i7 8700k Gaming Beast!

Here at Pensacola Computers we just completed a build today of one of the fastest gaming machines we have seen. Using the latest 8th generation i7 8700k unlocked 6 core monster, in conjunction with the just released Z370 series motherboard, and sporting 32 GB DDR4-3000 memory along with a NVidia GTX 1080ti Gaming video, this machine boots to WIndows 10 in less than 5 seconds with the help of a PCI-E m2 Samsung 960 Evo SSD.

 

 

It was a great and fairly easy build with the help of the excellent Phteks Enthoo Luxe case which has outstanding cable management and maximum expansion and full liquid cooling support. After making sure that temperatures were stable, we got WIndows installed along with the needed drivers and on our first unoptimized benchmark we saw what a great combination of parts this is, especially when looking at the 3D graphics score which was truly phenomenal.

Below is the parts list along with current approx. prices:

 

[PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZG6FzM) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZG6FzM/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:—-|:—-|:—-
**CPU** | [Intel – Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sxDzK8/intel-core-i7-8700k-37ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i78700k) | $414.89 @ B&H

**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair – H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CrDzK8/corsair-cpu-cooler-cw9060025ww) | $109.99 @ Amazon

**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte – Z370 AORUS GAMING WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Fr2rxr/gigabyte-z370-aorus-gaming-wifi-rev-10-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z370-aorus-gaming-wifi-rev-10) | $129.99 @ Newegg

**Memory** | [Team – T-Force DARK 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zznG3C/team-t-force-dark-32gb-2-x-16gb-ddr4-3000-memory-tdred432g3000hc16cdc01) |- $300.00

**Storage** | [Samsung – 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Ykbkcf/samsung-960-evo-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v6e500) | $247.88 @ OutletPC

**Storage** | [Seagate – Barracuda 3TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gwBv6h/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st3000dm001) | $69.09 @ Newegg Marketplace

**Video Card** | [Asus – GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Yr8H99/asus-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-video-card-strix-gtx1080ti-11g-gaming) | $758.99 @ SuperBiiz

**Case** | [Phanteks – Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DXXfrH/phanteks-case-phes614lbk) | $124.99 @ Newegg

**Power Supply** | [EVGA – SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zhgPxr/evga-power-supply-220p20850x1) | $137.99 @ SuperBiiz

**Optical Drive** | [LG – WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/z2dqqs/lg-optical-drive-wh14ns40) | $46.29 @ OutletPC

| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| **Total** | **$2340.10**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-11-22 15:21 EST-0500 |

 

This system, on its first benchmark runs faster that 99% of the computers in the world, the graphics are faster than 99.9% of the computers – 16051 Passmark 3D score is INSANE for any single video card in the world! As the average GTX 1080ti card runs in the 13 thousands, this card running 16051 is outstanding.

Below is a screenshot of the first Passmark on this system – this machine ROCKS!

 

 

We built this system for both maximum performance and good reliability – the combination of parts just happens to work out amazing, and as all the components of this system are highly overclockable, this first performance test is just the starting point for what this system can do. With a budget of under $2500 we were able to put together a system that will outperform almost any computer out there. Fully VR ready, 4k capable, with graphics that can play any game on ultra max settings and a processor that will easily keep up, this system has been on of the most fun builds we have done.

 

If you are interested in a custom build (we only do high end gaming and multimedia builds), give Pensacola Computers a call today at (850)390-4242

 

 

Pensacola – Beware fake calls for computer support and remote

Recently, a previous client called me and told me that Microsoft had called them and told them their computer was infected, and that they needed to allow one of their engineers to remote into their system to clean it – Please note: MICROSOFT WILL NEVER CALL YOU ON THE PHONE ABOUT A VIRUS ON YOUR COMPUTER! As a matter of fact, no one reputable will ever call you on the phone and tell you there is a problem on your computer – first of all, how would they know? (unless they themselves created the problem). While it is possible that you may receive a call from your ISP (Cox, ATT etc) if your computer is spamming emails or something, no software company will ever call you on the phone (if you do receive a call from Cox or ATT, never allow anyone you do not specifically know and trust to remote into your computer! – also if you ever have a question as to the legitimacy of a caller, call them back on the official phone number for their company)

Remote computer support is something that a lot of technology companies offer, but it should only be allowed if you know the person/company (and trust them). Also, you should be careful to only allow reputable remote software such as Citrix GotoAssist – beware if someone wants to install something like GoToMyPC, or TeamViewer on your computer as these software installations can be set to allow a hacker unrestricted access to your computer (GotoAssist only allows a single session and requires a unique one time key that the technician will give you, it also requires you to grant it permission to do things before someone can get into your computer). Remote support is a great tool for helping people solve some computer issues, but once again, it should only be allowed if you personally know/trust the person/company using it.

If you have questions about remote computer support, or need computer help or service visit http://pensacolacomputers.com or call Pensacola Computers at (850) 390*4242. Pensacola Computers provides computer service, computer repair, troubleshooting, hardware and software help, malware and virus removal, and is always available to answer your computer questions. Now providing support for Windows 10 and as well as Office 2016 and Office 365