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How to Build a Maxed-Out Intel Coffee Lake Gaming Rig

While some PC builds highlight the more visible and flashy components, the tucked-away processor is the heart of any system. For this build, our centerpiece is one of Intel's brand new Coffee Lake chips, the Core i7-8700K. Coffee Lake is Intel's latest generation of processors, and with the embargo now lifted, we can show off what recently rolled into our labs. The processor may be the highlight, but that doesn't mean we skimped on the rest of the build! To give the chip a home, we surrounded it with some other premium parts for a fairly maxed-out desktop and recorded our efforts.

Below is the video of our build process, and beneath that, a list of all the parts used and where you can find them for purchase. For now, there's limited availability on the new components (particularly the processor and motherboard), so the links may not appear until more stock becomes available. You can now also find full reviews of the i7-8700K and the i5-8400 chips over at our sister site, Computer Shopper.

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Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K

Case: Cougar Conquer

Motherboard: MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC

Graphics: Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Edition

Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB DDR4 (2x8GB, 3200MHz)

Cooler: Deepcool Captain 240 EX RGB

SSD: Samsung SSD 960 Pro M.2 512GB

HDD: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB

PSU: EVGA SuperNova 650 G2

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