Now I know most of you have no problem building and upgrading your PC, hell for me that is half of the fun. But for everyone I know that builds their own PC, there is another person asking me or friends to help put everything together. Not everyone has friends that can help and some people just don’t have the time to do it as well. This is especially true with things like renovations around the house and working on or building cars but for some reason, there is a big stigma when people would rather buy a prebuilt PC. For me, it's not something I need to do but I completely get why some people would go that route and frankly I would rather people be going with boutique builders who use off the shelf parts that are easy to fix or upgrade later than proprietary PCs from other companies. Anyhow the Ohio bases AVADirect sent over one of their Avant builds a while back and we have been playing with it. It’s about time that I sit down and talk about the build, its performance, and the overall experience.

Product Name: AVADirect Avant Mid-Size

Review Sample Provided by: AVADirect

Written by: Wes Compton

Pictures by: Wes Compton

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Build Specifications

Case

Black Corsair Carbide 540 w/Window

Power Supply

EVGA SuperNOVA G3 Series 750W, 80 PLUS Gold

Power Supply Cables

EVGA 750-850 G2/G3/P2/T2 Light Blue Power Supply Cable Set (Individually Sleeved)

Motherboard

ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING

CPU

INTEL Core i7-7700K

Overclock

Mild Overclocking, 10-20% Performance Increase

Thermal Paste

Diamond 7 Carat, 1.5g, 4.5 (W/m-K), Micronized Diamond, Thermal Compound

Cooling

Corsair H100i v2 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler

Memory

KINGSTON 64GB Kit (4 x 16GB) HyperX Fury DDR4 2400MHz, PC4-19200, CL15 1.2V, Non-ECC, Black, DIMM Memory

Video Cards

2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FOUNDERS EDITION, 1480 - 1582MHz, 11GB GDDR5X 352-Bit, PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card

SLI Bridge

EVGA PRO SLI BRIDGE HB (1 Slot Spacing) 60mm Retail - For GTX 10X0 Series

SSD

SAMSUNG 250GB 960 EVO 2280, 3200 / 1500 MB/s, V-NAND, PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe, M.2 SSD

Hard Drive

SEAGATE 1TB BarraCuda ST1000DM010, 7200 RPM, SATA 6Gb/s NCQ, 64MB cache, 3.5-Inch OEM HDD

Optical Drive

LG ELECTRONICS WH14NS40, BD 14x / DVD 16x / CD 48x, Blu-ray Disc Burner, SATA, 5.25-Inch, Black, OEM Optical Drive

Fans

6 x CORSAIR SP120 120mm High Performance w/ RGB LEDs, 1400 RPM, 52 CFM, 26 dBA Cooling Fan

Lighting

Custom 20-Color LED Lighting w/ Remote

Warranty

Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, Life-Time Labor Warranty)

 

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