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Stable Over Clocable Gamer

Rig type Gaming Rig
Description I sought out to build a balanced gamer that i can tweak, after miles of internet and pages of tech data and reviews for days. I feel i have a solid build that will last for the next 6-8 years competitively, the whole build was based on the ability to play a single game (DAWN OF WAR II). This game for those who game know it demands the full attention of all of the computer. Initially i was intending a mild upgrade from my old IL9 PRO set up, but felt like building a modded gamer or at least that's the name i use to describe this beast of a computer. I started by choosing a socket type that was new enough but still affordable, i was willing to spend up to $300. Eventually after hours of exhaustive searching for the best choice for a stable platform, I went with an 1151 socket utilizing a ROG board, ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO/Whetstone LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 U.2 USB 3.1 Z170 ATX Motherboard to be exact. Now i read all and i mean all of the reviews from the forums and sales sites. This MOBO has a troubled past, but i went with it anyway. I like that it has a multi bios with a quich flash and an two digit trouble reference indicator. This board also has built in macros for instant over clocking as well as more options that i wont bore you with, After choosing the MOBO the rest was easy, The processor was purchased from silicone lottery, Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz, for those who know what silicone lottery does you know my 4,0 was as advertised at 4.9 GHz. Now you can call me old fashioned but when i find a video card that works i tend to favor the manufacturer, so thats why i picked a decent reference video card (MSI Radeon HD 7970 (R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC) 3072MB PCIe x16 Gen 3.0 AMD Eyefinity) and bought two of them. Now this card was chosen due to the cost to performance ratio and i used a reference card to add a hybrid water cooler to up the stakes as it were for the sake of gaming performance while overclocking. Now that all of the expensive items were accounted for all that was left was the memory and water cooling system for the GPUs, I was going to cool the CPU with a water cooled system but decided to use a fan setup for the sake of saving a penny. Instead i used a MasterAir Maker 8 High-end CPU air cooler. Featuring 3D Vapor Chamber technology, designed for ultra-low temperatures and fully customizable top cover designs by Cooler Master, Now for the love of all thats important DO NOT USE THIS WITH OVER SIZED DIMM...... It is massive, this is by far the largest CPU fan i have ever used. This fan has two 120MM fans on it and is absolutely gorgeous. I noticed that using this fan the baseline temp was lowed by 18deg C. just at idle, granted if i used a liquid cooleri could have dropped the temp by another 6-8 DEG C. but at the cost of a larger cooling system which means more money. i was able to utilize my old case (Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package VI90001W2Z Black 0.8 mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ) and power supply (EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P2 220-P2-1200-X1 80+ PLATINUM 1200W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode ) all that was left to get is the memory, I chose (CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMK32GX4M2B3200C16 ) The CAS isnt idel but it will suit the build just fine. After all that i spent $2400 to include my water cooling system. I am currently beating and torchuring this system, i will apdate this posting with the results.
Status I Own It
Last updated Dec 11, 2016 at 8:27 pm

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Components

ComponentPrice PaidAvailable From 
$499.99 (USD)
from: silicone lottery
$209.99 (USD)
from: new egg
$549.99 (USD)
from: newegg
Amazon.com
$549.99 (USD)
from: newegg
Amazon.com
$198.99 (USD)
from: newegg
$76.99 (USD)
from: newegg
$139.99 (USD)
from: newegg
$18.99 (USD)
from: newegg
$154.99 (USD)
from: swftech
$154.99 (USD)
from: swftech
$58.99 (USD)
from: newegg
$29.19 (USD)
from: newegg
$145.46 (USD)
from: newegg
$119.99 (USD)
from: newegg
$140.99 (USD)
from: newegg
Total cost of this Rig: $3,049.52 (USD)

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