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Hey guys,

Finally finished this build without too much hassle. Had to change the Motherboard and PSU in the end, but I think it is for the better, the system looks amazing.

Here are the specs:

Asus ROG Maximus VIII Gene, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3 6Gb/s, PCIe 3.0, SLi/CrossFire, DP/HDMI, mATX Motherboard




Intel Core i7 6700K, S 1151, Skylake, Quad Core, 4.0GHz, 4.2GHz Turbo, 8MB Cache, 1150MHz GPU, 40x Ratio, 91W, CPU, OEM




Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT 120mm High Performance Multi CPU Liquid Cooler, with Corsair Link, for Intel/AMD CPU's





16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Dominator Platinum, PC4-24000 (3000), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 15-17-17-35, XMP 2.0, 1.35V






6GB Zotac GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 7220MHz GDDR5, GPU 1253MHz, Boost 1355MHz, Cores 2816, 3x DP/HDMI/DVI





Cyonic 650W Full Modular 80+ GOLD Power Supply Unit




256GB Samsung 950 PRO, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe 1.1 SSD, UBX, VNAND, Read 2200MB/s, Write 900MB/s, 270k/85k IOPS





Jonsbo UMX3 Silver Window





27" Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 144Hz NVIDIA G-Sync Gaming Monitor, Widescreen WQHD 2560x1440, 1ms, 1000:1, DisplayPort





Asus GX1000 Laser Gaming Mouse, USB, Silver, 8200dpi, 8 Buttons





Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Red Switches USB



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Sorry about the quality of them, don't have a dedicated camera to hand. I left some in of the original components I had in before exchanging them. I am made up with this rig. Got it running smoothly at 4.6ghz OC, and 1450mhz on the GPU. Crysis 3/Just Cause 3/Battlefront look jaw-dropping.

To Do List:

- Double Post on boot
- Add another fan at the bottom as an intake (work out a mounting system)
- Add RGB LED kit (Undecided)
- Cable tidy some more
- Find PSU sticker to cover the purple...

Thanks for all your input guys, it is much appreciated. hope you enjoyed my build.
Edited by Roxborough - 12/5/15 at 6:55pm
    
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post #2 of 56
That cooler is pretty minimal for that CPU.



You could probably fit something larger like one of these in there:
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=46&lng=en
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=108&lng=en
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Yeah might need a slightly beefier CPU cooler. It seems that case will support up to a 120mm height cpu cooler which gives you quite a lot of options thumb.gif
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Thanks for the input. I couldn't find anything on scan from noctua that was any beefier aside from the d14 which is obviously too big. Which would be my preferred cooler. Might buy separately to the rest of the gear as I'm doing finance.

Glad that is the only consideration. I didn't want to spend more than £30 on a cooler and always pick noctua or corsair aio and switch out the fans. That was literally the only option and it had good reviews. The size is definitely a concern, low profile is never as effective. Thanks again guys!
    
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Hey guys,

Toying with the idea of bumping up the CPU to an i7 6700k and the Noctua NH-C14. But the cost is always an issue as it is £170 more including the cooler. But I guess I'll get a higher overclock, and it'll be more stable and future proof. More and more games are utilising multithreading so this could be worth it. Going to be keeping this PC for at least 3 years.

I had one concern with the C14; and that is... will it fit? Width wise. I just about have the clearance for the height. I'm not going to use a disc drive so I have a little extra to play with.

I was also thinking about changing the case to something a little more modern with front USB 3 ports, still want the small form factor for an M-ATX etc... Got any ideas?
    
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After much deliberation, I have totally switched this system around. I have come to a conclusion, I can afford this rig if I sell a bunch of my PS4 games, and my laptop.

I can never settle for an i5 and a 970... it just doesn't click in my head, I'll never truly be happy. In doing so, I have had to change the case. Any thoughts? This is my dream PC. XD!

http://www.scan.co.uk/savedbasket/d99534a0-3f84-453e-b19b-7b5204d54fc2
    
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yes, that last build you posted is most excellent. all top-tier parts. I think you'd be able to fit a EK Predator in the Enthoo, either mounted at the front or at the top for your CPU cooling. Better to check if that'll work though, i'm not too sure.
Edited by wanako - 10/29/15 at 4:33pm
     
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Better to buy good high-end parts first time than to start off with middle range parts and feel the need to upgrade again in 2 months time. gl with the build!
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I recommend the same just be patient and get the rest of the money up for the top components in there given class so you have no regrets later on.
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yes, that last build you posted is most excellent. all top-tier parts. I think you'd be able to fit a EK Predator in the Enthoo, either mounted at the front or at the top for your CPU cooling. Better to check if that'll work though, i'm not too sure.

Now that, my friend, is a good idea. XD!!!! Wow.
    
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