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After a recent system rebuild in a new case, I decided why not do it again, this time refreshing the rig with a new motherboard and skylake i7 6700k processor?

A completely unnecessary upgrade, but, the system is an absolute monster.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like a nice gamer +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

When did Asus release the S version? Looks amazing

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

I think you should have saved some money on the motherboard by going with a cheaper one with pretty much the same features. Something like MSI's pro gaming carbon or something along those lines. That AIO is so big... and covers too much of the sabertooth and ruins the beauty. Also the 980ti doesn't match the sabertooth either so that bothers me. Just wondering why didn't you just go with a black motherboard?

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

What part of this build says I need to save like 40$ on the motherboard exactly? I like the software support and overclocking ability of ASUS products. If I was concerned with cost cutting, running a 25$ air cooler makes more sense than a $150 water cooler -- or platter drive storage instead of 4 SSDs or 970 instead of a 980Ti when the monitor I'm using is only 1080p or using onboard audio instead of an expensive sound card because whatever I have tinnitus I probably can't hear the difference in audio quality anyway. If you're going to nitpick something like the cost of parts of a build, maybe do so on a budget build - which absolutely nothing about this setup suggests that it is.

When pascal drops I'll be switching to a watercooled GPU that will coordinate properly with the motherboard. Benefit of the swiftech cooler is that it's an expandable and refillable loop with a proper waterblock. For as large as it may seem, it really doesn't cover as much of the motherboard as you think. I could remove the extra fan I have mounted to push/pull on it and see about four square inches more of the motherboard, but why do that when the fan color coordinates just fine? The white motherboard matches the black/white case fans and black case, along with the white light in the reservoir window.

I didn't go with a black motherboard because I like the white and black motif. It's a change of pace for me and the systems I've built -- having been doing this for 17 years it's nice to finally have the funds to build whatever my heart desires and be able to do things like silly color schemes and not have to cut every corner I can just to min/max price to performance.

Hope that thoroughly addresses your questions/comments!

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I realized that after I uploaded it. Then I realized that it looks the same from that angle so it doesn't matter at all.

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