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Hey Guys,

So I graduated university and got a job and everything just spiraled... I started out with the Sabertooth Mark S and then decided it was too much white, so I returned it and got the Mark 1, very happy with my decision. I waited for a couple weeks trying to get my hands on the Strix 1080 and then Newegg finally had it available for an hour, a few weeks ago, so I jumped on it. I couldn't be happier with how it's performing, blows every game out of the water. I debated painting the red accent bar on the Trident Z, but decided to just take it off and I really enjoy how it looks, works great as well. All this inside the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv, which was just a pleasure to build in (and freaking sexy), this being my first build, but I have dabbled in upgrading components in manufacturer built systems. The H7 is a fantastic cooler and looks great with my other components, no complaints at all from me, it has the 6600k kicking strong with a 4.4 GHz OC. The Samsung 850 Evo is performing like a dream, I will probably get a 950 Pro m.2 when the price drops a bit or I need more storage space.

My only beef comes with the cables that came with the EVGA PSU I bought (the PSU is otherwise fantastic), I wish they were a little more pleasing to the eye. That's where you guys come in, I'm debating getting some cablemod power cables, do you guys think this is a good idea? If so, what color should I get? I'm thinking grey scale or carbon. Also, I am thinking of getting the NZXT Hue, should I?

By the way, all the peripherals, especially the XB271HU I got from the Acer Recertified Store, are amazing and I highly recommend them.

Any recommendations are welcome! Please don't hesitate to share, I appreciate everyone's opinion..

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey awesome build! You should definitely go for some cable mod cables, it would totally make the build look 10x more awesome than it already does. As for the color I think you should go with grey scale to break up the dark case a little. Again, awesome build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! That's the direction I've been leaning.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly the same build lol :) i have similar and it looks so brother like :) +1. Well done mate

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate! I +1ed your build a couple weeks ago! LOL yours is the bigger brother with the AIO and 6700k.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate. So tempted to jump the guns and get 2nd 1080, but promised not to do that untill 1080ti is revealed. Then i will sli those monsters :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Always good to see a fellow strix 1080 user in the completed builds section.

+1 Good luck brother

EDIT: I have the NZXT Hue+ in my build and I couldn't be happier with it. I think i have some picks of it on the build I posted if you wanna check it out :^ )

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Did Someone call me?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Sleeved cables are the way to go! EVGA does make sets for that PSU, which might be worth looking into as well. I bought sleeved extensions, and while that's fine for now, it does make cable management a bit harder. In the future I might opt for a cable set.

Looks great otherwise! Very nice build!

I'm considering the Mark S and Mark 1 if I decide to upgrade from Haswell. What are your thoughts other than the amount of whiteness? Is the 40mm fan in the Mark 1 loud?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I really like the Mark 1 with its armor, but I have not installed the 40mm fans in it, so I couldn't tell you. I installed the MB into the case and then I saw the fans and decided it wasn't worth taking it out again. LOL I feel like the Mark S is a bit overpriced for what it is (no armor or anything). If I didn't care about money I would have gone with the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII Formula with all its armor and LED goodness. B) I am really considering getting some carbon Cablemod cables but idk if it's worth 100 bucks.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The armor is definitely cool, and it fits the style of the Evolv ATX very well. However, it's $240 vs $180, and if Microcenter gets it back in stock, the Mark S can be picked up with another $30 combo discount. They haven't had the Mark 1 at all. :(

I love having white sleeved cables in my system. They look SO GOOD. Given that you can see into your case, I'd say go for it.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I picked up the mark 1 off amazon for 210 back in June, I wouldn't pay 240 for it. I'm thinking I probably will go for it the next time I feel like splurging.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

more pics!!! :]

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you able to reach stability with the RAM clocked to 3200MHz?