Description

A project that was visioned in 2013 but started in late 2016.

This is my Skylake PC Build that I built after a careful planning in terms of parts matching. Some compromises are made to make it fit the way I imagined it to be. The TARGET here was to end up with a good machine that could run any games/ programs I want in 1080p full settings while looking good, and I believe it truly does the job.

YES I CAN DEFINITELY HAVE A BETTER SPECS WITH THE AMOUNT OF MONEY I SPENT ON THIS

YES I CAN DEFINITELY HAVE A SIMILAR SETUP FAR CHEAPER THAN THIS

but that defeats one of the purposes of this build, to have it looked the way I wanted it to be.

Now I'm running on 4.6GHz with 1.35v core voltage, It runs very stable. Will push it further when I have time to redo all benchmarking process.

UPDATE 26/10/16

  • The LED switch on the back of the case controls both the under glow and the Razer logo, You can only have them both on or off at the same time. I want the logo to be lit all the time, but not the under glow as it will be distracting when gaming in the dark, so i went and disassembled the led control board under the case and have it powered on a separate channel. Now the front logo turns on all the time when the PC is on, and I can control the under glow via switch :) Just a simple case mod for those who owns the same case.

UPDATE 11/1/17

  • Wanted to go with the Thermaltake Riing RGB fans but it was way over my budget, so I got an Aigo A3 RGB fans kit with a wifi app controller included. Will post photos when I have the time.

Part Reviews

CPU

Funny how the original plan in 2013 was to get an i5 4690K but I ended up with this. Excellent piece of K series processor that could be pushed hard, if you have the balls to do it. Will not upgrade to Kaby Lake, that's just ridiculous. I'm good with 4.6GHz :)

p/s: didn't win the silicone lottery :(

CPU Cooler

AIOs? And you kissed your mother with that mouth? I surely don't need an AIO for this build and what I am throwing at it ;) Look at the temps even on full load, and I live in a country where ambient is 27 degrees celcius. This cooler is a BEAST in terms of performance and looks. On paper, this will not fit in the NZXT S340 according to PCPartPicker but it does actually fit with a roughly 5mm clearance.

p/s: If you give me a free AIO, I'll take it tho

Motherboard

Perfect for a black themed build, plenty of features though I hated its ugly carbon fiber sticker. Just make it all black will ya? DITCH THE SILVER ACCENT! The steel brackets really helps when you have a beefy GTX1070 XTREME GAMING ;) No sag

Video Card

The best performing GTX1070! It barely fits my case as the cable routing bar of NZXT S340 was in the way. But I managed to get it in, with a 1mm clearance.

edit: It's full RGB, my bad. 5 star rating now :D

Case

RAZER! Nuff said

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the CPU Cooler!

I own the same thing and it is gorgeous. Welcome to the club!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! its the most sexiest cooler on the market , I love mines too

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It's HUGE, I LOVE IT

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you manage to fit the CPU cooler in that case? I though It wasn't compatible, +100 tho GORGEOUS!!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It was not possible on paper, but I went to a forum and someone confirmed it fits. Went ahead and bought it

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

GOT THE JOB DONE

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how you didn't go overkill with the colors (I need to take my own advice). Very clean build my friend. +1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build, the pcie cable sorta looks like the Monster logo too.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Awsome build, looks really clean and simply yet the green stands out amazingly. Great work and nice part selection +1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

How could your GPU not sagging?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard has a metal bracket that strengthen the pcie slot. So yeah, no sag :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow great! Because i thought Metal PCIe bracket only in Gigabyte board and that Xtreme GPU took 3 slot didnt it? How does it perform?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

technically it takes 2 and a half slot, but we count it as 3. you can throw anything at this card and it barely reaches 40 degrees celsius under full load. the cooling is top of the line, and quiet too.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The pc look Hmmmm... and thats not a "meh" hmmmm. Its a hmmm like when you eat pizza. Hmmmm, pizzaaaaa...

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Pizza

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW!!!! I really really like it even though i dont like the colour green. 1+!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you post firestrike results?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I might be able to do that next week, when I get back home.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to build something just like this, got a Razer S340 for my birthday :D Great to see a build that fits the very image of what I want mine to look like.

Absolute beauty!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering if it was hard to fit the GTX 1070 in since I'm getting the same case and video card

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

the card fits barely. take your time installing the card and you'll have no issue :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Where you got those fans from?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

you can find similar fans like this from NZXT (AER) or Thermaltake (Riing). I got mine from a Chinese website, it's pretty cheap and serve the purpose. It's called Aigo A3 bundle, comes with a mobile app controller.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

could you please tell me what the name of this chinese site? I want to boy those too.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry for replying so late I don't think you're still looking for it at this point. Haha, but if you are, just go to aliexpress and search for aigo rgb fan.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. No problem but is aliexpress save?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You still have this build? I have the same case and have been considering that cpu cooler but it looks like it would be really tough to dust since it's such a tight fit. How has it been working out for you?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry late, lol but I usually just take out the cooler and dust it off separately. the case it not a problem, but the cooler is beefy af that I think it's better to take it out instead of doing it while still in case.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Np. Is it a ***** to install and take out?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Did your ram give you any problem fitting your cooler

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry late lol, no issues at all

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build, anyway im building a pc with same cooler and case https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xfwgRG it says that it wont fit, did you have to push yours real hard or modify the panel or anything?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build and I'm also looking to build in the same case with the same cooler. Was there much clearance after trying to close the case?

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

i built a pc with same case and cooler, there's literally no room left for anything, though it fits easily inside so no complains 10/10

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Which ram did you got with? Just want to make sure I don't have clearance issues.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

corsair vengeance rgb ddr4 3000mhz 16gb

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