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Waiting for my new GPU to arrive - there is a global delay on custom cards :( - 1st of July! :(

Edit: I have got the Zotac AMP Extreme instead of the EVGA FTW as they were in stock and will arrive tomorrow Edit 2: Card arrivied and installed. I get 2075 boost out the box when I played Battlefield 4

To be continued....

I've had my own PC's in the past but with friends helping me build them. This time I have done it myself! It took me quite some time, roughly 2 evenings slowly putting things together and reading manuals, watching YouTube vids, etc. This Build did not have a DVD/CD/Blue-ray Drive as I wanted to install from USB however I struggled greatly with this as the USB ports only worked for keyboard/mouse.

So after trying various things that didn't work, my end solution was to put the boot drive into my old PC and install from DVD. This is not the best way of doing windows installations but it worked and I had to copy my drivers onto the HDD before putting it into the new build.

Another thing, was that my RAM, was not showing it's true speed (2100 MHz) and after some research I found that I had to enable XMP in the bios and it is now running at 3000 MHz. I was quite scared about installing a liquid cooler too but managed to do it (with some difficulty as I'm noob).

My previous setup had Windows 7 so just used that DVD and then upgraded to windows 10 which took ages to install. Downloading Win 10 was fast, preparing up to 99% was fast but only after going to bed and waking up, had it finished - the screen would not display anything but i could see HDD activity so I reset and then I could complete the Win10 Installation.

I will probably purchase some LED lighting and custom braiding in the future but I'm happy for now as the 400c hides cables nicely behind the motherboard.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel yah waiting for the 1070 customs

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually don't like the design of the Founders that's why i want custom. The wait is killing me :(

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

You could use the MSFT media creation tool to create a bootable Win10 USB then do a clean install to the system. There may be still be an issue with the USB drives but Win10 is pretty solid on out of the box USB 3.0 support.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, will try that!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

And be prepared for a looooong download window

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad that pain is over now!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It should take a win7/8/8.1 key on install but you can skip that section and have it activate automatically or input the key once booted into windows.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I didn't realize this until I was finished, thanks though :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

custom sleeving would definitely give your build a cleaner look, something like a tri color scheme black grey and white, great build and taking advantage of the new gpus +1, the icing on the cake is being able to finally slap that 1080 in hahaha.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

My build budget was stretched as is, so will just save a few bob then I'll get some custom sleeves, thanks for the suggestion :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

also noticed your OC in the advance menu try and disable the intel turbo boost and lower your OC to 1.28v and change your load line calibration so you it doesn't lower you vcore voltage that way its supplying your cpu with a clean and stable 1.28v see if its stable.. As a rule of thumb you always want to use the least amount of voltage for your OC helps with thermal besides you just dont want to go over 1.40v.

i'm running my 6700k at 4.6Ghz @ 1.32v with turbo boost and intel speed step disable its a 24/7 OC cpu no issues since it was slapped in. Something to play around with free performace is always good

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Can this run ark survival evolved

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a game i'm interested in but pretty sure it will

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hows the Dell monitor treating you? Trying to decide whether to go with that or one of the new Predator/ROG IPS monitors when I make the upgrade

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great monitor but it's purely for gaming. I went for it as it was on a special and it was the cheapest 144hz Gsync monitor out there. I also got it for it's aesthetics, it's a very clean looking monitor.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Your first build? Jesus How long did it take you? I start my first pc build tomorrow? What were the hard parts?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it took me roughly 2 days from unboxing to installed programs. I took my time, making sure I'm doing things right, especially doing the CPU cooler. You don't really care for time if it's a first build and it's very enjoying

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Any suggestions? I have no real experience with OC

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

im running 4.6ghz at 1.350v. Every chips different but your voltage does seem on the tad side if its still stock. Mine was 1.284v when stock.

Go onto youtube and look at some of the skylake over clocking guides. its such a simple chip to do. at your voltage it may be just a case of upping the CPU core ratio to 46/46 and you might be good to go.

There's a lot of stability testing involved after that but have a look at some guides. you've built a full rig mate, overclocking will be easy for you!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I'll do just that!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Turbo

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Via Asus AI Suite 3

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, yeah the VAT increase is insane :/

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Went from 26c to 30c Idle and around 40-45c on Load. That's only at 4.2Ghz. I wanna try 4.6Gz when my GPU arrives

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet thanks

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