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This is my Skylake build that I use primarily for gaming. I had no issues getting it assembled together every part worked like I'd hope it would with no RMAs required. I'd say the biggest challenge in this build with the custom extensions (ordered through MainFrame) was getting them to properly fit and still get the back panel on with no bulge. Also take note I have not overclocked this build as of yet. But this is it guys, this is my build. I also have custom painted the SSD drive bays red to give it some more flair and the PSU plate red to add some color to the back of the PC. Hope you enjoy.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is beautiful! I think you did a great job with choosing parts. Great quality and you did a very good job with the color scheme. I love the sleeved cables and the use of those awesome Noctua fans with the red anti-vibration pads. Also good choice getting a quality 850W psu for a future sli or something along those lines. All in all, awesome build! +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

appreciate the feedback :) put a lot of time into my cable management and making sure it all looked really clean. Only thing I plan to to do next is add some cable combs to make sure they stay positioned nicely.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I could tell you put a lot of effort into making it very clean. Great job. Cable combs are the thing on my list as well.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I also plan to add a 6th Noctua fan in the front to add to the pulling of air into my case, probably not needed but would be worth testing to see if it even cools anything by 1-2c at all.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Could've went for a smaller power supply aye? But a big applause for the cable management, looks beautiful

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

gives me room for SLI if I ever plan to do it in the future.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That makes sense. Good build!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

and gives you room for overclocking

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 my fellow msi fan!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the color scheme because red is the best >:D

Great parts you got there also, nice work.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not really keen on the positioning of the AIO, but it's a sweet a$$ build anyways.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont disagree, i had problems fitting it anywhere else. I dont want it pulling hot air in and i cant alide it down any further... So i was stuck with this configuration. Only thing i can do to fix it is to place the radiator in the front of the case (but again itd be pulling in hot air which i dont like the idea of) qnd place 3 fans along the top to pull the air back out and it would look a little cleaner. But for performance sake i stuck to this. Im open to opinions here.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? It wouldn't go a bit more to the left with the tubes facing the exhaust fan in the back?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, radiator+fan is in the way from my 980 Ti. :(

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, whatever...your build is still a piece of art! : )

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate it! I plan to move things around and see if I cant find a new positioning but itll require a day when I can sit down for an hour or two. If I do figure out something new I'll update photos.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful man, love the black and red combo this is exactly the kind of build I hope to do someday when I scrap together enough money lol. Custom cables look amazing as well great job

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

what are you internet speeds? and is your router have 3 antennas or just 2?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the SHP9500? My friends tell me it's the Jesus of headphones.

  • 44 months ago
  • 0 points

and cable management makes me cringe...

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

why so?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe cause its so good ;)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

well it is good taking a second look, but idk.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You dont know what? Im open to opinions on changes. If theres something you see dont be afraid to say it. :p

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm taking a second look now, I think when I wrote that first msg, I was thinking of another persons buy led, your cable management is pretty good. Lol I plan on making my build next year for $1700. I'm going to 2-way sli 970s, fractal design R4, Intel core i7 6700k, h100i water cooling, I can't wait, I know I'm going to be behind on current parts but I was aiming for power verses upgradablility, but my build will last me a while on good titles running good fps with 1080p+ I'm sorry if I got carried away there, but yeh good build +1.

  • 44 months ago
  • -1 points

nice but why single card and not 2-way SLI with 980s, or if not in budget then 970s

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

good portion of games do not support SLI and 1 980 is plenty. Also SLI for a hybrid becomes awkward with the radiators.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah it isnt. besides, you can play any current games up to 1440p 60 fps with this card. I see no reason to sli 2 980s unless you are going for 60 fps 4k which isnt really there yet in terms of solid monitors anyways so i stick to 1440p range and 1080p when i want that 144Hz.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, 2 970s = 1 980 Ti (more or less). I'd rather go with the single card personally since it's a crapshoot whether games will support SLI well.

  • 44 months ago
  • 0 points

and 2 970= almost double 1 980, and you can always disable SLI before you start up a game.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait wait, "2 970= almost double 1 980" are you saying 2 970 in SLI are almost as good as 2 980 in SLI?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, been offline for a while, but yes, there is a "5-20fps difference on 2-way Sli with 2 970s and 2 980s,

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, now that the 1080 is out, best to just go ahead and buy it for upgrades in the future, because the 1080 is much better

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