Description

Recently built this machine for gaming.

ATM it'll be running on a 1080p monitor with an entry range/cheap GPU until Pascal comes out. Then, I might get a 27" 1440p 144Hz monitor with a GPU which has enough horsepower to make full use of the monitor's specs.

At first, I bought a Corsair H75 instead of the Dark Rock 3 but the installation was not "100" compatible since the screws that I used to fix the backplate were kind of short so I had to push on the pump's "brackets" and it damaged the mobo. Everything went well though with the DR3.

My temps are okay-ish around 65°C under load but I need an extra fan on my case (actually 1 on the front and 1 on the top).

This is my second build (first one was a 2500k + R9 280X) and I was really amazed by the case ; the cable management, the general ergonomy, the looks, the quality... A 10/10 for NZXT.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 5 points

Honestly, the jump from 1080p to 1440p is not that taxing on the GPUs. You could get away with a 980 or 980ti, but I don't blame you for waiting until this summer.

Very weird situation with your AIO cooler. You said the scews that connect your back plate to the pump were too short?

Nice looking build though. Should look into cable sleeve extenders and get rid of those ketchup and mustard wires :)

+1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing is, I also want to jump to 144Hz so I'll be needing extra horsepower. Yeah they were a bit short and I had to push on the brackets of the pump for the screws to connect to the hex screws used to fix the backplate.

Thanks, and yeah those wires are kinda weird but they're not that annoying for me :D

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you !

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

make sure to update ur build when u get ur GPU

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, would love a couple more pics.

Except that Samsung 840 SSD, so expensive it hurts me. That RAM too. Could easily get under 1K considering there is no GPU yet and you got the 6600K ( good choice).

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The Samsung 840 was a regular not a PRO version, I misclicked. And I got the ram for almost half the price it's showing

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

Were is your GPU ?

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Read the description before commenting, there are usually answers there.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Waiting for Pascal.

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

Pascal is not looking to be the next Titan X. They are not supposed to be great GPU's to my knowledge. I would go with a 980Ti or wait for Pascal. Your PC and it looks nice, hope you enjoy it :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Pascal is "supposed" to be a lot better than the Maxwell architecture. High Bandwidth Memory and butt loads more VRAM for 4k gaming.

Everything I've read says they will be better. However, we'll just have to wait for the benchmarks.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant do what you want basically xD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would the newest generation of GPUs not be able to top the last generation? Of course they will be great cards, technology is only advancing.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Not true at all. Case and point: Skylake. Offers VERY minimal performance advantages, but cost MUCH more than any previous processors (Haswell). The only reason people might upgrade is for the future proofing aspect. I personally went to Skylake just because it was the latest and greatest. But for people on a budget, old generation technology is still perfectly capable, and more sensible to buy.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Your argument does not refute mine. I did not mention anything about the newer generation being a better buy than the last, people have their own opinion on that matter and I respect that. However, you called my statement false then you trailed that statement saying that the newer generation is more technologically advanced than the previous - even if it is a minor improvement.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Again, not entirely true. But to keep this OP's build clean, i'm just not gonna reply after this. There's a reason why technology decreases in price every year, because new technology comes out. This is true in almost any product. The xbox 360 is now dirt cheap at walmart because the xbox one came out. Nobody wants it any more. They want the newest. However, your point does hold some truth. The 6700k's are extremely in demand, thus inflating their prices by ~$100. But the original retail is still going to be higher than any previous gen technology. The rule of thumb when buying a gpu on a budget is to wait a generation, because the price will almost ALWAYS get cut down.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I do not intend to play on 4k, and as I said I'll get something like a GTX 760/770/780 range while waiting. I'm just going to play less demanding games or just lower the graphics a little bit :D

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