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Was so excited to get my hands dirty finally into a build and this was the result. I definitely know that I went overkill on some stuff but was going for a very cosmetic look so I put a bit extra into it just for that. I'm just currently waiting on my RAM, WiFi card and two more fans and the build should be set. I will update some more pics when I get it all completed and set into my room.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 6 points

Noice. +1

But move your GPU up to the top PCIe slot.

  • 50 months ago
  • 0 points

I had it up there when I first put it in but one of my friends made the comment about it covering up the bottom heatsink. Thoughts?

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Use the first slot for x16.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Especially with a 960, it won't make any real-world difference. Maybe in some edge case. As long as it's in an x16 slot, it's fine.

Personally I use the top slot because I think it looks better, but this isn't really an issue of performance or airflow. The chipset never gets that hot and the card itself isn't exactly starving for airflow.

Your choice.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Covering the chipset heatsink shouldn't cause any issues.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Just read your description, I spent a good 2 minutes telling myself I was blind for not seeing RAM in the photos haha

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah hopefully they'll come in soon so I can add those bad boys in!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Straightforward build; perhaps overkill, but there's no silliness with the components anywhere and it ought to have plenty of performance down the road. Nicely done.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks alot it was definitely a blast getting to build it!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

If you ever consider upgrading your GPU, I would recommend this card because it goes really well with your color scheme.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I was honestly thinking about getting that one when I was setting up the build here, I might actually reconsider it now that you mention it. I was so on the fence about it. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Hope your build looks awesome-er once your done with it!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Or he could just go with another 960 4GB.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang Id never spend that much money on a motherboard.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Never say never. :D If you want X99 especially, then you going to have to pay $200 for a mobo.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL. Why not? How often do you change mobos?

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Every 4-6 hours

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Very slick very cool ! I love it, how long did it take you to build it

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It was built within a matter of two days. I did it during my slow hours at work with my bosses permission lol. It was just a big learning curve for me on the water cooler but once it was in it was pretty sweet. Just waiting on that RAM!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Perfect balance in budget +1

Mobo is a little more on the expensive side but overall very nice

  • 50 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks! Yeah like I said it was definitely overkill on some things but once I was introduced to the mobo I just HAD to have it. It's a neat looking motherboard for sure!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, great deal on that i5, thats like $30 cheaper then it normally is!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha it was one of those "right place at the right time" moments. Microcenter had actually just updated their prices at the end of January. Went inthe first of Feb but their price sticker had not been updated yet in store and so they were obliged to sell it to me at that price!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! lol

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, i especially like the color scheme n.n My only thing is a i hope you plan to upgrade to a k skew processor in the future for da overclocks with the motherboard you have. and yea like johngerges said, top pcie slot cause it's x16, though the heatsink is nice, not as nice as your GPU anyway :) especially if you go with the red and white asus 970. +1

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I might just go back and switch out the GPU for the 970. Been getting alot of suggestions for that and with not much price/performance difference.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Liquid cooling on a non-K CPU? :(

  • 50 months ago
  • 0 points

I mentioned it was a bit overkill on some things. The liquid cooler was especially overkill like you said for a non-K cpu but my current budget just didnt allow for that and I was willing to sacrifice it for now to get my sweet "cool" rig effect to impress my friends. But a OC CPU is most definitely in my future for upgrades!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess so. I never thought that a K CPU was that much more expensive. I would've done air cooling with a CPU

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

So for a good starter to play all the games, would an i5 processor be okay

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It's very situational on the games you're playing but for the most part yes it is! What kind of games are you trying to play?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm more of a shooter type of person so like the latest shooter games but I play league of legends, war thunder, and world of warships

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Shooter games don't need much CPU power cause most fps games just load the map once at beginning and you just play on the map without anymore map rendering like a mmorpg would have to do. Same applies with league of legends, war thunder, and world of warships where the map just loads once.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay cool, and on the other hand. Will the Intel i5 6600k be okay for streaming?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5 6600k is fine for gaming + streaming but you should overclocked that 6600k (I'm assuming you mean live streaming the games you play and not streaming videos). The extra threads in an i7 is useful and is nice to have but not needed.

Assuming you're not doing something like what Linus did in his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GgDZKGA89I.

I think this thread provides a really good answer: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2788716/6700k-6600k-gaming-streaming-recording.html

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 similar to my build. Gorgeous mobo. No HD though? Very nice otherwise.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

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