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"The Black Widow" Skylake Gaming Build

by Nigomas

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26 Comments

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Date Published

Dec. 8, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.61GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.0GHz

Description

This is my Red and Black Skylake gaming build. I really was excited to do this build and I wanted it to look very clean and as professional as I could get without much customization. I have some trial and error, one of that being that the motherboard has a bad RAM slot, so I had to RMA the board due to it being over 30 days since I purchased the board from Newegg. From that lesson, I have learned to test hardware when they come in, do not wait. The two Samsung SSDs are formatted in RIAD 0 giving me 1TB of SSD room. I have a M.2 drive for my OS and a 1TB Hybrid Drive for storage. I bought all custom black/red sleeved cables for all of my cables, including the I/O cables from the case. I painted the GTX logo on the video card red as well as the radiator. I lined the case with red lighting strips that really show off how damn RED this is. It is an over used color combo, but it was easy to do. I spent almost a full day just doing the cable management. Thanks for looking and hope you like!

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PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 4 points 9 months ago

+1 for the red geforce logo

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I need to take the card apart again and put some more paint on it. I also want to paint the bracket red to match.

DrakoGaming 3 points 9 months ago

10/10 One of the most beautiful PC's I have ever seen, probably because I love Red/Black gaming computers.

+1

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you.

Minghua 2 points 9 months ago

This is so good

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Thank you

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

+1 for the very pretty cable management, some of the best I have seen on here.

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

The cable management was something I really focused on because I have the glass panel case, both sides of the computer are clear and can be seen.

tomtomj2 8 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Very nice! +1

Any pictures of the build process?

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I will add more once I can get them on my computer.

SmackDataS 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Can't tell from the pics, but is that alloy cable holders? Nice job!

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

For the NZXT, I bought Red, Braided Aluminum Fuel/Oil/Water separators. Since they do not make anything like this for PC, I had to visit the auto parts and found what I was looking for there.

Razorwing02 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

See the case choice?

YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!! FEATURE TIME!!

+1, and I despise red and black. That my friend is an achievement. You should be proud of it. The PC of course.

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

The case I got was the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower. I loved the look of the glass panels and I have fallen in love with Phantek after my last build, so the case was an easy choice.

OMGriffinz 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

I believe the Aio has rgb lights all you have to do is change the color on NZXT CAM but I'm not 100% sure so correct me if I'm wrong. Although the GeForce logo needs more painting, this is a sick build +1

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

You are correct, NZXT has software to change the color of the logo on the cpu block. I have changed it to red. I will be repainting the logo red here soon, been enjoying playing games too much. Lol

steelenoose 2 points 9 months ago

Ewwwww that aweful red geforce logo. Did you color it with a sharpie? you still get +1 for this build :)

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

No it was spray paint, but im fixing it.

TheBlackPython 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

+1 for painting your two SSD's to look like 850 pros :D

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

The gray would not go with the theme, was not trying to mislead.

huffmanelite 2 points 9 months ago

Love the custom red geforce logo. Did you paint the backplates for PCI slots on the back of the phanteks case as well? Mine are white and I'm thinking about painting them black. May I ask what kind of paint you used? Thanks in advance this build is gorgeous.

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you. Yes, I did paint those as well. I just used spray paint, nothing special. But make sure you do sand the parts first, I did do that.

Solemnsong 2 points 9 months ago

Definitely really clean sharp look to it (bet it rocks for gaming!!)

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Yes, it does!

shadowbyte918 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

that cable management makes me so happy

+1

Nigomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks, I worked for about 15 hours to get it just right.

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