- ordered a NZXT S340 Elite case in white , NZXT Hue+, NZXT Aer fans and Kraken X62.
- added 16GB RAM Kit Corsair LPX for a total of 32GB.
- added pictures of my desk setup.
- new monitor: ACER XB321HK 32 inch 4K with G-Sync
- no Thunderbolt PCIe Card anymore :)
- added some new pictures
- changed all of the PSU cables to Bitfenix Alchemy 2.0 CSR black/blue, pictures comming soon!
- got an Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX
I sold my old pc and moved over to a MacBook Pro Retina late 2014 with a Thunderbolt Display. After some time, I missed PC gaming and was not very satisfied with the PS4, so I started to build a new PC. This is the outcome.
Because I already have a Thunderbolt Display from Apple I did not want to buy a new monitor for hundreds of dollars so I bought a ThunderboltEX II/DUAL from ASUS. With this card I can use the Thunderbolt Display on any normal PC with an ASUS motherboard that has a Thunderbolt header on it.
I sold my Thunderbolt Display for a good amount of Money so I could afford a new 4K monitor.
To play VR games decently, I used an Intel Core i5 6600K with the potential to overclock it in the future. A overlocked Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX should be enough to play VR Games on a newly aquired HTC Vive.
I got the Asus Z170-A because of the Thunderbolt header and nice aesthetics. It has SLI-support and supports my 3000mhz RAM. It has a very nice BIOS and good overclocking capabilities. The Thunderbolt header is not used anymore but its a very nice motherboard nevertheless.
The Corsair Vengance LPX 32GB RAM is cheap (at the end of 2016 not so cheap anymore), fast and very stable on 3000mhz. It looks good beacause its all black. I got the RAM on sale, so I saved a few bucks here.
The Samsung 850 EVOs are very fast SSDs with perfect performance for the money. The 250GB for the system, the 500GB for games. Most of my storage is on my 24TB NAS, so I do not need a lot of storage.
The case was originally a Pahnteks Enthoo Evolv tempered glass in silver. I switched to a Fractal Design Define R5 because I did not like the all aluminum body of the Enthoo Evolv that vibrates on sound if you have it on the desk which was very annoing. The Define R5 has a nice sleek, understated look. I removed the drive cages and the optical drive cage on the front for more airflow.
I chose the Corsair RM750x because its fully modular, black and white and has enough power for a second graphics-card.
The name for this build comes from Lelouch vi Britannia, the main charakter of my all-time favorite anime series Code Geass.
- ASUS Aura motherboard
- Kaby Lake
- M.2 SSD
Very capable processor.
Pros: - easy to install - compact and easy to mount at the back exhaust
Cons: - fans are very noisy - temps could be lower
Overall very nice motherboard with nothing to criticize. Wifi would have been a nice to have.
Pros: - looks beautiful - rgb lighting - performance
Cons: - not 2x8-Pin - louder under heavy load than a Zotac - 2 DP
Pros: - silent - nice cable management - relatively cheap - perfect build quality - very sturdy
Cons: - fragile top plates - drive cages are a waste - no PSU shroud/ something to hide the psu cables