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i7 6700k/GTX 980 Ti 'Green Monster'

by Falopi

Description

This will mostly be used for gaming. Everything went together wonderfully. The only thing I will be changing soon is the noctua fan on the 212 evo. When I bought it I was not aware it would run at 2000 RPM all the time and it's quite loud! (but amazing air flow!) The SM951 is blazing fast and would buy another one if I had another M.2 slot! I don't normally post build logs or anything like that, however I'm quite proud of this one! :D Sorry the pics are not the best quality was using my Galaxy S4 >.<

Part Reviews

CPU

Amazing out of the box speeds!

CPU Cooler

One of the best in it's price range!

Motherboard

Has loads of features and was easy to cable manage with the boards layout!

Memory

Runs at advertised speeds, and is black! :D

Storage

Super fast! I was blown away at the speeds of this thing, I got read speeds of around 2.1GB/s!!

Video Card

Wow am I amazed with this card! It's heavy yet with the back plate it's so sturdy there is hardy any sag to the card! The ability to change the LED color is also a bonus!

Case

Very good experience building in this case, and it matched my peripherals! Cable management was a breeze in this case.

Power Supply

Very nice PSU, quiet, plenty of power, and modular.

Operating System

Super fast install on the SM951 256GB through USB 3.0 port.

Case Fan

Loads of air flow. Not able to control the fan and it runs at 2000 RPM all the time and is quite loud :(

Case Fan

Great fans. Green LEDs :D

Case Fan

Great fans. Green LEDs :D

Case Fan

Great fans. Green LEDs :D

Comments Sorted by:

havenlau 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

is there a reason your front fans are facing different directions?

mlach 4 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

There should be no reason for that. Both should be intake considering its push/pull on the cooler and rear exhaust. Glad I'm not the only one questioning it.

Falopi submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

I have noticed the mistake and fixed it, both are intakes as I intended them to be, was late when I was putting it together ;)

Falopi submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

haha I actually noticed this before I read it and have fixed it, thanks :D I also took off that noctua fan and replaced it with one of the original NZXT case fans. much quieter now :D

ryanmac2764 2 points 37 months ago

+1

I have the exact same motherboard (got it for $80 with a free mouse when it was on sale), i just ordered the 6700k, and already have the same cooler as well, very similar build to what I'm putting together. how is it working out for you?

Here's my list for you to compare

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/ryanmac2764/saved/#view=Gsqtt6

Falopi submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

It's amazing! The SM951 SSD really makes it so fast, and the 980 Ti just blows every game away!

FriskyTurtlez 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Nice green look to it, nice job fam

Falopi submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Thank you :D

Fahad78 1 point 36 months ago

How is that motherboard performing?

Falopi submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

No problems so far! I have not done any over clocking yet however

Falopi submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

I've done a very basic OC to 4.4GHz on the CPU and everything has been very stable with it. Very solid Motherboard for OCing it seems too :D

FormulaPC 1 point 32 months ago

After 5 months how is the motherboard?

Falopi submitter 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

Motherboard is going strong, have had 0 issues with it.

Othello_G 1 point 31 months ago

Hey when you connected your psu to your mother did you use all 8 pins on the CPU connector or did you only use 4?

Falopi submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

I used all 8 pins.

llamasbetrippin01 1 point 24 months ago

Hey if you plugged the Noctua fan into the CPU fan header, then you can change it's speed in the BIOS by editing the CPU fan speed, you may have mistaken the fan as "Case Fan" in the BIOS, that may solve your issue with it being on 2000 RPM all the time.

Falopi submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

It was plugged into one of the 2 cpu fan headers on the motherboard. Thanks for the response tho :D I ended up switching it out for one of the stock NZXT case fans and it works great.

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