Description

Currently busy moving. I'll get in-depth pretty soon once I'm settled in a bit... More Images also coming soon

I haven't been able to settle down recently which is why I'm still yet to post an in-depth description, however, I have been answering a lot of questions while on the go. I guess I'll just copy and paste some of them on here so they can be found easily. So if there's anything you want to know, comment and I'll make sure to reply. SO ASK AWAY!

Q&A:

Q: How is the Hue+ working for you? The Hue+ is amazing and is definitely worth the price. If you're still on the fence, check out HardwareCanuck's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f80fo4omKU or Randomfrankp's video :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Uvex2PxDk

Q: Where did you get the 1070 at MSRP? I got my GTX 1070 from Jet.com. They were giving UP-TO $50 discounts on first-time purchases plus extra discounts for forfeiting free returns and/or paying with a debit card. I think the deal is actually still up. Here's a direct link if you need it: https://jet.com/search?term=gtx%201070

Q: Where did you get the black cable combs? Thanks! That's exactly what I was aiming for so I'm glad you like it. I got the Cable Combs from eBay. There are a lot of them being sold on there for relatively cheap.

Q: How loud is that corsair h110i? I'm quite impressed with the sound levels of the H110i GTX. It is certainly not completely silent but when it gets loud (not really), it's more like a little hum in the background. It's certainly one of the most silent I've come across so far. While idle or performing simple day to day task, the whole system is practically silent especially since there fans om the 1070 ftw edition only ramp up at certain loads/temps.

Q: What voltage are you pushing and what did you use to stress test? I'm currently pushing 1.395 volts to the CPU. For stress testing, I ran Prime95, Intel Extreme tuning utility, and Cinebench (though it's actually for benchmarking) and a whole bunch of other stuff. I didn't let prime95 run for too long because I was really skeptical about using it in the first place which I'm sure you know why lol! I haven't attempted going any higher with the CPU clocks because I don't want to go over 4 volts on the CPU but I'm sure I could. I think going over that isn't healthy for the overall lifespan of the CPU. Actually, I'm considering dialing it down to about 4.7ghz for day to day usage just for the benefit of the doubt

Q: Not to be rude but I would upgrade storage cuz for me 250 won't cut it but it's up to you man. Whatever suits you. I actually deliberated a lot about the storage because I'm actually quite a bit of a storage ***** myself but I was sticking to a strict budget and decided to prioritize on getting all the critical elements of the build before expanding the storage later on. Besides, I have tons of external storage and a laptop and don't immediately need that much storage at least for a while. The speed, however, was of paramount importance. That was my thought process behind going for a 250GB SSD.

Q: I see you don't have thermal paste do you need it? The liquid CPU cooler I used (H110i gtx) comes with pre-applied thermal paste so I didn't need it. Most popular liquid CPU coolers come with them these days.

Q: Did you have any trouble with the management? You should definitely just go for cable extensions and save the extra for something else. Getting the cables that clean certainly takes more time but is definitely worth it when you're done. What I basically did was neatly bundle up the power supply cables and zip-tie them together and then I tucked them under the power supply shroud. Another thing that will make cable management easier is to take care of the cables one or a few at a time instead of trying to bundle up all the cables all at once in the end.

Q: How is the motherboard? only reason why I didn't go with it for my white themed build is because of the DDR4 slot max mhz was only 2400 or something. The motherboard actually has no problem handling higher memory frequencies. Is handling my 2,800mhz memory (XMP enabled) with no issues although I booted with just one RAM stick before adding the rest. I believe it can comfortably handle up to 3200mhz.

Q: I would like to know which case that is Yeah you're right it's silver in colour. The case is the Phanteks Enthoo Evolve ATX tempered glass but the newer Galaxy Silver Edition. The pictures honestly don't do it justice...looks way better in person.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 7 points

favorite build i have ever seen ever

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Glad you like it!

  • 36 months ago
  • 5 points

I will literally die inside if this isn't featured by the time your done with the desc and images

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 5 points

I want more cable management shots

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha I just put up some more photos

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

beautiful

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build dude. Like the use of the combs, makes everything look very nice.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Good on you for actually showing your cable management from the back. Almost every build on here only shows the front, where it may look nice, I want to see the back to see what is going on behind the scene. It annoys me, because lots of people use extensions, and I think are scared or embarrassed to show the back, probably because it's messy. I just can not give a +1 to someone who doesn't show the back side. This is a beautiful build. +1 to you sir.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! appreciate the acknowledgement for my hard work on that cable management.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

truly a vain system, i like the pictures of the tglass enthoo and the fabric cables :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. Great build and cable management.

Great selection of pieces for the price.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. How is the Hue+ working for you? I love the cable management and custom cables, also loving the case. You got my +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! The Hue+ is amazing and is definitely worth the price. If you're still on the fence, check out HardwareCanuck's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f80fo4omKU or Randomfrankp's video :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Uvex2PxDk

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

This is my favourite build

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Stunning build without going overkill. Seriously, one of the only builds that I've seen of this caliber that doesn't cost $2500+

+1 for a well planned and perfectly executed build.

PS: Where did you get the black cable combs?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! That's exactly what I was aiming for so I'm glad you like it. I got the Cable Combs from eBay. There are a lot of them being sold on there for relatively cheap.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet black and white build bro. Not to be rude but I would upgrade storage cuz for me 250 won't cut it but it's up to you man. Whatever suits you

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I actually deliberated a lot about the storage because I'm actually quite a bit of a storage ***** myself but I was sticking to a strict budget and decided to prioritize on getting all the critical elements of the build before expanding the storage later on. Besides, I have tons of external storage and a laptop and don't immediately need that much storage at least for a while. The speed, however, was of paramount importance. That was my thought process behind going for a 250GB SSD.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I have been looking at this case for a while with the same brand card and the same CPU cooler.

You LEGEND, thank you for posting.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, glad I was able to help!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

How loud is that corsair h110i?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm quiet impressed with the sound levels of the H110i GTX. It is certainly not completely silent but when it gets loud (not really), its more like a little hum in the background. Its certainly one of the most silent I've come across so far. While idle or performing simple day to day task, the whole system is practically silent especially since there fans om the 1070 ftw edition only ramp up at certain loads/temps.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

In before it gets featured ;) +1!

Amazing looking build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable management game so strong! 10/10

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

very very nice build. I love it!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! When I saw the pictures originally I thought, here we go again another $3-4k build that the average joe can't touch. Impressed and pleased with the quality and price. +1 for sure.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Glad I was able to break away from the norm!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I always like how most of the Phanteks cases have a covered basement.

+1 for an awesome build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

i freaaking love that case its so nice

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome! Where did you get the 1070 at MSRP? +1!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I got my GTX 1070 from Jet.com. They were giving UP-TO $50 discounts on first-time purchases plus extra discounts for forfeiting free returns and/or paying with a debit card. I think the deal is actually still up. Here's a direct link if you need it: https://jet.com/search?term=gtx%201070

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Anytime!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I literally had the same vision for my build and parts, except i have a 6600k, gtx 1080, and dd4 dominator memory. I should be done building mine once i get my gpu shipped, been holding on to a lot of the parts for over 4 months. Great build mate.

At first i was planning on going with a full cable set in b&w, but i might just go for the cable extensions after seeing your build, thanks. Did you have any trouble with the management?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate! You should definitely just go for cable extensions and save the extra for something else. Getting the cables that clean certainly takes more time but is definitely worth it when you're done. What I basically did was neatly bundle up the power supply cables and zip-tie them together and then I tucked them under the power supply shroud. Another thing that will make cable management easier is to take care of the cables one or a few at a time instead of trying to bundle up all the cables all at once in the end. Goodluck!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you purchase the bundle cable bundle I'm having a hard time finding them.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you mean the sleeved cables extentions? If so, I got them from Newegg. Here's a link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=PHANTEKS+SLEEVED+CABLE&N=-1&isNodeId=1

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

Exactly what I was looking for thanks :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice overclock on the CPU! What voltage are you pushing and what did you use to stress test?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently pushing 1.395 volts to the CPU. For stress testing, I ran Prime95, Intel Extreme tuning utility, and Cinebench (though it's actually for benchmarking) and a whole bunch of other stuff. I didn't let prime95 run for too long because I was really skeptical about using it in the first place which I'm sure you know why lol! I haven't attempted going any higher with the CPU clocks because I don't want to go over 4 volts on the CPU but I'm sure I could. I think going over that isn't healthy for the overall lifespan of the CPU. Actually, I'm considering dialing it down to about 4.7ghz for day to day usage just for the benefit of the doubt.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I was running my 6700k at 4.6GHz at 1.385V with full stability on RealBench and Cinebench.

Then I got Prime95, which I was suspicious of with the whole Skylake bug thing, and I couldn't stay stable. Even at 1.4V I couldn't hold 4.6GHz for more than about 10 seconds.

I eased off to 4.5GHz at 1.35V and I'm rock solid stable even on Prime95.

I must say, you got a nice chip to pull those numbers!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the motherboard? only reason why I didn't go with it for my white themed build is because of the DDR4 slot max mhz was only 2400 or something.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

The motherboard actually has no problem handling higher memory frequencies. Is handling my 2,666mhz memory (XMP enabled) with no issues although I booted with just one RAM stick before adding the rest. I believe it can comfortably handle up to 3200mhz.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

dang dude. wouldve gone with this easy instead of the z170 A since I have an open case

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah dude I ramped up my ram to 2800mhz still no issues. The Z170 A is pretty cool too though.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello! First I've to say nice build!

But I would like to know which case that is? It doesnt seem to be the "full glass black" - one. At the pictures it looks like the silver edition. But is there a "silver full glass" - one?? Hope u ll reply and again, great build! GG

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah you're right it's silver in colour. The case is the Phanteks Enthoo Evolve ATX tempered glass but the newer Galaxy Silver Edition. The pictures honestly don't do it justice...looks way better in person. Haha GG2!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This buil makes my fingers itch to get sleeved cables, watercooling etc.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the custom cables and cable combs? I'd appreciate it if links could be provided.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Really cool build.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

aswome build man i recommend you submit ito pc wars on a youtube chanel with over 800,000 subscribers his name is tech source you can win over 100 doallers and a plaque singed my him

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

New to building pcs. I see you don't have thermal paste do you need it?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The liquid CPU cooler I used (H110i gtx) comes with pre-applied thermal paste so I didn't need it. Most popular liquid CPU coolers come with them these days.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the h100i v2 come pre applied?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it does

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How long would that samsung 850 evo 250gb last?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! I'll be using this as an inpiration for my build later in October!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That white mobo tho.... Damn son.

And cable management, and colour scheme, and cable sleeving, and the case, and the AIO, and the, and the, and the.....

What a good build. I have been looking at the new MSI b150m Mortar Arctic that's coming out (white pcb) coz you have kinda the same colour scheme as I want, and hope my build looks as good as yours (not likely tho!) +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so well done! I have the same case in grey, and I've been eyeing this mobo as a Skylake upgrade base. I really don't need to upgrade though, so I might just drool at yours a bit and pretend mine is this one.

I love the sleeving, how everything is white and black, and that cable management is just obscene. That's a damned fine piece of work, and if I do upgrade, I'm using this as inspiration.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I am in love!! This is honestly as close to my planned build i have come across, absolutely stunning!! (psu and gpu will differ)

Cannot wait to hear an in depth description of build!

+1+1+1+1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad. Not bad at all

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

******* nice

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

random pet peeve. your battery on your mobo isnt straight.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL! now that's funny, wonder why I'm just seeing this comment.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Its beautyful...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I have pretty much the exact same build, but I didn't overclock my cpu. Are you having cpu heat issues? Mine is wanting to hover around 80C under stress test. I tried reapplying new thermal paste and had the same issue. I'm running the corsair h115i.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you disable the FTW logo? I don't like its blue light.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, don't even know. It could have been disabled while I was messing around with the XOC software or could also just be a hardware problem but I like it too nevertheless.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Why anit this featured yet

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

So hype for in depth description

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! I love your build. It's simply beautiful!

I'm about to build my first computer ever with help from a friend and was thinking of using yours as the basis. I had a few questions which will probably sound pretty stupid since it's my first time.

1) do you have enough room to add a 1 or 2T hard drive on top of the 250SSD in that case?

2) Do you also have enough room to add a second video card should you get crazy and want to?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

You really should've gone for a higher voltage PSU, not only for future proofing but also to make sure that it can handle anything without problems. I'd recommend an 850W or something.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the power supply fully modular? also really nice build with superb cable management!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

First thing I want to say is this is an amazing build, and good job! Secondly I wanted to ask how you went with installing the 2666 ram on the 2200 native motherboard. I'm looking to pick up both of those parts, did you just plug and play or did you have any trouble during the set up?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

what do you use the black cable combs for? sorry for the dumb question new to the whole building Pc's seriously in love with this build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

would you still say this is good now?

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