Description

The Skull Knight is mainly a gaming and entertainment PC with aspirations to get me through at least the next 3 years with a few upgrades here and there. I'm currently using an old power supply from my last build, but plan to replace it with a Corsair AX860i when I get my second 980, which probably won't be for a while yet.

It plays everything I've thrown at it with maxed settings at 1080p, which is all I really want out of it. Ideally I'd like a high refresh rate G-sync monitor to tax the gpu at some point, but with the ROG swift still clocking in at more popsicle sticks than my GPU I'll just wait a bit.

The H100i is so much quieter than my previous first gen corsair pc cooler. The built in fan controller on the 600t also keeps things humming along at a whisper.

The RAM was a pure splurge on my part, no real need for it other than it looks pretty schweet. I need to do some work on the cable management still, the various USB and audio cables are sort of clumped around the bottom of the case and its a bit unsightly. Would like to get some individually sleeved power supply cables in a nice bright red as well. (The basic visual concept of the Skull Knight is a bone white exterior with pulsating red guts inside, need to add some RGB LED lighting as well, but hey I'm married and money don't grow on trees!)

UPDATE: I ended up going with an AX860 as opposed to the 860i since I really didn't see myself using any of the advanced features of the i version. I redid the interior cabling some and now the build looks a bit cleaner. Thus far is has been running smooth as butter. I'll try to put some better pics up at a later date. Next step is a second 980 followed by a high refresh rate g-sync monitor, probably the ROG swift or whatever its successor ends up being in the next year or so.

6/21/2015 UPDATE: Uploaded some better pictures! I also have an EVGA 980 backplate on order that should add a touch of class to the GPU.

Also, also did some light overlocking work. Got the i5 to a hair over 4.2 ghz with no sweat whatsoever. Could probably push it further, but haven't done a burn in test with AIDA 64 or anything yet. Also boosted the stock 980 clock rate by 100 mhz. Haven't done any serious benchmarking or burn in tests yet, but its been 100% stable through gaming and productivity applications.

6/27/2015 UPDATE: Well I figured if you're in for a penny, you're in for a pound and decided to finish this build off. I've got another EVGA GTX 980 SC on the way, and an ASUS ROG Swift monitor to accompany it. Backplates for the graphics cards too. There is literally nothing else I could do to this build now outside of a custom waterloop... to be continued?

also, might just repost this entire build after it reaches it's final form, with updated pictures and whatnot. SO EXCITED lol

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this looks good, you need to clean your camera lens window...

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Either my phone's camera is bad or I'm bad at using, either way the end result is before you. I'll try and dig up my old Nikon and take some better pics after I rework the cable management. Thanks for checking out my build!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Great choice of parts, just not a fan of your filtered pictures, gives me a headache. +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Just an FYI, I updated the pics with a better quality camera.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha ha filter. Nah, its just my HTC One M8's camera being awful. I should probably invest in a new camera... but I spend all my money on my pc.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build, Liked for Berserk

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the upvote! Coincidentally, I think I update my PC about as often as Miura publishes another issue of Berserk, lelz.