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ORIGINAL BUILD DATE - 12/06/2016

MOST RECENT REVISION - 8/21/2019

My tried and true gaming system recently just went kaput due to a short on the mobo. The new GeForce GTX 1070 was around the corner, figured now would be a great time to build a new system.

This is my beautiful new setup; 2nd custom computer I've built for myself. I had spent months planning and carefully selecting each part to get the best bang-per buck (keeping it on a budget since I pay the bills for two). I was lucky enough to receive well handled parts (no RMAs) and the total build time only took around an hour. Very happy with the outcome!

Color or theme was not a factor for me in the parts chosen. My computer doesn't require no flashy lights and bling. As long as it performs above and beyond expectations, who the f*** cares what it looks like.

The reason for the name "Deftone"... the band Deftones has been an absolute favorite.

If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments. Half the fun of building the damn thing is getting to talk about it ;)

Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5ghz - Currently OC'd to a stable 4.6ghz / 1.36v

Idle Temp: 29-30c / Kraken "Performance Mode"

ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX: 30c @ idle (OC'd)

ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX: 55c MAX @ full load (OC'd)


Cinebench R15 CPU Score - 759

Cinebench R15 OpenGL Score - 144.46


Passmark CPU - 10860 (92nd Percentile) [World Average = 57000]

Passmark 2D - 1148.6 (99th Percentile) [World Average = 568]

Passmark 3D - 13678 (N/A Percentile) [World Average = 2398]

Passmark Memory - 3054 (98th Percentile) [World Average = 1552]


Heaven GPU Benchmark FPS: MinFPS=43.6 / AverageFPS=121.8 / MaxFPS=272.6

Heaven GPU Benchmark Score = 3069



8/21/2019

+added extra 16gb RAM

+added M.2 Samsung 970 EVO 1TB

+replaced all fans with Noctua Chromax

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Love the gibson logo!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

As long as it performs above and beyond expectations, who the f*** cares what it looks like.

Words of wisdom. Nice looking build, +1.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the Gibson logo

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, are you sure you weren't trying to go for a blackout theme? Build looks absolutely beautiful man, even though you are stowing it under your desk, I can see you take pride in your work, and still made an incredibly neat system. +1 for sure

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You're too kind :')

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

SOOOOOOOOOOOO hot

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :P

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I am considering something similar for my first build but in an mATX form factor, such as a Thermaltake Core v21.

A few questions:

  • Is custom cooling only required if I plan to OC my CPU?
  • Did you consider getting a slightly less expensive motherboard to invest the difference in an HDD, as a 128 GB SSD isn't exactly bursting with space in an era where one AAA title can take up as much as 30 GB or more?
  • Did you get the PSU to give yourself room for SLI in the future? If not, could you have shaved a little off the cost by opting for a 500W PSU of the same quality?

Thanks for the nice build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Q: Is custom cooling only required if I plan to OC my CPU?

A: All-in-one liquid cooling units do a great job and are little no hassle. If you ARE planning on OC'ing... then it never hurts to spend a little extra on a nice CPU cooler. Going mATX, you can get away with using an 120mm AIO cooler like an Corsair H55 or similar. But for 120mm AIOs... they come close to the same performance as an air/fan cooler. It's really by preference and just doing the proper research to find what suits you best.

Q: Did you consider getting a slightly less expensive motherboard to invest the difference in an HDD, as a 128 GB SSD isn't exactly bursting with space in an era where one AAA title can take up as much as 30 GB or more?

A: I had a 1tb HDD from my previous build that i swapped to this one. The 120gb SSD is just for a quick boot, and a few games. My main Program/User storage was mapped to my 1tb HDD.

Q: Did you get the PSU to give yourself room for SLI in the future? If not, could you have shaved a little off the cost by opting for a 500W PSU of the same quality?

A: I chose the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold PSU because of the great power efficiency you get with the GOLD rated EVGA PSUs (Gold is a good middle ground for an "above average" user). And yes, I also plan on SLI'ing another 1070 into the build... one day :P

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome looking build dude!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Much obliged :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. Pretty similar to the build I'll be doing soon, in aesthetics at least.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/m3qKZ8

I bought all the parts last night after looking for components that suited me rather than being the best of the best. I originally going to go with the Strix 1070 since it matches the mobo but in the end I decided to save £80 and went with the Zotac 1070 AMP Edition.

I must admit though, it was a little silly on my part. Last night when ordering everything and changing my mind on the gpu I didn't really look at many reviews etc and since have seen mixed reviews. Hopefully mine is all good. I've also seen people say it's big height wise so that could also be a problem.

You live and you learn :p last night after wanting my own pc for at least 6 years I gave up and took the plunge... I went with the first 1070 that was black, fairly priced compared to others, and from a well-known make. I hope Zotac do me proud.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Your part list looks great! Although I may have not chosen those fans... industrial and expensive. You could have gotten a 2 pack of Corsair SP120 QE's for the price of each of those fans. But to all their own taste. Happy building :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

B-b-but... Noctua :p

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You could honestly get away with using stock case fans and get great performance (as I'm doing now, and have done with previous builds). Anything else is just for flashy enthusiast reasons :P

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. I just wanted some Noctuas... I'll be changing out the other 4 remaining stock fans later on.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The x61 comes with white fans. I wanted an all black look.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Cleannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn +1,000,000

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! My nipples feel violated

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

do you overclock the gpu?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

btw beautiful build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Not manually. I'm just using the Asus provided software to set it in performance mode. Max boosted is 2012mhz

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome, can definitely tell you put some serious time into research. I will definitely be using this as a guide for my next build.... I only have one question. Storage. You only have 120gb? Are you putting in a secondary hard drive? Because you'll definitely need to. So you should maybe list it on the parts list to get a more accurate price.

Also a price for the graphics card? People are loving this build because they think it's incredibly cheap. And for what it is, you did amazing on the price but the total price is definitely wrong.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU I used doesn't have a price on pcpartpicker. $469.99 msrp. Once pricing updates on pcpartpicker the overall price should update accordingly. Thanks for the feedback!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic looking build! +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, sir :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of temps do you get on the GPU? I'm thinking of getting one but temperature is a big deciding factor. Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 3 frontal case fans, 1 exhaust, and 2 fans pushing air up and out through a radiator. With that in mind... my 1070 STRIX which I have clocked to 1926mhz (+91) and Memory Clocl at 8128mhz (+120), under full load gets to about 50-55c.... idle is about 33-34c. The card stays very cool all on its own. The GPU fan(s) normally don't need to run above 40%. When streaming I manually set the fans to run at 65%. If you have any other questions or specifics, let me know!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Right when I saw the name for this build, I immediately thought of the Deftones haha

Nice build, +infinite for me

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of monitor(s) are you using with this build?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

(x1) Acer 144hz, 1080p (x1) Asus 60hz, 1080p

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the reply. It helps to give a complete picture of your build.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the Custom Logo done?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't custom. Just off Amazon

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! It is weird though because I have an r9 380 with i3 6100 and it beats this build by 8.43 points in cinebench R15 openGL. I was wondering if it is just lack of optimization with opengl for newer cards since it'c becoming more and more obsolete? Otherwise, great build!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Test is CPU bound and gives no insight into GPU performance, and gives inaccurate results about 80% of the time. Since my motherboard and GPU were very new hardware at the time of the test, some driver updates may have fixed some previous low performance.

Here's the updated results (137.16): http://imgur.com/a/1yufN

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Really clean build, it looks great. I'm thinking of doing something very like this for an upcoming build. Just have a question. I see the GPU is pushing towards the HDD trays and PCPartpicker is giving me a warning. Just wanted to know if you had to remove one of the trays for the GPU to fit? Thanks, and once again great build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, sorry for the late reply. I did remove my hard drive bays. They come out individually so you can pick and choose which ones to remove. This case also allows your to mount SSD's ontop/above the PSU. Everything fit together with ease, no hassle.