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CPU - 6700K, runs like a cheetah after its prey. Motherboard - Asus Maximus Viii Hero, what can I say....awesome..... G Skill Trident DDR4-3200, not only does it rock, the color scheme works well with this build. CPU Cooler, I chose the Corsair H100i GTX and installed lower and upper fans for a pull push system. The GPU was a love hate situation. I first got the EVGA GTX 970, but ended getting the MSI GTX 980. I cannot complain. The MSI was such a better mistress, enticing me with her twin frozen glowing mass of power. I gave my son the 970 to replace his outdate video card. In the end, all were satisfied.
I am using the EVGA 850 Gold PSU to power my machine, all well stuffed in the Fractal Design R5 windowed case.
OS Windows 10 is installed on the Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB I also installed a 1GB Western Digital Caviar Blue for video, pictures, and music. I purchased the Asus Blu-Ray writer and added alternative power supply, in red.

Temp from Asus monitoring system on Motherboard

CPU - 26C Motherboard -30C PCH - 40C

Currently running 7% overclocked until I lean more.

Made some changes to the build and now running SLI on two MSI GTX 980 GPU. I also purchased the Asus Swift PG278Q monitor. The addition of another GPU now runs a little hot with an increase approximately 5 to 10 Celsius across the CPU, Motherboard, and PCH, all acceptable ranges. The PC runs without hiccups and I am extremely happy with the additional parts.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but the only thing I am wonder is why the GTX 980 instead of an r9 390x or an AMD equivalent?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Just preference, I like Nvidia's GPU architecture. When you compare graphic cards of this caliber the difference is so minimal the average person, like me cannot tell which is superior. In the end, its just preference. I have no hang ups choosing the 980, and I am sure the 390X is a great GPU, and thank you for the compliment. It took me several days to figure out the cable management, even thought the backside looks like a jungle.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I see, certainly the 980 provides better performance per watt, and usage over a few years will save you money. For 1080p which is what you seem to be interested in, I don't think you will have any problems at all, and even at 1440p it can do well, but at 4k where the 512 bit r9 390x has higher bandwidth and 8GB of GDDR5, you may start to see the effects of 256 bit 4GB GDDR5. The backside doesn't look too bad and it is quite organized with those Velcro straps. By the way, do you intend to overclock your 6700k?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I do. Testing out the system slowly. I am using the preset OC from the motherboard. Currently wetting my toes at 7% OC. My next slow steps will be edging the GPU.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a nice build! :-)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

oh my god they have 1GB hard drives. JK nice build dude. there is not much of a difference between the 980 and the 390X

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build. Ain't too sure with this push/pull airflow, which way round are your SP120's and AF140's with the push pull config? Thanks