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Summary Edit: This took awhile longer than I thought it would take to build this PC. I first bought the Inte i7 5930K 6-core from a friend that sold it to me for $150 less than original price during the summer of 2015. My original plan was to build the 5930K with GTX 980, but later found out that 980ti was released. Spent a little more for the Hydro GFX for the built in liquid cooling (other option was the Waterforce). The color choice came into play after I figured out I wanted the 980 ti. I didn't want anything too flashy. I think the subtle yellow fits perfectly for me (except that the case has some blue linings).

CPU: For the price i paid for, I couldn't go wrong with it. I do music recording and video editing as a hobby (gaming too). I think it'll serve its purpose for me well.

GPU: A bit overkill on my part I think. For an extra $150 and already forking out that much money, why not? 4k gaming is a real fun experience.

MOBO: I had no choice preferences on a particular mobo. I figured I'd just stick with the same brand, and same color wise. MSI has been good to me so far.

PSU: the PSU is a be quiet! 1000w platinum, not 1100w. I bought this at a good deal on black black friday. Looks and feels real nice. You could literally replace the sand bags you throw in the back of your car every winter with this.

CPU fan: Kraken x61 or the H100i GTX. Both with mixed reviews, but Kraken sounded so much cooler. It was a pain in the butt to set it up. My case literally had no headroom for a radiator and 2 normal 140mm fans. I replaced both fans with slimmer ones and BAM! No drilling was needed at all! It's very quiet.

RAMs: Just needed rams...but more rams. 3200MHz wasn't my particular choice, it was just the cheapest at the moment I bought it.

Monitor: I do some FPS myself, mainly CS:GO. Tested Asus and Acer both out at a local store. The IPS panel caught my attention a little more. 144hz is smooth...smooth like butter.

Mouse: I grew up playing with a microsoft mouse for maybe atleast a decade or even longer. It had the same design and feel. Took some time to get used to it, but it works well with me.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

The rainbow cables.... They actually look not-so-out-of-place. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

hah, I didnt realize it till now. I haven't tried messing around with the LED lights yet. It could probably make a difference.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what you set it at. Some colors tend to clash with others, always a part of non black/white (or just black or white) color schemes.

EDIT: If it's RGB

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm no smart person when it comes to computers, but I am wondering why you would get a 6-core 5th gen over 4-core 6th gen. Nice build though :D

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I had bought the 5th gen 6 core back in the summer of 2015 from a friend who sold it to me 150 dollars less than the original price. I had planned on building it before the end of last year. Decided to just stick with it. Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Which reminds me, OVER-CLOCK IT!!!!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

you might want to remind me again.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Over.

Clock.

It.

There, reminder set.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

OVER-CLOCK THE MOTHER FUDGER

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

In CPU's higher clock speeds roughly translate into better fps only up to a point. The 5930k is a little bit overkill on the cores and sacrifices clock speed. Personally, I would take a 5820k, 5930k or 5960X over a 1150/1151 based CPU any day. The 4790k is still the best gaming CPU out there IMO(even better then the 6700k). I think he is going for overkill and being able to say I have a 6 core computer.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

The last part is true, not going to lie. My other option would have been to wait for the 6th gen intel to come out, but I had already bought the 6-core. I do some music and video on the side, so it's a plus for me.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a killer deal though, 150$ off a 5930k. Yea i cant wait for the new 6th gen LGA2011-3 . I'm most likely going to get a 4790k though or maybe a 5820k. Haven't decided yet.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It definitely was. Best of luck with your build. :]

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Most 6th gen CPU are currently way overpriced for what they are. I am mostly talking about the i7.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. Also the newer motherboards tend to be really buggy for a while till they work out the kinks, especially when you try to OC. 4790k is practically the same as a 6700k, except on a tried and tested socket. You can toss one into a decent mobo and crank up the clock easily.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

In addition, he can over-clock it more for better speeds

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!

+1

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you have the radiator mounted on the top? If so I think you have your fans so that they pull air in instead of exhausting. You might want to turn them around :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Just checked. You are correct! Guess there's some work to be done tomorrow. Thanks for pointing that out!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I could be wrong, but shouldn't there be 1 stick of ram on each side of the cpu for x99? Can anyone else confirm?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Mobo reads both sticks just fine.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Is it running at the proper dual channel speed? Might want to consult the manual, just in case.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Just fixed it. Thanks for pointing out that error!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't entirely sure myself, but glad I tried.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

"High end" buys Razer Seagate and a be quiet! PSU

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That's right. I was more worried about it being too close to the CPU liquid cooling loop.

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