Description

WE built this machine for a customer who wanted to get into PC gaming from console based gaming and handle his daily workload. He is only playing on a 1080P screen but wanted very high visual performance for his budget. The breakdown is as follows:

CPU: We went with the Intel i5 6600K because of his usage/budget. With only minimal multitasking and gaming it is more than enough to handle what hes after and can overclock to improve performance.

MOBO: For the price and the look! The MSI Z170 Krait motherboard is a fantastic product. Its provides the ability to overclock and has great built in audio as well as all of the Z170 chipset features.

Graphics: As mentioned earlier the customer was focusing on 1080P and wanted performance with a budget in mind, this made the GTX 970 the clear choice. With its 4GB GDDR5 memory and maxwell architecture it'll handle his workload and casual gaming.

PSU: EVGA makes great things...enough said here.

Cooling: As some of you know, I'm an avid water-cooling enthusiast. This customer was very specific on his machine running quietly, performing great, and looking as good as it costs. The Predator 240 from EKWB and the 970 waterblock make this rig very quiet and cool, with the ability to overclock and get more performance out of each part. The Evo blue koolant and the cables just dress it up to match his last point about looks.

Overall the customer loved the build from the looks to the performance and has come back to our store about 4 times since talking about new games hes purchased and how much better PC gaming is! (Master race got him!)

Thanks for taking the time to read this, the PCPP community is amazing.

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Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

i am always impressed with aion. +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Simply Beautiful +1, definitely my next case.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

That is one impressive build. It looks $3000+. Perfect specs, and excellent liquid cooling for the price.

+1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

y no ssd

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You can see one on picture no. 5.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

altex?!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

THAT IS ONE SEXY CASE

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't believe seeing an Inwin case without grommets...these cases cost an arm and leg.

Always a great looking piece with Inwin's ...love it!! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious where the reservoir is? I don't see it in any of the pics.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Its built into the radiator with the Predator unit

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, nice.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Once again we are all jealous of your building skills. Can you please not make us feel so bad about our systems ;-;

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

WHY U NO FEATURED?!?!?!?!?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi , very nice PC !! One question: a radiator 240 is it you enough to cool cpu + gpu ?

I ask this in assuming a 6700K I7 and 980ti without overclocking .

Hoping for an answer, Thank you

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

General rule of thumb is a 120 rad per component, that being said the more rads you have the better temps you will get. In this case, the loop is very short and the predator has a full DDC pump in it. We ran into no issues cooling the 6700K and 970. Idle temps sat around 20 and didn't get higher than 45050 under load.