Description

This is a build I did for a friend of mine. Yes it is overkill.

She uses it for gaming and photo editing.

The reason for the drive cage being out and the power cables for the 980ti's going through there was because the cables wouldnt fit between the 980's and the sata slots. The 980's were a little too long for them so i put them around back.

I like to think this one turned out very good.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 4 points

Huge over kill for 1080 P monitors.

But the build has some nice parts. Monitors need to be 2 K or 4 K for this much power in the build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

or get and 29' ulrawide and make it a surround with these 2 monitors. . . . . I know its stupid, but just saying... XD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommended 1 high refresh rate 1440p monitor and 2 4k monitors but she wanted to drop the price a little bit and she decided to only get 2 monitors as 3 dont fit on her tiny desk for now.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build! When did anybody say overkill was bad. ;)

You should of went X99 if possible, it would actually be just as expensive if not cheaper to build a x99 build since the 6700K is still at it's whopping $400+ price range.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

While I agree with you on the processor side, sadly a X99 mobo start at $168 according to PCPP and a decent one (MSI and ASUS's X99A) start at $220... that is if OP can get a deal on it and that is another story tho...)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly would have went with the 5820k or 5930k if she was using it for content creation like rendering videos out and all that but she just wanted gaming for now so I went with something a little more efficient

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Not overkill enough M8 XD

+1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing skylake build, +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Stupid idea of mine: why not put your HDD in the 5,25" slot? I think this case come with an adapter 5,25 --> 3,5... get that drive cages out of the way and slap another intake fan at the front (nah, I think you've already done so with rear included fan...) to improve airflow...

And although it is overkill, it is pretty nice rationale box imo... well that is, the monitor is a bit... well... you know... another story if you have 3 of it and use it as surround tho...

But still... nicely done! +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if he can, since I dont see the samsung ssd anywhere yet. It might be on the back though

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

the ssd is just kinda hanging inside the drive cage underneath the hdd. the connectors didnt allow for a nice flush connection on the back.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh. Never thought about that. May possibly do in one of my next builds.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Buys 2 980ti's and gets 1080p

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This build was sponsored by: Gatorade

You need to make the product placement a bit less obvious next time

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I'll try lol. I was in the middle of building and remembered to take a picture.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

She's a lucky woman.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

hows the sound quality of the mobo?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

So far it seems pretty good. Havent had a chance to really play with it but its serving well.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I see you kind of had to do that with the pci e power cables, those Windforces are pretty long cards. Also I don't see the Gatorade in the parts list, just wondering how you incorporated it in. XD

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The water cooling lol

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I building something like this.
Is the airflow two intake on front and two exhaust up top?
Is that good enough?
I see people trying to fit in a rear fan and sometimes on on the bottom and they only have one GPU

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It should be enough because the front fans pull in air faster than the top ones can push out because of the radiator blocking more airflow so its pretty even.