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Hello world !
I'm a bit late, as I built this PC one year ago, but better late than never ! It was when the GTX 1080 came out.
I built this with two words in mind: silence and power. At the time, it was one the most powerful build I could make, since 1080Ti were far from being released, that's why I "only" have GTX 1080's. Silence was also really important for me, that's why I went with be quiet! for the cooling of this case.
I ordered some custom cables from Cablemod. They are really well done, and they fit perfectly the scheme of this build. In order to make it mine, I also added a custom made SSD cover in the front, as well as a custom SLI Bridge. Of course, the bridge is an original Nvidia HB Bridge, but I removed its cover to place mine instead.
Other than that, I game on an Acer X34 (3440x1440) OC@100Hz, with a Razer Mamba Chroma Tournament Edition, a Razer Blackwindow Chroma, a Razer Orbweaver Chroma, a Razer ManO'War Chroma, and last but not least, a Razer Firefly Chroma (you know, that crazy led... mousepad). I also have my back held by the amazing Noblechair Epic Leather.
Amazing CPU ! Even if it's a bit old now, especially with the new Extreme CPUs from Intel right around the corner, it does the job amazingly well ! The 12 threads are not really useful in game, that's why I overclocked it. I luckily hit a stable 4.7GHz, with decent temperatures. The main reason why I got this CPU was not to have an overkill one (well, maybe a bit), but because of its number of lanes. As I wanted a SLI and a M.2 SSD, a normal desktop CPU wouln't have fit.
I've been waiting for months for this AIO to come out. And the result was worth the wait, as it was better than my expectations. The pump is, literally, silent. Like nothing. No noise. At all. Never. I changed the fans to take some Silent Wings, which do an amazing job, being performant and silent at the same time. I put them in pull, from the top, to keep a positive air pressure in the case.
Amazing motherboard, the UEFI BIOS from Asus is, as usually, amazing, and the whole board looks really cool. It has plenty of USB ports at the back, really nice connectivity all around the board, and once again, I couldn't ask for more. I used to have a Rampage V Extreme, but the red accents wouldn't fit my blue/white/black theme. And it was an E-ATX mobo, which wouldn't have fit into my case anyways.
Erm... Okay. I just wanted to fill the 8 memory slots of my motherboard. I never use more than 12-14Go (hello Rise of the Tomb Raider).
Again, I was blown away when I tried it for the first time. The PC literally starts in less than 5 seconds, after the POST time. In order to keep it performant, this drive is totally clean and has only Windows 10 installed on it. All my games/software are on other drives
Amazing SSD. With a total of 5To of SSD, I got (I think) enough space for 10 years of gaming, so it's not too bad.
When I got this SLI, I was just... blown away. I used to play on a 60Hz 1080p monitor with a R9 290X, and with this SLI, it was just... Wow... 100Hz 3440x1440, with ultra graphics in almost every single game, I couldn't ask for more. The FTW Edition was ideal, for its silent fan when idling. And with my custom SLI Bridge, it looks really nice. I won't upgrade to 1080Ti's, because I feel like I'm not even using the full potential of this SLI. Maybe with the new VEGA, who knows ? Also, I never had the "OMG IT BURNS" issue with these cards.
Again, it's over-overkill, but I bought this PSU a looong time ago, when I was planning to get a 3-Way SLI of Titan X. It was before Nvidia announced that it was not possible to have more than 2 cards in SLI anymore, so yeah, it was a while ago. But at least, the fan never spins, and gues what.. It's silent !