Description

Used for dual screen 1080p gaming and also for various other tasks that I need it for.

First photo is what it looked like in December 2015, recently upgraded to an AIO for improved overclocking potential:)

4.8ghz 6600k 1525mhz core, 2125mhz memory on the 980ti

Part Reviews

CPU

Best bang for buck in it's price range. Easily beats the 9590 pile-driver at everything and is only slightly more expensive. Once overclocked it can match the performance of the 6700k in games. Have mine at 4.9ghz and it blows everything away.

CPU Cooler

Another bang for your buck, easily beats any corsair and other competing brands not just in cost but also in performance. £67 for a 38.5mm thick rad, and three fans. Keeps my cpu 20-25 idle and max of 45-55'c in games

Motherboard

Not the best Z170A motherboard out there, but it fits my color scheme and surprisingly overclocked my chip well. Had a few hiccups when I first got it which was the drivers fault, but everything has been smooth sailing since

Memory

Patented LED lighting. The first of the first to do it, and corsair copies them like they usually do. Not else to say other than Avexir are one of the top ram brands to get now. Match brands like G.skill and TeamGroup with ease and aesthetically pleasing for my build.

Video Card

Goliath of a card. Heavy 3 slot card, but packs one hell of a punch. Easily matches Kingpin and G1 performance. best £529.99 I ever spent.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Great setup OP, but i have to say that's some serious GPU sagging, you might wanna check that out to avoid damage to your motherboard

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah when I first got it, it wasn't sagging as much, it's because the two 8pins are coming in from the side, if they go through the underneath it helps push it up a little. I'm buying a support stand for it shortly:)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Another build with the A40 Ultimate. Good choice, though shouldn't the little fan be pointed the other way to help exhaust air out the back?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Aesthetically speaking it looks much worse. My rear fan still exhausts a lot of heat coming from the gpu and cpu though, as it's a pretty beffy 140mm Alpenfohn fan.

Also I can't even remember if it's pushing or pulling air in it's current position. I think I set it to pull air. But then again I could be wrong

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

various other tasks

Codename: p0rn XD

all kidding side, nice build +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Still needs a few more tweaks before I could call it ****;)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

where are you located at? i would love to have a galax gpu but i am in us good build +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

KAF2 = Everything outside the US, Galax = US

They sell them on their website http://www.galax.com/

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

United Kingdom! Paid £529.99 for it back in December during sale from overclockers.co.uk

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yea buddy they are not available here in us. i was thinking white theme for my next build. i think i am gonna have to go black and white .

i wonder how much shipping would cost to here

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Only other white cards I know off are the G1 gaming by gigabyte, and the msi armor card. I prefer Hall Of Fame though:)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

same here hall of fame is the most beautiful gpu they gotta start selling in us though ..

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a European/Asian brand so it's highly unlikely they'll ever fully stock them in the US properly. You can still buy them, but then the price of the shipping (that's if they will ship it to you) will come to more than that of a kingpin. I hate EVGA, and basically all the other brands. The only other white card that is in the same aesthetic grade as the hall of fame cards is the PNY GTX 980 OC PURE https://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-GeForce-PERFORMANCE-Graphics-PCI-Express/dp/B00OT5A7X2/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1470237188&sr=8-10&keywords=pny+gtx+980

That card is unbelievably good looking, but unfortunately, it was £40 cheaper than the 980ti which is why i got a bit iffy at the price. I got my 980ti for 529.99 which was on a great offer.

The new pascal hall of fames look so much better than maxwell. But I'm content with what i've got. If I can find another GTX 980ti V1 hall of fame for a good price, I will buy it and then I will do a custom loop for just my gpu's using white liquid, and black EK parts and so on. but i'll be looking at a good £1000 for two water blocks, tubing, and everything else. doesn't seem hugely impressive to me lol

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you even buy a 980ti for 1080p gaming. It's meant for 1440p gaming not 1080p

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Enough said xD

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the cpu cooler??? im a big fan of cryorig but i haven't seen anyone run that cooler.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

There's a few with it. I haven't posted my build yet but I run one. I can't speak for load temps because I haven't gotten around to doing that yet, but my CPU idle temps are low-mid 20C, occasionally dipping to like 18C or 19C. It mostly depends on the ambient temperature of my apartment, living 8 stories up without an AC unit in the living room gets pretty toasty.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Idles around 24-25'c H440 isn't the best for airflow but it's still decent, it's usually around 20-25'c in my room anyway hate summer for gaming:(

Highest i've seen it peak is 55-60 but that isn't a constant temperature, only seen that when playing Tom Clancy's The Siege. it fluctuates from around 40-45 then goes right up to 55-60 for like 10 seconds then pops back down.

In taxing games it never exceeds 50'c which is down right amazing for a 4.9ghz 1.345v 6600k.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

18-19c..... thats pretty damn good!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep in mind those are only little dips, it doesn't stay that cool for long. Anywhere from 20C to about 23C is more on point, which is still pretty chill.

I honestly don't know why the A40U isn't more popular outside aesthetic reasons.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Beats any corsair AIO and even beats some quad fan/360mm rad AIOS. Only cost me £67 which is why I HAD to get it. Down right dirt cheap for the buck. A40 ultimate is the best one of the lot, thicker rad over length.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I might have to try it out

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I might have to try it out

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

For anyone wondering what fans I use the front three are Parvum F1.0 120mm fans - https://www.overclockers.co.uk/parvum-systems-f1.0-performance-pressure-optimised-fan-white-fg-000-ps.html

The Parvum fans are a rebranded version of the Alpenfohn WingBoost 2 fans, as Parvum and Alpenfohn work together or something like that.

Rear fan is a 140mm Alpenfohn. https://www.overclockers.co.uk/alpenfoehn-140mm-wing-boost-2-plus-pwm-fan-fg-010-al.html

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

is the ram white or blue lighting effects?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The ram is white lights. It just looks blue from the photo. All of my LED'S are white :) You can also get that Avexir ram in other colors. search for their Avexir core dd4 series, comes in blue, green, white, red and I think yellow.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! awesome build btw.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Still need to add a second 980ti HoF when I find one for cheap! However it does get quite hot. and the fans are loud on the gpu when above 70% :( Might even get a custom loop for both of them when I get it

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

it cost me 529.99

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It comes to £1849.99 including both the monitors, but like I already had the monitors keyboard, headphones and so on. It cost me about £1400 for the full pc parts, and that's including my old Be Quiet Dark rock tf cpu cooler which was £65. (don't get it, bad cpu cooler!)

Also the cost of mine should be in pounds, but it wouldn't update. In US the cost would be more for the graphics card as you can't actually acquire them easily over there. For once I'm proud to live in the UK. i might pay more for my parts, but I can get one of the top end gpus that you guys can't haha