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This is my current setup. I love everything about my build from the Motherboard to the SSDs I have, I hope you enjoy it as well. The Asus Sabertooth comes with a great 5-year warranty and brings that nice clean finish to the aesthetics of the PC. In addition, the built in fans and minimal dust to MB components made it a must for me. Yes, some would say that is unnecessary, however i value those things over others. The Asus BIOS is super easy to use when over-clocking.

The i7-4790k Devil's Canyon was the best value before the i7-6700K came out. The 4790K is still holding its dollar value on online websites. Its minimal power usage and easily overclock-able to +4.5Ghz stable. Playing serious games and multi-tasking was not a problem. The Corsair Venegence Pro DDR3-2400 ramm, is what you would expect from ramm. XMP profile enabled since the Sabertooth only supports up to 1866. 32GB of DDR3 is more than enough to do whatever you want.

The Gigabyte GTX 1080 is just a absolute beast. ULTRA is the only way I play games and the reason I got a PC. Play the new DOOM on Nightmare mode with +160 FPS. The Witcher 3 on Ultra is something if you are a RPG lover it compares to no other. I had upgraded from the MSI Twin Forza GTX 980. People often ask me if that upgrade was worth it...And I always tell them it is hard to answer bc my PC is running more efficiently now thats 100% for sure. Performance is better, thats without question. At this point you are just trying to be a frame-rate nut trying to push it to the max. But have been playing games on Ultra settings is it worth another $750....I don't know, but screw it, you live once right.

The X61 Kraken is a very sweet looking cooler. NZXT comes with its CAM application that allows you to monitor everything at once or you can look at trends of CPU temp for example over the last hour/day/week. I know there are other apps/programs that do this but it works over WiFi and you can download it on your iPhone or android. It syncs with your PC giving you the latest info on whats going on with your PC. I changed out the front two 140mm fans, with the Thermaltake Riing 140mm. They are nice looking fans. The X61 also comes with a 4-way adapter to connect up to 4 fans of any size for monitoring. This is something that might not be mentioned by people but felt it was vital from a cable management standpoint.

The NZXT S340 case is sleek looking with a black finish and a large window so you can see your parts. I felt it was necessary to downsize to something like this. I was using a full ATX for the longest time and I just couldn't take looking at it no more (was too ugly/huge). This midsize case is fits a full ATX board without issue. The bottom of the case is covered so you do not see the PSU. the bottom of the window allows you to display two SSDs. Some SSDs like the HyperX Savage look nice, so I like to show it off. A serious CON I have with this case is that that you need to be picky on which cooler you use. There is really only one location to place them and that is on the front of the case. AND the cooler CANNOT BE FLIPPED around to show off you fans. The cooler hits the power button/USB panel on the uppermost part of the case. I even removed the 3.0 USB port to make more room, but after I did it, it looked stupid. And put it back.

The power supply cables I got from Amazon. There are a third party brand, but they were cheaper then the Corsair ones. The bundle comes with the 24-pin connector. I have so many extra cables from the kit that I can prob use these cables for another build if I wanted. I was skeptical in getting them just because it wasn't from Corsair but they worked perfectly fine and I am going to write a review on amazon for them since no one has.

This is my fourth PC that I have built. And still learning more and more on each one. Any questions feel free to ask. All criticism is welcomed.

Thanks for reading and I hope this helped.

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Bad choice on ssd but the rest is dope

  • 41 months ago
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Yea i know...lol That bad boy is old but still doing well! Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

might i suggest moving your front fans behind the radiator because:

1) the light from the fans will be more visible inside the case

2) easier to clean the rad because you don't have to remove the fans

3) it will give the tubing a little bit more slack

don't worry about airflow push = pull. The change is 100% for aesthetics/practicality. other than that smashing rig.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The X61 only fits this way. The NZXT bar that is to the left of it sticks out and prevent me from switching the fans. That is my only grip with this case. The radiator is forced to be installed this way.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

ah did not know that. good to know. my brother has that case

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

ok tell me what you think of the benq monitor. I'm building a pc right now a budget 6700k gtx 1060 and am debating between this and the new asus mg248q for around the same price. plz let me know i am in a rut

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

would the h440 allow room for a top mount x61?

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You!

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