Description

First Time build used for gaming of course as well as video rendering, editing, and CAD. Along with the usual everyday activities. This is a beast of a PC but I got to say I love it. I have always wanted to build a PC since I was in my teens but funds and life made that difficult, now I do not have to worry about either anymore.I do not do super demanding work but I did want to be able to make sure my pc was plenty powerful enough to do anything I threw at it and keep up with games that will be coming out in the future.

I put this build together over the course of about 4 months or so as I was slowly waiting for parts to go on sale or researching the heck out of everything I could before I pulled the trigger. I started off first buying the Case I wanted which I wanted to have options with and possibly be able to add water cooling to in the future if I ever got comfortable with that idea. I went my rounds deciding i5 or i7 then I somehow found a decent price for the i7 and went for it.

I use the display listed here as well as a 55" Sony 4k Android tv for games or movies that I want more resolution while watching or gaming. This brought me to the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ which I liked for its simplicity, great overclocking ability, and the fact that out of all the 980 Ti cards I reviewed it was more of a mid tier price to performance based card that fit my build well.

I went for a Silver and Black build to which the 980ti has a bit of gold as well but for the most part I was sticking to silver and black. This theme came mostly because I could not quit thinking about the MSI z170 Titanium MOBO which is just gorgeous. This was probably the biggest splurge in my build that is probably only purchased due to the looks. The vainness overtook my common sense here and somehow it showed up at my doorstep one day. ( This time I do not regret that decision)

The color scheme also had a part in me choosing the cooler for my CPU, but I really like Cryorig as well. Cryorig has great customer service and their product looks amazing and really does operate and keep my CPU darn right chilly. The fans I went with because they are noticeably quieter than the stock fans that came with the case and hey if you want to do it right they need to all match in a rig at this price point. Yes I know the grey is not silver like the board but its close and I think for the most part people get the point.

Most everything else in the rig is just preference and what I thought was the best at the time of purchase for the research that I did while trying to stick to price to performance goals. The color scheme and the cost of the build is where the name came from for my build it is definitely one sweet chunk of precious metal.

Still a few updates coming and will try to get some nicer pics.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 5 points

+1 for Titanium!

That board is so sexy!

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points
A very attractive build. That MSI Z170A is making my heart flutter a little. I normally do not get this way over white and black schemes. You have my one for a lovely PC.
  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I think MSI has the two most sexiest boards for Z170 at the moment with the Titanium and Carbon.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Imho you should've gone with a MSI Z170A SLI PLUS / MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON, would've looked way slicker. There's no white / light grey in this build except for the MoBo, makes it look kinda misplaced.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Well the whole motherboard is white so I think that it kind of makes up for the lack of other white components. Also all the other parts are black or grey, and I think that the black and white color combo looks nice here.

Now the mouse and keyboard don't match the inside of the build, but that's not that big of a deal.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe i'm just too much into all black builds. ; )
Seen this one?!

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

I don't blame you, blackout builds are things of beauty. That one in particular is immaculate.

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Isn't it?! ^
sigh

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I know what you mean by blackout builds I love the minimalistic builds myself that are just clean. then you add the one center piece to make it pop

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The board is actually a metallic silver color. The new cables I have are black and silver as well. They perephrials are in blue because every other power led or digital clock in my entire house is blue lol so I just ran with it. So those are matching the house as a whole not necessarily the inside of my system.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I am actually going with black and silver theme. I just got some cables in as well as lighting to install. Still a work in progress, I would also like to do something with the covers for the Cryorig cpu cooler radiator covers. I don't disagree though the Pro Carbon is just as gorgeous!! I may have gone that way if I only waited a few more months to buy my Mobo but meh they are both sweet boards.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Sensible parts list. Great job!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

In picture 17 you have the cover off, the heat sink is too big to fit the front panel isn't it . If it is I feel your pain man. Did the same thing with a Zalman case. Tried to modify it but to no avail. Check out Resurrecting LGA1366!!!! build to see what I mean. Other wise nice build. That video card is killer!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope fits in the case very nicely. I need to get some better pictures posted I am still adding a few items to it and trying to get my armature cable management up to par.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Dammmmmmnnnnnnnnnnn

Naice

+1

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

May I know if the board looks white or grey in color? P.S. ik it looks sexy XD

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

To me it looks more grey than white. In person it's a metallic silver color. It's very blingy lol

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man sweet build +1.

I hope this comment is not too late, but I have a question.

What is your current fan setup and is it effective? From what i see you have the 200mm as front intake and then 3x 140mm as exhaust (top and rear).

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I have actually switched out the front 200 mm it was loud as heck. so now I have 2 140s in the front for intake and 3 140s in the top and rear. For dust it works great I only ever have to dust out about once a month and its minimal. The temps stay great inside the case have had zero issues with fluctuating temps I think 2 140s in and 2 out would be sufficient but this works so I am sticking with it. Sorry for the long overdue response.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

No worries man, thanks for replying :D

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think of the XF140mm fans?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

They are a bit noisy but they do their job. I am actually switching them out with the Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 fans for improved airflow won't have to run my fans so high. If you Game with headphones it won't bug you tbh.

  • 45 months ago
  • -2 points

Ew too much CRYORIG.

On picture 13, is that before you built it or after?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Ew. Too much AMD.

What's your problem with Cryorig? Did they steal everything you've ever known and loved or something?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, they stole my heart.

No, it's just the fact that Thermalright is flat-out better to be honest.

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Better is very subjective. Your definition of "better" is also very vague.

I'll assume you are talking about the Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 since that appears to be your fetish cooler.

While the TS 140 has an amazing price to performance ratio, since it's practically on par with a D14, it has its drawbacks. Size, warranty, mounting, and looks are things people look at when choosing a cooler. Cryorig has all of these nailed down.

Now I get it "cryorig sux", but keep the fanboyism to a minimum. Comments on completed builds are meant to encourage the builder, and give constructive criticisms. Not for spreading your hate for another company that did nothing towards you. Every company has it's overpriced products. Every company has it's not so great products. Every company has brand loyal customers. And every person has preferences. Those preferences may not be to your liking.


Oh, and one last thing. You might find change the way you look at things. http://www.cryorig.com/about.php

Members of our team have either worked directly or indirectly with brands such as Thermalright, Prolimatech, Phanteks and many more

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I love all of those companies to pieces, and that really was the deciding factor when I bought my H7.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

So you have an H7, but you hate Cryorig... What? I think I'm missing something here.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Even though he went about it wrong the dialogue between you two helped me learn something new as well so thanks.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah I know. I was kind of making a statement towards Cryorig coolers in general.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

lol that is before way before it was just after I bought the case. I actually like the Cryorig fans the gray stays in tune with my color scheme and actually the noise level is much less than the 200mm phanteks case fan that came with it. But to each their own.

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