Description

About Myself:

I'm a 20 year old in the IT field and will use my PC for heavy gaming and virtualization, mainly to to get to know Debian, as well as Windows Server 2012 for my MCSE. Currently working on my CCNA.

Few notes here.

The RAM i chose was DDR3L. Since I did not want my memory controller to burn out. It's what i already had and I was able to put my money into the i7 6700K instead.

The take apart for the GTX 1080 was different than the 980Ti, mostly the same but a few different screws in different places, this took an additional hour due to the fact that I had to find a 4.5mm hex screwdriver, in which my toolkits did not have. Had to go to 2 stores to get my hands on one. I also didn't have some kind of guide because not many people water cooled this with an AIO yet.

As you see I only have an 250GB Samsung EVO 850 because I'm still waiting for my 950 m.2 ssd to arrive

I currently have an AX750 for when I buy a new Z170 board (I already had the h170 lying around), I'll probably buy the MAXIMUS Formula in a few months for future proof and overclockability for my 6700K.

I chose the 1080 instead of the 1070 because i have a 3440x1440 monitor, so needed the 1080 to handle those huge textures, while still getting great FPS.

CPU: i7 6700K - A bit overkill for gaming, but this was for future proof reasons and I had some extra cash left over.

GPU: I upgraded from an GTX 980, and it did me well. But, due to the high res I was forced to upgrade if i wanted to have a smoother gaming experience. I will also be investing in VR, but its just not there yet for me. So far in Overwatch, Rust, and Tomb Raider, and Witcher 3, I am getting 60 FPS+ average with max settings. And on Rust I get over 250 FPS+. Decent card so far. Currently pushing its limits by overclocking it and seeing how stable I can get it to overclock.

RAM: Standard DDR3L 1866mhz RAM. Nothing special.

PSU: Went with 750 watts for overclocking my CPU in the future.

Case: Decent cable management. Just wish there were grommets. Otherwise, cannot complain.

MB: Supported my RAM, thats why i chose it. And supports 1 m.2 SSD. At that price point, it gets the jobs done. Just wish they had the PCIx1 slot on the bottom of the mobo, instead of having it right where the GPU is. So i had to install my wireless card in the PCIx4 slot.

TEMPS: Idle i get 20c with my CPU, and 26c with my GTX 1080. On load i get about 45-55c with my i7 and 43c on my 1080 (full load, while benchmarking) Did have MSI afterburner report 110c but GPU-Z had it only max at 43c, not sure why MSI afterburner is reporting those temps, but every other temp software I use reports the same as GPU-Z.

EDIT: Overclock results have been added. Was able to get a somewhat decent overclock for now.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

"Did have MSI afterburner report 110c but GPU-Z had it only max at 43c, not sure why MSI afterburner is reporting those temps"

43 celcius is the same as 110 fahrenheit. Perhaps MSI was showing the readings in fahrenheit.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll have to double check, but I'm sure it was measured in celsius. Ranged from 20c-120c in afterburner.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of the first watercooled 1080 build on PCPP

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you had any issues with the keyboard, are the leds bright?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues. Also you can adjust the led brightness of the keyboard.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build I must say! ^ By the way do you know the name of the desk that your using and where I might be able to get one?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure on this, but it looks like it's: 'Fredde' from IKEA

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You bugger, I was hoping to get one of the first AIO watercooled GTX 1080s. I'm also doing it with a G10 Bracket and an X41 cooler, do you wish you'd bought an x61 instead or is the x41 good enough?