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Hello everyone, thank you for taking a look at this.

This was the first computer I have ever built, and boy was it fun! I am now hooked and can't wait to build another machine.

Okay, let's break it down:


CPU: Intel Core i7-6700k - Of course I had to go with the latest and greatest CPU, especially with the new GTX-1080 GPU's (which I am still waiting for one to become available) getting bottlenecked at the 4790k's. I used this CPU probably 2 hours before I decided to OC it, and I am currently running it very smoothly at 4.6Ghz, and will probably try to OC it further to 4.8 or higher if possible

Cooler: Corsair H105i - This cooler grabbed my attention because it has (2) fans, and a wide radiator. I may upgrade this item first; however, if the CPU needs more coolent. It is very quiet and I have yet to see my CPU get above 35c, even on a heavy load of streaming to Twitch

Case: Corsair 750D Airflow Edition - I picked this case because of its full window, and the ability to expand later (GPU's, RAM, Coolers, Fans, LED's, etc, etc). If I do decide to go with a water cooled rig, then I will probably upgrade to the 900D

Mobo: ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha ATX - This was a tough decision for me: Hero or Formula. I almost purchased the Formula, when I started noticing reviews of the new Hero Alpha. I was sold. This Mobo has a lot of features, including onboard LED Control, Heavy Heat sinks, Reinforced PCIE Slots, Bad *** Sound Card, Networking with Built in WIFI/Bluetooth, and much more! on top of all the hardware spec's, the Mobo came with an awesome software suite which allows all sorts of customizing and control

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD - This is my main drive. I keep the OS on it, and any programs that I need to get up and go. This drive is incredibly fast, and I love it

Storage: (2) Western Digital Blue Cavier 1TB HDD - I got (2) of these large capacity drives for one reason: organization. I keep my work and play separate on these drives. I have a gaming drive and working drive. The SATA connection is also pretty quick, and I have not hung up on opening anything yet

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000W P2 - Fully modular, fully awesome! This power supply is definitely overkill, but with my plans on adding multiple GPU's along with a future PhysX card, I will need the power for OCing and running all of those things. The modular design allows for easy cable management

Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Writer - Simple Optical drive that can read and write Blu-ray/DVD/CD. This will come in handy if I want to watch my movies on it or if I buy a physical game/program in the future

OS: Windows 10 Pro - Had to go windows. Linux is free, but with the constant driver issues they have, I needed something a little more reliable, and I WAS NOT going to put Windows 8.1 on this thing! I plan on build a FreeNAS Box later though, so Linux here I come


Alright, that is it in a nut shell. I need to add a GPU or two, and some LED's, but I need the $$$ first!

Please let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading, looking forward to doing more of this!

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Who told you the 1080 is getting bottlenecked by a 4970k?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been watching a lot of reviews on various 1080 specs. As technology gets better so does the demand. It makes a lot of since to me.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't really work that way. The CPU will be a bottleneck on certain titles which are CPU-dependant (think Arma3 and Starcraft 2). For those titles, you want as much processing power as possible but the 4970k is a top tier CPU. When overclocked, it is as fast as any 6700k within one or two hundred MHz.

4970k @ 4.9 GHz = 6700k @ 4.7GHz.

I am personally running a 980 Ti on an x58 platform (circa 2009) and it works great.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you get any error codes with your mobo? I pretty much have the same build as you and cant even get the BIOS to show. Getting code 99

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there, sorry for the late reply.

Not a single error code.

Are the fans plugged into the correct slots? Any broken fan pins?

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, but, I mean, it's a gaming build

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

THE DETAIL!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for noticing. I didn't mean for that one to get in there. I will remove it when I get home. Thanks again!

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