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CPU: While 6700k is quite overkill for gaming, I'm usually into very CPU intensive games (like total war series or some open world rpg's) and i plan to use local streaming. This one made me sure about i'm not going to hit any bottlenecks. Plus, it's cheaper than Hashwell-E counterparts.

CPU Cooler: At first, i was intended to go for air cooling, something from Noctua or beQuiet. But beQuiet is not available in my area and I didn't want my eyes to bleed when i look at my pc, which eliminated Noctua from the list. H110i GT is relatively quiet, keep cpu cool, and looks cool. Among other 280mm radiator AOI coolers, i have choosen Corsair because i hope that their customer service is better than their competitors (Considering the risk from a leak...)

MOBO: A quality mobo overall. And an eye candy. Doesn't looks like a toy (MSI...), solid overclocking, and fits nicely to my color scheme.

MEMORY: I wanted to get cas 14 3200mhz ones, but they still aren't anywhere to find where i live. Still, G-Skill is among the best (if not the best) when it comes to performance and customer service, and cas 15 for 3200mhz still fast. While 8GB is enough for gaming, i wanted to stay at safe spot, since 4k streaming might change the requirements. Also, extra 8gb means that i can use ramchache with SSD's, even though i have yet to see any real benefits of it. Plus, another perfect match to color scheme.

Storage: Not much to add here. Corsair GS is a leftover piece which i use for OS, and the others are in raid 0 for my games and media. For price&performance, i have gone with 850 evos, and added another 2tb seagate barracuda to pair with my older one. Also, covered HDD's with coldzero hard disc covers. (I went with Corsair logos)

GPU: One solid beast. Mine came with a medicore ASIC 70, but it still overclocks well and handles 4k to a point while utterly killing 1440p. I plan to add another one for sli, to max out performance on 4k.

CASE: A wide window, perfect cable management, excellent airflow. While i'm a bit disappointed with overall built quality and it's low-to-none noise reduction, i would buy it again without a second thought. Red led strips easily can hide in it's edges and gives a good lightning. I brought some fan filters from silverstone to cover the bottom and psu.

PSU: Only choice i came to regret. It performs fine so far, but i wish i had gone for Evga 1300W. While being semi modular, it's dubious choice of connector layout for modular cables (like only one 4xsata connectors and LOTS of molex connectors added in every other one) makes no sense at all. I had to use silverstone braided cables to hide it's poorly covered and colored cables.

Sound card: It was my first experience with anything other than an on-board audio. So i cannot make any comparisons. But i came to find that investment in audio is a MUST! It adds to immersion much more than a slight upgrade to graphics, or any other thing. Guys, buy a good sound card if you can afford. You will NOT regret that. Most people says they have driver issues with windows 10 for Xonar Phoebus, but i haven't encounter any problems with it yet. Also, to cover ugly soldering (yes it's bad) i brought a backplate from coldzero. Even with a high price tag (16€) i'm glad that i brought that, it's a quality piece and looks damn cool.

FANS: Coolermaster sickleflow: Red leds are a bit obscure. It will glow, but won't light up the case. They are a bit noisy too, but for the price and size, they are unmatched at airflow for anything comes with led lights. They are set for intakes at front, and bottom fans are providing good airflow to GPU. Corsair AF140: It's relatively quieter than sickleflows, and have better led visuals. Not a match when it comes to airflow though. I set it as rear exhaust.

DISPLAY At first i wanted an ACER Predator 4k or 1440p (1440p one is a ips one with 4ms...) with nvidia g-sync. Only to find out that i cannot get them in my area... So choice came down to Samsung and ASUS for 4k, i went with Samsung, since they are nearly the same (aside from missing vesa mount), ASUS would cost me for 700$, while Samsung was at 450$. No-brainer choice.

Keyboard: A solid keyboard. Aslo red switches are not bad at all for typing. It's quieter than most mechanical keyboards.

Mouse: Mouse is always a personal choice, you go for whatever you find comfortable. And logitech g502 does this for me, i won't change it for anything else in the market.

Headset: I have mixed feelings on this one. Yes, HyperX Cloud is one of best headsets around for it's price, and you will hear people praising this item very often. Those aren't wrong. But don't expect sennheiser-like performance, or you will be disappointed. They don't have the crisp of high quality headphones, you won't squeeze 300$ performance out of them. It feels more like a Beats Audio headphone, because of high bass and not-so-great lows. Keep in mind though they are still far superior than Beats headphones. Still, great for gaming and coupled with Xonar Phoebus, they are strong enough to act as an emergency speaker when you don't feel like to move your 5+1's from your living room :P

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Bruh, how much did you overclock?!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Details are right under the part list, but the GPU clock speed is the effective speed, not the listed clock speed in overclock interface.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't my eyes to bleed when i look at my pc, which eliminated Noctua from the list.

XD

What is "your area" if you don't mind my asking? Seems to be missing a lot of component options! Bummer. That being said you managed an awesome build. It looks like lava inside your case. +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

It seems i'm also missing the word "want" just after that "didn't" :P

I'm from Turkey, yes availability kind of sucks here. Also that means paying premium for some other things like GPU (it did cost me like a 1100$ :S).

And thank you, it was my aim from the start :) That's why i named it Avernus in first place :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

that means paying premium for some other things like GPU (it did cost me like a 1100$ :S).

It hurts to read that price tag. =(

You managed a sweet build though, grats again.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It hurts more to pay, escpecially when difference costs more than the plane ticket :P

Thank you :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

IMO u should hold on to your pants, wait for pascal, and sell the 980ti and buy dual 1080s( or whatever they'll b called). This way, u can have better performance for a lower cost.(Usually the new 80s are better than last gen 80tis, and for a lower cost, not to mention NVidia almost always releases the 80 series first)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as i know, pascal will use another kind of connection than pci-e 3.0, which will allow it to use system memory while letting cpu use gpu memory. I don't know how it will work out, but that will mean we will see complately new mobo's to use it's architecture efficiently.

My guess i will have to change more than the gpu for it, so i don't consider it as an option yet. Still, there's no harm to wait till pascal releases, with included reason to get 980 ti cheaper.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

aight, your call :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I own that same 980ti, and does yours sag?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Bob Saggit

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Check the last picture :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

clever

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a piece of wire?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a twist tie.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

The 5820k is available from microcenter for like $320..... other than that nice build! I like the even spreading of LED's

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Which is nowhere near performance of 6700k, especially when it comes to gaming.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It is actually quite close, and 6-cores overclocked to about 4.4Ghz is only about a frame or 2 less than an overclocked 6700k.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, 6-cores is very useful for video and editing workloads and also overall performance outside of gaming.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It might be different than i remember, but their price is similiar, so... :) Thank you btw, i just rounded a single piece of led strip on the edges, and because it's hidden light spreads more evenly.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Loving the way you've made an overdone color theme tasteful, everything's really neat. Are you driving any speakers with the xonar? It looks all decked out to blast some tunes while gaming:)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you much :) I have better results with headphones than speakers, so i'm currently using Cloudx. Surround works well with current headset and it's also neat to block out ambient noise. But there's an upgrade in process, so current headphone will probably will be changed for the better.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Even if you had gotten an evga psu, why would you need a 1300 watt output? What else do you plan on installing to require that much power? I feel that an 850 or 1000, at most, would've been good enough.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Because i plan to install another 980 ti for sli. Strix 980 ti OC can draw nearly 500W by itself, depends on how much you OC it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Still seems like overkill, but to each his own. Still deserves my upvote.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, xtreme power calculator results show power consumption will be close to 1150w with overclocking (including the second 980ti that i plan to install), so i cannot go below 1200w.

Thing that i would rather had evga 1300w is not about that extra 100w output, it's about having more practical psu with better cosmetics, and better quality. Difference of the cost between each other is also trivial.

And thanks for the upvote :)

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :) It actually handled that quite easily. I thought it was normal for 6700k, am i wrong?

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