First new desktop machine I built in a while, since I did a lot of gaming on my Razer laptop. Needed something with more power for VR. After buying the Vive and Rift, decided to go all in with a powerful desktop build with the new GTX 1080 graphics card instead of getting another Razer laptop + Razer Core.

Part Reviews


Best Z170 Processor CPU Cooler

CPU Cooler

Got the NZXT Kraken X61 since it was designed to work well with the NZXT S340 case


Good for OC, didn't need any of the features in the Gaming 1.


16 GB is good enough for now. Cheap to buy another 16 GB when I need more.


Should have got M.2 instead ... :( But SSDs are cheap these days. I'll get an M.2 hard drive when I need to.

Video Card

Asus ROG GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX. My prized possession graphics card. Camped newegg and spent a fortune for it, but it is a beast! Go Nvidia!


NZXT S340 because Razer fanboy

Power Supply

EVGA 650 was enough power since the new 1080 graphics card didn't need that much power. Not doing SLI. Single graphics card is the way to go.

Operating System

Its windows.... You are a gamer.... What choice do we have?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is awesome!

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build!