Sorry for not having better pictures, I usually would take my PCs out for a photoshoot before posting, however this thing is so darn heavy it isn’t worth it LOL. But I hope you enjoy these.
So this build was actually more of a surprise build than one which I purposely planned to build. It all started with my old system Obsidian (which you can check out with my other completed builds), I wanted to give Obsidian a new look and new feel, mainly RGB and tempered glass.
So, I bought a Phanteks P400S since it had both for a super cheap price. What a mistake that was, the temperatures vs the 450D were unbelievably high, so much so that I returned the case and went back to my 450D.
Long Story Short, I was also having weird temp issues with my 4690K so I decided to just go ahead and do a completely new build -- I was having some stuttering in games while multitasking so it wasn’t a complete vain build --.
The Build Itself:
I originally was going to wait for CannonLake before upgrading. However with AMD Ryzen being an absolute beast in the market, I decided to switch to team Red this round.
CPU: I decided on the 1700X because I wanted 8 cores and 16 threads. I don’t need it, a 1600X would've been perfectly fine, but I decided to splurge.
AIO: I always loved the look of liquid coolers, so the H100iV2 was a solid choice, popular, reliable and quiet.
Mobo: Ok this was probably the most expensive part of the build I could of cut down on, but I have always wanted an ROG motherboard since the days of Sandy Bridge.
Case: Even though I had a terrible time with the P400S, my dad already has a black version of the Evolv Glass case, I saw that thermals were much better than the p400s so I got the silver variant of the Evolv ATX Glass. Super nice, insanely awesome to build in aswell.
PSU: I never cheap out on PSUs for my primary builds, so the EVGA G3 550W was a no brainer, very very high quality, power efficient, and made by one of my most favorite brands.
The Free GTX 1080:
If you all are unaware, I am a moderator for the US Tom’s Hardware Forums and have been for the past several years. Toms recently did a massive giveaway of 7 computers and over 100 small prizes. I managed to win one of the top 3 systems which included a Zotac GTX 1080 and a X99 6800K build.
Conclusion: Needless to say, this computer is an absolute powerhouse. I am able to stream at 1440P ultra settings and get 100fps at ultra settings in 1440P in all of my games up to date.