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Built this to push my Vive and also because I'm addicted to building pcs. Now that I've built everyone in the house a pc I must be done surely... oh wait, a htpc would be nice. Uhhhg this addiction is going to break me. I spend a lot of time every day researching hardware and looking out for deals so I put what I paid for each part. Some parts included MIRs but since I received all the rebates already I had the price reflect that. I started building this back in February and finished in late march and then sat on the build waiting for the new gpus to come out. Well finally the waiting is over and I'm really happy with the final result. Pushed the system hard and tweaked it the first weekend I got my gpu and spent the whole weekend dialing in my 3dmark scores, but under details I'm going to list my every day speeds and not my extreme benchmarking speeds. Did a few mods, painted backplate and ssd, I also added some white tape to the ballistix ram because they're open topped. The ram is my only regret, now that Ive really got into pushing the hardware I realize that 2 sticks of ram is better than 4 when you can get away with it because theres 1/2 the chance of getting a slow stick. I was able to tighten up the latency decent enough but only got 100mhz oc on them. I also OCed the monitor to 96 hz and painted the bezel which came out pretty nice. Have you ever seen a mini-fridge at a rave?

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

You need a Msi Titanium or an Asus Sabertooth Z170 S motherboard to make your build perfect!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and I agree. I'm only using this board because it was free and I'm cheap. I'm about to do some hardware rearranging and I might actually do that.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you paint your Strix 1070? Looks nice. I was thinking of doing that to mine.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I painted the backplate. More of a pain than I thought it would be. I thought backplates screwed in from the top, but this one at least screwed in from the bottom of the PCB so I had to take the whole thing apart and reapply the thermal paste. Separating the led stuff from the "eye" was not easy.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I thought when looking at it. Anyhow, good job. Your rig looks really clean.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the white! Sexy rig. Very simular to my build. best of luck with it!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Saw your build yesterday and +1 it, super sharp and clean. Well done.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Was this on booted ? If so i voted for it (or one just like it) +1from me

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

No it wasn't on booted. I did watch booted though and really like Kyle. Were you talking about season 1 when all those h440s were winning?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

There was a recent one a few weeks ago the thumbnail was a similar pc youll know if you see it

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

what model they are the cables? nice build dude :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cablemods basic cable set, $30 and thanks.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This is quite the build you've got here,

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you seriously get that temperatures while gaming/under load? I mean the CPU temps are a bit high but the GPU temps... omg

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I have a custom fan curve set up to keep it nice and chilled. It keeps its boost a lot better when the temps are low. Even though my fan curve is fairly aggressive its pretty quiet. Air flow in the h440 ain't great, but it is pretty good at keeping noise down and the gpu is pretty quiet anyways. I could get a little better temps on my cpu if I put the rad in the front as intake, but I like the way it looks up top.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i head that this case doesn't have the best airflow but i will probably make a build like this but with a 6700k and a 1080, it looks awesome and you proved to me that it can be cool ;)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Looking forward to seeing your build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm planning on building it this christmas :P if i end up building it i will post it and i'll notify you :P

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the same idea to put the imperial symbol on the front of my white s340... I feel like I'd be stealing now! Great looking build. How is the hue+? I've heard mixed reviews, but your build makes it look awesome.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the gigabyte z170-hd30 recently for my build (pretty much the same as yours specs wise), and I was wondering in your eyes why this is a good mobo please ??

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the best thing about my mobo is it came free with my cpu. It's not a bad board, but pretty basic as far as z170s go. It does have a type c connection which is useful for me, but I guess that's pretty common now. I was able to get a decent OC out of my 6600k, but I wouldn't say anything special. I don't need many features and being free the price was right. For a budget board it gets the job done.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

what was your overclock on your CPU sorry?

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't remember the exact brand, but it was a paint/primer combo and then a couple of coats of clear coat. Turned out great and still looks like the day I painted it 6 months later.