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Say hello to Tink.
So, I've gone ahead and upgraded this PC since I built it last year. I'm still running a Core i7 6700K overclocked to 4.5GHz, but I've swapped the Hyper 212Evo for an NZXT Kraken x62. This thing is absolutely beautiful. I have 4 fans in a Push/Pull configuration on the AIO. I know this is a bit overkill, but I wanted to be able to run the fans slow and still achieve optimal cooling (I run the fans at 30% speed and it CPU run about 28C idle and 45C under load and the thing is whisper quiet). I replaced the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Windforce 3X with an Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Strix. I have the Strix overclocked to 1800MHz, but it generally runs above 2000MHz thanks to GPU Boost 3.0. This card is an absolute MONSTER!!!! I benchmarked it with Heaven, Valley, and FurMark and the thing never went above 65C with the fans topping out at about 42%! The rest of the build is unchanged, but I've really starting thinking about upgrading to an AIO water cooler for the CPU.
A great plus about the Strix is that is has 2 fan headers on the card that will keep your fans off until the GPU starts getting warm. This helps to keep Tink nice and quiet when I'm doing anything other than gaming which is a huge plus.
Simply a beast of a processor. Overclocked to 4.3GHz on an air cooler and running fine. I'll probably be getting a liquid cooler and seeing how much farther I can take it.
This is a good board with a lot of features. I don't completely understand all of them. For example, it has a parallel and serial header (but hey if you don't need them just don't use them). A little frustrated that it only has 2 chassis fan headers. Other than that, the CPU power connector is not oddly placed which is always a good thing.
I'm in love!!! I upgraded from a Gigabyte GTX 970 Windforce (which I also loved) that was great in most respects, but this thing just kicks it around the playground and takes it's lunch money. I have it overclocked to 1900MHz and it hasn't even gone above 65C. This is an awesome card. Save yourself some money and get this over the OC version and just overclock it yourself.
Great fully modular continuous power supply at a good price. EVGA gives you more than enough cables and velcro straps to make cable management a breeze. This PSU scored a perfect 10 from JonnyGuru (http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&file=print&reid=440). It also comes with an 8 + 6 pin cable for connecting those modern graphics cards (no need to run multiple cables or fiddle with adapters).