if you don't plan on overclocking just go with a 6700 instead and save about 60 bucks
I just don't understand why it would bump yours all the way up to 1.4 though? I've seen mutiple people with the 6600k and the 6700k get overclocks from 4.4-4.6 while not going over 1.3-1.35v,
I myself have a 6600k oc'd to 4.4 @ 1.248v (sometimes spikes to like 1.298 though this only happened when running Prime95). I am very new to overclocking so I was sure to look up any max thresholds for these CPU's, most of the information I could find was saying that Skylake could handle up to 1.4-1.5v but it was best for the chips lifespan to be left around 1.3-1.35v, maybe I'm wrong I just thought I would throw what I heard at you to see what you thought of it, also I'm not entirely sure if overclocking a 6600k and a 6700k are the same or even have the same thresholds.
Regardless of all the technical mumbo jumbo, nice build =).
I don't really know what max voltage is with Skylake but to be safe you may want to try to get the voltage under 1.3. I heard that leaving processors over 1.3v for long periods of time could be damaging to the chip
Yeah, manually overclocking seemed to fix everything for me.
I can only say what worked for me, and there's some issue between the Overwatch game files and Razer Synapse (My death adder mouse profile messes up every time I open OW) so I make sure that I completely exit out of Razer Synapse every time I play OW, Also when I had my CPU overclocked I had used the Asus UEFI smart overclocking from the BIOS, so what I did was completely go back to default settings and then I manually overclocked it to 4.4ghz and then enabled XMP and set the ram to the correct mhz after I verified stability.
Correction, Recently have had a few BSOD's...
There's some sort of issues between my computers overclock and me playing games specifically since I downloaded Overwatch.
The error was a Kernel_Power issue and has since been remedied
Evga B2, G2, P2, T2, Corsair HXI
There are a few other brands that make really solid PSU's
I'd recommend checking out www.jonnyguru.com
They are by far the best PSU reviewers out there, Just make the right choice for you and your wallet =)
Nah, haven't had any BSOD with my build so far.
Liquid cooling is way to scary for me to try XD
I just wanted a decent performing air cooler, something that looked a bit better than the traditional hyper 212, and I'm TERRIFIED of liquid coolers, a tiny leak can take out my 1500$ tower no sweat
I used the included thermal paste, CPU can idle in between 18-28c but my a/c is busted right now so the ambient temps are a little out of whack, under load CPU never pushes past 65c even with the ambient situation
I think if I were going for a different heat sink, I probably would've went for the Noctua NH-d14 or d15, I just wanted to save a few dollars =/
Yeah, I kind of wish that I would've color coordinated a bit better, but in fairness when I planned this build I didn't intend on picking up a case with a side-window, I still like it though =).
Also, a premium power supply isn't that much more expensive than a mediocre one, it's always best to go with premium for this component, all of the Brands/versions PCIntake recommended have very high scores from jonnyguru and are totally worth the investment.
I've had it pointed out to me recently that when you spend a high dollar on premium parts it's best not to cheap out on the one component within your system that literally has the capability of burning down your rig or... house, I'd recommend upgrading to a higher quality PSU than that.
But on the positive side your computer looks sexy and +1 for that =)
Thanks for the advice =), and I figured I should say this now, I did decide to go with 750 because I think I changed my mind about running CF in the future.
I think you'd be happy to know that I just purchased an EVGA 750W P2 because of you =), thanks for calling out the dumpster psu and educating me on it's potential dangers.
I've got a friend who's been dying to build himself a computer, I may just give all this extra stuff to him, what ddr3 mobo uses skylake? I've never heard of one
Nice, I'm taking an intro coding class right now seems really fun, I'll have to give it a try!
I'm really starting to see that now XD
may give it a shot in the next few weeks or months, I'm pretty much broke after these last two expenditures =(, I'm hoping it was just not having enough airflow in my chassis.
The saddest thing when I replace all of this stuff is literally watching the money burn #sad
I spent 80$ on a psu that I can't resell
I spent 50$ on a case that I'm giving to a friend
and 30$ on ddr3 ram that I bought before I decided to go with skylake
also I've got a friend who's going to start teaching me how to subnet soon, I'm still in my first year so hopefully I'll stay ahead of the curve =)
They suggested that I re-paste my card so I doubt they would suggest something that would void my warranty, I just wouldn't want to damage anything, I don't notice any performance decreases when it's running around 80c even though the only game that gets it up that high is fallout 4, + I haven't really tested the cards thermals since I migrated cases, maybe it'll be a lot lower now that I have 4 new in-take fans, so far from the past two days of use the cards max temp has only been 76c (also the AC is busted in my apt right now and it's been in the mid 80's the last few days)
Except I literally just ordered a P2 from amazon =)
I'm actually going to school for this kind of stuff (in college for a networking degree) so I love talking about this stuff, no need to apologize =)
In fact, I just ordered a EVGA SuperNOVA 750 P2 80+ PLATINUM, 750W ECO Mode Fully Modular Power Supply
Oh I appreciate it, I had no idea that the CXM series was that bad or that it could kill my computer, also is a 7.1 rating from jonnyguru an unusually low score?
Typically I agree, Single higher quality GPUs are generally always better for you unless your plan is to do 4k gaming, I am not planning to push past 1080 right now so you're probably right, I may just go with one of the new cards when they come out.
When I first got it I had some issues with the card pushing 95C when I was playing FFXIV On maxed settings and @144hz, other than that this card never breaks 85C, my recommendation would be just to avoid playing large open world games @ 144hz, when I lowered FFXIV to 100hz from 144hz I noticed a literal 25c drop in temps lol. As far as performance goes it runs Fallout 4 on ultra/high @ 100+fps with very few fps dips, The Division gave it some trouble normally runs on High/Ultra 100+fps but occasionally has fps dips down to the mid 50's but that's not very often, It also kills MGSV for a triple A I'm really surprised that this doesn't even challenge my GPU, overall I would recommend this IF you can get it at a big discount like I did, if it's only marginally cheaper than a 980 then I would go with a 980.
Was the first time I had built a computer, will definitely be going with a higher quality PSU in the near future.
True, hopefully they start optimizing for CF and SLI in the future.
I'm sorry I thought the 1000W P2 was Titanium oops, I had seen a few people use the CX750M on a few high quality systems (youtube/neweggtv), this was my first build and I didn't realize that having a high quality PSU was worth it, I will be upgrading within 3 months so hopefully my computer won't explode before then =)
Are you referring to the PSU being a crappy quality PSU and the other parts are way to good to be using with such a dumpster PSU?
This was a slight update of my first ever build, I realized the error of my ways and in a few months I will be rectifying my mistake with an EVGA 1000W P2 Titanium certified PSU.
What's wrong with these parts?
When I purchased my 390x the cheapest 980 was 500$.
Legit terrifies me.
You mean hook another fan to the back of it?
I may give water cooling a shot in the future, but for right now I'm going to stay away from it, the PSU that I have is decent enough but when I decide to crossfire 390x's it just won't cut it, I was told to go with a P2 from EVGA rip wallet, I got the motherboard because a friend recommended it, great features, it looking sexy was a big bonus though... lol
I also used Cryorig to cool my system except I used the H5 Universal, how well does yours perform?
I used the same motherboard with my build, you're 100% right the I/O shield sucks, I really hope Asus fixes this in the future, also +1 for going with the 390 over the 970.
They have 140mm NF-A14 PWM fans that can really kick up the RPMs but they aren't great if noise is a concern I think they're 3000 rpms
Oh I know, I just mean swapping to their airflow series fans, with my new case I should be able to stick some more in there.
I was just trying different fan set ups I figured that it would exhaust a portion of the heat from the GPU and in turn keep the entire system cooler, I'm not entirely sure that I achieved this but I'll keep playing with it, I think the biggest change that I think might help upgrading to a full tower case (Phanteks Enthoo Pro). I'll also consider going to a high quality water cooler (Corsair H115i), and adding some high quality air flow fans. Let me know if you can think of any fan setup that might be better than what I'm using, the biggest obstacle in my way is the large Cryorig heatsink it doesn't make for easy maneuvering.
XMP was already enabled, and it shows my ram at 2400 under the XMP setting, however on the main page of the Bios it shows the ram clocked at 2133mhz... strange
Nice build +1 for including Monitor, Peripherals, and Windows
Nice work on the cable management, hope you don't let it get that dusty this time around +1