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Gamer's Dream

by slickskills



Date Published

Nov. 20, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 23, 2016

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

56.0° C


Hello, this is my first build ever, i've been planning this for almost two years, and now it finally came alive! I wanted not only a platform that i could upgrade easily later, but i also had to make it look awesome, now it sits on my desk unlike my old computers wich were used as feet rest under the desk. The components speak for themselves, they boast incredible performance, i can play anything with 100+ fps in any scenario in 1440p with all settings maxed out and that is perfect. I've spent a great deal of cash on it, but the components were chosen wisely after a lot of internet browsing and although i live in Italy, the prices we're the same in euro.

CPU - i'm still not sure if it was the wisest decision in this build but i wanted a Broadwell platform so this is what i could get for the lowest price. This way i could easily upgrade later when prices drop for a higher-end part. Cooling - went for AIO, looks cool, stays cool, easy to install and manage. MB - the x99 platform was the best choice here, did i mention it has RGB? :) RAM - 32 gb of 3000 mhz red lighted awesomeness, what more do you want? HDD - went with two different SDDs, no HDD here, i considered them obsolete VGA - best i could find on the market at the moment, i couldn't wait for Ti anymore Case - for that price and for how cool it looks i consider it 50% free easy to manage, to install, to upgrade PWS - it's too much, but there was a great offer on this 1200 W PWS so better for future upgrades Fans - the originals are great but.. did i mention they are red? oh and maglev? how cool is that? also very silent Monitor - best ips 165 hz. looks great, delivers great performance in gaming Speakers - they are almost one year old actually, but they sound so good... the bass and clarity is incredible Headphones - the order should arive in the next few days, can't wait to unbox them, they should sound great Keyboard - in the picture but not in the part list, a pretty old Logitech G19. Old, but still works great!

Not much else i could say about it, other than what i can already complain about it. Nvidia drivers kinda suck so they have issues with these new Pascal video cards. My 6 year old computer had none of these problems ever; it's a letdown having these hiccups even when paying premium. All in all i know i could saved a lot not going with good looking parts or it could have more performance for the same price. But with the Ferrari, you get the performance, and the looks, right?

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Varan56 1 point 22 months ago

Great build love the case! plus 1.

DayQuil_Man 1 point 22 months ago

Great build man +1.

I'm planning on a similar build using the 6800k, gtx 1080, Same monitor, etc..

Lyrix 1 point 22 months ago

1+! but maybe move your monitor keyboard and mouse a bit to the left and pull the pc out a bit.

slickskills submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

the way i setup things is the monitor to be centered and under it i have some cable management, remotes, phone charging etc. but yes there is very little space for the mouse and i think i will try your idea.

Gooberdad 9 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Lots of power.

Thumbs up.

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

great build :-)

Xpert_Kid_One 1 point 22 months ago

What are your Motherboards Post Times When you boot up With Quick Boot On.

slickskills submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

eeeh i don't know really, also i don't know how i would time it, maybe just with a simple stopwatch? it feels though it takes way too much to boot.

Xpert_Kid_One 1 point 22 months ago

Yeah, i heard that from other people as well. The MotherBoard is great but long post times make the board less pleasing especially when you have a really fast M.2 drive. And too time it you can mentally time it or stop watch to be accurate. Post time is when you press the power button and then it ends when the Pc STARTS loading Windows.

Thanks BTW

slickskills submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

thanks for the thumbs up, and sorry for the formatting help and for misspelling here and there. i know i barely got it, but i can't wait to upgrade it already. i want and m2 or pcie ssd and sli (if possible) soon. that would mean swapping for a 4k monitor but i hope they fps goes up on 4k so far it's stuck low.

NitroOG 1 point 22 months ago

Wow the pc looks amazing. Congrats slickskills.

PC_Master_Race_Noob 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Good luck with that motherboard. I've had two die on me and I'm currently waiting for a second replacement... It's definitely the purchase I regret the most in terms of tech/pc stuff. I hope this one is fine :)

slickskills submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

The MB is great except two things. Long post times and you have to switch power off from the PSU to get the LEDs to stop working if you have the computer in the bedroom and annoyingly it won't let you sleep at night. Damn lights won't shutdown with Windows but I think they will fix it soon, I hope with the next update.

Ky1oRyan 1 point 21 months ago

Do you remember the Pcie riser card you used? Was it the included one and if so did you have any problems with it?

slickskills submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I used the original cable provided with the case and the computer started to act weird after the first month. At first I thought it was some overclock issue, then I thought the ram might have a problem, then I suspected the VGA. At times I had to restart the computer 5-10 times until it finally booted properly. In the end it died after 3 months and the MB wouldn't detect the VGA at all. After I bashed my head against the wall several times (I wouldn't understand what's wrong with the damn machine), I looked it up on Google and understood the original cable is TRASH!. Avoid it at all costs! After looking up a proper cable 3M pcie riser was nowhere to be found so I got an optimal or maybe better alternative from Lian-Li. It cost me 90€ from Amazon.it but it totally worth it, the cable is shielded very well, it's sturdy, it looks like it can make it through a nuclear holocaust.

Namdhda 1 point 20 months ago

Try putting the gpu directly into the mobo, skipping the riser cable - see if this helps. Thermaltake's riser cable in particular is poop. Won't look as good but that particular tradeoff of form over function is not worth it to many.

slickskills submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

No need for compromise. Spend a little, get a good cable from 3M or Lian-Li like I did totally worth it.