Description

Wanted a PC I could hook the Xbox controllers up to and run through our TV. The build was pretty easy but the case is a tad small and the routing of cables can be a pain in the backside. Have opted for cheap small ram chips for now and will bump it to 64Gb in 12 months or so when price drops. The physical HDD was taken out of a PC I wasn't using, but the load time on games as too high so will pick up something like 2 or 3 Intel 730 drives to form another RAID 0 array (the M.2 drives are currently hosting the OS in Raid 0).

Haven't had the best luck with the short look at over clocking I have done, I have pushed the video card a little over 1.5Ghz and the CPU to 4.8 (using the ASUS overclocking software) but the RAM needed a voltage boost over the XMP profile to be semi stable at these settings. 3D Mark score of 17944

Regardless it's all back at stock now until I decide I need to game in 4K or bigger better software comes out, I will look at the stability issues and overclocking again down the track.

Part Reviews

CPU

Good processor, but ran hot out of the box, the 240mm AIO radiator barely kept it under control.

CPU Cooler

Rubbish. Struggled to keep the 6700K under control at 10% overclock, my X72 can keep a 9900K at 5Ghz cooler

Motherboard

Great board very versatile, many features I never used

Memory

Only good if non overclocked, otherwise became unstable.

Storage

Great SSD, still running well to the day

Case

Great case, could do with better sealing on the front fan intakes and easier access. Cable routing grommets were 2mm too close to the back for my new motherboard and had to be removed on my Z390

Case Fan

Some LEDs died long ago, fans still run

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Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had a Ping of 4. :(

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

M.2 Drives in RAID? That's awesome and it's gotta be a fast boot as well

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Boots slower than my single M.2 Nuc because it takes a bit long to check/configure the Raid each restart

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

What internet service provider do you have?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

PCCW Hong Kong

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat has to be some google fiber or something holy SNAP!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Hong Kong cable plan, $40 USD a month, the next one up is advertised 5x faster than my cable but it's also 5x the price

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude thats like 200$ here for that speed

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

They now have a 10G plan also. I don't even know what I would do with that

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Welp im moving to hong kong see you soon lol.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

10 Gbps intenet? That has to be a joke

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You didn't blur out your IP

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

My ISP changes it on me every few days anyway

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did u buy ur internet service provider can u link it?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Epic PC!! Seems a bit Overkill for an HTPC build, but then again, if I had the money I would probably do the same thing.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Got a similar build to you, same case, cpu cooler etc but only worry is I got the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme. I hope it fits in the case, looks tight.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed but... Future planning for a dual video card setup and more ram, the prices are out of control right now...

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what the guide on toms hardware said also. On the bright side I have never heard my PSU fan...

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  • 50 months ago
  • 0 points

Technically he didn't even need a computer! He could have easily played his lounge games using his imagination! Damn this guy. So wasteful.

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