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UPDATE 05/06/2016 I have now received my GTX 1080 and its fully integrated into the TickTock Box. Picture will have the updated images with the GTX. Combined with the i6700K it absolutely beasts every game thats curently out. Thanks for all your suggestions for additional components. I'm going to try and buy a new monitor next month preferably something that runs over 144Hz.

This is my developer, gaming, music/video editing machine I have been building over the last 6 months or so. The intention was it was to be used strictly for application/game development.

This is work in progress and is by no means finished yet, as mentioned above I am waiting to order a new monitor, followed by a SSD and probably a new power supply.

The case is a Inwin 703 and getting the NH-D15 to fit in was such a squeeze and a tight fit, honestly its so close to the case window.

Originally the build was hard wired via ethernet using a wall plug to piggy back the internet signal on the mains however the wiring in my house is quite old and I was getting something in the region of about 5Mbps on the mains. I didnt want to go wireless as I love my internet speeds but had no choice in the matter, I therefore went with the TP-Link Archer T8E as I had heard good things about it and wanted a good quality wireless adapter for the rig. I'm now reaching speeds of around 50Mbps.

Let me know what you think of my build, I am still open to suggestions.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 5 points

Nice build & setup. Tell us your experience with the 1080 once you get it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

The 1080 has arrived and its a beast!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

As soon as it arrives I'll let you know, its pre-ordered so I'm just awaiting delivery now.

  • 45 months ago
  • -2 points

He hasn't received it yet lol

  • 45 months ago
  • 6 points

Haha, he said ONCE he gets the 1080.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Good to see a proper dac in the setup, and nice headphones :)

One suggestion, get yourself a 1 meter mousepad and sit everything on top of it, the skin on your wrists will thank you!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comments and cheers for the suggestion. If you have any specific brands or models for the 1 meter mousepad I'll be more than happy to check them out : )

As for the dac, I couldn't find the model in the parts list so I was unable to add it, onboard sound cards just dont cut it when it comes to recording music.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

just get one with a rounded edge. the sharp ones are bad! onboard is bad even for listening imo

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

They are cheap I use a fatality mat just for that

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Any problemo with the fan cooler? Should i get water cooling? Thanks.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had no problems with the actual operations of the fan cooler itself but as mentioned above it was a tight squeeze getting it to fit in.

I did a bit of research before I built this rig and I was originally going to go for water cooling but unfortunately it toppled my budget. I looked around and chose the Noctua NH-D15 as its considered one of the best coolers for 6700K on just air alone.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i was going to go with water cooling, but i got the same problem as you (toppling my budget)

  • 45 months ago
  • -2 points

No water-cooling is less reliable than air-cooling because is one part of the water-cooling dies then you're CPU will start over-heating so you better get air cooling

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I would definitely recommend going Solid State, as far as storage is concerned. Especially for a content creator like yourself. Plus, I would be pulling for a 4k monitor with a beast like the GTX1080. All in all, I think that I see the vision. I think that it is actually a cool computer, but I would upgrade the storage to an enthusiast oriented PNY CS2211 or Samsung 850 PRO or If your a hardcore HDD person, then a WD Black drive. BTW, I use an Intel 535 SSD in my laptop, and it is a solid performer.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

With a lot of the benchmarks, a single 1080 seems to be choking a little bit at 4K (Though still completely playable in the 30-40 fps ranges) so 1440p would be both cheaper and get higher fps for longer.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

So would you recommend swapping out my current storage WCD storage and just swapping it for the PNY or would you recommend getting PNY and keeping the WCD inside it with it?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I really think that if you can afford it, then you should get 1 SSD to hold the OS and some of your most used programs and some software. Then, I would get 2 SSDs for RAID 0 or 4 SSDs for RAID 10, and put your videos, music (that you edit), things that you want to have near instantaneous access to in a video or music editing environment on them. Then, I would buy a 2/3/4/5/6TB HDD from Hitachi to run backups for my SSDs and any movies, songs, pictures or whatever else that you really don't need really fast access to on them. But, this isn't a perfect world, and few can afford a rig like that. So I would get the PNY CS2211 (or 2) and a 2/3/4/5TB HDD to run backups for the SSD and hold songs and movies. I said Hitachi/HGST, because according to Backblaze (https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-q4-2015/), HGST makes the most reliable drives around. Hope that I was able to help.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Why so low on storage? Also how is the mobo? I'm trying to build basically the same in a 2k budget but the mobo i want goes over 2k.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

In short the answer is budget, in order to buy the the 6700K I had to reduce spending on other area and I knew that I could increase storage later on so I just bought something small untill my funds replenish and I increase on it. In hindsight I would say to hold and just save the extra bit of money as it will be worth it or maybe do as I did and buy something that you can still use later but upgrade on ie. storage.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Inb4 all the 1080 builds

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm curious, does NCIXUS charge shipping, if so how much? Also wouldn't it be better to use Windows 10 with this card, benchmarks have shown the 1080 and 1070 work better with DX12 instead of DX11

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

6700K, yes good.
GTX 1080. An early adopter, I see.
Coolmax PSU.
Alright guys, it's official. This guy has his priorities borked.
Seriously, that power supply will blow up and kill components. Get it out. Skip the 120 Hz monitor and get a better PSU.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, you're absolutely right the PSU that its down as having is terrible I know. The actual PSU I have inside it is the Aerocool Integrator 700W, the reason I have put down the Coolmax is because I couldnt find the Aerocool on the part picker.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Just use a custom part, it's not hard. The integrator is also not the best, but is certainly much better than the Coolmax.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

1080!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build but... do a bit of cable management please!

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

You're right, the cable management is alot to be desired for, I'll try and work on a cable guard on the back of the desk and try and invest in some velcro ties.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that's nice!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This is work in progress and is by no means finished yet, as mentioned above I am waiting for the GTX 1080 to arrive and the current graphics card is a GeForce GTX 750 Ti which I hastily bought when first building it.

Thanks for letting us know this. It is much appreciated.

Let me know what you think of my build, I am open to suggestions.

I will not repeat anything that was said here by now but I will suggest something for PSUs. I'll mention a quick few that I know on what is a good quality PSU. I will try to avoid recommending No Modular versions. Semi-Modular (ATX's 8-pin and 24-pin will permanently stay attached) or a Full Modular would be the best to get (all wires are detachable).
Also, you will be good with a 650w if you only plan to have one GPU. If you intend to SLI or Crossfire I would recommend a 750w between a 850w but just double check with the GPUs just to be sure if this was a future plan to do.
- EVGA's GQ, GS or better are their B2, G2 and P2.
- XFX's XTR or Pro Series.
- Antec's High Current Gamer (abbreviation is HCG M)
- Seasonic's G Series or X Series.
- Corsair's RMi/RMx, AX/AXi, or HX/HXi. (These tend to be more pricey unless you find any good deals but these are their quality versions)

No rush on buying new parts, just when you can afford it. Thanks for sharing your build and enjoy it.
  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheers for your comments I'll see if I can scout around this week for potential PSU's.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I`ll think you will like to use 16 gb DDR4 memory and windows 10 for directx12 at some point.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely, 16GB would help alot with the build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Wichita I had 5 mb... I only get 350kb on a good day. (Damn you DSL). Good build though. The in win logo gets annoying at all?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

No it doesn't bother me too much, I guess if it did I could probably buy some sort of turps to remove it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely going to need a monitor upgrade with that card. 1080 designed for 4K gaming.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I hear you buddy its next on the list : )

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

u should get a better Monitor if u want small, u might wanna try the 24 Inch ROGSWIFT..

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, I'll check it out!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. I have nothing bad to say about but you might want to upgrade the monitor soon.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the power supply holding up?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude literally yesterday my power supply unit blew. I've switched over to an EVGA 500W from my other PC and it seems to be ok now.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I'm a bit late, but if an upgrade hasn’t been made already, i would say to get a more reliable power supply. At this price range, 80+ gold certification would be good. Because if the power supply goes out, that's probably the worst thing that can go.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Your right on the money here dude, the power unit stopped working y'day and I had to quick fit in an EVGA 500W power unit from another PC. Wish I'd have checked these message months ago :(

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

8 gb of ram lamfo wtf

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

lamfo? Your PC has 2 x 4Gb RAM sticks in it, of which you had to take out one stick just so you could run Windows 10 on your cheap PC. I know your PC is cheap because the RAM failed and caused a Page Fault on your PC, so yeah, 'lamfo'. Weren't expecting that were you, lamfo.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm all ears if you want to suggest a PSU, I'm sorry this isn't the build that you want it to be, I'm desperate to get the 1080 in it myself.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

So you're saying I should bump up the ol' RAM?

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I had no intention of getting any additional cooling for the GFX card, do you think I should? Also I know the PSU says its a CoolMax but its actually an Aerocool Integrator 700W. It wasn't listed on any of the parts on the site so I just clicked on any 700W PSU, I'm hoping they might add it at a later date so I can amend the build.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll have a look around the market and see whats on offer, as mentioned its a tight fitting case so maybe it'll benefit from the additional cooling, cheers for the suggestion.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't release until a month later.

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