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Hi all, I built this PC a couple months back to replace my old PC but never got around to posting pictures here. I was going for clean looking black/white themed build so a lot of the component choices are based around that.

CPU: Went with the i7 6700k since it is the current top of the line CPU for Skylake.

CPU Cooler: It's a decent cooler, I have managed to overclock my 6700k to 4.6ghz with it so far. I also spray painted the removable plastic ring white to match the theme of my build.

Motherboard: This motherboard fitted my theme perfectly and MSI boards have always lasted really well for me so it was the ideal choice for me.

Memory: I chose this kit of ram pretty much entirely for aesthetics, I could've got the same amount of ram from another company for cheaper but I think it was worth the extra cost.

Storage: I picked up a 120gb Samsung 850 EVO for my boot drive and I am currently using a 1TB Seagate Barracuda for Game/Media Storage but later I plan on adding another SSD specifically for game storage.

Video Card: I went with a 980ti because it is strongest single gpu on the market. I picked a Zotac one because I had read very good reviews and loved the cooler design.

Case: I rarely use a DVD drive these days so I wanted a case that cut out the optical bays compelely and the Fractal Define S did exactly that whilst fitting my black/white theme. Brilliant case, very well built and easy to build into.

PSU: Again, another part chosen to match my colour scheme. I went with the 650w Corsair RMi because at the time of purchase it was on sale on Overclockers UK for about £15 less.

Peripherals: I haven't listed them in the parts list but for peripherals I am using a Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid-i with cherry MX Browns and a Razer Naga Epic Chroma. I am extremely pleased with the CM keyboard, its great to type on. The Razer Naga is okay, it is a decent purchase but I was not 100% satisfied because the RGB led's cannot match the same level of bright white as my CM Quickfire Rapid-i and I have noticed the mouse likes to freeze up a bit every so often.

Thanks for reading.

EDIT: Added some more pictures.

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Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for Krait, skylake. I like white/black too.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice color scheme and parts selection (love the Define-S). More pics would be nice... I cannot tell if you are running and fans on the exhaust etc... +1

How does the GPU run in terms of temps?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I currently have the top and front fans and intake and the rear fan as exhaust though I have been meaning to switch the top fans to exhause for awhile but I havent got around to it yet. I'll try add some more pictures later for you guys. As for the gpu, its run at about 75 - 85 °C under load for me and like 30 - 40 °C whilst idle.

EDIT: Swapped the top 3 fans around so they are now exhausting out of the top.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for amazing build

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Much white, no pics. Very build and nice job.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the nice color pallet...now is it possible to add more pics?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Will take some more pictures later today! :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you used the corsair light bars. Overall i like it. I heard that those light bar do not put off that much light, If you would, since you seen it first hand, could you tell me if this is true or not?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

They don't really put off a ton of light really and even the white light bars have a slight blue tint to them.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

That is good to know, because i wanted to use them for a future build, Thank you for the answer. But i heard mixed reviews, but it might be from people who really overpowered the lighting inside the case.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! How is that GPU? I was planning on buying it for my personal rig. Tie between EVGA 980 Ti and a Zotac AMP! 980Ti

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got no complaints about it , it reaches temps of 75 - 85 °C whislt gaming from what I have noticed and maxes out any game I have tried to play on it so far.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Super Sexy +1

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Will try take some more pictures later on. :)

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