Description

Build was primarily for gaming, though I do CAD for work as well (laying out architectural schematics). Needed a powerful machine and went with the 6800k. Super happy with how everything came out. System runs fast, cool and quiet. Had some small hiccups with construction (getting the video card to display, determined the issue was the pci-e riser cable we were using to do a vertical mount) but got that ironed out. Case we used was the deepcool genome, with a built in deepcool 360 and a really cool looking dna helix in the front that pulses. Easy to hook up and my CPU is ice cold. It was my first build, but I'm super happy so far! Thanks for looking!

Edit: followed some advice and Re-did all my cable management. Got it all hidden away. Also, added two new case fans hooked up to the leads in my GPU. They kick on when it starts getting warm. Cooled my system waaaay down. CPU is running at 40c under load (was at 49/50 before).

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Posted on the first try, super sturdy, love the RGB, no dead pins or connections. Very easy to work with.

Storage

Good bang for its buck, painless install and lightning fast, what more can you ask for?

Storage

Makes loud crunching noises whenever it's under load. I don't know if I got a defective HDD but I've never heard one this loud. I'm exchanging just in case and not saving anything to it.

Video Card

This thing is crunching any game I throw at it at max settings with no effort. I'm not surprised and I'd be dissapointed if it wasn't, but still...coming from a ****** laptop GPU I'm in heaven. Install was painless, and the RGB effects are pretty sick.

Keyboard

If you want a responsive gaming keyboard but just can't get used to huge mechanical keys and want the chiclet style, this is pretty much the way to go. Love it so far and the chroma effects are really cool .

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Great Build!! Love the aesthetics!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

TY!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, OC that CPU, they OC like a champ and under that pretty epic cooler, should be amazing.

Only critique would be to wire the CPU power cable around the rear, looks a tad odd in front of the Ram slots, but otherwise epic build +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, I got some advice on better mgmt from buildapc, I'm gonna work on the cables a bit later this week. I thought the cables I had would be more of a reactive green under the blacklight so I wanted them visable. Now they're just kind of dull so I'll route em behind the mobo.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Followed your advice and recabled, thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Where can u get that Deepcool Genome case with 149.99$, cuz on Newegg I see it 249.99$.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

whoops, you're right, that was a typo when I made the custom price. I originally had it on my parts list at 100$, with the deepcool 360 watercooler for 150, but it worked out the same. You're right though it's 250.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have named it the Killing Joke, it looks like a Joker Themed build but nice tho.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it would need some more purple red and white but haha yah. I've got some cool resident evil/umbrella corp decals coming, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ETMBR06/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 that I thought would go with the whole DNA spiral thing going on.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

WHY SO SERIIOUUUSSSSS? HAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point
That case is gorgeous. And also is very cheap for its features.

+1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Are those glow in the dark zip ties?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

UV reactive green, not glow in the dark.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I like how the GPU is mounted vertically in the case.

One critique: I'd reroute the 8-pin through the cutout in the top-left corner of the case instead of going across the motherboard. You won't be able to see the sleeved cables as much, but it'd look cleaner IMO.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to be some re-routing of the cables, based on some suggestions I got. Hey, I think I did pretty good for my first time though! And we ended up ditching the vertical mount for the standard pci-e mount, it just wasn't working, those Pci-e ribbons are a ***** and a half!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, not bad for the first time. I've definitely seen worse.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Followed your advice and re-did all the cabling (pics are uploaded but at the bottom). Definitely looks better and is running a lot cooler.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Wicked awesome build man I have been wanting to theme my second build towards a biohazard look and feel and what you did was nail it +1 man that is a beaut!

Would you be able to give us some temps on the GPU and CPU idle and under load?

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

CPU idles at 29/30c. Was hitting 50c under full load, I installed two new case fans in the front to bring some more air in and brought the temps down to 40c under load.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build man, IMO you could have gone for 4x8 gb rams and get benefit of quad channel rams. Still a beast tho, genome is like a revolution i think.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the ram working out? I want to get the Ripjaw V 3200mhz ones as well but I'm getting so many conflicting reports of it will work with x99.

Were you able to run them at the full 3200 speed?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool build bro...how its the performance of that cooler? Its easy to install or normal? How you calified it? I'm thinking buy one of those, but I dont know...see my save part list on my profile and give me your opinion please.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Extremely easy to install, same as any other cooler really. Works great, I'm running at 39c-40c at full load. Your part list looks great, that was basically what all I was going with until I upped to the x-99 CPU/Mobo because I got 'em on a great combo sale on new-egg. Only thing I'd swap out is the deathadder mouse haha. I went through two...the matte ruberized finish they put on there gets sticky and starts peeling off after like 8mo, did it on both of mine. Went logitech after that and had no issues.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Mmm, ok...well, I havent any previous experience with logitech mouses, but I can try it out to test it. And I really prefer a wireless mouse instead of normal mouse, but the thing with the batteries is really anoying to me hahaha

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

have you submitted your PC build for Setup Wars on the YouTube channel TechSource? I am asking because your PC is just beautiful...and if you get to win one episode you get $100! and even you can get the "seal of approval" and many goodies with that.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't! How do I go about doing that? Thanks for the compliments though! Appreciate it, it was my first real build and I was super happy with how it came out.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it ready to use new Broadwell-E CPUs without any bios update? I have i7 6850K too and I need to buy new motherboard.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it aesthetically, but I know there are other RGB mobos out there, so it just depends on what you're looking for. I needed some crunching power for CAD, but not everyone does so really you just have to decide. I got the combo on newegg including RAM and the 6800k for 829$.

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