I doubt you're getting 200fps+ with a 1060 unless you're playing very non demanding games. I can't even get that with my OCed i76700K and OCed 1070
My MSI Gtx 1070 is boosted to 2.1 GHz so yeah definitely 1.9 isn't insane for boost clock on the 1070
Refer to the above comment. It's a special price for retail employees through a special program with Intel
Great build man. Our builds are almost identical if you want to check mine out (I have 6700K and Z170 mobo). I found the Phanteks Evolv case after I built my PC and now I want that case so bad. It is the nicest looking case I've ever seen. I am strongly considering buying one and trying to sell my case and rebuilding my whole rig just to have that damn case lol. Great build though! Also props to making it clean. The build I have posted is my first ever build and I tried to make it relatively clean. I really need to get a set of sleeved cables for looks.
No one has brought up that you used all air flow fans instead of static pressure fans on all these radiators. Why not the Corsair SP120 and SP140 fans instead?
Do some better cable management.
Also if you can put the radiator on the top back instead top front end of your case. Nice build though! Pretty similar to mine.
I wish my parents would've dropped 2k on me for a machine to play games on when I was 14. Nice build though and very similar to mine. Just clean up those cables like mlach said. You'll get better airflow and it will look way better.
Intel Retail Edge program for retail employees. Pretty sweet discount
Some cheap one from Target
It's a little cramped. That's why my first upgrade is a bigger desk if I can get my wife on board.
Diablo is great. Obviously I have other games lol
Thank you very much. I found out I'm slightly OCD about it. I'm still trying to make it better hah
It's filling up faster than I'd like but I have about 10 games on my PC so far including Skyrim and all 3 Witcher games (which are all large) and I've used just over half my 500GB
I will probably be swapping the stock cooler fans for red led fans and also swapping the front fans with LED fans. I'm considering adding the next led strips as well for extra lighting. I really want to buy red cabling for everything because I saw those online earlier and I think it'd look awesome but they are expensive *** hell lol. Like $80 to get a full replacement set of cables
Thanks! It's running very cool now. CPU idles at 28C and GPU at 27C. GPU hit 61C after running heaven on extreme and CPU hit 45C. I am always trying to work on the cable management because I'm a little OCD. I had to cable tie my GPU to the radiator hoses because of sag, but I think I got it done with minor damage to the look of the PC.
I actually just bought the h100i v2 today and put it in. I'll get updated pictures up tonight or tomorrow!
I found the two pack of 120mm fans on a nice sale so I picked them up. I'm going to swap them out for two 140mm fans or more than likely a water cooler radiator pretty soon. Debating between the h100i v2 or the h110 because I can fit 140mm led fans on the h110
It is handling it pretty wel with just the 212 evo, but I might be upgrading to water cooling for aesthetics because I don't like the huge fan. When I get home tonight I'll run a quick bench and give you CPU temps.
I was going to go with an I5, but since I was able to get the 6700k for $145, it seemed stupid to not go with the I7 lol. Also I am hoping to get a larger desk. Just have to get the wife on board.
It is sagging a bit due to its weight I believe. I'm going to try to figure out a clean solution in the near future. Does the amount of sag look dangerous? I've read that some sag is fine but I'm not sure how much.
I can actually take the optical drive bays out. I am considering using an optical drive for convenience purposes, which is why I left them in for right now, but if I decide not to use one, I will be removing them. I am also considering going with the Corsair H100i v2 water cooler even though it is probably unnecessary. My cpu has been sitting at a 24/7 overclock to 4.4 Ghz. I am sure I can get it to 4.6 or maybe even slightly higher if I tried.
I was looking at 1440p monitors, but a good IPS 1440p was a bit out of my current price range. I will most likely wait and just buy a nice 4k IPS monitor.
This where the debate starts to rage. I have read arguments for both sides and most people swear by one or the other. Looking at actual temperature readings though, it appears that slight negative pressure keeps the ambient temperature in the case lower due to better expulsion of hot air.
I am actually working on that. I have been trying to find the right solution for me. I just want to raise it a couple inches off the carpet, but have it remain under the desk (I have about 6 inches of clearance). Any suggestions? This is my next project I want to tackle with it.
Yep it's only one per person for the processors. I work for Best Buy but there are several retailers who Intel allows to participate
Essentially you have to learn about Intel products to earn chips and to earn a higher status in the program. They do an annual deal on processors for higher status members to purchase them at a very low price.
These are all real prices that I paid though. I purchased most everything on very good sales through Newegg, Amazon, and Best Buy over about a 2 month period. I think I did a good job bargain hunting without sacrificing too much quality.
It's a special program for people who work in retail. Also I need to take an updated picture. The Gigabyte Wifi Card was defective and I didn't want to wait for a new one to ship so I bought the USB wifi card. Was going to replace it once a new Internal card shipped but it worked really well so I kept it. Thank you for the comments! I keep wanting to mess with it. Almost sad it's done lol.