Description

Upgraded build because it was time to change coolant. I was previously using Swiftech UV Green coolant with white PrimoChill tubing and had some plasticizer in my blocks when flushing.

Things that I removed:

  • Swiftech H220X (rad/pump/res only)

  • Swiftech Hydrx-PM coolant

  • some fittings

  • Sapphire 6970HD 2GB GPU

  • EKFC 6970v2 waterblock

Things I added:

  • Swiftech MCP655 Pump (PCP special white edition)

  • Bitspower Water Tank Z 150mm tube res

  • Zotac 980TI 6GB reference card

  • Swiftech Komodo Titan X waterblock

  • Swiftech Komodo Titan X backplate

  • Switched from white tubing to clear tubing (still PrimoChill LRT)

  • Lots of fittings

  • Painted old XSPC 240mm rad white

  • Mayhems web fan grill 240mm, painted white

  • Black Ice 120mm and 240mm rads in white (thicker and less dense than XSPC)

  • Swapped out bottom SP120 with back AF140 fan for the 120mm rad, and cleared bottom for pump

  • Cut out a hole on bottom for drain port under pump

  • Upgraded from Win 8.1 Pro to Win 10 Pro

Some thoughts I have for future upgrades:

  • Make my own PSU cables with aqua/grey/white color scheme with perfect lengths

  • Cut out a custom plate for Apogee XL waterblock

  • Add a single knob fan controller and plug it into the master port on my fan hub because Corsair LiNK does not do a very good job at controlling fans, or maybe i'll connect a case fan header to the master port and control though mobo

  • Probably get a new case the next time I build, I'm out of room, this build was very difficult to work with in terms of space.

I use this PC for:

  • Gaming

  • Circuit Design/Routing (CPU Intensive)

  • Streaming

  • Game servers & Media servers

  • Programming

  • Video editing

  • Making music

  • Making games (Unreal Engine 4)

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Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 6 points

Skylake just released today :/ And gaming performance is very disappointing. If youre on ivy bridge...stay on ivy bridge... Good build however! +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

wow I just saw the benchmarks from Anandtech, it sometimes matches a 4770k while sometimes it gets beat by it...that's quite disappointing indeed. Guess I'll just stick to my OC 4790K and wait until Newlake

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, there is no reason to upgrade from your Devil's canyon. However, 6700k is supposed to overclock like a mad man.

  • 58 months ago
  • 0 points

yea need to see some OC benchmarks. However it still needs to cover 200mhz that the 4790k has over it in terms of clock speed while running slightly hotter at 95W. 4.4Gghz turbo vs 4.2ghz. If the 6700K can hit 4.8ghz+ at 1.2v that would be amazing. atm, I'm quite happy with mine at 4.6ghz/1.2v

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Take this with a grain of salt due to the "leak" being, well you know a leak, but supposedly the 6700k was able to hit 5.1GHz with an Air Cooler

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard the same about being able to hit 5.0 easily with a air cooler. Maybe a nice AIO or custom loop would help get something even higher O_o Still probably wouldn't be worth the whole upgrade of new CPU,MOBO and ram. :/

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to wait for high end skylake CPU's as the title says, this means the 69XXK series that should provide a much greater performance than my delided ivy bridge.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches, so you can replace the key caps with any cherry mx compatible key caps. The ones I have are Vortex Backlit Doubleshot PBT Keycaps in white.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You got to it before me. Skylake is a disappointment for sure.

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

Isn't Skylake suppossed to be released in the next few days? I think it may actually be today.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I have yet to see listings by any retailers (not including those ones on the Australian eBay). Did we get a set-in-stone release date yet?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty disappointing results there :/ 4770k taking the lead on some gaming marks over a 6700k? wow...

Come on AMD! I don't want to wait 3 years for Intel to keep throwing stuff out that's 5% better than the last gen cause you won't release a new generation of Gaming Chips! Come on Zen!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm definitely waiting for Zen myself. There was a report about an absolutely beast server chip they're working on that I really, really hope gets a consumer version in some way.

http://wccftech.com/amd-exascale-heterogeneous-processor-ehp-apu-32-zen-cores-hbm2/

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

So this thing as big as a motherboard?? O.o

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to wait for high end skylake CPU's as the title says, this means the 69XXK series that should provide a much greater performance than my delided ivy bridge.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I love what you're trying to do but I think that case is just too small! I think that should be your first choice of upgrade. Love the build though +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the thought that it might not fit, but I took the challenge and it worked out. Next build I will definitely be upgrading my case.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great, nice update.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, with what I've ready on Skylake since it released today, I wouldn't say it's a completely necessary jump; but then, how many of us make only necessary upgrades? :P

Anyway, you've got a fantastic build here. I'd consider finding a local photographer to give this a proper showing off. Love it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to wait for high end skylake CPU's as the title says, this means the 69XXK series that should provide a much greater performance than my delided ivy bridge.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha. I guess I read your title too generally and just thought you meant any Skylake. That makes sense.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Circuit Design/Routing... Electrical Engineer by a chance ? Nice build btw +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Close, Embedded Engineer :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome !

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you talking about skylake-E? I can't wait for that either.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nince temps on the cpu. The gpu looks pretty decent too, but it looks like you haven't really gone for a decent overclock on it yet. Would love to see what you can crank that bad boy up to with so much thermal headroom left!

Also, got any concrete plans for the skylake upgrade?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Since I'm only playing my games at 1900x1200, this GPU at the current settings can max out any game over 60fps. Until I find the need to, i'll stay at my mediocre overclock :)

I'm looking to wait for high end skylake CPU's as the title says, this means the 69XXK series that should provide a much greater performance than my delided ivy bridge.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that you have the Dell U2412M Monitors and Win10. There are no Win10 drivers for those monitors, so I was wondering if you have a workaround? Thanks.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I cut a little bit too close to the edge where the panel screws into the case, its kind of difficult to close because the extra thickness added by the acrylic. It was cut by hand with a dremel and taping around the area I wanted to cut, it's not perfect, there are multiple flaws if you look up close but I'm generally satisfied with it.