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Hello,

This is a customer build I did this year with the intention for someone coming from the Apple ecosystem. He saw another inwin805 build I did and wanted it to be similar but with a 6700k. He really just told me he wanted some of the fastest parts in each category but didnt need a lot of GPU; just something so he could try gaming if he found time. The result was one of my favorite builds I have done....And man Linux on this system is a beast! I havent been on Linux since windows xp and it still felt comfortable.

Component Choices:

Case: Inwin 805 red: Customers choice and its such a beautiful case. There was a simple mod to allow the 360mm radiator to fit. It is pictured but there is a lip on the front fan bracket that needs to be cut. I used a pneumatic rotary tool but a dremel will work as well. I would say the only downside to this case is that the air intake is very restricted by all the glass. I hope they revise the front fan bracket so others dont need to mod it for 360mm rads or even just 3x120mm fan setups which this case can use.

CPU: intel i7 6700k at 4.6ghz (1.344v), the customer already had it and really its such an excellent CPU I had nothing but support for his decision on it. This CPU at 4.6ghz really just screams, its an excellent CPU for so many different tasks.

Motherboard: Asus Hero Alpha Z170. This choice came down to the fact that Asus makes great board, he loved the aesthetics and it had wifi which the non-alpha did not. I really love Asus boards for overclocking especially.

RAM: Gskill Trident 16GB 3000mhz. Again went with this ram for aesthetics and performance. The 3000mhz is easy for the 6700k to manage and is a nice balance of cost and performance. These RAM sticks felt so solid and heavy I felt I could use them for self defense as well haha.

Storage: This was the fun part, the Samsung 950pro is a drive I have used a few times and man its actually a bit noticeable with compared to the 850evo/pro in even normal tasks. I attribute that to the better 4k read/writes aside from the big numbers it puts out for larger files. Linux Mint on this drive felt so INSTANT, I mean l Linux tends to feel that way with good hardware, but I felt it was reading my mind it was so instant. The Data drive was an OCZ Trion 150 960GB drive which is an excellent value to performance drive. Toshiba has done good things with OCZ.

GPU: EVGA GTX 960 4GB w/back plate. EVGA makes some of the nicest looking back plates and with their excellent customer service, they have become my main go to gpu for Nvidia. This card just looked so good in this build. It was overkill for the customer but he wanted to make sure he had 4 monitor support to allow for future plans but also wanted to be able to try gaming in the future.

Power Supply: EVGA supernova P2 850watt is such an excellent PSU. While overkill, the customer and I decided on the 850watt should his future plans ever change to include SLI in high end cards. Now a days you rarely need more than 850watts for most SLI setups. As it is, this system only consumed 221watts during the Asus Realbench GPU+CPU stress test. Gaming might be a little more but I expect less than 300watts with the numbers I saw. The CPU only was 152watts overclocked on Cinebench. For those paying attention, yup I stress tested on windows 10 before loading Mint :)

Cables: These were a Bitfenix complete kit for the EVGA power supply, not a custom length set. Such an awesome part of the build for sure, especially when the rear panel is glass as well :)

Cooler: This was the star of the show in the customers eyes right behind the case. The swiftech h320 x2 cooler. The prestige model was what he really wanted but it was sold out everywhere so we got the standard version. Really the difference was just the fans and the lack of compression fittings. I feel the E-loop fans in the prestige actually make a difference as my last 805 build used the Prestige but that was also a x99 build which really needed it.

LED lighting: The Logisys RGB kit is honestly the best bang for the buck out there. Its wireless, has many colors to choose from, some effects and can be dimmed or shut off all for less than $20 at frys. Some builds may need extra extensions to run more than the included single LED strip but check out the home LED kits as you can get a good deal on a harness from that section at frys. This build being Linux based couldnt use something like the Hue+ which I would say is an excellent choice. The Logisys kit can actually add up fast if you need to add more than one LED like we did in this set up. We used two RGB strips, harnesses to add it in and ended up being dollars cheaper than the Hue+, but again its a Linux build so we couldnt go the Hue+ route.

OS: Linux Mint w/cinnamon. Everything just worked. The 950pro was located and bootable after installation which was an issue on the newest Ubuntu at the time of this build (06/2016). The GTX960 was easy to install, just needed to manually select the Nvidia driver in the Linux driver section and that was it. It was SUPER fast on Mint, just such a nice experience. I really am rooting for Linux now more than ever for gaming. I hope Vulkan can bring better gaming titles to Linux. Most people dont need Windows and Microsoft has been doing some shady things lately.

Hope you guys like it! Feel free to ask about the build.

Thanks! Anthony

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
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Love it! I have a question about the airflow in the case?

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks! Sure what question did you have?

  • 41 months ago
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Oh yeah, Hows the airflow working for u in that case?

  • 41 months ago
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Well with the 360mm rad it gets the CPU cool but I do strongly feel that the case limits the cooler from its full potential. Still though temps were good.

The air flow is the weak spot of this case but it can handle high end parts. I did another build in the 805 before this one with a 980ti and 5930k with the same Swiftech cooler and things were fine there too.

  • 42 months ago
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OML THIS IS BOOTIFUL ;-;

Also possibly the best cable management I've ever seen. Either way, AWESOME work! +1

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
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Very impressive cable management +1

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
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Nice build! Just curious, what kind of tasks does your client do on linux mint?

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks. Im not sure; he didn't specify but he was coming over from Apple. His business is in marketing from what I understood.

  • 42 months ago
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Another great build. That's some excellent cable management you got there.

  • 42 months ago
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Thank you

  • 42 months ago
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My lord the cable management...

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
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Beautiful build!!!

  • 42 months ago
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thanks!

  • 42 months ago
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Oh made an edit to mention the Bitfenix red cables :)

  • 42 months ago
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Best cable management I've seen.

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks, its my favorite part of any build :)

  • 42 months ago
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That moment when you look at the PSU and you think:

Is it "80+ platinum" or is it just "80+"?

lol

  • 42 months ago
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That's called paranoia.

  • 42 months ago
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Ha, it is in the build list but its Platinum :)

  • 42 months ago
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This looks stunning....I love it, great job +1

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
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People may hate on the GPU but you could sell me this cable management with a darn VooDoo in it for all I care. Excellent build & +1

  • 42 months ago
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haha thanks, ah man taking it old school! VooDoo gpu's were awesome in their time :)

  • 42 months ago
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Yes sir! Back when it was more consumer driven than $$

  • 42 months ago
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Great looking build, and solid part choice, no doubt end user is happy. Any plans for them to chuck the GPU into the loop?

Sadly feel your pain about taking pic's of tinted glass cases, still not managed to nail them with the panel on, right pain, but you did a solid job.

+1

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks. It hasn't been mentioned. Yeah that part that picks up the reflection of the table irritates me lol

  • 42 months ago
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Nice build, needs cable combs. :)

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks, I actually don't like cable combs in most situations. I feel they look tacky and take away from the natural curves of the cables :)

  • 42 months ago
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Well... the reason I mention them is that I like the look on both spark plug wiring and computer cables. To each his or her own, I guess. It's still a nice build.

  • 42 months ago
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Ah I see....Im also a car guy, have you seen the spark plug wire cable combs that have bullet shells? Pretty cool actually. Thought they would make for some cool themed PC build as well in the right area.

But yeah man, thanks for sharing your comments, style is a matter of opinion and we all have our own :) On this Caselabs itx build Im currently working on I might hide cable combs in the "basement" of the chassis so they look good in the exposed area.

  • 42 months ago
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I have one of my gaming builds in the same case and after seeing your cable management I'm convinced I have to get some Bitfenix cables. Fantastic job!

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
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Awesome build, one question. How did you get the IO shield to fit???

  • 41 months ago
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Thanks. I didnt have any issues with the IO shield. Popped in and fit like normal.

  • 41 months ago
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I'm curious, how loud/quiet is the build? I'm considering an 805 for my next build - though I know its not silent, I'm concerned it would leak much more noise than a Fractal or H440.

  • 41 months ago
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This build is very quiet mostly because the cpu cooler was such overkill. Even the other system I did in a 5930k and 980ti wasnt too bad but under full cpu load was not silent, it was not annoying either.

I would NOT do SLI or CF in this chassis though unless your ok with warm temps.

  • 37 months ago
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Im about to build a new computer using the inwin 805 infinity and i saw this build , im planning on using a i7 6700k and a gtx 1080 , do you think the temperature would be fine using your cooling setup from this build?

  • 37 months ago
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replied to your private message

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  • 42 months ago
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I greatly appreciate your response to this build!! I hope it gets featured as well :)

Its very challenging shooting pics of an all glass case, I needed black backdrops to eliminate as much reflections as possible....which meant getting creative as I dont have an assistant to help hold them up. I just do my photos in my workshop and hope to get better lighting soon too.

Thanks again, Anthony

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  • 42 months ago
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Its short for Remis Computer Solutions. Remis is my name :) On instagram I am also remiscs there too.

Thanks again

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  • 42 months ago
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No worries. Yeah so my last name is Remis. I am American/Cuban. I believe it dates back to the Spain ancestry where I was told there is a town of Remis'. In America it is not a common name haha

I am trying to decide on my branding though lol. RemisCS isnt a bad idea, I have some materials spelt that way.

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  • 42 months ago
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Previously my last experience was with the original h220. I would call this installation very simple as long as your case has space. The ends of the reservoir are nice and short so the pump doesn't over hang like it does on the EK AIO. The CPU block itself is easy to install as well. I have used it once on z170 and once on x99 and all went well.

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  • 42 months ago
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Oh yeah, this one is much nicer in my opinion. Especially if you get the prestige model with the upgraded fittings but especially the fans. The e-loop fans in the prestige are amazing.

I think you asked me and I forgot to mention but it is RGB on the cooler

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  • 41 months ago
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Thanks, I appreciate it. Im doing a Caselabs Bullet BH2 that I hope equally impresses if not more.