Hey everyone! This is my build, it took a while to complete, I hope you like it!
So this is a culmination of about 9+ months of my personal rig evolution, it all came down to this... This PC was built mainly to have the smoothest possible gaming experience for any modern AAA games, with some light editing, streaming, etc on the side. I've always loved the way pure white products look, they always absorb other colors perfectly allowing a pure white build to really stand out.
I chose all of these parts for very specific reasons, each one served my needs, whilst also matching my theme. I wanted only the best of the best (Within reason) for this rig, so the main parts (Cpu, Gpu, etc) were an obvious choice, what is there to be said about the 6700k or the GTX 1080 that hasn't been said already? They're both absolutely marvelous pieces of technological innovation, and are the pinnacle of what's on the consumer market at the moment.
Now for the results from water-cooling this beast! So to be honest I wasn't expecting much at all other than aesthetics when putting the rig on water, but I was very wrong. First of all this allowed me to Overclock the 6700K to 4.7GHZ, while still staying under 80C with 100% load. I was also able to apply a 200MHZ OC to the memory and core clock of the GTX 1080, but, the Overclocks didn't make the difference, GPU Boost 3.0 made the difference. My 1080 boosts over 2100MHZ while under load, that's about a 560MHZ improvement from when it was on air. The boost in clock speeds to my Cpu and Gpu resulted in performance gains of anywhere from 7 to 20FPS in a range of different games, GTA V saw the biggest FPS boost with the clocks allowing it to run 30FPS higher than before, crazy stuff.
I hope you guys enjoy the build, and be free to leave any constructive criticism in the comments, thanks! :D (Since these photos were taken I've upgraded the sleeved cables, and re-trained them, they look much better now!)