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I was thinking of building my own PC for a while now. I tried to keep my old PC alive by upgrading and modding it but, it gave everything it could and it was time to upgrade. I already had the theme of the build in mind so i decided to pick parts that would match.

For the CPU since Intel released a new line of CPU recently i decided to go with that and went for the 6700K. For the GPU i was tempted for the 980ti Strix but i went for the 390 Strix, since i plan on playing on 1080p. I decided to go with 2x4 8GB of ram but i will probably add another set in the future. For the power supply i decided to leave room to crossfire in the future and got the EVGA Supernova 850W, Also a plus it as a 10 year warranty. For the storage i got the Samsung 120GB M.2 SSD for the operating system and 3.5TB for storage.

I decided to let the ASUS AI Suite 3 program overclock my CPU while i went to work, when i came back i saw my clock speed at 5.30GHz, I decided not to melt my CPU and downclock it to 4.90GHz.

This was a fun build, with the only minor hassle being the ASUS Front base which had horrible instructions, all was good.

I added a picture of my old PC and the 5.30 OC at the end.

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Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 4 points

5.3?? Wow, you have my 4790K beat by a good margin!

  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

Slow clap

Nod of approval for killer OC

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean, awesome case and great choice of parts! +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Like your taste I too had modded my old alienware aurora +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that cooler unbearably loud? Trying to get a feel for it. Would love to pick it up.

Nice build though. Impressive to see it hit 5.3!!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all, I don't hear any noticeable noise from the pump. For these fans i start noticing them at 1,350RPM. At there max(2,100RPM) it's like being in a plane sitting next to the wings. Only thing i can hear sometimes is, i guess bubbles going thru the rad but i fix it by barely tapping the rad. Should be a temporary thing, i don't remember last time i heard it.

Also i tried letting the fans at 500RPM for a few minutes and my temps were at 21C, Switched it on max and it was still on 21C. That's on 4.90 OC.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

5.3 ghz????? HOLY SH!T

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE! I am doing a 6700k build and I'm wondering what made you choose that maximus hero board? It's quite pricey. My current plan is z170-a but that hero board looks sexy

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going with a Red, Gray and black theme, for me this was an obvious choice. it's advertised as one of the best OC boards and comes with a lot of features.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok :) I love the aesthetics of this board as well but I've read a lot of reviews and reports saying that this board is really buggy (problem with starting up, maintaining consistent OC, random shut downs)

I mean, this is a new build for you. But have you encountered any of these problems yet? :O

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

None of the problem you mentioned so far. The only thing i found dissapoinging was the "Supreme FX Audio" which is okay. If you so happen to have AI charger your in for a threat, after 3h your audio will start getting worst and worst. The only way to fix it is to restart the PC or uninstalling AI charger. If u can live without it then your fine.

It comes with the drivers make sure you uninstall it if your getting it.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

What's AI? I am quite serious about audio and I would install an external PCie sound card if I have to.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an ASUS program that boost the power output from USB ports to charge your devices faster. http://event.asus.com/mb/2010/ai_charger/

I know it looks like a 3 year old made this but that's the actual ASUS site.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Might wanna add some support to your GPU, quite a lot of saggage going on. Also adding some zip ties to those PSU cables would be pretty.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's not a light weight card, I have no idea how i'm going to support it but i'll find a way(It looks worst then it is). For cable management i personally use twist ties since they are re-usable and i don't have to play surgeon simulator and try not to cut a cable when i need to move something. I know the PSU cables don't look pretty right now but that's because i need to sleeve my 12 pin connector so i'll be messing with that soon.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't use twist ties they have the potential to short your moba if the metel core touches it. Also they look like crap in my opinion.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't worry there is no twist ties anywhere near the motherboard or other components. I know they look bad but you don't really see them since they are behind the case. But i'll take your suggestion and switch them with zip ties when i am done with the sleeving.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build!

Just noticed that on your parts list it actually shows a 380 instead of a 390.

But overall really sweet build. It looks amazing!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

I don't know, for me it shows 390.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I'm so so sorry I just looked again and I must have just looked at it wrong. Sorry about that.

Have fun gaming!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the 6700k reach 5,3?! This is true?! :o

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Apparently, I was hitting 68-79C on idle. I am getting that under 100% load on 4,9.

If i go back to 5,3. I'll need to find another way to cool my PC presto!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought the 6700k could only reach 4,6 on max :o but being stable and not too cool at 4,9 is amazing

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you picked up the m2. vs the satta one? I am making myself a build too and i dont know wich one pick up. Is there a great diference?

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

They are the same price as the normal one but with higher speed since it's not limited by the SATA port's maximum speed.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

and about temps? do they need especial colddown ?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. BTW hows that fan setup working out, does it keep everything cool?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

What specs were your old build? I'm curious

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build! i have a 6700k also and am thinking of getting that same cooler. what kind of voltage/BCLK/Multiplyer settings did you use?

thanks! :)

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