Description

I was aiming for an Skylake based SLI enabled build before moving on to X99. Build is for gaming purpose with light editing stuff. Nothing much. But I wanted to have a beast of a build hence why. Many components like PSU, keyboard, mouse, monitor, one SSD are from the previous build.

I am a Formula lover hence Maximus VIII Formula was an obvious choice for me. i7 6700k is the CPU. For RAMs, I ditched the G.Skill TridentZ for Corsair Vengeance Red LED and I could not be more happier.

Using old Samsung 840 EVO 250GB for OS and 1TB SSD for Games. For other stuff, WD 6TB Black would do me good.

Being a EVGA lover, my obvious choice was GTX 1080 FTW though it took me like 2 months to get them. Unfortunately, temps under SLI are too high to my reckoning. Top card easily reaches 90C while the second card hovers to 82C. Mind you, I live in a hooter and humid area where during summers temp peaks at 49C. My room does not have air conditioning.

Next upgrade would be monitor. Aiming and trying for Asus PG348Q. At the moment using VX24AH which is 2k IPS panel. Nothing much here.

Chassis is Phanteks Evolv ATX. Lighting solution is NZXT Hue+.

I had mounted the rad on the front to have the clear view of Board and RAMs. Later on mounted it on top side and install two NF-A14 iPPC fans hoping to have a direct flow on the cards to reduce the temps but to no effect.

Also, hid the AIO cables though these are older pics without AIO's cable management.

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man this is really an amazing build! 1+! Normally my comment would`ve stopped right here but its just that i get tired of the red and black themed build that i think its a bit boring... and the fact that you have to run both of your gpus in x8 now isnt great either.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks for kind words. I know, many guys are getting rather sick of Black/Red build but this is my color hence my preference. My Rampage V Edition 10 is already here so x16/x16 would be the case. Ditching my skylake build for X99.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! I realised that i was a bit harsh its still a very very awesome build but its just that i dont like the colour that much anymore (i have a red and black setup) But VEry nice! pls reply to that comment when x99 is finished ;)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries. I will submit my X99 build once it will be finished.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thx

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

that first picture tho. Absolutely beautiful +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. That pic got most likes on FB. There are others as well. If you would like, I can post more.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 I'm a sucker for clean cable managed builds. I'm sure if you added pictures of the building process, this would easily get featured. I would recommend doing the JayzTwoCents mod to the sli bridge.

Here is the video if you're interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiMPuhaqrVk

Great build!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for kind words and suggestion. My EVGA HB SLI Bridge is on its way though I have got Nvidia bridge as well but that mod by Jayz is a superb one.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You get 2 1080s and buy a 2560 x 1440p 60hz monitor. FACEPALM

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks GREAT. This is one of my favorite builds I've seen recently.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for kind appreciation.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful cable management! Have you played with the fan curve on those 1080s yet? It might help with your temp problems.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. Yup, I did but it won't help. EVGA sent updated BIOS but to no avail. Then I put one 140mm fan on the left side of the cards and run it at full 3000 RPM. Bang. Temps were down to 84/80C. But that fan ruined my build's aesthetics.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This is absolutely beautiful. Similar to a build i'm planning hence coming across this. Have you looked into a custom watercooling loop? That would probably solve the high temp problems with sli. Pricey but worth it I'm sure. Still, Great work buddy.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Humble thanks. Custom loop is on my wish list.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

hey nice build

i got the same chip and mobo, i was able to overclock it to 4.5 Ghz, but my vcore was 1.45 v, what was your vcore? i just need to know so i can find out whether is the mobo design sending out more v than it should, or i just didn't win the silicon lottery

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I OCed it to 4.5 at 1.350. I guess you lucked out on silicon.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

can you use cpu-z and tell me what your max volt is? thx

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

1.350v

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

thx, btw i just bought a SSD, how do i mount it on the front? if i screw in the bracket first, i can't screw the bottom of my SSD

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Mount the ssd in bracket first. Then mount the bracket on the screws.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

hi, I'm planning on running SLi, and we got the same mobo, can you tell me how many slots between GPU so ik what side bridge I need?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, one slot difference.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

thx, i believe they are the same thing

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Just match the part no for easy identification.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Which fans did you install for rear and front? I'm not using AIO so, it'd be cool of you could suggest me how many fans and where to install them. I want good airflow. And want to go with Noctua case fans. Not sure which kind to get, it's a bit confusing :P

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I used Noctua iPPC fans though now I am using Corsair ML Pros. Sorry for such a late reply.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. These were connected on the board headers with full pwm range accessible.