Description

When I built my first PC roughly 4 months ago, I had intended to make very slight changes and modifications to it but never would I have thought that a full upgrade was right around the corner. What can I say, I'm terrible with my finances. Anyways, I just wrapped up building my new machine and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Runs cool and quite with respectable performance which is something my old build was struggling with (cool and quite).

In the very near future Ill be looking to pick up a 1440p ultra wide to complement the 1080 Ti. Other than that, I think this build will stay mostly untouched. I was thinking about swapping out the mother board for the Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 and getting a nvme boot drive but I'm going to try to hold off on that. *try

The only trouble with this build was cable management. The Corsair Crystal 460x is less than fun to cable manage. The issue is that there is very little clearance between the motherboard tray and the side panel. Cable runs have to be well planned and tied down unless you want to force the back panel on by siting on it. Other than that c'est bon.

Part Reviews

CPU

Yup, It's a CPU and it works

Case

Nice but not so nice to build in

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 4 points

1080p with a 1080 ti.... y tho

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

What color is 1080 ti

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

are you color blind?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nevermind

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be buying a new monitor with in a week or two. I have my eye on a few but I'm leaning towards this http://www.ncix.com/detail/asus-pg279q-rog-swift-27in-2b-119675.htm?promoid=1407

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a great monitor.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW! looks very good! 1+ for this amazing rgb build! damn!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

how do you like that monitor so far? oh... very sexy build!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

No complaints with it. Built well and does its job. Cheers

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, where did you get that desk btw ?

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I built it out of an ikea hardwood kitchen counter top and some legs ikea sells for one of there other desks. Cost around $220 for everything.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish I made something like this! Also that setup looks great enjoy your amazing build!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

love it.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

You should enter setup wars.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the desk you're using?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the 1080 ti FE in this case? My build is very similar but I have a 1070 FTW 2 from EVGA but I am stepping up to a 1080 ti FE. Also do you really just have a 550 Watt power supply? And does it work well? Can't decide if I want to upgrade my power supply or not since I have a similar 550 watt gold certified.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice. The FE runs pretty hot and loud so prepare yourself. I actually just put in a RM750 PSU yesterday. The 550 is fine if you don't plan on doing any serious overclocking and limit the amount of case fans you have. Also, hard drives can eat up wattage as well so I wouldn't have to many if you plan on staying with a 550 watt. I put in a new 3tb drive and a NVMe ssd yesterday and needed more watts as I was getting very close to 550. Good luck building. Cheers

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, love the build. I'm thinking of doing a similar setup with the Corsair Crystal and H100i. I was hoping to stick a Zotec 1080 Ti in it though. The Zotec is an extra inch or so longer then your MSI, do you think it would fit with the H100 at the front like you have it? Looking at your photos it seems like it may be really tight.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be. Honestly I don't think there is a full inch of clearance with the H100iV2 at the front. Would have to have the H100i on the top. Good luck building.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

How much of a challenge was cable management with the 6 fans? I want to do a similar set up to yours and am wondering how you hid all the fan cables so well. Thanks!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Wasn't to much of a pain in the ***. I just made sure that the fans were positioned in a way that the cable was already close to a hole in the case. I used 3 fan splitters as well, so most of the cable mess is hidden in back.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're thinking of upgrading your motherboard, get the Asus z270 motherboard, it has built in wifi capabilities and quite a few pci-e ports for more cards in the future. Then you can overclock your CPU. Nice setup btw.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

But I have overclocked my CPU? I think I'll be holding off on upgrading motherboards.

Cheers.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh cool! Cheers!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you share a link to the wallpaper you're using? Looks amazing!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol.. cpu, yup.. and it works LMAO! xD hahahaa +1 ... freaking amazin set up man..!! nice

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

lol thanks friend.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

nice and clean with great pictures :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

1+ Nice build! Check out mine :) I have the same graphics card and mine is able to OC pass 2.05ghz 2050mhz

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't it very loud? I have the same build but it's kinda noisy :L

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds like a jet. Will be posting an update to this build very soon.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. How are you controlling your fans on the H100i? I believe the sp120 RGBs aren't PWM fans. Can the H100i control fans off voltage? Or do you have them connected as system fans on your motherboard?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I was wondering where you bought/found the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founders Edition Video Card at? I'm trying to make a build with it but I'm having trouble finding it.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

At a local retailer. All the other founders additions cards are the exact same. Why are you trying to buy MSI's version? I would just pick up which ever one is currently the cheapest.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

wow nice build, but why did you order the SP120 (with controller) ?, doesn't the corsair crystal 460x comes with a controller that you can connect 6 fans to ?

  • 32 months ago
  • -1 points

You need a higher wattage PSU for a 7700K and GTX 1080 Ti

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

*6700k. I realize that I am out of the peak efficiency threshold which is normally between 40% and 65% of the PSU's wattage output, but I am not all that concerned about that.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

Where am I bottle-necking?

  • 32 months ago
  • 4 points

yeah i dont see any bottleneck, the processor is fine and so is 16Gb of ram

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

A 6700k bottlenecking?? Lol what world are you in

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  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I wrote with in my description that I will be buying a high refresh rate 1440p monitor with in the coming weeks. Quite aware that this gpu is overkill for a 1080p monitor even at 144hz.