I personally think Gigabytes boards have been higher quality than the marketed "ROG" boards for x99 and z170.
This actually looks quite good considering the age of some of your parts. Way to keep it looking ahead of its time! That 7970 still holds up well with current titles as long as it has a proper cooler. Do you by chance have the CPU and GPU overclocked to get max performance?
That heatsink on the extreme is HUGE. Do the temps actually benefit from that heatsink compared to like MSI's twin frozr?
Those Fury X's look so beautiful. It does need some cable management, but otherwise hell of a build man!
Hey there fellow siege player! Nice build, I've been thinking about getting into ultrawide monitors there's so many really good options out there now. I like LG's ultrawide ones they really know what they're doing and I'm betting Siege is also way more fun on one.
This looks fantastic! I, honestly, didn't even know you had posted or won this at first lol. I knew you were active on the site because I always see your hilariously creative comments on various builds, including my last posted build. This was definitely well deserved and I hope we see a repost soon of this beast with a custom loop!
Holy F*! This is one of a kind. I really love how this PC just looks so bright! Those colors go together perfectly. Easily the coolest color scheme I have seen yet amazing work man.
Wow, those upgrades really made a difference! Nice job!
That's a hell of a color scheme! I've always wanted to build a PC decked out in either green or orange. Nice job!
I'd say turn those fans the other way to exhaust air out because they're creating negative air pressure. That usually raises temps instead of dropping them considering the 1070 isn't a blower fan style. Otherwise, nice build!
What do you mean budget builds don't make sense? There is no way someone can possibly be this dense. I help friends build pc's all the time and most of the time the goal is to build a PC that holds the best performance per dollar based on what it is being used for. I am not sure what you are using this PC for, but if it is mainly for gaming then x99 is overkill. Everyone doesn't want a high end build and I know many people who are happier with their budget friendly PC than I am with my PC. It's cool when someone builds an up to date PC, but not if you're going to bash on people who don't.
Nice build and good choice on the parts, but I'd invest in an SSD also because it really does help boot times. I also have that monitor and the 1070 will definitely be using it to its full potential.
I have heard of the issues with it after a few months, but mine is still holding up with my overclock of 4.7ghz
I'd be watching that SSD and make sure you keep a backup ready because they are known for having a high failure rate. Otherwise, this is a really awesome build!
Wow! This build looks so cool. I didn't even know NZXT had the S340 in black and yellow, but it definitely is a great color scheme. Great job!
I think you might have went a little overkill on that FAN! :P
This is amazing. I wish I had the skill to build a small form factor machine like this. Fallout 4 won't have any problems running on this!
90C on a 4790K is almost lethal lol. It definitely shouldn't be that high considering the cooler you are using. I really like how you fit everything into that case, but I hope your i7 temps do go down.
Ah yes, the struggles of a non-modular PSU. The lights make them less obvious at least! Great budget build with a 970 and 4690k.
Yeah, this isn't the best case for setting up dual radiators. It will do for now, though.
Wow! Good to know I'm not the only one that struggled keeping this thing under 75C. I'm going to try buying some high end fans for the rad.
Yeah, but the guy I bought the R9 from pretty much threw it in for free so I'll use it for now until I find a suitable PSU. These FX Cpu's need to be overclocked no matter what nowadays.
Lol! This is going to be a great space heater when winter hits
It's definitely nicer than Win 8.1 and I did get a slight increase in game performance, but it has it's fair share of small bugs and quirks. I really like it though
Hmm, I think this build is surely powerful enough to run TurboTax for you :P
Your keyboard is amazing! XD "gg" lol
Very good build! Always liked how those NZXT cases make builds look so clean and professional.
The 8350 is still an amazing CPU for gaming and 3D projects. The price really does make up for the slight loss in performance compared to an i5 4690k. Great build! What really impresses me is that image quality. What camera is that? lol.
This is a very good build for a first timer! Welcome to the pcmasterrace. I do recommend you look into overclocking because with that motherboard you are looking at 4.5-4.8ghz easily on that i5. I overclocked my cpu before I even installed windows lol.
Yeah, there is always weird driver problems when it comes to AMD. The mobo has no problems maintaining an overclock, but AMD gpu's just always have their own set of issues when it comes to compatibility with newly released games. The 8320/8350 are definitely the best price/performance cpu's for gaming builds.
Nice build! I just finished building my second build and it also includes an FX 8320 and 970 Gaming mobo. I am running an R9 295x2 with my 8320 overclocked to 4.5ghz @ 1.4v. I do get a dip in FPS during Witcher 3, but I believe that's due to AMD gpu support. CPU never goes over 70% usage in any game.
zip-ties and trying to fit as many cables in the back cover as conveniently as possible without breaking anything lol. I have to re-seat the H75 to hide the fan cables a bit more.
Runs about 30C idle and averages 60-70C in game. Full load is about 70-80C. The 970 rarely goes over 70C when in games like GTA 5 or FC4.
Nice build man! I can tell you took time to research the parts for it. Nice cable management by the way.
Lol I have a spec-01 too :D
Well, I'm used to selling parts on eBay so I kind of expected it. I came on here to post it because I figured everyone could price it quite accurately since most actually know what they are doing. If it doesn't sell soon I'm upgrading that case to an h440. lol
I will change the price to $1200 obo. I'm fairly new to the actual forums on here, but I'm still accepting offers on it. I'm not expecting to get exactly what I spent on it.
Yea I could possibly part it out. I just listed it at around the price I bought it for, but I'll change that. Thanks for the help!
TEN DOLLARS A WEEK?! That's very impressive. Good build, good job.