This isn't exactly a new build but a upgrade of my first build that I did 5 months ago. Mostly what I did was do a better cable management and replace my EVGA 960 4gb SC, for EVGA 1070 ACX.3 (is not a SSC just the normal one with EVGA aftermarket cooler which looks fantastic. I also add RGB strips (thou they connect using USB so the cable comes out from on of the pci brackets that is cover with the PCI fans I add for better airflow. Cheap RGB but they look nice. Even the Picture look better than first time I post here. and is more sightly.
Benchmarks are the last Pictures
My first build look like. This
leave a comment, want to know what should I change, or what could be improve. I'll appreciate your Honesty.
10/09/2016 Add small chess pieces for added personality. (also that the king hold up my PCI fans to a more balance look)
Great CPU, haven't jet OC it, but it pretty fast and responsive
Keep my temps below 65 C which is nice. Seems that would allow me to OC it later at least to 4.5Ghz hoppully
Nice MOBO, came with the i7 so I can complain much. it has been working fine for me so far. I would just prefer to be a bit wider.
16Gb kind off becoming the standard now. really quick and responsive in my opinion.
First SSD I had so it is for me quick but I would prefer a better one. but this does the job fine.
Regular 7200rpm HDD. no to expensive and lot of storage.
Ok, so I first pick up a EVGA 960 4gb, like about a month till they release, and it was doing a good job for me that was coming for IGPU (intel HD4000). But the performance increment of the 1070 was amazing and I was going to wait till blackFriday to see if I upgrade but I found the EVGA 1070 ACX.3.0+ for >$11 their MSRP cost, so I couldn't let that deal slip. The EVGA 1070 OC really good getting +235 Core (getting around 2114mhz but dropping effectively to 2050-2084 around that) +560 memory and the Max temp I get (even without the PCI fans I have was 68 C.) without any problem (Firestrike when smoothly and left if for 1hr loop on Heaven) Would have wanted FTW but for like >$80 less this was good
Really like this Card
Good case, only thing I regret is not picking up the white version of this case. (but the black one had $20 mail and rebate didn't thought it through)
PSU hasn't gave me any problem so far so Im happy. (have read different reviews about it like 65-70% positive and 5-10% neutral and 20-25% negative. it had a lot off different review. but so far it has been working fine. Fully modular which it helps a lot.
Wireless Network Adapter
Was good while I use it. Move to Ethernet now. Left it there since I was a bit lazy to remove it, I just turn it off.
Really good fans, sound like a plane turbine when full but either controlling them or using the voltage regulator that comes with them decrease the sound a lot and still provide a good air flow to the case.