Description

This build also contains custom water loop (EK-KIT X360).

Ok, so due to popular demand, I am listing a bit of description.

For this build I have used all of the parts listed as well as the water cooling kit above with EKWB red fluid. The build was simple to put together, all but the water cooling. For the water cooling parts I unfortunately had to create 6 new holes in the case, 4 in the bottom for the pump and two on the front cage slots for the reservoir. Unfortunately I went by the specifications of the case provided by NZXT and found that there really was not enough space under the roof of the case to place a 60mm radiator. So I placed the radiator on the front of the case with fans pushing in through the radiator. Right now this configuration doesn't exactly do justice for my graphics card, though the Windforce realistically has no problems staying plenty cool. Eventually I will water cool my graphics card as well in a full loop. I plan to install EKWB's 30mm 360 under the roof and push-pull it. However, I will be waiting to see what pascal has to offer before doing so. If pascal ends up being all that it is hyped to be, then I will be selling my 980 ti.

I have very little complaints with this build so far except:

  1. The gameboost dial is terrible. I bought this motherboard in part because I thought it would make overclocking easy. It didn't. Long story short, the dial raises your base clock and that didn't sit well with my cpu on anything higher than 4.6 (which is still good, but my goal was 4.7, so I had to do everything manually). However, MSI's software (MSI Command Center) is great, I highly recommend it to everyone. So despite the Game Boost dial, overclocking was easy.

  2. My ram doesn't seem to like XMP, so it's sitting at stock speeds unfortunately. I will be RMAing my ram, but not until this summer (school, I don't have time and I need an operational computer until then.

  3. As previously mentioned, the case does not quite have as much room as the specs let on.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is my first build. I have been a long time laptop gamer and recently saw the light when my Aorus X7-Pro Sync died (this was built with the money from my refund, because you can bet I got my money back for a brand new laptop).

My final price-tag was not as expensive as the one listed here. I already owned the mouse, Travelstar, and 840 EVO, plus the case was a Christmas gift from my girlfriend.

Finally, the temps listed here are not final (the temps listed are what I'm getting at the moment, but I will soon hopefully be going lower). I actually haven't used the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut yet, I just used the past that came with the EK kit. My Kryonaut shipped about a week or two after I finished building the computer and I really don't feel like applying it until I buy a de-lid device for the 6700k. This is by far not my final build. I would like to get custom braided wires, maybe do acrylic tubing, the works etc.

So, if anyone still has anymore questions let me know. Hope the new pics are satisfactory!

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Comments

  • 50 months ago
  • 3 points

Can we get some more pictures? Ideally inside of the lovely build.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep yep, and thank you!

  • 50 months ago
  • 3 points

Lol How'd you create that effect?....... And more pics!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe he used a webcam or something connected to the pc to take the pic. Then it showed up on the monitor because they were connected, making it show up on the camera making another show up on the monitor, etc.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

That's exactly what it was. People overthink stuff sometimes. Green screen and several pictures in photoshop.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually it's way simpler than that... I just took a picture with my phone, it automatically uploads to google photo, then I took a picture of that and so on...

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha nice. See I knew it was something easy Anyway Nice build man.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

You know, if oyu have something like obs studio, you can achieve a similar result.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

a tripod

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Why you teasing us like this? Can't we get more pictures of the inside?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

More pictures, and a description please!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

In the words of 24 "AWW!, Sweet infinity shot"

Cant say much else cause of the lack of description, but from the part list it looks pretty solid man.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Writing it up now!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

With the exception of a custom water kit, this is pretty darned close to the build I'm waiting on parts for!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the huge spacebar?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The better to press space with my dearie!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been shown that the large space bar is simply better for gaming. You can expect that future keyboards will start employing them. Also, one of the primary benefits of this keyboard is that the keys are actually shorter by half the normal distance and therefore one can essentially game at twice the response speed. The large space bar also allows one to place their hand in almost any manner and have equal access to the space bar without needing to stretch one's wrist and develop wrist problems.

However, not all of that is why I bought this keyboard. I bought this keyboard because the keys feel a lot like laptop keys ( I don't like the traditional keyboard keys Cherry, Blue, Brown, or what not). The QS1's (that's what these keys are called) have more of a push back to them, meaning that I can actually rest my fingers on the keys with some weight and know that I'm not actually pressing anything (with the exception of the space-bar, which I personally think should be made a bit stiffer). Plus the lighting effects of the m800 compared to it's predecessors is a phenomenal improvement akin to keyboards like those by Corsair and Razer. In all truth, this keyboard is said to have even better led configuration than the competition, because the leds in this keyboard are actually directly beneath the keys. That being said, the only other improvement I could think is that I would add an audio jack to the board like Razer does and I would prefer a metal board like that of Corsair.

If you don't like traditional keyboard options, or think you might like to give stiff keys a try, I highly recommend this keyboard.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Need more than 1 picture. Inside of the box and around outside too.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm on it!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks really nice. A nice color scheme and build.

  • 50 months ago
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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

What a time to have lived in!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I laughed pretty hard...

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Fresh from the camera!