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"MilkyWay" My first PC build.,

by 6ix5ive

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42 Comments

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Date Published

March 20, 2017

Date Built

Feb. 27, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.1GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

Description

When I first put this system together I started with a I5-6600K and Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Aura mobo. But I have since updated to the 6800K so I can get into streaming, recording, and some editing. Things went pretty smooth for my first build. The most difficult thing of course was the rigid tube bending. This took about three days to complete as I encountered a few problems such as purchasing fittings and tubbing that were not compatible and once i got everything together having a leak from the in port on my pump/res combo. But know everything is all good and I am pretty satisfied with what I was able toi accomplish.

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rhali8 2 Builds 4 points 4 months ago

Any reason for choosing the 6800K over something like an R7 1700? Besides that, awesome build!

Take a +1 :)

Dizzlepop12 5 Builds 4 points 4 months ago

He built it 4 days before launch, so he REALLY should have at least waited to see what RYZEN would offer. It's a way better deal than a 6800K...

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 4 points 4 months ago

To each their own. Im more than satisfied with my build.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Agreed

Zovonic -7 points 4 months ago

But AMD is bad...

That's why it's cheap.

Dizzlepop12 5 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

I hope your being sarcastic.

aylafan 4 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

The 6800k is faster than the R7 1700 in single core performance and is not that much slower in multi-core performance. OP chose wisely. http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6800K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-1700/3607vs3917

Plus, he didn't need to spend more money to buy a new motherboard.

rhali8 2 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

The 6800K is slightly faster than the R7 1700 in single core performance, but for multi core the 6800K gets trashed. On top of that, overclocks up to 4.0GHz have been reported using the stock cooler.

The 1700X is basically the same chip as the 1700, just with XFR (Imo it's useless).

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Ryzen is finicky from what I hear, and I find them overrated except for the 1800x.

I don't think the OP made a bad call going 6800k for what they spent, if it were retail cost that argument would change some.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Tbh, the 1800X is the most overrated out of all the Ryzen chips. The R7 1700 is imo the best R7 CPU, overclocked it outperforms both the 1800X and 6900K and it can do so on the stock cooler.

usingflea 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

He started with a I5-6600K. Why spend extra money on another motherboard just for the R7 1700 when he already had the mobo for the 6800k

rhali8 2 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

The 6800K requires a motherboard on the X99 platform. That is different than Z170, which is what he started with. In both scenarios he would have to purchase a new motherboard.

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6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks. I was really debating on which one to go for. I actually had put in a preorder for the 1700X, but ultimately settled for the 6800K. It was an okay deal when bundled with the X99 mobo. After seeing Ryzen I can say I have no regrets.

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Radox-0 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Great looking end result, more so for a first build +1

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks

Codydouglas01 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

The name is perfect for this build. Very nice!

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks

Vreaker12 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Always admire someone who goes straight to hardline watercooling for his first build. Awesome job! +1

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks.

lehmkuhj 2 points 4 months ago

Heck of an undertaking for a first build with that cooling system.

This has got to be the best looking black and white system I've seen here! Great job!

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks. I know a lot of ppl usually go soft tubing for their first build, but i honestly have seen very few soft tubing builds that look good to me. Hard tubing looks so much better imo.

lehmkuhj 2 points 4 months ago

For sure. Even with a cool looking NZXT pump on an AIO rig, they don't even come close to a custom hard tube rig. Way to go big on the first round man, definitely paid off!

ClassicHenbo 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Nice sandals. +1

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks

Lyrix 2 points 4 months ago

1+! wow! this looks so amazing! i love it! i love the case and the mobo

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks

TpmeNugget 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Great job on the build, looks fantastic. Not often you see a first build with liquid cooling, let alone rigid tubing. nice one man

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks

mcgoff360 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

looks great!! i absolutely love the white and black theme. i also really like that case, been thinking about putting my computer in it from the haf x that i have now since its just so monstrous and unnecessarily big. great job !!

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah, When I first got it I was like damn this thing is huge, but it's the perfect size if you add a custom loop.

PandaCommanda 1 point 4 months ago

sweet build. planing a wate rcooled system of my own in the same case. what size tubing did u use?

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks, I used PrimoChill 1/2" outer diameter.

Zovonic 1 point 4 months ago

Might wanna watch out, the monitor you picked is Freesync but you're using an Nvidia GPU.

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Yes I know, but it's also 144hz. I don't enable free sync because I don't need it. I got it because it's 144hz, IPS, and 4ms response time for a good price.

locusyuen 1 point 3 months ago

Did you need to update the bios for the motherboard? coz when I tried to put 6800k and asus rog strix x99 together on my list, a compatibilities warning pops up. Thanks!

6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

No, the Strix X99 is Broadwell-E compatible out of the box. Sorry for the delay on the response.

locusyuen 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks man!

Darkexplosion 1 point 2 months ago

Nice build! What are the temps?

SwiftCookie 1 point 1 month ago

Hey there great build!

Was just wondering if you've had any troubles with your Asus X99 Strix board? I've read a tonne of terrible reviews including fried CPUs, dead ram slots, Q Code 00 and just a bunch of RMA's.

Cheers! :)

EroticSponge 1 point 14 days ago

Anyway you could send ua some benchmarks of your amazing rig? I have a friend did with similar specs, but he's new to the whole pc thing. I would like to compare them so that I know he did it right.

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6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks

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6ix5ive submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Its awesome, I have no complaints.