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This is my personal gaming build. I play NBA 2K, Ashes, Witcher 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Doom, and Warframe. Originally was going to stick with an i5 6600K but i7 price dropped so I thought "what the heck, might at well." Sold my previous build to pay for this one and didn't spend that much more. Aside from the GPUs.

The motherboard I got from MicroCenter so $20 savings when I bought the i7 6700K. I knew I wanted to SLI though the SLI ribbon is useless for me now. I wanted a blue color scheme for the motherboard but every SLI mobo was around $275+

I also got the PNY SSD from MicroCenter on sale and there's nothing special about it.

The SLI HB Bridge was sold out everywhere. I thought I would have to pre-order and wait on the back order list. I checked Nvidia one last time before I was going to order from Amazon and low and behold it was in stock. I wish you could change the little led though. It does what it does. Did a minor mod to make the LED red on it and I think it came out decent.

I love the sexiness that is the Entho Evolve case. Looks good and performs just as good, oooooohhh yeeeaaaaahh. The modularity is very much needed with this build.

I had to sell a couple of items to get the GPUs but nothing I was attached to. I want to game in 4k so I got the 2 GTX 1070s. I know most will say go with 1 card but for the prices of what the 1080s are going for these days I opted for 2 1070s. THe lowest I found a 1080 for was $640 but extra $20 for shipping and back ordered for a month or so. The Zotac Amp edition actually looks aesthetically better than any other 1070 in my opinion. It almost looks like a sexy sports car. Zotac was the only AIB partner that had 2 of the exact same cards I could purchase together. The card boost to around 1900mhz or so out of the box and is advertised for only 1797mhz boost. I don't think I'll need to OC but will still test a bit but from what I have read and seen from reviews, most 1080s and 1070s tap out around 2000mhz-2100mhz on average. Highest OC I was able to get stable on both cards was Core clock 2068mhz and Memory 4608mhz on the Ram in SLI. I'll also try them 1 by 1 and see if they can be pushed a little more.

Power supply is from an older build in which it powered the Powercolor Devils 13 Dual core R9 390. Very much overkill for this build I know but it's a power supply. BTW it's still awesome in all it's overkillage glory!

There will be more pictures to come as well as my reviews of each component of the system. Finally got my dual boot Win 10 and Hackintosh up and running.

Update. I installed 2 EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrids cards.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 8 points

Relationship Status: SLI'ed

+2

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I remember your old build. Was the old card better than these 2 1070's?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The old card was not though I still need to run some more benchmarks. The twin 1070s got a 23,000 or 24,000 score in 3D Mark firestrike non-OC. The dual core Devils 13 was between 17,000 and 18,000.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Price to performace was way better before though

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmmmmm...... Looking at your part list i finally know why your relationship is broken...

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Everything led but no led strip? Blasphemy! Hahaha j/k it looks nice! Guess you're gonna have a lot of fun maxing most titles out;) but spend some time with your partner as well okay?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

THanks partner smartner, she has her precious lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, man... I just bought the same GPU. You make me want to buy another :p

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How much fps do you get on ashes at 4k?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't OC'd the cards yet but there is the Ashes benchmark in 4k.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok. I didnt saw that last picture.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is the Ashes bench in full 4K

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried something akin to what you see in this video? @ 5:28 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dUL-taRFuA )

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't really see what he's doing. Are you refering to the cable management?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

No, I am referring to the SLI bridge. I was thinking that maybe you could copy what Ed was doing for his EVGA model- I don't know if the design is similar. I might be a bit off on the time- maybe 5:30+

I wish you could change the little led though. It does what it does.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, yeah I seen someone else do that as well maybe Jay from Jayz2cents. I'm definitely thinking about it. Hopefully it has a similar build as the LED Bridges.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, cool. Good luck!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Enjoy your build... hopefully its does not kill your relationship. To prevent that very same effect I build my wife one that was just about identical to mine... does your significant other game?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunitely no, my signficant other does not game other than the mobile bs, Candy crush, family fued smh. I did get her a ring after she asked me how much everything was so her mind isn't on the cost of my PC parts anymore.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have heard from others this card is supposed to be really loud while gaming Resolution: 2560x1440, I play on 1080p and haven't gotten a game to make the card run on 100%.

Have you?

Is it loud and can you hear it over the game sounds?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

So far I have only played a hand full of titles all in 4K Ultra and High settings. I don't hear the fans but I don't have my PC on my desk while gaming 5ft away. I have seen while running 3D mark Firestrike 4k settings the fans going around 85% speed.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the answer!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Also looking towards 2x 1070 Zotac AMP's for my new build and couldn't figure out which SLI bridge I need, thanks for detailed pics, now I know I need 3 way :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on the bridge you get. Nvidia and EVGA have different views on what spacing their bridges are. Had I got a EVGA bridge I would have need a 1 slot spacing bridge Nvidias' bridge I have is a 3 slot spacing.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the SLI bridge that connects the card.BTW why do you go for the Zotac?How about MSI,Asus,Gigabyte or Palit or EVGA? Is Zotac brand a good GPU brand?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Zotac was the only card in stock where I could buy 2 at the moment. All other cards on Newegg only had a single 1070 for the other manufacturers.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any thoughts on the AIO you used?

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently downloading the newest update that I think is like 2GBs and the server is overwhelmed as I have 75MBs internet speed but it's currently downloading 3D mark at around 2MBs.

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