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I was in need of a new computer, i was still rocking an old i7 950 and have been upgrading gpu every few year so decided to build a Skylake machine. I mainly use it for gaming and normal web stuff. My intentions wasn't to go to this extent but it got a little out of hand.

I wanted to keep the case as small as i could, didn't want anything too big. Everything went in fine, read earlier that cooler needed to go in earlier before the build so that saved a head ache.

Only small issue i had was the mini USB corsair link cable that plugs into the cooling block would not fit in because there is a heat sink from the motherboard in the way. The block could have been rotated but i didn't want the corsair logo to be the wrong way up. I'm not using the corsair link software anyway so it doesn't matter, using motherboard fan control.

Running stock atm will update once OC.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

You definitely plunged with this one! Great to see the 279q! Great build man! You definitely chose excellent parts and your build reflected this! Great job

  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

".. a little out of hand." Really. First off. Nice build. Nice photos. Nice choices. Looking to upgrade.. Skylake tag led me here. I am also a big ASUS ROG/Corsair/ Intel has pretty much won. The mobo maybe a Sabretooth instead of your monster. Crazy cool computers people put together.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Woow ..such a great build............

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

3 way SLI Bridge and 2 GPU's. kek

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW! that monitor is freaky! It has a 165Hz Refresh rate! How do you afford this?! Job?! Keep up the awesome builds man!! :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah its not bad. I was working a pretty good job, helps alot. Also this is the link to the desk i have. http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/60214140/ Good luck on your setup!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the link! I will most likely have it as my main desk! When i get it i will be doing a review on a 'cheaper' monitor' which is the BenQ XL2420g when i get it! oh Yeah.. the review will be on my channel on youtube which is -- Divine OnyX. do you have youtube?!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man I just want to ask if you want your setup in a show? The youtuber is techsource find a random setup wars and check the description and there will be a video so that you can see how to send it to him

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a very nice build, and I bet that monitor is awesome!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i'm loving it. I was running a 24" tn panel max of 60hz. This is a huge jump.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Realy sick build.. HF dude^ btw the RED/BLACK theme fits so well :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that its been done to death but thought that i would just embrace it. Have no real option with gaming parts haha.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

No need to comment about the parts :p you picked the best of the best xD

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Just a question, did you do a POST before building this? I'm going to be building soon, and I have a H100i GTX for a cooler but I'm not sure whether I should put the cooler on for the POST and then connect it all to the case once done, or run barebones CPU (I'm pretty sure that would be a bad idea) and attach the cooler to the case first since it has a rad. Any help would be appreciated

+1.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I was still waiting on my ram to come in, had it on pre-order, so i just went ahead with building in the case. Just took the chance lucky it did post or it would have been a big waste of time taking everything back out. If i was going to build outside the case i would definitely put a cooler on the CPU.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

It may be too late but always use the stock cooler when you are doing a test boot of your pc. It is quick and easy to put on, easy to take off, and gets the job done perfectly

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn man we have the same build pretty much but I picked up the 278Q, should of gotten that 279Q, you kilt me on that. #RIP

Sick build man, love the color scheme, the darkness! THE POWER!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

yours looks awesome too! love the nzxt case and red cables, very well done. Gonna have to buy some cables for mine.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice clean build, enjoy the twin Strix 980 ti, they are great. Let me know if/when you overclock the GPUs, I would be interested to compare overclocking speeds.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers mate, yeah loving the dual strix. Had a bit of a play the other day got both stable up to 1370MHz (1493 actual) without upping the voltage on valley and 3d mark. Should have a bit more in them with a little more voltage and time.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

i have seen people oc that cpu to a steady 4.9ghz once they amped up the voltage

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like the monitor? I'm thinking of getting one with within the next year or so

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah loving it. Its a big jump from the 24" 60hz tn monitor i was using.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

so definitely worth the $800?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish it was $800 haha, $1200 in Australia. But yes it is, if you have a system that is gonna use it. No point if you can push more than 60fps.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

NOICE, but where's all your storage?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Just using the intel 750 ssd for OS for the time being. I have samsung 850 evo in my old pc gonna take out, prob gonna buy another soon.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig pretty much what I'm looking to move to next. What brand is that game pad under the kb/mouse?

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheers. Its the Corsair MM200 Gaming Mouse Cloth Mat — Extended Edition its $39 at umart.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

we got the same mat.. almost. i got the extend edition and it is 100% worth it! :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does skylake mb have such low number of usb headers/ports

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Internal I/O Ports: 2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s) 3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s) Enough for me on my MB.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently planning a PC Build and looks very much similar to yours. I'm curious at to why you went with the Noctua Fans in your build. Are they that much better or was cooling the case a big concern given you have 2 GPU in the case? Or is there another reason. Does the Noctua Fans have any LED effect?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Because i went for a mid size case i wanted to go some good fans for airflow (yeah for the gpu's), and read that standard corsair fans vibrate and bit noisy. so i went with noctua, thought 3000 rpm fans would be awesome but they are way too loud. Wishing i went with the 2000 rpm. They are fine when turned right down but the slowest i can get them is 800 rpm. Fine at slow speeds but annoying when they ramp up. Awesome airflow though! Yeah sorry no LED's

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Stuzly,thanks for the reply and the insight and feedback into the case fans operation. I'm assuming that at 3000 rpm that those fans though maybe a bit noisy are delivering more than enough airflow to keep the case cool. I was wondering if with your current setup when the fans are at low rpm speed if the fans are delivering adequate airflow to keep the case and GPU adequately cool with the minimum noise?

I'm currently considering in my first build which is much similar to yours at base in Case, MOBO, Chipset, GPU in going with 2 Gigabyte Geforce GTX 980 Ti and considering changing the case Corsiar fans to something much more silent and likely with LED's but also delivering enough airflow without also being noisy for fans. So curious with your setups how often are your fans running at more than 50% output while delivering adequate airflow at that ups speed.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

At 3000 rpm they are pumping out an ridiculous amount of air, more than i think is needed. I'm running my fans most of the time at minimum speed (~800rpm) any more than that and they start to get annoying. At that low speed it is more than enough airflow. I think if you go with a couple of good quality airflow fans for the front and paired up with static pressure fans for your radiator you cant go wrong. something like these. http://www.corsair.com/en-au/air-series-af140-led-blue-quiet-edition-high-airflow-140mm-fan http://www.corsair.com/en-au/air-series-sp140-led-blue-high-static-pressure-140mm-fan

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks allot again for the feedback on your case fan airflow. Especially with your fans running at low speed most the time. The Corsair Cooling Fans i've been looking at and fortunately you recommended the same. Though I wasn't quite aware of the difference between the Corsair AF and SP fans, but since you pointed them out I'm now aware of the difference taking a greater look at the specs and use. They seem fairly quiet and will be incorporating them into my build. Much appreciation for your feedback as well. Thanks.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

how wide is your desk?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Not real big, you can see the size in the last photo. Its a cheap ikea desk.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Super clean, im going with this same case and definitely gained a lot of inspiration from your build. Kudos.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheers mate. Had a look at your saved parts list, if you go with what u got its gonna be a beast! Good luck with it all.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I am building something very close to this. I love the noctua and was very happy that they can replace the stock fans on the cpu cooler. Let me know what you think in my saved parts list. Hopefully I will be able to build this in the next 5-6 months.

I think the main problem I will have is figuring out where to put the second gpu heatsink...

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build mate! Kinda jealous of the twin water cooler Gpu's. I would Mount both of the Gpu coolers in the front of the case. It would make them nice and symmetrical and looking the part. The only thing i would check that there is mounting holes for 120 mm fans (there should be) but if not i'm sure you will be able to find some sort of reducing adapter. Also hope you don't want to use the hard drive cages haha.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! I am worried about air flow now because there is just not a lot of room for all the rads and fans. I have some ideas that would work in that case but I may end up getting a different case. My idea is to have the CPU rad on the top of the case with the fans pulling (exhaust) out of the top. The two GPU rads could be exhausting out of the front as well. One 120mm fan will be intake on the front and one 120mm fan will intake on the back. I am worried that the intake fan on the front will pull the warm air exhausted by the rads on the front. Hm.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't worry about it too much, all your major components are on radiators and the actual temperature increase of the air off the rads is minimal, so the temperature increase in the case wont be anything to worry about. I personally wouldn't put fans going different directions. In my pc the cpu rad is setup for exhaust so it is recieving all the hot air from my case (gpu's) and it runs very cool. Just make sure you keep a good constant airflow through your case and you will be fine.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, good pics. Building the same thing, different case. Thanks for the confidence boost and response to questions from other members.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate, hit me up anytime if you have any questions.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I just remembered that my buddy had an issue with sagging GPUs. He used some carbon fiber rods from an RC plane. Looked decent. You can get them on amazon. and just trim with a dremmel. These are not the same ones, but you get the idea. http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-5802-Carbon-Fiber-080/dp/B000BRCKQY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1452526528&sr=8-4&keywords=carbon+fiber+rods

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build; my vote for that effort. Perhaps, you may consider ROG Front base?

Lastly, how loud is that water cooler? Did you measure (dB) by any chance?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Man... This is all I dreamed for... +1

One thing, can you instal the HDD cage on the botom of the cage? Or you have to remove them at all to place the gigantic 980ti Strix?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The HDD cage had to be removed, not a big deal prefer SSD anyway and there are 2 x 2.5' holders on the back of case.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

really? Cant you put it on the botom? :/ I was planing to use this cage with that card... But I only have a HDD...

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it might fit with just one card, cant really remember. definitely doesn't fit with 2 cards.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

There is one thing I have to say about this build. DAAAMN.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Really stuzly, what a great build. Hats off. :)

Just a quick question though, any particular reason why you use PCI-E SSD instead of M.2? Well, I thought we can just simply take advantage of the built-in M.2 slot on that motherboard. Sorry, I'm still new in this PCI-E / M.2 SSD thing.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

what audio system is that??

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry that you got SLI with only 20 PCIe lanes available on Skylake :( But this build looks awesome overall.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The cards can't saturate a 8x PCI Express slot so it doesnt make any difference at all. Performance i the same using two 8x slots to using two 16x slots. Triple sli on the other hand, thats a different story.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

What desk is that??

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a cheap Ikea desk, if you are being serious.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I was to be honest! I am making a setup and need a white desk and yours looks perfect for what i want! :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you liking the monitor? Thinking about getting it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Sell both of those 980's and you'll have enough money to buy the 1080

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

1080 founders addition in SLI if he sells them both!!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How well do those five Noctua NF-A14's work? Are they loud at all?

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope not really at all, all pixels were sweet. Didn't notice any bleed when i first got it. Read that some ppl were having problems with earlier models (pg278) so i looked up a backlight bleed test and had to have a really good look. There was the tiniest bit on the left bottom and bit on the right but you could hardly see. Move your head a bit and it goes away. I'm very happy would recommend.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I only use my PC for playing games and the net. 16gb is plenty, i am nowhere near using all of it. It only makes a difference if you are using that full amount and then you performance will go down. Getting more ram doesn't make it faster or smoother.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah not much you can do about it, cards are so long and heavy. Might try get something to prop them up that doesn't look tacky.

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