Description

Just an updated version of my computer. Moved to Skylake and will be buying Pascal/Polaris when they come out. I used Gold Rustolium paint to make the 2.5 and 3.5 SSD/HDD holders, expansion slot covers, and rings on the fans.

With the cooler my temps idle around 20 and at full load 44 degrees. Using CPU-Z to put it at full load. All the parts from my old build that I'm using in this and all the new stuff hasn't let me down yet. (Except the speakers, they're already dying.

Part Reviews

CPU

Intel did it again. Perfect. It's everything I wanted and runs perfectly.

CPU Cooler

Amazing cooling and quality. Idle temp is 20 and full load is 44 on my 6700K. This doesn't sit over my ram so no clearance issues. I suggest this to anyone who wants a simple looking and performing air cooler.

Motherboard

This is definitely Ultra Durable. It's handled everything very well. It's got USB Type-C, M.2 slots, Crossfire AND SLI capability. Love the black and gold. It's bios is very easy to work with which makes overclocking a breeze. It also has a light going from the front audio connector to the back headphone jack. It can stay on, pulse, beat to the music, and be turned off.

Monitor

I picked this up at Best Buy for $150. It's not worth anything more. Don't get me wrong, it's great, besides being kinda flimsy. Colors are good for what it is and viewing angles aren't bad.

Speakers

Probably just the ones I got, but they started crackling a few months after I bought them. They sounded good before but they're slowly getting worse and it hasn't even been 6 months

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Is that golden paint i see on those corsair fans? It looks so cool :p

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Yup. Also on the expansion covers and drive caddies. It matches the motherboard so well.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you paint the rings on the corsair fans? Did you use any primer or did you just paint it straight on?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I used some light sandpaper to rough up the plastic so the paint could stick better. They were already white so I didn't use any primer. Then about 3 coats of the gold paint.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not a bad build, but where is the GPU?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Description

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

So you're gaming with Intel HD Graphics for a month or two?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. It's been more than 2 months already, but games like Terraria, Duck Game, Undertale, and Rogue Legacy have kept me busy when I'm not at work or school.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Mionix is my love

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely. I just wish their software was a bit better. I would like better RGB control and more effects.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

damn, looks GREAT, has awesome cable management and runs ice cold! NICE!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good build theme. There are some High-End ECS Gaming Motherboars out there which their color scheme is mainly golden o

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the Hue+ have gold lighting? Cause that would look sick

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably just yellowish. Plus it would be silly to put RGB lighting in a case with no side panel. Plus, I found out with my first build that I like no lighting in my case.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

As a site admin I need to... umm.... inspect the build. Just send it to my house, it may or may not come back. /s

Nice build btw

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Gold theme <3 that color scheme is awesome ! You'll need to find a Pascal GPU with gold accents, like the actual EVGA 980 Ti Hybrid, or something :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I was definitely thinking about EVGA when the new cards are out. I could paint another card gold, (thinking about MSI), but I don't think the card would suit the look of the build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the mount for the cables?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Would love to see some better pics. Closeups.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

i had the same issues with those logitech speakers, thy're crap, What are your Ambient temps because 44C under load on an Air cooler is ******* perfection my man!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Also Is that heatsink Gold 0_o That's sick!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you paint that NH-U12S too?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the heatsink is not painted. That would be.... counter productive.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Not if you only paint the top. That would be...beautiful. ; )

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Help! The motherboard has alot of bad reviews in newegg and i find it the perfect one, should i buy or not? most of the problems were DIMM slots issues and the mother board being too short!!! this is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/Ls9H9W

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard has been absolutely wonderful. It's standard ATX size and I had no issues with the DIMM slots. I fully recommend buying it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man great looking build. Has that ram caused any issues for you with that Mb?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply. The ram has done fine. No problems

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you physically able to move that drive cage over?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I believe so. You can move it back, rotate it, or move it up. Usually only to make room for a radiator.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

would you still have enough clearance with that psu?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I don't check here often. I don't think that the drive cage will fit in the other slot. The PSU cables are in the way

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok.