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Hey everyone!

The parts were chosen to play most AAA titles on 1080p at 60fps, as well as CAD (CATIA and SOLIDWORKS) simulations, programming, and general web browsing.

The parts maybe overkill for gaming, although this build has gone through many changes, and at the end I saved enough to go all out on a brand new skylake build.

One of my friends helped me out with the build so the build process was quite smooth for me.

Parts breakdown:

CPU: standard Intel Core i7 6700K, everything runs snappy.

CPU Cooler: I decided to go with an air cooler, as opposed to an AIO, due to being a bit uncomfortable with having liquid in the case. The CPU runs quite cool during idle at ~22°C, probably due to the computer being in the basement and the cold canadian winters. I'm expecting the idle temps to rise during summer.

Motherboard: Not much to say about the mobo, everything that I needed it had.

RAM: Dat heat spreader tho. Besides this kit being DDR4 at 3000MHz, the main motivation behind purchasing it was the fact that it has one the nicest looking heat spreaders I have ever seen.

Storage: The Kingston HyperX Fury is being used as a boot drive, and the 2TB WD Black is for games. The 2TB Seagate was salvaged from my previous PC, and is used to store media like, movies, TV shows, and music.

GPU: At first I decided to go with an ACX cooler video card from EVGA, although I decided to purchase the reference designed card, due to the more aesthetically pleasing looks. Load temps do get a bit high at 70°C, but the blower style fan keeps all my other parts cooler than if the hot air was exhausted into the case.

Case: This has got to be one the nicest looking cases of 2015, and and absolute pleasure to build in. cable management was on point, and having modular hard drive brackets really helps with having the best airflow for better cooling performance. I am using 1 hard drive bracket to hold the NZXT HUE+ due to the fact that I could not find a better place to secure it.

Power Supply: Everyone always mentions that you shouldn't skimp out on a power supply, and this one certainly makes the cut as a Tier 1 power supply. It is fully modular, with all black cables.

NZXT HUE+: NZXT really hit it out of the park with this RGB LED lighting controller. The CAM software which is needed to control it, really does a great job of offering different options for controller the color of the lighting strips, as well as changing the lighting effects.

CableMod Sleeved Extensions: While the power cables from the power supply were great, I preferred to have individually sleeved cables, and picked these up to make everything look a bit better.

And that's pretty much it!

Thanks for viewing! and let me know what you guys think in the comments, any feedback is greatly appreciated!

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Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the cable management

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

I agree. Very good cable management. +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Trident Z heatsinks are some of the coolest looking ones on the market.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that's a clean layout!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for cooler

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome!

+1

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build!! Your cables are excellent and I love your component choice!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks great!

I am looking to do a similar build, and I love this case, and I know that I want to have the NZXT Hue+ as well. I have a question for you though: Did you have enough space to lay the Hue+ strips flat on the front, bottom and back of the case? I saw in most of your pictures that windowed side panel is not attached to the computer. I was wondering if the Hue+ strips interfere with the windowed panel at all?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks!

there's no clearance issues for the lighting strips and the windowed panel, so don't worry about that. everything should be okay! Actually the 5th picture has the panel on, so you can take a better look there.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow, I must be blind and missed that picture XP Thank you so much for clearing that up...I actually just bought a prebuilt from newegg, thinking it was what I wanted...but after seeing this case with the hue plus, I knew I was wrong lol

I also didn't help that Nvidia announced the gtx 1080/1070 literally 48 hours after I ordered the prebuilt..........

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Another question, while I'm at it...I looked through your pictures again just to be sure this was not pictured lol but....can you still fit the hue plus if you mount an ssd in the front?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that light blue hue you have going on there. Very soft and great for ambient lighting. I'm guessing that's a custom setting via the NZXT HUE+?

It'd be great if I could achieve something similar in my own build.