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My current setup, modest in comparison to the 1080ti monsters out there. Worked real hard to get the colour scheme and cable management right. I've moved into a new flat and have been slowly upgrading my former build (Project Proteus) to this. Zotac 980ti has been was swapped out for a Msi Quicksilver 1070, Mnpctech gpu bracket has been installed, aswell as new gpu cable combs, motherboard has been switched out for the Z170 Sabertooth and the biggest upgrade is the new Asus PG348Q ultrawide monitor.

The PG348Q is incredible, I gamed on a Ben Q XL2411z before (144hz, 1ms). It took me a little bit of time to adjust to the slightly increased response time but overall I am so pleased with this purchase and as soon as I sit in front of it I forget how much I paid for it! The colors really are popping considering I came from a TN panel to IPS and the viewing angles are excellent. The backscreen controls are easy to use and features such as bluelight filter and on screen crosshair/FPS counters are nice touches.

As many owners of this panel will agree there is a degree of backlight bleed however not enough to affect me in game unless I really focus on it. The reserved chrome and copper aesthetic of this monitor is more to my taste than the extreme look of the Acer Predators however the stand takes up an absurd amount of room. The 3440 x 1440 resolution is a perfect sweet spot to enjoy 4k quality gaming whilst also being less taxing on your gpu than conventional 3840 × 2160.

Hate to say it but I swapped out my already capable Asus Maximus VIII Hero for the Sabertooth Z170 because I think mobo capacitors are ugly and detract from a build's look. I ordered the Maximus VIII Formula originally, however it arrived damaged and in the meantime I got the Sabertooth. I'm happy with the clean look and you don't see many sabertooths nowadays so always nice to be different. This build does contain an NZXT Hue however I have come away from the whole RGB trend and tend to have it turned off most of the time now.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and for the constant inspiration given by all the new builds here on PCPP!

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You did great on the colors! And a great build. Why do you need so much storage! You can do 4K editing!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

it's not that much storage really :)

I imagine he is using the 120 as OS, the 480 for gaming, and the HDDs for secondary drives (storage). can never have too much storage :))

+1 btw, what is the charging dock your using for the 360 elite? thanks!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

You nailed it, that's exactly what I use them for, cheers. Its a Venom elite charge dock, real cheap and does the job!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you! I just might end up grabbing one for my 360 elite! :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

360 elite ;)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, like andlaw said I don't think I have too much! and no NVME ssd's in sight!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for talking me!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

£250 for a 1070 how that?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah got a deal off a local seller!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Never seen them for close to that money in UK. Was it second hand?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it was

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you use for the cable management on the GPU? Those cable combs looks amazing. Great build!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks alot! Got them off an ebay seller - search for "Closed style acrylic cable combs" and you should find them.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Thank you for the response!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW! I love this design! That is industrial-mech like! Superb! XD

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah going for that kind of vibe :) really gone off rgb now, much more into a simple,clean look!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, you need to grab a skin for that Elite controller, I have one for mine and it looks great and feels good too! +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll look into it man, what skin do you have? Thanks for the +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Sry for the late reponse, if you look up Elite controller skins, a lot of brands will come up. I believe i paid like 17 dollars for mine too.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

this is not modest at all its uhh.... modesterest!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question: what exactly does the bracket thing under the GPU do?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It supports the gpu and prevents sag, most GPU's will have sag to some degree. Hands down Mnpctech makes the best quality gpu brackets i've seen

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Voted up! Fantastic build, and Thank you for "supporting" Mnpctech!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You are like a cable management god!!!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou my man, I've gotten alot better than when I first started building rigs that's for sure haha