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My first build. Designed it to be an entry level 4k gaming rig, so far it's been proving to be far more than entry level. It shows stable 90 fps+ playing DOOM on all ultra@4K. with a 60hz 4k monitor like I have that's already far more than needed. Needles to say that for multimedia/desktop uses this rig is a massive overkill and pretty future proof. The next step, probably in a few months would be to upgrade the boot drive to a Samsung 950 m.2 512Gb and add another 2X8 corsair dominator platinum 3000mhz kit (identical to that I have). After that the plan is to add another GTX 1080 Xtreme gaming and connect that beautiful HB sli bridge I got with the premium pack.

Overclocking: currently running the CPU@4Ghz, GPU@2.088MGhz. Iv'e managed to over clock the GPU a lot higher but it kept getting stability issues. Figured it's just not worth the risk so toned it down and left it at 2.088Ghz. Runs beautifully.

Thought and suggestions are welcomed!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

Turn your radiator fans around.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I know I'm new at this but I'm not following. The radiator fans are currently set to exhaust air out of the the case. I've read about the topic a bit and from what I understand this is the preferred setup for most liquid cooled systems. The temp have been really ok, Idol CPU averaging around 30c. Even when heavy gaming for hours (ultra setting@4k) temps don't go over 45c. Are these high in your opinion? Would you say instead I should turn my back fan to suck fresh air in? I'll attach another photone of the fans when the systems is turned off so you can get a better view. Thanks for the reply anyway!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That may be true but now you dont have any intake fans at all, at least from what can be seen in your pics. Youd do a lot better to turn the radiator fans to bring air IN, and have the rear fan exhaust, more intake than outtake will cause positive air pressure.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

with the radiator set at the front, you're better off intaking air from the front. had the radiator been mounted on the top, then yes, it's better to exhaust air.

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

Might be why he has GPU instability, simply no air flow in the case :-(

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! didn't say GPU always had instability when over clocked. I got it to be stable for a few hours under Valley even at much higher clocks (I'll post a photo of a stabletter 2.26 clock in Valley here). Heat was also fine. It did show a bit of throttling when I tried this a day later so I decided the gain isn't too massive and bench marks were very similar, so I toned it down a notch. In the all and all I had no over heating issues whatsoever.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Get Custom Sleeved Cables :P or all black ones

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build :) Bonus points for your screensaver cos I have the same one :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a similar cooling setup on sub key lime 3.14 do some testing with small pieces of tissue paper and fan controller temp sensors of available and see what config works best. You may be surprised.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build +1.

Do you use this beast only for gaming? I'm looking at a similar future build and was wondering how it performs when gaming.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I use it for everything, but I built it primarily for gaming/4k gaming. It runs every demanding game I've come across in 4k and all ultra/highest settings and always hits 60+ fps. E.g- In doom 4k all ultra/nightmare and AAx8 it gives a pretty stable 90-70 fps. No serious noise/heating issues even after hours of gaming. Hope this helps!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm building a similar rig for mainly gaming too @ 1440p (6800k, gtx 1080, etc..). I'm glad it runs smooth, I've debating for a while whether to get the 6800k or 6700k, but I'm leaning more towards the 6800k. Although, I still have a few months until I actually begin to order parts, we'll see what kabylake and Zen bring to the table!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, I'm new here, I'm interested in a similar build, I've read online that x99p Ali has an outdated bios from factory so you can't use broadwell-e before updating the bios, but this board doesn't come with q flash plus so you can't flash a new bios without a cpu, did you encounter any of this problems? Or everything went well right away? If so, what bios version is your board currently running?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The mbd I bought was already updated to the latest bios available by the store I got it from, so for me it went smooth but not sure how that helps in your case

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're set on getting a 512 GB PRO from Samsung anyways I'd suggest getting the m.2 960 PRO that is coming out later this month which is much much faster for the same price. Heck even the 960 EVO version is reported as faster then the 950 PRO.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't know the 960 is coming out soon! Thank for the tip!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem, I'm glad I could help. I'm also planning on getting one of the 960 drives though I'm still debating in my head which one.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the monitor?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

It's my first 4k so i don't really have anything to compare, but I have to say i'm very please. I chose it for it's (significantly) higher than average brightness. Even with day light and room lighting this thing shines! colors are very vibrant and as far as I can tell accurate. For me 28' was the size to go- anything bigger would just be too big for my desk. If I need to some it up than i'll just say that gaming BF1 on 4k is a real treat, media viewing is great and reading/work is really nice with the "Eye saver" button.