Around the same time as our the little Carbide 88R chassis (used in my Warlock build) arrived in the workshop a couple gigantic graphite 780T in black also came in and I really wanted to make something massive without going too far budget wise so I set out to create something with good looks, performance and price :)
Did I mention that this case is MASSIVE! Easily twice the size of my other builds with enough cable management space to fit a whole other PC :P
At the heart of this build is the Intel i5-6600 which sits at the highest end of the non-k skylake i5 series, even though I won't be overclocking the performance is great, cpu cooler included and it more than meets the requirements for a VR ready system.
Graphics wise I choose the massive Asus Strix GTX 980 to fill out the large corsair case and provide gaming performance to match the rather fearsome appearance of the rig. This card really is big and it certainly became the center of attention whenever someone looked in the side window :)
For the first time I've added a small 120GB SSD into the base build , I usually stick to my trusty 1TB WD blue (which is in there as well) as the in-game performance boost can be pretty hard to spot but with such a nice cpu and large graphics card I wanted to keep everything running fast.
Motherboard choice was a tough one, the GA-H170-HD3 is a popular choice value wise but for just a little more I can use the GA-H170-D3HP which adds a Type-C USB port and that was too good to miss out on. Super fast transfer here I come!
The last really different thing i've done in this build is use a fully modular power supply from EVGA, I did this to keep the inside very tidy and it does look great, especially with the way I used the cables to provide a bit more support to the large GPU.
My goto drive for all builds, so reliable and pretty quick!
I like the push to release system corsair used on the front and top dust filters and the screwless side panel handle releases are fantastic as well. I like the 380T as well and if corsair had something in the mid tower form that looked like this it would be amazing as well - take my money Corsiar, take it.
So fancy! Whats not to love really, it's just like the regular power supplies I use all the time but with all black cables which ooze quality and look awesome. Well worth the extra $20 and a serious consideration for all future high spec builds :) Nicely done EVGA