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This PC is mainly used for gaming and using VFX software like After Effects, NukeX, and 3D software like Maya so I wanted to avoid workstation GPU's and CPU's so I could still handle gaming just fine.

I decided to go with overkill. The choice of going with the 6700k was completely fueled by the fact that VFX software is very CPU heavy. The 980 Ti was my choice over the Titan X after looking at a bunch of benchmarks and realizing that they perform almost identically while gaming. I could have probably utilized the extra 6GB of VRAM with my VFX software but this configuration renders with not a single hitch.

The interesting hard drive situation is a result of buying hard drives over time and not really making the right choices. the 120GB is my boot drive, the 500GB is for software and games, and the two 4TB are in Raid0 for data. Rendered videos are sorta huge.

A big challenge of this rig was fitting the 360 rad with 3 Corsair SP120's in the NZXT H440. It is advertised as being able to fit it, and it absolutely can, but it required a bit of work and the fans on the rad actually make contact with the shielding on the Sabertooth board. A bit of a nuisance that was taken care of.

The liquid cooling process itself went over smoothly as I've done it a couple times before and I used all EKWB parts so compatibility issues were absent. Both the GPU and CPU are liquid cooled. A 360 rad may have been a bit much but It looks pretty and it works so get at me.

The processor has been overclocked to 4.5 from 4.0 (going to attempt 4.7) and the GPU has been pushed to 1452MHz Clock and 3903MHZ mem clock yielding a 3D Mark score on Firestrike of ~16,800. I will be working with some bios tweaking to get it to push further but I am completely satisfied with this build.

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Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

You can never have too much rads ;D...tidy loop with the angled fittings...who says soft tubing can't look good! +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Your kind words make me happy <3

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the white sabertooth board. Very nice build +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank ya!!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

If you thought the onslaught of Pascal comments was bad enough, brace yourself, as "Should've gotten 2 RX 480s" is coming.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

lolol and my response will be "yea but... ew." XD

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you have a fire hydrant nearby? Because this build is pure fire!! insert fire emoji great job~!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Impressive, starting an 6700/1070 build for a friend. Using it for primarily gaming and gaming/streaming, mainly plays MMO and OWG's. love your color choice. Very pleasing to the eyes _^

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome setup! Appreciate when anyone uses the same board I went with... there's just something about that snow camo! What kind of temps are you getting on your CPU and GPU.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too! I've been going through completed builds looking for the same board haha. And idle they sit at a happy 25c max and under load the GPU sits between 30 and 37 and the CPU sits at about 40 to 45c max. Very healthy temps.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish my GPU would sit there at load... but going in I knew the FE wasn't going to. May look into the NZXT G10 in the future. Again nice build. Are you loving the Hue+, it's a nice little add-on and the CAM software ain't too shabby either.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I absolutely love the hue system. Probably the best part of the build haha

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey bout to buy the sabertooth MB. I was wondering if ram that is more then 2400mhz works with it. Wanted to put in CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB). Thanks

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Aabsolutely it does. Mine is 3200MHz and I even tested 3333MHz last night and It worked beautifully.

I was concerned about that myself since the specs of this board only say 2400. So I was in the same boat as you lol.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea i saw that i was kinda scared thanks for the fast response.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice man! How did you get to 3950mhz memory clock tho?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Just kept poking at the clock speed and I was able to push it a little further. Silicon lottery I guess lol

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this is super old. I have the same model GPU and it doesn't say it is compatible on EK's website with any full cover blocks. Which model block did you use?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Its actually not an EVGA. I forget why I had to put that one in my parts list but its actually 1 stock and 1 Zotac card.

  • 44 months ago
  • -1 points

1070 would be better choice

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU was purchased before the 1070 was even confirmed. However I was thinking that would be a valid possibility but after looking at benchmarks the 980 Ti rivals the 1070 quite well. I may consider a 1080 Ti if it happens. :D

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

History suggests that it will and it will be a monster of a card.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorta giddy for it if I'm going to be honest.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Naaaa

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job man! Congratulations!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Shhhhh dont tell anyone

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