Description

Featured Build!

Short story.

Had to return 2 parts in this build that was faulty, and the GPU came from overseas and the shipping was delayed tremendously because of some issues on the couriers.Massive shout out to my girlfriend for driving out to stores to pick up some of the hardware. All and all took me around a month to do the whole online hardware and research gathering thing and 2 weeks to build and set everything up.

other than that I'm quite proud and happy to introduce to you guys my project.

Tower / stand *I honestly dont know how to describe this case/chassis thermaltake p3

  • i5 Skylake Intel Processor 6600K
  • FTW EVGA GTX 1070 ACX 3.0 ( newegg has stock in these for dirt cheap 100-150 cheaper than AU retailers )
  • Corsair Vengeance 3000mhz 32gb 4x8
  • ASUS Z170 - AR
  • Corsair H100i v2 - Push pull config - Corsair Magnetic Levitation fans
  • EVGA 750W 80+ G2
  • Intel 540 m2 SSD for windows boot drive.
  • Ikea fake plant.

Attached benchmarks are all core clocks. I honestly just finished building this today and I haven't had time to tweak clocks.

Planning to do a full custom hard tube water cooling on this machine in the future. ( when I have the funds obviously ) comment and give us some tips for what brands / Parts I should have my eyes on for this. Im also on twitter and If your really wanna help out holla. @ _migssss

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 12 points

I smell a featured build!

Very nice build! +1

I love your pictures!

  • 36 months ago
  • 11 points

WE MADE IT! FEATURED!

  • 36 months ago
  • 6 points

Well deserved!!!!!!!!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Your nose is legendary ;-;

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks mate!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

I swear tomorrow morning when I wake up there will be a ton of upvotes, job well done mate :) shoot I better go to sleep now I can't take my eyes off of this

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

excellent component choice. the only thing that could have added a bit more would have been getting an RMi psu, but still, great job. this is the kind of build you show someone thinking about the P3.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheers man, I hesitated quite abit on the p-3 and almost tried to exchange it back to my previous pc's case ( corsair 400c ) after seeing other peoples build using it and the builds on the thermaltake website seemed so over the top. But im glad this ended up looking great.

Your right in regards to the RMI psu, wouldve fit more of the aesthetics. but Ive always used EVGA psu's and I took a personal safe approach.

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

PLANT!

+1

  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

coming soon - adding fake vines around the water pump tubes.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

naice build :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build!

F E A T U R E D

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

YAY!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

XD

Good job

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, this is so beautiful. Professional photos and I love the build. You have taken my one.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Im so happy that I'm not the only one that appreciates this system!

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I get that a lot even in person, My irl name is Migs. and the xD is just a face I constantly have.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Its short for Miguel :)

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great, +1 :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a great build, very nice pictures. Well done!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build, very clean look and black and white looks slick.

Love the sleeved cables and the Ikea plant finishes it off :P

Easy +1 and well deserved feature.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

planning to find some small fake vines to put around the h100i's tubes. lol!

thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Dang, Just Amazing!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I am currently buying parts and am still debating between the i7 6700 and the i5 6600k. plz let me know im neutral atm

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you gaming? If you are, the 6600K is perfectly fine. You won't really see a noticeable performance increase in the majority of games since they are generally more GPU inclined.

If you're rendering/video editing/using 3D software, I'd recommend the 6700. Hope this helps :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I cant really help you out here, as Ive never had an i7 and my previous build was an AMD 8350 4.6 ghz ( which is honestly such a great cpu ) I would have gotten it for this build if there were nicer motherboards for AM3+.

However here is my experience with the 6600k I tried to use the very easy overclock utility that came with the motherboard ( which is essentially a switch on the motherboard) and it boosted up to 4.4 on the 6600k which I think is already overkill. Running stable and cool thanks to the h100i v2.

I then tried working on very complex 1000+ layer files that are around 800mb+ in size in photoshop and the work flow is fluid, no lag, rendering and stuff is smooth.

Based on my research for this build. If you end up getting the 6700 ensure that you find a mother board that supports overclocking non K intel processors. So my 2 cents is get the 6700 if you got the extra coin. Or spend that coin on other hardware upgrades like a bigger ssd, or a better cpu cooler since the 6600k is a great cpu already.

let me know how your build goes and good luck.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I say 6600k if gaming is your main concern. I have a 6700k and I mostly game but I wanted the versatility of available hyperthreading that the 6700k brings to the table. If you have the dough to burn, grab the 6700k as it will be useful in a multitude of applications (multiple window browsing and application usage, video editing/rendering, as well as gaming). If you're on any sort of budget, grab the 6600K.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're trying to budget, go with the 6500k as the only major difference is the hyperthreading which is only beneficial in rendering applications and that you'll need Z170 motherboard.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a freaking awesome build. Absolutely love the case, but my by far favorite part of the PC is your graphics card. It glows :3

Awesome work bud! +1 :D

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Its RGB too, Apparently you can add effects to it using geforce software

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

<_<

Welp I know what GPU I'm getting for my next build XD :D

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a FRESH AF build!!! look at that case and them cables! so freaking organized with everything!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you buy your gpu through the american or aussie newegg? What price did you pay for it? (with taxes + shipping etc.)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

american newegg. its cheaper now. down to 570 aud i think. but i got it for 606 + 66 AUD shipping.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

oh and no taxes. its under 1k

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheers, thanks for the tipoff! (oh, and +1)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The case encloses the parts. The case encloses the parts. 1, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3. Wash your hands, neat and clean, make the dirt go away. 1, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3. Neat and clean. The case encloses the parts. AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Dont worry Spplatterlord I have 2 boxes of Compressed Air Cans ready. spray clean this baby everyday. I also have a humidifier in my room which also has great filtered ventilation

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I also have consired to do such build with the FTW card by EVGA, I've gotten my 1080 FTW yesterday. A question, the white led on the card is in real life more of a blue right? My card does that and alot of RGB leds too.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, its not a pure white. :9 however. if you turn the brightness down a bit, (similar brightness to the corsair ml fans, since they're brightness depends on the level of the RPM and I never have them on full blast since i got fans behind the radiator that are pulling.) I get similar if not the same 'white' for both fan led and gpu. THE RAM HOWEVER! IS bright white! no blue tint its full on and has light effects which represents the ram usage which is absolutely awesome!

jelly over the 1080! show us it when you've put it in your new/current build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah thanks! I will adjust the brightness and I will see if it looks better. I also have white led ram by the way and those are indeed very bright and white. I have just made a new build for my upgraded PC. Please don't give me crap about the CPU cooler and/or the picture quality currently.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/xqxYcf

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 very nicely done its a shame there's no decent way to route the corsair coolers USB cable huh? Even I have a corsair H100i v2 but not using it yet. I'm really interested in those corsair ML fans. With an open case like that how is the sound?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah dude i had the same problem with my previous build, same cooler. its like. Where do I even route this thing, *tries 10 ways. and they all look gross haha. What makes it annoying is how its the cord is on the side. they should just do it so that it drops down completely atleast.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

oh and the fans are great, even on full speed. half the sound of sp and af 120's on full which is based on my personal experience. My old build had a tonne of af and sp 120's

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man! +1. Definitely one of my favorite builds

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks !!!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

i must admit this that case is sexy af but the amount of dust your getting weekly is gonna be thicker than bob marleys hair

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

already stated above. I've got a humidifier and great filtration in my room / house. and I also have 2 boxes of compressed air ready, Like who wouldn't wanna spray clean this system on the daily?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Use bitspower fitting and ek blocks, fans and radiators. That's the best you can get for watercooling

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree. This is what I have. I will be redoing my custom loop in about 5-14 days when parts arrive.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Its gonna be my first time doing custom water cooling. Is it really that hard to do hard tubing? Im quite crafty, and I "make" things for a living. so I can really concentrate and execute tedious things.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

if you do it, buy way more of the tube you think you´re gonna need, so you can do every bend a few times until you´re happy, because it isn´t easy. but i haven´t done it yet, so i don´t really know.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It is not hard, BUT saying that, it does take a few extra tubes the first time to get used to the bends and way the tubes work. It also takes an eye for color to make the tubing fill out the case well. If you have a Girlfriend or wife who is good at color coordinating, Please invite her to help you.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

gonna do my research on those brands right now!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

and for tubing i recommend primochill - i first used mastercleer and it became cloudy after a month. i then bought the primochill tubes and after a year or so they still look new.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Got the same motherboard. Despite a few missing ports, it's still amazing! Woop awesome build! +1

Awesome pictures btw!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my. I was so surprised. the old mobo on my previous build had SO MANY PORTS. But I dont use that much USB devices anyway. 4 ports at the back is plenty for me. 2 for mouse and keyboard and another one for my external hard drive dock. and 4 ports in the front for charging my phone etc. so Im happy. Great features on the mobo and it looks great!

and thanks used my sneaky dslr

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't wait to see the overclock you get with that cooler, and when you custom water cool lol. Also, congrats on featured!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Will keep you updated, I may have time this weekend to do the overclock set up and testing!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!!! -^ It is pretty pricey for my taste tho.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Made some money selling my previous build which i built less than 2 months ago. So I was fortunate enough to splurge.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

What was the previous build?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the feature - well deserved!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking pc.

Thumbs up.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I reccomend Bitspower and ekwb. I am redoing my watercooling build soon in phanteks TG

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

the phanteks waterblock for the 1070 and 1080's look really good. let me know how you go.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I already have my block from a previous computer build for my 980ti, but I do agree on the phanteks blocks looking good. I use EKWB blocks for the most part. However, PLEASE do not do as I did and screw stuff in too tight. It will cause screws to destroy the threading and break the waterblock and not let you take GPU from block. They use Aluminum in a lot of blocks where the screws go for some reason...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Time out. Can we talk about that graphics card in the third picture? Deathstar anyone?

great build btw! Im liking the black/white themed builds more and more lately.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

YES!!!!!! it does! and thank you!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Super nice. I was going to get that thermaltake case but wasn't sure how the airflow was going to be for the board voltage regulators with no power fan moving air over them and that monster 9590 in it. I really like this build. Well deserved feature.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build, personally id go with AN EKWB X/P360 water cooling kit, it comes with all the stuff you need for cpu custom loop (comes with soft tubing so bear that in mind) then you just find the the wb and backplate for your gpu and choose the fittings, they have a beta configurator

https://www.ekwb.com/custom-loop-configurator/

which should make life easier

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

dude that ekwb link is bomb. thanks so much.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

np man, glad to help

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

why didnt u use the asus dual

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

ohmygaah. this is nice. gonna be attempting to build my first pc (last time had it built for me) any tips? suggestions for a first timer?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

do tonnes of research and make sure you take your time in buying parts! if you rush, thats when things get complicated, based on personal experience. Let me know if you need any help.

How much is your budget and what are you planning to do with the pc?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

geez i havent logged in awhile. lol. im trying to build a new gaming pc. maybe with vr capabilites/ 4k. but im not sure. but i still really like that look of your pc.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

depends on what you wanna play. competitive games like CS:GO, Overwatch, etc. 1440p is more than enough on 120+ frame rates. would also handle VR very very well. If your more into single player games like witcher, tomb raider etc. then go 4k. but good luck youll need a couple of 1080's to reach 60fps lol.

and thanks man.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

...ikea fake plant... +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build, love it!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That is beautiful!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How loud is the case when at full load?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

not loud at all because of the ML fans. no bs. i just finished tweaking everything inc. fan curves.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks i think i might use the case then

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Marvelous! I swear to the old Gods and the new. This is just splendid! The simplicity reeks class. ARRGHH I want this so bad >_<. How much is a kidney these days?

Uh.. is there a way to save this or add it as a favorite so I can look at this when I'm lonely?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you buy the P3?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

mwave!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like that case!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you actually use it as a wall mount or does it sit on your desk?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Just on my desk! Im renting so Im not able to drill the walls. hehe

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Aw, that's a bummer! But yknow, L3p guy took two of the Core P5s and created a PC Desk out of it. Thought you might want to check it out

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Curious: I notice this case often features builds with the GPU - like yours - in a unique position. Does the case some with the PCIe riser/extension required to do that? Does it happen by some other mechanic? Or did you buy that bit separately?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

The case comes with a PCIE riser, like the ones you get in micro atx cases that have the gpu's displayed.,

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Dope. Thanks for the reply. You're a champ!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

why not a i7 6700k?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

As much as it seemed like I had the money for a build I did not, and still had a budget.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that monitor good?\ Nice build as well :D

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive upgraded it to a 144hz 1440p. will post new build soon

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo did you read about the FTW cards being faulty? I suggest looking in to it. I returned mine yesterday because of it

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I had them send out thermal pads. was a breeze to install no issues since.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous build and congrats on the featured build :) +1

Did you have any trouble with the Thermaltake riser cable?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

not at all, does what it does and Thanks!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Very beautiful. I have plans to build the same style. Monochromatic with silver. EVGA GTX 1080 SC with Thermaltake P3, but maybe with the MSI Titanium motherboard instead - or the ASUS ROG - it has some silver accents in it.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely go with the titanium! and theres an updated version of the p3 that comes with tempered glass.

Also make sure u get tonnes of compressed air, youll be needing to dust it down at least once a week since its an open case!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

AMAZING BUILD !!!

1 Question Which cable did you use to connect the 1070 to the MOBO

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

the case came with a pcie riser. :) and thank you!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks,

one more question,with such an open case how do you avoid dust accumulating in the PC

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

plenty of compressed air. Ive upgraded my pc since then and now im running a NZXT elite Ive just posted it, canned air is expensive lol!.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

brilliant build with a great choice of colours. The only downer is that the case looks like my coffee table and I can't unsee it. +1

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Im glad people love it and are giving awesome support and feedback, There was so much stress that went into this rig, all the waiting, putting together and finding out that parts weren't working like the first h100i v2 i got, the pump did not work and it has to be sent for RA so I had to find another store that sold it and getting my girlfriend to drive an hour out to pick it up, because the original place i got it from did not have any more stock.. having DHL delay the graphics card delivery because something went wrong with the plane or something lol. I can say that all that was worth it! I'm glad that I'm not the only person that appreciates this system!

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Just dont leave any stains!

haha thanks!

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

whats wrong with acx 3.0's :(

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