Currently busy moving. I'll get in-depth pretty soon once I'm settled in a bit... More Images also coming soon
I haven't been able to settle down recently which is why I'm still yet to post an in-depth description, however, I have been answering a lot of questions while on the go. I guess I'll just copy and paste some of them on here so they can be found easily. So if there's anything you want to know, comment and I'll make sure to reply. SO ASK AWAY!
Q: How is the Hue+ working for you? The Hue+ is amazing and is definitely worth the price. If you're still on the fence, check out HardwareCanuck's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f80fo4omKU or Randomfrankp's video :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Uvex2PxDk
Q: Where did you get the 1070 at MSRP? I got my GTX 1070 from Jet.com. They were giving UP-TO $50 discounts on first-time purchases plus extra discounts for forfeiting free returns and/or paying with a debit card. I think the deal is actually still up. Here's a direct link if you need it: https://jet.com/search?term=gtx%201070
Q: Where did you get the black cable combs? Thanks! That's exactly what I was aiming for so I'm glad you like it. I got the Cable Combs from eBay. There are a lot of them being sold on there for relatively cheap.
Q: How loud is that corsair h110i? I'm quite impressed with the sound levels of the H110i GTX. It is certainly not completely silent but when it gets loud (not really), it's more like a little hum in the background. It's certainly one of the most silent I've come across so far. While idle or performing simple day to day task, the whole system is practically silent especially since there fans om the 1070 ftw edition only ramp up at certain loads/temps.
Q: What voltage are you pushing and what did you use to stress test? I'm currently pushing 1.395 volts to the CPU. For stress testing, I ran Prime95, Intel Extreme tuning utility, and Cinebench (though it's actually for benchmarking) and a whole bunch of other stuff. I didn't let prime95 run for too long because I was really skeptical about using it in the first place which I'm sure you know why lol! I haven't attempted going any higher with the CPU clocks because I don't want to go over 4 volts on the CPU but I'm sure I could. I think going over that isn't healthy for the overall lifespan of the CPU. Actually, I'm considering dialing it down to about 4.7ghz for day to day usage just for the benefit of the doubt
Q: Not to be rude but I would upgrade storage cuz for me 250 won't cut it but it's up to you man. Whatever suits you. I actually deliberated a lot about the storage because I'm actually quite a bit of a storage ***** myself but I was sticking to a strict budget and decided to prioritize on getting all the critical elements of the build before expanding the storage later on. Besides, I have tons of external storage and a laptop and don't immediately need that much storage at least for a while. The speed, however, was of paramount importance. That was my thought process behind going for a 250GB SSD.
Q: I see you don't have thermal paste do you need it? The liquid CPU cooler I used (H110i gtx) comes with pre-applied thermal paste so I didn't need it. Most popular liquid CPU coolers come with them these days.
Q: Did you have any trouble with the management? You should definitely just go for cable extensions and save the extra for something else. Getting the cables that clean certainly takes more time but is definitely worth it when you're done. What I basically did was neatly bundle up the power supply cables and zip-tie them together and then I tucked them under the power supply shroud. Another thing that will make cable management easier is to take care of the cables one or a few at a time instead of trying to bundle up all the cables all at once in the end.
Q: How is the motherboard? only reason why I didn't go with it for my white themed build is because of the DDR4 slot max mhz was only 2400 or something. The motherboard actually has no problem handling higher memory frequencies. Is handling my 2,800mhz memory (XMP enabled) with no issues although I booted with just one RAM stick before adding the rest. I believe it can comfortably handle up to 3200mhz.
Q: I would like to know which case that is Yeah you're right it's silver in colour. The case is the Phanteks Enthoo Evolve ATX tempered glass but the newer Galaxy Silver Edition. The pictures honestly don't do it justice...looks way better in person.