Hey all thanks for coming in checking out my PC build. This is Kalamity my newly built super beautiful Skylake build. As you can see from the parts list it shows that I only spent $580 total on this build, that's including mouse, keyboard, extended mouse pad, monitor and audio interface with mic and headphones and boom arm. How was this all done you ask without spending $2,000? Will let me tell you. Amazon gift cards..lots of gift cards.. As well as selling my previous build for $500, which was an AMD based gaming PC which you can check out if you'd like, I have a build thread for it as well (I spent more on that build than this one. Go figure?)
But eitherway, this is my new workhorse. I can't really begin to express how excited I am about this machine. For the theme I wanted to go with something that was stealthy,clean & minimalistic but also completely RGB for a change at the press of a button, my AMD build was red/black and I felt really limited in every way due to the pc itself and the color scheme (yes I have terrible OCD). Hence why I went with the Asus Aura motherboard, strix 1070 oc gpu and then the NZXT AER 120mm rgb fans, hue+ controller and CPU Cooler which is absolutely beautiful, I seriously love the x62 Kraken. Then to top it all off I added the led rgb extension kit from nzxt as well. The over all form and function of this machine should match aesthetically right? Which is why I chose the Corsair k70 RGB lux keyboard & corsair RGB sabre mouse. (They have to match) and of course you have to have the extended mouse pad. (I'll never go back to the standard size.)
I wanted a very clean, stealthy minimalistic build that was also very versatile in my choices in colors (aka the rgbs) which is why I went with the S340 Elite in black. It's simple clean sleek and easy to build in. The cable management is amazing, the clear tempered glass side panel is so good. This case just screams monolithic beauty. I love it.. it really completes my build perfectly. I wanted power AND beauty. Which now I do.
For the mother boars y ok u may notice I also have 3d printed covers for my 24 pin. As well as a IO Shield. I have a friend who does this so all I had to do was send him the files from the rog forum website and he made them for me. I decided silver was a better color to match the heats inks on the motherboard. I think they turned out really nice. I like having the added "personal touch" that the 3d printed covers give me. Asus nailed it with this option imo.
Which leads me to my next part, the ram. I was torn between the corsair dominator 16gn kit and the tridentz. But due to the fact that the Tridentz matched my build better with the color scheme, it was cheaper, and was more powerful, it was sort of a no brainer. I'm definitely not feeling any regrets on my choice here. They are super beautiful and extremely powerful for everything I need them to do.
But anyway, overall I wanted a "future proofed" PC for anything and everything I ever decided to want to do. My goal was to build a PC that could play AAA titles in 1440p at ultra settings. As well as content creation with my adobe suite and music production, also for streaming on twitch. Overall I'm confident this build will meet and succeed all my needs In a very beautiful way.
I think my next feat will be to build a new desk to house all this real estate, as well as a dual monitor setup, with of course the addition of LEDS.
That'said it for now! Thanks for stopping by! I'll add more photos once the ram arrives as well as update anything else that changes along the way!