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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!

cheers.

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Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

Love this setup! The 3d printed covers are F** dope, and cable managment is on point.

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

I reached the age where I don't know the phrase on point, I'm only 32, why do I feel so old, I have to look up a lot of phrases on meme to figure em out lol

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha it's all good man, I'm 33 so I feel ya! ;)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha glad I could expand your vocabulary :P

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you SO much! I also have a 3d printed M.2 40x40mm fan mount that will be installed once the M.2 arrives next week. :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Dayum, there are no comments on this build yet. For a build like this I'm surprised. What a cool rig, also really clean, good job.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I just posted this build up about an hour ago! But thank you so much, I really appreciate it. Yeah I'm really excited to finally boot this monster up and see what she can do! Stay tuned

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

i will for sure.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty good spec there. Did you go overboard on the psu? Results should be great as you said.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah possibly, I had the $ to buy one so I figured Id go all out and get something overkill. My only justification is that in the next few months I will be adding another Strix 1070 OC in SLI. As far as the Specs are concerned, Ive yet to even boot this system up. waiting for my M.2 to arrive on thursday. once thats installed Ill update the specs and the OC numbers as well as add a firestrike score to my Pics. Thanks for commenting!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

nothing wrong w/ headroom. g/l getting everything set up.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely, Thanks man! Setup should be a breeze, just need to slap the m.2 into the motherboard and I'm ready to rock not roll!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Been reading that DDR4 3000 Ram is not ideal with the i7 6700k what is your opinion on it?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautifull build Btbammer, +1. 8GB RAM is just starting to be not enough on some games. kjt1996 i have run 3200 clocked down to 3000 with the i7 6700k no prob. MB doesn't support my brand at 3200 but does at 3000.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much :) yeah I ordered 16gb but it was "listed wrong" and the company only sent me 2x4gb sticks. Instead of 4x4gb sticks. And then refused to send me the other half for free even though I paid for it. Sigh.. I'll be getting 2 more sticks here soon.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not entirely sure since I'm waiting on the m.2 to boot up the system, but from what I've read it should be ok as long as your motherboard can support it. Which I believe mine does.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Photos when the system is powered on please!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Most definitely! :)

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  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha me too!! I can't wait to get the rest of this build finished! Stay tuned for more/better photos! This build is gonna be off the chain!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

o gross you named it WAR MACHINE? thats so generic. why not something like The Tank. or TopGun. idk the name really put me off still pretty good though

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  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for saying that actually, unlike many I can take construction criticism, and to be honest I was on the fence with the name too. I was also thinking of naming the build "Kalamity" thoughts? Since that's my name on my YT channel.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow looks great.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't forget to take some pics when you turn it on and have all the LEDs going (light and dark room), should be stunning!

I also saw you got an M.2 (SATA) SSD which is a little cheaper than a SATA SSD for the same size, I wonder what the reason for that is though.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Reason being is, I wanted less clutter/cables and I wanted to utilize the m.3 port that's built into the motherboard. I'll eventually be adding another 2 ssd to fill the sleds. But that's not really a priority at this time.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Aha, good enough reason. I'll be getting an M.2 storage drive too which will probably be SATA since I won't need the extremely fast speeds of a PCI drive. Good build though!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks familiar hahah! I like that Mobo!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Doesn't it?? Haha. Thanks man :) I have a friend who does 3d printing so I sent him the files to make the covers for me painted em silver to match the build.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! I just ordered some custom white power supply cables from Ensourced! I'll post some new pics when those are in!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

What is the point of an internal usb exactly, im new to this so i dont know very much.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The point of the internal usb hub is to add more 2.0 headers to your system. Most motherboards only have one so I had to use the hub since I needed 3 usb 2.0 headers to power everything. Hope that explains it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Question: How did you amass so many amazon gift cards .-.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Just got lucky :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That's an understatement XD

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the dimension of the wooden desk

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a "hollow core" wooden door. You can buy it at home depot for like $30. A wuick google search will tell uou the dimensions. If you go with it I suggest reinforcing the bottom woth 2x4s because irons light weight and flimsy. I ended up giving it to a friend and went with an L shaped glass desk instead.