Description

  • Build is mainly for 1440p gaming w/ some video editing on a side.
  • Overclocked --- i7-6700K @ 4.5GHz • AMP! Extreme GTX 1080 @ 2114mhz / 11.4GHz • 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400mhz (oc'd to 2800mhz @ 1.23V)
  • Minor Mod(s) --- GTX 1080 Support Bracket added due to terrible GPU sag, 2.5"/3.5" to 5.25 SSD/HDD Brackets added since this mid-tower only has a 2 slot un-moveable HDD cage.
  • Pictures with Corsair H105 (closed loop) were taken when I had my build in a full tower (old case). Newer pictures show current tempered glass case with newer (Air) CM Hyper 212X Dual Fans cooler & (closed loop) cooler CM MasterLiquid Lite 240.

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 5 points

This will most definitely crush 1440p and can probably do well with 4k. Nice Build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

You can write that in all caps. i7 6700K und GTX 1080? Way to crush 2k baaadly!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a similar build but a Founders Edition and while I could get 144fps in many games at 2k it cannot push past 60fps on ultra in Tomb Raider and a few other titles.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

This isn't Founder's Edition though. This is one of the highest (if not the highest clocked 1080's out there). I have this card stable @ 2114 / 11300. I am yet to play a game @ 1440p on Ultra without pushing 60+ fps. Recent titles that I played on Ultra without a sweat: Forza Horizon 3, Project Cars, Gears of War 4, Mafia III, etc. I had a GTX 1070 for 6 weeks but was NOT impressed at all the way that it performed @ 2K. Although GTX 1070 does a really good job @ 2560 X 1080 for my friend (he's playing everything on Ultra so far).

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn right it's the highest clocked not watercooled 1080 to date! And from what i hear Pentagon classified it as a weapon of res. destruction.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha, that was a good one mang. Yeah it's a beast, I definitely recommend this card.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Crushing, meh. It doesn't even max 144/165hz on 1440p

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

That is just crazy talk!

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build +1 Love Zotac backplates!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude, I love the way it looks as well. It's not for everyone though.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! That's one hefty psu, could chain 3 of these rigs off that ;)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude! Yeah it definitely could. I had this PSU in my previous build that had X2 R9 290's in Crossfire which when OC'd did draw quiet a bit of power.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty nite build 1+

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

nice

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

nice computer

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build. Totally overkill on the PSU though but hey that just means you can run another GTX 1080... or two... or three in there. Great build overall.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Appreciate it! You're talking about Corsair TX750M being overkill? I think it's just about right.. leaves me a little bit of room. I previously had EVGA SuperNova 1300 G2 in this build but that was because I re-used it from my older build that had X2 R9 290's in Crossfire. Lol now that was an overkill PSU.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I saw the 1300w EVGA PSU box in one of the pics haha yeah a 750w supply makes WAY more sense.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah for sure. I've always only had EVGA & Corsair PSU's. Both brands never disappointed me with any of their components. I've had 6 GPU's by EVGA and 2 PSU's by EVGA and none of them ever gave me a single problem. As for Corsair.. I've had 2 RAM kits by them DDR3 & DDR4 (both Corsair Vengeance). I've also had 2 PSU's by Corsair and one AIO CPU cooler. Once again never had a single problem with their components as well. Both are great companies that make some great quality components. This is the first time I decided to try out a different brand as far as GPU's go. I was skeptical about getting a Zotac GPU specially this caliber of a GPU. BUT in the end I am very impressed with the build quality of the card and it overclocks quiet well compared to other Pascal cards out there. But I'm pretty sure that I got lucky being able to push my GPU so far 2114 / 11400 (stable since day one on stock voltage). The only negative is that this Behemoth of a card is beyond HEAVY! GPU Support Bracket was a MUST and of course that solved that problem.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and yeah gotta love EVGA and Corsair. Can't go wrong with them.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the sound card? Its not a commonly needed on most builds

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe they wanted one?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe but the one he has there is a very good one. Couple of hundred bucks new

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's $70 on Newegg

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Aussie dollars

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know that they are Australian or not, but if the Builder can afford it and wants it, who are we to disagree with it's inclusion?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

$160 bucks

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had the Sound Card for a while. I have it from my previous build and it cost me $100 at that time (it does the job well though). It can be found as cheap as $70 now as mentioned above. Plus this specific mobo doesn't have the best sound. Other features are great for the price though.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

he already have a good mobo with good sound manager

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I have it laying around from the previous build. This mobo doesn't actually have the best sound so I think... I'll put it to good use.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I would of too. I was just wondering if it was something you bought for the build. I would only ever get one if i ran out of ports.

All that aside, great build +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually got it more as a toy for my "previous" build. I had a Maximus VII Hero which had great sound but hey who knew I'd actually need one now :p Thanks dude much appreciated!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Any time :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty beefy build. Why such a high wattage PSU? You could have gotten a 800W one and been fine.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mang! I've had this PSU for two and a half years now. I had it in my previous build which had two R9 290's in it... kinda needed something beefy at that time.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad, I didn't see that in the description. Makes sense to reuse what you already have!

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, I don't understand you storage setup. You have a 240 GB M.2 which is fine. And then you have a 1TB WD Blue, 1TB Barracuda, and then a 3TB Barracuda. You could've just got a 5TB Barracuda.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

My 240GB SSD isn't M.2. (I bought it over few years ago now strictly for OS). My 1TB Barracuda is for video editing here and there, 1TB WD Blue for Origin games, 3TB Barracuda for Steam games (I have nearly 200 games on Steam). I bought these drives at different times. There weren't 5TB HDD's back then and 4TB that I looked at only ran @ 5900rpm.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Tell me the day when you finish all those games ;)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's gonna be a LONG time haha. I always buy games when I see really good deals on em. Feel free to add me on Steam Electroman01. My name on Steam is Vicious™

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Trade mark? Ill try

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah with trade mark. Just copy and paste if anything.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

only 2.9K? nice job

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I have this video card and it's a beast. I haven't seen a need to go 4K yet as the monitor technology just isn't cost effective. I'll post my build when I get it up and running. Great build buy the way.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Indeed it is one beastly GPU. I am actually quiet impressed by Zotac's build quality. I've been @ 1440p for over 2 years and I as well don't see a reason to go 4K yet.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you finding the Corsair Sabre?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean liking? It's pretty good considering its price, very accurate, pretty comfortable.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why buy a gtx 1080 when you only have a 2k 60hz monitor?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Because GTX 1070 couldn't even achieve 60fps @ 1440p on Ultra settings (in most new games).

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Welp, you have the rice to do it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same card but the sag is giving me cancer. Sadly that bracket isn't also available here in NZ. That brick destroys the whole aesthetic look.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You can use LEGO to support a heavy GPU from underneath.