Description

This is not my first build, but this one is the more extreme for me, I choose in my opinion the best part to build a pc gamer.

I love the Fractal case and the super fat Noctua NH-DH15 and the EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 Power Supply, the I7 6700K and the Maximus Hero VIII!

I put my old Crucial and Ocz SSD 250G

180-200 FPS in BF4 all Ultra (1920-1080) and the game The Division sooo beautiful!

3Dmark Fire strike 1.1 score 16100 all stock!

Positive pressure two in front and one rear 140mm fan (Fractal GP-14)

Room temp 22C Prime95 Blend after 20min max 56C average 48-52C Furmark CPU burner after 12min max 49C

For now I am very satisfied

Part Reviews

CPU

Quickest Intel quad-core yet Versatile new Z170 chipset

CPU Cooler

Very quiet Easy to install Exceptional build quality

Memory

Works like a champ. No problems!

Video Card

My first one was defect, RMA but the second one is perfect! Thx to NCIX great RMA service

Case

Excellent construction quality Great engineering within the chassis Two dedicated SSD placement possibilities Long GPUs and PSUs will easily fit Loads of different HDD cage configurations possible I love this case

Power Supply

10-year warranty Good price/performance ratio Excellent build quality

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Very solid components, +1 for that monster of a cooler ;)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

All hail air cooling! And man! What a solid temps you've got there! Anyway, what monitor you're using? Oh, and +1 btw

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I use CPUID HWMonitor! and for testing my cpu temp I use prime95 about 10-12 minutes I will do another test soon more intense, but at the moment the Noctua is really a good alternative for those who do not want to use watercooling. I also have 2 fan in front and one in back of the case that's all.

Thank for the +1 8)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It appears that the cpu cooler is on a slight angle and the gpu is sagging a little. Could just be the viewing angle. I'd suggest running the gpu power cables up and over the card to help minimize it a little. Either way, +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I know some images are not quite right I did not take time to take the picture, don't worry my CPU cooler is really right 8) and thank you for the advice I will try the cable over the GPU card!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the ,motherboard, run into any problems with it?

Looking to get the same one.

Sweet build btw +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem at all, after reading a lot of good review on the net on this motherboard I do not regret my choice!

Great Appearance Packed full of features Excellent sound quality very OC'er friendly

Little advice When you get that first post update the bios to the most recent, don’t install your os yet. Very simple with usb key!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm building almost exactly the same system (going for the D14 Noctua cooler, however).

Was contemplating getting a further Fractal GP14 as a third fan (in the front of the case). Doesn't look like I'd need it from this. Didn't think that an air-cooled R5 would have this kind of performance with just stock fans.

Do I need the third fan?

N.B.: I'm also getting a Xonar Essence STX ii sound card. This may interfere with the air-flow to the GPU.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend a third fan, two front and one back for positive air pressure, its good against dust, i don't think the xonar will interfere that much! good luck with your build 8)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I copied your build for my Oculus box. The thing's a quiet best and so far everything VR is smooth as silk .

Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this setup is soo quiet with good cooling, i love it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That's funny about the Asus GeForce 980 Ti Strix video card, because the exact same thing happened to me with the same card... albeit a small delay before it happened. I was playing Rise of the Tomb Raider, exited the game and my monitor started showing what massive pixelation like giant rain drops on the INSIDE of my monitor and then massive colored lines zig zagging and eventually... death. After shutting down and it never posted again. Got a new one - BOOM! - perfect ever since. LOVE this card. I still get around 120 fps on Star Wars: Battlefront playing at 1440p.

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