Description

To begin with, this PC will be used mostly for gaming and homework. I understand that there is little need for an i7 for gaming, but I came from having an i5 4460, which ran incredibly slow. I was looking for an upgrade, and decided to go all out. I wanted a PC that I wouldn't have to upgrade for a long time. (Although I probably will) I was also wanting a PC that wasn't ugly, so I spent quite a premium on components that match.

I plan on upgrading the storage soon, adding a Samsung 960 Pro for a boot drive and getting a larger capacity hard drive and SSD. The first upgrade I will make is a GTX 1070 or GTX 1080. The only other thing I would want to add is additional memory.

Part Reviews

CPU

The i7 7700k wasn't out until after I bought this, or else I would've bought one of those. I haven't overclocked yet, but I plan to eventually.

CPU Cooler

It is quiet, and keeps my temperatures down a lot. The main reason I chose liquid cooling was to avoid having a large air cooler in my case. I love the way liquid cooling looks so I chose to get one

Motherboard

It looks nice, and preforms well. The BIOS is quite nice.

Memory

The Vengeance LPX fits my color scheme of black and white, and it has plenty of capacity for my needs. I was originally intending to get the black and white TridentZ kit, but they were out of stock. I intend on eventually adding another 16GB kit if needed.

Storage

The SSD was chosen because it was on sale on Black Friday, and I knew I wanted an SSD. I bought it without much consideration. It's fast and it works well.

Storage

The hard drive was a leftover from my previous PC. I wish it was larger, but it works well and isn't too slow or loud.

Case

I was originally wanting to get a NZXT H440, but as soon as I saw the S340 Elite, I fell in love. It was so expensive because I preordered it. NZXT's website charged $14.99 shipping, which I paid for because I was in love with the case. My only complaint is that there is nothing to dampen hard drive noise, making my hard drive louder than it would be in other cases.

Power Supply

It provides power, and is fully modular and gold rated. I chose Corsair because I have had one in the past, and even though it died, the customer service experience was phenomenal and something I wanted in the case of future failure.

Case Accessory

The Hue+ was received as a gift, and I love it. The device looks good, and the effects it creates are amazing.

Keyboard

The brown switches are amazing, I bought it based on other reviews. It is my first and only mechanical keyboard, but I love typing and gaming on it.

Mouse

I was planning on getting the G502, but I saw G602 and liked how it felt. The G502 was out of stock so I settled on the G602. I can't sense any input lag that wireless mice usually have, so I'm happy with it.

Headphones

They sound good and are comfortable. There's not much else that can be said about them. If I had more money, I would've gotten a pair of M50x's.

Custom

The CableMod extensions were the most recent addition to the build, and were purchased without thinking about it. They look good, and could replace the cables that come with any power supply.

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 4 points

I7's do provide the best gaming results you can have, so I wouldn't try and defend that choice.

I know what it's like having a high end CPU (I also have a 6700k) but i'm paired up with an RX 460

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

oooh, that must be some bad bottlenecking

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

You aren't wrong. The 460 is a pretty decent card though, but it's certainly no 1080 haha

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, lets hope you can upgrade soon. I hate to see bottlenecked processors

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks bud. It does suck, but ah well.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

ur welcome. lets hope you can upgrade soon enough to a 1070/80/ti hopefully. I hear they're getting cheaper, so...

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrfTcXQlsbs even an i5 6400/6500 overclocked is a better choice.

  • 32 months ago
  • 0 points

HOW DO YOU OVERCLOCK A NON K PROCESSOR a i5 6600 or lower is **** compared to the 6700k

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Base clock overclocking of non k skylake chips

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

CANT DO that

  • 33 months ago
  • 4 points

Just a word of advice, flip the radiator over so the tubes are at the top of the case. It'll take off some of the pressure the gpu put on the pcie slot.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Earlier today when I rewired everything, I tried flipping the radiator. The tubes on the H110i v2 are too long for me to have them on top without mounting the waterblock upside down. I didn't want to force to tubes to bend when they didn't want to. For now though, it doesn't press on the GPU with any concern for me. When I upgrade my GPU I will probably swap it around.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I just did my build in the same case and same cooler. I gently flipped the waterblock over and everything is fine.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning on doing that eventually, but I really wasn't wanting to have the Corsair logo upside down. When I flip it around I'm planning on painting the silver cover white and not having to worry about it

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i had flipped it around too and my logo was upside down, so what i meant was i gently turned the logo the right way up and it was fine. A little stiff but flipped fine.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the cpu cooler performance/reliability since purchase ?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It has worked perfectly tbh. It definitely wasn't the best on the market, but it worked really well despite being choked by the S340's restrictive front panel

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Which is considered the best in the market in your opinion ? as everyone is saying different brands as the best .

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I would say that Corsair and NZXT are the best AIOs on the market, however I personally would rather go with large air coolers at this point, and would only go back to liquid for a custom loop. If you're wanting liquid cooling though, I would highly recommend either Corsair's or NZXT's

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

flip that radiator up otherwise good build

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? I forgot, there was a good reason to make the tubes higher than the pump itself.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

in a closed loop it wont really matter, radiator placement will change temps under full load a bit... front being best (where you have it now) since the gpu heat will be going up and you don't want that air going through the rad (higher temps), but rather rotate the radiator around so the inlet and outlet are at the top instead of the bottom. .. it will be easier on the pump~

GPU upgrade* grab a 1070... best bang for your buck. +1 for the build. welcome to the master race!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm planning on swapping the radiator orientation and the graphics card soon. Im probably gonna get a 1080 since the prices are dropping with the release of the 1080ti

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

for sure!! given more time with custom designs being released the possibilities look pretty good.. $500 for a GPU that will last you years seems like a worthy upgrade for sure~ I'm currently rocking the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW HC and its'a beast of a card, I guess it all comes down to what resolution you plan on gaming with.. 1080p and 1440p you can run everything on Ultra and nearly max out fps in most titles.. but if you're a 4K Gamer you might as well just grab yourself that MSI Armor 1080Ti... its $709 (10$ more than reference). expensive but oh so overkillll and would match that motherboard/ color scheme perfectly xD

but if your really wanting to match that Tuxedo color scheme, the HOF is a card to look at.. GALAX Hall of Fame GTX 1080.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

My dream is to have a HoF 1080 but seeing as I'm about to go to college I doubt I'll be able to afford one

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build bro +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! So easy to oc that chip, ramp it up to 4.4ghz and set the stock voltage and run some stress tests , pretty sure you will have a stable result ;) unless the CPU Intel gods shat on you ;) or you could be alittle more daring and rAmp it up to 4.7 ghz and set it to 1.35v and just lower or raise voltage as needed :) lazy overclocking ftw!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything looks really good and reminds me of my build, but you get a 1070 or better and put a white/black backplate on it or keep the one it comes with and it will looks really good. Would look at possibly changing out the exhaust fans though, looks good!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm still unsure which GPU I will get, but I know that I want a MSI Gaming X version, which I'm planning on painting to red on to white. I haven't considered getting any other exhaust fans, as the ones I have now work fine for now.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The msi card or one of the Galax cards of you can get a hold of one, As for the fans think about the look though ;)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I was originally intending on getting a Galax, but I'll have to see what kind of price I can get. Sadly college is about to eat up whatever money I have

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2 fan design is going for $429 so about $20 more than the msi gaming x card. As for money, true that.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been thinking about that one but I'm not for sure how the silver would look against the pure white and black.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Have you considered an Armor edition since they are all black & white? Or is it a fan/shroud design preference? I love mine.
  • +1 on the build. Looks great.
  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I've thought about the armor edition a lot, but I'm still not sure how I feel about the fan shroud. I really like the Gaming X version though

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

great choice of mouse. +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Great name and love the color scheme! +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

that exact 760 model was the first dedicated gpu i ever owned, throwback lol

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks soooooooooo good. But the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB QUICK SILVER OC Video Card would have fit the tux a little bit better D:

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning on upgrading eventually, but don't quite have it in my budget right now. I'm probably going to get the Gaming X edition and paint the majority of it white

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done, Yet another black and white build done PERFECTLY.

How do they do these things :+(

also great steal on the ram

  • 32 months ago
  • 0 points

Honestly I just kinda picked things that were the same color and homed it'd look good. The entire build looked kinda hideous until I added the custom cabling, if it wasn't for that I doubt it would have made featured. If you ever have a chance to buy them, get them without thinking. You wont regret it.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

congrats on the featured spot

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Mahallo my dude, I like that you're still representing the Kepler architecture. Mad respect. +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

very classy, +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Someday, you'd wondering why keyboard doesnt work (cutted by misplace knife)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Sleek!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice and clean build :D +Rep

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Love black and white builds as well, so much so I blew over $1500 xD. Nice clean build, wish you the best in your hunt for pascal.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe you should get an asus strix 1050 ti to replace the 760

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm already bottlenecking the **** out of my CPU, I'd rather get a high end GPU to eliminate what I can. If I upgrade, I wanna go all out. I'm fine with the 760 for now

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, thats fine

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

great build man! id personally recommend going for a 980 ti, its a bit of a dated card, but its a definite upgrade over yours and its still an absolute monster of a card

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I HAVE THE SAME MACHETE!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Pic 8 is great, but the rest look like I took them with my usual in phone camera. Got any more photos of this beauty?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

They were all taken with my phone camera, I tried to get the best pictures I could but I wasn't planning on taking any more until I upgraded my GPU and swapped around my radiator tubing

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes good sense. BTW congrats on getting the featured spot!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I happen to be planninga build very similer :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you could have bought a RX 460 or 470 which are better then 760 or at least a 980 because a video card is more important for gaming then a beefy Processor but that just my opinion.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm planning on upgrading, but a friend gave my the 760 to use until I get something a lot stronger

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a nice build you should think of doing a custom loop and overclock that 760 or get a 1070 and you might be able to get the 6700k to around 4.5-5.0 ghz solid +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm definitely wanting to do a custom loop at some point, however I'm not sure when I will be able to do that. I'll need to save money before doing a custom loop.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this idea, I like this theme..very similar to my own PC Mont Blanc themed black and white.

+10 points for colour scheme.

GPU does need an update, colour of the walls behind it make me a little scared though.

All in all, great build.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

The wall color was picked by me when I was around 6 years old, for some reason my parents thought it a good idea to let a child pick the colors. They're getting changed back soon hopefully.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, reminds me of this song. +1 :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

The peripherals really screw up this setup, in my opinion. Nice looking build, though.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

The style kinda conflicts, I know. I'm getting around to painting them sometime soon

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome black and white build! So are those cables extended from ones on the PSU or can they plug directly into the PSU?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

They're extending the ones in the PSU. They plug ivy the ends of those cables and you're set. They work with all power supplies which is nice

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok that's what I thought. Thanks!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

do you know if you can add 2 more fans on the radiator for push and pull?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

If it wasn't for my case I could. The cable management bar sticks out in front of the radiator just enough where that isn't possible. Even if I could, I probably wouldn't because I love the clean look of the radiator fins instead of fans.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I asked because I'm making a build and I don't know if I should buy a 3fan box or a single fan for back and top. thanks

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I don't think that a push/pull setup is needed. My temps are great with only a push setup.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanna do it for the led from the fans.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Good luck, I'm sure it'll look great

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Classic

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m planning on following this build but I’ll be using the phanteks p400 instead and I was wondering if that would affect anything?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I doubt it would, with my experience the p400 is a great case. If all you're going for is gaming though, I'd spend more on the graphics card and get a ryzen cpu

  • 32 months ago
  • 0 points

Not to be rude but I'm wondering how this got featured...

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  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

you should really get a job working at PCPP , seeing how often your on this godforsaken website

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  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Now I'm gonna have to disagrees with you about the use of godforsaken to describe thy beloved PCPP. This place is holy... on many levels.

He speaks the truth +1

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