If a build is beautiful, a man is not only right to upvote it, he is obligated to do so.
-- Thomas Jefferson
temperature never reach more than 50° for both CPU and GPU
temperature never reach more than 50° for both CPU and GPU
I tell her man's not hot.
The girl told me, "Take off your jacket."
I said, "Babe, man's not hot."
Title checks out.
Giving ketchup and mustard a whole new meaning :P
It's so beautiful
1.448V is the default voltage... That's why I've decreased it to 1.350V. It could be a BIOS issue, though I already have the latest BIOS version. I could try "re-overclocking" from the start with as little voltage as possible, though.
Even if there are dozens of builds with similar parts, this is definitely one of the cleanest RGB builds I've seen lately.
Unlike some others, I think that MSI 1070 looks great in there. The white/red theme looks great!
I'm actually planning to build in a P400 TG case like that. Would you recommend static pressure or airflow fans as intakes?
My face when I saw those tubes
Mr. Clean has just discovered the PC of his dreams
Sheds a soapy tear
Draws PC like one of your French girls
Since Ryzen launches (fully) in about a week, I'd highly advise you wait to see benchmarks of Ryzen vs Kabylake before making your decision. Price drops might not happen immediately, but if Ryzen is a huge game-changer, then I'm sure that prices would drop (a bit) in the months following. As for now, just wait and see. It's just a matter of days.
If you stick with Kabylake, though, a $1500 budget would probably be enough for the i7, unless you plan on using some of that money towards a monitor, keyboard, etc. My total setup was around $1500, but I was only able to get the i5 6600k since I was also getting a G-Sync monitor and whatnot.
When a man does a custom loop for his first build, you know he's committed to PCMR.
Also, I wanted to add that your PC looks great on and off. That coolant is looking fly!
Since I'm definitely not the RGB master you are, do you think that the Corsair HD RGB fans are better than the NZXT Aer fans when it comes to their RGB capabilities?
Also, great build (kinda goes without saying, I mean look at it!)
In the first age, in the first battle, when the shadows first lengthened, one stood. Burned by the embers of Armageddon, his soul blistered by the fires of Hell and tainted beyond ascension, he chose the path of perpetual torment. In his ravenous hatred he found no peace; and with boiling blood he scoured the Umbral Plains seeking vengeance against the dark lords who had wronged him. He wore the crown of the Night Sentinels, and those that tasted the bite of his sword named him...
Looks at build name
Moves cursor to upvote button
Clicks to upvote so hard his mouse breaks
I think I have found the next featured build. Well done, my friend.
Take my +1. You've earned it.
Become one with the rainbow...
It's so CLEAN!
I have a habit of upvoting builds with the NZXT S340 Elite and a Kraken cooler :)
You'd like this case. It has that Illuminati vibe to it.
Very clean looking build! And who would have thought that sound cards have LEDs? I sense RGB sound cards in the future ...
Well, that sure was a steal! Congrats!
If I could give +100, I would
That case looks strangely good for its price... Nice build!
I'm loving that matte grey finish on the edges of your case!
I hear ya. I was also unsure if I should have gone all-out Team Green or Team Red when I bought my parts and monitor for Black Friday. It all boils down to whether you're willing to take a risk and wait to see if AMD's new launches blow the 10-series out of the water next year.
Really, it all comes down to this:
If you are content with the performance of the GTX 10-series like me, now's a good time to buy. You'll save money on a GPU and G-Sync monitor. If you're not content with the performance, then I could see an argument for waiting to see if AMD ends up better. Even if AMD ends up with 50% better performance, I'll still be perfectly fine with the performance of my 1070 paired with a G-Sync monitor, which is why I opted to buy instead of wait. The 10-Series was good enough for me, so there was no point in waiting. To me, it's not exactly a matter of choosing G-Sync over FreeSync. That's not nearly as important, IMO. It's really that heated battle between the video cards themselves. Whichever one you're content with now, go for it. I'm not sure if this helped at all, but that's just what I think.
With that price range, I'd throw in G-Sync with the 1440p monitors just for kicks and giggles:
$359.99: Dell S2417DG 23.8" 165Hz Monitor
$549.99 (with MIR): Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q 27.0" 144Hz Monitor
If you're against G-Sync and want to kill it with fire because you believe it's a total waste of money (unlike me):
$349.99: Asus MG278Q 27.0" 144Hz Monitor -- although for $10, I'd just buy the Dell G-Sync.
$529.99: Asus MG279Q 27.0" 144Hz Monitor -- sacrifice 3ms of response time for IPS, if you're into that sort of thing.
4k 144hz doesn't exist. As of now, it seems 60hz is the highest a 4k monitor will go. No G-Sync here, since G-Sync at 4k means $800+.
$391.99+: Asus PB279Q 27.0" 60Hz Monitor
IPS and 4K would have the best image quality:
$439.99: LG 27UD68-B 27.0" 60Hz Monitor
A lot of these monitors come with FreeSync, which will be of no use to you. If it were me, I'd get the Dell. 1440p + 144hz + 1ms + G-Sync = a steal at this price. If you want very good picture quality at the expense of a bit of response time and refresh rate, 4K would be the way to go. If you aren't willing to sacrifice 80+ frames for image quality, I'd recommend 1440p gaming. Image quality is still better than at 1080p, while refresh rates and response times are better than at 4K. To me, it's the best of both worlds.
Hope this helped a bit.
The monitor will work, but no adaptive synchronization technology. You could get a G-Sync monitor to replace the FreeSync. Usually, they're quite pricey, but thanks to Cyber Monday, Best Buy has been kind enough to reduce the price of the great PG248Q to $299 (usually at $449).
I don't happen to know much about that card, but after seeing a few benchmark videos, I'm not so sure that 144hz or 180hz would be the best match for the card. It seems to struggle getting past 80 fps with max settings at 1080p on games such as GTA V, Crysis 3, Metro: Last Light, etc. 75hz to 100hz monitors would seem more of a match, but then again, I don't have the card, so I can't be the one to tell you which resolution/refresh rate to play at.
Regarding monitors, the difference between 144hz and 180hz isn't nearly as noticeable as 60hz vs 180hz, so unless you really want maximum framerate, 180hz isn't something to die for. Since you have an AMD card, I would HIGHLY suggest you get a FreeSync monitor. FreeSync, if you do not know already, is AMD's adaptive synchronization technology (synchronize the refresh rate of the monitor with the rate of frame output by the graphics card within a certain range in order to eliminate/reduce screen tearing and stuttering). It's like G-Sync, except the monitors don't cost nearly as much (though I'd like to mention that there's a really good G-Sync monitor on sale right now, except it won't benefit an AMD card).
Here are a few FreeSync monitors of varying refresh rates and resolutions I'd recommend:
Asus - VG245H 24" LED HD FreeSync Monitor with a 75hz refresh rate, 1920x1080 resolution, and 1ms video response time.
Acer XF240H Black 24" with a 144hz refresh rate, 1920x1080 resolution, and 1ms video response time.
ASUS MG248Q Black 24" with a 144hz refresh rate, 1920x1080 resolution, and 1ms video response time.
1440p sees a bit of a price increase:
Acer XG270HU 27.0" with a 144hz refresh rate, 2560x1440 resolution, and 1ms video response time.
ASUS MG278Q Black 27" with a 144hz refresh rate, 2560x1440 resolution, and 1ms video response time.
You have the card, so you know what frame rates you'll get. Here are my suggestions (again, I highly recommend a FreeSync monitor if you have an AMD card). If you plan on upgrading, maybe get one of the higher refresh rate or higher resolution monitors. If you plan on jumping ship and choosing a Nvidia card one day, FreeSync will be useless (no adaptive synchronization, though you'll still be able to enjoy the high refresh rates).
If you would have covered up that Apple logo, this would be perfect.
But it's still darn near perfect.
When you're planning your first build but know it won't look this good.
Really, really beautiful first build.
It seems that the sale ended yesterday, which is unfortunate, because I was thinking of purchasing one today.
sheds a tear
Here are a few 24" monitors that I've been recommended:
If you plan on 144hz 1080p gaming:
Asus VG248QE goes on sale for $179.99 at Best Buy on Black Friday
If you plan on 144hz 1080p with G-Sync:
AOC G2460PG is on sale for $339.99 from Newegg until Monday.
Asus ROG SWIFT PG248Q is on sale for $349.99 at Best Buy (it's overclockable to 180hz).
If you plan on 144hz 1440p gaming:
Dell BBY-RFNPCE with G-Sync is on sale for $399.99 at Best Buy.
With the GTX 1070, I've read that 144hz gaming is the way to go. The resolution and presence of G-Sync is up to you .
Welp, now there's a strong case for the Dell... I'll just wait and see if it drops any lower than $400 during Black Friday week. Thanks for the advice! I'll put it into consideration.
I appreciate your advice. You're probably right that the 144hz will be enough of an upgrade.
I actually have looked into those models; however, I didn't realize that the ROG Swift was 180hz (I thought it was just 144). Thanks for the reply.
Very interesting build indeed! But is it fast?
Great build (and great paint job)! Does the Cryorig C7 do a good job at keeping the i5-6600k at reasonable temps?
From what I've read, the 1070 is the way to go if you plan on 144hz 1080p or 60hz 1440p. While the gtx 1060 can certainly achieve more than 60 fps in many games, it isn't the best for 144hz 1080p gaming; it's more suited for 60hz 1080p or 75hz 1080p.
A meme that came to mind:
In all seriousness, great build. I'm sure it took quite a while, but it looks like the effort really paid off!
Ah, I see.
That's two responses giving the same great advice!
Also, I have been looking into h7/h5 vs the 212 evo. Cryorig does have the better aesthetic too, so I guess I'll opt out of the 212 evo.
Thanks Mister CosmicEquationThe!
I greatly appreciate your feedback and will follow your advice! Thanks a million!