This is the best build description I've ever read. Definitely the pick-me-up I needed to get through the doldrums of "how is it not freaking lunchtime already".
Oh yeah, gorgeous build too!
This is so incredibly gorgeous. And I'm glad YOU have it, because it would not survive a day in my household alongside two kids and a cat...
Wow. That is a VERY clean build. Incredible job on the cable management!
That's a really awesome build. Love the aesthetics of the 1070, too. Can't say I'm familiar with Galax, but they sure make a nice-looking card.
Holy cow, those are gorgeous pictures. The build looks great, too. Very clean, well-organized, and really good bang for the buck.
Holy crap, that's just gorgeous. The aesthetics of that motherboard are astounding, and I love the subtle RGB lighting from the Kraken and your RAM. Nice job.
That looks gorgeous. Love the RGB lighting from those Aer fans, and nice job with the cable management. Having just added a Hue+ to my own case (along with 4 LED light strips), I can appreciate that it can get pretty tricky to organize all that cabling in a way that looks decently organized and unobtrusive. Well done!
This is the kind of computer Ron Swanson would have on his desk. Nicely done.
Dude. That is gorgeous. Impressive first build!!
Totally understood -- I remember those days well. You've done an incredibly good job getting a lot of bang for your buck in this build (and making it look way more expensive than it actually was!). Keep up the awesome work!
Kinda surprised you didn't get triple-channel RAM to take advantage of that aspect of the X58 chipset. But sweet build, though -- I love the combination of colors, and it's always awesome to see older tech brought back to life!
There's something very TRON-like about this.
That's one nice-looking build. I'm really digging the white, black, and red color scheme.
And good call on the HUE+... I just picked one of those up too, and the software is a bit buggy at times, but dang is that an awesome case lighting system. Really highlights the inside of your case nicely.
Interesting -- oh man, that's really annoying on ASUS's part. Sorry to hear that man, that would definitely have peeved me out. Why they would do a different backplate on that one card doesn't really make a whole lot of sense to me, but maybe they were able to shave off a couple bucks off the price or something.
Nice job with the Bartok reference in the name. And nice build, too! That's an impressive amount of horsepower for the money.
I think you might have a dead LED on your card. I have the Strix 1070 and the ROG symbol lights up. Wonder if you might be able to exchange it?
Of course, I suppose it's possible ASUS designed the Strix 1060 differently than the 1070 and the RX 480, but I'd tend to think they would keep it consistent.
Really nice job with the build. That first picture looks so nice I thought it was an ad at first!
+1 to having lots of SSD space! I put a 1.1TB SSD in my rig and I'm not regretting it one bit. Being able to run Windows, Office, and all your games off an SSD is worth every penny considering the gain in performance, in my opinion.
Sweet build. Looking forward to seeing the pics with the Hue+! I just added that to my own build last night and haven't totally made up my mind about whether I like my placement of the LED strips quite yet. Love how they're magnetic, though -- you can try a few configurations until you get it juuuust right.
Nice build -- love the color scheme. Those Riing fans look awesome in there, and I love how the Sabertooth motherboard matches the interior of your case. Really makes it all look clean and coordinated.
I'm sure you'd be in good shape either way. My old rig has a 240GB Sandisk SSD and it's still working great after 4 years.
Absolutely love it. I know that the Samsung SSDs are all the rage, but honestly, it's still extremely fast, and I couldn't believe how much storage I could get for the price!
Oh, I can certainly relate. I just built my rig two weeks ago, and already I'm thinking about wanting to change around some of the LED lighting in the case, swap out the CPU cooler, etc. What can I say, computer building is addictive!
Nice clean build -- love the white cables. Can't wait to see pictures of the Dominator Platinum RAM sticks. Of course, the component I most wish you had included in your photos is the Little Caesars Hot & Ready... :-)
Whoa, that is one beautiful build. +1 to the requests for more pictures!
Oh man, this looks awesome. Beautiful build, and great job being consistent with the color scheme.
That case looks gorgeous. Nice job on the build -- clean and modern.
Also, is it just me, or does that PC look like something that would be right at home at Aperture Labs? All you need is a portal gun mounted above your desk, and man, that would look perfect.
This is so awesome it makes me want to cry tears of nostalgic joy. (And oh my gosh, that cordless phone on the desk next to the tower?! Nice touch.) So very, very, very well done.
Seriously... I was going to comment on that too! That's really well done, and you've managed to make me totally rethink my own cable management strategy. Nice usage of Velcro straps instead of zip ties -- it looks really neat, and it's a lot easier to un-do in case you want to replace any of your components.
Gosh... nice components, great job with the cable management, and the purple-on-black color scheme looks really cool. Awesome build!