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MasterBeast: First Custom PC Build

by hanzala29

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144 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 5, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.3GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.63GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.0GHz

Description

Hi Guys!

First off, lets start by saying two things. Firstly, I am a university student, hardcore Microsoft Surface lover, and have never gamed until now. When my top-of-the-line Microsoft Surface Book i7 had a faulty screen, I did a warranty replacement and got a new one. I had the same problem with the new one as well so I decided to just return everything, buy a Surface Pro 3 i5, and put the rest of the money towards a hell of a computer. Secondly, I did not pay as much as you see in the bottom total price. I paid less than $3000 CAD for the PC including our amazing 13% tax. That includes everything. How? Well boxing day, BestBuy employee pricing, and well, a month of deal hunting. And lets not forget PartPicker's price drop notification that probably saved me over $500. The price that you see at the bottom is not the price I paid because that is how much you would pay if you bought that exact build yourself today. Oh and keep in mind, it is all Canadian Dollar so $1 USD is like $1.30 CAD.

What's this build for? This build is for a guy who basically wanted a computer that would basically perform as good as possible for the things I will outline at the end. It's for someone who is fed-up with laptops and wanted something I can easily upgrade, maintain, fix, or really change it up any way I want. I will be using this for programming, media creation, and yes, gaming!

CPU Intel Core i7 6850K

The i7-6850K is probably the least-bought "K" CPU from Intel's entire 6th generation lineup, and believe me it is not worth the price that you see. I did not pay even half of that, I got it through Intel directly through a connection for a lot cheaper, and at that price it is absolutely killer. It has 6-cores, and supports 40 lanes of PCIe. I did overclock this badboy to 4.3 GHz, but could have easily pushed it to 4.6, however, I didn't think it was worth it as I'm not really going to be using this for intense gaming or rendering movies. It runs really cool, and packs a heck of a punch!

CPU Cooler Corsair H100i V2

Corsair absolutely nailed it with the H100i V2. It is probably the best performance per dollar ratio from all of them. Even under gaming load my Overclocked hexa-core processor never goes above 40*C. One thing it definitely is not, is stunning. I mean look at it, its bland. It wont make your palms sweaty, knees weak, arms heavy. I mean it performs like a Ferrari, but looks like a Camry. Honestly, I wished I had spent a little more and gotten the NZXT X52. Also note that although the case supports 280mm rad, it only fits at the front with additional bracket support. I wanted to use the build in top-rad support so 240 it is. Also, on this case the rad will with the logo upside down (see pics).

Motherboard Asus X99 A-II

Im not going to pretend it great, its not. Its nothing fancy, but just the best x99 board I can get for $300. Again I wish I had spent a little more getting the Asus x99 Delux II, better features and more reliable. My reasons for this are not unfounded. The processor can't recognize my ram in one of the slots so it would only show 8GB and would BSOD. I used a different slot but I don't want to deal with this when paying so much for parts. Get a Motherboard with some good stars. But onto the good things: built-in basic LEDs, RGB header (I was so happy when I realized this had it that I almost cried.), M.2 PCIe Support, like a billion SATA6 ports, and well its price. It also comes with some good things in the box. If anything, I wish it had Wi-Fi, more built-in lighting, another M.2, but hey for $300 im not exactly complaining. (I am, but oh well do something...)

Memory (RAM) G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB

Do you want DDR4 RAM, 3000MHz, and well black colour? Get this. Trust me, I probably spent a good 6 hours comparing price vs. performance vs. looks for 16GB RAM, this was the best option. Yes sure Dominator Platinums look good as hell. But when you are a (sort-of) broke University student, you will cut a corner somewhere. It hasn't given me any issues or anything so I wont complain (for real this time). Just know that this specific model isn't on the Qualified Vendors List for the motherboard I have, the slower speed one is though, and it works properly at 3000Mhz so oh well QVL, screw it, I like living on the edge.

Storage Samsung 960 EVO 250 GB M.2*

The best. Absolutely the best. No question about it. Believe me. No this isn't Trump speaking, its the truth. You think your Intel 750 is the best right? I thought so too, but oh my luck, this is an absolutely blessed SSD. Its M.2, NVMe, PCIe, and its Samsung, It basically ticks off all the boxes. It is super fast and, well, reliable. What else do you want from an SSD? Its not going to make you breakfast, you need a stove for that. But then I guess it would definitely open that word document with the boiled egg recipes on it at insane speeds. I guess us computer guys sometimes need a reminder on how to boil an egg or two. Not judging... Oh and the 960 Pro is a little better but that doesn't count...

  • Samsung 850 Evo 250GB I didn't want to saturate the above drive with useless school documents and programs so I got this as a main storage drive. It is super fast, its reliable, and it looks good. Imagine a Lamborghini with a speed limit of like 200Km/h rather than whatever it actually is. The SATA6 is the hardware limitation on this but it literally performs at the theoretical maximum speeds so get this because unless you are crazy you don't need the 960 evo or anything else. Its one of the best SATA SSD on the market.

  • Western Digital Blue 320GB I got this for like $15 refurbished off of Newegg , I literally use it to save desktop backgrounds and well, need I say more...? Don't use this as a main drive unless you're the type of guy who likes driving behind old grannies going 20 below the limit. Its loud (not really but compared to SSDs what isn't loud?), its ugly (It's a big ugly 3.5" hard drive, don't expect it to be pretty), and its slow (read above). Get it for $15, not for anything more than that.

Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 ROG STRIX O8G

My favourite part. It has one of the fastest clock speeds on the market, has really nice LEDs, additional fan headers, and only uses on 8-pin power connector. There really isn't a better a GTX 1070 that this, unless you count that ugly Gigabyte one. But lets pretend that doesn't exist okay? It also differs from most 1070s because it has 2 HDMI ports and 2 Display Ports, which is great for people who don't like using adapters to connect it to more than one monitor. The card has really really good looks. It has 3 fans, 3 fan modes, customizeable lighting, and is so silent I never hear it. Want something that will give you nerdgasmic feelings? This.

Case Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5

As a first-time builder this was probably one of the easiest cases to build in. It is really spacious, has great airflow and has support for 6 fans and rads in the front, top, and back. Did I mention that it is also fully modular. Yeah that is the icing on top. I recently bought the tempered glass side-panel for a lot more than I should have, but it completes the look really well. It even has its own lock and key for that much more of a coolness factor. (I mean who is going to break into your PC when you're glued to it?). If you want something small, sleek and not so killer? Get a S340 Elite. If you want to be big, bold, and "insert something savvy that will get me more "up-votes", this is the one, it has great functionality and looks.

Powersupply EVGA SuperNova 750 G2

Behind every successful computer build is a relentless and hardworking power supply that's often hidden under compartments and often forgotten about. That is exactly the case here. It powers my PC, doesn't give me a headache, and came in some fancy packaging. That's more than enough to get a recommendation from me. It also has an eco-mode for you people who love silent PCs, I dont really mind when dragons breathe fire (when my PC is running), but this is really silent as it is so fret-not.

Monitor Samsung 28" 4K U28E590D

I work at Best Buy and on the day after boxing day someone returned this unused so I asked my manager for a deal and well, lets just say I was extremely happy. This monitor is great, it has 1 ms response time, has great colours, its big, and its reliable. Yes its 60Hz, so don't eat me for that but its not like I can even do 140FPS 4K gaming anyways so I'm happy. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who can get it for even $500. It has 2 HDMI, 1 DP, and an audio pass-through. I connected my Surface Dock and ChromeCast to it so its just really easy to use.

Other Things

Let me know in the comments if you would like me to talk about my keyboard, mouse, speakers, and anything else really. I'm really happy with this PC, and I think I've left a few things that I can upgrade in the future which is good because I get bored easily, and well lets just say the NZXT x52 is irresistible, but that's a story from another time. Enjoy!

Thanks For The Featured I feel honoured!

Part Reviews

CPU

The Intel Core i7-6850K is a great processor. I was able to overclock this to 4.7 GHz but didnt want to keep it so high so I dropped it down to 4.3 GHz with very low voltage. If anyone is looking for simply 6 cores, go for the 6800K, its nearly the same. In fact I dont believe the price difference is justified in the least bit, thus the one less star. Nonetheless, I got it for a great deal so if you can get it for cheaper, jump on it.

CPU Cooler

Corsair out-did itself with this amazing water-cooler. It not only is very very good at cooling, but its also cost-effective. Sure, it doesnt look amazing or anything, but it really packs a punch. Some cons though, the tubes are extremely rigid and very hard to keep in place until everything is installed. Also, depending on your case, you might have to put the radiator upside down.

Motherboard

Im not going to pretend it great, its not. Its nothing fancy, but just the best x99 board I can get for $300. I wish I had spent a little more getting the Asus x99 Delux II, better features and more reliable. Or even the x99 gaming motherboard. My reasons for this are not unfounded. The motherboard can't recognize my ram in one of the slots so it would only show 8GB rather then 16 and would BSOD. I used a different slot but I don't want to deal with this when paying so much for parts. Get a Motherboard with better ratings, trust me. But onto the good things: built-in basic LEDs, RGB header (I was so happy when I realized this had it that I almost cried.), M.2 PCIe Support, like a billion SATA6 ports, and well its price. It also comes with some good things in the box. If anything, I wish it had Wi-Fi, more built-in lighting, another M.2, but hey for $300 im not exactly complaining.

Comments Sorted by:

hesif 9 points 9 months ago

100 photos! Wow! Regardless, this PC looks amazing

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 4 points 9 months ago

Haha yeah i didnt realize how many pics I had taken. Thanks!

Tooth 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

I found 1 duplication :)

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

which one?

Tooth 1 Build 6 points 9 months ago

I was bustin your balls

Tigered332 1 point 9 months ago

3 duplicate graphic card pictures or at least 2

Eltech 16 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

100 photos! Wow!

I've seen more than 100 photos. And I'm not just talking about myself, some of us have done a lot more.

Regardless, this PC looks amazing

Indeed it is.

Eltech 16 Builds 6 points 9 months ago

Congrats for feature! Such a beautiful computer. And oh my goodness, I recently have the Cooler Master Mastercase Maker "5t". I love their new cases lately.

Again, awesome job with your description and photos. You make me proud. You have my one.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

Oh yeah! The Maker 5t is absolutely gorgeous. Probably my favourite case but oh my oh my that price tag is a real bummer! Thanks for your comments El!

Eltech 16 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

Yes, the price is pretty high. Thankfully they have a selection for anyone who has a specific amount of budget. You're most welcome hanzala. Enjoy your lovely build!

Ratlor 1 Build 4 points 9 months ago

Pretty awesome oh Canadian bro-heme! MasterBeast brutalis extraordinaire. I genuflect upon thy labours and may the gaming be ever sweet, filled with multi-kills or godly drops!

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

LOL....I dont know how to even respond to that, awesome, simply awesome.

WantsANicePC 3 points 9 months ago

Great Photos, Great Description. Simple as that!

RaspberryPiFan 8 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

Clean build, nice pictures, well done description.

Nice job on featured.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks Raspberry!

XFacility 3 points 9 months ago

100 pictures! Jeez, that's some dedication. Beautiful build, love it :D +rep

Gooberdad 7 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

Well done with a great presentation.

Congratulations on the featured spot.

Thumbs up

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks Gooberdad!

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 3 points 9 months ago

damn this build has been featured forever... not saying it's bad, I love it, but some of the other beauties on here are going unnoticed.

DevvM 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I know right?!?

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 9 months ago

LOL

Gooberdad 7 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

A good build to be sure, but why is Manirelli leaving this as the featured build for nearly a week?

Is it a "Manirelli down. Manirelli down." emergency?

Eltech 16 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

A good build to be sure, but why is Manirelli leaving this as the featured build for nearly a week?

I wonder about this as well. I rarely see a featured build last this long. Maybe five days tops but again it's rare beyond it. ;)

Gooberdad 7 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

Puzzling

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Yeah it's kinda odd, usually build are here for 3-4 days. its been 8 so far. Maybe Manirelli is on vacation :P

Yahtadi 2 points 9 months ago

Hey (ehem) excuse me.. I uhh.. Can i buy that procie from you? you know.. Special price.. Ill leave ten bucks for you. Please?

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Haha lol

Yahtadi 2 points 9 months ago

Its kinda funny, i know but uh.. I wasnt kidding mate :)

efin_jay 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

i have a very similar build. really nice!

floridaboz 4 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Very nice looking build all around.

Eldflamman 2 points 9 months ago

That name

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Haha yeah i was trying to think of one, looked at the case's box and it clicked!

Hulk62905 2 points 9 months ago

Really cool PC I also have the 1070 and I love it I have a similar build also and I Love it

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah man way to go! The 1070 is the sweet spot in my opinion. You get dank speeds, 8GB, and well, you don't feel like you cheaped out and got some ...(let's leave this blank lol).

Cazza_ 2 points 9 months ago

Sexy build :)

FreeWayPineapple 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

More pictures.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

You might regret it.... I have tons more.

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Boeing77W 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

how is the 1070 holding up with 4K?

p.s. also fellow canadian here :)

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

The 1070 is great with 4K! I havent gamed too much yet (just inifite warfare), and so far its holding up awesome!

Boeing77W 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Cool! I have a 1070 as well and I'm looking to upgrade my monitor sometime this year. Initially I was looking at ultrawides but 1440p and 4K seem a lot more affordable than 3440x1440. I'll definitely consider 4K if I am able to save up enough.

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NEmpire95 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Nice build! You didn't want to opt for 4x4gb sticks of ram to utilize x99's quad channel memory?

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks! I wanted to but it costed more for essentially the same thing. And luckily I didn't because one of the ram slots don't work on this.

Timeman190 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

There are those that just post one picture of their pc... There are those that post a few... AND THEN THERE IS YOU!!! who posts 80 pictures. I mean I cant say that the community doesnt appreciate it but come on man!!! 80?? lol Nice build too!

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

LOL its actually 100 pictures... I swear I had no idea until they were already posted. I literally just transferred the pics from my phone to my PC and well whaddya know right? Thanks!

Timeman190 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

... Your not helping you point lol. Looks great though!

Vreaker12 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Awesome build and congrats on the feature!

Drokovian 2 points 9 months ago

If you leave in a university dorm as a student wouldn't you feel uncomfortable leaving that beast in your room?

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I don't live in a dorm, still live at home :P But even if I did, the tempered glass panel has a lock which can only open with a specific key so it's not easy to steal even if someone wanted to.

Potatoman01 2 points 9 months ago

Nice Build man! Glad there is another person who loves Surface products as well. I got a mid-range Surface Pro 4, use it as my book at school (OneNote) its awesome. Recently built a new computer (not as good as this but still, I'm happy) But waiting on a cable combs to make it look better before I post it. Sucks the Surface Book had a faulty screen, twice. Nice build, Great job, Congrats on the feature. Screw apple. ;P

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Haha yeah man I think Surface's are really the sweet spot for people who like good performance in a really portable form. Microsoft FTW! Thanks Bro!

KingWalrus.8th 2 points 9 months ago

Ha, from one Canadian to another, that 13% Tax destroys me. But anyway.... great build bro. +1

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I know right! 13% tax is too killer. Everything just adds up and before you know it youre broke :'(

Dolomats 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks for ur honesty about CPU Intel Core i7 6850K, when I saw it on the part list I was wondering why u didn't get the 6800K since it's cheaper and the only difference is the Lanes number but when I read the description I got it :p

P0T4T0_AIM 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Damn I wish I live in Canada. You guys have free healthcare, fibre internet, cool climate, nice people and cheap AF products and your government actually know what their doing. In Australia we have free healthcare, but our internet sucks and has no hope of getting better, our climate is torture, our people are weird and technology and goods over here are expensive AF because our government love to tax things for fun and then waste the money on crap we don't need.

brycejonathan 3 points 9 months ago

Where I live in Canada it got down to -46 celcius a few days ago. Not my idea of great climate. Also tech in canada is still a lot more expensive than in the US. Also our Government does not know what its doing. I dont think any government does.

P0T4T0_AIM 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Though you pay a lot less for tech than us in Australia. I compared the currencies and CAD and AUD are nearly the same, yet in Canada technology is so much cheaper, in some cases $150 - $200 less, than in Australia.

brycejonathan 2 points 9 months ago

Yeah that really sucks. What is your tax% in Australia. I guess because anything manufactured in the us have to travel farther to Australia.

P0T4T0_AIM 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

The tax really depends on the price of the item, if it is equal to or less than $1000 AUD, then there is no extra tax, but if the item costs more than $1000 AUD our government put a tax on it even though they do nothing to help the item get into the country, it's the shipping companies that should get the extra money, not the government.

Kurajber 2 points 9 months ago

Guys, is this Asus card better thank 1070 g1 gaming gigabyte? I really didn't see that it has better performance but people buy it more often, why? Awesome build man, quite a first build!

brycejonathan 2 points 9 months ago

Well in my experience is asus typically has better build quality than gigabyte. I am currently using the g1 gaming 980ti and the coil whine on that card is horrendous.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yes i heard about that so I went with the Asus. Also, this has a higher boost clock as far as I know.

Kurajber 1 point 9 months ago

What about MSI GAMING X?

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

I have the g1 1070 and personally I have no issues with it. Never used an asus product, but I hear that their build quality is better. You can go asus, but I don't think the additional price justifies the marginal improvement.

Kurajber 2 points 9 months ago

I think i will go MSI gaming x in the end. Thanks! Asus is too much, not worth it i think

RadSkull 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Save the trees and switch the eco on!!

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Haha! If only I could...

Joshpace92 2 points 9 months ago

nice

Tooth 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Very nice build overall. Hope you have time for study :)

Yes its 60Hz

Don't knock yourself on this number. The higher than 60Hz is only 1 or 2 monitors. 99.9% of 4K monitors today are 60Hz

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks!

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

if you wanted you can overclock your monitor, but I doubt the 1070 can even push graphics in 4k at higher than 60 fps in anything other than overwatch lol

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah I was thinking of overclocking it... And yes youre right, Id need SLI 1070 or even 1080 for getting over 60fps in most 4k games.

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 9 months ago

Looks awesome. +1 :)

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks!

furioe 2 points 9 months ago

U know u can get a wireless network adapter for wifi

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I know, but its an additional $40-50 CAD for a good one and so im using LAn and getting near gigabit speeds.

brycejonathan 2 points 9 months ago

The only thing I have to say is living in alberta is pretty great 5% tax. Also I use to work at best buy and there is nothing that they offer for pc components. At least as far as I remember.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

That sounds awesome, I cant imagine how easy life would be with just 5% tax, we poor Ontarians...lol

Xx1HIVExX 2 points 9 months ago

Great pc really beastly

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man!

Vince_aviator 2 points 9 months ago

It looks great!!! Thank you for all the photos and all of the description of the parts.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks! and no problem, it was fun!

SakruhBuilds 2 points 9 months ago

1+ for being Canadian, and 100 photos.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Haha thanks!

uberlizard 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Bro you're gonna chop your fingers off on the exposed front fans.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

There's actually a grill in the front, you can see it in the 5th pic, It just looks awesome without it as well.

irexygorawr 2 points 9 months ago

Liked it with the front mesh off :D

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah same here but the dust...

irexygorawr 1 point 9 months ago

acrylic glass front panel :D

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Ahaha that would be awesome....maybe ill do that mod

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apeoples98 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Bro, you are obsessed! 100 photos? :D

But seriously this build is nice. I also have that same power supply, probably overkill for both of our builds, but it's an amazing power supply.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks! Yeah the PSU is kinda overkill but the price difference between the 650 and 750 was like $10 back when i was ordering so i got this. Plus it helps if I ever decide to do SLI

WaterTriber 2 points 9 months ago

nice choice of headphones! they are simply the best noise cancelling.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah I really love them, I mean yeah they arent designed for gaming but theyre awesome for everything and really comfortable.

RaidenTheLightningBolt 2 points 9 months ago

you should of put the 200 bucks between 6800k and 6850k and put it torwards a 1080

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

he got the 6850k for way cheaper than what's listed, the prices shown aren't exactly what he paid.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yup, I got the 6850K for a lot less than the regular price, less than half of the price you might see up there.

RaidenTheLightningBolt 2 points 9 months ago

Oh yeah.... I'm an idiot.

cheelos 2 points 9 months ago

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-28-4k-uhd-60hz-1ms-gtg-tn-led-freesync-gaming-monitor-u28e590d-black-titanium-silver-u28e590d/10383477.aspx

Monitor is $449.99 on sale at best buy. Assuming you received an employee discount pricing I would say that monitor is twice the money anyone would pay (734.25) for it. Other than that, nice pictures!

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Definitely! The 732.25 is the regular price ($649.99) + tax (13%). They regular price also fell now due to I guess Samsung trying to get rid of the older models in prep for newer models. But yeah for $500 and under id highly recommend. I paid less than that so i was really happy.

TheWonder 2 points 9 months ago

Lol your gpu looks like it's about to fall out, great build tho

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks! Really? it barely has and GPU sag on it, maybe ill get a holder soon

FreeWayPineapple 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Doesn't look like it to me...

jerodriguez89 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

hey i have the same processor but i can overclocket above 4.2 ghz what are your settings to reach more than 4.2

Ciubus 2 points 8 months ago

Love the built man, neat and tidy!

brandonsablan 2 points 2 months ago

Hey great build, very impressed with the amount of photos and your attention to detail for all your parts and expalnations on why you choose them.

I have a question though, the case and Gpu say they are compatible but some drive bays may not be usable, how was your experience with this combo on your build? Im hoping to use 2 drive bays for hdd and ssd

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

The drive system is very modular. I only kept the drive bay with 2 slots in the basement of the rig. I took out all of the extra ones at the top. 2 SSDs can also fit in front the motherboard. So if you need to use 2 or 1 Hard drives (3.5 inch) then use the 2 slot bay in the basement. If you're using more than 2 hard drives and 2 ssds then use the included bay in the top portion of the case so that you don't block the gpu. Hope that helps

Bouowmx 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I doubt Corsair H100i v2 is best performance-to-price. There is Arctic Liquid Freezer 240, which has increased radiator thickness (from 27 to 38 mm), more fans (2 to 4), and lower price.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

push pull only provides a less than 2 degree difference, and that too is within margin of error. The thickness maybe is an improvement though.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah the arctic one is pretty nice, whatever I wrote wasn't factual, its just based on what I researched and didnt really come across that one until you mentioned it. Thanks!

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

also aesthetics is a factor and I have to hand it to corsair on that :P

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 9 months ago

Dayum that's a dank rig :3

Sheeperror 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

1070 and i7-6850k WHYYYYYYYYYYYY

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

LOL I CAN EXPLAIN:

I got the 6850K brand new for much cheaper than the 6700K, so I went with that :P

I got the 1070 because I wasn't originally planning on getting a 4k monitor and so a 1070 would be powerful enough. I might sell this in a few months and get a 1080 or get another 1070 and run SLI.

Sheeperror 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

I'm very jealous now.

apeoples98 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Get another 1070 and run SLI. The only thing better than that is the 1080 SLI. But if it's between 1070 SLI or a single 1080, go with the SLI.

Man this PC is gonna last you a while.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah probably, but Ill get it by like summer or september if anything. I sure hope it lasts me at least 5 years.

brettduch 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Fellow Manitoban?? Love the build!

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Fellow Canadian, but I'm your friendly neighbour to the east. From Ontario.

brettduch 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I assumed since we're also plagued with a 13% sales tax lol

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

oh really? Its tough coughing up 13% every time eh? And then they take like 20-40% of your income when you first get it anyways lol. Oh well free healthcare right ;P

brettduch 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Worth it! Although I spent some time in Oregon very jealous of no sales tax...

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

yeah lol here in Texas we have about half the sales tax of you guys :P

Drock73 1 point 9 months ago

Is the Samsung 960 evo your boot drive?

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yep

Drock73 2 points 9 months ago

did you use the mobo for a fan controller of buy a separate one?

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Nope, directly to the mobo

Drock73 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks for your help. I have a similar build but still figgerin a couple of things out.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

NP! Send me a message if you need any help!

Velo4444 1 point 9 months ago

a good build but with that budget u would have done far far better man for example throw a 1080 but ur build not mine.

Velo4444 1 point 9 months ago

a good build but with that budget u would have done far far better man for example throw a 1080 but ur build not mine.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 3 points 9 months ago

if you read the description you'd know he spent way less on a lot of the parts but they dn't reflect the prices.

Velo4444 1 point 9 months ago

well that was my opinion i would spent more in horse power than mirrors right. But some know and others doesn't, his money anyway and his build. Just an opinion.

wheelerj 1 point 1 day ago

Love your build. I was looking at purchasing the same case that you used. Has the case held up over time?

ExWayne 0 points 9 months ago

Man, you should've gotten a 6700k/7700k and a GTx 1080. Totally worth it.

hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah I normally would've but I got the 6850K for really cheap so I went with that instead.

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hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Who hasn't heard of poutine?! Its basically life....

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hanzala29 submitter 2 Builds 18 points 9 months ago

LOL Our English is only a little bit different, Eh?

StarBlazer457 6 points 9 months ago

Haha :) You show that jipster xD

WirelessCables 1 Build 4 points 9 months ago

Love Canadians. =D

While not a Canadian myself, I facepalmed in my math class when almost no one knew what a Loonie and Toonie were.

Flamearky 2 points 9 months ago

oh my god this is worst than console peasant knowledge

just joking, that's hilarious man

WirelessCables 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

=D

Gentleman00 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

It's called British English :P

Stereotypical_Whale 2 points 9 months ago

I feel a little bit of Canadian pride whenever I type colour or favourite.

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