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A Little Sumpin Killer RI7G

by aricwright


My dream build rig. It does not take much to make me happy LOL. I went with the newest 6th gen i7 processor, hopping not to have to upgrade for at least two years. Paired with an ASUS MAXIMUS VIII Hero MB probably the best gaming MB for the money. For my CPU cooler ive always wanted to use liquid but never wanted to have to change the fluid. I went with 16 gigs of GSkills Ripjaws V Series DDR4 ram. For my HHD's i really did not care about looks or maker i just wanted a couple that i knew would do the job. i got one Toshiba and one PNY 240 GIG SSD's they are super fast like my wife says i am ( in the bed) JK! My video card is a BEAST literally its the MSI 980Ti its got a dragon on the back plate. I love my case The Cooler Master Master Case Pro ATX Mid Tower. Wow that's a lot to say. Is a very nice case fir the money. I was about to get a Corsair Obsidian 900 at 300 big ones. with the savings i was able to get a much better graphics card. The power unit is a bit of an over kill but i got a great deal on it. saved at least $70. i keep thinking its going to just stop or im going to have to put some quarters in it to make it work. The only other two peripherals worth mentioning are the 2K Asus PB258Q 25.0 monitor that makes everything look like your hovering over it and the Harmon/Kardon sound-sticks with the jelly fish sub woofer. not to loud but clean refreshing sound with great bass. It took about 7 hours to put everything together and another 7 just to get the Ethernet to work. If your going to get a Hero VIII Just remember you have to download intels router drivers.

PS Sorry about the towel under the build i rather you see that than scratch my table. LOL


Part Reviews


Nothing to say. Best Processor out!

CPU Cooler

working great and not as noisy as people say.


Great MB. You just have to go down the rabbit hole to make it work.


My windows boots up in 10 sec.


Great Case So many Options. i could probably build another PC in there. wouldn't make it almost like a house with rooms.

Power Supply

More power than i know what to do with.

Case Fan

very quiet fans.


Very nice display.


Greatest keyboard ever!!!!!


Mouse Overkill!!! When the battery goes dead just connect the cord and keep it moving.


You may have to wear earplugs to save your eardrums from the bass. Great headphones!


Very nice sound. i wish on and off switch were on the mid speakers instead of the subwoofer.

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Arkwoman1990 1 Build 3 points 42 months ago

Wohoo first person on here with the Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5

Sweet build to, although i think the graphics card should be on the top slot

aricwright submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Does it matter which one its in? I just put it there cause i didnt want it riding against some cables.

parpoint 3 Builds 4 points 42 months ago

Nice build. Those are some nice specs. And for slot that should be use for the gpu, on this mobo, the slot on top is x16 and the one you're in is x8. I doubt it would make a big difference but you could test to see if it has an impact on perfomance or just leave it like that...

Anyway you stil have a +1 from me

Vergere 7 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

Y E S. The first slot is always the fastest. Check with your manual, you can confirm this.

somawhite402 2 points 42 months ago

Not ALWAYS the fastest. Quite a few boards will run any of the slots or at least the upper two at x16 provided you're only using one card and you tell it to do so in the BIOS. Although as a general rule you do have a point

PC-Enthusiast 1 point 31 months ago

Yes because the top slot is 16x, much faster that way. Also it doesn't look like it would be and worst case, what I would to is clean up the cables.

tiny_voices 4 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

I have used tons of those Toshiba drives. They are a hidden gem for sure.

Bootalige 2 points 42 months ago

How do you like that monitor? Im thinking of getting it but im scared it my not be fast enough for gaming.

aricwright submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

I love it. it should be all the resolution that you need.

Bootalige 1 point 41 months ago

Did your monitor come with a display port cable or dvi? Seems like some monitors jip you on included cables. :/

aricwright submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Yes it did. Asus has been the best company with cables for me and the monitor is great!

amila_banks 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

nice build man ....Love that case... ! btw is you psu upside down ?

aricwright submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

yes it is for air flow!

Arkwoman1990 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

I assume the fan is facing downwards as well it can't face up or else it would most likely suffocate since the sectional thing is there. There are vents on the bottom so the psu is fine

noap7 1 point 42 months ago

See. This is like my rig. The ridiculous part may be my age. How old are you?

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noap7 1 point 42 months ago

I'm 17 hahahaa

aricwright submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

LOL Yeah ive been gaming since day one. Me and my wife used to play Super Mario at the arcade together.

noap7 -2 points 42 months ago

I was playin in the womb son. Git gud.

aricwright submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I Still be playing in the womb!

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

I'm loving this case. Can't wait to use it one of these days.

MarzoFTW 1 point 42 months ago

Nice setup dude, Whats the name of your desk?

aricwright submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I cant remember the name but i got it at Costco for 100 Bucks and its way better quality than anything they have at office depot.

BillNyeTheScienceGuy 1 point 40 months ago

Hey there. You have a very impressive PC. I have a question about the monitor though. Do you notice any sort of lag or delay between the time you move your mouse to the time the image pops up on the screen? Thanks

aricwright submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Not any noticeable lag. And thanks for complimenting on my PC.

pantsu_bear 1 point 40 months ago

Nice build! I've heard numerous reports of Asus Hero board failing for the skylake iteration. Have you encountered any buggy scenario? (not turning on, shutting off randomly, OC errors

aricwright submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

yeah some. Its hard for me to access my Bios sometimes. Also my mouse will stop working sometimes when i hook up other USB devices. but other than that this thing is a beast. i love it so much power and speed. i cant even find anything that will push the graphics card to the limit. Well Star Wars battlefront almost did.

pantsu_bear 1 point 40 months ago

K thx! do you overclock? if so is the experience nice? :)

aricwright submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

im overclocked at 9% right now. i dont like to mess with the bios to much so im going to just leave it there. Its plenty fast without it though.

ZackBrown 1 point 38 months ago

Nice Chroma setup, I'm going for the same headphones, mouse mat & keyboard for my build! Was considering getting them for a while and this setup made me wanna consider buying them even more :D

TheStuUurgE 1 point 32 months ago

Love the build, +1

Actually almost part for part with the build I should be doing soon, but I'll be using the STRIX OC 1080 8g and the Maximus hero from asus

PC-Enthusiast 1 point 31 months ago

How come the gpu isn't on the top slot? It's faster that way?

Forza1sra 1 point 14 months ago

Hey I am thinking about getting that mouse after using it in a store. It felt amazing! The thing is I see a lot of mixed reviews of it online about it breaking after a few months. Seeing that you made this build a few years ago, I was wondering how the mouse is holding up.

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aricwright submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Man im just having so much fun tweaking it into perfection.

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aricwright submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

And i just got the razer chroma today and its so sick.

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