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This build was an absolute pleasure. Unfortunately I can't build PC's for a living so this will have to do for a while xD. I had only one slight problem with the build and that was a HDD dead on arrival. Other than that I enjoyed every minute of building this! I decided to name it Kylo after realising the theme closely matches that of Kylo Ren from the new star wars!
The keyboard and disc drive were salvaged from my old build.
UPDATE a quick OC on the GPU's got me in the top 92% on Firestrike Extreme!! :D
I7 6700k (@ 4.8GHz Stable) I have been planning on running simulations at home. I am an Aerospace student and I hope to be doing alot more computational dynamic simulations for my thesis so an I7 was definitely the right choice. I went with skylake mainly because it was the newest at the time of purchase (and writing this log) and I had seen good reviews on good ol' Youtube.
Corsair H100i GTX Honestly nothing really more than to achieve a higher/quieter over clock. ( And a little bit of bragging rights) Easy to install and worked straight away thankfully! I did however have trouble with the Link software.
Asus ROG Hero VIII Absolutely gorgeous motherboard with features I'm still not even sure about! Fantastic over clocking capabilities with a BIOS second to none. All round fantastic experience with this motherboard so far.
G.skill I was originally sticking to 8gbs but there was some money left in the budget when the critical parts were bought so I thought why not?
M.2 drive I had planned on getting an 850 EVO, but when I saw a comparison between NVMe, M.2 and SSD I knew I wanted more. After nearly having a heart attack seeing the NVMe prices I settled for a much more reasonable M.2. Very happy so far!!
Seagate Barracuda's I know Seagate has a good reputation and have used them for years. I bought two 2TB drives to put them in RAID 1 as I have recently been stung by a failed drive and lost alot of sentimental data. NEVER AGAIN!! Brilliant drives so far.
EVGA 970 FTW+'s Brilliant cards so far. I was planning on sticking to one buuuuuut the budget has to stretch a little here and there. I still haven't gotten round to over clocking them yet but its still early days.
The Corsair 750D Airflow. I knew I was going to overclock from the offset so I went with one of the best airflow optimised cases available this one also just so happens to be one of the biggest cases around without going overboard. I'm glad I got a big case as it was an absolute pleasure to work with. I'm looking into changing the stock af140's for the retail versions purely for the aesthetics.
EVGA G2 850W The 850W psu was actually shipped last minute. I originally had a 650w G2 but after buying a second graphics card and wanted to over clock both GPU's and the CPU I didnt think it would be a wise choice to pretty much max out my PSU. The 850W G2 very rarely has the fans on (Quiet...BONUS) I'm looking into custom braided cables/extensions because why the hell not?!
Windows 10 Pro I got a good deal online for this. I genuinely have no idea what the differences are but hey anything with Pro in it has to be worth it.... Right?