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First PC Build - 1080 TI X99 6800K NZXT S340 Elite

by cujarrett

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56 Comments

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Date Published

March 20, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.48 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

Description

I've wanted to build a gaming PC for a number of years and waited and saved until it made sense for me. I finished my first PC build this weekend. The build was a fun and challenging experience.

I like the case a lot. I like the monitor although I wish it had more inputs. The speakers are alright, but not as good as my Sonos stuff.

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LatamirDigital 3 Builds 8 points 23 months ago

Am I dreaming? There no Ryzen comments :D.

DominicBoccella 3 points 23 months ago

whats with the iMac bro, good build though

joshzpants 3 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

ugh everything looks too good lol

LIVE_AMMO 3 points 23 months ago

Oh great! All this time i was focusing on led strips after seeing so many builds but now looking at this build I cannot deny, the subtly delicate led lighting looks very impressive! Back to the drawing board for me!

Nice specs bro - only if i could pocket one of those M.2 SSDs too, that too @ 1TB!!

amit2103 3 points 21 months ago

Hey Hows the temps of the 1080ti? I am planning an identical config but with Ryzen. I am concerned of temps of the 1080ti as I have heard of the bad air flow in S340 elite. Thanks for the reply in Advance.

Slevin11YT 2 points 23 months ago

That's a lot of cash spent on your first build! 2x the cost as mine xd. I really liked the way it looked with the subtle lighting. On top of that, I really like your setup! +1

SnewSnight 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Really beautyfull, I really like all of your "less is more" design setup & pc. For once not too much RGB :D

WavePoint 2 points 23 months ago

Slick and clean setup.

+1

silly_rabbit 2 points 23 months ago

gorgeous pictures man +1

Duranarts 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Oh......man.. +1

adventureguy 2 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

The last picture....is that....no....is that a....CONSOLE!?

JustLookinMan 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Hey just a question: Did you have any problems fitting the PowerLink in with the cables? Did it not interfere with the radiator?

Very clean build, I like it!

L4zr_ 1 point 23 months ago

Beatiful, but all the hashtags make the title cringey.

cujarrett submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I removed the hashtags from the title. I thought that would help others search.

Error_Unknown 1 point 14 months ago

How did the art rgb fans light up without a hue+?

TheGateKeeper6 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

What resolution are you playing at ?

AAABattary 4 points 23 months ago

He has a 4k monitor in the parts list, so i would assume 4k.

cujarrett submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

4k

Cougs 1 point 23 months ago

I'm curious as to why you went with the 6800k instead of the 7700k, great build either way!

Russkie69 3 Builds 5 points 23 months ago

The 6800k is a 6 core 12 thread processor, while the the 7700k is a 4 core 8 thread processor. My best guess would be for productivity type work such as photo and video editing.

cujarrett submitter 1 Build 4 points 23 months ago

I wanted to invest into X99. I was really torn between the 7700k and going X99 though. I think the X99 gives me more long term options possibly. Maybe I'm off here.

MojoSamir 1 point 23 months ago

Dude you just made me have an orgasm.. Jesus this looks sexy!

chris76816 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Absolutely incredible build. I love how it looks so simplistic. I hope it gets featured.

Vreaker12 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Love the entire setup and the contrast. Great first build!

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Very neat construction +1

AwesumEdPC 1 point 23 months ago

Such a clean and simplistic setup I LOVE IT!

Lyrix 1 point 23 months ago

awesome build! wow! looks so good!

xTwistts 1 point 23 months ago

Hey, next featured build. +1

WillieNelson16 1 point 23 months ago

May I ask where you got that desk? I like the depth and style mucho!

cujarrett submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Nebraska Furniture Mart

seanbarkley 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Impressive build dude!+1

ev4n 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Great build, great photos... the space makes me think you're a graphic designer?

Ahsen 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

TRULY AMAZING +1

defro 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Awesome build dude! I plan on building something similar and have some questions. In terms of the "Aer RGB & HUE+ with 2 140mm fans" is the Hue+ really necessary as I thought the "CAM" software can take care of the RGB lighting effects etc? Also on the same topic of those 2 Aer fans, is it detrimental to cooling to put in different fans to the cpu cooler rather than the original which is what I assume you've done as I can see it looks like light is emitting from the front. And lastly, why is the NZXT Internal USB Hub necessary in this build or what does it provide?

Cheers!

cujarrett submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

I'm not sure if I had to have a Hue+, I ordered it to have options. I assume the AER fans don't hurt cooling of the CPU radiator as I belive they are just RGB versions of the regular fans. I used the internal USB hub to plug in all the internal USB 2 stuff like the kracken, hue+, etc.

aarongrossi 1 point 23 months ago

HOW DID YOU GET THE WHITE LOG ON YOU'RE GRAPHICS CARD????

cujarrett submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

It's green, it just looks white in the pic because of the lighting, sorry.

MgMiitch 1 point 22 months ago

Its the lighting, but you could just change out the LEDs inside the cooler if you're into tinkering. I would change it to RGB LEDs and choose whatever color you want. It should just be a simple LED strip behind a diffuser plate

MeshugaMaven 1 point 23 months ago

Hi, how did you set up your airflow on this build? Did you exhaust rear and top and intake in the front? Thanks.

cornbreadpc 1 point 23 months ago

Sexy first build, that photography is sweet

jase10 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Super clean setup. Wish i could make mine as clean lol

doncandraa 1 point 22 months ago

more PICS, we want more? I'm amateur bout pc, where you put NZXT internal hub and EVGA powerlink? the both just usb connector? why you don't choose the one of both..

TheKaramazovs 3 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Dude, what camera where you using? Those pictures are amazing.

adventureguy 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Clean asf

nelson01 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Nice system. Nice pics too!

Dave_6 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Such a clean build! How have the temps been with the FTW3? I was looking at the same card but I've read some reports about high temps and it being quite loud.

nelson01 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Super clean build and setup! I have a lot of the same components as you. They look so awesome in your build, I've decided to move them to an S340 Elite. Great picture quality too. #Inspirational

westwandaguys 1 point 14 months ago

How do you like that Asus PG27AQ? Is 27 in too small for 4k?

I've used a 32 inch 4k monitor before but I want g sync

nice build

ThatThereTim 1 point 11 months ago

Love the build - I'm doing something similar.

Q: Did you have any problems fitting the PowerLink in with the cables? Did it not interfere with the radiator?

LeonTrotsky 0 points 23 months ago

This build is.... interesting. I feel you should drop the 6800k for a 7700k and the x99 for a z270, drop the 850 evo and the power supply and add another 1080ti for 2-way SLI. Also, DROP THE APPLE KEYBOARD FOR A CORSAIR K70!! APPLE KEYBOARDS SUCK!

cujarrett submitter 1 Build 3 points 23 months ago

I wanted X99 for a few reasons. I wanted no SLI headaches or games that don't support it. The 1000 watt PSU is for "future proofing". You're entitled to your opinion.

I've got a nice mechanical keyboard, but it hurts my hands after using it all day. The Apple keyboards don't hurt me. I've tried them both and prefer the Apple keyboard. I use the Apple keyboard wired for what's it worth.

I think it's a personal preference, as long as you've done real testing of both, what's the harm in using what doesn't hurt and you like?

LeonTrotsky 1 point 23 months ago

About the future proofing, I've seen plenty of people do this but the thing I don't understand is why you need more power for parts that become more power efficient over time? All the recent GPU's and CPU's are more power efficient than their predecessors so if anything buying a higher watt power supply is anti-future proofing. Even a 750W power supply can comfortably run 2 1080ti's in SLI and a 7700k. 1000 isjust wasting your money.

cujarrett submitter 1 Build 3 points 23 months ago

What about things like adding an internal capture card? It was my choice to eliminate possible future costs most likely. I viewed the 1000 PSU as an investment.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Let's not forget Leon Trotsky was assassinated. This is a wild setup, and it has me jealous. The 1000 PSU is probably unnecessary, especially if you have no intention of doing SLI. But hey, it's a 1000 platinum.....did you need a 1Tb 960 PRO? No, but its wild to have one, same as the 1000 plat. You do you brotha, forget this Marxist troll

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ReThorb_ 2 points 23 months ago

Nice one m8

04vkrivor -5 points 23 months ago

look at the part list. there is a 1tb samsung m.2 960 pro. :)

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