Description

I really enjoyed this build using the Corsair Air 540 case made things much easier <3 The System was Built Using an Intel i7-6700K, Gigabyte G1 Z170x Gaming 7 and SLI ASUS GTX 970 Turbo Cards, Thermaltake Riing RGB Fans 3x120mm and 3x 140mm (replaced H110i GTX Cooler Fans with these) and Deepcool remote RGB LED strips. PSU (HX1000i) was connected using CableMods Full PSU Sleeved cable replacement kit (White). All Components where chosen based off of their Colour and of course performance was also a factor.

System Was built up over around 6months so some of the prices are older and more costly ;) Because of the time taken to build and cost restraints i had to buy two GTX 970s months a part instead of one 980ti as to note a 980Ti does not come in the version of card and the turbos where the exact look i was going for!!

I could not get the White/Red Super Luce RAM at the time I ordered the RAM but I plan to change it.

Note: Ignore the incompatibility warning on PCPP with this build, as i'm using SATA M.2 SSDs they only shut off one SATA 6G Port per M.2 installed, not 2 ports like the PCIe M.2 SSDs.

Update I have now ordered the correct RAM the White\RED version of the Super Luce Modules :) YAY

Update 2: I've added the new White/Red Super Luce modules and they really do fit in perfect ;)

Update 3: 14/06/2016, Added two Black white Modules for the overall look :) and an unnecessary 48GB RAM total mind you I got them on clearance :)

New Photos Added

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Love this cooler does a really great job of cooling making plenty of headroom to OC, love the ability to change the LED colour so I could match it to my system and the software works just great after the last update. The only thing I did is swap out the included fans (they get noisy not that I care) for the Thermaltake RGB RIING fans to colour match the system and they appear to have good airflow through the radiator. So as far as AIO Liquid coolers go this one is one of the top.

Wireless Network Adapter

Was quite excited to test this card out but I was disappointed quickly finding out after I purchased this that unlike the ASUS AC68 this card will not see the Higher Channels of my AC3200 Router. So on the lower channels I get reasonable throughput but not what I should be, as the lower channels are more congested from the other lower end AC WiFi devices. only getting 400Mbps in one room away with these channels. The Intel Wireless-AC 7260 in my media PC in the same roon gets 400Mbps on the lower channels but on my higher channel on my router it gets its 867Mbps and out performs this card, very bad design by TP-Link next time ill pick up the ASUS AC68. Possible Firmware fix as is uses the same Chip as the ASUS but none have been released. My Router is a D-Link DIR-890L.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean and tidy, nice part picks also. Definitely +1

This system deserves a better description and some more photos though.

  • 44 months ago
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More Photos Added :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

noice btw how did u get those m.2's for so CHEAP !?!?!?!?

  • 44 months ago
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Lucky on Ebay at the end of last year. one of my friends was annoyed lol

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

dang well gg m8

  • 44 months ago
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How are those deepcool LED's? I am thinking of using some myself. Nice build, but more pictures please. +1

  • 44 months ago
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Been Pretty Good So Far we have them in 3 of our computers here

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Are they very bright vs cablemod ones. P.S. Why 2 970's in SLI vs a single 980 ti?

  • 44 months ago
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dont have any cablemod LEDs :(, 1, I had built this system over 6 or so months 1 card was bought earlier and the other a few months later so it was a financial thing, 2, 1x 980ti would not hae given the aesthetic effect i was looking for, 3, I was not willing to drop $1k on a single card when pascal is due at some point this year and 4, we have 4 other PCs here so when this does get an upgrade the 970s will upgrade the Old GTX 660 in one machine and the GTX770 in the other.

I have a new project that will start when Intel's 10-core chip drops and intend on getting 1 or 2 Top pascals.

:)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel you with the aesthetics(I'm a sucker for them!) And I am looking forward to your next project with Pascal! ;)

  • 44 months ago
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Hopefully they come TAX time lol :)

  • 44 months ago
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Moar pics pls!

  • 44 months ago
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Ill do some updated ones, the ones ive posted are a little older showing a HDD in one of the bays at the bottom instead of 2 intel SSDs

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

This is incredibly neat, great job. I love the mid tower corsair cases.

  • 44 months ago
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Thanks, im really fussy with cables took awhile to get the Video card Cables where I wanted them :)

  • 44 months ago
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Yeah, I don't think I've seen GPU cables routed from the top. All you need are a few more inside pics.

  • 44 months ago
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The lighting and color of the parts match so well, great job!

  • 44 months ago
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Very nice looking build!

I have to admit though, your build name made me think of two things: 'Bexy's Midnight Runners', or 'Bexy White' from The Golden Girls. :-p

  • 44 months ago
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Thanks and LOL <3

  • 44 months ago
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Really neat and not to mention, very pretty.

  • 44 months ago
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Sexy build.

+1

  • 44 months ago
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Those cards are so sleek! They look perfect for this colour scheme. +1

  • 44 months ago
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I know I bought one at first as that was my budget I couldn't afford a 980ti but these turbo cards matched so well with the colour scheme, but it looked wrong with the one so a couple months later i ordered the second glad I did it that way because it looks good with the 2nd card :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous lighting!

+1

  • 44 months ago
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Beautiful +1

  • 44 months ago
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damn.

  • 44 months ago
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What the...where the **** do your PCIe cables do come from? How did you do this? Looks so cleeaaan! °_o

  • 44 months ago
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They go down under the card and around underneath, I had just enough room and leeway with those coolers :)

  • 44 months ago
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daaamn...nice!

  • 44 months ago
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Really loved the way you wired the VGA cables to go above the card, instead of underneath. It's an unique and I really like!

  • 44 months ago
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Thanks I wanted them to look neat but add more white to the colour scheme.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome. This reminds me of something out of Ghost in the Shell.

  • 44 months ago
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Awesome looking build.

How are you liking the GeIL ram? I'm looking for white sticks/white LEDs and found these, but I've never heard of them.

I'm doing a white and black case and would prefer to have white ram over black.

Thanks.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

They have been fine I really like the way they look :) I couldn't get the white ones at the time but will be changing mine to the white red ones soon :) So they match the rest of the system :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have updated the system to the White/Red Super Luce modules and added photos its looks so perfect now :)

  • 44 months ago
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980ti is far better then 970 in SLi you wasted your money

  • 44 months ago
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are the RGB fans controlled by only 1 thermaltake controller? or its 2 controllers? because from my understanding (correct me if im wrong) you can only have 3 fans per controller so since you have 6 i assume you have 2 controllers.

and can you give us a pic on where you placed them? im planning to get one(actually 6) for my build but im hesitating due to the controller.

+1 for the clean and bright build!

  • 44 months ago
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There are 2 Controllers they are placed in the second chamber in the case, one is on the bottom and the other on top of the 5.25" drive bay as the RGB fans have a 5pin connector I could not extend the cable on the top fans for the second controller to reach the bottom :( im sure you could extend them but you would have to make up you own cable , the controllers arnt very big though, they are smaller then a 2.5" drive but a little thicker.

  • 44 months ago
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i see...sucks that the thermaltake controller can only control 3 fans :( can it be done via splitter or something? i really hate to have 2 controllers for the rgb fans. or is there a software that can control the rbg lights on the fans so you dont have to toggle the controller everytime you wanna change it? and just change it via the PC software of some sort?

  • 44 months ago
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Not at this stage the 5 PIN plug will only fit in the controller :(

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

:( .....okay thanks for the info! and again cool build :)

  • 44 months ago
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No Problem, Thanks :) ive got another build i'm doing to play games and movies in my study and ive mounted the controllers on the bottom in view its in a Carbide Air 240, when its done ill post it but it'll be awhile

  • 44 months ago
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I would like them to change the controllers to link to each other and have usb controller software as you said earlier would be way better, but then again they may charge tons too :)

  • 44 months ago
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wow, nice build! love the aesthetics. what kinds of speeds do you get off that M.2 drive? (Gb/sec)

  • 44 months ago
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Thanks <3 , They are only SATA so only about 450 - 550MB/s and in RAID 0 i've seen 700MB/s - 1GB/s but that's optimal, I don't like raid 0 all that much but I got these cheap and had them laying around if they were bigger then 128GB i would not have bothered, But RAID 0 is ok as I have backup drives in this system :)

  • 44 months ago
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thanks for the fast reply! this sounds like a great SSD, i will most`likly pick one up when i get around to my first build!! :)

  • 41 months ago
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how fast does your pc boot, i want to go with the same m.2 and need to know its speeds

  • 41 months ago
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Never actually timed it, it's fast though, but remember my setups in RAID 0 which has its advantages and disadvantages. However we have 5 machines here all with SSDs and its its just as quick as the other ones. The limit here is that the drive is SATA not PCI-E.

  • 41 months ago
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thx, i want to build a m itx system with less cable clutter

  • 41 months ago
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Just built a new ITX Games system using the Silverstone Fortress FTZ-01B case! :) its not on here yet as im using an old H97 and Pentium G3258 ATM its going to be a I5 6500 or 6600K but its not finished yet, Its using MSI's 100ME GTX 970 on a 55" 1080P LCD and an XBOX one controller. the graphics card was bought about 5 months before the release of the Nvidia 10 series BTW :) when im done ill post it, looks great with HUE+ lights out all the vents :)

  • 41 months ago
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does the m.2 ssd overheat since it's sandwiched between the 2 graphics cards?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

No, no issues with heat at all.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a SanDisk X400 m.2 (512GB) with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit installed on it. My mobo is a GA-Z170X- Gaming 3 and have 2-GTX 970's in SLI. No heat issues at all. Temp reads 34c to 36c all the time.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice choice on the Corsair Air 540 case as in hiding/ separating the Power Supply Unit and Hard Drives to allow air flow and clean cable routing. Hopefully you'll get one or two GTX 1080's to replace the GTX 970's. The Gaming 7 was the best selection out of all the Gigabyte Z170X G1 Gaming series. $500 for their flagship would make little sense as truth is Tri and Quad SLI would cause odd issues while gaming but suitable if you must have multiple monitors (4 to 6). Yeah, and it would be a strain on a 1000 Watt P/S. Overall, excellent picks but the price tag would be a heavy hit to anyone's wallet. (Early Bird's pay a high price in the tech world). --- My compliments to you! Well Done. ---- In a couple years a whole new strategy as we'll be using those high end 10 Core plus cpu's. We're approaching an age where common household PC's turn into Servers. [ Kaby Lake and Z270 motherboards soon to be forgotten since they are only a small upgrade to Sky Lake and Z170 ].

  • 29 months ago
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:) system was updated to a 1080Ti when it was released also I used the 6700K in another build this has the 7700K now and the board had issues and was changed to the gaming GT :)

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 42 months ago
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Its got nothing to do with download speeds but the ability and speed to copy to and from my NAS and windows 2012 server! I paid more for a product that's not performing as it should. Seriously rude comment, make sure next time you think about possible other applications of a wireless network other then downloading!

  • 42 months ago
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Sorry, the comment was mostly a joke. +1 I guess.

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  • 44 months ago
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Thanks <3

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  • 44 months ago
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They can be, but ive never been one to care about noise in a PC i'd rather a bit of noise and a cool system with high performance. Never understood the its gotta be quiet thing, unless its in your room and your trying to sleep :)

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  • 44 months ago
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Lool

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  • 44 months ago
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I hope you ment SLI! :)

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