If you are using a Corsair SF450 or SF600, you might want to grab a type4 24pin cable from Corsair. They sell a sleeved Type4 replacement thats a touch longer than the included 24pin cable. Sticking with those 2 psus, the 8 pin cpu cable was a little short and was stretched to the max for Kean. It put more tension on the connector on the mobo than I was comfortable with but it worked. The issue was the type 4 cable. The type 4 were new at the time and no one had compatible replacements ready yet. Now may be different. If you are going with an ATX psu, there will be no need for aftermarket cables. Just be vigilant on your cable management. I'll go look for you.....................okay, so Corsair has type4 cables now for pcie, cpu, sata, and 24pin. Are you planning on using an SF600?
Love that card. Doing an itx build with it in a few months. Kudos to Zotac
That's gonna be dope.
Love the color scheme and matching. You should upload more photos. I'm sure it looks awesome in the case.
Cool build. Good choices for the form factor. The 1060 6GB seems like the most powerful card one can get with such a small footprint. Ive used the SF600 in 3 builds. Great power supply. Well done all around. Me likey. +1
Rockin setup. Pretty much my exact upgrade plans. Been drooling over that monitor for a year. Any backlight bleed on yours? I'm concerned about pushing 100fps at 1440p on an ultrawide. You really maxing it out? Again, amazing build. I'm jealous. +1
Cool. Thanks for the advice
I second that. Great monitor
What sort of frame rate are you getting in most games running SLI? Roughly what percentage of games have you been able to utilize SLI for? If so, have you observed a large difference vs single card operation? Thanks. Beautiful build.
Thanks for the detailed descrip. Really helps those of us who are considering custom loops make decisions and plan. Thanks man. Nice build.
Best build EVER! Darmok and Jilad would be proud. +1M
I only ran it with the 970 for a couple of days and didn't take any specific data points with regard to temps. As you can see, there is lots of room for airflow in the case as it was setup, especially using the SF600 for power. Ramping the fan speed up on the gpu will bring those temps down considerably. I would estimate that with the stock fan profile and no overclock I was sitting around 70 C under load. Ramping the fans up with a custom profile should bring that down about 10 C to around 60C with good intake flow and moderate ambient temps. Let me know what results you get. Thanks for checking out the build. It's not as powerful as my main rig but it's my overall favorite because of its simplicity and efficiency.
I say 6600k if gaming is your main concern. I have a 6700k and I mostly game but I wanted the versatility of available hyperthreading that the 6700k brings to the table. If you have the dough to burn, grab the 6700k as it will be useful in a multitude of applications (multiple window browsing and application usage, video editing/rendering, as well as gaming). If you're on any sort of budget, grab the 6600K.
I bought it from Newegg. I don't consider it a good thing, as it could be a return that was unused or perhaps even used lightly and the customer said it was unopened when returning it. All the pieces were there and it appeared to be unused but the manual looked like it had been touched. If you buy it from Frys or Micro Center, the box will be sealed and unopened. Provided they have the motherboard I want in stock, I will be buying my next mobo from a box store like the aforementioned. Newegg has great prices and good customer service so there is that to consider. Hope that helped as well.
Thanks for the compliment!
The Extreme 4 is awesome. Its been ultra stable and the 8 layer pcb adds some durability. Love the ultra M.2 and the ASRock bios is easy to navigate. I've had zero problems with it whatsoever.
You're right about the price for performance. It's kind of a steal. Plus, the color scheme is unique and beautiful. It looks better in person than in photos.
I only have 3 cons (minor ones): (1)The second PCIE slot is rather close to the first so SLI will be ultra tight or not possible with any kind of decent card as they will be two slot cards. (2) There aren't 2 USB 2.0 headers so if you have an H100i you will need to use the USB 2.0 header for the Corsair Link monitoring and consequently have to disconnect any front panel USB 2.0 ports to use it. It depends on the case you use, of course. Some cases only have 3.0 ports on the front panel which in that case, you're good. Just wish it had 2. (3) While the board does overclock well, it does so in voltage "steps". For example, if you go into the bios and set the cpu voltage to a "fixed" value, it may not accept your specific value. Lets say you want the cpu voltage to be "1.245V", the board will likely give you a voltage of 1.248V. If you ask the board to output "1.250V", it will likely still give you 1.248V until you ask it to output a value above or at the next step which will likely be 1.254V. While many boards control voltage this way, there are boards that will give you better control over the specific voltage or smaller steps. It's not a deal breaker as I'm not a pro overclocker.
If you're considering buying it, I recommend it. If you're considering buying it on Newegg, know that the box will ship to you open. Perhaps they check them for the included equipment.
I'm happy to answer any future questions you might have about it. Hope that all helped!
Thanks a lot for the tips. Much appreciated
Best of luck on that. There is a "happy" point but it seemed to be far from the original plan for me. Pcs are an investment so its all good. Lots of good cases out there. I like the Fractal Node 804, just sayin.
Im @1440p 144Hz with a 65MHz overclock.
You WILL want more stuff and you WILL be spending more and more money. You'll likely love every shopping minute of it. Good lookin build.
Thank you for not skimping out on the power supply. I see it all the time and it kills me inside. P2 IS THE BEEZ KNEEZ! Nice rig.
Nice rig. I'm considering doing a custom loop setup on my rig. Any difficulties I should be aware of? Tips?
45 C is insane under load considering my 1080FTW runs at 63 C at 85% fan speed at room temp ambient @ 2038MHz. Again, awesome build.
I have owned the Corsair SF600 and I never heard the fan kick on...ever. Its a great psu and its small. You'll get the extra wattage to keep you in the safe zone and it operates at near platinum levels under certain load conditions with very little ripple. And, its only just over $100 (US). I know you're getting hammered about the psu but I have to agree that with such an awesomely done rig, it would suck to lose it all over an underpowered psu. Most "silent fan under low load" psus won't even kick the fan on until you get to about 65% load +/-. Consider it mate. Again, awesome rig.
What he's trying to say is that he's not a player, he just crushes a lot.
How you liking that Classified mobo? Was thinking about picking one up myself. Hows the audio on it? Any troubles?
I had 2 PG279Qs. Both had unbearable BL bleed. Dissapointing for such an expensive monitor. Went with the DELL S2716DG. TN panel but still quite good and has Gsync/144Hz, 2K rez. Hope yours serves you well. I really wanted to keep mine but I couldn't live with them for $800. Again, kickass setup. Enjoy
Nice rig. Top notch. I'm running one FTW. I want to run 2 just because. Any significant BL bleed on that monitor?
Insane build component-wise. Enjoy good sir. I have the Dell S2716DG. Excellent gaming monitor. Set an ICC profile on it and the gamma issue is gone.
Future proofed for a while.
Beautifully done. One of the tidiest I've seen on here. Very classy.
I haven't pushed my FTW past 2050MHz yet. When I adjusted the voltage to match a 100MHz OC I ran into a few crashes. Seems like +75MHz on the core is pretty stable for my card. 2037MHz.
Having an matx board, I find myself wishing for an atx board. You may want to SLI two 1080 FTWs someday. You never know. I know I'm considering it. I think the atx board was a good choice.
Again, superb build.
P.S.: I'm a fan of the "twist".
Lol. Was a gift from my wife. With no context it is a bit odd
Agreed. The Gtx and V2 are not nearly as cool looking
Thats an insane price. Should be less than the chroma. Both should be about $140. Frys has them for that much. I only pay attention to the prices of things that are shipped and sold by Newegg. Third party vendors tend to have insane prices.
Very clean and sleek build. FTW is the bomb
Just got a Blackwidow Chroma and quickly returned it for the Corsair Straffe RGB. Keys feel so much better with Cherry MX reds over the Razor greens. More lighting options and better build quality. Check it out.
I have an FTW sitting in the box waiting to be opened after I get my new monitor. How's the card running at 1440p? 2.2 GHz is insane! How much extra voltage did you apply?
I own the same motherboard. Great piece of gear. Stable when overclocking and by far one of the best color schemes out there. Nice choice
They mount the same with the fan pointing up or down. The holes line up the same. Simply flip the psu over and reinstall the mounting screws.
I'm running a shorty 750ti which doesn't get very hot. Even if I were still running a gtx970SSC, I'd still be using the sf600. Its an awesome power supply. Most of us don't need more than 600W unless you're running an SLI setup. I'll def be using it again in my next single card build. I say go for it. In my opinion, all power supplies should be sfx size now that they have reached 600W+ reliably. I say go for it!
The 750 ti runs in the 70s under load. The 970ssc was at about 80 at load in the nano s.
Ultra clean looking. Nice.
Cool. Thanks for the reply. I'm excited to get on Monday. I have a nice IPS 1080p monitor to watch movies on. The Dell will be my gaming monitor. Enjoy your new rig
I have that monitor on order and was wondering a few things about it as well. How are the colors on it? Do you notice any gamma or saturation differences in the corners or top/bottom when viewing the screen in the center? Have you added an ICC profile to adjust the gamma yet?
Nice rig. Well done not skimping on the power supply. So crucial when running high end components.
Thanks for the tip. I plan on getting a 1440p 144hz IPS. Expensive but from what I hear, worth every penny if you win the monitor lottery.
Cool. Since you're staying at 1080p, I'd definitely go IPS over TN panel. Best of luck
Like your case choice. White looks nice. FTW is a beast of a card. You're probably running 1080p resolution at 120+ fps. If you insist on staying at 1080p with that card, I'd check out a 144Hz monitor to take advantage of all of that power. The FTW can run games at 4K at 60+fps so I'd definitely consider upgrading your monitor(s) to 1440p with a high refresh rate like 120Hz or 144Hz.
The 1TB 850evo makes me jealous. Rockin.
How's the panel in that monitor? I own an IPS now and am not so sure about TN panel viewing angles. How's yours perform? Sick build.