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I'm planning on mainly using this computer for gaming, office tasks, and surfing, but with these specs I am confident that I can do more if the need arises.

Well I didn't "need" to build a new PC since I was running an i5-4670k in my old rig, but the new bells and whistles with the Z270 boards made me really get the itch. Once I was able to sell my old backup rig I could justify spending a bit more money and buying the CPU, cooler, board, RAM, and case. Luckily over the years I had done some upgrades to my Z97 build so I had the M.2 drive (came with PCIe adapter card), the 850 EVO, the 980ti, and the decent power supply. Once I got all of my new parts everything went together nicely and fired up without a hitch. While doing the actual build I really tried to take my time doing cable management, which I typically rush and it doesn't end up looking very good, but since I've been watching a lot of BitWit Kyle's videos on Youtube, I've seen that cable management can be a work of art if you put in just a little extra effort. While my cable management isn't exactly perfect, I think it does look pretty damn good.

The prices in my past list are what I paid for items and since some are not new, the prices could be higher than they would be otherwise. Before somebody says "why didn't you get a GTX1070 or 1080", I've had my video card for just over a year and don't yet see a need to upgrade.

Future upgrades could include another/larger M.2 drive, swapping the DVD burner for a Blu-ray drive, and maybe a LED light strip (white) to help show off the internals a little more.

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Update: purchased and added custom V1 Tech backplate. Although it is magnetic (to screws heads on back) it does look better than the visible solder points.

Update 3/21/17 Added Corsair H100i water cooler. I used the 2 Arctic case fans that I had on my 212 EVO on the H100i because I have heard that the stock fans were loud and I knew these ones worked well and were quiet. I also kept the stock 140mm Fractal fans in the front of the case so I'm essentially doing push/pull with my radiator.

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Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Call it "The fridge"

Just a suggestion, you don't have to take it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah maybe, not sure it's that "cool" of a build though.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Call it "The Kaby Lake Yeti"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

130 dollar psu and no black sleeves?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually bought this PSU about 3 years ago and when I did, I wasn't as concerned about the "pretty factor" like I kind of am now. At some point I'll either buy a new PSU with better cables, buy cable extensions, or something. But like MDSMICHIGAN said, it's highly reviewed and is very quiet as well.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually I have this version of the HX850, but you are right, it is highly rated. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=299

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the look for the new ASRock black & white motherboards, they remind me of the Taichi they had released on the X99 platform originally.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I was originally thinking about doing an X99 with the Taichi, but once Z270 dropped and I saw all the nifty features for the small pricetag, I jumped. The did end up with the Taichi on Z270, but it's like $50 more expensive.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Its still looks nice though.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you recommend the CM 212Evo for the 7700K

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it appears to be working for me. I'm overclocked to 4.8ghz and my idle temps are 30C and load temp is about 77C. I just got done gaming so that's pretty accurate. But yeah, I think it works fine. If you are planning to overclock to more than 4.8, you might need something a bit more powerful though.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Any problems with the motherboard at all? I've heard that it has trouble booting or goes straight to the bios every time? Or maybe I misheard some things

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had zero problems with anything besides the 212 EVO fan being crazy loud and I replaced it. It boots normally direct into Windows every time and the only time it goes into BIOS is when I hit DELETE while booting. Whoever you were talking to needs to RMA that board because it has issues, mine on the other hand has been rock solid, knock on wood.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay, that helps me feel a little better :)

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, but I might have to work a smudge harder if I'm going to show the back. ;)

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel honored to have the great Jipster comment on my build. The pun is icing on the cake.