Description

This is an updated version of my previous Skylake Mix Breed build. All the specs are the same but I added 8gb of ram, threw in some thermaltake fans, and got a sweet looking 760t case. I decided to call it Mix Breed because 1. I don't really name machines and therefore am not good at it, and 2. It has multiple brands that make it up: Gigabyte, Asus, Corsair, Thermaltake, EVGA, PNY, LG, Razer, Logitech, etc.

I'm still saving room for upgrades. In the future I'd like to do a custom water loop, switch out the cpu for a 6700k, add another Strix 970, and others... I'm not sure if by then I'll be an enthusiast or an addict....

UPDATE -The 970 has been replaced with a founders edition 1070 -The i5 6600k has been replaced with an i7 6700k -I ditched the secondary crappy dell monitor for a 24 inch 1080p dell just because I found it for cheap and it looks better -Added a new sound system: The GoGroove Basspulse (The old sound system is being used for Amazon echo) -Bought a sound condenser mic -Was using powerline connection for connecting to router but for some reason the only plug that was close enough to my computer slowed the speeds down wayyyyyy below what traditional wifi would have gotten me. So I threw in a simple wifi card -Also threw in an Ike amiibo for ***** and giggles as well as one of those collectable figure things with the big heads? It's Fallout 4 wanderer.

FUTURE UPDATES -Will build a custom water loop that passes through cpu and gpu -Will be adding custom green single sleeved cables (since the stock cables just look straight nasty) -The new cables will require an EVGA G2 PSU since my G1 PSU isn't compatible.... -Will one day throw in another 1070 just because I can't stop and building this thing is addictive.

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommend overclocking the i5-6600k at 4.4/4.5ghz since you have 240mm liquid cooler, that should be a breeze. Anyways +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I have it already clocked at 4.2 but forgot to change the details when I posted.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

ahhh I see, still have a lot of room to OC'ed when needed.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, love the case (same as mine). What did you put under the top cover to hold it up?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I put some clear plastic pieces that some of my parts came in to give it that futuristic floaty feeling XD More specifically, I used the plastic cover that was over the copper on the h100i and another little plastic piece that a headphone/microphone jack to usb converter product came in. I made sure they weren't sitting over the radiator, and made sure they were just tall enough to give it that look.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That's clever thinking. The only thing I don't like about this case is the cover on top. I was trying to think of some way of raising it to allow enough space for air flow without having to take it off. Your's looks good. If you want to get custom filters for the fans, even that tiny one at the top, you can buy them separately from PC Case Gear.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I was wondering where you got yours from. I've seen them here and there and was curious. I also might look into spray painting the floor inside the case black... Because I don't like the way the few black wires stand out against the white surface. Just the little details...

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good idea. I didn't really notice until now, I just stare at all the pretty lights!!! Question....Why does the code next to the power button on the motherboard sometimes shows AO and now it's showing bF?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Neither of those codes are anything to worry about. I believe the bF code literally doesn't mean anything and the AO means IDE was initialized. With MOBOS that have debugging codes implemented on the board, you don't really have to pay attention to them until you start noticing problems with your computer.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

P.S. Love the mini guitar.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw a post where a titan z was only capable of VR

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

For Nvidia's previous line of cards, yes. The Maxwell architecture is more directed to VR, so even the 960 is capable. I wouldn't say efficient, but capable.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Too late! Your already an addict .... I can tell by your typing! LOL don't worry it overtakes us all eventually. I started updating my build about 5 minutes after I finished building it. LOL Jumped on ensourced.net and ordered some sleeved cables. 2 weeks later and I just ordered a new AIO.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

It was the same for me. I fear I've fallen into this "never satisfied" trap... I have white cablesaved for this build's future.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you use to keep the top panel on your 760T up? They look like plastic stands or something similar to that...

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey what fans are those? Can you shoot me a link from newegg or amazon?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

They're in theparts list. Thermaltake high static pressure fans 3 pack.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude!Loving the lighting! I'm considering getting this mobo, has it been treating you well ? any problems whatsoever? Sound quality good?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Sound quality is fine. I do have random crashes and freezes occasionally, but I haven't diagnosed the problem yet. I suspect its my ssd's though... Ill respond when I get more info.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright dude thanks alot appreciate it. I need to decide on whether im going to get thia gigabyte board or the asus z170-E. Don't want to have buyers regret xd

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you checked your Corsair Link settings? Check the fan speeds to see if they change based on cpu load. You can also customize the rpm's to match certain temps automatically. If your cpu ever goes over 45 C then there is definitely something wrong. Also, you're sure your reading the load temps in Celsius right? If that's the case, it would make perfect sense. If not, it could be your fans not adjusting, settings not calibrated, a slim chance its a thermal paste appliance issue, full contact isn't being made between the block and the cpu, or just a faulty product. Regarding pump noise, the pump should pretty much never make any audible noise. The noise comes from your fans on the radiator. I switched my fans out for some Thermaltake ones so I can't really speak for the volume. Bottom line: Try diagnosing and fixing the problem through your Corsair Link software first. If that doesn't solve anything than uninstall, re apply thermal paste, and install again (just to fix any potential previous installation issues)

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

No not really.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if it is then it's not noticeable.