Description

Thank you a lot for the feature !

Hello world !

I'm a bit late, as I built this PC one year ago, but better late than never ! It was when the GTX 1080 came out.

I built this with two words in mind: silence and power. At the time, it was one the most powerful build I could make, since 1080Ti were far from being released, that's why I "only" have GTX 1080's. Silence was also really important for me, that's why I went with be quiet! for the cooling of this case.

I ordered some custom cables from Cablemod. They are really well done, and they fit perfectly the scheme of this build. In order to make it mine, I also added a custom made SSD cover in the front, as well as a custom SLI Bridge. Of course, the bridge is an original Nvidia HB Bridge, but I removed its cover to place mine instead.

Other than that, I game on an Acer X34 (3440x1440) OC@100Hz, with a Razer Mamba Chroma Tournament Edition, a Razer Blackwindow Chroma, a Razer Orbweaver Chroma, a Razer ManO'War Chroma, and last but not least, a Razer Firefly Chroma (you know, that crazy led... mousepad). I also have my back held by the amazing Noblechair Epic Leather.

Part Reviews

CPU

Amazing CPU ! Even if it's a bit old now, especially with the new Extreme CPUs from Intel right around the corner, it does the job amazingly well ! The 12 threads are not really useful in game, that's why I overclocked it. I luckily hit a stable 4.7GHz, with decent temperatures. The main reason why I got this CPU was not to have an overkill one (well, maybe a bit), but because of its number of lanes. As I wanted a SLI and a M.2 SSD, a normal desktop CPU wouln't have fit.

CPU Cooler

I've been waiting for months for this AIO to come out. And the result was worth the wait, as it was better than my expectations. The pump is, literally, silent. Like nothing. No noise. At all. Never. I changed the fans to take some Silent Wings, which do an amazing job, being performant and silent at the same time. I put them in pull, from the top, to keep a positive air pressure in the case.

Motherboard

Amazing motherboard, the UEFI BIOS from Asus is, as usually, amazing, and the whole board looks really cool. It has plenty of USB ports at the back, really nice connectivity all around the board, and once again, I couldn't ask for more. I used to have a Rampage V Extreme, but the red accents wouldn't fit my blue/white/black theme. And it was an E-ATX mobo, which wouldn't have fit into my case anyways.

Memory

Erm... Okay. I just wanted to fill the 8 memory slots of my motherboard. I never use more than 12-14Go (hello Rise of the Tomb Raider).

Storage

Again, I was blown away when I tried it for the first time. The PC literally starts in less than 5 seconds, after the POST time. In order to keep it performant, this drive is totally clean and has only Windows 10 installed on it. All my games/software are on other drives

Storage

Amazing SSD. With a total of 5To of SSD, I got (I think) enough space for 10 years of gaming, so it's not too bad.

Video Card

When I got this SLI, I was just... blown away. I used to play on a 60Hz 1080p monitor with a R9 290X, and with this SLI, it was just... Wow... 100Hz 3440x1440, with ultra graphics in almost every single game, I couldn't ask for more. The FTW Edition was ideal, for its silent fan when idling. And with my custom SLI Bridge, it looks really nice. I won't upgrade to 1080Ti's, because I feel like I'm not even using the full potential of this SLI. Maybe with the new VEGA, who knows ? Also, I never had the "OMG IT BURNS" issue with these cards.

Power Supply

Again, it's over-overkill, but I bought this PSU a looong time ago, when I was planning to get a 3-Way SLI of Titan X. It was before Nvidia announced that it was not possible to have more than 2 cards in SLI anymore, so yeah, it was a while ago. But at least, the fan never spins, and gues what.. It's silent !

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 7 points

Pretty much all of the pictures are wallpaper worthy. Gorgeous!

11/10 would waste time at work again

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

The photo shoot took over 6 hours, so yeah. I'm really happy with the pictures !

  • 30 months ago
  • 5 points

All I see is Skraydd a feature

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Hum, I should add more "Skraydd" on my next build... We don't see them enough..

Yeah, I'll do that.

Thank you. :p

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Camera name?!

Beautiful build! +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you !

I don't know, I could ask my photographer if you want.

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

I asked her, and the camera is a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Beast of a build. +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you like it !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I really really like your build man. So much attention to detail.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you a lot !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, absolutely beautiful... and I keep reading your name as Skydad.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you !

I used to be quite known on some Internet community, and everyone kept calling me "Skyrad", so you're not the first one who is misspelling it, ehe.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the HUUUGE PSU. I have the same PSU 850W with 2 1080 Ti's in SLI

Picture quality is absolutely awesome

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you !

And when I bought it, I was about to pick the Corsair AX1500i, it wouldn't have been even worse

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

looks good! 1+! This is feature worthy but i think your place is getting stolen by TechSource... :( sry

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you ! Wrong timing for me, but their build is nice too !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

yes :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Great pics! Those FTW cards look amazing. nicely done and congrats on the Feature!!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you ! Yeah, they are the best looking 1080s in my opinion. And the 1080Ti FTW looks even better !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Just...wow! Great build. Love the color scheme.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you a lot, glad you like it !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the load temps of the CPU and GPU and at what room temperature? Can you update the description including this info?

Thank you.

PS: Awesome case, Phanteks Enthoo Evolv seems to be pretty popular these days.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated.

I agree, this case is amazing. Phanteks is ba far my favortie manufacturer for cases, they are all incredibly well done !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. :) But at 80° C you're really pushing the CPU a bit too much though. The maximum stable temperature for both Intel and AMD is 72° C.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It's around 90C for Intel's Extreme CPUs. And it's 80C after 24h of full use (stress test), and such extreme conditions never occur in gaming.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats for FEATURE :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks ! It's a real honor for me to be featured on PCPP !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello gorgeous! ;) what you up to saturday night? xD

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe you mismatched the websites :p

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

He was talking about the pc :P

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

its so gorgeous that i want to take her out xD My mrs wont be jealous with this one i think

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Never to late

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

byotiful

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thnacs !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

This is amazing!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you a lot !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I KNEW THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE FEATURED!

+1 ;)
  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I didn't ! :p Tahnk you for the support !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Dark Souls, yes please.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It's really nice that you paid attention to even the 'little' things like color-coordination and custom skins for your SLI bridge and 850 Evo. That's something that makes a great build even better.

+1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the kind comment and the support !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build and looks great.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Of course Na'vi guy likes blue build :P

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you like it !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. One complaint though, the bequiet aio doesn't go with the build. I would go with a corsair h115i, corsair h100gtx, or go with a nzxt kraken x62. Still very nice build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got all of the ones you mentioned, and the be quiet! ones is by far my favorite. It looks simple, but is really powerful. I mean, it cools everything perfectly while remaining perfectly silent. The pumps from Corsair or NZXT are quite loud, if you compare them to the be quiet!'s one. And I'd rather have a silent pump than a few more LEDs.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

CLEAN BUILD!

+1

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the support !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Really like those custom cables. That's at the top of my list if/when I update my first build. Great choice of colors.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you ! Yes, custom cables are a must have for me now.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Man this is amazing! Almost exact same specs as my build (5930K and 1080 SLI). I am same as you, got the 1080s when they were new and now they are $200 cheaper and not the most powerful lol. You got lucky with your 5820K! I started with one but it could barely OC to 4.4GHz. I switched to a 5930K and it runs stable at 4.7GHz with 1.28v just fine. Never tried to push it any higher and I only run it at 4.4GHz with 1.22v for daily use because temps are so much lower.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the temps are pretty high (80C full load, still acceptable though), I must admit it, especially with the AIO set to be silent. But it's nothing terrible, and it has been running like a charm for a while now. I tried to push it to 4.8GHz, but it won't pass the stress test. I tried to only OC it to 4.0GHz, but the difference in CPU intensive games or benchmarks is really noticable. I don't really care if I paid more when it came out, because it was THE best ones ever, and people have waited one year for the Ti, while I was enjoying games. :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah Im using a Noctua NH-D14 cooler and it cools great for an air cooler. At 4.7GHz I hit in the low 80ºCs but at 4.4GHz I only get 71ºC from stress test. I get what you mean! I use to only run mine at 4.1GHz but even just that 300MHz seems like a big difference! Yeah it was definitely the best at the time but I still would have like to save that $200 per card lol.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It's like that for everything. 980Ti used to be expensive, and now they cost nothing. In 2 years, 1080Ti will be at a low price too.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

WOAH

+1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the support !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Now you just need to name it, just "Skraydd's Build" seems lacking.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honnest, this PC is the flagship of my computer shop, and it's named after it, but I didn't want to advertise it here.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

well regardless, I'd still like to know what it's called, you've made me curious now :P

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Not only is the computer itself beautiful, but you like quadrupled the beautiful ness with your pics!

Seriously dude, you better be a photographer and putting these skills to use

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly the pictures aren't from me. As I said higher, I own a PC shop, and these are professional pics taken by a professional photographer who works for me.

But I'll tell her that you liked her pictures :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

amazing build great cable management +1 amazing Job

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ! Glad you like it !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Those photos... I never thought I'd find an example of TOO high quality. Well done!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm super happy that you like them !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope you fall for having one of the most beautiful builds ;-; (If you dont get, I'm jealous alright? ;-;)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm sure that one day you'll get a build so nice that you will be the one that other people are jealous of ! :D

(I don't even know if this sentence makes sense)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, it did. Unfortunately that day will be the day I become senile. I'm happy with my current build as it is cheap yet playable on 1080p Ultra 60 FPS :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

are u rich??? not trying to be rude

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't define myself as "rich", then I guess I'm not ?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Great shots, what camera do you use? I use a Nikon D810 for my shooting, with a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E lens. Kind of overkill for a lens, but oh well. I also have a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G for short range shots. Just curious on what you use.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I... have no idea. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

As I stated before, I have a photographer who works for me, she is the one who took the pictures. I could ask her if you want.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I asked her, and the camera is a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. I still don't know for the lens though :p

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, the 5D Mk IV is a 5,000 dollar camera. Sick.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess Windows 10 Pro couldn't fit in the budget. ;}

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I wouldn't use any of Pro's features, so it would be useless.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic build!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous build!!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Silly question, I am new to building PC's. What is the reason people have two graphics cards in their builds?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It's because when you put two same graphic cards (in the past, you could even stack more, up to four !), you can achieve better performances. In a perfect world, two cards equal twice the power.

But in real world, it's never like that. Devs have to make their game with SLI or CrossfireX in mind. (SLI is when you put 2 Nvidia cards, CrossfireX is with two AMD cards). If devs make their game without thinking about SLI/CF, your second card become useless, because the game doesn't know how to use it. Some games are even totally unplayable with multiples GPU

That's also why you should only put a second card if you already have the most powerful GPU available. For example, a SLI of 1070 would be better than a 1080 on the paper, but in reality, one single 1080 is more pleasant than two 1070, because all games would run perfectly, without tearing, micro-stuttering etc...

It's also worth mentionning that you can SLI/CF only same GPUs. You can't put a 1080 and a 1070 in SLI, for example.

You add a second card if the best card available "isn't enough", if you are a true enthusiast.

Hope this helps. :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes that helps. I think I am going to just stick with one GTX 1070 for my first computer. I don't need to do anything crazy until I have a better understanding for the second one.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The GTX 1070 is already an amazing GPU !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that is what I have read. I want to get a monitor that runs 1440p since the 1070 can but they are so expensive. I'll just have to run games in 1080 until I can save up for the monitors.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow Looks Epic

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to question the creator of such a glorious build, but why pull from the radiator fans? Wouldn't it be working against itself (since the hot air wants to rise) and pushing the now hot air into the center of the case?

Just curious because I'm trying to work on my own system and figuring out airflow can be...interesting...at times.

But regardless, super clean build and great cable management. Happy you didn't go overkill with all the RGB. Custom decals are a very nice touch.

+1 all the way!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

About the airflow of this buid:

  • First of all, positive pressure all the way ! With pull rad, it means 4 intakes and 1 exhaust = positive pressure. With push rad, it means 2 intakes and 3 exhausts = negative pressure. Might seems not important, but I noticed a HUUUGE difference in amount of dust between positive and negative pressure.

  • The CPU has a better cooling if it can takes cool air from outside rather than hot air coming from GPUs

  • The exhaust fan is right next to the rad. The hot air directly goes out of the case.

  • And last but not least, I used to have a push configuration there. And when I decided to change, I did some tests. Results ? Better temps on the CPU with pull, and no difference on GPUs' temperatures.

With every build I make for customers, I try to get fresh air from outside through rads, and not hot air from inside. I know it might seems better, at first, to "get ride of the hot air", but numbers shows that it isn't the best way to do it.

And thank you for the compliments. It's a fixed blue/white/black color scheme, but the LEDs are still RGB :p

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know. I did the same thing when I was building in a CM Storm Stryker case way back when, and found that I experienced lower temps when pushing out the top. In your experience, would this be the case for most builds (assuming a similar interior design)?

I was wondering why dust would be an issue (considering a pro builder like yourself would never really let it get to a point of extreme buildup), but for other people who are ahem less tidy, I can understand why this was necessary.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If I can clean it every two/three weeks instead of every week, it's something :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If only dreams would come true for me

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Just DO IT !!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic build!

Great photos too, even if the depth of field is a bit overly-shallow at times. :P

Great choice of color scheme and case, too. I have the same case in my latest build. :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I didn't take the pictures and let my photographer do what she wanted. I'll tell her :p

Thank you for the compliments !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

What an overclock. That is pretty impressive. I know that you explained why you used it, but I'm wondering why you used a 5th gen instead of a 6th or 7th gen.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Because I bought it when it came out, late 2014, and I never felt the need to change it, since it performs amazingly well. It's way better than a 6700k or 7700k, once it's overclocked. And I don't use the full power of it, no need to upgrade it.

The only complain I would have about this CPU is its really high temperature, compared to recent chips.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Buys 2 GTX 1080. GTX 1080 Ti releses.

TRIGGERED

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, I bought them when they came out, one year ago. That means that I've been playing one year with amazing GPUs, while people were waiting for 1080Ti.

And as I said, I get more FPS than my monitor can display in almost every game, ultra settings, so a 1080Ti SLI wouldn't be really usefull for me.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

ow ok bro :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

This lads shows you that it doesn't need to be a sick build to get featured :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it mean that this build sucks ?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nono not at all. I just wanted to show that you don't have to do anything fancy to get a feature (which is good!). Your build is simple, clean and you truely deserve the feature :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

DAMN, this build is nice! Great work man. +1 :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow it looks amazing man!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you a lot !

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there great build!

Was just wondering if you've had any troubles with your Asus X99 Strix board? I've read a tonne of terrible reviews including fried CPUs, dead ram slots, Q Code 00 and just a bunch of RMA's.

Cheers! :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you !

Nope, not a single issue. And I was one of the very firsts to buy this one, since I got it day one, at 8AM (what I mean is that I didn't get a "later batch" with possible fixes)

To be honnest, I never looked into reviews for this mobo, since none existed when I purchased it, and it has always been working like a charm for me.

On the other hand, I had problems with my Asus Rampage V Extreme (which used to be my gaming mobo before the Strix). It didn't go past the POST screen sometimes, took ages to start loading Windows (the time between the POST screen and the loading screen), didn't recognize some SSD... Which was a real shame for an ultra high end motherboard that costed 550$.

But with the Strix, no problem so far. It happily shines on my PC while the Rampage lays somewhere under my stairs :p

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh good to hear! :) I know I shouldn't trust all the reviews seeing as most of them probably have installed things wrong or used incompatible parts causing problems. Plus most of the people who do reviews on sites are the ones that had problems. I'm leaning towards going with the MSI X99A Pro Carbon board because I've seen more good reviews then bad.

Thanks for your feedback :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it's often like that: there are many bad reviews because when there is a problem, people complain (which is normal), but when everything's fine, people don't go and say "everything's normal", that's why there is more bad reviews than positive ones on almost every parts.

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  • 30 months ago
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That would be really nice, but there are other nice builds too ! Thank you for the +1 !

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  • 30 months ago
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Yes ! As I said before, it's a real honor for me to be feature worthy on such a website !

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  • 30 months ago
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Thank you ! They were taken with DRAMATIC MUSIC INTENSIFIES a camera !

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  • 30 months ago
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Let's cross our fingers !

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  • 30 months ago
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Thank you for your support since the beginning !

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  • 30 months ago
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Gaming and only gaming

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  • 30 months ago
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Because I wanted to fill every memory slots, it looks better.

And also because "64Go of RAM" sounds cool.

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  • 30 months ago
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I actually had to sell my house, my wife and me 3 childrens in order to buy the RAM for this build.