Joined on 02/22/08
Pros: I am amazed, I know Intel is a more expensive but the build quality and performance just can't be beat. I am a long time builder but normally went with AMD as it suited my needs and budget, this time I splurged and am so glad I did. The 6700K is a true gem.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Worth the money hands down.
Pros: This is a awesome gaming motherboard with ddr4, usb 3.1/3.0, plenty of sata and m.2 options, the build quality is superb. I recently upgraded from a AMD 7870K to a I7 6700K and this board is perfect. The XMP profile for my new dd4 2400 ram is sweet.
Cons: Wasn't a bad motherboard, however after three weeks of normal use the M.2 and Ram slots died and I had to go pickup another board from a local store so I could finish a project I was working on. I have had some difficulty reinstalling windows 10 now as well.
Overall Review: Pretty good motherboard, perhaps I just received a bad one, nothing was over clocked so I am unsure as to why the M.2 and Ram slots failed. Kinda sucked since it did take my m.2 and one ram stick along with it.
Great card, very pleased
Pros: Fast card, good cooling. Noticeable improvement over my 1080ti. Got it via Newegg shuffle for MSRP so thats a bonus. No coil whine or issues. Plus everything at 1440p with ease.
Cons: Its a thick card and youll want a gpu bracket to help with sag unless your vertically mounting it. Box was a little damaged on the out side but its well package and no damage to the card itself.
Overall Review: If you can get it at the MSRP then definitely do it.
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING Z 8G 8GB
Pros: Fast, impressive, plays everything I throw on ultra at 1080p, does really well at 2k on high settings. Sips power compared to my other cards that I have owned.
Cons: Little hefty, the LED color change options when switched to red look more pink so I have left them at white, still looks amazing on my new build though.
Overall Review: My New Gaming Rig Specs Fractal Design Define S Black Window Silent Case MSI Gaming Z170A GAMING M5 LGA 1151 Motherboard EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G1 Power supply Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB 2x8 DDR4-2400 Hyper 212 LED with PWM Fan MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING Z 8G 8GB Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 1TB 7200 SSHD Crucial 275 Gig M.2 2280 ssd
Water cooling made affordable
I would highly recommend this kit for anyone looking to water cool ther cpu and gpu at the same time. I used the kit to cool my I7-6700K and my new Asus 1080TI Fe. Temps stay around 60 degrees when I am under load gaming, and a cool 25-30 degrees when not gaming.