So we thought to make out first PC building guide and this time we’re going for full Skylake build.
Here we go!!
We are considering the i7-6700k from Intel launched previous year in the third quarter. It has four cores and eight threads with a frequency of 4Ghz and can be boosted up to 4.2Ghz by default excluding what it can perform after OC’ing.
It requires TDP of 91Watts having support up to 64GBs of DDR4 memory @ 1.35V with max memory bandwidth of 34.1GB/s pairing with inbuilt graphics chip of Intel HD Graphics 530.Furthermost it has socket type LGA 1151!
Now comes the Motherboard. It’s a GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 from the house of Gigabyte with a support to 6th gen CPUs having Dual Channel of DDR4 DIMMs .
It’s a full Skylake motherboard to be mentioned. It also support USB 3.1 ports as well as USB Type C and has HDMI 2.0.Sound chips is a Creative Soundcore 3D gaming audio and Ethernet is Killer E2400 .It has a GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS technology as Gigabytes previous Skylake Mobos.
We’ll include the mighty EVGA Geforce GTX 980Ti 6GB.It’s a good future proof card having the Maxwell architecture and delivers unbeatable 4k gaming experience with VR .
Having 2816 CUDA cores and 6GB of VRAM it’s a quite beast for Video Editing as well as Gaming. With maxing out in every games it can perform at ultra settings @ 60FPS ftw. It has a double ball bearing for 4x longer life span and 20% efficiency .It has SHP or Straight Heat Pipes for performing 6% more cooler .A note to consider, it has the MOSFET cooling plate for more cooling the cores as well as the memory.
We decided to have the Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 2×8 Memory .It’s perfect for Overclocking and has good built aluminium heat spreaders as well. It’s well optimized for the latest X99 series and also offer higher frequencies on OC’ing.
There’s XMP 2.0 support also with this memory. It has a stock frequency of 2666Mhz and tested latency of 15-17-17-35.Voltage required is 1.2V and is a unbuffered DIMM having 288Pins and again mentioning, supports XMP 2.0.
For storage we are taking the Corsair Neutron Series XT 480GB SATA SSD. It’s generally designed for hardcore gamers and OC enthusiasts with great speed and performance. It’s having a High performance quad core SSD controller as well as exceptional transfer speeds of 560MB/s sequential read,540MB/s sequential write,100K IOPS 4KB Random Read, and 90K IOPS 4KB random write.
It performs consistently and can be used on multi-platform like notebooks, video gear and ultrasilim notebooks. Reliabilty stays as it’s having enhanced error correction promise from Corsair and end-to-end data patch protection ,it consumes less power and have power loss protection.
Cooling is an essential part of a build generally Skylake Unlocked builds come with no cooler but as we have to Overclock we need a strong Cooler, so we decided to go for the NZXT Kraken x61 Cooer. It has a 280-mm radiator which provides more surface area for cooling atleast more than a 240-mm.Installation is easy as it has a large tower support with extended 16” tubing.
For a quick airflow it has premium black sleeved cables and pre-installed intel mounting for simple block mounting. Also has a NXZT desktop app to control the cooler from your desktop with a ease. It comes with a six-years warranty.
The build would be powered by the modular RM 850 from Corsair as it energy efficient and low noise.
It’s 80+ Gold certified with 100% Japanese caps and fully modular which gives cable management a boost.
Finally the whole build needs a home to reside in thus we are taking the NZXT Noctis 450ATX Mid Tower case.