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  1. stupar

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    It's been a while since I last built PC (2012 Q6600 build) so it is time to bring things up to date with a Kaby Lake build.

    First few parts arrived - Phanteks P400 case, Intel G4560 CPU and this piece of artwork arrived today - Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7. I've never owned a so called premium motherboard so this is a nice addition to the build and also gives me headroom for CPU upgrade possibilities.

    [​IMG]Motherboard by Stuart Pardue, on Flickr

    You are probably wonder why I am opting for a Sky Lake board with a Kaby Lake CPU. The reason is there isn't much change between a Z170 and Z270 boards bar extra PCI lanes so it seemed more apt to buy Sky Lake board and flash the Bios for Kaby Lake CPU's.

    My last build was all about speed in an enclosed case. This time round its all about aesthetics and showing off the internal workings through the window of the Phanteks case so there will be cable management galore going on with custom braided cabling to tie in the theme.

    More updates soon!
     
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    Did a little test fit tonight of the motherboard in the case.
    Snug as a bug as they say and considering this is a budget case its got plenty of space inside and the cable management routes line up nicely with the key connectors on the board.

    Dead space at front will house either a 240/280 or 360mm AIO cooler for the CPU. Quite look the look of the NZXT Krakens :D

    [​IMG]Motherboard mock up by Stuart Pardue, on Flickr
     
  4. Chuckoir

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    You've probably already got this covered, but worth bearing in mind that you might need to update the BIOS to get it to work with the Kaby Lake CPU.

    Look forward to seeing the build completed.
     
  5. stupar

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    Yeah its already on the latest bios beforeci purchased it so im covered.
    Worst case scenario would have been to buy a cheap sky lake pentium to update it.
     
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    seen random CPU throttling issues on kaby/skylake hardware mixes. something to look out for.

    HP have got into quite a lot of bother over it for example.
     
  7. stupar

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    Will watch out for that (y)
    The plus point i guess is i could easily go out an buy a 2nd hand i3 6100 if the G4560 doesnt play ball
     
  8. Phil White

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    I have just built a Kaby Lake system. I used the following key components... I7 7700k... EVGA GTX1080 Classified... 32gb DDR4 3200mhz... MSi Z270 X-Power Gaming Titanium board. Using the Corsair H115i CPU cooler.
     
  9. Chuckoir

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    Have you attempted to overclock your 7700k yet?
     
  10. Brazo

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    I'm running a 7700k. I haven't really overclocked it. I have set all four cores to x45 and temps are ok but at this stage I wouldn't want to go any higher. I demand absolute silence and am using a bequiet dark rock pro 3 on silent settings which works great at being quiet but doesn't cool enough (in silent mode) to make me want to increase the multiplier.

    I am toying with the idea of a delid but will wait for coffeelake now as if it works on z270 boards I will upgrade to a 6 core coffeelake cpu as it will be easier to sell the 7700k intact.
     
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    Yes I am running it at 4.8ghz without any issues. My motherboard has a simple to use over clock function, simply turn a dial on the board and press a button and the over clock is done. I believe it can go up to 5.1ghz if needed.

    Of course I have adequate cooling from the Corsair H115i CPU cooler.
     
  12. Chuckoir

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    Nice. No issues I assume? Have read a fair bit around issues with the 7700k temp spiking when putting any sort of voltage through it, which is odd to say the least.

    Anyway, apologies OP, I've derailed your thread! Keep us updated with your progress! :)
     
  13. stupar

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    Not need to apologise. All relevant to the context of the thread (y)
     

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