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    Intel Core i5 6600K
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    Asus ROG Maximus VIII Ranger
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    HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 MHz 2x8GB
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    EVGA GTX 1070 FTW
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    Fractal Design Define S
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    Sandisk Ultra II 480GB
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    EVGA Supernova 650GS
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    Cooler Master Hyper 212X
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    Corsair K70 LUX RGB with Cherry MX Browns
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    Corsair M65 Pro RGB
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    Sennheiser Game Zero, Yamaha HS5, Beyer-Dynamic DT901
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  1. You need a splitter like this to convert your headphone/microphone combo plug into two separate plugs.
  2. Do you have peripherals and monitor?
  3. I would really recommend getting the i5 (or maybe a 7700k if you can afford it since there are some games who really like more threads). The (much) higher clock speed will give you some significant improvements in games.
  4. So you're obviously looking into a custom loop since there aren't any AIO GPU upgrade kits afaik. Right off the bat: If you want to do this I would strongly recommend throwing your CPU into the loop as well. Having a nice shiny custom loop in your system only to look at the boring rubber tubing on your AIO will break your heart (or at least it will break anyone's heart in /r/watercooling). EKWB - a very popular (if not the most popular) manufacturer of PC water cooling gear - actually has a custom loop configurator on their site to help you chose the right parts. But here's the gist of what you should look out for: 1. Do you want soft or hard-line tubing (Soft is a lot easier to build with but hard-line looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL) 2. What CPU Socket do you have (I presume you already know this) 3. What GPU do you have --> What GPU water block fits your GPU. In your case, your looking into a water block for the GTX 1080 Strix since the 1080 and 1070 share the same board layout. Do note that you will also need the corresponding backplate to your GPU block. 4. What kind of finish do you want on your blocks? Common options are either acetal (basically black plastic), nickel plated (which looks a lot like chrome) and clear (I think you know what that means) a lot of people prefer clear blocks since they allow you to see your fluid inside the block. 5. What kind of fittings do you want/need? This depends on what kind of tubing you're buying. If you're going with hard-line, there are three sizes to choose from: 12mm, 13mm and 16mm (all measurements being the outer diameter of the tube). Then you have to find the right fitting (you're looking for hard-line compression fittings) that match the outer diameter of the tube. For soft tubing there are four major tubing sizes: 10/13, 10/16, 12/16 and 13/19 (all measurements in mm and representing inner diameter/outer diameter of the tube). If you decided on your size of soft tubing there are two major options for fittings: Barbed fittings, which are only classified by their compatible inner diameter of tubes and just require sticking the tube onto the barb (this may look a bit ugly), and compression fittings. Compression fittings are basically like barb fittings with a thread for a collar to lock down onto the tube (also note that compression fittings have to match both the inner and outer diameter of your soft tubing). I included a picture (courtesy of EKWB's really great guide on fittings and tubing which you should check out) to show the difference between barbed and compression fittings for soft tubing. 6. What fluid do you want? You can either get a pre-mixed coolant like mayhems' pastel coolants (which aren't see through and have really vibrant colours) or mix your own with distilled water (which you should be able to get in the grocery store) and some dye to colour it. 7. What size of radiator do you want? You can either get a rad with 120mm fans (120, 240, 360, 480) or 140mm fans (140, 280, 420 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), 560) in different thicknesses (common ones are 30mm, 45mm and 60mm). For your config (depending on your CPU) a single 30mm thick 240mm radiator should suffice. Always double check the compatibility with your case for larger rads, though if you're not sure what size of rad fits in your case. 8. What kind of reservoir do you want? You already mentioned that you wanted a res/pump combo. That basically leaves you with the choice of size for your res and the type of pump you want. The two leading liquid-cooling pumps are the Laing D5 and DDC with the D5 being a lot larger and the DDC tending to run quite hot (DDC also has higher head pressure but a lower flow rate, though that shouldn't matter too much for your purposes). Both can be purchased with different pump tops (basically the finish of the pump) and as reservoir combo units. Sorry for the extremely long post but this should give you a pretty good overview of PC water cooling One last note: Please do keep in mind that custom water cooling can be really expensive ($450+ for a new custom loop).
  5. It's really easy to do. I'm not too familiar with AMD overclocking but there should be plenty of only guides on the subject. Especially if your CPU is bottlenecking your GPU you can get an extra couple of FPS out of that system of yours.
  6. Right off the bat: Your CPU will probably bottleneck your GPU but that might not be as big of an issue as you think. You can just get your GPU upgrade, then see if your framerates are alright and if they are: you're fine for now! Of course you aren't using your GPU to its full potential but you most definitely will get an improvement over the GT 730. Don't waste your money on an upgrade on AM3+ but rather save some and build yourself an entirely new rig when you've got some cash. It will be worth it.
  7. Get some led strips from cablemod
  8. I actually agree as to what speaker I would buy (I own a Soundlink mini myself) but OP asked for something And for that, I think the Boom lineup just takes the prize. The sound quality, though inferior to Bose's offerings, is definitely packing enough of a punch to power parties (especially if you opt for the Megaboom) and the waterproofing makes up for the sound quality (which really isn't bad, just not as good as the Bose) because we all know what happens at parties and it would be a real shame to be out $200-$250 everytime someone knocks over a beer.
  9. Don't get a Z170 mobo and a 7600k, unless you have a Skylake chip on hand since you will have to upgrade your BIOS (which requires a Skylake CPU) in order for your mobo to work with Kaby Lake. Also, you should probably opt for two sticks of RAM instead of four. This will give you room for future expansion, should you need it.
  10. Above 60 you should be fine for quite some time. You won't be maxing out that 144Hz refresh rate of your monitor on AAA games, though.
  11. Don't buy an SLI setup right up front. Always get the best single GPU you can afford (which would probably be a 1080). Also, don't buy a more expensive GPU setup for the sake of "future proofing" as there really is no such thing in electronics (as long as you don't want to through your money down the drain). Rather get the GPU you need NOW and then upgrade later when your frame rates become inadequate. You will be spending less money and get more performance compared to an SLI setup.
  12. No, unfortunately not. From what I've heard on youtube I can tell you though, that it's probably a really good card
  13. The fastest as in clock speeds is really dependent on luck of the draw. Pretty much every premium 1080 will go past about 2050MHz and maybe even higher but once you get into the real high end (2120+Mhz) it really comes down to silicon lottery. Jayztwocents (whom you really should check out on youtube) actually found that Founders editions (when water cooled) performed best amongst almost all of the 1080s he tested. If you stick to air cooling, it's basically (as I said) luck of the draw, as long as you get the premium model of the respective manufacturer. The Amp extreme might have the beefiest cooler, (which should yield you higher clock speeds due to how GPU Boost works) but still lose to a Gaming X because the actual GPU chip gets unstable above a certain clock speed.
  14. First up: I know these are 1070s but the coolers are all the same on their 1080 counterparts. I've tested the 1070 Gaming X, 1070 Strix and 1070 FTW (which is still in my rig) and I have to say that the Gaming X was the coolest with the best ability to OC (though that may have been a lucky draw in the silicon lottery), the Strix was a bit too loud for my taste and noise about the same on the FTW and Gaming X. If it weren't for the looks, I would probably be running a 1070 Gaming X right now.
  15. Do wait for benchmarks on those cards first, though! Considering the greatness that is Polaris (depending on who you ask) Vega should be really good, but you never know.