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Skylake-Based System Builder Sweepstakes

Xotic PC

Our final submission, the Killian Stage 4, comes from Xotic PC. It’s configured with a custom-painted Corsair Carbide Air 240 cube case containing a Core i7-6700K, an Asus Maximus VIII Gene microATX motherboard, 32GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-2666 memory and two Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards in SLI.

An Intel 730-series 240GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD and 1TB HDD may seem minimalistic compared to other setups in our competition, but the Killian Stage 4 compensates in a big way with its custom hard acrylic single-loop liquid cooling solution that covers the CPU and GPUs. Plus, the whole box is lit up with remote-controlled pale blue LEDs. For $6082, Xotic PC offers one heck of a boutique Skylake-based system.

Time To Vote!

When we started preparing for this contest, we reached out to many of the boutique builders we have showcased in the past. A total of 11 companies got back to us with their custom configurations, and now it’s time to pick your three favorites!

Click here to go to our contest page. Read the rules and select the three builds that you think deserve our Tom's Hardware Reader’s Choice award for their combination of specifications, value, innovation and support (if you’ve done business with these companies in the past).

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing writer for Tom's Hardware. Follow him on Twitter.

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Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • AzatiPrime
    It would be nice if the PSU model was included on these builds. Also CyberPower lists a RM1000i while a CS850M is pictured.
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  • lunyone
    All of the systems are just way too overpriced/spec'd if you ask me. Yes it would be fun to own these systems, but who has this kind of $ for these builds, the 1%'ers???
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  • CaedenV
    4 2TB HDDs in RAID-10 would be 4TB of drive space, not 8TB
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  • Robert_35
    I agree that most of these are a bit overdone, but lets go with the AVADirect, CybertronPC and Digital Storm.
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  • DonkeyOatie
    If I win it, and I need to, I am prepared to go to ALL the trouble to replace the PSU :).
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  • brandonjclark
    AVA direct, Digital Storm and Falcon Northwest.
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  • Jorge Rene Ramirez Cortez
    No worldwide. Thanks anyway. There must be a site this good with sweepstakes worldwide ;D
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  • Suzana Gamer
    i like the 6 build Nvidia. Also where is the button to VOTE? LOL
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  • rolli59
    Simple! Overpriced BLING!
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  • atheus
    I find it puzzling that in a fancy showcase such as this that several boutiques chose to show systems with DDR4-2133 memory when the modest difference in price for a DDR4-3000+ is obviously not a major concern for the build ($3k-7.5k). To me that's like showcasing a Lamborghini Aventador with Chinese Geostar tires rated "N" for up to 87 MPH. You can't even time travel with those tires!
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