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.