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Case Labs SMA8 Build
by JLMCS2012
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Description

My original plan was to switch everything over from my 790D build when I purchased my Case Labs case. (I must say, Case Labs cases, are hands down the best cases made. Yes, they are pricey, but well worth it and made in the USA). That didn't exactly happen as planned I got an amazing deal on some components and basically started over.

I use this computer daily for gaming, folding, and general use. Yes, it is overkill. Yes, I only have 1 SSD drive. I have a network drive that stores everything else.

After a very mild overclock I've managed to get a pretty good score. I'm planning to push the envelope further in the next week or 2 when I have some more time. 3DMark 11 P30530 (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8593832)

Thank you for looking.

MOVING ON TO M-TX ONCE THIS SELLS!*

Part List
Details
Date PublishedAug. 11, 2014
Date BuiltAug. 4, 2014
Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.6GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle22.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load66.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.15Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.2GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Performance Preset ScoreP30530
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UntamedShadow [1 Build] 11 points 1 month ago

The 790d was one of my favorite builds on this site but I cant deny the fact that case labs does make the best cases! (Quality and mod ability)

Great job, keep it up

 
 
seesamsea 10 points 1 month ago

the thing got wheels..

 
 
Gshep71 [1 Build] 12 points 1 month ago

RIMS

 
 
geogeodude 7 points 1 month ago

It's big, it's sexy, it's clean, it's wet.... 100/10 would bang

 
 
TaraByte 5 points 1 month ago

Hands down, the best cable management I have ever seen

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you!

 
 
waqarahmed864 1 point 11 days ago

CBL MANAGEMENT SO BAWSS!

 
 
poindexter 4 points 1 month ago

Mmmm... that's one sexy computer. It looks like a science lab in there, very clean. Also love the sleeving. +1

 
 
Zethyr8 [1 Build] 3 points 1 month ago

I'm tempted to make a second account just so I can give you two +1's. Very nice and very clean. I'm jealous.

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Lol. thank you.

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 2 points 1 month ago

Thank you!

 
 
Izaac 2 points 1 month ago

This is beautiful.

 
 
candy [2 Builds] 2 points 1 month ago

I don't have any words for this...

 
 
G1d3on 2 points 1 month ago

Did you get the idea for this build after watching one of JayzTwoCents' videos?

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

No, I have never heard of that video.

 
 
G1d3on 3 points 1 month ago

Watch his project red mist build, it's somewhat similar to yours.

 
 
blakceffect 2 points 1 month ago

The wheels made my heart stop!! :D :D :D

EDIT: EVERYTHING MADE MY HEART STOP!!!

 
 
jimmystempura [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Such power, such elegance, incredible build. +1

 
 
Stomish-PCs 1 point 1 month ago

What PSU is that?

 
 
 
 
xtroria 1 point 1 month ago

The build looks extremely classy although personally i like the 790D build more with those crazy tubing bends :P

 
 
whibbles [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

pun!

Also, flipping awesome build!

 
 
elan2468 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

I thought this was Project Blank from ltt It Looks So Similar

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

ltt?

 
 
elan2468 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

go to final shots in it

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Ahh ok.

 
 
SpicyPickle [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Wow, excellent looking build!

 
 
mindbuster [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Im new to the computer building. Could this run minesweeper? ;)

 
 
DragonFireXY 1 point 1 month ago

Only at 3 fps because it's terribly optimized.

 
 
legomyego1010 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Wow, it's like a work of art! Love the look of the acrylic tubing, makes it look very clean. +1

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you all very much! :)

 
 
Hazarded 1 point 1 month ago

I don't know how to feel....

 
 
victoria 1 point 1 month ago

Wow, just wow.

 
 
duramax08 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

how do you bend the acrylic tubing? With a heat gun?

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Yes, a heat gun. Monsoon makes a kit.

 
 
shavashav [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Pure. Sex. +1

And it got me curious about folding, so thanks for that too!

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Sure thing!

 
 
bobo1337 1 point 1 month ago

This is love on first sight.

 
 
ITneto 1 point 1 month ago

For this price this is the best 3-way SLI 780ti's with a custom loop!. Also the most clean build i've seen in a while! +1

 
 
AdjacentMist [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

did you sleeve your cables or are they extensions ?

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

These are extensions. If I change my PSU I don't want to worry about the cables. Haha

 
 
AdjacentMist [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

haha same i went with all white extensions where did you get the black grey and white ?

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Ensourced made them for me.

 
 
Dam5968 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

I'm speachless!!! Well alsmost, I'm a bit of a newbie (1 build) but have looked at these pages fof a while and that is the best cable management I have ever seen. Would love to the 790D your talking about.

Also, "Folding" are you in the science / medical field, sorry it to personal just curious. Your the first Ive seen talk about Folding.

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Nope, I'm not in either of those fields. I just like to help contribute. I just figured if folding can help people, why not. :)

 
 
antiwaldo00 1 point 1 month ago

Could we see your desktop setup/monitor setup?

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah, I'm actually in the process of building a new desk. After I finish that I'll try to get some pictures up.

 
 
zachar954 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Wow Im speechless this thing is way too awesome for words

 
 
Jhact007 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Gorgeous...GORGEOUS!

 
 
9DeT [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

by far one of the best cable management I've ever seen....

where did you get those ?

the way you've built this, airflow must be close to perfection...

a well earned +1

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you!
Ensourced made them for me.

 
 
Jonzalien 1 point 1 month ago

Very nice and clean build, honestly thought I would have gone with a 4930k. Its half the price and really there's not that big a difference in difference unless you're perfoming tasks like 3D rendering. However, in that case I would recommend you get more RAM. Overall great build +1

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

I have the 4930K as well. I got this at such a good deal I couldn't pass it up. I completely agree, there is no noticeable difference in this 2 for day to day operation. In benchmarks, slightly better, yes.

 
 
RishiCHD 1 point 1 month ago

possibly my favorite PC that i have seen...

 
 
Henson.conor [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

What did you use to hold the cables in such a uniform position?

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

They are called cable combs. They help keep the cables evenly spaced.

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

I tried using one of the lutro0 cable combs in my build, but my power supply (Corsair AX760) has a funky cable setup and pinout (many pins have multiple cables running into them), so I wasn't able to easily attach it (or at all, for that matter). Any suggestions?

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Look into getting sleeved extensions

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Good call. I don't know why I didn't think of this lol. Sometimes the most obvious answer is the biggest oversight.

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Lol. Yep I would agree with that.

 
 
Euphemia 1 point 1 month ago

Everything is overkill, but everything is so beautiful!Gah, it's too good for me to gaze upon!

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Just wow haha

+1 my friend

 
 
FlimFlamPhlegm 1 point 1 month ago

that is so nicee

 
 
DCarnage 1 point 1 month ago

WOW! This thing is beautiful and powerful! A note for others, this is what a "Beast" build is.

 
 
chare375 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Please tell me you are 4K gaming on a 32' LG monitor lol.....awesome build!

 
 
Mr_Anomaly [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Very Nice but crazy amount of money for a PC.. The case and memory alone is about $1k

Edit: but hands looks amazing

 
 
IrshaadH [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

This brought a tear to my eye. So beautiful :')

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fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

what was total price?

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

I lost track. Lol

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

I would say around 6-7k?

really beautiful build :P

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah I would say a little closer to 6K than 7K though.

 
 
mcwilliams117 1 point 1 month ago

This is an amazing looking build! Excellent job I am very impressed

 
 
DragonFireXY 1 point 1 month ago

Looks just like JayZ's "SkunkWorks". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJiYl2WAN-0

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Never heard of this until I saw the video. Thank you! His is a very nice build, but doesn't really look like my build...

 
 
DragonFireXY 1 point 1 month ago

It kind of does just with a different color.

 
 
SynchHD 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks to you I don't have to watch porno tonight. +100

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Lol

 
 
the_masater_jt [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

amazing!

 
 
thatonekid13579 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Reminds me of Jayztwocent's rig. Amazing.

 
 
XDestroyer 1 point 1 month ago

Mother of God....

 
 
Oktrix 1 point 1 month ago

This build is awesome, I've never seen cable management this clean. +100

 
 
aerolai 1 point 1 month ago

Beautiful. Just... wow. Awesome stuff.

 
 
The_K19 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

This is hands down the sexiest PC I've ever seen!

 
 
bsr387 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

excellent build, nearly best one latelty

 
 
sajiin 1 point 1 month ago

What do you do for a living? Clearly I am in the wrong work arena. Badass build man seriously badass.

 
 
shab [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

+1 point for JLMCS2012

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Tafel_Kafel 1 point 27 days ago

I know I'm late for the party, but that's one clean and f-ing awesome build!

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 26 days ago

Thank you!

 
 
HRH999 1 point 27 days ago

I have been checking out all your builds and I have to say I would be proud to own any one of them. They are without doubt works of art. Your the master as far as I'm concerned. Do you build for other people or just yourself. I know that might sound silly but stranger things happen than someone owning more than one pc. I am researching my first build and if I can get something anywhere near like yours with my 4grand budget, I'd be over the moon. One word "Fantastic"

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 26 days ago

Thank you very much! Yes, I do build for other people. I really enjoy actually designing, planning & building the systems, so I try to do it as often as I can. Lol

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plgdg [1 Build] -3 points 1 month ago

The only way I could like this build more would be if it was ITX ;)

 
 
JLMCS2012 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 4 points 1 month ago

ITX is next. :)

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

I'll be eagerly awaiting the post :) Decided on a case yet?

 
 
Lazerpope 1 point 1 month ago

The ITX form factor only supports 1 PCIe slot, to add one or two more slots the form factor would have to change to a MATX or full size ATX motherboard. (I'm excluding PCIe risers because, ehh, why? and also that it would drastically bottleneck performance.)

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

I know...

 
 
jimmystempura [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

If this was an mITX build, of course it'll only have 1 PCI-e slot. No gamers would place risers as they are building a computer based on clearance....

 
 
SynchHD 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah, but a well done ITX build looks AMAZING. Like unicorns and rainbows and pure amazingness.

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Check mine out :) I'm swapping to rigid acrylic tubing this autumn.

 
 
SynchHD 1 point 1 month ago

Loots awesome! I really like the spiderweb thing in the back. +1

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks. I like themes :P

 
 
The_MuffinMan [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Guys he was joking because the case is friggin huge

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Yea, I'm still not sure why everyone bugged out and downvoted my comment into oblivion lol.

 
 
The_MuffinMan [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

maybe they dont get sarcasm?