Description

When I couldn't decide on a case, I asked my kid what color it should be. He wanted blue and white but after seeing the purple and white H440, we decided on that one. This will be my first enthusiast build in over 10 years. Been slogging along with an old Dell T5500 for almost 8 years and it's finally starting to fail.

Started with an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW, then stepped up to an FTW2 then did another step up to a GTX 1080ti SC Black. (yay EVGA Step Up Program!)

Changed out the 16GB 4000Mhz TridentZs for 64GB 3600Mhz Vengeance LPX (PCPartspicker doesn't have the 3600s listed, so I put 3333 as the closest)

RAID0 everything. 2x NVMe (1TB boot drive) 2x SSD (2TB fast game drive) 2x HDD (8TB storage and slow game drive)

Compared to all my current rigs (980 lives in my X5690, 960 lives in my E3-1225, Ultrabook with GTX 1070 Gaming Box over eGPU, Asus GL502VS Gaming Laptop) - http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/12941184/fs/11579998/fs/11388826/fs/11385288/fs/13165267

Part Reviews

CPU

Great performance, decent overclocking if you get the right one.

CPU Cooler

Looks great. Keeps the CPU nice and cool (68C at 4.8Ghz with 1300mv). coolant hoses on the side cause issues for tall memory. Recommend Vengeance LPX for this if you use all 4 slots

Motherboard

Looks great. Lots of options. Lots of tuning On board sound card caused many issues of no-sound. Disabled it and bought a Sennheiser GSX 1200 Pro instead

Storage

Stupid fast. Bit expensive.

Storage

Great speed. Good looks on an open case

Case

Excellent build quality. Great fit and finish. Easy to display good wire management up front, but the rear leaves a little to be desired

Monitor

Perfect Color, great looks.

Monitor

Viewing angles suffer but is super fast. Color reproduction leaves much to be desired. Not recommended for video or photo editing

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 4 points

Pic 6 a blood sacrifice to the PcMasterRace Gods!!! As it should be!!

Great build ;) +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

the heatsinks around the processor on the motherboard are VERY sharp!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice storage +1

11TB wow.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Needed the ability to back up my 12TB NAS in the event of a NAS failure

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

So what did you do with the other -1TB?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I just set up exclusions. Those exclusions go to a 4TB external drive that sits on top of the NAS.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

so... my NAS is now 48TB over 9 HDDs... so now I back up the PC to that instead. PC is now basically expendable.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably less because it's set up in raid

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

RAID0, so 11TB. It's all striped. I don't need the redundancy because I have a 12TB SHR (RAID5-like) NAS that all the important stuff gets backed up to.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW. So nice!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, it's hard to make a purple PC but maybe try using a white mother board and using more LEDs( Just a suggestion) looks great +1!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

If I do more LEDs, I might. I was thinking about blacklights inside at some point

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

no bad. but check out my pc. got same stuff. but i spend some money on custom slave cables. and if you spend extra 50 - 60 £($) . this will improve overall looking. nice rig

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Did a Step Up to a 1080ti

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