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The name "NAGE" was inspired back by the game N-age MMORPG game that I played back in 2007-2008. Although it was an overkill build, it gives me a big headroom for future components. This build was made for Video editing, content creation as well as ultra quality gaming. I will add another GPU, whether it is new or another 970 for a planned 1440p monitor. I will also add fan at the bottom and replace my back fan with a new 140mm.

As for overclocking, I manage to OC my CPU to 4.4ghz with 1.3 volts. Going beyond 4.4ghz, I get undesirable temps when running AIDA64 or OCCT in which, I don't want. For the GPU, I was able to increase its clock core by +171mhz and memory by +500mhz. Anything above that will give me driver errors and artifacts. I am able to play any game @ 1080p in ultra settings without dipping to 45fps.

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/3311854

All in all, I'm pretty happy with my first build. I remember during the build, I would touch every single metal every 30 sec just to prevent static electricity even though I had a strap on. It took me 4 hours and when I pressed that ON button for the first time, I didn't work. I was worried that I may had a defective component. With God's name, I was pretty lucky that the 6 pin cable to the motherboard needed a little more push and It finally turned on!

Oh by the way, my sleeving is made by IceModz as well as my RGB lights. He offers high quality stuff, so check him out.

Images are captured with Samsung S3 camera (whyyyyyy). My apologies, I don't have my DSLR camera on my side.

I think that's it guys. Tell me what you think about this build. Any suggestions for good 140mm fans? Should I do push pull config? Although I did heard that it's the same as pull config. Should I make a bottom metal plate to hide those ugly cables? Let me know!

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  • 67 months ago
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this is BEAUTIFUL

  • 67 months ago
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I like it, really clean, and the white looks great. Great job ^ ^

  • 67 months ago
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Thank you!

  • 67 months ago
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Isn't it normally the other way around when it comes to overclocking graphics cards. Where the core can go higher than the memory.

  • 67 months ago
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It's the other way around. :)

  • 67 months ago
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Noctua fans are by far my fav.

  • 67 months ago
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and also they come in black now.

  • 67 months ago
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they are the best!!

  • 67 months ago
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Looking to it right now. Thanks!

  • 67 months ago
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Could've gone to a z97 build with full water cooled pc but since this was my first time building, I didn't want to take the risk of damaging my components.

  • 66 months ago
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O am making my own build using the same case and same graphics card, I was wondering if you had any problems fitting the gigabyte graphics card due to it being quite large? Thanks for letting me know thats its possible though. Seeing your build. I am stil struggling on which CPU to buy. I want effective dual SLI on my GIGabyte 970's at the same time I want to use the new x99 motherboards for future proofing, but the i7 5960x is out of my price range. I dont want 4 way SLI, but the intel i7 5820K seems to be ineffective with dual SLI. Does anyone have any suggestions? Uhm if unwanted or if answerd I will change the comment to soley reflect my opinion on you build. :) Good Build, pricey though.

  • 66 months ago
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Sorry for not replying fast. No problem with the GPU fitting in. What are you planning to do in your PC? Gaming, content creation, etc? There is also no such thing as future proofing for your information(Visit PC related forums for more information). For SLI configuration, you don't need x99 components. z97 motherboards as well as LGA1150 CPU (i7-4970k is the best one) would work better than i7-5820k/5930k/5960k for gaming. Just remember, the less cores you have, the better performance you get in gaming. But don't get the wrong idea. You still have to meet the requirements of a software. For content creation as well as gaming, 5820k would be reasonable. It also handles SLI well, just not 4 way but there's no reason to go 4 way (price, performance and etc). Please (and I beg you), go search and ask in PC forums before buying anything. Advice from people will save you from spending too much money on something you don't even need. Cheers and have fun building!

  • 62 months ago
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How's the memory? I've never used G.Skill and may use it on my new build I really like the case as it has a nice view inside with the panel was it easy to hide a few things? I'll be sure to check out IceModz.

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  • 66 months ago
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This is my first mistake purchasing components. I didn't had enough insight about CPUs that time so blindly, I went with 5930k. Although, I will be getting other components in the future so it MIGHT be useful. But yeah, you learn a lot when you make mistakes.

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  • 66 months ago
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Thanks! fist bump