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Hello there!

First, I'd like to apologize for some of the picture quality. For some reason my Nikon Coolpix S560 did not seem to like taking pictures of my build. I will try to update this with better pictures if I cant get them***

This was my first desktop build in all the histories! ;)

I work extensive hours at my job, up to 60 hours a week, so when I decided to buy and build a computer, I wanted to indulge myself. Like, a LOT.... This way, when I come home from work exhausted (physical labor) I have a computer that is both beautiful and a powerhouse waiting for me.

Notes:

  • The Thermaltake Chaser MK-I was not my first choice for a case. Originally I wanted the Corsair 760T White, but it was sold out everywhere at the time of purchase. I plan to move to it sometime in the future.

Corsair 760T found here: [removed]

      *Side Note: Im also considering moving to the Inwin 904 (found here: [removed])

            *If you have thoughts about the Corsair 760t vs the Inwin 904, let me know! Id love to hear them!
  • I plan on buying 2 more Corsair SP 120mm purple LED fans to replace the CPU cooler fans, for more light inside the case. I forgot to account for those when I first purchased everything.

Regarding game performance, I am MORE than happy (sounds a bit koo-koo when you think about it, cuz how can you be 'more' than happy) with how my games perform. While waiting for my monitors to arrive, I was using a 27" 1080p Samsung TV for a screen. I play all sorts of games. RPG, FPS, MOBA, RTS, Racing, etc. I have a wide pallet.

On 4K, I can run FarCry 4 at a steady 30fps with all Ultra settings. Lords of the Fallen runs at 20-30 on all Ultra (more of a VRAM problem than anything). It runs much smoother if I tone the quality down a little bit. LoL of course runs on a potato, so I get around 300 fps. Dark Souls 2 runs extremely smoothly and gorgeously, with a steady 60 that almost never drops.

Overclocking:

I have overclocked my GPU's, but ran into an issue where I got some very malicious bloatware and a browser hijacker on my pc after I asked my father to download something for me while I was at work. I had to factory reset everything. I've been having issues with installing and running MSI Afterburner since then, so once I get that figured out I will overclock them again.

I haven't overclocked the CPU yet, but I intend to (cuz who buys a K series CPU and doesn't oc it). I've been to busy with work lately to find time to sit down and read up on the process before I get hands on with it.

I plan to make more aesthetic modifications in the future... and also may consider upgrading the to the 8gb versions of the 980's when they are released, because I like to indulge the **** out of myself sometimes.

On a last note, I will be upgrading my Keyboard from the G510 to the G910 Orion Spark. I love the G510, but I didnt realize it wasn't mechanical when I bought it. I'll be sacrificing the screen, which I've come to really like, but that is what MSI Afterburner is for, once I get it up again.

Feel free to comment, criticise, or ask any questions. I can take it :)

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Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Just a tip here, don't use link shorteners. They are against site rules.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh they are? my bad!

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

When i used my DSLR, it wouldn't cooperate either. Hard to tell from the pictures but you can probably clan up the excess cables under the GPU, other than that it looks great.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the build +1000000000000000000000000 for dark souls

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

get the Inwin 904 it is a beauty to work in

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! Also, you get my +1 for using MSi stuff. (You could say I'm somewhat of an MSi fanboy. xD)

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Me too :) and Thank You!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Please don't use link shorteners. I have removed them from your description.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I won't from now on. I didn't realize that they were not allowed. Sorry.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you play warframe at all?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I do! I havent installed it on this computer yet, but I will soon :)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet! When you do tell me what your fps is!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

On 4K Ultra settings, I get 180 fps xD

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Im trying to decide between the seagate barracuda 2tb like you have or a 1tb western digital caviar blue any thoughts??

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The seagate works perfectly and is twice the size, for a really good price -^ Depends on what you're using your comp for, I suppose. I wanted the extra space because games are becoming larger and larger, and I plan on building an extensive library. You could always buy the 1tb now and then get another or a 2tb down the road if you end up needing more space :)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man, But it's a little expensive

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you :) Yeah, I sort of went all in with this. Its a beautiful sight to come home to though, when you're exhausted. I like to go big or go home :P

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build by all means but i only have one thing, the PSU's fan being pointed toward the GPU

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, you went more the gaming route than I did, but great build +1! Excellent choice in components!

  • 55 months ago
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Hello , I have the same box as you ( which is very good btw ) and I unable to operate the FAN LED . How did you do to make them work ? Thank you!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build!!!

  • 67 months ago
  • 0 points

Could've purchased a 295x2 and saved about $500 of the money put into GPU's for AMD's next 3840 x 2160 resolution flagship.

Likely would have gained 10+ fps for the games that need it.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Getting a 295x2 was actually the original choice for my GPU, until the 900 series was released. I swapped over to those, understanding that the amd gpu's perform a bit better at 4K res, because at first i was just going to go with 1440p 144hz. It wasnt until after purchase that I made my mind up about monitors.

Thanks for the critique!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

295x2, at 4k resolution, using stock performance (not overclocked): Crysis 3: Average of 41 fps, Far Cry 3: Average of 49 fps, Tomb Raider: Average of 79 fps, Battlefield 4: Average of 60 fps, (via. Direct X 11)

Two GTX 980's Overlocked, SLI: Crysis 3: Average of 50 fps, Far Cry 3: Average of 59 fps, Tomb Raider: Average of 66 fps, Battlefield 4: Average of 70 fps,

The only noticeable difference is a marginal amount of fps, and some games will perform better on the 295x2, even with 980 SLI's overclocking. Overclocking the 295x2 unfortunately yields small results. May be about 2 to 3 fps increase with most games.

About $400 extra using Nvidia, for a questionable ~8 fps of performance increase overall, depending on the game being played.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info :P

In truth, at the time of purchase, the 295x2 hadnt seen the price drop that it has had now. It was still $1000+. If i had seen it for as low as it is now, I probably would have stayed the course.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough. I expected that to be the case :P

That's some of the issues with build listings. Sometimes people list when they were built and sometimes the builds are listed when they were bought, etc.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, they are wuite the steal right now. I think one is right around $600.

  • 67 months ago
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Or better yet.... Even dished out a bit more to get TWO 295x2 O.O dun Dun DUN!!!!!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

but what looks better, 1 GPU with tubes coming out from it or 2 GPU's with LED's? Your argument is invalid

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  • 65 months ago
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I have indeed noticed that it goes black occasionally, yes. Its rather peculiar. Glad to see im not just going crazy. dont have the second issue though. -^

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