Description

We built this system back in June during a live stream with a goal of a high-end gaming and VR performance. A big thanks goes to MSI for making this build possible. They were kind enough to send us their new MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard and GTX 1080 Gaming X 8GB video card to base the build around.

Be sure to check out the build videos if you haven't already:
Original (Full) Stream
Shorter (Highlights) version of the Stream
Bonus Content: MB/GPU overview + Quick Overclock

And now, some benchmarks:

Benchmark 3DMark Score Graphics Test 1 Graphics Test 2 Physics Test Combined Test
FireStrike v1.1 15557 86.63 FPS 70.58 FPS 52.23 FPS 35.15 FPS
FireStrike Ultra v1.1 4214 22.91 FPS 14.76 FPS 52.02 FPS 10.01 FPS
Benchmark Score Average Minimum Maximum Settings
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 2288 90.8 FPS 9.0 FPS 197.8 FPS Direct3D11, 1920x1080, 8xAA, fullscreen, Custom Preset: Quality: Ultra, Tessellation: Extreme
Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0 3905 93.3 FPS 36.8 FPS 183.9 FPS Direct3D11, 1920x1080, 8xAA, fullscreen, Extreme HD Preset
Game Settings Resolution FPS
Overwatch Ultra 1920x1080 165 FPS
Overwatch Epic 1920x1080 120 FPS
Star Wars Battlefront Ultra 1920x1080 160FPS

If you have any questions about the build let me know!

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 6 points

This is a Barry good build.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh dear lord, THESE PUNS!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

nioce

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ayyy, I watched this video live.

I really liked this build. That Inwin case looks like it descended from heaven! +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build bud. Love the clean execution. Beautiful Red and Black build. People say its overplayed but I still love it. Definitely a +1. Feel free to check out my rig. Another red and black. It's constantly changing so any feed back is appreciated.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering why this looked so familiar lol, awesome build.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, really like the color scheme! Curious why you chose the 6850k versus the 6800/5820 and overclocking.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6800k & 5820k only have 28 PCIe lanes available, but the 6850K has 40.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

gotcha, more for SLI and storage

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the case for that price. Always love how you guys post Frame rates and benchmarks.

Wonder if you can mod the blue on the front to a different color.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I am turned on.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Your GPU performance seems a bit low, are you running at low clock speeds? Doesn't seem right for a 1080

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Those benchmarks were run at stock clocks and settings, nothing overclocked.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build. how is the airflow in the case? any overall temperature issues ?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The airflow is pretty good. Not noticed any sort of problems with the temps.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

why only 2 intake fans on the bottom and no fan to cover the psu?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Adding a 3rd fan on the bottom would have made access to some of the I/O difficult and cramped. A fan over the PSU isn't really needed because its already pulling from inside the case.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I tried overclocking exactly how its shown in the video and I get freezes and even shutdowns when I try to run a game. I have the same exact build except 16gb less ram and no ssd, which I'm waiting on both.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Was looking at getting this case, Can anyone tell me if the corsair h100i rad could be the other way around so that the tubes dont touch the window?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Has your cpu cooler ever failed or leaked?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never had a leak or failure.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

With the tinted side panel, the stock cables blend in nicely. However, I could always see some sleeved cables down the road.

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