So, here's my White and Black build. I've been seeing more and more of these on here and thought to build my own.
I'm only using this for Gaming at 4K 60FPS.
I started out with I was on 2 no branding, TN 1080p monitors and I hated it. then I picked up the U2715H, 1440p IPS 60Hz. Loved it,
Then, a chance came along and I picked up the P215Q IPS 60Hz, and went into 4K with only a single GTX 970. LOL. I then bought another off my brother, and was not able to SLI them to due PCB differences. Bummer.
That's what forced me to build this machine.
Old SSD from previous build, reformated. Old WD HDD from previous build (just died this morning) The 2 Barracudas came in a pack off Amazon, wish I got the same sizes but oh well.
Keyboard: Had this for around a year, love it. I wish they had Blues but Browns feel just as nice. Mouse: Very, very smooth. Like butter. No sensor issues.
These backplates are magnetic from V1Tech, At the time I bought them there were only 3 designs, now there's so many. AND you can even upload a custom design. Damn, I wish I did that instead.
For some odd reason, I was only given 1 6pin connector. the rest were 6+2 I don't understand why. It looks ugly D: I also forgot to order cable combs. Oops.
Currently clocked at 4.5Ghz at 1.31volts, my chip seems to be a little touchy, where putting it to 4.6Ghz seems to not fair so well. And putting it below 4.5Ghz at 1.31Volts, does the same.
I can't even go to 4.4Ghz on 1.31, It only works for 4.5Ghz. I don't know, don't ask. It's stable, and that works for me.
Rip. discontinued, got mine a week before and it's working perfectly. Keeping the CPU around 20c idle, and under 35c under 100% load (Prime95) I've yet to see it go into the 40c while Gaming, only during Prime95 after an hour.
I like and hate this mobo.
M.2 is in a nice spot to show it off, Lanes are spaced out well for good cooling in non-blower design cards. But there's where it ends for me.
The Sata ports are facing UPWARDS which makes it VERY annoying to use with Multi-GPUs as the second card will be ontop of the ports. Even with right angels it puts too much pressure on them, and good luck trying to use non-right angels there. It's impossible. The entire right side is UNUSED, why not push the ports and make them face the right? I don't understand.
PWM headers are also hard to reach with Multi-GPUs, and one of them is unusable with a 2nd card.
Really glancing over minor details that add up.
I want to start off by saying YES, GPU 2 does have a SLIGHT sag, that is explained later on in the case section.
Here's the thing, 980Tis would've given more FPS. But 980s are STILL the sweet spot in terms of price/performance at 4K.
Even in the newest Star Wars BattleFront I was getting over 70FPS most of the time, dipping into the high 50s in major fights. (With lots of pew pews)
As for temps, IDLE is around 45c for top GPU, and 50c for bottom. Load is okay, would like to see lower. 78c for GPU 1, 71c for GPU 2.
The difference is the fact that both monitors are plugged into GPU 1 netting it more load = higher temps.
I really love this case, VERY easy to build in, great cable management (I know I didn't show mine but that's because of me being lazy) It looks fine, I'm just too lazy to turn it around and take the panel off and take a picture. Sue me.
I don't like the fact that mine was shipped with stripped screw holes for the GPU brackets. GPU 2 is not 100% screwed in and it bothers me so much.
I wish the window was bigger or if that Define S window was compatible but it is not. :(
This is a refurbished PSU, it's been going strong for over a month so let's hope for more.
Super Silent, LOTS of Pressure. I don't see myself using any other fans anytime soon. Rubber mounting for anti-vibration, full black to match any colour scheme. PWM for full speed management.
1440p IPS, 60Hz. Haven't had any issues really like this monitor.
4K IPS, 60Hz. Small issue with mine is that sometimes cables need to be unplugged and plugged in after a full reboot or it doesn't detect it. Tried different cables, even went from DP to Mini-DP. Not a big issue.