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Phoenix

by agentx321153

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26 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 9, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.807 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.325 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

47.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

90.0° C

Description

I started this project with my Dad when I came across old parts from a computer we built ten years ago. The goal was to build a new high-end desktop machine for 4K video editing and playing games at 4K, 60 FPS, at the highest settings.

We went with a 6850K overclocked to 4.3 GHz over the 6700K for it'ts two extra cores for video editing, and over the 6900K for it's higher clock speed and lower price for gaming.

We used a dual M.2 raid array as a scratch disk for editing and encoding. Our last scratch disk was a spinning disk external drive on a Mac, and we wanted to eliminate any potential bottleneck. The raid was managed by software and there were no problems with this.

We chose the Intel 750 as our boot drive. Although the part list shows it as the PCIe version, we actually went with the U.2 version to leave space for other expansion cards. We chose a 6TB WD Black for mass storage, simply because 4K footage is really big.

We chose to run two GTX 1080s in SLI because, at the time of purchase, it was the fastest possible graphics configuration.

We went with an AX1500i for the 80+ Titanium efficiency, and so that we would have plenty of headroom for future expansion.

The build proceeded smoothly until we turned on the completed box and there was no video output to HDMI or Displayport. To make matters worse, the motherboard was posting a code that wasn't listed in the manual. It turns out, for some reason, we needed to use a DVI monitor to install Windows. Once we installed the latest version of Windows and drivers, everything worked fine.

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PC_Master_Race_Noob 1 Build 3 points 33 months ago

I'm curious... What's your dad's job? Haha

CleverJimmy 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Spend enough money? Jesus. Would love to see benchmarks of this monster

agentx321153 submitter 1 Build 3 points 33 months ago

I ran 3DMark and got a score of 9,444. It gets a consistent 60 FPS when playing any game in my steam library at max settings (excluding ridiculous things like 2.5x OGSSAA at 4K). With regards to cost, the time spent building with my dad was priceless

Minky7 3 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

What do you and your dad do?!?! Or do you just edit 4K for fun? :p

agentx321153 submitter 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

I edit video for my school's theater department, and my dad does it for fun

Minky7 3 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Cool! Well, enjoy!

Ahsen 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

where did you acquire the Sli bridge?

agentx321153 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

It was released on the Nvidia website a few weeks ago

Ahsen 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

can i purchase it now or is it a limited offer type deal?

agentx321153 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

If it's not in stock now it should come back soon

Ahsen 1 Build 3 points 33 months ago

ohh thank you good sir

I'm sure you find it weird that my photo is Shaq and the only thing i can say about it is that it was the only photo with a face on it that was in my library.

dobo 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Great Build. Cable management at the bottom could be better though. Still, +1 for overkill!

ztown10 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

i am about to try to get another gtx 1080 (all ready have one) but my problem is I have a 1440p monitor so i would have to spend an extra $400 (roughly) on a new 4k monitor to really reap the benefits of two 1080s . I would like to know how well you are running games at 4k maxed out to know if it is really worth it. Thank you :)

ztown10 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Also I forgot to add you have an amazing \ build.

agentx321153 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

If your thing is high refresh rates I would stick with 1440p. At 4K, two 1080s runs all my games at approximately 60 FPS at max settings with no stuttering

ztown10 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Thank you for replying and as long as its 50 fps and above, I am fine with it and I am currently playing games at 1440p and i am currently getting at least 55 fps all games maxed out and most of the time and can play at upscaled 4k at at-least 45 fps so my next investment might be a HTC Vice since I can stick with 1440p for the time being.

ThunderCls 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

This is absolutely monstrous xD

TrigX 1 point 33 months ago

+1 For super overkill

I am looking into that motherboard but I was wondering if the motherboard lets you do 2 slots between graphics cards instead of one?

Great Build!

agentx321153 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Electrically speaking it's possible but you might need a pcie riser.

TrigX 1 point 33 months ago

What do you mean by needing a pcie riser? As long as the slot below the one its already installed isn't wired weirdly shouldn't it be plug and play?

agentx321153 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Well there are some headers on the board that would be covered up if you put a graphics card in that slot, but you might not need them anyway

TrigX 1 point 33 months ago

Thanks for the heads up, Ill definitely consider that.

wboghosian 1 point 32 months ago

Hi! beautiful build

Just curious how did you manage to plug the front panel usb 2.0 and the corsair link to the board since the board only has 1 internal usb header?

agentx321153 submitter 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

Great question! I used an NZXT usb 2.0 header splitter. The purchase link is in the part list.

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agentx321153 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

The bottom 1080 shares bandwidth with one of the 950s, but it really doesn't make a difference for either device. Thanks!

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