So far so good...no issues to report. I'm very happy...
See my comment below...this will be a huge jump in performance.
2x jump is possible for gaming, even more for other applications like rendering/simulations etc.
Nvidia is staying quiet about it because if it was openly admitted (beyond closed door conference presentations and whisperings), lots of folks would hold off. :)
We shall see.
6000+ cuda cores vs 2880/3000 (Titan) sounds like double performance. And better FP performance than the previous gen cards, so better use of cuda cores for rendering/ simulations.
The world doesn't revolve around gaming for these cards. :)
I would just wait at this point. Pascal is rumored to be literally around the corner and will probably double performance (ie 1 Pascal flagship card = 2 x 980ti cards in SLI). This is a big jump in horsepower coming up, so if you are really really set on 4K gaming, it's best to wait.
A better option is to buy a nice 2560x1440p display and stick with that resolution for a while (single 980ti) then sell and upgrade to Pascal later on. The 4k displays also suck currently- no HDR, higher color gamuts, nothing above 60hz, so I wouldn't buy one of those just yet either.
The new Swiftech X320 X2 is probably top of the heap in terms of performance.
The EKWB Predator 360 Kit is probably similar in cooling performance.
The Corsair 110i GTX is probably the top in mass market AIO coolers.
I would also consider the Cryorig R1 Ultimate or R1 Universal models. They will give you similar performance and look a heck of a lot better :)
I did it just 2 months ago, knowing that Pascal is on the way. No regrets. Bottom line is that there will ALWAYS be something new on the way or on the horizon. It's the nature of technology. At some point you need to get on the bus! :)
Thank you for responding!
I've been eyeing those cables and almost bought them up front when I built the system. I think I'm going to bite the bullet thanks to your response! :)
What's your opinion of the stock case fans and fan controller?
Nice looking build! Love the case- I used the same case and color scheme as you in my recent build as well. How did you like the red sleeved cables from Corsair? Are they more flexible than the cables that came with your HX1000i? (same power supply in my build) :) https://pcpartpicker.com/b/6HHNnQ
yes- use some alcohol and clean off the paste thoroughly then apply yours to the cpu after it's all clean and dry! :)
Usually not a good idea. Just use the pre-applied for a few months and then change it out later on.
It definitely uses less energy and that's the primary benefit. Also, less power = less heat generated. Experiment with enabling Adaptive voltage, turbo, and EIST in your BIOS. The goal is to keep the max voltage to the processor the same as your current OC (1.3V), so you would have to observe the voltages in something like HWMonitor during a stress test with adaptive voltage turned on. Then determine if you need a negative or positive offset and apply as needed.
That's a decent chip- good job.
I recommend Adaptive Voltage after trying it with my recent 5820 build. Idles at 1200mhz, turbos up to my 4.4GHZ OC settings as needed. PC runs cool and quiet for typical tasks and ramps up for gaming/ rendering/ etc.
Not knowing any details- white Fractal R5
1)At what voltage?
2)And what are your max temps at load?
3)Is this permanent full time OC or are you using adaptive voltage?
this- pick any air cooler.
I second that recommendation. Dead sexy and perfect for showing off a 2x SLI setup
Thanks! the case you picked was also on my short list! :)
thanks will check it out!
Ok good! I have the black and red one in my build and they are great cards. I also have an MSI motherboard and was very impressed with both.
yes- that's right. When you click the link I included- you should be seeing the black+white version of the card, correct?
the black and red model is probably capable of being overclocked to a higher level than the black and white version. Typically mfrs bin the best silicone for their top performing cards, then the next tier on down to the base clock models.
specs say it is clocked slightly lower than the black and red model
match your b+w theme better:
You can OC this card just as easily to match the black and red one and higher
just taking a stab at it- it's a solid setup but I'm not familiar with midi keyboards so I didn't include one
smaller- easy to build in, great build quality
no problem- good luck!
I think so. If something is sold as new, it shouldn't have obvious damage. The scratch will not affect performance one would think, but it would still bother me. It seems like it was a drive that was returned by someone else then re-packaged and sold as new which is not cool. Amazon does the same thing occasionally and I always call them on it, ask for a replacement etc.
It looks like a minor surface scratch. I would be really annoyed, but I probably wouldn't return it unless the scratch has actually dented the casing even a small amount. If there is even the slightest dent or indentation, they should pay for return shipping and a refund/replacement!
If you are really concerned, send it back! There shouldn't be any issue though.
Make sure your monitor is set to the correct input. I made the mistake on my build and thought I screwed something up until I realized my monitor was on displayport and I was connected through mini-DP. :)
I think MSI Gaming 6g is up there if not the best to overclock beyond the factory overclock, same with the EVGA Superclocked I believe.
Zotac is also really good out of the box, but not sure what the ceiling is for overclocking above the factory speeds.
But yeah, we need more information to help you out.
Keep in mind that Zotac is a triple slot card, so it really limits you to 2 max. cards in a system even on the largest motherboards, so something to keep in mind if you want to add a 2nd card in the future for SLI (or right now).
Yeah that's a good call if you really need the space.
I have never received a DOA Asus product, so nope! :)
For an extra $40, definitely add the SSD as the boot drive. It has the biggest day-to-day impact on how "fast" the system feels. Every single time you boot up the computer, you will thank me! :)
If you really plan to upgrade the GPU eventually, then stick with the power supply you have now.
I'm not an Asus fanboy, but I just don't buy the negative reputation this board is getting.
It's probably result of lots of inexperienced folks screwing up the mobo during installation/ setup since it's proven to be so popular.
Asus makes some of the best motherboards you can get, take it from a guy that just used MSI for the first time and had no issues. :)
Can you return the RAM? That seems extremely expensive, ie you could have bought a very nice 16gb kit for $20 less than what you paid for 8gb.
Like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31866c9d16gxm
Your power supply is overkill; you could go with a 500-550w without any problem:
Nix the 3TB for this setup:
Not as much space- but at this point in time, having an SSD as your boot drive and for programs is a no-brainer. You can always add another HDD later on if you really need huge amounts of disk space! You can opt for the 120GB SSD to keep the price roughly the same as your 3TB single drive, but I don't recommend SSDs any smaller than 250GB at this point.
Look at the case in my build below- Enthoo Evolv ATX. Swimming in space, can easily support fully liquid cooled system for future use and up to triple GPU setup.
Yeah- the Bitfenix Alchemy 2.0 strips are great.
I used the red ones here:
What is it about the case that has you concerned?
Your GPU is perfect for 1080p gaming at high settings for any current and near future game. If you want/need moar power, go with the 980ti if you are allergic to AMD.
are you planning to OC the CPU? If yes, maybe go with a larger CPU cooler like a Cryorig R1 Universal. I prefer MX-4 paste to the Silver 5.
Instead of Red LED fans, I might switch to regular fans and buy some LED strips. I'm using the Bitfenix Alchemy 2.0 and they are great; magnetic so you can place them anywhere, daisy chain multiple strips, etc.
The reason to do strips is that LED fans typically are a little noisier and don't move quite as much air as the non-LED versions from the same company. Go with Phanteks fans- they will match your case and perform just as well if not better than the Corsair versions.
The difference between 850 evo and pro is minimal, but supposedly the Pro uses better NAND which will result in longer lifespan (theoretically). Either type is fine honestly, Samsung has top marks for reliability in either case. I went with the Pro 1TB version for my recent build, so I recommend it to anyone that doesn't mind spending a little extra.
If you aren't doing overclocking things, the 6700K will be faster...but if you can really get the Xeon for $168 vs $410+ for the 6700K, I don't think the 6700K will be $240 faster. :) Maybe worth sticking with the Xeon and get the larger SSD or even upgrading your GPU to the 980ti!
Looking at those pictures you are right, it will fit. Any thoughts to which way the rads will blow? All as exhaust? I would probably do the GPU rads as intake and the CPU rad as exhaust but you might have to do some experimentation to see what gives you lower temps.
Haha yes, it's all relative! :)
California power prices are not exactly Russia, but much higher than most of the U.S. :)
adaptive voltage. This is normal and is saving both your CPU AND your wallet in lower electric bills. :)