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Gotta Go Fassst! ~ $5,500 build
by kbizz640
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An editing/gaming rig built for overkill. Aside from shorted out audio on the motherboard (hence the soundcard), the build went swimmingly. The other two monitors will be arriving shortly but for now I just have one, that's why there is no pictures of the tri-monitor setup. Now just because I say this is overkill DOES NOT mean that it is unjustified overkill. I do highly intensive work in regards to rendering and editing. I built this computer to last well into the future insuring it was highly upgradable if needed. In short I won't be doing another build like this for 5 to 10 years. Also no the touchscreen isn't necessary but it was a feature that I just wanted plus it was half off when I bought it. After finishing it, 3D Mark rated it in the top 1% of computers which felt nice even though it will loose that in about 4 or 5 months. There is no better feeling than being able to do literally what ever you want and not even have to worry about the computer slowing down. In all, I regret nothing. You get what you pay for.

Part List
Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate980MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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iTzSnypah 16 points 11 months ago

I clicked expecting at least $1000 worth of plumbing... I was disappoint.

bigmeanjoegreen 10 points 11 months ago

Well sir, I think you win 1080p.

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 5 points 11 months ago

Ha, that was the intention my friend.

a1m05tn1nj4 8 points 11 months ago

This is a damn monster. +1 (more if i could)

MyNameIsDan 4 points 11 months ago

O MAI GAWD THIS THING IS A MONSTER! Anyways epic build +1 Should server you well

Cheeze101 4 points 11 months ago

+1 for enthoo primo

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

A diamond in the rough

xx116xx [3 Builds] 4 points 11 months ago

ok. +1

EcoMCG [1 Build] 3 points 11 months ago

Damn. I would like to see a picture of your wallet sir. +1.

xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 3 points 11 months ago

Very nice build, sir. Any particular reason why you have the SLI bridge bent like that..?

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 11 months ago

No, I fixed it after I noticed it, just a brain fart on my end.

fnapoli [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

Are those the optimal slots for quad channel memory on that board?

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

Nope. I fixed them though once I realized that.

zSyzygy [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

Were you bench pressing your wallet during this build? :P

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Yes...Yes I was.

ramzarugliabeoulve 2 points 11 months ago

Sir, whatever you do, protect that PC at all costs with your life! That rig is more expensive than GOLD!

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Hello renters insurance!

Nadox97 2 points 9 months ago

I liked this build until I saw its next to a mac.

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 9 months ago

Yeah, I enjoy doing my graphic designing in the most pretentious way possible.

BlastXin 1 point 9 months ago

that was my exact thinking too!

mallocunbounded [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Buying a graphics card for more than $400 is never a good idea. But if you have the money, why not ;) I would expect custom liquid cooling at this price point though.

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

Yeah I mainly didn't want to go through the hassle. I mean the parts are so high end that anything above the stock parts plus the closed loop cooler seems redundant. More complex cooling, more things to go wrong IMO.

TilarP [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Buying a GPU for more than $400 is bad? What?

RPM8000 1 point 11 months ago

I would be happy- no overjoyed if I had at least one 780 ti..

As always +1 for that monster :)

And +1 for that weight room XD

Bajubom 1 point 11 months ago

You have the money and that's one hell of rig. Better give more attention on cable management and color theme

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah I know, a bit of mismatching hardware. I had all the best intentions when it came color scheme. But at this high end of hardware I found it was really hard to find matching anything for a reasonable price. The Asus X79 was really one of my only options that wasn't 5 or 600 dollars, but it was black and gold. The RAM was the cheepest 2400 MHz RAM I could find in only 4 sticks to have 32 GB total so I could have expansion to 64. In the end that's why I bought the NZXT Hue so I can just cycle through colors and make all of the parts happy in regards to color matching. Cable managing has since been cleaned up from the time of taking these pictures.

MahimulH 1 point 11 months ago

Nice build dude, but have you considered custom watercooling? I feel like this build isn't right without custom watercooling, but I didn't pay for it. :] Hope you enjoy your build! :D

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Yes I did. For me, the parts are so high end that I didn't really see them needing water cooling. In my opinion it would basically be like water cooling what is already a Ferrari. Plus i've never been a huge fan custom water cooling loops as they're a bit of a hassle and serve as more failure points as compared to a closed loop cooler just for the CPU, which is the main thing I would focus on overclocking. The GPU's are a side priority. It's not like I have to worry about extreme overclocking the GPU's to get playable from rates, because well, you know.

MahimulH 1 point 11 months ago

Alright. I get your point. It is indeed a hassle and is as you said like modifying a Ferrari. I look at watercooling being more for looks than gaining performance because honestly, the performance you squeeze out with watercooling isn't enough to justify the amount you are paying for the extra. Enjoy your build! Happy gaming! :P

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Exactly, and I assure you I will.

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Vainslay [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

This might be the only comment that might be constructive:

If I was you, I would look for a much bigger or maybe nicer looking desk to have that god at your side.

+1 :D

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Ha, one thing at a time.

fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

holy cow..

elferguson 1 point 11 months ago

All that money, can't even afford a better table.... Overall a Killer Build

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah i'm working on it. That setup is temporary. Mainly I'm putting it off because the table it's on is ridiculously heavy.

Apach3 [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

buys case designed for custom liquid cooling, only uses H100i

this is the first build i've seen on this site that uses the new Phanteks Enthoo Primo case, but other than the lack of a full custom loop (which is what I would've used the case for in the first place) it's darn awesome.

at least now you'll be ready to power through 2K. :)

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

I mainly bought the case just because it gave me plenty of room and options for expandability in the future. I've never really been a fan of crazy water cooling loops because It just adds more things that can go wrong. Besides the parts are so high end it would be like watercooling what is already a super car. Main thing is the CPU, and that is watercooled.

Apach3 [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

yeah, i understand trying to keep things simple. still, that case should last you quite awhile. beautiful nonetheless :)

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salgio [5 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

beutiful build but i think two of your ram sticks have to be moved over to the left ,,,no? for best performance

salgio [5 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

ok sorry i see you fixed them sorry ,again beutiful build

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah I fixed that after I noticed it.

salgio [5 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

i saw the comment after i commented lol very nice

NGEternal 1 point 11 months ago

I like how you arranged your monitor, for a second there it looked like a laptop.

canders [7 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

Wow. That's a lot of hardware. Nice.

jarodn97 1 point 11 months ago

With that kind of money, you could have bought a better camera. :)

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Yes well low light is a thing when it comes to smartphones. :P

Hulaa 1 point 11 months ago

The next buy should be a new desk. I found that a 3 monitor setup is more enjoyable when it's a little bit farther away :D

TheGamingRepublic 1 point 8 months ago

hey man aim building a pc for gaming on ultra setting 3 monitors and some game building just simple stuff so would this be a good build for me my price is about $3,000 to $5,000 plz help me out?

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

This build is great for that and basically anything you can think of. The two 780 Ti's churn through games like butter on ultra settings so you won't have any problem there. This build is built for things like Surround gaming but is also built for things like video editing and graphic work. If you plan on just using it for surround gaming and some game development having the six-core processor isn't really warranted unless you plan to be programming for more than quad core CPU's. Also 32GB of RAM is overkill, even for me. But hey, if you're going to spend that kind of money on a PC, might as well go overkill. Even if you copied my build completely, you won't be disappointed because in all honesty, it's kind of hard to be disappointed with such a high end machine no matter what parts you buy.

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goober888 1 point 8 months ago

I AM NOT WORTHY! Seriously though, awesome build.

kks21199 1 point 7 months ago

Hey, May I know how many fans can be fit on top ? I am trying to do liquid cooling with this case. So can I know how much space is it between from the top to the motherboard and also in bottom so i could buy enough radiators.

also, +1 for this build :D

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

You can fit 3 140m fans at the top comfortably. I have an h100i radiator at the top right now in a pull configuration and I have anywhere from 2 1/2 to 3 inches of clearance. In regards to the bottom, there's tons of room for any type of liquid cooling. This case was built specifically for water cooling and the amount of combinations for said water cooling is endless. I would honestly check out the case manufacturers website http://phanteks.com/Enthoo-Primo.html for a complete list of compatible coolers because I won't be able to list everything here. Regardless of your setup, you won't be disappointed. It's a great case, a bit on the heavy side though.

JCanadian 1 point 7 months ago

Do u even lift? jk, AWESOME build. It looks great.

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks, glad you like it

Blaster5968 1 point 7 months ago

one thing to say... DAMN

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago


JustAnotherGamer 1 point 5 months ago

How is the monitor for gaming? I'm considering it.

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

I haven't noticed any issues when gaming. Solid monitor all around

NotTheLysander [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Any issues running the DDR3-2400 memory i7-4930k proc? I was planning on going DDR3-2400 also for my new rig I'm currently obtaining the parts for, but supposedly the 4930k's max supported memory speed is 1866.

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

Originally it would only run at 1333. After a bios update however it ran just fine. I've been running it at 2400 for a while now and haven't suffered in adverse affects. My motherboard is the Asus X79 Delux in case you're wondering.

NotTheLysander [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Nice, that's a relief since I already purchased the parts, and am just waiting on shipping. Thanks for the info!

VincentiusIV 1 point 4 months ago

You missplaced the ram modulses. Stick one module in every grey lane. That way you utilize quad channel and will get alot more performance out of your ram.

kbizz640 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 3 months ago

I know, I also misplaced the SLI bridge. I fixed them. Excitement got the best of me, wasn't really thinking.

VincentiusIV 1 point 3 months ago

I can imagine. Having those high end components, it's hard to focus instead of rushing it so you can actually use them.

mariothetec 1 point 2 months ago

And this build doesn't even include the price of the evga gtx 780ti graphics cards. AND God damn that computer is sexy

thekasafist [1 Build] 1 point 22 days ago

This is awesome and on the plus you use it for more than a friend of mine uses his and he went with X99 mobo and DDR4! -__- Anyhow +1 dude! Yea the RAM may be overkill but it would just feel super off if you only got like 2 DIMMs and had all that space still with all that other hardware LOL! So I know how you feel haha!