This is a very new built I made around late September of 2013. Some of the hard drives have been carried over from previous builds, but the two Samsung EVOs are new and in RAID 0, getting about 1GB/s random read/write.
The computer really used for anything you can imagine. It's my everyday computer, gaming rig, graphics design workstation, and dedicated Minecraft server host I occasionally rent out.
I had a blast building it, but with all the cable management I had to do, it took around 3-4 hours. The case has absolutely amazing capacities for cable management though so it wasn't difficult. It also provides great airflow with room for up to 9 fans.
Now, the Titans get hot. I underestimated the amount of heat they'd put out when I decided not to go with a full-system water cooling setup. Under load, from top to bottom, the GPUs reach 85F, 84F, and 80F (the hottest one being on top, obviously). In the future, I may go for water cooling, but they're rated for significantly higher temps than they reach now, so I'm holding off for now. But they'll play Crysis 3 at max settings across 3 screens without any visual loss in framerate. BitCoin mining, if anyone is interested, can reach about 1700MH/s.
The processor is incredible. Any rendering, compressing, encoding, or any other CPU-intensive work is just blazing fast, and that helps a lot with any graphical work I do. As far as gaming goes, it still fails to disappoint, although a 4770k Haswell would perform better in lightly threaded applications like games since the Haswell architecture has a higher single-core performance. But since gaming isn't my top priority, no harm done.
I really haven't noticed any problems with it other than a little heat, but even that hasn't caused me problems. Over all, I'm extremely happy with the build
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition 3.6GHz 6-Core||$999.99||Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$104.99||Newegg|
|Motherboard||Asus X79 Deluxe ATX LGA2011||$324.99||SuperBiiz|
|Memory||Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2133||$889.99||Amazon|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD||$78.99||Newegg|
|Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD||$78.99||Newegg|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM||$29.95||Amazon|
|Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$88.97||OutletPC|
|Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$104.98||Amazon|
|Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$82.99||NCIX US|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB|
|EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB|
|EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB|
|Case||NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower||$219.99||Best Buy|
|Power Supply||Rosewill 1300W ATX12V / EPS12V||$239.99||Amazon|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$187.97||OutletPC|
|Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.0GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||39.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||50.0° C|