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Great looking build, I really loved the pictures. I'm curious how come you didn't go with a fully modular PSU? Unless you were planning on 3-4 way Crossfire 850w would have given pleanty of headroom for 2 cards plus max stable overclocks on everything. Though I will say seeing 1k PSU is kinda nice. Though there could have been some savings on certain choices I think you did a great job with your build and again I really enjoyed browsing your photos. ~IamApropos
Thanks for your input! I had thought the PSU was fully modular, but it was only semi. However, all the non-modular cables are in use(MB/CPU/PCIEx2), so it's not bothersome. It's also 80+ Gold, instead of Silver as advertised.
Choosing the 1050 was a bit of a rushed choice, as there was an HX850 for about $20 less. It's definitely overkill for my current setup, but it'll give me enough headroom to play around with more GPUs and reliability to use it for future builds.
My mindset for this build was reliability over cost, which hopefully pays for itself.
It gives you enough headroom to do 3-4 way sli and add a full waterloop to all of them + your CPU as well as overclock them all but your motherboard can't handle that :P Thank you for sharing your insight, I do enjoy seeing logical and reasonable decisions in a build :D
Reading your comments on others' builds has helped a lot. :)
You may get a kick out of my website, facebook, youtube and live computer build videos ;) - I'm extremely happy that I've helped thank you for sharing that with me. IamApropos
Dude, your build is really sexy! I love the way you take your photos too! Your color scheme matches really nicely aswell!
awesome build, mind if i ask what camera you're using?
Thanks. It's a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150.
Looks like a great performing build! And it is absolutely beautiful! Wouldn't have done Windows 8 but that is all my preference. I have the 7950 version of that GPU and love it! BTW, what camera are you using for those pics?
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150. Thanks! Windows 8 isn't so bad once you kill the touchscreen apps.
Always wondered how that keyboard is like, do you like it?
It's my first mechanical, coming from a laptop user. The overall feel is good, and it's much less obnoxious than say a Cherry MX Blue keyboard. It seems like Logitech has fixed the backlighting problems with this model as well, as I have no issues with mine. Overall, a great keyboard for gaming and typing.
Really nice build, Also great pics.
Kinda an interesting choice on the heatsink, looks cool but how does it perform?
Very well so far! I still need to push the clocks up to more than 4.5GHz to really test it out.
Nice job on cable management and choices, especially for a first build!
Thanks! Cable management(for the front at least)is a breeze in the 600T. I just redid the back panel yesterday and added some zipties to make it easier to close up.
I also love the pictures :D
I'm going to be using two Radeon 7970s in my upcoming build. When you were building yours, did you put one GPU in, install all the drivers for it then put the other GPU in or did you just install both of them at once?
Also, that build is great and those photos are amazing!
I had only one GPU for the first month, so when I bought the second one, I just installed it, put on the bridge and activated it in Catalyst Control Center. No need for additional updates.
do you work as a photographer in the evening?
No, just casual point and shoot. The lighting is really bad in my apartment..
the last picture looks so cool
how good is that wireless adapter
How is the PH-TC14PE? do you like it? recommend it or maybe i can get the single fan version PH-TC12DX?
only thing i would have did is get an i5 and a asrock extreme 4 and put that $150 towards something else. other than that great build
I made a choice early on between X79 and Z77. Unfortunately there aren't any i5s on X79.
Good choices on parts TrentKama. The only time I'd ever recommend ASRock Extrem 3/4 boards is if there is budget requiring it otherwise the little extra it costs to get a full size ATX, non budget board is usually within $10. out of the last 30+ builds I've consulted the only 2 Asrock boards had massive issues, all the rest non what so ever.