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The Hornet 3D

by Bronchosaurus

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105 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

83.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

876MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.0GHz

Description

This is a major upgrade, not a new build, see my original build here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/EUu

I decided to get a 3D vision kit and swap out my GTX 770s for a couple of 780Tis. I was getting ****** performance with the 770s while 3D gaming at 5760x1080, we'll see how the 780Tis hold up ^;

For reference, the goal is to game in 3D at 5760x1080 with 60+ FPS and all settings maxed out.

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mcdonh 51 points 21 months ago

you sir, have way to much money

lt-smith 2 Builds 17 points 21 months ago

buying a $5000 computer is the same as buying a $50000+ car.

Starlana 2 Builds 21 points 21 months ago

My ex husband did that, but now I think he cries himself to sleep. lulz

Milky_Builds 1 point 4 months ago

im done, best comment ever !!! :D

purplepenguin 11 points 21 months ago

More like $200,000. God man, where do you get those paychecks?

ZacktheTurtle 8 points 21 months ago

Self employed contractor duh.

lt-smith 2 Builds -5 points 21 months ago

the average price of a gaming computer is around $600-1000; the average price of a car could be around $6000-10000

Gooberdad 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I guess that would be right if your talking about used 10 year old cars, maybe? Shoot the average price for new cars, in the USA anyway, is around $30000(http://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2012/05/10/average-price-of-a-new-car/) I know its older data, but lets use it. So lets multiply that by the low end of the example...buying a $5000 pc is like $150000, on the high end then its like a $250000 ride Hell yeah!!!! Either way That's a lot of car!

I_Luv_Cheetos 2 points 21 months ago

Average price of a car is not the same as price of an average car. Now I say the 6-10k is a little off but it would be better to say price of average car is roughly 25k. Being the stepson of a car accessory shop owner I would say my numbers are based on what we get in the shop

LaoJr@GG 15 points 21 months ago

4 words: You don't need this

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 34 points 21 months ago

You are quite correct.

LookTopHats 2 Builds 7 points 21 months ago

Hahaha ohhhhh, to have that much money :I

Gooberdad 3 Builds 0 points 21 months ago

Credit cards FTW!!! Wow that is pricey, but if you got the money, go for it. I wonder what the scores will be.

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 19 points 21 months ago

All debit, and no I don't have too much money, I just spend wisely when I'm not building computers.

Gooberdad 3 Builds 3 points 21 months ago

very nice.

LookTopHats 2 Builds 6 points 21 months ago

Im 14, i have nowhere near that much haha

Gooberdad 3 Builds 11 points 21 months ago

I'm surprised when any 14 yr old had a$1000 budget. This is obviously an adult who loves kick *** computers.

rpcollanton 1 Build 9 points 21 months ago

And nobody expects you to!

RyneSmith 7 Builds 9 points 21 months ago

Dayum. +1

hydroproxy 8 points 21 months ago

What in the serious ****?

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 12 points 21 months ago

:3

YourLocalPCNoob 1 Build 8 points 21 months ago

+1 for first build with 780ti on pcpp

Enlyten 1 Build 5 points 21 months ago

It's not overkill if you wanted it to be that good. +1. I'd like to see some benchmarks.

sketch24 7 Builds 5 points 21 months ago

This is one of the rare times that I would recommend a 2011 build over a 1150. You have 780tis in SLI and are triple monitor 3D gaming. Pushing that kind of GPU bandwidth will require a 2011 setup with quad channel memory and 40 PCIE lanes. Your GPUs are bottlenecked by the 1150 platform.

You already spent $5000 on the computer already. If you are spending that much and are triple monitor gaming, you need a 2011 setup.

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

I doubt the 4770k at 4.5GHz could bottleneck any existing GPU, but I'm not an expert either. Also this is an upgrade, my original setup was with 770s and I really don't think I would gain anything by switching out the board and processor.

sketch24 7 Builds 3 points 21 months ago

That's the problem with your setup. You have two 780tis that will saturate the 16 PCIE lanes that the 1150 platform offers. You also are gaming at very high resolution that an 1150 platform doesn't handle too well.

You would have gained a lot more by switching to a i7 4820K processor and a 2011 motherboard. The problem wasn't your 770s. It was your platform. You're vastly overestimating what an i7 on a 1150 platform can do with two monster GPUs. This is a review comparing FPS for 1080p. Those differences only get larger the higher the resolution because of the limited PCIE bandwidth of 1150. The review also uses two less powerful gtx 780s instead of your 780tis. This all adds up to much bigger differences between the two platforms in your case because of the limitations of 1150 will be even more exaggerated by your more powerful GPUs and high resolution gaming.

You already spent $5000. You're setup doesn't make much sense because you have two cards that are more than saturating the PCIE 3.0 x8 slot it is on. You've stated multiple times that you are spending so much because you want the best possible FPS. The only way you can get that is to upgrade to a 2011 platform. The difference will be noticeable.

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 3 points 21 months ago

You have an interesting point, I might consider switching to 2011 if I decide to add a 3rd Ti in the far far future.

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 4 points 21 months ago

your 4.5 ghz load temp @ 51c is BULL!

Gooberdad 3 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Can't be a prime 95 test temp

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Yup i was using some ****** browser test, I get an average of 76-83C across all cores (83C max) when running prime 95.

Gooberdad 3 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Man. it freaked me out on my daughter's when hers hit 81, during a prime 95 run. Kudos on keeping your system at 4.5. I caved and Reid my thermal paste, turned my pump up and lowered her over clock to 4.3. Nice nice stuff, man. so I gotta know., and in your opinion, does the 780ti perform like the titan?

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 4 points 21 months ago

Look at benchmarks, it is the fastest single gpu ever. No opinions needed.

Gooberdad 3 Builds 3 points 21 months ago

That's one badass card....x2

Daisyahoy 1 Build 4 points 21 months ago

I googled the word "Epic" and it brought me here

Omegaplex 1 Build 3 points 21 months ago

nice setup +1

xBlood_Monkey 10 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

So what is this used for?

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 19 points 21 months ago

Mostly minesweeper.

miltonmjb 1 Build 9 points 21 months ago

you sir, win the internet.

xBlood_Monkey 10 Builds 3 points 21 months ago

I was being serious, but whatever.

ESPM400 1 Build 10 points 21 months ago

Epic 576x108 grid. 12,000 mines to clear. One way to kill a weekend...

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saw1833 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

I scrolled through pics before looking at anything else. When I saw 2 780 TIs I just said "Oh no... this thing is going to be a monster." Good luck with that beast!

dschutt84 3 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

The engagement right I bought for my fiancé was just a little more then this haha. God Damn it I rather have this then the stupid ring!!!!!!!

Starlana 2 Builds 11 points 21 months ago

Well that won't have sex with you so...

Frankie50 4 points 20 months ago

Well, you can't play all games at the maximum possible settings on 4k with your fiancé, so...

Starlana 2 Builds 3 points 20 months ago

Touche

fnapoli 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

what's that extra power cable going into the motherboard that you usually dont find? is that for better overclocking? (the sleeved cable going into the mobo near the top pci slot)

XIHackInABoxIX 8 Builds 3 points 21 months ago

That is for extra juice to the PCI lanes. It is supposed to add more voltage headroom for overclocking stability.

fnapoli 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

oh wow. sweet!

Wedgie101 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

I bet he's going to get 3 G-sync monitors the day they come out

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Haha how did you know?

superninjaleprechaun 2 points 20 months ago

OMG. Someone who actually has good quality speakers, thank you

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Haha thanks :D

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iTzSnypah 1 point 21 months ago

Please please fix your monitor spacing. In the Fable picture I was like that house looks weird then I noticed the monitors aren't spaced evenly...I couldn't game like that as you currently have set up.

Next upgrade: PLX motherboard, 1500w PSU, 2 more 780 Ti's and watercooling.

Seriously though fix your monitors, it's bugging the crap out of me.

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

It's actually Witcher 2 and yup I had to redo my bezel correction after installing the new cards (in the pic I hadn't yet). I'll leave the pic as is for OCD therapy though :P. No plans to upgrade this any time soon, although a 4-way SLI 780 Ti setup sounds delicious...

MrMohaker 1 point 21 months ago

Why would you get the LOL Hex? Wouldn't it be better to get the normal naga? Or even the cheaper original naga hex?

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I also play a lot of LoL and I don't like the glossy feel of the naga hex. The matte texture on the LoL hex is sexy.

MrMohaker 1 point 21 months ago

Ahh, I too dislike the glossy feeling of most gaming mice...

Zeus 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

The 780tis should serve you well. +1 for an epic build

ImKhaos 1 point 21 months ago

How are the monitors? And +1 for that epic and overkill build :)

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

780 ti's ho!

Firecrackers 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I'm trying to make an mspaint build like this. Can it run mspaint? I went with 64GB RAM instead, but if yours can run mspaint, then I'm sure mine could.

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Those 780 Ti's look like heaven...

rishi23 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

how is the astro a50?

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I like it (great sound) but after a few hours it irritates my head (too warm and heavy). Also I can't use it with the 3D glasses so I had to get speakers...

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nhall.bob 1 point 21 months ago

i want it soooooooooooooooo bad wahhhhhhh i hate my current desktop i hate you dell ahhhh it sucks

gregkolodny 1 point 15 months ago

That cooler has no reliability. Just look at Newegg and other reviews of it.

thomaskwt 1 point 13 months ago

If you look at benchmarks it out performs everything. It's not a closed loop cooler, if you cant perform simple maintenance on it your going to have problems. On the other hand the customization is great, you could add another block and cool your gpu as well as your cpu.

Beefy8969 1 point 21 months ago

Beautiful

ck3 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

your three monitors cost more than my usual build for a friend. cool.

jeslinker 1 point 21 months ago

yo! fantastic build! but one noobish question... are all case fans available to angled or adjusted to blow directly at the gpu, or other components?

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Thanks! The only fans that are (slightly) adjustable in this case are the two on the hard drive cage that I angled towards the GPU.

jeslinker 1 point 21 months ago

um so your case has two mounting spots in the front for fans, are those what your talking about? like the hardware you are using to tilt them, do they come with the fans, or with your case?

KeeblerXII 2 points 21 months ago

Those tilting fan mounts come with the case

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Bag681 1 point 21 months ago

man i love the tilted fans! but how quiet are they?

BASSIC_RZ 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

nice build bro

houseoftyrone 1 point 20 months ago

DAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYMMMMMMMMMMMM

brelovix 1 point 20 months ago

I agree with your statement "buying a $5000 computer is the same as buying $50000+ car". It is not the norm for the general public of people to accept such prices on a PC to game with etc.

Personally I wouldn't have bought an Astro headset but gotten a better for the money audiophile pair of headphones to be honest.

Intense build though.

TheBlueGammer24 1 point 19 months ago

You Sir Are Classy :) i felt good when i built my first computer at 1000 dollars (im a pre-teen who get all his money for birthdays)i wish a could build a build like that

Zylos 1 point 19 months ago

My god! So much money, and that CPU clock rate is really high.

jacked87 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Do those monitors feature the integrated crosshair capability same as the VG248QE 24" model?

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Nope they don't.

Flobengogen 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

R u using a triple monitor mount?

wubley 1 point 18 months ago

Hey man, I really enjoyed your build. Like alot. I +1, but I still have a questioned. Would you mind if I sorta-kinda copied your build? This is basically the build I ant to make, but I just don't want you getting mad if you see it on pcpp and no credit was given.

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

No man go for it :)

Dragonspite 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Nice set up. I too am using an SLI 780 Ti configuration; however, I am only using one Asus VG278HE and my Ti's are Asus DirectCU II OC models. I'm looking at your Total cost, and all I can say is wow! I just spent a little over $4000 on mine, and I don't regret a thing. Anyway, have fun with your new toy. If I ever get caught back up with all my college coursework, I will be certainly doing the same with mine. XD

Daniel_Miracle_ 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

How did you get your fans to stay at an angle like that?

Omnislash89 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I wouldn't have spent money on so much RAM... I made that mistake, could have bought a second graphics card...

Johnston12 1 point 13 months ago

That sleeving looks really good. Did you do it yourself are did you buy them. If so, where?

TrevorHansen7 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The parts are really awesome, i just frustrates me that you spent $5,744 and the colors are over the place, maybe it's just my OCD but that makes me mad. Still +1 for the super overkill build.

jose001 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Heey just one question. I heard that you need to buy another thing to make the astro a50s work on the pc ?

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richardbw777 0 points 21 months ago

Wow this is interesting. I have close to identical set-up with two 770s. Am seriously looking at upgrading to 780ti SLI. How do you find the performance upgrade???

zemco999 0 points 21 months ago

God... This is SO beautiful. I hope that those 780ti's perform the way you expect them to! Does Gigabyte have some sort of step up program like EVGA, or did you have to cut your loss keep the 770's until you sell them?

Bronchosaurus submitter 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Not that I know of. I sold the 770s on Amazon (for a bit of a loss because of Nvidia's price cuts). I haven't actually had time to play on this thing and run some benchmarks but I expect to gain a decent amount of FPS from the upgrade.

Starlana 2 Builds 0 points 21 months ago

Well okay. Am I the only one who feels fatter, uglier, and more broke after seeing that rig?

(+1 of course)

BLC 0 points 21 months ago

Do you sh*t money at night ?

No offense, but I cant find a proper comment other than this, since all you can say about how good this build is DAMN !!!

canders 7 Builds -1 points 21 months ago

Wow! 2 780ti's. Might be be overkill but it's still pretty cool. :)

JoseyMG 1 Build -2 points 21 months ago

bah gawd