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NZXT H630 Build / i7-3960X / 3-way GTX Titan

by philip

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115 Comments

Details

CPU Clock Rate

3.3GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

836MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

Description

For our latest build video, we wanted to go a tad higher end.

Yes, I realize it is impractical. I realize an i7 is more than necessary for gaming. Or 32GB of RAM for that matter. Running at 2133...

Practicality was thrown out the window. Budget too.

An Intel Core i7-3960X paired with 3-way SLI GTX Titans provide an absurd amount of power for gaming and other tasks. For the case, NZXT kindly provided the new H630, which I can honestly say was a joy to work with.

Check out the build video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5b2XSxJJ1c

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Enlyten 1 Build 134 points 21 months ago

Oh yeah? Well I'll have you know that I am the proud owner of TWO turtles.

ZacktheTurtle 33 points 20 months ago

I like turtles!

keevisgoat 3 points 14 months ago

who dosent?

RRRilind 1 point 5 months ago

LOL I never knew that... xD

CtrlAltDarkness 1 point 16 days ago

Whoa! Bro, 2 rich 4 me!

BLC 105 points 21 months ago

Oh, how nice....

._.

Such builds always make the demon inside go : "Rob a bank, its pretty easy"

dschutt84 3 Builds 49 points 21 months ago

I'll trade you my boat for this?

Silvake 20 points 15 months ago

I'll trade you my soul for this?

ReadySetFace 20 points 21 months ago

Sploosh...

a_slow_descent 16 points 21 months ago

does running this site really give you that much money to throw away on a super computer like this? I mean, it is absolutely incredible but why?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 21 points 21 months ago

We don't actually intend to keep it put together, or use it as a daily driver. We're ramping up benchmarking again and hope to add in some new content related to performance analysis. Hopefully as we start rolling that out, it'll begin to make sense.

SparkyOnPC 4 points 17 months ago

Hey Phillip, I have a question about the website.. for the mother board logo at the top what motherboard is that?

Enlyten 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Looks to be either the Gigabyte Z87-OC or Gigabyte Z87-OC Force

SparkyOnPC 2 points 17 months ago

it looks like it has armor on it. lol

Xilent_killerz3 -2 points 15 months ago

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011

SparkyOnPC 2 points 15 months ago

thats the one he is using in the build.. >.>

Maroon 2 points 15 months ago

Nope, the motherboard icon is actually an Asus Maximus VI Formula. You can identify it by its armor, and the "Crosschill" near the CPU socket

TheRealCheekyGit 9 points 21 months ago

It would be epic to see this build totally water-cooled. (:-D)

But it does pretty sweet already. That CM is TIGHT!!!

Awesome!! +1

SrgtMacfly 1 Build 6 points 21 months ago

O_O I guess I will keep dreaming lol

Sabotage 6 points 21 months ago

I want to see those monitors!

mattataki 1 Build 3 points 20 months ago

I saw a video of PCPP building it! The monitors were installed already though they were far apart.

LeetLawrence 5 points 21 months ago

Hey Philip do you guys get sponsored by any companies? Or is this PC all from your wallet? I'd really like to know :)

sethi 5 points 18 months ago

can it play 8 bit mario?

on_droid 1 Build 3 points 21 months ago

Why no custom loop?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 6 points 21 months ago

We swap hardware quite a bit - for builds, benchmarking, etc. Because of that, a custom loop would have been highly impractical.

on_droid 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Makes sense. Did you give any thought to a test bench?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 3 points 21 months ago

We do have a test bench setup with a few open-frame cases. Those aren't nearly as exciting for build videos though. :)

xbeastguyx 2 points 21 months ago

You should've used the Swiftech h220, other than that, this is a beast! I wish I could afford that!

gioforever 1 point 16 months ago

Sorry if i am bothering you with this question, but why did you choose this
Motherboard? I am deeply interested. thanks in advance.

mattataki 1 Build 3 points 20 months ago

I just wanted to know if builds like this were made. I guess it's easier to find when you look out for pc companies. I like to see people just saying BYE BYE BUDGET! And just Do as they wish, building a pc without doing any sacrifices or compromises. I know you are modifying that pc, doing benchmarks and all but do you even play around with it? Do some crazy game loads with it having fun, not benchmarking or this is just a boring overkill computer? And I would also like to know do you write down the benchmarks? I am very curious on how performant that rig is. I am also disappointed to see you haven't entered any temps yet. Will you OverClock? If so, post some benchmarks of that and temps readings, I am really curious about that. Final word, I am no jealous of that build, I am jealous of your job, I wish I could do such thing. Ok for real, this is my final words: Site=Awesome, MCPP=awesome, MCPP community=awesome. I really got addicted to this kind of stuff.

Chazzy 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

its not hard to that job...

mattataki 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Probably, but getting started and succeeding is probably the biggest part of the challenge.

jru732 2 points 21 months ago

Did you and Ryan get that 8pin extension for that 8350 build, Philip?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 5 points 21 months ago

We did!

manirelli staff 3 Builds 4 points 21 months ago

Yep! Check the blog post about the R4. We added the images in there and the completed cable management.

onyxv 2 points 21 months ago

What type of cable is used in this build? I'm definitely considering getting something like it.

manirelli staff 3 Builds 4 points 21 months ago

Custom cables from reddit user Jappetto

ScottMalkomson 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Hey, did you sleeve those cables yourself?

jakehkills 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Who made your cables and do they ship to the uk

kenh536 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I see you used the Sentry Mix 2 fan controller. Would you recommend it? I have heard bad things about them but I love the looks of it vs other controllers. Oh also, EPIC BUILD AND EPIC SITE! =)

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 3 points 21 months ago

Glad you like the site! So far I haven't had any issues with the Sentry Mix 2. It seems to be working great, but to be honest I haven't used it extensively yet.

ESPM400 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Wow... This is just insane. Will be interested in seeing the benchmarks when they come out.

ardechey 1 point 21 months ago

Those sticks of ram look amazing

MichaeL925280 1 point 21 months ago

one way to describe that cable management is ultimate!!! The build is at atomic level if everything was water cooled CPU, GPU's & RAM that would be nuclear.

iAmNicklezz 1 point 21 months ago

The beauty...

vlad007 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Epic, epic build here!

BoltActionWaffle 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I wonder how much cheaper this will be a year later. :/

slykrysis 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Probably $1-2k cheaper, the RAM, GFX, and CPU will be the first to depreciate.

asnail 1 point 21 months ago

incredible spec... o_O

slykrysis 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I couldn't care less about the hardware, but I REALLY want to upgrade my system to sleeved cables. =D

AH__Banana 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I love halloween....

xolot1 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

GA-GA-GAWD-LIKE!!

noob_for_life 1 point 21 months ago

i wanna see the full set up with those monitors!

ReDnAx1991 7 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

So sexy ! Amazing build, I envy you!

xSWATxBadkid 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Beautiful... that's the only word that can describe it.

JPCRacing24 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I will be building a computer soon and would love to know how to get color matching cables for it. Does anyone know how to go about getting that?

butch10x 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

sexy!

elricky 1 point 21 months ago

620 dollar on ram :x

PacificNic 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

It looks great! What kind of temps are you getting with the Kraken? I am assuming that you've overclocked

Hobbes1995 1 point 21 months ago

Well ****.

tanvu1993 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

9 grands :o

Mattkx4 1 point 20 months ago

I personally would have made the Color Scheme Black and Green. The Titans really throw off the color scheme

shoaibx3 1 point 20 months ago

dammnnnn $9,000!!!!

7ongue7wisted 1 point 19 months ago

If only I had nine and a half thousand dollars...

triniamit 1 point 19 months ago

:')

Sn0w-Q 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

i would buy a new car :D but i like this

ibivins9 1 point 19 months ago

Why use 5400 RPM Drives?? With such a small overall SSD RAID size, it only makes sense for you to use AT LEAST 7200 RPM drives, particularly when your dealing with a RAID size of 6 TB. Considering everything else in this build meets/exceeds my personal benchmark, I am quite confused as to the use of 5400 RPM drives. If you are going to spend so much cash on a PC, why NOT at least include faster HDDs so as to make everything balanced?

daes79 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

What are the temps?

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KingOfKhazmidan 1 point 18 months ago

Dat cable management.

Starlana 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Uh, you don't play fair, do you? teehee

ArrKayCee 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I love this build but I can hear those Titans gasping for air.

ablo5230 1 point 18 months ago

Is that the System Build Icon

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

It is. :)

frankank 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

It most be very noisy! ;) Such the most beautiful build I've seen!!

BWO_Kilroy 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

That is an OBSCENE amount of money, but mother of gaming that is a beautiful looking build. Absolutely gorgeous. I would give my left kidney for a build that good.

Camboy05 1 point 17 months ago

Can you come do my wires?

ilikepie51015 1 point 17 months ago

It may be easier to install windows with an optical drive... (Don't think i'm saying its a bad PC, Its insanely powerful)

thefishkid1 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Only three Titan's? No custom loop? Peasants...

groww4441 1 point 16 months ago

Explain to me how well it runs Mine-craft. I only get about 10 FPS.

joejccva71 1 point 16 months ago

Sorry, I'd rather put a down payment on a new CAR than to pay $10,000 for a rig. I also notice how you didn't post your temps which is rather interesting.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Check the front page of the site - we just ran a benchmark on the build with full temp info and even a thermal camera recording it.

PCGamerGuy86 1 point 15 months ago

Would anyone or the OP builder tell me the fan intake and outtake setup please?

I am doing a new custom build with more and proper fan use/placement, so I am very interested.

Many Thanks :)

bladimirgratini 1 point 15 months ago

Do you have any advice on getting the cougar fans in that case because it is telling me that the fans are not compatible with the case

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

It shouldn't say they're not compatible, but rather we haven't implemented case fan compatibility yet (so it can't be verified).

bladimirgratini 1 point 15 months ago

Ok thank you so much.You guys haven't done any htpc built I am a big fan of them would love to see one in the near future. I love this website.You guys are doing a great thing here.I have recommended it to a big group of my friends that I grew up with we are a circle of nerds and this website has just been a big part of our life.

CinoSRelliK 1 point 15 months ago

No wonder it's ten thousand dollars... You have almost 5k in monitors!

Wish I had money >:(

IloveSprite123 1 point 15 months ago

Yo, That cable management tho! +1

Gooberdad 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Makes me a little sad to think that this pc wont be used as it is built, but it is a very nice build. This one has convinced me that to sli you really should water cool the graphics cards as well. There just isn't enough space between the cards for airflow, and good cooling.

thomasf94 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

0_0 Sexy.

jakehkills 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Great build im thinking of an orange theme two

xNightCaster 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Unique color scheme, amazing cable management,I'd give you +2 if I could...

Moon_Rock 1 point 12 months ago

you spent to much money, the 6gb 780 is the same as the titan gpu and all

Kannoss 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

But the real question...Can it run minesweeper?

navyseal470@gmail.com 1 point 11 months ago

heaka nice build, good job, were did you get the black and orange cords?

D33structo 1 point 9 months ago

Do you get bottlenecks w the 6 core w 3 TITANS?

Cardinal7477 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

This is a really (ridiculous) beautiful build! Nice work. With the orange/black cables, did you sleeve them yourself? Or were they purchased as is??

And with the Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller, do all of your fans plug into that? Do you not plug any into the MOBO? On my build, I only have the Kraken plugged into the MOBO CPU_FAN connector. All others are powered on a fan board by the PSU directly. Flat chat 24/7!

Sniperico 1 point 9 months ago

This is the best budget build out there thumbs up!

The_MuffinMan 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Its a bit late but does any one know if this motherboard need a bios update for a 4930k?

NovicePCBuild 1 point 8 months ago

Wow 3 titans in the same system

FourT2 1 point 4 months ago

I love this build, looks amazing!

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FlyinAnthony 1 point 3 months ago

Is there anywhere where I can buy cables like that but in black/red? The build looks pretty sweet with the orange/grey/black color scheme!

Simon_L 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

3 GTX Titan s .......

Luster 1 point 2 months ago

Guys would you help me out by checkin if this build is good for a 1k budget? thx and its in CAD so yeah :p http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Luster/saved/8ky9TW

nice build btw!

RIsaac 1 point 10 days ago

face in pillow, due to frustration

muffed ...i want it...

construction 3 Builds 0 points 21 months ago

mines better ;)

Stratography -6 points 21 months ago

Will you be giving this away? ;)

manirelli staff 3 Builds 10 points 21 months ago

We will be doing some benchmarks with it and some other cool content you all will enjoy.

Stratography 2 points 21 months ago

Thanks for the info. :)

Norm101 3 Builds -6 points 21 months ago

Is that the best you can do? I'm disappointed. ;)