I use this build for rendering/GFX editing, Gaming, slight web hosting and house-wide file storage/backup.
J.J. Abrams would be jealous of all that lens flare.
Best comment I've ever read on PCPartpicker.
It's like Star Trek all up in that chassis!
I'm curious, why only a dual memory module on a LGA 2011 motherboard?
OP probably favored not limiting their max RAM capacity over having quad-channel configuration.
If OP wanted to save money and see if he needed more than 16GB without limiting his theoretical capacity, 2x8GB isn't a bad option. Dual/quad channel memory performance is widely overstated.
That being said, I would have gotten 32GB in 4x8GB sticks.
Yes, but I didn't have that kind of cash.
I see. So when or where does the significance of a quad-channel come into play? The best answered I ever got from a local vendor was, "It's better. Quad better than dual" (in a very crude chinese accent).
Thought this was "Pig Destroyer"!!!!!
should have got a 770 with that build :) but I love it no matter what!
I built this before the line was out.
If you dont have a window, i will personaly find you and injure you :D
Where did you get those LEDs?
woah that's exactly what im planning to do, cross fire those graphics cards, is it good? I actually don't have the budget so im planning to get one of the graphics card and, soon when ever I have the money I will one more of graphics card wich is the same as the first one :) it will gonna be my first build.
It's not bad, especially if you want more than 2 monitors, but if you're going to spend around $250-$300, it's better to get a single card that's more powerful; especially because the 7770s were/are older cards and have more issues with newer cards. However, if you're going to do it, the cards do run most games most well on GMod, Battlefield, etc. They're a little buggy at times, though.
7770 in a $3000 build? Your GPU choice is a little odd, but everything else looks solid.
why crossfire instead of 1 superior card?
Because of all my other builds, I wanted to try xFire, for fun. They are simply place holder cards, as I'm going to get a 7970 soon to replace them.
Was just going to ask about this. And +1 on waiting for the 9000 series release, although I believe retail release is scheduled for mid-October.
If so, I would wait for the Radeon HD 9xxx series which is planned for early 2014.
That effect on the first picture looks really nice.
Good build, enjoy the PC! +1
Ever since the 13.8 beta drivers CrossfireX has been a pretty damn good experience for me (CF 7850 getting min 70 max 120 FPS for Battlefield 3)
Very nice build! Finally someone using X79. I've ordered parts for a build a little bit like this. If it comes out in the next couple weeks I'll get the 4930K.
Very, very sexy pictures by the way.
wow, very nice
you went a little 'underkill' on your gpu's. but it still looks amazing! +1
That's actually a mousepad from Minecon. (:
Houston we have a problem.
What is it?
This dude is a razer fanboy.
Anyway, why 2x 7770? My single 7970 is more powerful than those things LOL.
Mmmm. Not what I would do,but whatever haha.
You have a 7970 but he says he intends to get a 7970 and that's not what you would do?
Yeah but I would certainly not do crossfire with low end cards as a "place holder" If I HAD to have a dGPU I would buy a like $5 card, but what I would really do if this rig was for me is get a 4770K/4670K run the iGPU, for a bit, and take the money saved from not buying a 3930K, take the money from not buying place holder cards, and buy 2 7970s LOL!
To be fair, second part is sound. I was victim to the same thing he is, crossfiring two 7850s thinking it was going to satisfy my desires, and had no onboard gfx to use while saving up for something better. Sold those, and the board/cpu and went 3770k (then of course haswell came out) and when cash pooled tossed on a 780.