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Red, White, and Black Beast
by Berzerker
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Description

Used primarily for gaming, coding, personal use, everyday stuff, etc.

Extensions from the reddit user Jappetto. Red, white and black to match the case! I think it looks pretty sick. :)

LEDs are BitFenix white LED strips (2x 600mm, 1x 300mm) from FrozenCPU

Feel free to comment and ask any questions.

Update 8/22/14: Replaced ODAC with an Valhalla 2/Bifrost from Schiit. Worlds better!

Part List
Details
Date PublishedMarch 23, 2014
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle28.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load73.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.14Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.5GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle35.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load73.0° C
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Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 12 points 17 months ago

Great build!

+1

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 17 months ago

Thanks!

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elricky 8 points 15 months ago

Looks great. Needs more pics ;)

 
 
iAmNicklezz 4 points 17 months ago

This build is so pretty. omggg :D

+1

 
 
ExcaliburVII 4 points 17 months ago

Oh wow, that looks absolutely amazing. Good job!

 
 
superninjaleprechaun 3 points 9 months ago

yay for good headphones

 
 
ABJ117 3 points 8 months ago

That's a really tiny keyboard. :3

 
 
thesupergeek [3 Builds] 2 points 17 months ago

Is that the power for the pump for the water cooler? looks like! anyways, well balanced, nicely wired build!

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 17 months ago

It's 3 cables, one for the pump power, one for the USB link cable, and 1 for the SATA/fan connections to power the fans.

 
 
thesupergeek [3 Builds] 2 points 17 months ago

yay! I was (kinda) right! I have the same liquid cooler an I love it.

 
 
Miles.Main [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

First off, beautiful build, with some really exquisite cable work. Next, Iv'e got a legit question. I'm getting the new Corsair 450D next month and I'm also getting a new CPU cooler. I had intended on getting either the H100i or the H105, but a youtube reviewer who I sorta swear by (LinusTechTips) mentioned that the H105 wouldn't fit in the top of this case. However, you seem to have done it quite nicely here. Did you have any issues with that at all? A tip would be super helpful as this will shape my decision of which cooler to actually buy. Again, great build, luv them cables. Thanks!

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

The H105 is going to be a tight fit on most motherboards, and some may not even fit, but with the UD4H, you can clearly see in the picture that it does indeed fit.

 
 
Miles.Main [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Ok,cool. Ive got a UDH3, which i believe is actually smaller, so do you think that'll work? thanks btw :)

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Don't think the UD3H is any smaller, but it's definitely not any bigger. Should be fine.

 
 
cordisium 2 points 3 months ago

WHAT VESA MOUNT IS THAT??!?!?!?!

 
 
Radicult [2 Builds] 1 point 17 months ago

I think i see the black connection, top right corner? I'd assume its connected to the front panel.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 17 months ago

It's there, but that's not what it's connected to! Try again. :)

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 3 points 17 months ago

Unsleeved fan cable?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 17 months ago

Oh, interesting. It's sleeved but black, forgot about it. Not what I was looking for, but I'll give you a cookie anyway. :P Original cookie is still up for grabs :)

 
 
PacificNic [2 Builds] 2 points 17 months ago

Fan controller?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

Nope. :) Fan controller (Kraken) is behind the motherboard tray, not seen.

 
 
Radicult [2 Builds] 2 points 17 months ago

Oh darn :P

 
 
Radicult [2 Builds] 4 points 17 months ago

I can't tell what it's connected to :P, but I still saw it, so that means cookie, right???

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 17 months ago

You get half a cookie. :P

 
 
Radicult [2 Builds] 0 points 17 months ago

YAY!!!! NOMS!

 
 
hunter32tz [1 Build] 2 points 17 months ago

Sata cable? Wait nope it's not forgot about what you said in the description.

 
 
thesupergeek [3 Builds] 1 point 17 months ago

damn, your cable management is awesome. Im going to have to ship you out to Colorado to do mine lol :P

 
 
voodoomike69 [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

How's the case? Looks good, any more pics?

 
 
Sabotage 1 point 17 months ago

So nice!

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 17 months ago

This is what a proper build looks like. Just, just gorgeous.

 
 
Austn [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

Where'd you get the RAM and motherboard for that low?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

http://i.imgur.com/aOWWyy5.jpg

Here's a higher resolution picture, switched the NZXT LED to red, makes it looks slightly better. :)

 
 
appleonama [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

what cables are those?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Which, the PSU cables? Custom sleeved from /u/Jappetto

 
 
InitialP [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

Powerful, clean, efficient! A 3-pointer! Also, is this thing loud? I see you bought 9 fans. Could this cause a tornado?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

I made sure to buy super quiet fans. They don't push a huge amount of air, but since I have so many of them, it still makes for good airflow. The whole this is virtually whisper quiet.

 
 
InitialP [1 Build] 5 points 17 months ago

thats good to 'hear'... lol.

 
 
xx116xx [3 Builds] 1 point 17 months ago

Pretty...

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

How do those apache fans do? It seems pretty hard to find a good radiator fan that has halfway decent performance, static pressure, and isn't insanely loud.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

They're great fans. Some of the best for rads. Either those or Gentle Typhoons would be my pick for radiator fans.

 
 
gambitd [2 Builds] 1 point 17 months ago

Awesome build, one of my favorite on this site. I cannot find the black cable btw, you're toooooo good mister haha. Amazing build. I have a build just like this but it's in an phantom 820 case and will also be red and black. I'm just wonder how did you get the backplate for that card??? and how do you like those speakers?

 
 
cloud9 1 point 17 months ago

My question is do you have enough Fans? btw great build,but i would of used windows 7 not 8

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 17 months ago

Windows 8 is a much faster operating system, and with Start8 or Start Is Back, you don't even have to interface with Metro at all.

 
 
nRRe [3 Builds] 1 point 17 months ago

If this is the Berzerker I know..you need more ASUS in your build.

 
 
DementedCattle 1 point 17 months ago

How is the kraken working for you?

 
 
Arrowdodger 1 point 17 months ago

How does the motherboard work for you? anything special you needed to add or extra parts you needed to order for it? How is Windows 8 Professional working for you? having any problems like windows 7 did when it first came to par? Good build but you shouldve went for the 32GB

 
 
haid123 1 point 16 months ago

great build but just a question where did you get the backplate for you msi card i just ordered one and i need a backplate :P

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

It's an XSPC Backplate compatible with the Titan, 780 and 770. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/19433/ex-blc-1432/XSPC_Razor_GTX_Titan_780_770_Backplate_Full_Coverage_VGA_Backplate.html

However, the screws didn't fit, so I had to go get some custom screws to make it fit with the threads in the cooler. I ended up having issues with shorting and contact, so I just put an EVGA 780 backplate on it, it's not consistent, but it works.

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IBIubbleTea 1 point 15 months ago

Wrong case. Dont you think?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Yes, I've since updated the build, I guess I should post some new pictures...

Edit: updated. :)

 
 
IBIubbleTea 1 point 15 months ago

Where did you put the other hd?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

5.25 to 3.5 adapter in the ODD bay in the back.

 
 
PortalFPS 1 point 14 months ago

how did you afford this monstrosity !?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Working? lol

 
 
Simmons572 [4 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

Just wondering, did you use a 120mm fan for the exhauset? And if so, why did you pot for a 120mm and not a 140mm?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Wanted the eLoop for the matching set, they only come in 120mm. They push as much air as most 140s though.

 
 
Simmons572 [4 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

Cool, thanks for the info. I'm looking at getting the same fans as well,so yeh.

 
 
utkugul 1 point 14 months ago

+1 for mega SSD!

 
 
12allanon1 1 point 13 months ago

gonna be awesome for Star Citizen ;)

+1

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

You know it!

 
 
Gooberdad [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Wow. I wish you had more pics of the machine. The two I've seen are beautiful. +1

Now I'm looking for a 5.1 set of speakers for my son for Christmas. How are the Logitech Z506? Didn't see a rating from you on those.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

They're awesome, great little set of speakers. Perfect for a simple 5.1 analog setup.

Also, uploaded some more pics. :)

 
 
claimore22 1 point 13 months ago

must be nice to have soo mutch money to spend on a pc . Awesome build :). Im jelly.

 
 
ROODAY [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

1 TERABYTE SSD?! DAYUM SON!

+1!

 
 
topxkiller 1 point 12 months ago

Hot damn!

 
 
IMANice16 1 point 11 months ago

That sleeving is... ... ... Entire build looks wonderful wish I could put that much into a computer

 
 
madpossum [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Very Nice build! I'm building my first build in the Air 540 as well, I love this case. How do you like the Logitech Z506 speakers? I was looking at picking those up as well.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Great little set of 5.1s for <$100. Would definitely recommend them.

 
 
dan1229 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Hey so I was gonna build in the 540 in the future adn I wanted to ask if the lack of dust filters is an issue, I saw some dust filter kit specificaly for it but it was $80.00, do you think I would be good with just one for the PSU? Also in regards to your ram, are the dominators worth the extra price? And do you like the NAOS mouse? Thank you so much in advance it's my first build so I'm trying to get it right

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

The only intakes I have on the 540 are in the front. Back and top are exhaust. So the only dust filter you really need is for the front, which it has a full-size filter. And, it's magnetic to boot.

I mainly got the doms because they overclock nicely, and look awesome with the rest of the case with the lightbar addition.

As for the NAOS. It's a great mouse, I just ended up getting a Func MS-3 because it was on massdrop for $29.99. I like this mouse better, just haven't changed it in the build since I'm going to do another update in about a month or so with a new case.

 
 
Ope_Lee [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Hows the H105?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Great, but I wouldn't have bought it if I didn't get it for free. :P

 
 
thomasf94 [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

+1 that is awesome bro..

 
 
Rakirs [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

This is a really good looking build! +1 btw does that heatsink say NZXT?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

It does, but the pictures can't be changed until tomorrow since I can't show the case yet.

 
 
michlantecuh 1 point 9 months ago

Wrong cooler man!

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I know. But I can't post pictures of it until tomorrow, since that's when I can show the case. It'll be updated soon!

 
 
TheCotsman [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

hey man, awesome build! Im thinking of using the 450d with the ud3h and the h105. This build helps cause I'm not sure whether the h105 will fit but since you fit it in with a ud4h i know that it will.I was wondering could you have been able to fit the h105 in the other way around?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I probably could have, but the tubes would be blocking airflow for the rear exhaust. I thought this orientation was the best option.

 
 
BFBCIE2 1 point 8 months ago

Are you running the h105 as intake or exhaust? Beautiful build I must say. I'm wanting to do either h100i or 105 with a ud3h and it looks like both will fit. Did you have a minor or major problems with air flows or fans? The exhaust looks to be farther in the case which looks like it may cause some problems

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Running it as exhaust, as you should for top fans. Airflow isn't an issue, they perforated the hell out of the back, so air is naturally flowing up and out the back fine.

 
 
davidff1991 1 point 8 months ago

with the power supply in. can you install a 120mm fan at the bottom?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I would say that you probably could, although I think you might some cables in the way.

 
 
kevers 1 point 8 months ago

did you have any problems trying to get the H105 in there?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I did, until I realized I could move the grommets for the fan holes over a little to move it more towards the back of the case, then it fit better, but it's still pretty tight.

 
 
pegotico 1 point 8 months ago

+1 fantastic build!!

 
 
Voltage15 1 point 8 months ago

That headset price....

And holy crap that keyboard is tiny.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I actually got it off Massdrop for $350.

As for the keyboard, I love it.

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davidff1991 1 point 8 months ago

How do you have those light set up. Along the bottom and back? And how does it fit. I was going to get the same case with only 1 600mm strip of led is the other 300mm necessary?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I think it is. It'll look a little dim at the top, otherwise. I actually have 2 600mm and a 300mm. 3 strips total.

They go along the edge closest to the side panel, then up above the exhaust back fan, they connect to the adapter that goes out behind to a 4-pin molex.

 
 
Litesung [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

What is the name of that desk?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Linnmon from IKEA.

 
 
Ech0loation 1 point 8 months ago

Nice phones man! What kinda amp you got?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 8 months ago

O2+ODAC, replaced with a Mayflower one with rear power and 1/4" jack.

 
 
Groxxy 1 point 8 months ago

I reckon someone has been doing a little bit of refunding! Looks amazing

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

tax refunding? :P

 
 
Groxxy 1 point 8 months ago

Could be? Or shipping?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I...don't get it? lol

 
 
rap22496 1 point 7 months ago

Wow. Just...Wow. This beast looks incredible!

 
 
fargoalpha 1 point 7 months ago

You can tell there was a lot of work into this build great job!

 
 
AdjacentMist [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

scale of 1-10 whats your opinion on the 450d ?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

9/10. Only complaint is I wish there were more grommets next to the motherboard. Other than that, it's a great case.

 
 
AdjacentMist [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

thanks, i am actually getting this case and looking forward to it !

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_802TP_ 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build! One question, what are the stands you are using for the monitors and which monitor is which?

 
 
Apex1 [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Very nice build! I have the 450D also and am thinking of getting the Corsair H105. I wanted to know how you like the H105 and if you had any problems with it. Also, any issues with mounting it in a 450D?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

I had a little bit of an issue because of how thick it is, but you should be alright for most boards.

 
 
Apex1 [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks for the reply.

 
 
davidff1991 1 point 6 months ago

Any trouble fitting the thick h105? And if you were to put the hard drive cage in the top position, could a gpu still fit underneath?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

I had a little bit of difficulty, it's a very tight fit. YMMV as differet motherboards have different heatsinks.

And yes, a GPU would still fit.

 
 
Lord_Havershot 1 point 6 months ago

Why would you need 9TB of HDD space lol.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Just because you don't doesn't mean other people don't either. 3TB is a storage drive for anything, downloads, extra games, music, etc. 3TB is a drive just for movies/anime. The last 3TB is a backup drive for the other 2.

 
 
Frostdude2025 1 point 5 months ago

DEFINITION OF AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
Taconator3133 [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

How is the Wireless/Bluetooth adapter? I want to get one but the reviews on it are mixed about how it works in windows 8.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

I don't actually use it anymore since I was able to switch the router into my room, but when I was using it, it worked completely fine on 8.1.

 
 
RishiCHD 1 point 5 months ago

get some Corsair Red SP fans and use them , itll be perfect them

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

For what? SP120s are not good fans. The eLoops I have are much better quality and perform better.

 
 
beercules1028 1 point 4 months ago

What do you think of the Func MS-3?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Most comfortable mouse I've ever used. Highly recommended, especially that it's under $50.

 
 
jman5625 1 point 4 months ago

What are your monitors?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Well they're different in the pictures (I should upload new ones), but in them it's a QNIX QX2710, and an ASUS PA248Q. Now, I just have a single LG 34UM95.

 
 
xJuanchoVillax 1 point 4 months ago

First off, Holy Mother of God. Also where did you get that keyboard, I NEED IT!!!1!!

 
 
BFBCIE2 1 point 4 months ago

May I ask where you got your eloops and what model they are? Also, did you out the eloops in the front as well?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Fairly certain I got them on FrozenCPU, and they're B12-2s.

And, I don't understand what you mean by "out the eloops."

 
 
BFBCIE2 1 point 4 months ago

My apologies, I meant to type "put the eloops" in the front of the case. Thanks for the reply

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Oh, then, yes there's 5 eloops total in the system. 2 front, 2 top, 1 rear.

 
 
BFBCIE2 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you sir :)

 
 
Ninjadudewhat 1 point 4 months ago

Smexy, +1. What's with the 10tb?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

I've explained this in another comment I believe, but 1TB SSD is for most of my games. 1 3TB is for downloads, music, any other random stuff I have, 1 3TB is for anime, and the 3rd 3TB is a backup for the other 2 3TBs.

 
 
thomasmorgan 1 point 3 months ago

I have same case and I want the H105. Does it fit with push and pull fans or do you just have the push fans?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 3 months ago

It barely fits with just one set of fans. I actually wouldn't really recommend the H105 with this case, you'd have almost no room, and some motherboards wouldn't even let it fit.

 
 
thomasmorgan 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you. Looks like H100i for me.

 
 
700mAdOg700 1 point 3 months ago

MOOORRREEEE PPIICCKKKKKSSSS

 
 
JM_81 1 point 3 months ago

Hello! This is a beautiful build I must say. Never would have thought that one day I would love cables as much as I do now. +1

I do have one question though, I see you have the EVGA pro SLI bridge, but it looks like it is white. Did you paint it like that, or is it just a trick of the light reflecting off it making it look white?

If you did paint it, was it easy? I am planning to do a white and black only build, and if I could paint that it would be amazing.

Thanks!

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brelovix 1 point 2 months ago

Probably one of my favorite builds I've come across so far. I wish there were more pics.

Looks super clean... that desk <3

+1

 
 
ITneto 1 point 1 month ago

Why did you chose that keyboard? I see it is Electrostatic capacitive, can you tell the difference between other switches? Btw. Awesome job, the most professional setup I've seen by far

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JustAnotherGamer 1 point 25 days ago

+1 For Schiit and sexy HD 650s. Seriously though this is a damn good build.

 
 
ThomasAgre 1 point 19 days ago

Where did you find keycaps for the Leopold Fc660C? I wanted to get some for my keyboard.

 
 
BFBCIE2 1 point 2 days ago

what screws are holding in that back eloop? those included?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 day ago

Just the included sets.

 
 
BFBCIE2 1 point 1 day ago

No extra options on frozencpu?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 16 hours ago

I think I got sleeved cables, but nothing else.

 
 
ImElkay [1 Build] 0 points 12 months ago

Do you just plug your headphones straight into your motherboard or do you have some other audio solution?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I forgot to add it (did now though), but I use an Audioengine D1 DAC/Amp. It's a great DAC/Amp for the price, been using it for a few months and it's been great.

 
 
ImElkay [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I was actually looking at the same one. Can you recommend it?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Oh yes, for the price, it's very good quality and built extremely well.

 
 
dakrian00100 0 points 10 months ago

Build looks epic, I've been thinking about getting that case as it looks like it has awesome airflow with the HDD's and SSD's out of the way along with the opticals. I really want to have CM like that, too. The only thing that I don't really know about is the Mobo which has x16 x8 multipliers for 2-way SLI. I feel like half of one of your video cards is being wasted. I would have just upgraded the mobo to a sabertooth and gone with an LGA 2011 socket CPU such as a 3930k or 4930k to utilize both of those monsters. I noticed your comment stated you are upgrading to 2011 which IS a great choice but if you are going to go after the Haswell-E you better have a HUGE budget ($1000 for the cpu). I feel like you are only barely going to see a bump up in fps from going from a 4930k Ivy Bridge to a Haswell-E... Like 5 fps. Either way your build looks aesthetically perfect.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I'll go through your post case by case.

1) About the PCI-scaling, you can see here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7089/geforce-gtx-titan-twoway-sli-scaling-pcie-2-vs-pcie-3 that PCI-e scaling from 2.0 x16 to 3.0 x16 (aka 3.0 x8 to 3.0 x16) offers you little to no performance gain. AMD has also done their own testing and found that there was no performance loss, even at 2.0 x8, which would be equivalent to 3.0 x4. So much so that they even decided to remove the Crossfire connectors on the cards and they even still had enough bandwidth left at 2.0 x8 to run the cards at full performance and crossfire going through the bus as well.

2) ASUS generally is known for pretty bad support. When I do upgrade my motherboard, I'm most likely going to get whatever new offering Gigabyte will have for 2011-3 when Haswell-E comes out.

3) The pricing for Haswell-E is going to be similar to Ivy Bridge-E and Sandy Bridge-E before it, but even with that, the $600 5930K (supposed) equivalent will even be an upgrade, to an 8-core, 16-thread CPU, from a 6-core, 12-thread CPU. And, all for $600. $1000 are the Core i7 Extreme 2011s, and those are far from worth it.

4) I'm not going to upgrade for any gaming performance, even if it does give me some (which is still nice). I'm upgrade mainly for the platform. Onboard Z87 features ported to X99 will be nice, as well as the DDR4 support.

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manirelli [Staff] [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

Please keep it civil or refrain from commenting.

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