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The Titan

by ExtraMedium

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17 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 22, 2015

Date Built

April 2, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.18GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

This build is intended for the person who wants the most powerful editing and gaming workstation imaginable, without spending recklessly. As well as being quiet, it is also powerful. All parts have been purchased from reputable sources including NCIXUS, Amazon, B&H Video/Audio, and Micro Center.

*UPDATE - 3/22/15 - Keyboard has arrived and is in great working order, processor has been purchased by the lovely folks over at Micro Center. All other products will be arriving as the week progresses... Hopefully! Build (along with pictures) should be completed by 3/29/15.

*UPDATE - 3/24/15 - Noctua NH-D15, Asus VG248QE and Asus X99-Deluxe Motherboard have arrived in what looks to be fantastic condition by both B&H Audio/Video and Newegg.

*UPDATE - 3/25/15 - The awesome looking Phanteks Enthoo Pro arrived in great condition, and looks absolutely beautiful.

*UPDATE - 3/28/15 -I have put together most of the parts I received in the case and pre-wired it for the arrival of my SSD and GPU. Apparently, the billing order didn't go through to NCIX, so none of the items had shipped, and we didn't get charged. Having said this, we decided to take our business entirely to Newegg who delivered a more than satisfactory shipping experience. Along with not having a dedicated video-out on the motherboard, and not having a GPU, I have no idea if the system will post. I guess i'll just have to wait and see! (It would suck if I had to rewire the whole system :/ )

*UPDATE - 4/9/15 -It's finally finished. Everything is running and it's glorious. I very much believe that investing in the X99 platform will serve me well and last me for a very long time.

Part Reviews

CPU

CPU overclocks like a bat out of hell... I am very pleased with its multi-threaded workload capacity and I see little reason to upgrade to the 5930K or 5960X in the near future. Handles gaming and web browsing across my monitor and a TV without going over 50% load (the game in question is ArmA 3) and is butter smooth throughout it all. Handled a six hour benchmark very well.

CPU Cooler

Keeps thing under control at all times, without being loud. Without the case fans running, its nearly inaudible with the panels OPEN.... wow.

Motherboard

Very intuitive UEFI bios as well as being simply astonishing in terms of looks, but I have had trouble when booting. Whenever i boot from completely shutting down the computer, a prompt with "Overclocking failed!" comes up and i have to bot from the bios. If anyone has any helpful suggestions, they will be greatly appreciated.

Storage

Incredibly quick, and has enough capacity for all my browsers, drivers, etc.

Video Card

This GPU, along with being damn near silent, can run everything maxed out... without breaking a sweat. Many times have I been impressed simply by running a game and seeing the FPS-Counter hit the three hundred mark. Given these titles may not be Triple A, but, it still amazes me.

Case

Plenty of room with all the gadgets and gizmos needed to build two of my computers. Great build quality for price.

Power Supply

Very nice. I'm not exactly sure how it handles under load... seeing as the architecture for the CPU and GPU are very efficient for their caliber.

Monitor

One of the better looking TN panels I've encountered. a great buy for the price and a good size for lookin'.

Keyboard

Great functionality with the controllable keys to the left, and great feel with the Cherry RED switches. Stylish, too.

Mouse

Incredibly comfortable and no perceivable acceleration.

Headphones

Stupidly comfortable and good enough 'gaming' audio drivers so that your ears don't bleed when listening to music and YouTube.

Comments Sorted by:

Growliff1234 4 points 32 months ago

Not sure how it happened but this build has no likes... ? But, I personally think its great. Good Job !

ExtraMedium submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks!

DanielMLG 3 points 31 months ago

This might sound stupid but, are you wearing a suit in the first picture?

ExtraMedium submitter 1 Build 0 points 28 months ago

It's for school, so yes haha

MontyWonderchild 2 points 30 months ago

Lol, the snow outside makes you look like you live in the clouds..

leoStark 2 points 18 months ago

Hey mate, just wondering whether there was enough clearance to put the 980 on the first PCIe slot with D15? I'm looking at a similar motherboard but unsure of the clearance.

SuperSayin4Goku 1 point 28 months ago

did the fan in the front come with the case?

ExtraMedium submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Yes.

noap7 1 point 27 months ago

Your harddrives haven't exploded yet? In essence i should buy one? Lookin for a cheap, yet reliable 2tb model.

ExtraMedium submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Sorry for the late reply, but no they have not exploded! In fact, they happen to be fairly quiet and has handled large mp4 rewrites from Premier well.

TheSomeoneXD 1 point 25 months ago

You called your build the Titan and it has a GTX 980 xD

ExtraMedium submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

I know! xD

Geemo11 1 point 23 months ago

Hasn't the psu died on you because it has no space to breath...

ExtraMedium submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

No, it hasn't

52m 1 point 16 months ago

Why would you call a build "The Titan" without featuring a Titan GPU?

Ordinarily_great 1 point 7 months ago

Hi! How is the Noctua bro, does it fits perfect in that case? Is it heavy? I think I am getting one for my 7600K. Amazing silent build you have there bro!

ExtraMedium submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thanks, and it's a little large but once its in it fits great, incredibly quiet, and a little heavy but it holds up just fine! My CPU runs super cool, too.