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Gotta Go Fassst! ~ $5,500 build

by kbizz640



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An editing/gaming rig built for overkill. Aside from shorted out audio on the motherboard (hence the soundcard), the build went swimmingly. The other two monitors will be arriving shortly but for now I just have one, that's why there is no pictures of the tri-monitor setup. Now just because I say this is overkill DOES NOT mean that it is unjustified overkill. I do highly intensive work in regards to rendering and editing. I built this computer to last well into the future insuring it was highly upgradable if needed. In short I won't be doing another build like this for 5 to 10 years. Also no the touchscreen isn't necessary but it was a feature that I just wanted plus it was half off when I bought it. After finishing it, 3D Mark rated it in the top 1% of computers which felt nice even though it will loose that in about 4 or 5 months. There is no better feeling than being able to do literally what ever you want and not even have to worry about the computer slowing down. In all, I regret nothing. You get what you pay for.

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iTzSnypah 17 points 57 months ago

I clicked expecting at least $1000 worth of plumbing... I was disappoint.

bigmeanjoegreen 10 points 57 months ago

Well sir, I think you win 1080p.

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 5 points 57 months ago

Ha, that was the intention my friend.

a1m05tn1nj4 8 points 57 months ago

This is a damn monster. +1 (more if i could)

MyNameIsDan 1 Build 4 points 57 months ago

O MAI GAWD THIS THING IS A MONSTER! Anyways epic build +1 Should server you well

Cheeze101 4 points 57 months ago

+1 for enthoo primo

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

A diamond in the rough

EcoMCG 1 Build 3 points 57 months ago

Damn. I would like to see a picture of your wallet sir. +1.

xBlood_Monkey 10 Builds 3 points 57 months ago

Very nice build, sir. Any particular reason why you have the SLI bridge bent like that..?

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 3 points 57 months ago

No, I fixed it after I noticed it, just a brain fart on my end.

zSyzygy 1 Build 3 points 57 months ago

Were you bench pressing your wallet during this build? :P

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Yes...Yes I was.

xx116xx 3 Builds 3 points 57 months ago

ok. +1

fnapoli 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Are those the optimal slots for quad channel memory on that board?

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Nope. I fixed them though once I realized that.

ramzarugliabeoulve 2 points 57 months ago

Sir, whatever you do, protect that PC at all costs with your life! That rig is more expensive than GOLD!

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Hello renters insurance!

Nadox97 2 points 55 months ago

I liked this build until I saw its next to a mac.

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 4 points 55 months ago

Yeah, I enjoy doing my graphic designing in the most pretentious way possible.

BlastXin 1 point 55 months ago

that was my exact thinking too!

RPM8000 1 point 57 months ago

I would be happy- no overjoyed if I had at least one 780 ti..

As always +1 for that monster :)

And +1 for that weight room XD

Bajubom 1 point 57 months ago

You have the money and that's one hell of rig. Better give more attention on cable management and color theme

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Yeah I know, a bit of mismatching hardware. I had all the best intentions when it came color scheme. But at this high end of hardware I found it was really hard to find matching anything for a reasonable price. The Asus X79 was really one of my only options that wasn't 5 or 600 dollars, but it was black and gold. The RAM was the cheepest 2400 MHz RAM I could find in only 4 sticks to have 32 GB total so I could have expansion to 64. In the end that's why I bought the NZXT Hue so I can just cycle through colors and make all of the parts happy in regards to color matching. Cable managing has since been cleaned up from the time of taking these pictures.

MahimulH 1 point 57 months ago

Nice build dude, but have you considered custom watercooling? I feel like this build isn't right without custom watercooling, but I didn't pay for it. :] Hope you enjoy your build! :D

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Yes I did. For me, the parts are so high end that I didn't really see them needing water cooling. In my opinion it would basically be like water cooling what is already a Ferrari. Plus i've never been a huge fan custom water cooling loops as they're a bit of a hassle and serve as more failure points as compared to a closed loop cooler just for the CPU, which is the main thing I would focus on overclocking. The GPU's are a side priority. It's not like I have to worry about extreme overclocking the GPU's to get playable from rates, because well, you know.

MahimulH 1 point 57 months ago

Alright. I get your point. It is indeed a hassle and is as you said like modifying a Ferrari. I look at watercooling being more for looks than gaining performance because honestly, the performance you squeeze out with watercooling isn't enough to justify the amount you are paying for the extra. Enjoy your build! Happy gaming! :P

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Exactly, and I assure you I will.

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elferguson 1 point 57 months ago

All that money, can't even afford a better table.... Overall a Killer Build

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Yeah i'm working on it. That setup is temporary. Mainly I'm putting it off because the table it's on is ridiculously heavy.

Apach3 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

buys case designed for custom liquid cooling, only uses H100i

this is the first build i've seen on this site that uses the new Phanteks Enthoo Primo case, but other than the lack of a full custom loop (which is what I would've used the case for in the first place) it's darn awesome.

at least now you'll be ready to power through 2K. :)

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

I mainly bought the case just because it gave me plenty of room and options for expandability in the future. I've never really been a fan of crazy water cooling loops because It just adds more things that can go wrong. Besides the parts are so high end it would be like watercooling what is already a super car. Main thing is the CPU, and that is watercooled.

Apach3 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

yeah, i understand trying to keep things simple. still, that case should last you quite awhile. beautiful nonetheless :)

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salgio 7 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

beutiful build but i think two of your ram sticks have to be moved over to the left ,,,no? for best performance

salgio 7 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

ok sorry i see you fixed them sorry ,again beutiful build

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Yeah I fixed that after I noticed it.

salgio 7 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

i saw the comment after i commented lol very nice

NGEternal 1 point 57 months ago

I like how you arranged your monitor, for a second there it looked like a laptop.

canders 7 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Wow. That's a lot of hardware. Nice.

jarodn97 1 point 57 months ago

With that kind of money, you could have bought a better camera. :)

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Yes well low light is a thing when it comes to smartphones. :P

Hulaa 1 point 57 months ago

The next buy should be a new desk. I found that a 3 monitor setup is more enjoyable when it's a little bit farther away :D

TheGamingRepublic 1 point 55 months ago

hey man aim building a pc for gaming on ultra setting 3 monitors and some game building just simple stuff so would this be a good build for me my price is about $3,000 to $5,000 plz help me out?

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

This build is great for that and basically anything you can think of. The two 780 Ti's churn through games like butter on ultra settings so you won't have any problem there. This build is built for things like Surround gaming but is also built for things like video editing and graphic work. If you plan on just using it for surround gaming and some game development having the six-core processor isn't really warranted unless you plan to be programming for more than quad core CPU's. Also 32GB of RAM is overkill, even for me. But hey, if you're going to spend that kind of money on a PC, might as well go overkill. Even if you copied my build completely, you won't be disappointed because in all honesty, it's kind of hard to be disappointed with such a high end machine no matter what parts you buy.

goober888 1 point 54 months ago

I AM NOT WORTHY! Seriously though, awesome build.

kks21199 1 point 53 months ago

Hey, May I know how many fans can be fit on top ? I am trying to do liquid cooling with this case. So can I know how much space is it between from the top to the motherboard and also in bottom so i could buy enough radiators.

also, +1 for this build :D

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

You can fit 3 140m fans at the top comfortably. I have an h100i radiator at the top right now in a pull configuration and I have anywhere from 2 1/2 to 3 inches of clearance. In regards to the bottom, there's tons of room for any type of liquid cooling. This case was built specifically for water cooling and the amount of combinations for said water cooling is endless. I would honestly check out the case manufacturers website http://phanteks.com/Enthoo-Primo.html for a complete list of compatible coolers because I won't be able to list everything here. Regardless of your setup, you won't be disappointed. It's a great case, a bit on the heavy side though.

JCanadian 1 point 53 months ago

Do u even lift? jk, AWESOME build. It looks great.

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

Thanks, glad you like it

Blaster5968 1 point 53 months ago

one thing to say... DAMN

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago


JustAnotherGamer 1 point 51 months ago

How is the monitor for gaming? I'm considering it.

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

I haven't noticed any issues when gaming. Solid monitor all around

NotTheLysander 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Any issues running the DDR3-2400 memory i7-4930k proc? I was planning on going DDR3-2400 also for my new rig I'm currently obtaining the parts for, but supposedly the 4930k's max supported memory speed is 1866.

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 2 points 51 months ago

Originally it would only run at 1333. After a bios update however it ran just fine. I've been running it at 2400 for a while now and haven't suffered in adverse affects. My motherboard is the Asus X79 Delux in case you're wondering.

NotTheLysander 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Nice, that's a relief since I already purchased the parts, and am just waiting on shipping. Thanks for the info!

VincentiusIV 1 point 50 months ago

You missplaced the ram modulses. Stick one module in every grey lane. That way you utilize quad channel and will get alot more performance out of your ram.

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

I know, I also misplaced the SLI bridge. I fixed them. Excitement got the best of me, wasn't really thinking.

VincentiusIV 1 point 50 months ago

I can imagine. Having those high end components, it's hard to focus instead of rushing it so you can actually use them.

mariothetec 1 point 48 months ago

And this build doesn't even include the price of the evga gtx 780ti graphics cards. AND God damn that computer is sexy

thekasafist 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

This is awesome and on the plus you use it for more than a friend of mine uses his and he went with X99 mobo and DDR4! -__- Anyhow +1 dude! Yea the RAM may be overkill but it would just feel super off if you only got like 2 DIMMs and had all that space still with all that other hardware LOL! So I know how you feel haha!

ArrKayCee 3 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

This looks really nice. I have a question about the case, do you know if you can remove only the bottom hard drive cage and leave just the top?

devincat 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Haha I have the same X171 Monitor for testing

CarnivoreFox 1 point 41 months ago

I know a little bit about PC hardware. Not nearly enough to even really justify cracking my way into these conversations. I do know that It matters what things you pair together and why. Once the hardware is in place I know how to use the software really well. I am a 3d modeler and animator. I run a business out of home. I assume a build like this would cover me extremely well? are there other builds out there that are tweaked for the memory, processing, and video capability to display, edit, and render high end 3d? Or is that basically the same demands more or less as a really high end gaming computer. I have this idea in my mind that the requirements of gaming and 3d cg work are similar except maybe in the processing ability come rendering time? Any tideas or people willing help me out at all would be hugely appreciated.

PresidentPorpoise 1 point 34 months ago

Does the sound card perform well?

GravelsNotAFood 1 point 22 months ago

Crazy how a 4.6k beast turns into a medium, 1080p, $800, budget build in less than 3 years...

Blue-Rain 1 point 21 months ago

Great build !

Jedi9743 1 point 5 months ago

For 5k couldn't you get better components

mallocunbounded 1 Build 0 points 57 months ago

Buying a graphics card for more than $400 is never a good idea. But if you have the money, why not ;) I would expect custom liquid cooling at this price point though.

TilarP 2 Builds 3 points 52 months ago

Buying a GPU for more than $400 is bad? What?

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Yeah I mainly didn't want to go through the hassle. I mean the parts are so high end that anything above the stock parts plus the closed loop cooler seems redundant. More complex cooling, more things to go wrong IMO.

Vainslay 1 Build 0 points 57 months ago

This might be the only comment that might be constructive:

If I was you, I would look for a much bigger or maybe nicer looking desk to have that god at your side.

+1 :D

kbizz640 submitter 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Ha, one thing at a time.

Persicuta 1 Build 0 points 36 months ago

Hi there! Amazing build (although old) this thing is still a beast! Just a quick question, how are those speakers? thinking of getting them and stumbled across your build when it said you had them :P

Skylarburdelas71 -6 points 55 months ago

While this is impressive the Ti version of the 780 is actually weaker if not the same as the GTX 780 and now it goes Titan Black Edition GTC 780 then GTX 780Ti. Impressive no doubt glad to see you went with actual power and reliability. I really do like that computer. I dont have that kind of money though unfortunately but my pc i am building will cost 2300 it wont destroy like urs but there wont be any game capable of lagging it.

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