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I use this for: Gaming Recording Video Editing/Rendering Coding

and whatever else floats my boat.

Really no problems to speak of hardware-wise.

Software wise - I had to do a full system restore and reinstall drivers to figure out why the screen was stuck in low power mode. Turns out that ASUS GPU Tweak doesn't play nicely with other programs. And NVIDIA's control panel switched my display to an unsupported resolution after going to sleep, so it wouldn't display anything until I switched out the input to HDMI instead of DVI. Freaked out and thought the DVI cable was bad, bought a new one, eventually figured it out.

It runs a bit hot when running things on 4k/Ultra settings, but it's also summer right now, so it'll be nice in the winter.

Also, through various promotions and deals, I think the final cost to me for all of this was about $2,800 instead of the listed $3,400.

(I'll post more pictures later)

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

How's that DDR3 ram working for you? Nice two-way SLI!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It's Z97 so ddr3 is the best you can get

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah. It's nice that DDR4 ram is geting somewhat cheap. But overall nice build!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Still serving me well - albeit ported over the C drive from the dinky SSD to a 500GB - and now I have 2x 4TB HDD's for editing and other stuff.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that all?! Lol. Needs more pictures!!!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep - I wanted to go last gen for a bit of cost savings on individual parts at the time - and it's still holding up great!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't blame you at all.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build, but your cpu cooler push the air on the ram stick guys, change the fan orientation to push out the hot air.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

its more than likely setup to pull the air through the heatsink fins this still exhausts it out the back, he may have had clearance issues setting up a push config from the other side

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

^ This was exactly what happened. The clearance between the cooler and the RAM was nonexistent - so it is set to pull instead of push.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe just some better memory! :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Who really needs 1300w of ram lol

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

1300w of power? It was an accident. Definitely messed up entering my parts in a different calculator. THAT SAID - If I wanted to build a sweet mining rig I'd have the PSU for it