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First pc build ever. Use, Internet surfing, YouTube and media consumption, gaming, excel and movies. Case is nice but discription on newegg at the time was incorect. No 200mm fan and only 3 x 3.5 bays. Had to buy more fans, 4 x 120 and 2 x 140 swiftech helix. Cheep pwm's white and black, a little noisy at full speed. Monitor is beautiful! Would buy again, got on sale for 425 at newegg. I had keyboard, mouse, speakers and external drive and headphones. Total for Windows from kingwin, fans from amazon and everything else from newegg including monitor is $2075. Problems. Getting the rgb connectors backward on the board, flipped them over and now lights. Rog ultra over clock unstable, had to lower to super overclock or whatever it called the next step down. Also used waterpump header for rear fan and had to adjust the curve. The swiftech fans were slightly thinner then the front fan mount shoulder bolts that came with the case were so I had to drill out the threaded holes in the case and use the self tapping screws from the inside to attach the front fans, it was a pain in the *** to do the lowest two. The drive cage was in the way and you could not remove it because when the fan was installed you could not reinstall it. Other than that it rocks, boots from off in under 10 seconds. 2560x1440 is the absolute way to go for me, very happy. Only thing to add is a good headphone amp and new speakers, looking at definitive technology sm55's. Or the klipsch powered 15's.

One other fun fact, in one photo you can see my xps 18 spontaneously caught a bad case of blue screen Of death while I was building this rig. Tried to get it back but only a fresh windows install would bring it back to life. Thank god for my little 2tb external backup. Everybody please backup your stuff.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Erm, 2k = 1080p, 2.5k = 1440p.

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

It's just a saying, 2k usually is used to refer to 1440p

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Really?

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

Its a misconception, 2K has been given the incorrect association with 1440p, where 2K is actually used to refer to a resolution of 2000 by (generally) 1080. 1440p is still 1440p, and 4K is 3840x2160. Itd be nice if people started referring to things correctly.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

There are standards in place https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_display_resolution

1080p = FHD (Full High Def) 1440p = QHD / WQHD (Quad Def)

Here is another list, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_display_standard, that lists display resolutions and their "true" k counterpart. Which for 1080p = 2034k and 1440p = 3110k

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly, thank you for clarifying

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

no it isn't...

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Pardon my double entendre. I thought 2k was an acceptable term for both 2560x1440 witch is my screen resolution and $2000 which is roughly the out of pocket expenses for this build. I see there are different schools of thought on the resolution terminology so I will just use the technical discription from now on. Thank you

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

it depends on who you ask 4k is 3840x2560 afaik but is actualy 4k 2k is 2560x1440 afaik but is then QHD 1920x1080 is HD i think not entirely sure

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

720p is HD, 1080p is FHD (Full HD) 1440 is QHD (Quad HD) and then 4k

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

ok

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  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah, I know it is wrong and it bothers me but most people use it cause it's half of 4k and I guess that makes logical sense to them? I don't really get it either but thats what all the "cool kids" are doin these days

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

2K can refer to several resolutions but typically 2560 x 1440.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

2K is incorrectly being referenced to 1440p, 2K is actually 2000x1080 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2K_resolution

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

What custom LED lights did you use? I have the same motherboard and would like to use the RGB headers!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

SUPERNIGHT (TM) 16.4FT SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Flexible LED Strip Light Lamp Kit + 44Key IR Remote Controller. sorry for the delay. awesome lights, I put them behind my tv as well. get some extra 3m foam double sticky tape as well.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow nice build, nice job backing up your stuff on that xps.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I will add a few more pics later now that I have my office rearranged for it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

EVERY HARDWARE CHOICE IS GREAT, but my ocd said NO BROWN FANS. Dammit. Cable management is great too btw.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And I know, mine to. I'm thinking white krylon plastic paint in the near future.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

u can get industrial ppc fans from noctua, but they're expensive, so that's a good plan.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Noctua fans usually look out of place, but in this it goes together well. Nice build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You plan on applying an OC with that cooler and board?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, it runs at 28% OC all the time.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Not only do I love the build and workstation, but I also love the Lagunitas cameos! +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG that sexy Gaming room

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

I prefer the i7 6700k over the i5 6600k

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone would....

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

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