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I built this machine pretty much to run Arma 3 at the highest levels, as smooth as possible (despite the game actually being quite undone and terribly looking when even compared to the base form of oh... I don't know... Crysis.). I also use this computer for daily web surfing, communications, and stuff like that.

The SSD's make this thing wicked fast, it's almost as fast as thought. I mean the loading screen (windows loading screen) flashes and I'm already at the login screen. Just don't ever go with 128, stick with a TB and you're good. I mean this SSD is so fast bro... you just don't even know.

The RAM is AMAZING, well I need moar... double in fact would be awesome.

As far as the chip goes I can't really speak on it, as I don't know what the difference would be if I had a slow one.

The cards are amazing, running just one... I can pretty much sail through any game on my main monitor. With SLI activated, my FPS rarely dips below 70-60 depending on how well the game is optimized.

Anyway, if there's a question or a suggestion on how I can make this build better... just go ahead and tell me. In fact, please tell me. I'd like to get the absolute most out of this build.

Important note for anyone who's building their first PC: Make sure the pins on your 140's are adequate to support speed control by your mobo or whatever. I got three pin 140's and that fourth pin is what controls the speed. So now I'm stuck upgrading to four pin 140's.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have more pics of the completed build?

You're going to love that 1TB drive. I just finished my build and that thing is a beast.

The only thing I would suggest is a dedicated sound card (sound blaster z). You won't regret it, there's a clear difference in sound quality, even on **** speakers.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually no, but I could post some.

This drive... is my hero btw. I wouldn't choose anything else.

I might look into a sound card too, in fact it's on my upgrade request list. I'm really waiting on my headphones to become available, then I'm going grab ram, the cans... and a sound card (it's a Zx I beleive, replace my fans, and complete my build.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a Ka-bar you used to open all the boxes? haha

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Is there any other way to open a box

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy smokes! You did high-end justice here, great selection and nice execution keeping it clean (more final pics would be awesome)

+1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I can take more photos... what do you want to see?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd love to see some open side panel shots of the innards!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

That is an amazing pc... that SSD is more than the whole pc im thinking of building .-.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

The best part, of this entire build... is the SSD's. They are so god awfully awesome

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Why'd you get rid of the Platinum Seasonic?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't have enough juice to power the thing, I think it was a 660... and I'll happily sell it for dirt cheap if you ever need a 660.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

the air flow OMG.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

In the winter, it's going to heat my entire room. Without the front plate the beast is like :O <----

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have suggested dual R9 290/x rather than 4gb 770's. regardless welcome to the master race. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly stumbled upon the 4gb 770's... I mean I bought a 2gb, and a 4gb 770 but then obviously $400 later... I found out that you need exactly the same card memory to SLI so... that was that. However, if the dual R9 290x is a better bet I can always upgrade.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

You can sli 2 different cards with different amounts of Vram However, only 2gb would be usable across both cards. (I think)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I see someone is in the Air Force... Very similar to a build I am about to get underway. Question, why go with the 2 770s instead of the 780ti at that price? I have always heard one higher card over sli mid-cards is better. Great build. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I could say redundancy, you know... that adage that "one is none". Through out the whole build you can see that I used two's or pairs in the event that something went down.

Plus it looks better.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

and Fly, Fight, Win

; )

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Upvoting this for just the combat knife in the third picture. I haven't even seen anything else yet so I hope it's good. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you Sleeve those cables or are they purchased?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I purchased them that way, cheating... I know.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to buy some cables like that. What brand / where did you get them? Corsair wants like 90 bucks for a set ><

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

yup and that's about what I paid for them from Corsair. If you have a power supply cover just get extensions, if not you're probably buy them from the power supply manufacture or doing it yourself. sadly, unless your sleeving them yourself, its gonna cost around $100. I had extensions and it cost like $110 for all of them. you can reduce costs by buying extensions for just the visible cables. unlike me, like a idiot, I bought extensions for all of them when I need like 3 for my last PC.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry i have a poor english but i didnt really understand the warning at the end about the pins.

i got a msi z97 gaming 5 mobo. will that be an issue ?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, it's more about your fans dude... and I'm sorry for the late reply

You really need to make sure you only hook up four pin fans to cpu controlled fan slots.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Tiny little question... You got 32gb of RAM, and you mention you need more? What for? Running Arma 3 and web surfing? Also, you mention to not go for a 128gb SSD but for a 1tb, but in your build you got both. What gives? Monstrous build anyway.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude, thank you for the questions and... I'm going to try an answer everything. If you want to chat further... you can find me on steam or I can find you.

Anyway.

So yeah... I've got 32gb or RAM and honestly moar is better. I actually am quite comfortable with the amount of RAM I have now... but I had 8gb and bumped up to 32 which lets me run everything without worry about running out of memory. PLUS, with the SSDs I don't have to bleed virtual memory. So from 8gb to 32gb I needed the jump to run more programs smoother. Yeah.

The 128 is great as a start up drive, but I filled it up super quick on my desktop. Best option is to go for broke if you grab an SSD rather than wasting money on an SSD that you'll fill up quickly. My 2 cents. In my build I didn't know... so I grabbed a 128 being that it was the best startup drive you could get at the time... for my main memory I had an SSD also, which in turn makes my CPU stupid fast when it comes to loading anything. You can get the same speed though with 1TB drives all around.

Thank you for the questions and I'll be looking for your monstrous build soon.

: )

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there thanks for the reply. I recently upgraded from 10gb to 16gb ram and was really wondering if 32gb would be an overkill. But I guess if you can have it, it won't hurt. Makes sense about the SSD, I just was confused as to why you had both drives, if there was a specific reason for this build which I missed, but you cleared it up. I went with the 500gb 850 evo and I'm satisfied so far, I agree that a 128gb one is a bit small and it will get filled up rather quickly. Finally, my build is not as monstrous hehe, but since you asked here it is: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/N3mir0th/saved/4Gy323

Have fun being part of the master race!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

first offering to the master race

Welcome to big leagues, soldier.

May your framerates be high, and your temperatures low.

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

Could've saved money by going with an AMD chip (cheapest FX chip you can find) and put the money towards more RAM. Correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I can see there is no purpose to buying an Intel chip if your main purpose is gaming. 'Cause the only advantage I see is the hyper-threading.

Though I feel I should congratulate you on the price you paid for the speed and the amount of RAM you got.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

The ram is fine for gaming.....

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I need moar RAM but saving money went out the window midway... I was like "f'it. Let's finsh this thing already and bring it to life."

Although I've overclocked the CPU and it hums along happily, never breaking a sweat for the most part