Description

I decided to kind of go all out and build a machine that was hopefully future proof. I know lots of the specs are a bit of an overkill but that was my intention. I've got the two Toshiba drives running RAID 1.

All in all everything worked great. I really love the cable routing on the C70 case.

I'll post more pictures soon.

Why I'm posting now, however, is that while I've got it up and running I did run into one snag. I wasn't able to get it to be stable while running 64GB of memory so right now I've got it running stable with just one card in it. I've seen other guys who've built similar machines and I was hoping someone could help me figure out the correct bios settings to get it to be stable with the full 64GB. Any advice would be welcomed.

Thanks,

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow that is a killer build. +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

hello I checked the compatibility of RAM on the motherboard and noticed that that is not compatible model, are compatible F4-3400C16Q-64GRK, F4-3400C16Q-64GVK, F4-3400C16Q-64GTZ your ram is F4-3400C16Q-64GVR. I think they are not compatible, you should take a walk on the asus website and check if there are updates for your motherboard, and possibly contact them.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. This was really helpful advice. I did go to the ASUS website and also the G.Skill website and did some research. I downloaded and updated the BIOS to the most updated version and noticed that on the ASUS website they had some useful information on the DRAM timing. So first I updated the BIOS. Then I went in with just the one 16GB stick in and in the AI Tweaker set it to XMP and got into Windows to make sure it still worked. Then I shut it down and installed the rest of the RAM and it booted up but froze on the second go round. I was able to get into the BIOS though so this time I manually set the timing to 16-18-18-38 1.35v as recommended on the ASUS website and it seems to be working well and at 3,400mhz too so, thanks.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What is this used for? Rendering, Video recording and Gaming i suppose? I only say that because of the 10.48 TB hard drive? And with the RAM Problem, you could just buy a set of 4, individual sticks of RAM, like 4, 1x16. Then again, it brings to to the use of your Monster.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Correct. I do a lot of digital video editing, rendering of time lapse video and high resolution photo editing. I also use it for recording and editing music. I've also gotten really tired of waiting and waiting for things as simple as minecraft to render on my supposedly competent Mac Book Pro so I decided to "overkill it" since I got a bonus... plus I just really wanted to see what it would do... and of course it's going to be used for a lot of gaming too with multiple monitors and an Oculus Rift.

I got the RAM thing figured out last night. I'll write a separate post about that.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You can never go overkill on a PC, but I'd like to see the post if you could edit the build description with the link. And overall, I like it a lot

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad bro. With a longer, more detailed description, and some red or black sleeved cables, your build would be perfect! Given that you dropped quite a bit of money on that Titan, I can understand if you want to hold off on the aesthetic upgrades for now.

Sorry about the RAM issues. Definitely try Memtest, and double check both the Bios and your mobo's manual.

+1.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ummm I think ill be first in line to ask this so, why do you need 64 or even 32GB RAM or a Titan X over a 980Ti unless your rendering

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

As he said he is trying to future proof his system because someday. probably someday fairly soon we will probably be using crazy amounts of ram. as for the no 980Ti well as he said future proof that card will be outdated in a few years time so why bother for now he has what he needs he will buy the better one later on.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

the 980 ti is almost better than the titan x at gaming, the best future proof build would not be this it would be probably a 390 and a i5 or a complete budget build

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

A few years? The titan X will be a viable gaming card for 10 years. I know people with 8800 ultra's in their systems still playing modern games. Not at the greatest quality, but still very playable. Today's graphics cards, or at least the high end cards, will last quit some time before they are obsolete.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The best future proof will be an HBM card like Pascal or Polaris, or if hes impatient then a Fury/X since GDDR5 is about to die

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi nice build, i have a z97 maximus vii formula and have a MemOK button which is used to get over ram incompatibilities with the motherboard your z170 viii hero should have one to, it might be worth putting all sticks back in and locating the button on your board, with mine i have to press it until the led blinks but check your manual to see correct procedure for using yours, All the best.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, if you really wanted to be future proof....

X99? I hear that Broadwell-E is coming out soon.

Anyway, still a very overpowered computer, enjoy it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not even going to read comments because I know it will be people saying to get a 980 ti instead of a Titan X. Nice build though :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

everyone's mentioning the titan x and the 64GB of RAM as overkill and I'm sitting here like:

Ummmm..... HELLO?! 1000w PSU for a single Titan X!!!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I might get another one... ;)

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

A dead stick probably I'd rma the ram , run memtest

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