Description

I was finally financially independent and secure enough to lay down some money for my first rig in 6 years. Figured if I was going to treat myself I'd do it big. Primary uses are gaming and indulging my inner audiophile. I'm also aware the i7 in unnecessary for gaming but I got it for $199.99 from Microcenter.

4770K is currently running at 4.2Ghz, RAM at 1866mhz, and the GTX 780ti is running the stock OC from Gigabyte. Included speccy info in the pictures.

Willing to answer any and all questions. :)

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard the DAC and cans are awesome. Hope you enjoy.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

They really are. I was on the fence for awhile before I purchased them. Well worth it.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome :) I plan on getting the Mayflower Electronics version of the DAC and Sennheiser HD 598's.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of chair is that and how do you like it?

Really liking the aesthetic of it

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Realspace Pro 1500 series from Office Depot. ~$400

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you !

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build :) 6 years is a long wait and going out on a bang is definitely worth. :D +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice parts list. Enjoy.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

do you think that graphics card could handle 4 Asus PB238Q (link: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-pb238q) they are 1080p, I'm planning on making a pc with that graphics card

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

any problems with the GPU?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, and very tidy cable management! Looks fantastic! Just one question for you. What do you think of the Corsair Vengeance LP? Does it run everything well for you, or do you recommend something else?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe you could've gotten the schitt stack just for the name..

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build! Picture says your CPU is running at 3.5Ghz and your RAM is running at 933 though.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Speccy only reports stock clock speed. I've added a pic of my CPUZ

And it's dual channel RAM 933+933=1866.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

To be technically correct and spread knowledge RAM speed is not calculated that way. Your RAM is DDR3, which stands for Double Data Rate. Which is why the speed is 1866MHz but only is reported as 933MHz. So its actually 933MHz times 2. It has nothing to do with the fact it's in dual channel mode, that is determined by the chipset of the motherboard and affects the bandwidth the RAM provides to the CPU.

The same thing goes on with your 780Ti's GDDR5, it's five times data rate, so the RAM is 1400MHz, but 7000MHz effective.

Sweet build BTW.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Learned something new, i've always wondered why effective memory clock was so high

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Ah I see. Thanks for clarifying haha

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

No prob :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

inner audiophile? should've gotten these :P http://wooaudio.com/products/wa7fireflies.html

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe in another life.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

no expense spared... hehehe

actually i think you could have gotten 16 GB RAM. If you wait for the right sales you could get 8 more gigs for only $15 more

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on the type of audiophile that you are. If you're the type of audiophile that likes to mess with his EQ settings a lot then tubes are great since you're already changing how the music sounds, but if you want to listen to the music as it was intended to be listened to then the tubes will just cause more bad than good.

All the tubes will do with music playback is distort it with their natural warm or bright tones depending on the type of tube. So if you're an audiophile who wants to be true to his music then you'll just be wasting a lot of money. So his choice of going with a solid state DAC over the tube one was a great decision in my mind because he will be getting a more true audio listening experience that way.

I'm not saying tubes are bad here because I love them for my guitar. Hell if I caught you using a solid state amp over a tube amp at the studio then I would slap you and ask what the hell are you doing? But the opposite would occur if I caught you editing a track with a tube DAC instead of a solid state DAC. It would be the equivalent of a graphic artist editing an image on a non-calibrated monitor. It just wouldn't be accurate when you print the image. Same thing for editing music. If you edited through a tube amp then it wouldn't be accurate to the majority of the world. Maybe and just maybe you could find someone with the exact same tube setup as yours, but all tubes are different. Depending what you're playing with them, how you treat them, and then how loud that you're using them then they will all sound different from each other. It's actually become a problem for the people making the music equipment because famous musicians are asking for them to reproduce a special sound that they could make with their previous setup, but almost all tubes are unique from each other even if they're manufactured the exact same way because their sound changes depending on the way you've been using it.

So quick recap, depending on the type of audiophile that you are because different people like to listen to music in different methods, but if you're the type looking for the most accurate audio listening experience then the best equipment for you is to use a solid state DAC. Tubes should only be used when you're making sound. Not when you're listening to it or editing it to be listened to.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm... What?

  • 70 months ago
  • -1 points

I wouldn't say "no expense spared" but still a very good build, you should be able to run any game on ultra for another year or two and high for 3 or 4

  • 65 months ago
  • -1 points

where is your RAM?

  • 70 months ago
  • -2 points

I see you mentioned no expense spared. curious why you didn't go for (1) 8Gb ram or even (2). Would really help your build. Would have gone with a cheaper SSD 32GB or 64 just to load OS. Otherwise, looks nice.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Because dual-channel gives you a combination of twice the bandwidth and half the cache line fill latency.

and I went with 8GB over 16 because its overkill for gaming. Spent the money on other components, and I can always upgrade! :)