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Welcome to the Dragons Claw.

Some of these parts are carry overs from my last system (like the monitors, BD/DVD drive, HDD) Also, PC Part picker sucks at deals. I got the motherboard for around $320 at Frys because I Amazon'd it. Same with some of the other stuff, so the large price tag built here, does not reflect what was spent.

To answer some questions: No liquid cooling - yet. Intel needs to release their Gen3 Socket 2011's before I take that step. The OCKey is still...problematic.

This is mainly used for gaming mostly, multiple games running simultaneously across various screens. (3-5 at a time)

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  • 85 months ago
  • 5 points

gets two 670s

16gb 2133 memory

3820

2 2tb drives

plays Legend of Zelda

Nah, im jk, pretty sweet build!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just sooo excited dolphin runs smoothly now, this is a vast upgrade from the q9450 in the asus striker II extreme I was running before.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Can't see many problems with this, except maybe some bandwidth issues in a 670 setup that might affect multi-monitor gameplay, and the cpu cooler being used in a build of this caliber. I also hope you will be doing more with the features on that Mobo and be able to justify the 16 gigs of RAM with things other than gaming.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I have noticed, though infrequent, and relatively unperturbing, that the screen do...'glitch', I would say, almost like it wasn't to tear/readjust screen resolution, but recovers in like, 1/2 a second and it's good.

That's the /only/ thing I've ran into so far. That, and getting the OCKey on the Rampage IV to work is...well, it's being a bit of a beast.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, the whole concept of the OCkey and the VGA hotwire and such seems great. Although, the employment of it is a little strange. But I guess no matter what the solution, it won't be the most elegant.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

It's going to be something I test after I change out the processor, and move it to a watercooling solution, at this stage, the processor, and coolant solution installed, is simply a needed-to-run state so it will turn on, and do math. And it does, effectvily, but not until the Gen3 2011 i7's come out this year, will I be tinkering with such things, and just enjoy the fact that it's faster then my q9450 and striker II Extreme.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Geez, totally unneeded, but I guess you could consider this future proofing.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! You run different games at the same time on different screens? Why? Or do you mean you do surround gaming? (one game on three monitors)

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Different games, same time, different screens. Because I multi-box in EVE, I like to have WOW open in the background, while I play colonial marines, or some other game. I have the back end to push it, so I do.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Oooh, I see. Awesome!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the speakers?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish they were wireless, but they sub puts out an exceptional ammount of bass, and its got enough force in the drivers I can hear my PC from out side.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

3600$ and no SSD? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I knowwwwwwwwwww...I'm kicking my self in the arse for that, and may be changing it soon enough.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

SSDs apparently have a limit unlike HDDs though. Something about a read/write limit and then that block becomes read only forever. I don't know what the limit is. I really don't want to get an SSD for that reason till someone verifies the pros and cons of an SSD other than "price".

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

why no ssd?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Ran into a bottle neck, just haven't purchased one yet. I'm rather new in the grounds of SSD territory, so any advice on 'good' SSD's would be gladly accepted.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

The Samsung 840 is a great SSD right now. Not sure if anything new has come out since December last year, but to my knowledge, the Samsung 840 was considered one of the best. I used it in my build and it is a great SSD.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Pro's and cons Kev?

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Let me ask you this, what's your budget on the SSD? What size would you prefer? Would you rather use a 3 Gb/s or 6 Gb/s? Would you get only 1 SSD or Raid 0 them?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

6/gs , 128GB, only 1 for now. Aoround $100

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Best. Classic. Game. Ever.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

$3600 and no k-series processor??????

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Despite not being denoted by a K, the 3820 does overclock very well.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

The processor was chosen for its current OC capabilities, and the fact that the gen3 2011's are due around the corner. It was put in as a 'make it work' solution rather then it's true potential.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Why did you spend $420 on one of the highest class motherboards and then proceed to buy an unlocked processor without water cooling?

Again, I'm seeing a lot of builds with Windows 7 Ultimate. Either they don't know what they're buying or are putting it in the build list because it's a cracked version. Either way, WHY ULTIMATE!?!?!?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

The processor is a 'to make it work' stage, waiting for the gen3 2011's to come out from intel, so it wasn't a key crucial component for the time being.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

if your just looking for something to hold you overtill 3rd gen 2011 why not just go the i5/z77 route to save some money for the time being???

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Because then he would have to buy a new motherboard when the New processors are released.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the correct answer above.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah... what a terrible processor you have now. Just a 3.6 GHz i7 quad core, what a joke! jk, nice build.

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