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Hey guys so i finally updated this post with reasoning for my HIGHLY CONTRIVERSIAL decisions. So quick TL;DR i like white builds but red and black was cheaper so i compromised, also i got a good deal on the contriversial parts trust me. The color scheme was orginally going to be an all-whiteout, however that became to expensive so i had to shift to more red and especially black parts. this is evident by the motherboard and ram in the computer, as well as the peripherials, among other things.
Now for the part you've all been waiting for-- WHY TF DID YOU GET AN I3, AND THE 7350K OF ALL OF THEM???!!! WHY DID YOU GO WITH NOT JUST ONE "3.5GB" 970, BUT 2 IN SLI?!?! ( I have two now) Okay let me state my reasoning behind these decisions. First, The 7350K IS NOT a bad performer by any means, just it is a better option at its MSRP of $180USD to purchase the I5 7500 (or whatever processor you believe is worthy of the under 200$ crown atm) for $2 less and get a cheaper mobo to boot. But-- at the price I payed of $120-- it is outstanding and completely wipes out any CPUs in that price catergory, and this is also because of the crash in prices of z170/270 boards. However, I am also aware that this processor, even at 5GHz, bottlenecks my graphics solution, so I will be upgrading in the near future. Next is the graphics cards. I made this build in the height of the crypto-mining fad, so no 10-series Nvidia cards are applicable. This is also why the ram is double the price it should be as there was a staged ram shortage in 2017. The cards look great and due to there blower style fans, work great in mATX SLI and even perform better than some 1070Ti. The case looks gorgeous but is strongly not recommended for beginners as it such a hard case to build in. Other than that everything else is recommended! This gaming and school work setup works great for me, looks outstanding, and was really fun, so stay tuned for more posts in the future. I am happy to answer any and all comments and have a great day!

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  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

How are your temp's with both of the 970's under full load?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

perfectly fine actually, this is due to the blower design i believe as it doesnt have to have airflow issues like normal fan ones. ughh i could not word that right for the life of me lmao i hope you catch my drift. they run between a degree of each other

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I know what you mean by the normal cooler running hotter, i have two in my build in sli and i see the top card running around 5c hotter but a new case that has better airflow would help a lot, with the side panel on my case (i usually run without it) my cards are around 80c and the second card around 75c. You said that your cards run around the same temps but what is that?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

76 AND 77

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

WHY WHY WHY the 7350k. Why not i3 8100 or r3 2200g. Also for the price you paid for both 970s you could of had a 1080 that would smash sli 970.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

The title literally says "rushed"

Judging by this alone, I would assume that he just used whatever he had lying around. Another thing is that; big surprise, he can literally just upgrade to a 7600k for sub 175 dollars.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry for not clarifying, but i put rushed to remind me to post an actual build and not this poorly put together post. my next post will clearly outline my reasoning and intentionss for thiss build. And as for the upgrade path, yes you are correct, i plan to upgrade in the sky/kaby line but possibly to an i7. might look into if its worth it vs i5 but price and price/perfomance will be the deciding factor

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

i paid under 400$ DURING crytos peak when 1080s were double msrp so i beleive it to be a good deal. Also i picked the 7350k bc a.) those cpus werent out yet. b.) it IS NOT a bad performer by any means for gaming. (all i do on this pc is game btw) c.) it was only 120$ which was a great deal but im not about to upgrade to a whole new platform. and finally d.) bc i got a steal on my mobo so i decided to get it. Total my cpu/mobo combo cost less than a comparable 8100 or 2200g, well when z370 wass the only option idk about anymore with cheaper coffee lake boards out

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice kb, I use the rainbow variant

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks yes i could have gone with that one but it was cheaper to add more black and red to my setup so red is fine for me.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Why was it rushed

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

ah the reason was because i needed to post these pix for a school project, not the build tho that took over a year

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

that monitor tho boi

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

i dont have that one anymore lol im going to post a new post or 2 on my pc that will be ACTUALLY GOOD bc imo this post of mine is sh!t so stay tuned!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Is the CPU overclocked at all?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

yes i can get 4.9

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Spicy

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 2 970's instead of a 1070 or 1080? It says in the title it was "rushed" but wasn't it harder to go find 2 of the exact same card then one newer one that would have performed better?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

i didnt know people would actually see this lol i said rushed bc i needed to get my pics from my phone to pc for school project and this way was fastest. The reasoning behind the cards is as follows: 1 they were at the time, technically, cheaper than a 1070 2 looks (duh) 3 i didnt have all of the money to grab a msrp 1070, let alone a crypto inflated one, so i settled for 1080p with 1 970 until i had enough money for a 2nd. At that point i waited until i found a affordable card and pulled the trigger

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure it's been asked but why did you put the fans inside the fan bracket rather let them be on the outside of the bracket so they can be seen more.

It should technically allow for better airflow since the fans won't be against the case.

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

are the deepcool xfans loud in general or only when they're at max rpm? or are they actually quiet?

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

Why the 7350k, not a Ryzen R3 1200 or R5 1400

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

it was actually cheaper and, for the moment at least, more cores are not usually as good for gaming compared to higher clocked ones. also i got a good deal on my motherboard which really made me chose this cpu

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude did you bother to look at the last two photos?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

he must have seen this post before my last 2 photos were uploaded

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Appears to be two GTX 970s near the end of the photos. (Numbers 18 & 19). Maybe OP should bring one of those photos at the beginning.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Aha, no worries. Maybe they took notice of your comment and added them in when they could or may have realized something was a miss.

I had my fair share of missing photos between a photo wasn't showing up so had to upload a new photo from a previous one.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah sssorry for sssome reason they took a long time to upload. and yes they will be in the beginning on my new post

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries and thanks.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

hm? yes i do