Here is my X99 build. I built this to be my primary gaming rig. I was a big fan of MSi R9 290X Lightnings and managed to find a good set on the classifieds.
Awesome build! Looks like you got a great price on that mobo.
Thanks man! Got it on clearance at Fry's "Open Box". Honestly I have seen some great boards go for cheap on the classifieds as of lately. I saw an Asus Sabertooth go for 150 shipped on HardForums. Most of my parts have come from OCN and HardForums....
Sameee dude. Temps tho?
I'll get some temps shortly. Just finished the build last night. ASIC on the cards are 80.1% and 73.6% I think.... Checked out your rigs! Nice man!
oh btw I still want to know the temps haha :)
Thank you sir!
amazing build! love the Lightnings, heard they are really good! I love the 760T, one of my fav. full towers! question for you. how is the 5820K compared to the 4790K? at the time I built mine, the 5820k was more in price so I got the 4790K but I would just like to know from a 5820k user, would it be worth it? sometimes I kind of regret not getting it haha
Thanks man! If gaming is your major concern, then you made an excellent choice with the 4790K! If you were using the PC for rendering 4K content, I would prefer the 6 cores/12 (HT) over the 4790K. Honestly, as of recent, I've built a 4670K for my wife and an X58 i7-950 for a budget gaming rig. As old as the X58 platform is, I have yet to see any bottlenecks with my Kingpin 780 Ti.... Your 4790K will be an excellent rig for many years to come.... People are still using 2500Ks with new gen GPUs with no major problems. The main reason I went with a 5820K was because of the deal I got on an open box mobo. I had every intention of building a 4790K myself.... Good Choice! So to answer your question, it would not be worth it to upgrade. I feel you'll be happy with your current rig for many years to come.
thank you for the wonderful answer! I really wanted an Extreme processor at that time, but the price in memory really hurt, it was when DDR4 just came out. I'm quite happy with the 4790K so far! I think I will be saving up for probably Canyonlake in '17 :)
+1 for your X99 build!
I definitely agree! DDR4 is thankfully dropping in price now... How are you liking your 970s in Sli? I'm thinking about upgrading my wife to two 970 Zotac ITXs in her BitFenix Prodigy M. They seem to be very efficient cards for her 750 Watt PSU....
I'm really liking them. They don't run too hot (60s) nor take a lot of power and they provide excellent performance. reviews show they perform on par or better than the 980 Ti so if you have one already, definitely grab another if you need more ompf. I can pretty much max out any game and still get smooth FPS. In terms of compatibility, I haven't experienced any game-breaking issues. Fallout 4 was only one that had issues with the terminals and getting stuck, but that wasn't related to SLI, more of any monitor with over 60 FPS and it was fixed by Bethesda.
750W would definitely be plenty for two 970s :)
very nice , my jaw droped when i saw 2 290 lighting for that price
Thanks man! OCN and HardForum Classifieds have great deals on these cards every now and then!
What's up guys! Thanks for the kind words... Just finished the rig this morning as of 2 AM. Thinking of picking up NZXTs Hue+ for some extra lighting. I'll get some Temps and a couple more photos soon.
I picked up the Mobo from Fry's in Houston.... Got it on clearance.
I love this case. I honestly was concerned about how much room I would have behind the motherboard tray. I'm spoiled from all the extra space in my Air 540 X58 Build.... Plenty of room in the 760t!!!
Most of everything I bought was second hand... Wouldn't have it any other way!
how did you get the 5820 so cheap?
I bought it used on HardForums.
Great build, but the GPUs are sagging horribly
Honestly, I don't think they are. I think the angle of that first picture makes it appear that way. They are very heavy cards though... They may have a slight sag when looking directly at the cards but nothing I would call "horrible". Thanks for the feedback!
Is it a 5/7 good?
Thanks for the kinds words... Just for clarification the PSU is a 1300 G2 and the cables are custom sleeved by Ensourced.
haha... Yeah sorry for the substandard Phone Pics... :D
Honestly it's really overkill.... The 290X Lightnings can draw a crazy amount of power when OC'ing...
lol..... I guess I'm conflicted... 3DGuru reccomends 800 Watts for CF 290X Lightnings and 800+ if you are overclocking.
So 1300 Watts is definitely overkill, but I'm ok with that. Originally I bought it with the intention of picking up a 3rd Lightning for CF but since this card is 2.5 slots there wouldn't be any room unless I built a custom loop.
Looked at your rig! Nice setup!