Description

This large build meant to last several years with the ability to add parts when necessary, and looks pretty cool. It will look even better when I install RGB LEDs, however I'm still trying to contact ThermalTake about how they code the PWM for their fans so that the colors will change with the Fan LEDs.

This is my first build, my previous computer being a Dell Inspiron 620 that couldn't keep up with the video game industry. I wanted an i7 that I can over-clock, DDR4 memory, a graphics card capable of playing all of my games at 60fps on max graphics and at least 1 TB of disk space with a Solid State Drive to run my OS and programs from. All other components were purchased for their price per value, or where I could find a good deal. I am currently running Windows 10 x64.

To date I have over-clocked to 5.0 GHz successfully.

Used Mainly for: Full Graphics Gaming, CAD drafting, Bragging Rights, and Photo and Video Rendering.

One important thing to note is that I received rebates on several of the parts in the list, some of which aren't factored into the price breakdown. In total I received ~$145 back in rebates.

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Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, why the red RAM? +1 for your nice socks.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, they are nice and warm ;). I only got the Red RAM because it was half price from NewEgg and they were out of blue. Now that I've had it for a while though it adds a nice accent color.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Good game my friend.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, dude...but I just don't get why picking a thousand watts PSU...a waste of energy/money/efficiency :(

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

actually it's funny that in US reddit build board etc. They will always tell you to get over 650W at least, no matter what you have in the case. In German boards (where someone looked over my build) it's the other way around. They told me that 550W was more than enough for any of my build choices and to get rid of the 650W PSU I had.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Use a power meter and you'll be amazed of what your power consumption is at 100% load of your system

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I am sorry I don't get what that means I am not native in english so I think I might be missing the gist.

Does it mean: that power is barely used fully or that more power is used than wattage predicitions like on this page?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The first one

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

PSUs only draw what's needed, so it's not pulling 1000+ watts at all times and most PSUs are at their most efficient at a ~50% load. PCPP rates the wattage of this build at around 430w so it's right in the ballpark, plus whatever the overclock adds. OP also stated they want room to upgrade in the future so a bigger PSU will allow for SLI options.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

As I replied in another comment, for a single GPU config like this one, 650W would be more than enough, even if he wants to go for an SLI config 850W would be enough too, but hey that's my opinion, after all it's his money, not mine :P

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1000W PSU was at the time of purchase about 30$ less expensive than the next teir 850W. I thought it wise to be able to power additional parts in the future: up to 4 addition hard drives (for RAID 10), another SSD, and/or one or two additional video cards. The prices shown do not include rebates, however in the end the PSU only cost me around $84 dollars.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice then

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice Build Mate, I'm Liking The 980. I Haven't Seen One Of Them In A While. Especially With The New 1080 Dropping.

+1

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Moving the right-most RAM DIMM to the right black socket on the other side of the board would look better IMO. Clean build otherwise. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I did have them on the other side but the Mobo required that RAM be in the A slots first, otherwise it wouldn't turn on. This also enables the Dual-Channel capability of the RAM. If the future demands it I will upgrade to 32Gigs of Quad-Channel.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The only reason I know Kronos is from being forced to read Percy Jackson.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually have a tradition of naming my computers after evil technology from movies. KRONOS is the main villian's computer in the best PIXAR movie: The Incredibles.