Description

I built my first workstation in over 5 years and this is the first machine I've ever overclocked and I don't feel like I've really pushed it yet either.

The HAF X was a pleasure to work with and the X79 Deluxe has some amazing features even though I did have problems booting windows via usb. This was my first attempt at cable management, you can see my last machine in some of the initial shots. Will add a few pictures when the study redecoration is complete...

The Agility 3 ssd is an old one that's acting as a cache drive with one of the samsung HDD's, 2 of the drives are in the hot swap bays, and I'm saving up for a NAS. In a few weeks going to add a second GTX 780 and probably a second system ssd.

The main uses for this build are 3d modelling and motion graphics, adding more CUDA capable GPU's is top of the shopping list!

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

Well done. +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Ooh a palit card. Haven't seen one on pcpartpicker in a while!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Perfecto! Shows that you have done enough research and has a good sense of computer knowledge. I would choose yours, if I had the money..... Try using an 8 core CPU and use the same series motherboard for an AMD CPU. This will help you go further for lesser money. Anyway good job!

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I approve of this build. The only thing I really disagree with in this build is the case, but that's just me. Nice work! :D

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, how are those monitors treating you?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Move the 780 to the top pcie 16x slot.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason why? They both seem x16 according to the MB manual?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't matter as much with x79 but it's sort of a rule of thumb.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I moved it to the top slot with the old GTX 480 in it's place.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooooh, fancy. Starlana likey. <3

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

a quick question why are you running so many ssd's and hard drives just wondering??

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

The large ssd is the system/boot drive. The second to largest ssd is a cache drive for the main media drive with projects etc. I have 2 HDD's for output And a small old ssd for a scratch disk.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, Great build dude. I am planning to build a desktop (for the first time) for myself with same CPU(Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core) as yours. I am really confused in choosing motherboard between RAMPAGE IV EXTREME, P9X79 DELUXE, SABERTOOTH X79, Asus X79 DELUXE,

Can you please tell me why you chose this board over the others and does this board have Bluetooth and WiFi built in ?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what my build looks like at moment.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1QRxY

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I was struggling to decide between the Rampage Extreme and X79 Deluxe too.

I decided that I didn't need 4 way sli and that the LN2 overlocking features found on the Rampage Extreme were way overkill.

The Asus X79 DELUXE is the updated version of the P9X79 DELUXE with slightly more features than the SABERTOOTH X79 - like built in wifi and bluetooth! It's also got amazingly fast boot times (3-5 seconds) and the UFEI BIOS is really user friendly.

The only other board I was considering was the Rampage IV Black, but that won't be out for a few more weeks.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your help. This is really helpful information. I really appropriate it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Since no one has mentioned it so far, you need to flip that PSU over, I know its a pain but its stealing air from your GPU. Otherwise its a great build, very similar to (the soon to be) mine.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you ever plan to get a Quadro to really use the 10-bit depth of that display?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the RAM?

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

You lost me at Windows 8.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

With start8 and modernmix it's actually a great operating system.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

I can see how start8 could make Windows 8 a great operating system - especially that it adds a feature natively found in Windows 7 :P

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Oooh, let's all use windows XP like a true pro? I use windows 8 because it's fast, stable and out of the box, one of the easiest OS's to live with. From drivers, to boot times, it's better than windows 7.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points
  • Ease-of-use does not necessarily mean professionalism :)

  • I can assure you Windows 7 is just as easy to live with and fast when it cold boots (no sleep/hibernation) from POST to the Desktop in 10 seconds :)

  • Windows 7 and Windows 8 cannot use different drivers for the same hardware. When using the same hardware, both Windows 7 and Windows 8 are equally as stable as the driver versions :)

  • Windows 8 cheats on its boot times. It is basically using the Hibernation technology from Windows 7. It writes the session to the hard disk and shuts down to be quickly retrieved when powered on :)

  • Have a good one! :)

":)" indicates I'm not arguing :P

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

"Ease-of-use does not necessarily mean professionalism" So professionals tend to make things harder for themselves?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 use different drivers for the same hardware, just go into any support section and you'll see different drivers for the different OS's!

Who cares if it "cheats?" - I like being able to boot in 4-5 seconds. I can use the extra seconds to install start8!

And who needs a lower memory footprint, faster application start times or improved out of the box security? http://www.examiner.com/article/windows-8-versus-windows-7-performance-shootout

  • 75 months ago
  • -3 points

This.

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