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Bought 90% of the parts on sale/discount from local stores and during the holiday sales from just before black Friday to Christmas. Built last year and just put the final touch on, the 1080Ti. Updated parts list and pictures.

Now bout the computer: Have had it for about month now. OC CPU to 4.5 was stupid simple and it handling just fine. Now the RAM is 32gb DDR4-3000. I havent actively tried to push it to the 3000, by default it will stick at 2133. I have told the Mobo to push the required 1.35v tho the RAM to get 3000, but fails to boot after reboot. Other wise it works great and you can save ~$20 by just getting the 2133 version. The Samsung 950pro 512 is heavenly to me, allows storage w/o added wires for power or SATA cables, makes a clean look and its incredibly fast. Got a second one because of multiple VMs and play CTFs. As I was building on this reflection for this tells me to go with a cheaper SSD, WD has a great SSD for much cheaper. Upgraded from MSI 970 card. Now put the MSI 1080Ti Gaming X, Love the new card. The case is fregg'n awesome, love the way it looks and the fact that it does have SO much room. in the front i have 3 Corsair 140 quiets, and one in the back for exhaust. Then the top disassembles and has spot for the Corsair H100i GTX cooler and makes it simple to install. Cable management lacks just a little on the backside, wish they would have added few more spots to tie stuff down to. But was able to take off all the cages for HDDs and make it look so nice. The little black bar on the bottom of the window isnt a bar to say, its just really tinted, which is cool because of the NZXT Hue+ lights go by the PSU, it lights up the side and still dark enough to hide the wires coming off the PSU. And due to the amount of space, I start filling it with stuff that I got from LootCrate. The NZXT Hue+ is worth a mention, i have 4 strips magnetically stuck around the case, it has the 3m sticky if you choose to use it. i was going to use the sticky to mount in place, but the magnets work just fine. The CAM software is pretty good, allows a wide selection of colors and patterns to use.

Finished off with some cable extenders from CableMod. They have much better appearance then the stock Corsair PSU cables.

I plan to keep this build for the next few years without dropping anything else into it. Let me know what you think!

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Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

My suggestion: Get a Western Digital 1TB HDD. Otherwise, amazing build. +1 for sure.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like u are sponsored by corsair :p

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It didnt start out w/ all corsair parts, but then i caught a couple parts on sale so i paid a little more to keep the parts under one manufacturer. Think it worked out. But yea, heavy corsair...

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build.

Typically, the $2000 category builds I see have 980Ti's. It's not that the 970 is bad, it's just that your CPU, RAM, and Storage are all a notch above the 970. That being said, I have a 970 and it blows through any game at 1080p. So long as you aren't planning on moving to a 4k display, I say your current graphics card will suit you fine -- at least for the next few years.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It really fell down to "is the performance increase worth the extra $300 ish?" And i couldn't find myself buying a 980ti. The last of my plans for rainbow dash is another samsung 950 pro to fill the second m2 slot, and buying a 980ti when i need it. But yes when i have been talking about my computer, i will say "msi 970..." and they give me the wtf look.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha You got a point sir, although I have an LSI MSI GTX 980 Tis that don't put me above any other enthusiast. Lets be honest, 95% of the gamer are using either 960 or 970s. The 970 is fantastic card :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I just got back from an emergency psychologist session with WOODY.

RE: When he saw the case sitting on your little friend he FREAKED OUT! I told him that he had crawled under there but WOODY didn't believe me and thought it had been dropped on him. Looks like some Meds and some hypnotism sessions will get him sorted.

Oh, Woody would like to know what his name is. :-)

Nice build Bro. +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

O i get it. Your stuffy is named woody. I've seen your build and it didn't click. That's nanook in my picture.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks beautiful! +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a lot of nice parts in the build. It looks nice.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

cringe title

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you plug in the 4 corsair fans when the board only has 3 system fan headers

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Had 2 CPU fan headers, just jacked one of them, not uncommon

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

Where is that 980ti broham???

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The 970 works great.... but does feel like i missed the cherry on top by not dropping the addition 300-ish on it. I will see how im feeling after taxes.... Push the 970 to my older computer instead.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

just wait for pascal

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

really extra 300 yeah i would wait

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

was wondering the same brotien shake

awesome build, it looks amazing

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

got 3 girls... its colorful and fast... and no not brony. Lol

Fixed the miss spell...

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point
  • BRONY not bronnie
  • Don't insult the bronies
  • I am a brony :P
  • nice name for your PC btw
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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

didnt think about it until now, guess i got tunnel vision and didnt think bout that. might just be the best way.

Thank You.

and as for MLP, i just gave up and accepted it... just that phase of my life

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