Description

Used mostly for gaming and virtual machine testing.

A bit more than a year so far with this build and it hasn't disappointed me a single time!

I do admit that I don't play the most graphic intensive games with it but atleast it plays everything without a single glitch and will do it for a while, which was my goal.

Got myself GTA V and it does play very well, I can't have all the settings at ultra (or whichever is the highest) but the settings are still close to the highest. With the nvidia experience software it optimize the settings so that I can have a smooth 60fps gaming experience and it does the job very well!

Update: Added a Corsair h100i and also added an extra hdd (WC 1Tb).

Update 2: Started video editing a little and I'm starting to have less and less space on my main SSD with all the adobe softwares so I've ordered a Crucial MX200 250Gb to replace my Samsung 840 EVO 128Gb. The Samsung will take the place of my old A-Data and the A-Data will be used for something else.. Unless I can find a place to hide it in my case!

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Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

nice lookin build.....upload some more pics, would love to see some close-ups

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Though you should add more pictures...

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Man! Liking the cable management in a Micro-ATX case, also, why don't you upload some more inside pics, I'm sure everyone would like to see

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Simply beutiful and clever Xeon choice!+1 How has it been working for you?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Working very good!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey! just like 7 months after! lol , and I still don't build anything! Hopefully I'll start my build next xmas, but I got a question for you, what would you recommend? 8 gb of RAM or 16 gb of RAM? Would 8 bottleneck the Xeon? I will be gaming, streaming and maybe slight photo and video editing.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming and streaming I'd say 8gb should be enough. For video/photo editing, to be completely honest, I can't really tell 100%. But judging from my test, 8gb should be good also if it's just as a hobby?. The main reason as to why I went with 16gb is for the VM's that I build/run from time to time, I would of been good with 8gb if it wasn't of that.

To put things in perspective, with some apps running in the background (itunes, 3-4 tabs in chrome, vsphere client), decompressing a 1080p/20min/2.2gb gopro video (using the gopro studio app) took about 7mins w/ a cpu load of 90-100% and a total memory usage of about 4gb. Original file was on my HDD decompressing to my Adata SSD.

Compressing the same video took about 37mins w/ a cpu load of 80-90% and memory usage of 3.5~4gb. This is going from my Adata SSD to the Samsung SSD.

CPU temperatures we're hovering around 40-50 degree celsius.

Maybe there's other video editing software that are more efficient but atleast it gives you a good point of reference as I don't have any other video editing softwares (gopro studio is pretty basic also).

I hope this helps!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it really helped! I've made a decision, thank you a lot Happy building!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a sweet looking build. Please, more photos and maybe a description of this awesome little rig.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I would like to see more pictures, but this is a really nice build. The balance is good and it looks like you put quite some time into your part choices. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

having any problems with the G930 ?

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

You definitely over paid for that Adata SSD. For that kinda money you could get a 4TB Hybrid and still have change left over! Otherwise nice build!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

He didn't actually state what he paid for it. That is just the price for it currently.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea I thought it was weird that it was blue. Thanks for clearing that up. That being said what the heck does Adata think they're selling...gold lol?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually an ssd I had laying around from an old build ;) Figured I'd install it to use as a fast temporary storage.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh so it was at the price premiums from when you first got it I feel ya there. Did the same back with a 128GB for my PS3!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Overpaid for the specs on that monitor but other then that awesome build! +1 Add more pics please

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Overpaid for the monitor in general but I really wanted a 21:9 at the time... Would probably go for a triple monitor setup if I'd have to redo

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice and simple

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it! I also used the 350D on my build here. I love it because it makes every build look so clean. Nice job; you'd better be putting this PC to work :)

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the Xeon/780 combo doing in gaming?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Doing very good! And very good at virtualization also :D Can't wait to test out GTA V on it.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like that LG ultrawide monitor?? i was going to go with one of those and then a smaller ultrasharp in my setup.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it! Game wise it's amazing too but there is some games that doesnt support the 21:9 but mostly only older games. If you're used to 24" monitor this is the right size but id you're used to 27" i'd suggest going with the 34" version

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

im used to like 23-24" monitors. but i want to go bigger i was looking at maybe a 16:9 27" or a 29" ultrawide monitor. how is the color representation?? also do you use a second monitor with it??

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

From my point of view, the colors are great on it. I do have a second monitor 16:9 27" IPS also an LG and I find the colors are more vibrant on my 21:9. And like I said if you want something bigger (height and width) you're going to need to go with a 34" 21:9 monitor since the 29" is the same height as a 24" 16:9 monitor except wider.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome!! thank you very much. In the end i probably will go with the 34" one. for some reason i just really want a massive monitor.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Let me know how you like it when you get it! Also, when you first get it, I'd suggest you try to watch a bluray movie on it. Most movie nowaday are in 21:9, so with these monitors there's no black bar. I always enjoy watching movie on it!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad folks, didn't knew people could comment on the builds! I'll upload more pictures as soon as possible (^ )

Also, the prices are not what I exactly paid I think... I don't remember putting them anyway haha

I also changed the heatsink with a watercooler I had laying around since the silver from it was bugging me out! Water cooling is overkilled since I don't have any plan of overclocking (or else I would of bought a i7) but it's way better looking!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

update: Just updated all of the prices to what I've actually paid. Note that some of them date from before the build.