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So far i'm pretty new to this pcmasterrace thing and i'm very proud of myself for creating such a beast. As of now i am still waiting for one more GPU to sli. Overall great performance, but abit on the high end. the two SSD are in Raid 0. Haven't overclocked yet but planning to.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 11 points

240GB SSD for 429.99? Damn thats expensive

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

you can get one from Newegg for $85...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

So I made an error why putting this on pcpartspicker. The actual SSD are Kingston HyperX 3k 240gb for $127.99 on Newegg

  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice parts list! Add some photos, please!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build. How are the 970s performing? I would like some more info on your build if thats cool and more pics

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I have 970 sli as well, EVGA ones. Check my build out, I linked some Firestrike benchmarks. Gaming-wise, on my 144hz monitor, I have yet to drop below 70 FPS on Ultra settings, in any games. Usually I hover around 111-132 FPS.

Not sure if he can tell much about SLI yet as he states he only has ONE gpu atm...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

So far, extremely well even though it only has 3.5gb of vram it runs most games a ultra settings. The MSI model with the custom cooler runs at a higher temp during idle than most of the other custom coolers (ex: gigabyte or EVGA), but under load I haven't seen it go pass 70C ( I don't play to many graphic intensive games at the moment besides Far Cry 4. The card so far is a dream, it's not too loud which is great, sometimes under heavy load the fans are noticeable. Overall the card is worth the money even after the Nividia false marketing for having 4gb.

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

If you guys also want I can run some benchmarks and share them with y'all

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I second the more pics statements.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all of the feedback. I was looking at getting a 980, but then i thought i could just run 2 970s at the same price. I have a 760 right now that performs extremely well. I am wanting to get into 1440p in the future, so does anyone know if the sli 970s will run that on high settings with good fps?

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey guys I will try my best to answer as many question as possible, I'm a college student in pre-med so time is limited for me.

Edit: more pictures coming soon.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Heeey, Nice build. Here's what I think.

CPU: Great choice! Fantastic value! Cooler: I personally prefer air cooling because I don't trust water, but hey everyone has their own preference! :) Motherboard: I'd go with Asus Z97-A, but this one is fine too! The Z97 could have saved some money :P Memory: (Y) SSD's: Apparently you didn't spend that much so thank god. Crucial MX100 SSD's might have brought you a bit more value, but HyperX SSD's outperform them. HDD: BEST CHOICE. GPU's: Alright, depending on what you're using this on: - 1920x1080: Personally I think if you've went with a single card of 980 or 970, would be completely fine, but within your budget range that's acceptable :P - Triple displays: if you're powering triple displays with 970 SLI, then hands down this is the choice for you ;) Case: Haven't used this case, nor have I heard of it. Looks good for the money! PSU: Best choice.

Overall some parts are really good. I'm not sure what you plan on powering (display). Expect the build to last quite a very long while :). ~Caspertus

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build, i don't see that you have any problems with budgeting so why that case?just wondering :O

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

My Cousin gave it to me, cause he was getting ready for another build so he decided to give me this one. Long story short, I could have gotten a better case, but didn't want to waste my cousins gift.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

ah no wonder, well that sorts it out, post more pics next time benchmark, glamour shots, cable management bragging rights or a cat+dog combo? its a shame to just tease us with 1 pic
+1 either way.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the temps?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hot damn.. This makes me want to get SLI.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That's expensive... I hope it's worth it

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok minus a few things nice build! +1 Now I gotta ask did you at least get some lube for the price of those ssd.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats an awesome build! little overkill lol You couldve got cheaper SSD's like a SanDisk Ultra II or Samsung 1TB and saved 400 bucks or more or buy two and RAID them

But overall nice build! Since this is your first time this is really good!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

more pictures please +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

hello, how can you make cpu 8pin power connection? i have same case too, where did you extend that cable from case?

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, those would on my return list ASAP.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

As on the perivous comment I made an error while adding the SSD to pcpartspicker. The actual SSDs are Kingston HyperX 3k 240gb for 127.99 on Newegg.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Even at that price, the Samsung 850 EVOs are cheaper and faster: http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-850-Evo-250GB-vs-Kingston-HyperX-3K-240GB/2977vs1818

I'd consider returning the drives for 850 EVOs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147372&cm_re=850_evo-_-20-147-372-_-Product

Other than that, this is a mean machine.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the info, I'm really new to the PC community so thank you so much for the adivce

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You did great! Congrats!