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This build really started when I jumped on a sale for my Titan X on Prime day (I know, what a let down that was). It was a Warehouse deal and I got it for the price of a 980ti so I really couldn't say no... I have had my old gaming rig for about 3 years, and I built in on a budget. I was finding myself turning graphics settings down quite a bit for the new AAA titles coming out. I decided to bite the bullet and build the Machine I had been pricing and drooling over for about a year now (given somethings have changed as new hardware came out).

CPU- I really have no complaints about this processor, unfortunately I haven't really had time to push it to its limits since I built it so I really can't say more than it hasn't gone over 30% usage with normal gaming and stream viewing.

Kraken- This is a great product, but unfortunately I received a faulty unit. The usb on it would not connect with my system resulting in me not being able to control the Fan speeds at all, or change the color. I have a new one coming, should be here today (7/27) and hopefully this one will work. My only complain is that the stock fans are loud, I will hopefully be putting some Corsair or Noctua fans on it to quiet it down a bit.

MSI X99 Gaming-7- I have 1 complaint about this motherboard. There are simply not enough case fan connectors on the motherboard. Not a huge deal, but a minor inconvenience.

G.Skill Ripjaws 4- Ram is ram, looks cool, good speed for now not too much to say here.

M500- These came out of my old system, setup in a RAID 0.They are fast and I haven't ever had a problem with them. Would be nice to upgrade to a few mx200s though.

Titan x- LOVE this card. It is fast and absolutely powers through games. I play at 1440p so it was very nice to be turn everything back up to ultra and still get 60+ FPS. I am disappointed with how the paint on the lettering came out, I will have to redo it at some point.

NZXT H440- This is by far my favorite case I have ever built in. The cable management and overall look is amazing. I will have pictures of the build uploaded and it is by far the most clean build I have ever put together (I build about 5 a year for friends/referrals).

Edit: Sorry for some potato pics, I will try to get some better shots with my DSLR at some point.

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Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

A Titan X for the price of a 980Ti? Hell man, I'd take that over a 980Ti too. That extra VRAM is gonna be nice to have, plus if you throw it under water and OC it to hell it should outperform most, if not all, 980Tis. As if they don't already perform amazing enough.

Plus, that status quo doe :p

+1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

thats the plan, I am looking at doing a custom water loop, or potentially the AIO water cooler that EVGA is going to be putting out. Either option should put my temps down to about 50C under load allowing me to push it quite a bit.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you connect it to a monitor with no HDMI plug on your mother board.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Graphics card.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The graphics card is where you put all your video connections. The titan X has 2 HDMI, 2 Display Port and 1 DVI-D. My current setup utilizes 2 Display Port and 1 DVI-D

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you install windows using a apple cd external drive?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Is your gpu how at all? I'm planning on getting this case a reference gtx 980ti

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  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

I am gonna take it out at some point and repaint it. Luckily the paint I used is easy enough to scrape off.