Description

PhantomX is my preparation for virtual reality gaming and the upcoming release of Occulus Rift. Granted, I could have gone with a less powerful machine to start with, I wanted to have something that is streamlined, powerful, and a bit of eye candy!

I will primarily use this rig for gaming (Dragon Age: Inquisition, SWTOR, etc...). However, I also reverse engineer malware so will create a separate partition to run my many virtual machines for analysis purposes.

Eventually I plan to add another graphics card and expand to 64GB of RAM, but didn't feel it necessary for the current state of the gaming market.

Let me know what you think of the build. Parts are still on the way, but I'll post pictures once I am finished building it.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your temps like?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

While running SWTOR on ultra high graphics, my load temp average is about 36c to 40c and my liquid temp the same. This is while running on silent mode...haven't really needed to increase fan speed since between the fans and kraken it is smooth sailing.

Also, I'm at about 19% load for both the CPU and GPU the whole time. Only about 16% load on RAM

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the blue.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got the NZXT Hue+, technically I can change it to pretty much any color I want except the two 220mm NZXT fans that are default to blue. The Kraken also has many different options to choose from.

I debated where I wanted to hook my fans up though. I have the NZXT Sentry 3 fan controller, but the motherboard can support 7 or 8 fans and then the case can support like 10. I decided to hook the two top 220mm fans into the kraken since I had to remove one of the 120mm to save space for the motherboard. The rest are tied into the sentry 3 to monitor for CPU heat in addition to the liquid cooling. Needless to say, it is a very quite beast :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, is that yours? That's a bit more potent than mine :) I thought about going with a 980TI, but there was no reason too unless there were already a decent amount of 4k games and then I'd also have to buy 4k monitors. Just didn't want to eat the cost yet, but always a possibility in the future.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not built yet. I had a full PCPartPicker build on here already.. I posted right after I had my Dad order $1750 in components saving me $200-300 on shipping & tax. When he shipped the PC, it was broken.

So, I decided to go "I'm all in."

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Aww yis, Hue+ master race :3~~

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

My advice is to go with windows 7 it is better for game compatibility

Change your mouse to the Razer Mamba 2012 Tournament Edition

Then buy better monitors