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PC Gaming Master Race Rite of Passage? ACHIEVED

Now I know what you're thinking.. "Psshh, he's using the stupid stock intel cooler. Haha idiot." "Actually, it's camouflage, it's really made of vibranium..." "O_o"

Wanted to build a machine that could shred any game I threw at it and it does just that. I love it. Took me about six months to complete it from inception to installation. Started doing research back in March and finally got my graphics cards at the end of July.

I originally was just going to get the one 970 but I got a pretty nice bonus from work so I stepped it up to two lol :P I know that two 970's for 1920x1200 is unnecessary, but I do plan on upgrading to 1440p or 1200p surround eventually so the horsepower will help in that case.

So, apparently one of my 970's has Hynix memory and the other has Samsung. I believe that the Hynix one also has the STRIX logo upside down which in and of itself is really stupid on Asus' QA part but on the other hand does look kinda cool with it being the mirror image of the correctly assembled card on the top lol This would totally happen to me, I couldn't buy them that way if I tried. I'm pretty sure that the reason behind this is because they were in different manufacturing batches.

I went with just the 4790 instead of the 4790K because its still overkill for gaming and with this build I wasn't particularly interested with overclocking. I may look into doing that for future builds when I have more experience.

I love the Corsair C70 case, it has a ridiculous amount of room for being a mid-tower and the cable management is just beautiful.

Comments are welcome :)

EDIT: Thanks for the quick comments guys! I'll post some more pictures and some benchmarks when I get a chance.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

Why use SLI 970's instead of a single 980Ti? wouldn't it work out the same if not better and then you can sli with another later on?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

The difference is back and forth with that comparison but I agree with you and would have done the same. I can only assume that he purchased his 970 a few months prior to the GTX 980 ti release, seeing as how he has gathered his parts over the course of 6 months.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

biggest reason was because I wasn't really planning on originally spending around $2300 on my rig. The 980Ti had just come out and I didn't really wanna spend that much for the "flagship" price. Then I got a $200 bonus from work after I already had one 970.. Haha whatever :/

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah makes sense now - still the SLI 970s will do you for a while - nice build anyway! What was the BIOS like on that board?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like it. It has mouse support and a ton of overclocking options. I actually think the overclocking looked really convoluted but that's probably me. The board supports up to 3200Mhz Ram overclocked but it actually underclocked my 1866Mhz Ram to 1600. Went under DRAM options and just had to pick 1866 from the list. haha

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Could have gone with a xeon 4 core and save a bit of money Edit: With the same performance

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Well xeon's are usually used more for servers or rendering workstations and the 4790(K) was the most popular LGA1150. I might be doing some light video work but since gaming was the top priority that's why I picked it. Thanks for the suggestion though. :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually, this has been proven false. The xeons that match the specs of a core series processors (EX. quad core and 3.4ghz on both proccessors) will have the same if not improved performance over a core series , as well as having a lower price on them. The only time a xeon is a "rendering" or "server" processor is when they are built with a lot of slower cores, like 12 cores clocked at 2.4ghz or such. I personally use xeons in all my builds, due to the i7 performance with an i5 price.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! What games do you play?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Well this is my first computer with a dedicated GPU lol So I'm having to play alot of catch-up with games that I've missed. Recently bought Borderlands 1 and 2, Shadow of Mordor, Bioshock Infinite, and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon. Also got MGS-V for free along with my GTX 970 and I'm planning on picking up Fallout 4 and Battlefront in November. :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome! Enjoy! :D

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Mordecai and Zer0 are my personal favorites for those two. Tell me how FC3 is.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually just finished it last night. It's not very long but it's freakin hilarious. Terminator and Robocop had a neon baby lol

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

wait, borderlands or FC3?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

FC3 Blood Dragon.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh dang! First vibranium build I've seen on this site! One does not simply "acquire" vibranium so do tell us who your contact is please. I have a score card for you:

+1 for humor +1 for patience +1 for going with an ASRock gaming board (its out of the norm and i'm curious) +1 for C70

Welcome to the PC gaming master race...

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I originally was looking at alot of ASUS boards but the reviews were so mixed. Tons and tons of people just talked about RMA's all day long because of boards being DOA. So I just searched Newegg and I knew I wanted something with a black/red color scheme and I loved the look of the heatsinks on the Asrock. Plus it had more positive reviews that Gigabyte or Asus.

C70 is steel and haz handles. Nuff said.

Thanks for the scorecard haha :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man I have a favor, I personally don't have the case in front of me so i was wondering how much space is there behind the motherboard beside the cable channels. Some pics so the behind other don't and I can't properly judge. Anyway the favor is if you can measure and see if there is about a 14mm gap anywhere behind there.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

For ssd is it best to put os and games or what?just bought one.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

the current part list is not representative of my actual prices. I can post an excel sheet if you want but I actually got the RAM for like 99.95

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Wait!!?? Did you really give up a shot to...um..agh...'comment'..on cable management

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

People usually ask how to cable managment.... I say... the less you see the better.... but dat long cpu power run is killin' me especially when you can see that conveniently placed hole (insert inappropriate pun right here!!) just siting empty right there!!! P.S We are the master race...only thing at hypnoses us is 144Hz, 4k, real mechanical, 8200dpi+, no less than 3 gpu, surround (both visually and acoustically).........just sayin'.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

AND CABLE MANAGEMENT!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I don't like the cpu power running that way either, but the problem is that the only way to make it reach the psu by going through the top left is by crossing right behind the cpu backplate and i didnt like the cable being close to that much heat.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

it will be fine if you do so.