Description

It's still a work in progress, but everything is working well.

Plans for future upgrades:

*Better HDDs and probably more SSDs

**2 more GTX 970 SSCs

***Probably Custom Water Cooling

****New monitors for 2K (3 or 4 way set-up)

Edit: FX-8350 increased overclock from 4.2 GHz to 4.7 GHz

Edit 2: After some additional tweaking in the BIOS, the FX-8350 is running at 4.8 GHz

Edit 3: Added a second GTX 970 SSC

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Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, and btw, is this your first build? Also, cable management could be better.

Even tho my cable management is bad...........

:(

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, an ever-growing build actually. I have another sitting nearby from the Intel's LGA-775 era. Yeah, my cable management skills need work.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

What am I missing. A 2.1k$ PC with a 970. Just seems a bit lopsided to me. You could have gotten half the ram. A perfectly decent Moba for half as much, nixed one of the Hdd, gotten a much smaller PSU and gotten yourself a 980ti instead. That's just me.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's a work in progress and that GPU won't be alone soon and the HDDs will be replaced. The reason why I have so many is for games, movies, pictures, music, and programs. Plus, I'm planning on getting some new monitors to go to 2K, three or four way monitor setup probably. Still thinking on that.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

9/10 because HDD isn't red and black.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, Black and Silver actually for both of them. I'll be replacing the Western Digital Blue due to how old it is.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Only 4.2 Ghz on the 8350 with a H105? Do you plan to increase that OC?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I am.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Is your cpu getting bottlenecked? Even i was thinking of going for an FX-8350 later

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, yes. I am going to be testing it again with the FX-8350 overclocked to 4.5 GHz soon.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Too much black and red

Would see pics again 11/10

+1

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the upgrade plans?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Going to be putting two more GTX 970s in there with new hard drives and SSDs. Then sooner or later, custom water cooling.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Now it makes sense for the 1000w psu. Good luck.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If I read your comments right, you are going for 3 970s in the future? I've got 3 980s and it is more of a pain than it is worth. Not all games support 3-way SLI. Knowing what I know now, I'd probably not do that again. Unless you just want 3 graphics cards because it is awesome. Then I say go for it! Why not. And when you put a custom loop on it, be sure to post pics! But, because I crave data, I'd love to know what temps the 3x 970s run at when air cooled. Nice build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I think you can turn the SLI configuration off to play those types of games, can't you?

And I will post pictures of the custom loop when it is done.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Delayed response here. I don't think there is an easy way to switch between SLI settings. At least with that motherboard. I know some Intel boards have a physical switch to change SLI configurations. Its 3-way or its off. I'm pulling a card out of my water loop just so I can play the Witcher without a hit for having 3 graphics cards. The Witcher 3 runs fine with 2 but not three. If not, I hope someone chimes in before I bust my loop open.

The Nvidia control panel lets you select "application preference" or something like that, but it still seems to be trying to use the 3rd card anyways. If you are going to be playing at 2k, 2 970s should do fine.

I guess my real issue is that I have water cooled my graphics cards. If I hadn't and I could easily remove one, I'd have nothing bad to say about 3-way SLI. If you are air cooled and it is easy to pull a card out for a game that is not optimized, then why not. Go for it. Yeah, why not?

Good work on that overclock, by the way. That is a great processor at those clock speeds.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. It took me a long time and I actually watched a video from JayzTwoCent on YouTube to be able to learn to reach that overclock.

As for the SLI question in terms of being able to turn individual graphic card off. It might be possible with the motherboard that I have. I have yet to gain another GTX 970 SSC to test that.

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

BOI, looks good, but that wire management........ BOI

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

My cable management skills needs work.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good bro. Once you get it, the build just feels.... just nicer...in general :)

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

tru

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

IKR! I was thinking the same thing :X

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the AMD cards would actually suit the Windows 10 operating system better, honestly. This computer is a Windows 7 Ultimate.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed.