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It's really nothing too crazy unique. I'm a big fan of EVGA and figured I'd run with that as the basis. Fell in love with their X79 Dark motherboard and the Hex 1500 PSU and went from there. I had a decent gaming PC that I had IBuyPower build for me and was a bit mad at myself for not just jumping in and doing it myself. So I basically completely rebuilt it over a month of spread out purchases. Still a few accent details to do and I'll add pics of those as I complete them.

UPDATE: Pretty much complete at this point. Going to add another 780 soon because I want to have each screen on a dedicated GPU and I'm going to add another 32 GB of RAM basically just because I can :) I'm hoping to move my set up to a different room with a larger desk soon and when I do, I might add an auxiliary monitor for when I'm playing in Surround.

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1027124

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  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Very solid build. Though for a 4.6k build, I probably would have opted for a custom loop. Or at least, a kraken x40, so the tubes are long enough to be mounted at the front. (though I'm not even sure if it's possible with that case)

+1

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah a 140 fan doesn't fit up front. Even a 120 would fit, but not the radiator cause it's literally that close. But a custom loop is definitely something I would like to tinker with in the future. At the point that I got the Corsair, I had issues with the original IBuyPower build and was frantically trying to fix things. They had drilled into the cooler radiator I bought thru them! So my local Microcenter had all the Corsair models in stock and I went with this to fit the back. But this case comes with a cool air duct that I might try to utilize for a neat hidden radiator off a custom set up later. Thanks for the feedback I appreciate it. I'm always learning.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 bro. But dafuq do ppl get the money to blow on these $5000 gaming rigs??? is it selling drugs? if its selling drugs then i'm definitely in ;)

Super build!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao I'm a carpenter and cabinet maker so I do ok but spread the purchases out over a couple months. You think this is bad, it is adjusted prices. I paid much more for each GPU when I bought them and my custom liquid loop isn't even listed ($1500)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the H90?

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

H90 fits nicely in the rear of the case where the stock 140 fan was and I don't totally think the H100i is completely necessary for my purposes. If I had mounted a H100i in the top of the case I would lose the heat rising/exhaust out the top aspect since it's best to pull fresh air into the radiator.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

we dont see too many builds at this price, i really like it, you should route the PCI-e cables, they're just sticking out there. not a huge deal but it would annoy the hell out of me to not have that behind the mobo

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I totally agree. I have to remove the 780's on Monday anyhow to install some backplates that haven't arrived yet, maybe I'll tinker with it then. I do like having the color in there, but not at the expense of being neat.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice powerful solid build. Little outta my price range. There's a few minor misdemeanors here and there, nothing major. +1

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

looks like you really went all out :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha, after being somewhat burned by the IBuyPower ordeal I didn't want to close the case and have any instant regrets. Also wanted to leave myself open to do more if I wanted to go bigger. Thanks for checking it out.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

pricey, but nice.

  • 77 months ago
  • 5 points

Yeah, shhh don't tell my wife. Lmao.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat Ram tho!!! Amazing build man. Anybody who has experience running SSD's in RAID(I am assuming you are) will testify that more ram helps. But damnit man those cables kill me. Probably just me though. Well done!

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

And RAM for Adobe CS6 tasks was the main reason I went high. I assume you are talking about the red VGA cables. I know, I kinda left them in the case bottom thinking some added color would look sharp. Today I have to remove both cards to install the backplates and will probably route the wires out and in again at the right there. Thanks for the feedback!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

what didnt you like about the keyboard since you only gave it 3 stars?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Left shift key already doesn't work, space bar is hit and miss and more keys are now starting to just not register every press. So it's a durability issue.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the H90 perform? I just got it for my new rig, and I was curious.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it. I haven't overclocked yet or anything, but the temps are solid. I really feel like using an H90 instead of an H100i is just smart usage of space. So many people think bigger is better but the size of these double wide coolers is just flat out unnecessary.

  • 77 months ago
  • -1 points

Weird choice of PSU but nice build.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Well it's around 800W as it is in the pics so when I eventually get a third 780 I'd be pulling too much juice on an 850W and have to upgrade again. This way I'm ready to keep expanding if I want.

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

I still would have gone with something like an 80 plus platinum seasonic but it's still not a bad choice.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh yeah I see your point. Seasonic is good stuff.

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