Elite Gaming PC. Spent a lot of money, but within reason.
I must say those white sleeved cable really are easy on the eyes...im jealous
Nice Sli GTX 670's Hope you do some video editing with all those coda cores
Should perform real well in any games you play, nice build!
Why windows 7 ultimate?
Just dont like Win8 on a desktop. No other reason.
But ultimate seems like a huge waste of money here. You could have gotten the regular home version of windows 7 for like $70 cheaper
you COULD get ClassicShell for Win8 to restore prior Windows functionality, but i guess the reasons are more personal than that
Start8 is much better. $5
Classic Shell does have a lot of features and is very customisable, though. It's also free and open-source.
Every gamers dream build, nice job with it. I love how nice the evga 670's look in that stunning case. hope you enjoy your build!
Hows that H100i running? I've been debating on whether to go with water cooling or not.
Wait for reviews of the H220 from people who have bought it.
The who what now?
The Swiftech H220. It's supposed to be quite a bit better than either of the H100s.
I don't plan to add anything to the loop if I go liquid...
I think I'm just gonna go air.
I like it. The unit looks good and cools just as well as anything else on the market that isn't a custom water loop.
So, your saying that it doesn't cool any better than a good air cooler?
Or am I misinterpreting what your saying?
Correct. It is within 5 degrees of top quality air coolers. It doesnt cover up your ram slots though
Ah, that's nice.
I think that I might have to go with liquid...
Yeah, they are actually easier to install than the huge towers. If you're going to spend around 100 bucks on a CPU cooler, I can't think of any good reason NOT to get a closed loop liquid system.
Did you overclock it at least? Don't want to see that cooling system go to waste, especially with some of that extra power.
Yes of course :). CPU is running 4.5ghz at around 65c. Will probably overclock the GPUs later on.
I think there's way too many cables but because they're white, it looks good. Nice work.
I'm not sure how I could reduce the amount of cables?? Like do you mean too many components therefore too many cables?
Well it looks like there is way too many cables, but it's inevitable. I think if the GFX cards had the cabling at the end in the back of the cards then it would make it look much better. But your system looks just fine.
yeah I hate that. Why would they put the ports on the top and not the sides?
Why 16 gigs of RAM? One of the most common gamers mistakes. GAMES ONLY USE UP TO EIGHT CURRENTLY!!! Nice build other wise!
RAM drives, hopefully. I have a 1GB for each of my drives and a 6GB for running things quickly.
Ram is cheap :)
If this was my build, I would've gone with Win7 Home premium, one SSD, 8 GB RAM, and high end air cooling. And then I would've gotten some nice 670s.
Here is my thought process:
OS - I use the PC for work too and need to use Bitlocker
SSD - Just needed the extra space, the 256gb versions have the best storage to $ value
RAM - Today games can use up to 8GB. Next year who knows if a game could use 16? If RAM was super expensive I would go with 8, but getting 16 doesn't cost much more
CPU Cooler - True, the liquid cooler doesn't out-perform similarly priced air coolers, but it also doesn't block a RAM slot.
Fair, fair, hmm... agree to disagree, and fair. Didn't think about the RAM slots. But maybe you wouldn't need them had you gone with 8GB-- I'm just joking lol Great build.
lol yes that's true, I could have just gone with two 4gb sticks :). I tell ya, aesthetics and performance really can get in the way sometimes. I just think 4 looks better than 2.
Four always looks better than two.
Work on the cable management, but otherwise great build!
Why sli 670's? For gaming you would only see any gains if your using multiple monitors.
I do like those white cords alot for that white build.
SLI is more of an aesthetic preference for me. Went with 670 for the noticeable performance gains in SLI. They scale very well. SLI 680 is a bit better but only slightly. 690 SLI is actually worse in some games than a single card.
and this way if you drop in a 120hz+ monitor you can maximize the performance utilization.
Lol one 670 will max out performance on any 1 monitor. IDK for gaming on 1 monitor with my 670 is just such an overkill for anything out there now, I just don't see any logic to having 2.
But you are totally gtg with 4k gaming in the future! : P
One of my Gigabyte 670s can't fully push a 120Hz monitor, but SLI it definiltey allows me to utilize a higher average frame rate above 60FPS where any other monitor at 60Hz wont allow you to do because it wont be able to display the difference. Sure a single card can make a 120hz monitor work but SLI the 670 can maximize the usage better. It was fun testing it out and seeing others do so as well using builds I've helped with.
I tried googling this topic but couldn't find much. Do you have any links to show this? I don't see how a 120hz would matter, unless maybe your doing 3D (but current laptops can be configured with 120mhz and 3D). And laptop mobile versions of video cards are 1.5-2 years behind their desktop series.
I have heard what you said about 120mhz in a previous posts, so now Im just wondering if theres something to it.
I'm gaming in 1440p, so the SLI makes a big difference. The framerates are nearly twice as better. On ultra settings, in 1440p, some games get framerates to around 40. While this is fine, it's getting close to "not fine" so SLI is a good safety net.
Also no card on the market today scales as well in SLI as the 670s. They are the best value vs. dollar out there.