Hey PCPP Fam, I have a YouTube Channel now. Here, I will eventually make an in-depth video of this PC. Thanks!!
OK, so this is my MAIN build.... phew
This build has quite a long story behind it, as It originally started out as my first machine in April of 2013, But... the only thing that I still have in the system from then is the 3TB Caviar Green.... Can you believe I used that as my boot drive for 2 Years! Yeah, either can I... My hair is finally starting to grow back from that...(There was much hair tearing during the 900 Minute Boot-up...Figuratively speaking). But now I am running the Oh-So Powerful X99 Chipset...Quite the upgrade from the measly old Z97...Chuckle... But anyways, everything in the build works the way it should, although I am starting to get bottle-necked with the GPU Slightly, and I am debating whether to get another 970 for an SLI Config/ a GTX 1070/or a RX 480...(YOUR OPINION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!)
Let's Get Riiiiiighhhhtt Into The Build
So this CPU has treated me very nicely, I have it at a slight OC using the OC Genie in the MSI Motherboard BIOS, so it sits around 3.76GHz... I don't really feel the need to OC it further...maybe in the future sometime...
Yes... I am fully aware that the Motherboard has SLI in its name... I am a High-school Student with a ~Shot~ job...cut me some slack! But anyways, I love the Krait series of Motherboards. I had the Z97 Edition and then the Z170 version for a build that I sold, and now I have the Big Papa ;)... I got it for $180 off of /r/HardwareSwap and I couldn't be happier! Support for 128GB of RAM! SLI Support! RAID Support! But sadly, there are a couple of things that I don't like about this board....WHERES THE DANG CPU TEMP MONITOR!!! Most X99 Boards of this price range have something Equivalent to that... But I mean I have the Corsair Link to do that for me...Just a bit disappointing that It's not there... The same with USB 3.1... But, It's a Very Solid board and I highly Recommend it!
I originally bought a H110i GTX, but alas, it was DOA and the store I bought it from only had a massive pile of H80i V2s', so I said screw it and went with this...It keeps the CPU Nice and cool, both at idle and under full load...I still would've liked the 240mm...<3
So, again, this is all the store local to me had so I bought it for ~$50 for both kits, a pretty good deal if I do say so myself. Coming from DDR3 RAM, I don't really see much of a difference in performance and every day tasks, but I'm sure one day I will.
I have to say that this has to be one of the fastest SSDs' that I've ever used/seen. I also took the liberty to cover the top of it in White CF so It would go more with the build. I do plan on snagging up another and throw it in a RAID 0 config.
Amazing card, if it weren't for the RAM issue. 3.5 gigs of the 4gb of VRAM on this card runs at full speed, whilst the other .5gb runs at a significantly slower speed. If games have to use that .5gb reserve, performance drops drastically. Still one hell of a card for the price, considering it can run every game I've thrown at it on 1080p, using ultra presets. Although I do plan an Upgrade soon!
I really love everything about this case...Everything I like to see in a High-End Case...Best ATX Mid Tower out there. No question about it.
Fully modular, gold certified.. what's not to like? A bit more wattage than I needed, but found at a really good price. And the Custom Cables fit right in!!