Description

This is my seventh custom build of my system named OldIronside. My last build was in 2007 and I'm really looking forward to putting this one together.

Finished this build and it's awesome! Very pleased with all of the parts that I bought.

Originally I thought I would need an i7, but the i5 is more than enough power and I'm not even overclocking it yet. The G.Skill DDR3-2133 kit works great and I'm able to clock it at the PC2133 rate. My first choice in video cards was to go with the AMD Radeon R290s, but I decided to go with the GTX 970s in SLI, which was a good decision because the Zotac cards are fast, require less power, and output less heat. I was a bit hesitant with the Zotac brand, but they are solid Nvidia cards. They got solid reviews on Amazon and Newegg. For this build I also didn't need a huge power supply. I went with an EVGA fully modular Gold Series 650W which packs more than enough power for the components in my rig and its SLI configuration. The display I chose is the Asus PB278Q, I run it at the native resolution 2560x1440p. Games and movies look phenomenal! It was a great decision.

Overall I'm very satisfied with this build and I know it will be future proof for years to come.

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm surprised the 650W is enough I'm building nearly same as your rig but thinking of using a air cooled CPU. I will be over clocking everything I can to might go 750W just to be safe. I'm using MSI gtx970 gaming 4G, you have any advice with building in this case or where to put other fans to create good cooling in the case? Thanks for advice. Also if needed can the H100i cooler fit in here (your set up)?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Sorry I didn't get this until now. With a Gold Seriers PS they are the best, so I trusted the PCPartPicker recommendation. The H100i might fit. It was a tight fit for my cooler but it did fit. I also had to mount my radiator and fan at the top.

How did your build go?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha no problem. Yeah I managed to fit the H100i GTX with a bit of work. Completed my build and it is glorious. Here it is. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/pRtJ7P

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude you seriously put together an awesome build. Awesome job!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks. Lots of blood and sweat went into this build and I'm pretty damn proud of it =)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I don't know if you'll see this But I recently bought a second zotac 970 just like yours but for some reason they aren't connecting through SLI properly. they say that I need to connect them with a bridge but I have tried 2 different types in different configs and it says the same thing either way. I thought it was the cards but if yours work, I am not quite sure what could be wrong with mine. my pc recognizes both cards but they just wont SLI for some odd reason. Any help or insight could be very helpful for me Thank you!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, I do have two Zotac 970s in SLI and they work perfect. There is only one bridge that should work between them and it comes with your motherboard if it supports SLI, which yours does. Make sure the bridge is connected between the first set of gold fingers like mine in my build picture. Then go into the Nvidia settings and make sure to put both cards in SLI. Hope this helps.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I just don't understand why when I go into NVIDIA settings it says I dont have a bridge when i've tried 3 different bridges and none of them work. I'm currently contacting zotac support to see if they could help :/