"you know that part of life when you can finally start fulfill your childhood dreams ..."
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/11394942 - default out-of-box, just XMP on ddr4s
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/11417731 - with some basic tweak gui settings.
Trackir5, Thurstmaster T500RS, X-55 HOTAS connected and Acer Predator will complete this box of pure happiness in near future. Will be updated. Also I promise better pictures once I clean my desk ...
Original idea was something to fly DCS and maybe enjoy GTAV and Assassins series. I also like to drive. So plan was to build rig with 3 monitors to enjoy Dirt Rally and fly Huey and Hog in DCS. I already had that Benq lcd, so in theory I wanted to add 2 other screens to get better feeling from flying and driving sideways. During last weeks I changed idea of 3x monitors to one big Predator. I don't have it yet, so here is the story of my BlackBox, or 'color-full circus' how calls it my girl ;)
This build is not top-of-top, it's not best-for-money, it's just 'put-here-max', try to stay bellow 2800 usd and let some space for future upgrade (second 980Ti). I'm sure there are parts which can be swapped with cheaper or better, but I wanted these and put it here. It's mix of highend gaming and silent livingroom pc. It will probably don't need upgrade until 4k is in everybody's fridge display.
It's my first built after 'I-dont-know-how-long' as I spent long time with laptops and xbox. So many things changed since AMD Athlon xp+ and http://www.gpureview.com/Riva-TNT2-32MB-card-208.html, something like you know you can use mouse in bios .... and there are colors?!!! was happening all the time ...
As stated by Jeremy from TG - "Moore power!"
Seriously & honestly 1q2016 - when I found that ti980 is must to run 4k in ultra with shame in 30~50fps I was surprised. okey, Titan is not a way and I was still thinking if gtx980ti worth the money. You can have some crossfires and SLIs for less money and same/better performance, but who wants to f$$k with 4 graphic cards right ... So, if more cards, then 2x gtx980Ti. One will be fine for now, and we will see later how prices will change. When I said 'yes' to gtx 980Ti, there were no excuses to put platinum power source and spent extra 100bucks for better cpu. now that Ti980 is only one thing which is used for 100% during load.
Ordering TrackIr and selling Benq, looking forward to Predator X34 ...