Description

Decided to go all-out on a custom gaming/editing PC, and an eventual Hackintosh for more high-end video editing demands.

Encountered a few problems throughout the build. Had a Phantom 630 at the outset, even though it's billed as a full size tower, it wouldn't fit the board and graphics card appropriately. I almost snapped the board trying to get it to fit. Gave up, got the 820. Much happier with it.

I also had to swap the RAM in order to get the CM V10. I originally had some G.Skillz garbage that was a good price, but I wasn't crazy about how it was performing and I REALLY wanted to get the V10 onto my CPU, instead of the stock CPU fan. The Corsair Vengeance LP RAM is a little pricey, but ******* is it solid RAM.

I'll probably be putting in another GTX 780 at some point, maybe a Ti, just to see some performance results. The case is roomy enough to fit it, even with the stupid Phoebus card in there, which hasn't impressed me in the least. I could take it or leave it.

Aside from that, I love this rig, and I look forward to tweaking and upgrading it for the future.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

Why didn't you get an external DAC instead of a sound card

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Especially that one. It is pure gimmick.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Because I am an idiot when it comes to PC sound components. The lesson has been learned, and will be addressed in a future upgrade. Totally right, though. Stupid purchase.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol lesson learned.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Especially when it cost you $166,000.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Could you get more pics up? Really nice build

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Uploading some pics of my current configuration, which has different RAM and the stock CPU fan, while I do some swapping and benchmarking.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

This case looks massive!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It is, but I love it. It's not meant to be anything close to a mobile desktop, so the size is actually kind of comforting for me.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not a Gigabyte mobo instead of Asus if you plan on hackintosh?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly for performance reasons, and because I like to make things more difficult than they have to be. :D

Also because the Gigabyte offerings at the time of purchase weren't as robust as the ASUS board. I'm not a huge fan of the 'ROG' line, but I have to admit, this board is pretty ******* slick.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Moar pictures pls.

This looks really sexy.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to be a downer but for the amount of money you put into this and the level of the hardware that is inside, i would of like to see (atleast from the looks of it) alot better cable management. Love the parts and the color scheme. Just would be cool to see it a little cleaner!

Good job though!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

No, you are totally right, I keep putting it off because I'm always tinkering and swapping things around.

As it currently stands, the cables were actually a lot worse in the initial build, because I get hella impatient with cables.

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