Description

This is my first build. I managed to pull in a big bonus so have treated myself to a beast of a PC.

I mostly just use it to edit my photography. This can get quite demanding when using 20 plus images for rendering HDR panoramas in Photoshop (and various other plugins etc) and using RAW files from a full frame camera, I also enjoy gaming hence the GPU.

The OS and applications live on the 950 M.2 and they fly!

All of the images for editing (and some games) live on the 850. Once the final images are created they are transferred to the two 8TB file archive which are setup in RAID 1.

Here's a benchmark http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8069460

EDIT

So just to clarify, the cooler is actually the ID-Cooling Frostflow 240L (white) but this part is not listed on PC Partpicker...

I have also added a few more pics.

Oh and have just ordered the SteelSeries Siberia 350 headphones (white, of course) :)

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Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for build

what the heck use 16TB of storage??

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

the 2 mass storage drives are in raid 1 which is data protection so he only has about 10tb, and judging by what he said with photo editing and camera things he will need the 10tb

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

I can identiy with and confirm this need for storage.

I'm a professional photographer and I 'm recently expanded to/sitting at 12TB storage, and at the end of every year, I'd spend about 2 weeks to reduce that down to 2 TB for archiving.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I can easily see myself needing more space, but if I do it will always be in the form of two drives in RAID1 from now on, plus some external storage and a few TB's of cloud storage

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

My home server has 21 TB with a little over 8TB free. Youd be surprised what will eat up storage very quickly.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You didn't read his description did you?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I only get to use 8TB because its in a RAID 1 configuration. RAW files from a full frame camera can be 18MB in size and I will typically shoot 500+ frames during each session, so it seems like a lot but once you add videos etc it gets eaten up pretty quickly.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! I am beginning to love the red and white color combo, especially since I feel like black and red is so overdone now.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, yes that was my thinking too. It would have been easy to do red and black but wanted something different

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Why exactly do you consider that a low quality cooler? Because it's not corsair?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

So just to clarify, the cooler is in fact the ID-Cooling Frostflow 240L (white) but this part is not listed on PC Partpicker for some reason...

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build. +1 for the same monitor that I have, it is an amazing monitor for gaming and I don't think I can ever go back to 1920x1080 at 60 FPS. Great hardware choices, nice to see people using things to their full potential. Jealous of the 980 ti but hopefully I'll get one soon enough. Also love the fact that the PSU is called "Super Flower".

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Super Flower is a company that builds some of the best quality PSUs available.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Super Flower PSUs are fabulous. They have butterflies on them <3

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man appreciate it!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Please upload more of the inside of your case. I would love to see the insides of this beast.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, sure will do

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

RAID 1 is always RAID 1. RAID was not a M$ developed technology or design, they just dropped the RAID naming convention from their built in software capability so as to hopefully prevent confusion. Striped & mirrored are usually easier for people to remember instead of RAID 0 & RAID 1.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh I see, thanks for clearing that up. Yes, definitely makes more sense with their naming convention

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

u have a liquid cooler in pc but a short little cooler in parts list...

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Good eye, in fact after I posted this last night I realised I forgot to explain the cooler, so will update that again. In fact its the ID Cooling Frostflot 240L (white) but its not listed in the pC partpicker for some reason.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Same MOBO, GPU, CPU and colour scheme as me. Great choices...but I'm a little biased!Great job.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great taste! :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Too Right!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build! Honestly I want to know your personal thoughts on that cpu cooler? I'm considering the red version for my build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I should explain that it is in fact the ID-Cooling Frostflow 240L (white) but that part isnt listed on PC part picker for some reason. I live in a very hot country, in Thailand the ambient temperature over the past few weeks has been 40 celsius, and its keeping the CPU at about 30-35c at idle, so yeah so far so good!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

OK cool beans. Yeah I want the red version. I think it looks pretty bad a--

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice!!! Love the red/white color theme and I can tell you're a photographer --- pics are nicely done! Interesting CPU cooler too! Well done and very clean.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the kind words! That's exactly why I chose that cooler, I hadn't seen one before and I liked how the LEDs were animated. They appear like a comets tail as they 'spin' around. It also performs great.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you liking the dell monitor?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Its great for gaming, and I am glad I went with this model with the 980ti as I can still run everything at max settings with a single card. Colours are nice and the refresh rate is buttery smooth which helps out much more than I thought it would

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the heatsink performing?

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I enjoy first person shooters like Battlefield 4 so I really like the button that can change the mouse sensitivity on the fly, very handy if you are partial to using sniper rifles etc. Plus comes in handy when doing detaail work in photoshop. RGB is a nice touch too. Feels pretty good in the hand, not quite as nice as my old Logitech G5 mind you but am getting used to it

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Casey, I agonised over the choice of ram but really love the affect on this. I'll see if I can post a gif later showing how the leds breathe

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah just done it, will upload shortly.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm gifs dont work,

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Firestrike score was 15638. The link is in the description.