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Update See this link to get the latest scoop on the overhaul I did on this build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/fsxG3C

First things first, it has been a long time since I've had a new PC build so I was really looking forward to putting this bad boy together. Linked is my Imgur post detailing the actual assembly of my PC: http://imgur.com/a/bKLw8

Beyond that, it took me about 3 hours to get all the guts in the way I wanted them to be. I have a big OCD issue when it comes to how my PC looks on the inside and among other things.

The only thing I wish I could of gotten for this build was the i7-5960X but over $1000 for a part that has 2 more cores than the i7-5930K just wasn't gonna be worth it.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Solid build buddy, no doubt it performs very well. How was the case to build in?

also 32 degrees under load :O ? that's very cold. That's the idle temp of my 5960x hah.

Out of curiosity how comes the 5930k over the 5820k?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd suspect idle temp also!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I apologize for my posting error. My IDLE temps are 32C, I have yet to stress test my CPU to get a heavy load evaluation. I've since fixed that error on my stats.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not... 40 lanes vs 28

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I apologize for my posting error. My IDLE temps are 32C, I have yet to stress test my CPU to get a heavy load evaluation. I've since fixed that error on my stats.

I picked the 5930k over the 5820K for the PCIe lanes. I see a potential second 980Ti down the road and maybe another NVMe SSD.

As for the case, I loved working in it. The fan rails to adjust the position of the fans was nice and any case with handles is AMAZING! I cover more of my successes and woes in my Imgur post.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahhh makes sense. Assumed that to be the case in regards to pcie lanes but was not clear. Great stuff. How you finding overclocking it? With nice temps it should do well.

Thanks for the case details. Not seen too many builds in them.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

So right now I have it's Turbo Boost clocked at 4.1GHz and at 90% I am seeing 60-62C. I'm unsure of Intel's thermal ceiling since for the past decade all I have run is AMD.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Even with another 980ti, the extra PCIe lanes are still useless.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta remember PCIe based NVMe SSDs need those lanes too. I plan on getting at least one more besides the M.2 one I have installed.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, those would use the chipset PCI-e lanes, so...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sort of correct buddy :) X99 is limited to PCI-E 2.0 (8 lanes in all which can be configured as x1, x2 or x4 ) on the chipset, you would not be able to take full advantage of the 950 Pro.

Its definitely one of the areas where Skylake improved things as the chipset was upgraded to provide PCI-E 3.0 lanes vs PCI-E 2.0 on z97 / x99.I expect when we move the the next big upgrade on the X99 (i.e Skylake-E) we will see the chipset upgraded to PCI-E 3.0.

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

You're so punny, +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right? ;)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I see what you did there. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Lol, you beat me to it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

lol dat name doh

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

What are those monitors? They look to be Asus VG248QE. Very nice build though, I love that case.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

They are

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right about the monitors. I'm hoping to upgrade to 1440p in a few months

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

32 C Under load? with an H80i GT yeah right. Maybe with a custom loop

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What desk is that?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The two sections are actually IKEA build your own desk kits for lack of a better title. I picked out my table top style and then picked out the legs I wanted. I think it was like $80-$100 for everything. Awesome purchase choice for me since I have 3 monitors.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I advise that NOBODY buy furniture from Ikea. They are a bunch of drunks, never sober enough to assemble their own furniture!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure you aren't the one who is always drunk when assembling furniture?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a pretty glorious build. Have you posted it on the reddit yet?

32 GB of RAM? What are you going to be doing with that?!

Those temps... with a H80i. Not even a 240 rad...

Nice! This is really cool.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

No, no reddit post. I hate to admit it but I don't even have a reddit account. Maybe I should seriously think about doing that.

32GB of RAM for running virtual machines like experimental linux builds and experimentations of that sort.

I apologize for my posting error. My IDLE temps are 32C, I have yet to stress test my CPU to get a heavy load evaluation. I've since fixed that error on my stats.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

So, what do you use 2 disk drives for? Writing more than one disk at a time maybe? I've always wanted 2 but could never think of a reason for it. But great build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I rip blurays hence I can do two at once with this setup.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I was wondering how that gpu performs? I'm thinking of getting the same one

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly, I only have 1080p monitors and I can tell you straight out, this bad boy is overkill for them. I'll be aiming to move to a single 34" or 3 x 27" in the future to get the most out of the card. As for encoding, this thing is a beast, encoding the video of a 3hr bluray in about 10-15mins.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I picked the 5930k over the 5820K for the PCIe lanes. I see a potential second 980Ti down the road and maybe another NVMe SSD.

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