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I use this machine for professional video/photo editing and casual gaming. Editing is a breeze with the 780 Ti's 2,880 CUDA cores for Premiere CC. The 32GB of RAM is useful for After Effects as well, esp. for RAM Preview. AE still eats up RAM like no other. I am planning at some point to upgrade to 64GB.

Also very glad I got the 4TB WD Black hard drive for storage. It's a great central location to store all my games/footage/photos. I also have a 960GB SSD as a scratch disk only used for video editing on current projects.

I did run into issues with Corsair Link as it's not fully compatible with Windows 8.1 yet, so I don't have any control over my radiator & PSU fans unfortunately. Tried the registry editor trick, but yielded no results for me.

I really, really like my case. My only gripe is that there wasn't much support from the manual and posed problems figuring out where to mount the standoffs for the motherboard. Other than that it's a great, minimal case.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

This machine does look very professional. Nice job, pretty awesome rig.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

That SSD looks so out of place :( You don't have a mount behind the MB tray?

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

No, I don't believe so. I don't mind though!

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

you should save for a quadro. it will be pretty nice having a 780 ti for games and quadro for work.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah the XL R2 doesnt have the two SSD mounts behind the mobo like the R4 does.

System looks nice though!

Only two price points I see for substantial savings.. Microcenter has been selling the 4770K for 249.99(although i think its local only) and Im not a WD fan, YMMV, but a 4TB Seagate 64mb 7200 is around 165 last I checked.

NICE scratch disk tho!! woo I wish I could afford to do that for Audio files. as my build is mainly for audio.

All in all, excellent job man!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Curious... you removed the corsair fans for noctuas? or are the corsair on the top complementing the noctuas in a push/pull?

Also, I've been on the fence about the H100i. I wish the hoses didnt connect to the side. I currently have an Antec Kulher, and while I dont like the integrated fan as much as I would the ability to replace it, I DO like the hoses connecting to the top or bottom of the block(depending on how you orient it) and you can pop the little Antec cover off and turn it the opposite direction so it displays properly at a glance. Then there is the LEDs on the block. I really like how Antec has done theirs! Why is the h100i the only double radiator clc that has leds on it? ugh

Antec is on the cusp of dropping their Rev2 Kuhlers, more fan blades, and doubled fans in push/pull. The v2 version of the kuhler 650 is on newegg now. Waiting on the 1250 I think.

How are your temps with the H100i? Im running a Prime95 8 core torture test as I type this, lol and Im at around 47C with peaks at 49-51C. 4770K at 3900mhz. DOPE build man!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't speak for him but I'm running an h100i with a FX8320 @ 4.83gHz. During an 8 core torture test, I cap out at 41 degrees.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

The video card is sagging a little bit. :(

Please don't upgrade to 64 GB of RAM. There's simply no reason to go beyond 32 GB for ANYTHING.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice, but again, I don't have any idea why people get a 400 bucks mobo with the 4770K(it's not that I'm saying it's bad, but again, a 2011 CPU would be a more wise option, IMO)..

Take look at this: pcpartpicker.com/p/33vBM (Yes, with a way overkill PSU..)

Regradless, nice job!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, my original plan was to get a 2011 socket but my friend suggested I waited out on the 1150 for the new Broadwell chipsets. The mobo also had built in WiFi and support for 64GB RAM, things that my previous choice didn't offer. I still probably could've gotten away with a cheaper option, but I'm happy with mine so far! Thanks!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Its rumored that the current socket 1150 Z87 boards will only support Haswell processors and that next generation processors will still use socket 1150, but will be incompatible with current motherboards due to something (can't remember exactly what) being moved from the CPU back onto the motherboard.

I'm gonna try and find the link to the article now.

EDIT: Links added

http://www.geek.com/chips/upgrading-from-haswell-to-broadwell-will-require-a-new-motherboard-1568738/

http://www.techspot.com/news/55335-intel-haswell-refresh-reportedly-coming-in-q2.html

Looms like your board will be able to support the Haswell refresh processors, but not Broadwell. I doubt it would be worth the cost to upgrade to Haswell refresh, the performance gains would likely be tiny. Looks like your board and all the other Z87 boards are going to be locked to Haswell unfortunately.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hm, thanks for the info! I'll definitely look into it.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking system. Money may not buy everything but it certainly gets you a classy computer. :) I notice that you only gave 3 stars to the Fractal R2 case. What don't you like about it? I am debating between it and the R4 or the NZXT H440. Thanks.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

$4000 AUD In Australia :O

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredible build im doing something alot similar to yours

May I recomend instead of the fractal design case to use a NZXT Phantom its $60 cheaper and has more room for improvemwnt