Description

I use this PC for work (graphic design), gaming, and general purpose.

(More pictures to come soon)

EDIT TO ADD: So after everyone has requested more description...

This was my first DIY PC build. I was kind of nervous because I didn't want to spend that much money, then end up having problems that I may (or may not) be able to fix myself. I wasn't sure how easy or difficult it would be to get the system up and running without a great deal of tech know-how. However, I did my homework, researched my part selection extensively, and took my time putting it together. In the end, I have to say I am SUPER happy with the results because (A) I learned a lot during the process and (B) I got exactly what I wanted without any compromises. This system is all mine, and I feel a great sense of satisfaction having done it myself.

Originally, I was thinking about building a system around the i7-4790k. But because this system is also for work, as well as for play, I decided to go with the x99 and opted for a 6-core processor instead. I also liked the idea that my system would be much better future-proofed going the x99 route.

Putting the system together, was a lot of fun and building inside the 760T was so EASY. With that much room how could you go wrong? I picked the case primarily for the aesthetics, but I was also attracted to the stealth optical bay (because I still use a dvd burner for work) and the fact that I could do a push/pull configuration with an H110. Talk about easy... imagine my delight when the system booted up and posted to BIOs on my very first attempt to turn it on! Haha! I was like a little kid on Christmas morning again.

Speaking of the H110, it works really well, however one of the included fans keeps rattling. So I contacted Corsair and they have shipped me a new one. They were really easy to work with. This is apparently a common problem... so just be aware if you decide to go that route as well. But if that had to be my one problem while building this system... well... it was a pretty easy one to deal with. When the replacement fan arrives and I open the case up to swap the fans, I will take some more pictures. Sorry, I forgot to do it before, but in my excitement to get the system hooked up and running at my desk, I completely forgot. So expect more pictures in a day or two. :)

I LOVE the Asus Fan Xpert software that comes with the x-99, it was so easy to set up and configure to my needs. All the other extras, like Turbo Lan and the WiFi Go are nice too... but IMO the Fan Xpert software is the shining star. The only hiccup I ran into was that it doesn't seem to recognize my fan on the CPU_OPT header. I'm using all six fan headers on the motherboard PLUS the three additional extensions with the included fan extension hub. So I've ordered a splitter cable and will re-route the fan that is on the CPU_OPT header to somewhere else.

There is not too much to say about the DDR4 ram! It is fast! I can't believe how quickly my applications open up. It was super easy to use... just popped them in and they worked flawlessly.

As for the hard drives... I have one SSD for my operating system and one for all my applications. The two mechanical drives are for data storage and backup.

In hind sight, I think I would have preferred a fully modular power supply instead of the semi modular HX750. However I think the HX750 was a fantastic deal. Works great and looks great in the system too.

And finally, the operating system... I'm not a fan of the windows 8.0/8.1 environments. But with Windows 10 around the corner and the rumor mill saying that 8.1 owners will be able to upgrade for free... it didn't make sense to buy another copy of Windows 7. But I guess we will see if that pans out or not... either way, I'll be upgrading to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

I guess that raps it up! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.

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Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 9 points

You're not allowed to submit an X99 build with less than 10 pictures. The people demand it.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

That is too funny! I wish I had remembered to take pictures before I set it up in my office (where it is hard to see because of the desk). Next time I pull it out to work on it (like when my Corsair H100 replacement fan arrives) I'll get some better pictures.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to make you mad,I think my PC and your PC are related in some way.White&Black cablemod cables and a RM750i PSU on the way!I am gonna put up the pictures when that happens.(The PCs initial build date was may 2016) https://pcpartpicker.com/builds/edit/?userbuild=9QD2FT

  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

Internal pics and a broader description? Maybe consider adding them? Man, I keep seeing comments saying like "Pics and Description" in most of the new builds posted here...

C'mon people!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I second this. I have seen at least 5 today alone. this one I think makes 6. What is the deal? To hell with waiting for the replacement fan...we want pics now!!! Oh and nice part list by the way.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Uncle, uncle! The pictures are up!

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Good on you and your build is freaking awesome man! Super clean!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Appreciate the feedback. :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, you win. Wall-o-text + pics now posted.

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy s*...NOW THATS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! White/Black/Purple-Blue colour coding looks awesome! And the cable management! I can now safely give you a +1. You've earned it :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Awe, thanks! Glad you liked it... but it is actually just white LEDs, not purple. I guess the next thing I need to buy is a better camera. LOL!

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Still...looks cool. Gives me an idea, I should mod my case, drill some holes for cable management and a window. maybe add some LEDs and spray paint it and make it look like a Rarity, white and purple/blue

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

I looked at your build and I think some LEDs would make it look fantastic! Already looks good though. :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

When that tower falls off...

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

I've had PCs on those two shelves for about 10 years. Never had an issue. Those shelves were customized specifically to hold my PCs. I don't have any small children or pets around... so I don't see an issue. They are very sturdy, solid shelves. Desk is make of SOLID oak and those shelves are bolted in with heavy duty wood screws. I think a hippo could sit on those shelves and be perfectly fine.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Well i know i couldn't do it at my house. It would be destroyed in a couple minutes with the people here lol..

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Well this is 'my' office so no one but me really ever comes in here. Plus, it is actually quite close to the corner of the room. In fact, the space to get back behind the PCs is rather small, so it is not someplace where people would be walking anyway. Plus, like I said, 10 years and no problems yet. The thing is super sturdy and heavy. Trust me, I've tried to push, pull, slide, tug, tip and wobble the PC... but it doesn't budge at all. The only way to move it, is to actually pick it up. We even had an earthquake a few years ago... pictures fell of the walls... but my PCs didn't move a hair.

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Pictures or it didn't happen...but good part choices :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay you twisted my arm... pictures are posted!

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

You can see the mobo in the second picture, it did happen

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha... yes it did! New pictures added to prove it!

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey I just want to say for a first timer everything looks beautiful I love that case everything matches color wise great cable management and well thought out part selection . Really good deal on those fans lol ! You mentioned you were a little nervous dropping that much cash on your build so I recommend you get dust filters for the top and other openings that didn't already come with one (the top and bottom optional fan slot if I remember correctly)! As I said I love that case but it is a dust magnet and after putting so much pride and effort in your build I assume you want to keep it immaculate ( hell I would ) anyways I'm not sure if corsair sells any specifically for that case however I think my friend (he owns a 760t) repurposed a dust filter from the top of the obsidian 750d he had from another build. Anyways he had a lot of fans too and that case vacuumed up dust and his house wasn't even that dusty. That big beautiful window also shows off everything so there's that! Awesome freaking build and I hope she treats you well!!!

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey thanks for the positive feedback! I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know what you think. And you are right about the filters... so I already added a set of Demciflex custom filters to my holiday wish list (http://www.demcifilter.com/c226/GRAPHITE-760T.aspx)!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that I got the fans so cheap because I had a bunch of Amazon reward points saved up. :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Credit due where it is warranted!

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

I went with the 230T for looks, but this thing is beautiful. Well done sir, especially on cables. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! The 230T is also a really nice looking case and they actually have a lot in common. :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the Power Supply as I'm thinking of getting the same one nice build! +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

So far so good. Haven't had any issues with the power suppy at all. PC has been up and ruuning and stable for well over a month. Sometimes it is several days between restarts (for windows updates, etc) and temperatures are always good, and the system never crashes. Even under load, everything runs smooth as butter. :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

OK thank you

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Wonderful part selection. Now if only I could actually see them in the pictures...

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Your wish is my command. :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Please make me a sandwich?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering an EVGA or Gigabyte GeForce GTW 970... would either of those fit into a microATX mid tower?

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Gigabyte I highly doubt, cause it's a very long card with 3 fans, EVGA Ehhhhh maybe, I know Zotac has a small 970, it's the same size as EVGA's single slot,(smaller card) 750ti, but EVGA may be able to fit.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm far, far from an expert (this was my first build) but I'd say probably not. You would need to look at the dimensions and specs of the specific card you want, your motherboard, and your case.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

What in the tridents donkey spit is going down with the cables in your system?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Like,some are white,some are ketchup and mustard,and could you have brazed your eyeballs to a simple cable management guide?Nothing against your system but for X99,I mean,i would put a $200 cablemod cable kit in that system!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, first off MickMsiGaming, nice of you to raise an almost 3 year old thread from the grave. Second, you apparently can not read very well, because I clearly stated in my write up that this was my FIRST build ever... as such I knew nothing about cable management. So I think I did pretty good considering. However, that didn't stop many other people from liking it. Even chowsownsomepizza above said: "White/Black/Purple-Blue colour coding looks awesome! And the cable management! I can now safely give you a +1. You've earned it :)"

So NickMsiGaming... please go troll someone else.

By the way for anyone else that might be interested. This build has rocked and been super stable for years and still runs amazingly fast and smooth like butter. No software or hardware issues, never have to reboot except after updates and installs. And it still runs every new game on the ultra highest graphic settings with 60+ fps. It is by far the best system I have ever owned.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I respect that.Im not trolling,I am just saying that the 24 pin ATX looks kinda out of place...But its a great looking system,Great that its still stable unlike mine xD .Rock on dude :)