Description

So... First and most importantly, this computer needs a name, so please feel free to write a comment below and tell me what you think.

I know that PSU sucks, but I will explain why I'm using it later.

Long story short, I built it mainly for gaming and some editing from time to time. It's doing quite well so far, no problems, run all my games maxed out at 60+fps, great timeline performance even when editing a 4k video... Overall speaking, it lived up to all my expectations. When idle, its whispering quiet. But when gaming, it sounds kinda like a jet engine, which is the only problem so far.

CPU I could have gone with a 6700k, but as I do some editing, that extra 2 cores will help. Also, it has 28 PCIe lanes rather than 16.

GPU It's a 980Ti from Inno3D. It's running at around 60C right now. A bit loud under load though, but that's to be expected with 3 fans. http://www.inno3d.com/products_detail.php?refid=200

CPU cooler Does a great job, at stock speed, it keeps my chip at 42C ( 18 ambient ). I OC'd it to 4.2 and its still running at a cool 52C. Not bad. ( Stocks fans are noisy as hell though. )

Motherboard So, this board works, but... Just don't buy it. Just don't. It works, but lacks a lot of features. Pros: 1. It works. 2. Looks kinda nice, the lighted back I/O is a nice little touch. 3. On board sound is good. It's a Sound Blaster so... yeah. 4. Lights have breathing effect, kinda cool. Cons: 1.Troubleshooting this thing is a nightmare. It does not have that little display with 2 letters showing whats going wrong, so you have to listen to it beeping. 2. The m.2 port is slooooow. It is not going through the PCIe interface but rather through the Chipset. That locks the speed of my SSD to around 10Gbps. So to solve it, I had bought a M.2 to PCIE card to force it to go through the PCIe interface. Problem solved. 3. POST is extremely slow. takes like 5 seconds after pressing the power button to show the VGA BIOS. Then, the "Gigabyte" logo goes on for like 2 seconds. To make it even worse, as I am running a RAID array ( more on that later ), there is a prompt showing the drives and status for 2 seconds everytime I power on the system. Tried to disable it, cannot. Simple speaking, its takes like 20 seconds from pressing the power button to go to the windows boot screen. Fortunately, as I've got a pretty badass SSD, windows takes just 5 seconds to boot :D 4. Fast Boot does NOT work with windows 10. It just keeps boot looping. 5. The software OC utility is junk. It crashes everytime. To make things even worse, it resets all the OC you have dialed in in BIOS everytime. 6. On board fan controller is not really working. Can't adjust fan curve. ( I have all my fans connected to my H110i GT and use Corsair Link to change the fan curve ) 7. VRM gets really toasty.

Memory I know, I know, I don't need 32GB or RAM for gaming. But here's the fact. In my old computer, I have 16. Sometimes I go over that, so I went with 32. The reason why I went with this set of RAM is because it's fast and... it looks cool.

Storage 950Pro: Really Really Really fast drive. Gets a bit toasty thought 2TB HDDs: Nothing special, just 2 2TB drives in RAID0. Use them to storage my junk 1TB SSHD: I use it to backup my 950Pro. I had it partitioned into to with the other partition running windows 7. Just in case some programs don't run on Windows 10.

Power Supply Now this is where things get a bit interesting. I didn't buy this PSU for this build. It's actually from my old computer. I've been using this for around 1.5 years and it still works, so I guess a few more months will not be a problem. I will be upgrading this computer soon, so it is more that likely for me to change to a better PSU. But for now, as I'm only drawing around 400W from it, that should not be a very big problem.

Fans Theses Thermaltake fans looks really cool. Keeps my PC cool but still being very quiet. One thing though is that it would be great if I could control the RGB lights through software.

USB3.1 Card Saw this in the store, was only $25, so... I just grabbed one.

M.2 to PCIe It works. And it's only $7. Got it from TaoBao.

Last but not least, the case Case This case looks awesome. Just love the glass panels. And to my surprise, cooling is actually not bad. The wind tunnel thing at the front works. However, This case, ( as expected ) is a fingerprint magnet. Keeping it clean is just a nightmare.

Future Plans I will very likely be building a custom liquid cooling loop with hard pipes and probably adding another 980Ti. Ain't gonna happen soon thought cause I have 3 exams in April. Yes, 3. My school exam, ACT, and a exam for a Physics course I am taking at a local university. Fingers crossed :D

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Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 6 points

This guy was more worried about his 950 Pro than getting a quality PSU lol

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Obviously yeah :D But I will change my PSU soon so no worries. Take a look at my updated description.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Which 980 Ti is it? Is it Zotac? EVGA?

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

I like it.

Please get a better PSU though...that one will most likely fail in the next half decade...

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Just curious, how long should a PSU last?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

What part of the power supply are we talking about? The fan or the rest of it?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The rest of it. Capacitors specifically.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh. That would also depend on the capacitor.

Something like a Rubycon will last a very long time.

Something like a Yang Chun will last about like 2 months.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Mhm. The CX series doesn't use good capacitors. Something like a Seasonic G uses 100% Japanese caps on the mainboard, so it'd last a longgg time.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

At least a decade. At least.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

10 years if it's a good, reliable product.

At least as long as it's warranty

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

In a half decade this will be ancient and obsolete technology. But it is pretty good right now.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Powersupplies don't age like that. Nor do CPUs or RAM it seems. Most of this build will be going strong in 5 years.

Also, sick name dude!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I had some ram that failed on a Dell system. But the power supply still works. I think a CPU failure is somewhat rare. Although it is catastrophic.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I meant they won't be obsolete. 2500k is still good I mean.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I get what you are saying. It is expensive to upgrade all the time. I have tried to make technology last many times in my life.

But if money was no object I would try to build a new computer about every 3 years. Every year or 2 is expensive. 5 years is really long and the technology changes. 3 is about the right range for a new build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Added an explanation about why I'm using this PSU. Please take a look. I will be changing to better one soon though :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh we're good then :)

The rest of the build is just so nice. The PSU seems out of place

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  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

UPGRADE YOUR PSU

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I WILL :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

Why do people put their age in the title of things? Like 13 year old gaming setup, 15 year old gaming pc? Why? Is there a reason, or a "cool factor"?

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

People add their age (teenagers) because they want attention (up-votes). If I had to guess the reason behind this, I would say that they post their age because being young, they have a financial (and experience) disadvantage. Some would up-vote this build because they are somewhat surprised that a younger, inexperienced builder is able to even put together a pc.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I said the same thing on another build a while ago and my comment got removed! It ended up getting down voted by like 3 people and then got removed :(

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

i said the same thing and they banned my account.This is a new one.Lame site.I dont care if i get banned again.I have emails to spare.

You may remember my troll build putting my 900D with a title ; first time build from a 7 year old blind kid.....

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah that was awesome, got an upvote from me

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks bro.it got deleted with my account.But i am making a come back :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

People don't like the truth

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

As others have mentioned change that PSU ASAP.

I cant imagine a $3000 build with a CX psu.

I will very likely be building a custom liquid cooling loop with hard pipes and probably adding another 980Ti.

To SLI you would need at least an 850 watts psu, so the EVGA G2 850 is a great choice.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated my PSU description, please take a look.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

ok... Just dont start overclocking with this psu, wait until you get a good one. :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Please tell me what company makes that gpu. Also you may want to get a bigger power supply. But great build for a 15 year old

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's from Inno3D. Take a look here. http://www.inno3d.com/products_detail.php?refid=200

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

"GPU It's a 980Ti. Period."

Why not mention the brand? It's a good looking GPU.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like a zotac, but I can't be certain.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Then mention it in the list!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

i'm sorry, looks like you have a downvote troll in your thread, someone come in and give these guys a upvote.

edit: i went through and upvoted everyone that got him by the downvote troll, whoever it was, that is pretty low class

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Upvoted everyone too :)

(I feel helpful lmao)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, i think it is a very good looking build honestly. If someone does say something about the RAM, you can always just say "future proofing"

But description is really good, most all the pics (but that one blurry one) are really good. Most all your parts are really good.

Good job.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Already mentioned, but to help you with your PSU I'd suggest taking a look at this PSU tier list :

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

Also, 4TB seems way too much for me, but it's you, really, was just wondering!

Otherwise cool build!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the list, will be getting a good PSU soon :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Taobao, eh? Spend time in China?

I remember using that website.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Why pay $20 when you can get the same thing for $7 ( including the shipment :P ) I'm living Hong Kong now just in case you are wondering. Pretty close to where it was shipped from.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

A few things. Firstly, that PSU won't last long. Next, the reason for the slow boot is that PCIe is one of the last initialized things on the mobo, making what should be a super fast boot drive be rather slow to boot. Lastly, the build looks great, but the GPU brand would be nice.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

So what would be initialized first? What type of hard drive would you want and where would you want to attach it to the motherboard for the fastest boot time?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sata ssd or m.2 ssd would be the best.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated my description, should answer most of your questions. By the way, how do I get PCIe to initialize first? I dug through the entire manual but couldn't find an answer.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately there is no way to control this.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks real nice. InWin makes beautiful cases.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

They do :D

Fun Fact : All pictures showing the interior of the case are taken with the cover glass off.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The power supply is a little low as others said. Probably upgrade that.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Will be changing to probably am EVGA 850W soon.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Name it "The Eye of Wonderland"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice name!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure why people say 32GB is too much... When I do heavy video editing in Adobe, I chew through 16GB easily. I just built a PC with 64GB 3333 RAM because of this.. I almost stepped up to the $2000 Xeon so I could use 128GB. People who say this have not ventured past gaming, or very light photo editing..

Nice build.

How bout Kid Vicious lol

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally a guy that understand why I need 32. Thank You!. Great name BTW.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

that feeling when this kid's rig is more bad *** than most of our rigs combined

JK

you got some good photography skills from the pictures you took

have you tried updating the BIOS of this mobo?

it prob a bad BIOS which cause the OC to reset itself.

also RAID will indeed slow down the boot up time.

also never never ever cheap out on the PSU mate.

that little mistake could cost you your rig if that PSU go bad.

its ok on a super cheap PC build but not when you got a X99 system with a 980Ti

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Actually, all pictures are taken with a cheapo compact camera. Nikon P310 in case you are wondering :'-( Aperture is tiny so its really difficult to make the background blur out. Also, Most of the pictures have shutter speed of 1/10 + seconds with some like the 2nd and 7th photo at around 2-3 seconds. Didn't have tripod so it was really really difficult.

Back to the computer itself, the reason why the OC just resets everytime is because the OC utility dials in an automatic OC everytime it starts, which is stock speed.

And for my PSU, I will be changing that soon, Changed my description about it so you can take a look.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the Thermaltake Riing Case fans? I'm looking for something that has excellent airflow while somewhat quiet. LED's are a plus especially with the ring effect, but I care about airflow and sound more.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad in fact. Noise level is acceptable even at full speed and they are hardly audible at reduced speed. Airflow is definitely not as good as many other fans but it's good enough. Keeps my 5820k at 42-43C at stock and around 55 at 4.2. The lighting effect is quite nice too. The ring has very even lighting. However, the lights are not controlled digitally so you have to place the fan splitter/LEF controller at a place where you can access easily. Overall speaking, 8.5/10. Hope this helps.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 46 months ago
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Well I mean it was a valid point...

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No, it absolutely wasn't.

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  • 46 months ago
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Thanks.

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  • 46 months ago
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Thanks :D

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