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Solitude 2015

by Glockguy76

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Date Published

Nov. 3, 2015

Date Built

Nov. 2, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.209 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

78.0° C

Description

I have upgraded almost every component in my build from last year.

i7 4790k @ 4.6GHz @ 1.285v, 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz DDR3, EVGA 980 TI Superclocked in 2 way SLI, approx. 12 TB Storage, 2x 27" ASUS ROG Swifts

Needless to say, I am very excited about the system's performance in games and applications. It certainly can play almost any game at Ultra settings @ 1440P @ 60 FPS+ (Closer to 100-140 FPS). I am conservatively overclocking the 4790K, I like to keep the voltage under 1.3 for daily use and longevity. I have had it stable at 4.9GHz, but simply for benchmarking.

The combination of the 980 Ti's and the 144Hz ROG Swifts with G-SYNC, makes for a new experience in gaming. It is the smoothest gaming sensation I've ever experienced.

More info inbound.

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Hen_Ree 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Awesome build, Is that a SP120 form corsair as the exhaust. If so how quiet is it I was looking to pick some up for my new build.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

The rear exhaust fan is a Thermaltake Riing 140mm with a white ring. It is controlled by the motherboard, so 99% of the time it's silent.

rosswalker 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

This should get featured... its amazingly clean and the full set up is just... awwww

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

Thank you very much!

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

UAV inbound..

+1

floridaboz 4 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

This build is just ...... awsome

Question, are you running the 2 SSDs in raid0?

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 3 points 42 months ago

I am not running them in Raid 0. I have done research regarding SSDs and RAID 0 and their benefits. The "Experts" agreed that unless you are constantly rendering HUGE 4K video files, You will never see a real world difference in speed. For my needs and uses, the SSD drive's speed absolutely fast enough. I use one for Windows and Apps and the other for Games.

floridaboz 4 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Alright, outstanding, I do really like the set up all the way around. I was just wondering about that one thing.

Zveir 9 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Holy ****. Now that is how you do a clean desk. I'm adding this to my favorites list just because of the desk. The PC is cable managed fantastically too. Really clean build. +1.

The only thing I would've done different is go with Skylake or Haswell-E, since you were dropping nearly 5 grand anyways.

And +1 for Locke and Halo.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Thank you!

th3legitbeast 1 point 42 months ago

+1 for Agent Locke

JuniorVid 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Nice pepsi! +1

But on a more serious side of things, wow! That is a awesome build! You are lucky to have those monitors, most people sell their cars to try and get one of them! It's funny how your PSU is more than most CPU's. And graphics cards.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Thank you! I appreciate it. I am a bit of a Pepsi-o-holic. Pepsi and Water are my liquids of choice.

Killeneminem 3 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

So why do you have two Swifts? Do you game on both of them at the same time? I can't imagine it being fun to have the bezels right where your crosshair should be.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I have 2 Swifts because I like symmetry. I game on one. My game of choice allows me to have the map open on the second monitor. I have used Dual monitors for the last 20+ years, so the only choice was to buy 2. Thank you for checking out my system.

Killeneminem 3 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

I agree yes having two monitors is definitely useful. A map doesnt need 160+hz G-Sync haha but I understand wanting identical monitors. +1 for having $639 to spend on symmetry :)

Eddie0711 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

This is such an awesome build! Very clean and well set up. The only thing that I would change is I'd rather get the Acer x34 predator instead of the two swifts. It would be cheaper plus it would allow you to use all the real estate when gaming. I know that you said you only use one swift when gaming in previous comments so the bezel is not an issue. Anyway congratulations this rig certainly deserves a feature.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I appreciate you checking it out and taking time to comment.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Wow. Very nice build. Any chance of a custom water cooling setup being added?

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I have considered it. I am still in testing mode and keeping track of CPU and GPU temperatures. Thus far, the H100i and the ACX 2.0+ cooling are phenomenal. I've stress tested the components and they never exceeded temps that are considered normal, even the top card in SLI. I guess at this point adding a custom water loop would be more for show than go. I never rule anything out, though. Thanks

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Yeah I understand. I've thought the same thing when viewing a build with a $500 cooling setup and medium over clocking. Yours is a very clean powerful build.

piemancoder 1 point 42 months ago

I understand why you called it that, because I feel alone in the sense that I'm not part of the awesome PC club that you joined.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

Your comment made me feel bad. It's taken years for me to be able to afford this kind of setup. I was poor like most in my 20s, stable in my 30s and now at 2 months to 40, I am able to buy some nice stuff. You'll get there. I see many setups on here that I am very jealous of! Thanks for checking it out, Piemancoder.

piemancoder 1 point 42 months ago

I'm sorry I made you feel bad. I meant it in the sense that you have a very awesome PC. I'm glad you were able to afford it. And trust me, we are all jealous of some of the builds here! (cough octane box cough ) I hope you enjoy this amazing computer for years to come! :)

jrod48029 1 point 42 months ago

Wow. If only I had the money and space to build this...

Jake762by39 6 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Haha I know AR-15 parts when I see them. Good to know there are other people on here that are enthusiasts in more than just PCs. And your rig is nice by the way.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Nice catch on the AR parts. Yeah, that is my gunsmithing bench that is sometimes used for computer building. I love that bench! Helps me maintain all my firearms and carry guns. Thanks for checking out my rig.

TexasTrev 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Nice build and overall setup. It's difficult to tell what all was a carry-over from your previous build as this looks built to perfection. I might nitpick on the 5400 bulk storage. I recently went from a 1tb Toshiba to a 3tb WD Black and the speed improvement has made me a fan of the Caviar Black.

TexasTrev 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

And, yes, Glocks are what it's about. I have a 26 and am shopping a 23.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

I concealed carry (with a CCW License of course) a Gen 3 26, Gen 4 19 and 30 in .45 ACP. I love my Glocks and trust my life with them daily.

Xeanoz 1 point 42 months ago

If I had $5k to drop on MY build. :P

EvZ_2 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

jealous of your work bench area/tool wall :P

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Thanks! I really dig that bench. It's ideal for Gunsmithing and Computer Building.

bobdude_01 3 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Sniff Sniff..... Is that a feature I smell?

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I appreciate that!

cpudude6 1 point 42 months ago

+1 for cable management, also are you having problems with the ROG swifts, cause i heard that quality control on those are shite and i wouldn't put in 600 just to have to fail

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I've had 0 issues with the Swifts. No dead pixels, no G-SYNC issues.. I am thankful that I got 2 grade A units.

cpudude6 1 point 42 months ago

Thanks, I will consider in my setup

redmasque7 1 point 41 months ago

Does the wooden platform under the pc help a ton with dust? Also, amazing job.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

It adds a nice aesthetic look, but it mostly to allow the Power Supply to breathe. I would never place a PC tower directly on carpet. As far as dust control, I doubt it lessens dust intake. It is simply a shelf that is finished on all sides. I drilled 4 holes into it and attached 4 black drawer knobs to the bottom. They are highly gloss painted and slide easily on the carpet.

texasmayne 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Guns and computers, what a deadly combination.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

I agree! My favorite combo!

texasmayne 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I need to make me a work bench like that! Do you make your own ammo as well?

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

No, I don't reload. Although, now that I have 8 calibers (.22LR, .38 special, .380 Auto, 9mm, .45 Auto, 5.56 Nato, .308 and 12 gauge, I may get into it. The initial investment is high, but it pays off over time if you shoot alot.

texasmayne 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

That computer isn't gonna protect itself, physically.

BothersomBanana 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Do you ever have any thermal issues with the two cards? I've heard similar SLI setups can get pretty hot.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

No heat issues whatsoever. I use MSI Afterburner to make my own Fan speed curve. It works very well and the cards are silent except under the most demanding conditions.

TacoWafflez 1 point 37 months ago

How is the bottle necking on this thing

nova8 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Awesome build! Very sleek. Question, how did you remove the bottom driver bays without breaking it? What tools did you use to unscrew it?

ABundleOfBunnies 1 Build 0 points 42 months ago

Perfect except for the two 320 GB HDDs??? Everything else is beast. Leds would make ur beast pop too.

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

Yeah, the 320GB drives are used simply for scratch drives. They are ultra reliable and fast enough for temp files. As far as LEDs, I wanted a more subdued lighting scheme this time.

ABundleOfBunnies 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

ok cool :)

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Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 2 points 42 months ago

The desk is from Ikea. It is called Malm in Black-Brown color. It is my favorite desk and worked perfectly with the monitor stand. It is also reversible, so you can put the drawers on either side. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00214157/

Beorn1 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Great build and the desk setup is precisely what I intend to do. Is the platform under the tower a part of the desk, or did you customize it somehow?

Glockguy76 submitter 1 Build 2 points 39 months ago

No, it's not part of the desk. It's simply a shelf that matches the color of the desk. I got it at Lowes. Make sure that it's finished on all sides. For the feet, I used ceramic drawer knobs. They are a nice height and the are very slippery, which allows you to slide it in and out from under the desk easily.

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