Description

Uses in order from most to least: General day to day stuff, downloading stuff and gaming.

Started building it in December 2013 and finished it two weeks ago after I got my Asus GTX 780TI.

Mostly complete build, will be adding a custom loop for my CPU only, I don't want to water cool my GPU because I don't like how it looks. Intel stock cooler for now, it ruins the look especially the UGLY wires.

Build is for looks and performance. Yeah, the PSU is super overkill but I 50/50 want to add another GPU for SLI which is also super overkill since I only do 1080p. Went for 144hz over a higher resolution IPS for the 144hz. The monitor compared to my laptop is fugly but my laptop can't do 144hz, sucker. Fans are loud for most people but normal to me and moves air like nobody's business. Looks super cool at night too, soft red.

Disregard those horrible speakers please, I will upgrade eventually or I may not since I like to game with headset for fake surround and headphones for music or if you notice the Bose 10.2's in the first shot, those things are older than me.

Stuff I'm going to add in the future: Custom loop for CPU 480 rad, more HDD's, ssd, maybe another 780ti.

Also if your wondering where I got the OS for free, its through my cousin who gets it from work.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 29 points

If your back hurts rub some thermal compound on the spot that hurts the most and it will heal in a few days. :)

-A real doctor

+1

  • 71 months ago
  • 5 points

I'm going to need a lot of thermal compound then.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Is....Is that a thing?

  • 71 months ago
  • 5 points

Do you have enough fans??? Haha nice build.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually.........no because I'm going to P/P my radiator when I get one, so another 4 fans. Lol.

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

how do you have enough connectors on your mobo?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This person is using an 8 way fan splitter cable

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

ah, I see that

  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

No SSD?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG how did forget that, yes I will get one too, I'll add to description. HDD is fast enough for me but ssd going to blow me away with speed.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ugh, how could teh HDD been 'fast enough' (for you, hehe ;)) unless it were SCSI, back-in-the-day; or, won of them 10-15K Enterprise drives, today..:)

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

How are you going to have practicaly all high end stuff then a stock cooler.. lol

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably not to focused on overclocking at the moment hence teh stock cooler :P

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

More fans are needed....

+1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You really cheaped out on the amount of fans :D just kidding, nice job +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Oo which switches did you go for with that k95?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I think there are only Cherry MX Red switched for the K95 right now...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah its Red only, I really like it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

"Uses in order from most to least: General day to day stuff, downloading stuff and gaming."

Did you just have $3K laying around and decided to go overboard on everything? Everything about it is overkill, based on that opening comment.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Well when I do game I get to enjoy max settings with high fps.

Plus an i7 makes word processing a breeze.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Speaking of overkill.... 1300W PSU for a single, stock clocked i7 and a 780Ti? 800W would have been overkill, a 750W would have been right on the money.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That ODD mod looks awesome, I just don't know how to do it. It should be the same on a 350D, right? If so, could I please have a mini guide? I hate how the drive messes up the clean front look.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I just popped it out, snapped off the two tabs that hold it into the case. Then I dremeled off the remaining bits that stick out to make it flat so if placed over anything in the ODD bays, it will lay flush and then I just stuck double sided tape on it and made the switch extra thick so I just press the cover and out it comes.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! I'll definitely be doing this!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Um just one thing.... stock heat sink... come on the thermal paste is worth more than that heat sink

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

the case is a bit over kill

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That 900D looks empty :(

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. This could have easily fit into a 750D; but props to ya for the investment.

+1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is ok. Alot of nice parts. But only 1080? There are plenty of monitors with a higher pixel count and 120hz refresh.Also way better color. I bought the Benq-Q XL24TE its is one ugly monitor, I cant imagine the Asus would be much better. I just keep looking and wondering how this costs $3000+ and no multi-monitor no hi res, just 24 inches of 1080. I guess it just me though, what the hey +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Those 1440p 120hz monitors cost too much.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Cost? I didnt realize this was a budget build. Well i see a few places some money could have been saved. lolz. Oh well, save up and get a a hi res g sync monitor. Also BTW I sent back my Benq and got and Xstar perfect pixel on Ebay from a seller named dream-seller. Man. It is so beautiful. only $329

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I also don't want anything bigger than 24in.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

$3000? You mean $300, right?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That case looks overkill in the pictures...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That stock cooler in the 900D though.

Yes I read the description, good luck on your loop!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

900D and no water cooling? MAN, Your case must be WAY empty!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I know your not overclocking yet so your just rolling with a stock cooler but even for aesthetic reasons you could get a cheap one that looked cool for $30. I'm weird like that, style can over shadow practicality :)

+1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I thought about that but rather save those $30 to buy fittings.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

hi, this may not be related to your computer but can you tell me where you found that table and what its called? i need a new table for my computer.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it from ikea.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S49932670/#/S89932625

I made it higher with cardboard, about 2in higher.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

What made you choose the 900d over the 750d?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

When I was deciding which to buy the 750D had issues mounting the Asus Maximus Formula with the backplate on so I decided to get the 900D and I just really liked it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You're referring to the extra steel plate on the Formula and not the one used for the cooler?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the extra plate on the board.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not something I ever would have considered. Thanks!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

How's that keyboard? I am planning to buy it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the best keyboard I've ever had, only gripe is Corsair cheaped out on the G key area with a plastic backing over aluminum like the rest of the keyboard but it's still high quality.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, I'll either buy the k90 or the k95 :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

needs more fans and maybe a cowbell?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

can you send me pics on how you attached the cd/dvd to the plate. i recently bought the 750d and want to do the same thing +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Added the picture, I didn't remove the faceplate because when I did I couldn't get the switch to work but it sits almost 100% flush even with the faceplate still on with the tape.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is amazing. But the stock cooler really is an eye sore, haswells run to hot. Once you get that custom loop this build will be A++++.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

do you really need all those cooler masters

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a tip keep the PC about six inches of ground level to decrease the dust intake, wouldn't want to dirty up that fine beauty!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build **** ton of fans though, I'm going to build mine with an all-in-one water cooler for an i5. should be ice cold since I'm also going to do a p/p. I did go with an AMD graphics card they are cheeper but my build is also under 2k... lol

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

$212 in fans. Thats 1/5 of the budget for my whole entire build. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Why the stock cooler?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be doing a custom loop when funds allow.

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Wow nice build! +1

On a side note, $180 dollars in fans! :)

  • 58 months ago
  • -1 points

3k and a stock heat sink. no water or after market heat sink but but but why?

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