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Welcome back to the Dark Side

by Adamm

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Date Published

Nov. 12, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 3, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

42.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.42GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

2.1GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

I have been a big Mac user for years. I have every item Mac sells. However! I’ll be honest, I had been patiently waiting for a new Mac Pro to be released and buy a workhorse of a Mac. But nothing, for years. WTF Apple? They are still selling the same Mac Pro that's now years old, using the same old components but still selling it at the same price. This is bull$#!@.

So I decided if I am going to finally convert from a being a long time Mac user to PC…. Go all out and build the ultimate Machine!

Now being a Mac user for over decade, I have always wanted to build my own gaming PC. I have missed out on being able to play the popular games everyone talked about. Having to resort to going to a friends house or bother in-laws house to play games like Battlefield. I decided that if I’m going to kick out the Mac, I want to go all out on my first build.

What I wanted was a rig that can play all the current games with no compromise on settings, and also build an integrated house wide theater system.

I started out my build by selecting the monitor. I wanted an ultra wide with a refresh rate upwards of 120Hz. The Acer Predator x34 was a perfect fit with its overclock frame rate of 100Hz.

Next I was selecting a GPU/s that would consistently provide FPS at or higher than 100Hz. I admit I got in the market at just the right time with the GeForce 10 Series coming out.

To max out a 3440x1440 monitor at 100Hz, with current games on ultra settings. The best choice was SLI Titan X pascals, which perfectly hits around 90-120Hz on average. It seemed as though the Witch 3 games was by far the hardest on FPS.

Next up was my motherboard, for this it had to be MSI all the way for me. I have always love MSI products, and their BIOS screen it exceptionally easy to navigate. Also ever since the Godlike motherBoard came out I have always dreamed of owning it. So hands down the MSI Godlike motherboard was for me.

It was at this point that I started to really thinking about my color theme for my build. And I have to admit I was torn between a White & Blue rig and a Black & Red rig.

The deciding factor was the case, which made it a Black/Red design. Because I fell in love with the Corsairs new Air740. As you will soon find out this was a newb oversight…..

The processor was an easy pick. Some may say that an i7-6850k is overkill for gaming. That is true but I as I mentioned I wanted to create a massive movie collection on a NAS drive for the whole house. Having only the best top quality HD movies. Therefore, I needed the higher multi core for Handbrake to convert all my HD movies, in a reasonable time.

After this was choosing my storage. Speed over capacity was my concern, and the M.2 spoke to this perfectly. This drive would be used as my Boot drive and for my newest most popular games. Secondary to this was to use three SSD in a RAID 0. Now right away people brought up the fact that I would have no data protection and in fact worsening my chances at failure using three drives as one.

This is where my NAS came into the build. The Synology 8-bay was both the perfect fit but also the only fit into my house wide entertainment system. Synology and Samsung, the makers of my TV for my theater have a SmartTV synology app, for playing movies etc… But this is before I discovered Plex…. Yeah, this is a great app. So everything is backup up on my NAS, and it is used to store over 800HD movies 65,000 songs and god knows how many pictures. Of the six 6Tb hard drives setup in a RAID 6 array, I’m already at 44% filled.

Next on my hit list was the Ram. For this I wanted both high performance/ style and capacity. 64Gb of Vengeance LED was perfect. With 3200mhz speed and red LED’s it’s perfect. But why 64Gb? Its way overboard for everything you’re doing they said. But as I mentioned I want fast storage space. And with MSI as my motherboard you can easily set up a RAM drive for some insane storage speed.

Holy hell… it this crazy fast!! more than 12x the speed of an SSD. I set up a 8Gb RAMdrive to load all my bench mark programs too, and anything else that may take long load times.

To power everything I went with 1200 watts of Corsair ipower. Beyond the the Black/Red, the other theme of my rig is MSI and Corsair. I love Corsair and wanted to get as many of their intelligent items, to make use of their Corsair Link. Which includes the ipower, water cooler, mouse, mousepad, keyboard, case and their new maglev and RGB fans.

The deck out the red/black theme of my ultimate machine, I ordered corsairs custom red sleeved power cables and MSI’s red dragon HD bridge.

To protect my investment of the money and time I spent building my rig, a 1500VA UPS was a small price to pay. oh , and to keep my machine dust free and look new, I had custom filters made from DEMCiFilter. These filter are so fine, they keep out the smallest of dust particles.

NOW, this brings me to some lessons learned and Newb mistakes.

First, turns out a 1500VA UPS does not mean 1500W, this unit is only 900W. My rig is constantly maxing it out to over 95% capacity. I will need to sell this and upgrade to the their 1100W UPS.

Second, it is not as easy at it looks right now to set up your Boot drive onto an M.2 drive. Three times I had to start a fresh install. There is just not a lot out there to learn from.

Third, and the biggest! I didn’t check the motherboard size and what the Air740 case can handle. Yeah…. I special ordered this case to only realize the massive MSI Godlike motherboard eATX size won't fit. So I headed to the store to get the full size Corsair 780T. The main negative is that there is such little room in the back of the case for cabling. However, the great thing is that there is a Ton of room inside the case for the future.

I think I hit everything Gents. All-in-all I love this machine…. The first time I played Battlefield 1 and Witcher 3, the graphics just absolutely blew me away. I feel like I have been living in the stone age of computer performance. The intricate details, butter smooth picture and fast loads, holy hell… Yeah, I had to take a week stay-cation just to soak it all up.

The Future plans for my rig that I am already pricing out is a custom water loop. For two reasons, one because I’m now addicted to custom building. And second, these Titan X pascals ran extremely hot!!. Even with a custom fan setting they run at over 90% fan speed to keep them just under 75 degrees, when overclocked to 2100mhz. The beautiful thing with this case is that it has lots of room for one hell of a custom water loop. I’ll keep you all posted.

P.S. **** you Apple.

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00cosgovep 30 points 10 months ago

"P.S. **** you Apple."

Welcome home brother.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 10 points 10 months ago

Its great to finally be home brother

rhali8 2 Builds 18 points 10 months ago

So I decided if I am going to finally convert from a being a long time Mac user to PC…. Go all out and build the ultimate Machine!

slowly moves mouse to upvote button and presses down till the desk breaks

Adamm submitter 1 Build 6 points 10 months ago

LMAO, I have no idea what took me soo long. But now I'm addicted and want to build more. I have broken the chains of slaver to Apple pouring poison into my ear.

Geekz45679 1 Build 7 points 10 months ago

P.S. **** you Apple.

So I decided if I am going to finally convert from a being a long time Mac user to PC…. Go all out and build the ultimate Machine!

I love you, sir.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 4 points 10 months ago

LOL, Thank you bud!

The thousands I used to spend on the latest Mac Pro, compared to the capabilities of this Beast Machine.... I once was blind, but now I see.

Geekz45679 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

I hope you enjoy your new build. I was blown away when seeing you included two Titan X Pascals and such a beast of a CPU! If necessary, in the future you should upgrade to an i7 5960X or a 6950X, for more cores. You might also want to look into a better PSU, how much power is it using?

Anyway, VERY VERY COOL BUILD.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you Bro!

I was very close to getting the 6950X. But for some reason, when reviewing the builds that included it, their gaming seams to suffer slightly. Possible due to the base clock speed of 3GHz vs 3.6Ghz with the 6850K However! I have my eye on the next generation of CPU's and I have my finger crossed for ether a 12 core or high clock 10 core.

I'm already pricing out a different PSU, when running benchmarks like 3DMark, it keeps hitting 103% capacity. I'm not what how it could be effecting my performance. But ether way I need a need to find a 1100-1200 watt PSU. I was thinking the Cyberpower OR1500PFCLCD - 1050W or the Cyberpower PR2200LCD - 1980W

MiraMinx 2 points 10 months ago

Definately go with an EVGA P2 PSU, they have like the most efficient 1200W supply there is, there 1600W is just as excellent (Check out Tom's Hardware for some charts). If you ever feel like getting rid of one of those Titan XPs I'd happily take one or both as a donation :D

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

lol, I'll keep you mind when I look to be reed of these horrible cards :)

Thanks for the heads up on the EVGA power supply and review.

Geekz45679 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah, I wonder what the next generation of CPUs has to offer. An 8 Core high clock speed CPU sounds nice. I hope you find a nice PSU for you build.

SinYang 4 points 10 months ago

Because you cannot have enough storage.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

LOL, I had thought 21.64TB should be sufficient for a few years. I'm already at 44% filled. Should have started with 8TB drives

TygerPlays 3 points 10 months ago

How've you already used 10TB of storage?!

Adamm submitter 1 Build 5 points 10 months ago

It's really my Plex media center I have built. When it comes to movies and TV shows, I want the best video & audio quality I could get my hands on. After converting with Handbrake, the average movie is about 9.5GB. The Plex library is now at 768 Movies eating up about 7.3TB. Then I have 59,000 songs and 2,000 TV shows.

TygerPlays 4 points 10 months ago

Woah!

IanJvan 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

no way you "bought" them

BrilliantCreeper 1 point 7 months ago

The movies and music? Well he bought this. He probably has the money to afford the movies and stuff.

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SinYang 2 points 10 months ago

Here I am, running off a 1TB 5200RPM HDD for 6 years already and then woah!

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Haha, that's the same drive I had in my Mac Pro for years, and my iMac was 500Gb that I used for 13 years.

Le0Heart 1 point 3 months ago

Wouldn't the new Streaming options of both movies and music with very low monthly subscriptions (e.g. 4 USD for apple music and 8 for netflix) be better option than the hassel of downloading and storing media files ? In coming years, its only gonna get better and cheaper in this aspect.

Lukuis 3 points 10 months ago
          Hello, Adamm.

The P.C. master race thanks you for switching! Now that you have a P.C. I would advise you getting Avast, Malwarbytes, Steam, Origin, Chrome, Firefox, Skype, and put Steam on a separate hard drive. Or make it secluded, as that can help you by a very large amount.

                    Sincerely, 14 year old master race squeaker; Luke.
Adamm submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Thank you Master Lukuis for your wise advice. I have all those except Malwarbytes, I have never heard of this one.

Also great advice on Steam. I have three Libraries setup. 1) M.2 SSD: This is exclusively just for Windows Boot and my current top games that I am playing, absolutly nothing else. 2) 3x SSD RAID 0: This is where everything else goes. All other games and all the other programs on my computer 3) RAMDisk: This is used for my Chrome Cache and explorer cache, but also for where my benchmarks programs reside such as 3DMark and Cinebench 4) NAS: This is used to store all my movies, music and pictures.

One thing I noticed is that I need to find a good picture library program. Apples Photos is ****, when they moved from iPhotos to that I was pissed. Lost years of work build my libraries events and metadata.

Any other programs you can tell this Padawan to really take this rig to the next level, I'd love to here it

Lukuis 2 points 10 months ago

I wish I had the money to play on a beast PC...

Get stuff to measure your PC's performance... Get Teamspeak and Discord if I didn't say those...

Adamm submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks Bud!

I'll definitely get Teamspeak or Discord for my Battlefield 1 game. It would be so much better to talk to the squad.

Cheer!

iZombot 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

First off, great build. Secondly, Adobe lightroom is what I use for my 8000 + photos. It is really great for keeping things organized by date and you can even use facial recognition to add keywords so you can search for specific people. Just do some research to see if it's right for you.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Awesome! Thanks for let me know about Adobe lightroom, it sounds like it is exactly what I am looking for. I'll check it our right away, Cheers!

iZombot 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Absolutely, I hope it works out well.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Also I am curious. How is it running 4K with dual 1080'? Are you able to max out your monitor?

bdaydog 2 points 9 months ago

How did a first time builder successfully configure all these hard drives?? I just built my first as well( Not nearly as sexy), and all I have is 1 2TB HDD and a 480 gb SSD, and while windows is on the SSD, in BIOS it won't let me change the boot priority, it is stuck on the optical drive. Why would it even be on the optical drive!? Anyways, I can't even find the HDD while using windows, even though it recognizes that it's there, so I can't save anything on to it. So I was amazed that you managed to pull off such hard configurations your first time. Nice build +1. (Also any tips from the Padawan to this sub-Padawan would be much appreciated, or maybe I should ask the Master himself.)

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Hey Bud,

To get the M.2 recognized so that I could place the Windows boot on it. I'll be honest I took it to an expert at Memory Express to get this step configured. After that setting up the SSD's in RAID 0 I just watched a bunch of YouTube videos. Its actually not to hard to set up.

Good Luck with your setup

Lukuis 1 point 10 months ago

You can honestly just keep them all in the pictures folder, I know enough to get by, but not enough to be a master... See if you find anything on youtube

WtR 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

I love it! Consistent theme, good cable management, and unmatched sli power!

And maybe you could sand of the green layer on the geforce led's to get a more fitting white led instead of the clashing green color...

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I could not agree more! I'm trying to find a way or someone who has been able to remove the green and re-color it. All the more reason to get my EKWB custom loop with a red Titan backplate

theandroids 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Damn! You go guy. That NAS though

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you brother!

I can't tell if you like the NAS or if you have a word of advice for me?

Cheers!

theandroids 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

I like but, out of my price range. Waiting for the sales this month ;)

Enrico411 2 points 10 months ago

Amazing and powerful build!!! +1

Adamm submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks Enrico411 !!

I'll see you in gaming world

dragonhearttheone 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Yeah, we all totally have something like this as well... xD

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

haha, I have year of oppression as a Mac user to make up for.

Cam84 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Nice build! Finally someone who filled every fan slot like me :) I run all mine at 100% and if you sit too close it will dry your eyes out!

Adamm submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Thank you Cam84! My though was that if I am going to spend $1,700 on a monitor, want to make sure I getting my moneys worth and maxing that beast out.

Your right about the eyes getting dried out, or maybe I should take a few more breaks..... Nayyy, i'll buy eye drops.

Csmith23 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

This is balls out awesome.

I first looked at your case thinking it was the 760T(the one I have) and noticed you had two fans at the bottom. The 760T case doesn't have that :( I'm jealous of your positive pressure.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks Csmith23!

But I had to learn my lesson, and now I have the new Corsair Air 740 sitting beside me, still in sealed in its box. Not sure what to do with it...

Positive pressure was right near the top of requirements for me build. I F#%@ing dusting, and my old MacPro was brutal, I swear I though it was vacuuming my carpet when I wasn't home. I have started to notice though that the 780T dust grill is too open and the really fine dust has started to seep in. This is why I reached out to DECMiFilter to get custom filters made. I drew up the dimension on AutoCAD and I will put my fan filter drawings up for anyone who may wish to get filters for their 780T.

Csmith23 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

I have not noticed much dust in my system, yet. Is small amounts of dust really that much of a silent killer? Even if you clean it when you notice dust particles in the case.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Its not so much a killer to the performance/operation. It's really aesthetics. I look at this as my personal work of art. The new age of the High-tech Artist. and so I just want to keep my art looking new, looking great.

I having falling in love the art of custom building. So much so that I will spend over $200 on custom filters to keep it looking amazing.

IIIMimicIII 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Wow, i think im in love

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you Mimic!

Lyrix 2 points 10 months ago

Instant 1+! I just saw the fact that you had a 6950x and 2 titans and i was done! sick build brother!

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you brother!

These Titan's run crazy hot though, the stock coolers suck. I need to really start looking at water cooling them. Once them start to warm up, or I should say start melt. I see about 10-15% drop in FPS. This is with the fans running at over 85% speed. So it's not going to win any silent running awards. Give me reason to satisfy my new found love of custom building to build a custom water loop

Lyrix 1 point 10 months ago

a watercooled pc in this caliber is gunna be good!

Lyrix 2 points 10 months ago

Maybe try routhing thr blue cable in picture 7 behind the shelf becasue it doesnt look that nice.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Totally agree with you Lyrix!!

I was shocked to discover that USB 3.0 cables over 3m lengths are rare?!? I honestly did drive and/or call all the computer shops, and no one had longer lengths >:| So at the moment I am trying to find longer USB 3.0 online that I can order, because yeah I totally agree with you.

Lyrix 1 point 10 months ago

thanks for the nice answer!

KevinSlamsPigs 2 points 10 months ago

you're hurting the mortals.... +1

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

LOL, Thank you brother!

Whats going to happen to the mortals when I get it custom water cooled?

Asahel 2 points 10 months ago

this is a freaking beast!but those HDD's tho xD

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I had took a close look at using 850 Pros. But the change in performance is stupidly small from 540MB/s to 550MB/s. And considering the fact that I was going to be putting them into a triple RAID 0. I went with the tried and true 850 EVO's.

However, that being said I will be keeping an eye out for the next level SSD. If you had another SSD in mind, I am all ears. I'd love know if I missed a better one.

hockeeyyy 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Love the build. I also note that we have the exact same IKEA desk. Check my profile.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Haha, and the same keyboard to go that desk.

It's the perfect size to fit the Predator screen and two speakers.

ShriyansM 2 points 10 months ago

I wanna raise my son/daughter with that kind of attitude! Haha, jokes aside how does the Windows' interface seem compared to a Mac? I have a Mac for recording my music, and game on a PC almost every day so I don't really feel weird when transitioning. Does it feel slower or quicker?

Adamm submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

LOL, proper parenting.

Wow, a lot has changed with the PC interface. The last time I really used a PC was Windows 98. This new Windows 10 took a while to relearn, and I'm still trying to catch up. It has been slower just trying to find out where they placed certain features, I know their there just no sure where. Feel like a newb trying to just learn the basics of an operating system, haha.

But I do love the new Windows 10 over 98!!

ShriyansM 1 point 10 months ago

Haha well good luck!

Blacksm1le 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

i want more fps me to :-)

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Could not agree more!, haha

Love your rig too. That a beautiful water cooling loop you have. You even have a motherboard block, very nice! A custom loop is next on my build list.

Also, need to upgrade my chair. Nice all round rig and space Bud!

BTW, where did you get the carbon fiber skins?

Blacksm1le 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

if you liked my Pc vote is still appreciate

Akhan1028115 2 points 10 months ago

2 word's crysis 4k

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Haha, I will totally add this to my library. I'm curious what FPS I can crank out.

Cheers!

Akhan1028115 1 point 10 months ago

bye

JR3538 2 points 10 months ago

Also were do u get all of you're movies

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I typically go to rarbg, they seam to have a great collection of high quality blu-ray movies ranging from 15Gb-30Gb, 1080 DTS-HD. I then use Handbrake to convert them to a standard m4v and 10-15Gb size

schwartzinator 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

You got yourself a nice pair of Titans. I can't get mine to clock that high as they crap out right around 2000Mhz.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah I found the I had to run the crap out of my fans to keep them under 75 degrees. But I find that the clock will drop to 2012MHz after about an hour of hard bench marking or gaming.

I will upload a picture of my fan curve for you.

I'm look to get them water cooled, I'll repost my rig when I get her built, and I'll be sure to show the overclocking difference

llamasbetrippin01 2 points 10 months ago

What were the specs of the Titans? Are they overclocked and what did you have your fan speeds set at?

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Their base is at 1417MHz and they boost up to about 1910MHz. I was able to over clock them with an extra 195MHz to 2100MHz. However, I find after about an hour of gaming or bench marking it will settle down to 2012MHz. I believe some good water cooling could solve this, and allow me to push the over clock further.

To keep this clock I have to run my fans near full out at 90-95% just to keep them at 70-75 degrees. If I hit 80 degrees the clock will suddenly drop to 1917MHz, which is pretty much back to stock. I'll add a picture of my custom fan curve for you.

llamasbetrippin01 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you for the clarification :) and the fan curve picture because tinkering with it too long will make me impatient

Dehriz 2 points 9 months ago

Wow, this is astounding!

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks Dehriz! It has been quite the ride changing from Mac and joining the PC Master Race. Lovin' every minute of it.

wodau 2 points 9 months ago

Can I be your friend? Please?

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Lol, sounds good bud

JacobGunther12 2 points 8 months ago

Used 9.31 / 21.64 TB

-_-

xessox23 2 points 8 months ago

man u know what? iwould love a pc like that GJ :3

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you brotha

Romca585 2 points 8 months ago

You don't need 36tb of HDD lmao

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

You do when your setting up a large home entertainment system. I love collecting HD Movies, TV Shows and music. I' already filled more than half.

Boith 3 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

P.S. **** you Apple.

Mashes upvote button

Adamm submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

LOL, thanks brotha

Loneshadow555 2 points 8 months ago

Can it run mine sweeper on ultra settings though?

Ahatchling 2 points 8 months ago

what app is that in picture 11?

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

This is the Synology NAS operating system.

hi_im_snowman 2 points 7 months ago

Holy ****. This. Build.

This. build.... I can't even. Thumbs way-the-hell-up.

Damn, Witcher must look FINE with this baby!

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Witcher 3 is amazing! Thank you bro.

But dame is that game is crazy hard on the GPU's when maxed out. I cant even max out my monitors 100Hz. It runs an average of 60-70Hz

ctf05 2 points 7 months ago

hi, i like your build and would like to ask about any pros and cons of the corsair ML pro fans. im building a high-end gaming pc.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The ML fans are slightly quieter when running high. But the don't give off much light as they only use 4 LEDs I actually prefer the HD RGB fans. They are really bright and have 12 LEDs, then of course they have the RGB lighting controller

jvhbv 2 points 7 months ago

What does this guy need 37.2 terabytes for? Jesus Christ

BlakeTDM 1 point 7 months ago

Why not?

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I have a side hobby of collecting HD Movies, TV Shows and Music. I am already at 53% full.

BlakeTDM 2 points 7 months ago

"P.S. **** you Apple"

I was there too I built my own as well, it's good to be able to play everything.

philphaser 11 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah...right... °_o

Adamm submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

haha, Thank you Philphaser! :)

philphaser 11 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

You welcome! And welcome to the PC master race!

R0xx0r 1 point 10 months ago

** incredible, you earned all my respect, welcome to the master race.

P.S. I also *!@#$% hate apple XD

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

LOL thanks R0xx0r!! It has been a journey changing over. But I loved every minute of it, and just beholding the glory of the PC Master Race. I am addicted, and already looking to add more to my build.

ctf05 1 point 10 months ago

is the cpu liquid cooler loud?

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Not at all, even running HandBrake which maxes my CPU out at 100% and overlocked to 4GHz. I can barely hear it. The stock fans on my Titans sitting ideal run louder. What ever sound comes off the H115i cooler is drowned out by the Titans

kikIO23 1 point 9 months ago

Where do you put your hard drives?

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Hi Kikl023,

My 3 SSD's are in my rig, and the 6 mechanical drives are in my Synology NAS.

tauicorra 1 point 9 months ago

I came here cause i found somone using this PSU, and before i read youre life-changing story, i just looked at the seemingly endless list of storage in the parts list. I have a single 120 SSD only for games so count, its a net 110+-, down to 100+- with the os, down to 20+- with games, and i only have to docs (some old book, hoover instructions, work stuff...) wich barely takes a single gig. At most ive had an old 1tb laptop and i havent even filled half of it. Youre feat is amazing, but im uncapable to understand why all that space :3

Adamm submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks Tauicorra, I have to admit I've always had problems with low storage. At the time I juggled around two portable drives to hold my Music/photos and the other for Movies. But Apple in all its glory, does not like people using external drives, it caused consistent headaches for me. Most notably iTunes on a Mac, which resets your music folder location every time it losses its connection with the external drive, causing me to re-import all 60,000 songs. It drove my Nuts!!

But the reason I use soo much space is that I also love my home theater system Ive spent years building. Playing high quality music and movies at the best audio/video quality. It really is my movies that eats up my space, they average around 10G a movie. Funny thing is now that I have soo much space, I found that collecting movies and TV series has now become a hobby of mine. I love having guests over for a movie, and when asked any movie they love, that I have it.

Flowspector 1 point 8 months ago

How do you afford such a magnificent computer? PLEASE TELL ME YOUR SECRETS!

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

haha, Thank you. Just busted my as to become a senior engineer in Oil&Gas and saved up for several months.

BABatron22 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

You seriously got 2 Pascals to run a single ultrawide 2k monitor at 100hz.....

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

To fully max out the Predator X34 monitor I needed dual Titan XPs. A single GPU on maxed out games hits around 60-80Hz

BABatron22 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Really??? Man that's weird because i can run a game at over 100 fps and other applications (including streaming) on a different screen at the same time on my 1070 with no overclocking. granted its not 2K but still. plus i only have a 6700K.

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Granted it really depends on the game, Battlefield 1 ~140fps, but a game like Witcher 3 hits ~85fps and when I am running through a dense forest in Witcher 3 it drops to ~60fps.

BABatron22 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

plus you should watercool everything so theres no green on the GPU's

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

100% agree with you on this!! It is on my list of next items to upgrade this with. not only for the reason to get rid of the out of place green light, but also because these cards run crazy hot. With the all the fans running 100% its hard to keep it at 75 degrees. And I noticed that it throttles the frequencies once the temp hits 68 degrees.

BABatron22 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

and you could have saves some money replacing 2 of the 250 GB ssd's with a 500

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

There was no goal to save money on this build, that being said, I should have gotten 3 500gb ssd's Not sure why I did 250gb

BABatron22 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

dont know why you got RGB fans when you have a red an black build

Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I didn't get the fans because of the RGB capabilities. I got these particular fans because of the lighting level they produce. You will notice on the first image of the inside that the top fans are just straight red, compare there lighting level to the ones on the front and bottom, which are the RGB's. I got the top fans first and noticed they they produced very little light with their 4 LEDs. So I tried the RGB fans which have 12 LEDs, and yeah much better red glow!! and as a second benefit they come with a nice red lighting effects. When I get the water cooling started I will be replacing the top fans with 140mm RGBs

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Woah!!! 2 Titan Xs and 37.25 TB storage! +1

Jmurphsx 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Dude.. this build is absolutely nuts. It's perfect, I love it and I'm crazy jealous... But there's just one thing. So, putting this into perspective for myself, you spent as much money on STORAGE alone as I spent to buy my car... +1Billion-Trillion

boys_in_tux 1 point 3 months ago

Please my Lord. Please have mercy upon us puny mortals. What have we done to anger you so? We have not much to offer you in repentance, but our meager 960.

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Adamm submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

I keep my MacPro in the corner as a reminder of what it was like in the Dark ages.

I honestly can not get enough, I have no idea what game to try on it next.

Thanks nwdphoto

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Adamm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I search movie backgrounds and came across this one. http://www.pixelstalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Movie-Thor-Backgrounds.jpg

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