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Finally build the Rig I've wanted and got some parts that'll last. Going to do water cooling Asap and hopefully SLI or trade to friend and get a 690. Anyway it handles everything without a hitch and I'll try to bump it up to 4.5 Ghz and maybe go higher when I do the water loop.

As for the Wifi-Card Ummm..it shows a Router for PC Part Picker, don't know why.

Feb. 1st 2014 Update Started off the new semester without this beast. Psu went down one night and Corsair wouldn't get back to me for two weeks about a replacement or do I have to pay for a new Psu. Turns out they were back ordered at the factory and they decided not to tell me, owell mad but got new for Free. Got bored night after I got Psu back and decided to OC, wee so fun. Decided on 4.5ghz and still keeping temps down, had a hitch or two with the Memory which isn't friendly to this board at all. Installed Win 8.1 Pro with no problems other than the mass amount of updates when I finally got done >.< I still love this build to death but I might make a Mini-Itx build and use the H100i from this and upgrade this to a custom loop, 360/480 up top (With mods) and dual 240s in the basement. Dual pump and a few Ek blocks ;)

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 10 points

No SSD?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe he uses the computer like me, and doesn't see a need for an SSD. You know, not everyone uses a computer the same as you. SSD boot drive isn't that great when you turn the computer on, brush teeth, etc. I'm not at the computer when it's booting up, and maybe he is either. $120 is a lot of money if you're wasting it :p

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

For $2900, I'd say a getting a faster drive with a significantly longer life span and lower failure rate is an essential.

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

Long life span? Lower fail rate?

Maybe I'm just lucky, but my HDDs have been [i]pretty[/i] reliable. SSDs might be more, but not enough to justify it. Also, it's desktop, so don't pull the whole durability thing on me. Second, lower fail rate? This seems to go with the first one. Anyways, I'm no expert, but don't you think it's a bit easier to retrieve data off of a broken HDD than an SSD?

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

By the very nature of having moving parts, HDDs are more likely to fail. They're also louder and generate more heat. I clearly don't have your luck because my hard drives always seem to fail on me. Having to reinstall Windows twice due to it sucks so I could possibly recommend an HDD for anything but mass storage.

  • 80 months ago
  • 6 points

Pics of the insides w/ everything installed?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

nice!!!!! I like the red theme. best of luck playing metro ;)

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I loved that the build wasn't unbalanced or lopsided. Great parts selections for the most part. I'd love to see some inside shots too. I'm curious like most others how come such an expensive build does not have an SSD? also 4GB Vram GTX 680 for a single monitor setup? Just FYI you do know a decent pair of 2GB SLI GTX 670s can = or beat a GTX 690 for far cheaper right? As I'm sure you know the 690 is 2 680 chips that are down clocked to keep the heat down. Most decent 670s are within 2-3 FPS performance of 680s so if you when you have 2 downclocked on a 690, that is why the 670s perform as good or sometimes better. Even comparing max stable overclocks.

Though this article is older the scaling and tiers of performance are still pretty accurate with just different numbers as the results: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_2_and_3way_sli_review,1.html

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

A GTX680 4GB is pointless, the 680's 256-bit bus limits the card so it can't use more than 2.4GB's of VRAM. The 4GB version is a way of extorting more money out of the customer with bigger numbers that don't make a difference.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

~very good and valid point.~

edited I investigated this further and it is not at all accurate. The issue was a driver issue and the 4GB versions can utilize the VRAM. edited*

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a fact?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Have a read of some of this: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1704636

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I just don't buy that, if this was true it would have been more widely know and most likely was a driver issue. Sure the bus hinders how much it can use speed wise, but I don't buy that it can't use all of it, let alone 2.4 gb

Read farther, it was a driver issue. I was going to say, they wouldn't be able to scam someone so bad like this

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on selling the 680 to a friend whom is building an ITX gaming rig so I'll most likely go 690 and Oc the crap outta it or who knows. :p

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Cases don't get much better than the Cosmos series, there seems to be a lack of it actually being used though, not many HDD's or optical drives but I'm still very impressed with this build.

I will however say that with a budget of $3000 you should have had a blu-ray drive, but aside from that this build is pretty much a "dream machine."

Congratulations on your new machine, what do you use it for?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't need blu-ray drive due to my Ps3 and a Blu-ray player in my living room. I use it for gaming and plan on doing 3d modeling and such this summer.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

lol what an enormous case.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice flag

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey that's a hell of a build! Since you have "Rog" in the title I presume this build is dedicated exclusively to gaming. In that case (and unless you do high-end image/video editing/encoding), 16GB of RAM and an i7 CPU (6 Cores + Hyper-Threading) is really unneeded for a gaming build currently. Since you wouldn't be getting full use from 16GB of RAM and an i7 CPU for gaming, I would have scaled back/down to 8GB of RAM and an i5-3570K and have instead added an SSD which you would notice the performance gains within Windows at least. That's the only opinion I have on this beastly build. Just seeing a $2,800 top of the line build without a high performance SSD is the only critique.

I'm thinking of getting that same monitor. If you play any FPS games, how is that monitor for them? I see you gave it 4 stars. Would you recommend it for gaming or do you wish you went with another?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I planned on doing 3D rendering and such during the summer when I can in between working and summer courses. The monitor is amazing and I do have an ssd laying around just its the primary drive in my Asus laptop atm. Its my second monitor actually, I had to Rma the first one after a week of use do to 5 stuck pixels, 3 in dead center and 2 in right bottom corner above where the clock normally sits. Works great but I'll be going with the new Asus IPS monitors when I get the cash and do a triple monitor setup.

  • 80 months ago
  • -2 points

He probably plans on adding another 680, which on socket 2011, makes a world of difference thanks to the increased PCI bandwidth.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

finished pics?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

They're up now :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

that is a pretty huge case to keep on your desk but nice build

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

That is my favorite case! It's exciting to see someone use it!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

More pictures now up :D Sadly she's back in her box due to end of semester and had to move out of dorm and her box, some paper packing and some of those air packing bags, only way I could feel "ok" about moving the darn thing and hauling it 130 miles home safely.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you feel about not having a window for a side panel?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I truly do not mind, if I truly wanted to see inside there are many options to do so. Full plexy-glass doors to custom doors with cut outs. If I want to see inside I take the door off and run it that way until I no longer need to see inside.

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