Description

Definitely a gaming build. Build worked out pretty well other than a few snafus on my part (first build in about 6 years). Wish I would have snapped a few more photos of coming together.

The picture of all the parts doesn't include everything -- the second 780ti, my cooler master power supply, and the crucial ram were in a shipment later that day, but once this stuff arrived I couldn't resist starting the build. I got a bit lucky the motherboard / processor / ram were all fine from the get go, since I wasn't able to see it POST before the build completed, since by the time the power supply the build was already well underway.

Case: I'm really loving the Corsair case. I like the design that doesn't look like something out of the year 2074, and the air flow + cable management options are great. Ideally it would have more HDD bays, but honestly I doubt I'd use them, just like knowing I have room to expand. The front panel is also a bit flimsy and I ended up breaking one (of the 6) plastic fasteners when putting it back on.

Motherboard: Great board with a great BIOS, would recommend to anyone.

Processor: Haven't used it enough to have an opinion. It's more than I need (the goal was to go a bit overkill here), so I'm sure it'll be great.

Corshair H100i: Was my first time installing anything more than a standard fan, but things went pretty well. It's performing quite nicely, after using Real Temp GT to force 100% load on my processors for 10 minutes, I never peaked above 43C

Samsung 840: Performs pretty well. I made the last minute decision to go with the 120 rather than the 250 gig version... wish I would have stuck with the 250 in hindsight.

Seagate Barracudas: Hard drives tend to be a non issue for me unless they fail. It's only been about 6 hours but they are still going strong :) they are configured to use Raid1.

Dual 780ti's: Nothing to say about these, it's completely overkill and I will be very sad if there's anything I can't run on maxed out settings.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! Why no description though?

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I added a bunch of details

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

You'd better not have a 1080p monitor... this thing is begging for QHD!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

You might have left some plastic on the chipset heatsink?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Man this is a sweet set up! hope I can do something like this in the near future.