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PROJECT: JETTE - $4K Workstation/Gaming PC (First time build)

by danieltoruno

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Details

Date Published

Sept. 30, 2015

Date Built

Sept. 21, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.3GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

48.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.25GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.21GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

Description

Build Completed 09/21/15

Date Posted 09/30/15

This is my first PC build. It started off as more of a budget friendly build, but after getting my first real job and doing a bit of research, I wanted this build to be much more. A lot of the inspiration for this build came from this part list built by Alex. He also helped me out with picking some of the parts for this build, so thanks for that Alex!

EDIT Yes the upside down Corsair logo kills me a little bit inside as well. But it's my little upside down corsair logo, thanks for noticing. c:

EDIT 2 09/30/15 Thank you so much PCpartpicker for the featured spot it means a lot to me! It really makes all the hard work I put in to this build and the time spent on this site so very worth, on top of the outcome of the build!


About Me:

My name is Daniel, I am a 17 year old that is passionate about design in motion and technology. I recently started working full time as a motion graphics artist and video editor at Multimedia Marketing Assoicates. This has finally given me the opportunity to build the computer of my dreams, and make the switch from my old 2012 Macbook Pro.

TL;DR I edit videos/create motion graphics and switched from mac to PC.


PROJECT: JETTE - (pronounced jet) I have been planning to build my first PC since my senior year in high school, which was around late 2014. At the time I had set a budget to $1,600 for this PC that I wanted to build. The worst part is that I didn't even have that money or a job at the time so I was just praying for a miracle to happen. When summer finally came around, I was offered a job which inevitably led to the budget of this build over doubling.When doing research for this build I concluded that the X99 chipset is still the best out currently for the higher end workstations nowadays which is why I went with that over the new Skylake processors. My goal with this build was to make a PC build that could fulfill my needs for future 3D work using Cinema 4D, run any game I could throw at it at max settings, and to create a build that looked as good as it cost.

TL;DR Budget over doubled from the start. Needed to be able to run games at max settings and render videos and 3D projects quickly.


From this point on I leave my thoughts on all the important products that I purchased for this build. Feel free to comment and ask any questions about the setup and or give suggestions. I'd enjoy your feedback I dedicated a lot of time into making this build dream a reality.

PART LIST & REVIEWS


Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $317.00

PROS Great performance to price ratio.

OTHER THOUGHTS I managed to get mine for nearly $70 less than it normally is retail because Staples price matched the price listed on Microcenter. So if you are looking to purchase this processor definitely look into getting it price matched to save some money!


Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $139.00

PROS Looks fantastic! Software that comes with it is nice to have! Performs great.

CONS Fans that are included you will want to swap out for ones that are less loud.


Type Item Price
Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH X99 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard Purchased For $309.00
This motherboard is very nice it has pretty much does everything that the $400 ASUS X99 deluxe does but costs $100 less!

PROS The thermal armor included is nice to have! Keeps temps nice and covers all the circuitry in the mobo which I think helps clean up a build.

CONS I had many issues troubleshooting this motherboard. When nothing initially up when I turned on the PC (due to a monitor issue I had) It was nearly impossible to troubleshoot, especially because I do not have an android device and was not able to install the TUFF software app that comes with this mobo.


Type Item Price
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Purchased For
$244.00

This memory has performed extremely well for me so far don't really have much to say other than the reason that I picked these over the other speeds is because looking into this the CAS latency is lower for this than the 2666 speed which. I know that lower CAS latency means faster RAM!

OTHER THOUGHTS For some reason though in benchmarks it says I have the full 32GB of RAM but when I check my PC specs it says that I have 28GB of RAM. I assume this is just because is the amount of usable RAM but I could be mistaken.


Type Item Price
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased
For $175.00

Out of all the product I had purchase I put the most research into this prodct. I had originally decided on purchasing the Intel 750 Series PCIE express SSD with some incredible speeds. It is the fastest SSD on the market right now. But while I was building this there was a lot of news going around about more NVMe SSDs being released. So after a ton of research I this article ended up finalizing my decision. I didn't want to spend a lot of money to my SSD right now but I want to wait until next year for this new technology to release that claims it will have speeds up to seven times faster than the best ones currently available to consumers.

PROS Amazing Performance for the price

OTHER THOUGHTS If you are upgrading from using an HDD you will be very Happy

TL;DR Went for a cheaper SSD because newer and much faster (Approx 5-7 times faster) SSD technology will be released to consumers early next year. I plan to upgrade.

Type Item Price
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Purchased For $100.00

PROS How do I put this... A massive amount of storage for a little price. I couldn't recommend this enough for mass storage of files. Have not had any issues with this product.


Type Item Price
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB AMP! Extreme Video Card Purchased For

$699.00

May be a little unnecessary but I do not plan on running multiple GPU's so I wanted to make sure that the one card that I did use could do it all! When I do a little more research I plan on manually overclocking this graphics card.

Pros When the computer is not under a heavy load the fans do not spin it is inaudible and silent! This is an awesome feature that you do not get with a stock cooler. Also the factory overclock is awesome. This is my favorite after market designed graphics card; I have to give this +1 for aesthetics.

CONS It't pretty expensive.(about $50 more than the stock card) This next thing isn't really a con for me but for people that have smaller builds this is a Huge card it is very large and will not be compatible with some cases. I don't believe I would able to use two of my drive bays on the bottom but I don't plan to so it doesn't affect me at all. I'd still give this product 5 stars!

TL;DR Beast of a card, looks amazing, is very large.


Type Item Price
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $194.00

This case was the definition of love at first sight! The second I saw this case available for pre-order I forgot about all the other cases I had been considering. People seem to like the Anthracite Grey one better, but I like to keep my whole desk area consistent I needed to pick up the black version to match my "jet black" theme. That is where I came up with the name JETTE for this build.

PROS Sexy, modular, beautiful, minimal, sexy, premium solid aluminum chassis, does not attract fingerprints, full side window panel, and not to mention its sexy!

CONS none, nothing could make me hate this case.


Type Item Price
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Purchased For $134.00

PROS Great price for a platinum grade PSU, I didn't want to have to pay $200+ for a PSU but I needed something that would perfom well and be reliable.


Type Item Price
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00

For those that want to know how I got it for free I am currently a college student and if you have a verified student email you are eligible for a free copy of the latest version of windows. I have the Windows 10 Education version. Which Is literally the same thing as the Enterprise one, it has the exact same features.

OTHER THOUGHTS If you are downloading google chrome on a new PC make sure you download it from www.google.com. I didn't the first time and ended up with a whole bunch of irremovable adware installed on my PC. I had to completely restore it.


Type Item Price
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For
$20.00

Great fan purchased this one for good airflow. Have this one set for exhaust. I don't think I need to say much about these considering they are one of the most popular series of PC fans out right now.


Type Item Price
Case Fan Thermaltake CL-F039-PL14WT-A 51.1 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For
$18.99

I have these two bad boys mounted to the radiator of my Corsair H110i GTX I chose these because these fans look amazing and have a high static pressure, which is very important if you are using the fans mounted to a radiator.

PROS lights look awesome in the dark.

CONS can't turn off LEDs.


Type Item Price
Monitor LG 34UC87C 60Hz 34.0" Monitor Purchased For $855.00

I was hesitant but I picked this one up on Amazon the day that the price dropped from the $999 range to $855. This monitor is truly like my dream monitor for productivity! The last time I had purchased myself a monitor I had gone out looking for the cheapest 1080p thing that I could find. Monitors are extremely important to a person like myself because for editing and design, your monitor is the window to your everyday tasks and design I did not want to skimp out. At first I considered getting dual or triple monitors in my setup. My taste for design tends to lean more towards the minimal side and after various different tech channels did recommend this monitor for its luxurious features.

PROS 34 inches of crisp, curved, IPS, display.

CONS Some editors complain that the curves can distort footage slightly that you are editing, but this doesn't bother me at all nor do I really notice it.

OTHER THOUGHTS I would only recommend this monitor to people that will be using their setup to make some money back because it is quite expensive. Unless the monitor is paying for itself it may not be worth. the nearly a grand it costs.


Type Item Price
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard
Purchased For $130.00

Amazing keyboard MX Browns just feel so right! Somewhat noisy but I have been adjusting to them from my mac keyboard that I have been so used to. I also have sound dampeners installed on my all my keyboard switches.

PROS The looks very clean satisfying. Is very pleasant to type on for average periods of time.

CONS A little bit large, and collects dust easily.

OTHER THOUGHTS I kinda wish I had gotten the version of this keyboard without the arrow keys just so that the keyboard could be a bit smaller.


Type Item Price
Mouse Logitech MX Master Bluetooth Wireless Laser Mouse Purchased For $100.00

PROS For productivity this mouse really lives up to its title. It is also very comfortable to use for long periods at a time. You can have it hooked up to multiple computers. Is very portable I use it at work and at home for everything.

CONS not the best mouse for gaming because on a few rare occasions the mouse will some slight connectivity issues and that may impede on you being able to have the best performance. but for the most part still works very well for gaming.

OTHER THOUGHTS I had the Logitech G502 for some time before I returned it because it didn't really go with my overall setup theme. But after using both I think for gaming and normal use I think I may purchase the G502 so I can have both mice simply because that mouse I enjoyed so much when using it for gaming. This is a little bit irrelevant but the most comfortable mouse that I have ever laid hands on by far has to be this World of Warcraft mouse that my friend owns. like its freaky how nice it feels in my hand but it looks pretty ugly to me.

TL;DR Best. Productivity. Mouse. Ever. Not the best for gaming. (for gaming I recommend g502)


Type Item Price
Other AKG K553 PRO Closed-Back Studio Headphones Purchased For $125.00

PROS Absolutely great pair of headphones. Sound quality is great. If you wear them in the right spot they can be comfortable enough to wear for some pretty long sessions. One of the reasons I picked this pair up as well is because this model is pretty recent and the color of the ring on the outside of the headphones PERFECTLY matches the color accents on the MX master mouse. They were made to sit on a desk together!

CONS The cable is not replaceable or detachable. These are not portable headphones at all, these were intended to stay in a studio.


Type Item Price
Other White Cable Sleeve Bundle Purchased For $99.99

PROS good high quality cable kit.

CONS They have a little extra black fitting at the end of the cables that the cable mod versions doesn't. I would have picked up the cable mod ones but unfortunately they were sold out

OTHER THOUGHTS I accidentally purchased the wrong custom sleeved power cable so I had to return that on build day and wait for the new one to come in. Oops.


Type Item Price
Other Blue Yeti Blackout Edition Purchased For $130.00

I've actually owned this product for about a year now. It is one kickass microphone quality for the price. I also had to go with the blackout edition to match my desk theme

PROS Great (somewhat) budget desk mic! Would recommend. Looks fantastic as well.

CONS I guess you could say this mic struggles a little bit with white noise. (But if you put the extra effort to tweak your audio it gets the job done well!)


Type Item Price
Other Custom Sticker Purchased For $10.00

Would highly recommend this website www.casrstickers.com if you are getting a custom sticker done for your build! The way the stickers are high quality and the application process is very efficient. I wasn't expecting the quality that I got for around $7


If you like the build please leave an upvote on this page and drop a comment down below! I'd enjoy your feedback on my first PC build ever!

Part Reviews

CPU

Awesome processor it has some great performance for it's price. I definitely recommend price matching this product at staples to microcenters listed price if you want to save about $70!

CPU Cooler

Looks fantastic! Software that comes with it is nice to have! Performs great. Fans that are included you will want to swap out for ones that are less loud.

Motherboard

Great motherboard it literally does everything! And for much cheaper than the other ones like the X99 deluxe. But the only reason I knocked out a star is because it can be difficult to troubleshoot if you don't have an Android device for the TUFF software. Would recommend this one.

Memory

These have some great performance and lower CAS latency than the 2666 speed version, which is why I went with this one.

Storage

I don't know how they can price an SSD like this for such a good price. This MUST HAVE if you are upgrading your machine from an HDD to an SSD on a budget you will be very pleased with the results. same for the 256GB one.

Storage

I've been using this HDD for mass storage in my workstation build and this is just a fantastic product. I have no idea at how they price it at only $100 or less!

Video Card

Pros When the computer is not under a heavy load the fans do not spin it is inaudible and silent! This is an awesome feature that you do not get with a stock cooler. Also the factory overclock is awesome. This is my favorite after market designed graphics card; I have to give this +1 for aesthetics.

CONS It't pretty expensive.(about $50 more than the stock card) This next thing isn't really a con for me but for people that have smaller builds this is a Huge card it is very large and will not be compatible with some cases. I don't believe I would able to use two of my drive bays on the bottom but I don't plan to so it doesn't affect me at all. I still give this product 5 stars!

Case

This case was the definition of love at first sight! The second I saw this case available for pre-order I forgot about all the other cases I had been considering. People seem to like the Anthracite Grey one better, but I like to keep my whole desk area consistent I needed to pick up the black version to match my setup.

PROS Sexy, modular, beautiful, minimal, sexy, premium solid aluminum chassis, does not attract fingerprints, full side window panel, and not to mention its sexy!

CONS none, nothing could make me hate this case.

Power Supply

Good PSU unit at an even better price.

Operating System

Perfect mix between the good windows 7 features and windows 8 beauty.

Case Fan

Great fans to mount on to your radiator because of their high static pressure. They are also very nice to look at the LED adds a unique touch and separates these from othe CPU fans.

Monitor

I was hesitant but I picked this one up on Amazon the day that the price dropped from the $999 range to $855. This monitor is truly like my dream monitor for productivity! The last time I had purchased myself a monitor I had gone out looking for the cheapest 1080p thing that I could find. Monitors are extremely important to a person like myself because for editing and design, your monitor is the window to your everyday tasks and design I did not want to skimp out. At first I considered getting dual or triple monitors in my setup. My taste for design tends to lean more towards the minimal side and after various different tech channels did recommend this monitor for its luxurious features.

PROS 34 inches of crisp, curved, IPS, display.

CONS Some editors complain that the curves can distort footage slightly that you are editing, but this doesn't bother me at all nor do I really notice it.

OTHER THOUGHTS I would only recommend this monitor to people that will be using their setup to make some money back because it is quite expensive. Unless the monitor is paying for itself it may not be worth. the nearly a grand it costs.

Keyboard

Outstanding keyboard that looks really clean on my desk. It's hard to find nice keyboards like this with white LEDs.

Mouse

Lives up to its name as the god of all productivity mice! However not the best option for gaming.

Comments Sorted by:

Eltech 15 Builds 16 points 23 months ago

What a lovely build and description! You certainly deserved the feature spot. You have my vote and respect. Beautifully well done on your computer.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 3 points 23 months ago

Thank you so much Eltech! I appreciate it :D

dragon564738 2 points 23 months ago

Agreed.

Spycrab 6 points 23 months ago

Absolutely stunning. Your picture skills are Great. The AKG pic killed me so crisp. Also that sticker for $7 what?! that seems as amazing quality.

But sorry I can't give you a +1

But instead You get a +2...

you can't do that

Oh sorry then You get my +1 as I can't give more :(

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Haha thanks, your comment got me for a second.

But sorry I can't give you a +1

but what did I do wrong?!?!? oh... xD

Spycrab 1 point 23 months ago

XD Oh and also for your headphones

CONS The cable is not replaceable or detachable. These are not portable headphones at all, these were intended to stay in a studio.

Why not the illusive Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

And One more thing I forgot to ask what is that on pic 11? I want to say PO from Avatar the last Airbender but I'm not great at guessing

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I originally wanted the ATH-MX50s, but one of my goals with this setup was to make it more on the unique side, and lets face it the MX50s are on about half the builds on this site. I wanted to switch it up a little. And they go beautifully with the logitech MX master. The thing in picture 11 is actually a poro from League of Legends. I love how he looks on my desk! So simple yet satisfying.

Spycrab 1 point 23 months ago

I originally wanted the ATH-MX50s, but one of my goals with this setup was to make it more on the unique side, and lets face it the MX50s are on about half the builds on this site.

Yeah, you make a point.

The thing in picture 11 is actually a poro from League of Legends. I love how he looks on my desk! So simple yet satisfying.

Poro ? I've never played or seen Lol before sorry :(

Also you own a site?

is it www.DANIELTORUNO.com if so link me

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

yes that is my site

mauriciomdea 1 Build 3 points 21 months ago

+1 for poro!

AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

You built it! Love it man, super clean and just perfect. Grats on being featured! +1 for sure

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Thanks, man! It doesn't have a fancy custom loop, but it gets the gob done well! Thanks again for your generous offer earlier. :)

AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

Loop or not you killed it man! It's a beauty for sure and anytime man

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Omg why the hell did I spell job with a G?! I'm too tired to English right now...

MalevolentDood 2 points 23 months ago

ooo you put the cpu block upside-down. Such a rebel ;P

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

I like to live dangerously. ;)

Hostility 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Wow. Just wow. The amount of effort you have put in is very well reflected in the build. This thing is very pleasing to look at and it is so nice and clean. One gripe I have with it is the way your H110i GTX is mounted, but I can see the reason for it. Great job, and a very detailed, in-depth description! You definitely deserve the featured build spot!

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Thank you very much!!!!!!! -^

Hostility 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

No problem dude, just giving the credit where it's due :)

Funkyozer 2 points 23 months ago

Yeah, this featured spot it clearly deserved. Thanks for putting time and effort into giving us good review for each part, as well as providing some great pictures.

The build itself is fantastic, and it is easy to see how much time and research you put into it. +1

Fonichow 2 points 23 months ago

This is beautiful. BEAUTIFUL.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Thanks. THANKS!

jakethemp 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Your attention to detail is flawless. Your desk is super clean. epic.... +1

PureBlackFire 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

another great build in the Evolv ATX.

Chuck38 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Beautiful computer! You did a great job. I'm sure it will help you a lot in your editing.

Ni9th 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Is the card sagging? or is it just me?

onejackgold 1 point 20 months ago

was wondering how can the case and motherboard support that amount of wait

onejackgold 2 points 20 months ago

TOTAL BADASS AND LOVE AKG GOOD CHOOSE how do you have such as clean modern desk there

Kyle2374 2 points 19 months ago

My favorite case with fantastic color scheming along with bang for your buck? Honestly the best build I've seen on this site. Also, what desk is that? It's almost as sexy as the upside logo ;)

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you c:

Ensamada 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Now that's how you do a first build! +1 for being patient and doing a bit of research, most people would just click the buy now button (I've been guilty of that myself).

190n 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Good looking, good parts...

Could you copy your reviews into actual reviews known by PCPartPicker?That way your experience with these parts can help guide other builders.

+1

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Yes, I plan on actually doing real reviews of all these items! -^ Thanks!

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Update I finished the reviews for all these items! :)

shirousaber 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

That's a very sexy looking setup ya got there :D +1 Very nice build

Harvey_TM 1 point 23 months ago

Oh my...that's one sweet build and setup. I love it!

TheMeezak 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Stunning build, both in it's power and it's sleek and classy look. Inspiring; maybe one day I will achieve this level of PC Mastery too!

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Believe my friend! Thank you :)

XxD34THxX 1 point 23 months ago

10/10 would drool at again. +1

dns637 1 point 23 months ago

why am I so in love w/ that computer case..i just feel like replacing my 1month old r4 case

why is corsair logo upside down? other than everything looks good

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Thank you! The cooler pump is upside down because it's tubes fit better that way. If not the tubes were a bit kinked and din't look as nice as the do now... the sacrifice? upside down corsair logo.

ncarter13 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

almost perfect! that GPU sag is killing me though!

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Haha yeah, this card is one heavy beast. I'll add a pic when I find a solution for the sag! Thanks for the feedback :)

XRaptor 1 point 23 months ago

not sure if it would work in your case but I know that some people have used fishing line to help with GPU sag. just loop it under the end of the card and tie off to the top of the case

piemancoder 1 point 23 months ago

ahh, so beautiful

You definitely earn a pie And a Raspberry pi And another pie

Also, do you like those headphones?

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I do enjoy these headphones! i'm actually wearing them at the moment. After seeing so many MX50s in all the other builds I wanted to switch it up a bit and since I do do some more professional end audio work, these are very nice to have. Also games sound fantastic but if you don't own a mic and you do a lot of gaming you'd want to purchase a hyperX cloud pair of headphones.

piemancoder 1 point 23 months ago

Did you get them from Massdrop?

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I saw them on massdrop but no. I actually grabbed them when they went on sale on amazon for only $125 which is really cheap compared to their retail price.

piemancoder 1 point 23 months ago

Oh, cool beans. Are they still at that price?

mercstealth 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Great looking build, I wish I could get a job that would allow me to justify a computer like yours.

PumpSome 1 point 23 months ago

Beautiful. Everything matches. This is great but does it bother you that the CPU cooler us upside down. Still, one of my favorite builds in a while.

gigagoku12 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

There are few words to say, because you already said them all. Your description is phenomenal and I love your build. +1

Allan_M_Systems 1 point 23 months ago

Nice build and very nice writeup!

Only thing missing here is that the GPU doesn't support 10 bit color. (The monitor does though...)

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

What is this 10 bit color you speak of? I never came across anything that talked about this while researching this build.

Allan_M_Systems 1 point 23 months ago

For any sort of professional video or photo editing these days, 10-bit color support is quickly becoming the standard. At this time, there are many nice IPS monitors that support it, including yours. Unfortunately, 10 bit color is currently only supported by workstation GPUs. That's FirePro and Quadro.

For your application and price range, a FirePro W7100 or the soon to be released Quadro M4000 would have been the card to go with. It's underpinnings for render throughput are that of an R9 380 and GTX970 respectively, which is plenty to keep the majority of the bottleneck planted on the 5820K in most video editing conditions anyway, and also more than enough to power the viewports you might be using for any 3D design stuff.

The GTX980Ti is a gaming GPU. Yes, it can be used as a workstation GPU if it fulfills the functionality required, but I think you missed out on an important feature there given your intended use.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Well I may end up grabbing myself a quadro and adding it to this rig if I feel that the ti isn't fulfilling my rendering needs! I really appreciate you mentioning this to me because I was not informed of this. Kinda makes me wish that I'd gone with the 860w PSU that I'd originally decided on. Thank you very much for this.

Allan_M_Systems 1 point 23 months ago

Unfortunately, GeForce and Quadro can't coexist in the same system. There is no software support for this without unsupported hacks.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

...well not in SLI of course but you can very easily put both in one machine. You can set graphics cards to work for certain uses.

auldae 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Slanted window decal < Awesome description/parts/build. +1

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago
No one was supposed to notice that! Shhhhhhh. It's only ever so slightly tilted .-.
auldae 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Don't worry, everyone is too focused on the upside-down CPU cooler. All joking aside, great build. I wouldn't have been able/brave enough to do that at your age.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Thanks man, my parents weren't too comfortable with me building this myself either but I felt like I'd done the necessary research.

LordVerdo 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

That is how you do a mofo PC build and setup. Perfection, I'm quite envious myself of your setup, wow!

JesterX 1 point 23 months ago

i'm speechless, flawless build!

gemichi 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

is that okay? the end of the gpu pulling downwards? I always worry about those which I'm debating if i should get a case that lay the mobo horizontal or stay vertical...

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

I feel the same way. I hear its something you should worry about in the long run, so I'm looking to find something that will support it.

gemichi 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

aside from the scary things, I like your build very much~ the way you took pictures of it make it seems small, and for a second, I thought someone put a 980ti into a mini itx phantek case lol

Wcschuyler 7 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

very jelly

harlequin018 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Daniel, really nice build. Its even more impressive considering your age and that it's your first build ever. Don't let people get to you about the upside down logo, the uninterrupted flow of water into the radiator is much more important than aesthetics. However, the sagging GPU could cause you problems and in the long run could cause damage to the PCIe slot. There are a few solutions, some more elegant than others. The first is to purchase a custom backplate that supports more weight. There are a few mod websites around that can do that for you. The second is to swap the giant Zotac air cooler with a smaller one, maybe even a closed loop GPU watercooler (like an NZXT Kraken G10). There are other solutions of course, like a support bar (I hate the look of it, but its an option) or simply inserting a small black piece of plastic between the bottom of the card and the top of the SATA connections as a buffer. Hope this helps a bit.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Yes, with the GPU being so large I have been looking for a solution to ensure that I don't cause long term damage to the PCIe express slot. Thanks very much for the advice. :)

ReThorb_ 1 point 23 months ago

I would try to stealthily fix that GPU sag, I think it would look better and be better for your poor GPU

Awesome build though ;-)

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Very true! Trust me I am looking for a solution for this. My villager Amiibo fits perfectly but he is not black and white. :p

Huddy40 1 point 23 months ago

sounds like he could use a paint job and installation.

EpicMollusc 1 point 23 months ago

Nice cable management! Better than I can ever achieve xD

spanopm 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Beautiful build! Love it! Also I love how detailed you are with the description and part breakdown. Awesome job. So the free Windows 10 Education version is really exactly the same as the other versions? I'm building my PC really soon and was planning on using the education one since it will save me some money.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Yes! If you have a student email take advantage of that. This article explains the differences in one image of the different versions of windows 10. As you can see Windows 10 Education is no different than Enterprice. http://liliputing.com/2015/07/differences-between-windows-10-home-pro-enterprise-and-education.html

Johnston12 1 point 23 months ago

Did you use this wonderful computer for those graphics in the first picture?

Anyway, awesome build! I can't believe how clean everything looks. It's nearly dream-like.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Yes :) I designed the logo on my old laptop but I edited all the photos and stuff on this PC!

Johnston12 1 point 22 months ago

Great job, I saw your work on Youtube.

fancyfox 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Wow! Nice photos! I have a similar build but with a Gtx 970 instead. Might upgrade to a 980ti since so many builds feature them.

Pstolwpdsnoman 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Fantastically done, especially knowing that this is your first time build and you are as young as you are. Both the build and your write up say a lot about your work ethic and your eye for detail, you should be very proud of that. I believe the future has great things in store for you. Congratulations on top spot and a great build!

Huddy40 1 point 23 months ago

Sick build, one concern I do have is dat gpu sag doe. Your build is too nice to not address that issue. Would hate to see your memory bus snap on ya because of gpu sag.

kusanagiklan 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Why no 5960x?

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Not enough performance difference to justify the extra price. :)

Zamaj 1 point 23 months ago

Any chance you could give me link to that desktop background?

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

For sure when I get home from school I'll grab it for you. It's actually a FarCry 3 wallpaper. I don't play FarCry but until I find a new wallpaper this one looks really nice to me.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

http://imgur.com/IK3WLE9 here is the wallpaper

Zamaj 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks! Looked a lot cooler in the picture. By the way, it's an amazing build and setup - major props!

shmattymcfatty 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Killer build! That case is simply the best out imo and can't wait till there's no 2-5 week wait on Amazon to get it. And the riing fans are a nice addition added 5 to my build and so worth it!

DarkDaedricLord 1 point 23 months ago

Pls put the cpu cooler the right way up

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

No! haha. I may end up modding it.

sponix 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Makes me wish I had waited and went with the same Case..

Looks Wonderful to say the least..

Thanks for Sharing !!

SenanJay 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Great build! +1'd! Also can I comment that you have great cable management for a first build! Well done :)

fewjative 1 point 23 months ago

Where did you get your case from and how long did it take to get to you? I ordered one from Amazon and it says it usually ships between 2 and 5 weeks!

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I ordered it from the Phanteks website right before it sold out I got the last one purchased it on August 12th and the shipping took about 20 days unfortunately. But that's what you get when you choose the free shipping with a package that big. I actually received that case somewhere at the end of august. but I was still waiting for other components like my mobo and GPU. It's still a very new and very popular case. so i'm not sure when the shipping will ease up.

multitasker451 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

It looks so nice but the orientation of the CPU cooler bothers me. :( +1......

SG_Skull 1 point 23 months ago

That's my dream PC right there. Great PC (If I only had the money) :D +1

Fringedabyss97 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

This is the first time i have ever commented on a build and Bro this think is the definition of SEXY i love the build and i wish i could get one the same. Very good work keep it up!

rough93 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Such a beautiful build, and an amazingly detailed description, congratulations on your build. Do you have a website yet?

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago
SCDAS141 1 point 22 months ago

Wish I could give more than +1, but +1 it is..

I definitely would have considered the 40 cpu-lane 5930K and a higher PSU.. And oh yes, definitely agree about the 10-bit GPU.. A Firepro W7100 would have been ideal... What with AMD's advantage in DirectX 12 ??

Really Good Build.. :))

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks man! I haven't really looked to much into any AMD GPUs. Ever since I've started the build I'd been so pro Nvidia and literally had a little fan girl attack when the 980ti released when I was in the process of picking the parts for this build.

For the very very slight performance difference I didn't see the 5930K processor worth me paying twice as much the price that I bought the 5820k for.

SCDAS141 1 point 22 months ago

Hi dude.. Again I wish I could add a +1..

Absolutely the major difference being that 5930K wud hav been a 40-cpu lane, Full X16/X16 SLI-capable, whereas 5820K will turn X8/X8 mode even with 2-way SLI..

Not a lot of benchmark differences otherwise

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1320?vs=1316

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/241524-241251

I found this very interesting indeed.. http://www.dsogaming.com/news/amds-directx-12-advantage-explained-gcn-architecture-more-friendly-to-parallelism-than-maxwell/

Cheers :DD

giocarlo 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Where did you get your white cables??

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

on amazon the cables are from Corsair and they will cost around $100 for all the cables you will need.

giocarlo 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks for responding! I'm now currently gathering my parts for my Anthracite Grey Enthoo Evolv. I got a Strix 980ti. Any tips for the case??

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Umm lets see tips for the case... Make sure you take your time to make sure the cables in the back are tidy so the side closes easily. be careful not to scratch the window.(I noticed that there were scratches on it recently. I suspect that the water bottle that I placed next to my PC may have pushed up against the panel when I bumped it at some point in time) Other than that If I were to do another build, I'd probably go for a mini ITX build because if the PC doesn't have to be huge and heavy why make it that way. Other than that it's my favorite ATX case.

giocarlo 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Nice tip about the windows getting scratched easily. I'll try to keep the plastic wrap on the glass as long as i need while i build, and probably detached the actual window and set it aside. Thanks, again!

NewPCGuy 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Do you notice any problems with the gpu sagging? I know that card is massive and heavy, and I've heard the cards weight to be a problem. Run into any of that? Thanks dude. Your build is real clean.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

until I find a more efficient replacement, I currently have my villager amiibo holding up my GPU. My little amiibo is the perfect fit :p

NewPCGuy 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Haha nice. So do you think it is necessary to have something holding the card up? I'm just curious, besides the cards weight and size is there something else that makes you want to replace it?

Sorry for the all the questions. I've set might sights on a 980 ti and I just want to get my moneys worth. The amp extreme looks to be the best 980 ti right now but the weight of it is what makes me a bit hesitant. Thanks a bunch!

Ninjadudewhat 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

For once I actually really like the bold aggressive look. It's still fairly sleek, and not over the top. Just right. Great job on putting this together.

jalangdo 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Awesome build definitely will use this as inspiration for my next build, love your desk haha what's the model?

--JamCat-- 1 point 20 months ago

I like this build!!

Very clean cable management, but that corsair logo on the AIO! Unfortunately my eye is drawn straight to it. I also like how you provided a clear and detailed description.

+1 from me

xXiAmThePro08Xx 1 point 20 months ago

A little more ram for the price.

Chubby_Panda19 1 point 19 months ago

AMAZING BUILD and is that a poro?

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Yes it is! haha

Gabby_Mat 1 point 19 months ago

I have to agree with you on this case, it is absolutely beautiful. Not gonna lie it is pretty heavy once you put all your hard ware in it.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

yes, I weighed my build I believe it was like 46 lbs.

Gabby_Mat 1 point 19 months ago

omg dude, that is heavy.

iParzival 1 point 19 months ago

What kind of table is that? I'm looking for one just like it.

iParzival 1 point 19 months ago

What table do u use?

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Ikea Bekant in black.

myp33ps 1 point 19 months ago

Damn Son!

kevinsbuilds 1 point 19 months ago

A similarly good mouse for productivity is the g502 by logitech

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

fun fact I owned the g502 but returned it because It didn't match my color theme. I still liked it and it was a good mouse. But I was picky. Funny thing is I've already changed mice from my MX Master to my Mionix Castor as my daily driver mouse. It's just so comfortable for long computer sessions of editing. But I do miss the sideways scrolling sometimes when using it.

darthmorph 1 point 18 months ago

There's the new Proteus Spectrum. It's exactly like the normal G502 but the blue plastic thingy is black and it's RGB. :)

vic1524 1 point 18 months ago

Hi I was wondering, did ur cpu cooler come with tubing and like a tank for holding water. I am very new to water cooling.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Yes it all comes prebuilt. If you are new to bbuilding and you want to liquid cool you CPU rather than Air cool it. you want to look into getting yourself an "AIO" aka an "All In One Cooler"

chatsidd 1 point 18 months ago

Hey I was wondering how the airflow in the case is. I was planning on doing something exactly like it just with a 970 instead of a 980 ti. I don't have nearly 4k to spend on a PC. +1

Triet 1 point 18 months ago

Love your build! Kinda similar to mine but way better! - Btw where did you get the poro from? I love it xD

arekouzounian 1 point 18 months ago

That cable management doe... I don't believe this is your first build!! TELL ME THE TRUETH!!!! Nah but joking aside this is a great build good job man :)

soulmat315 1 point 17 months ago

can another zotac amp extreme fit?

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

That is a very good question. Never considered it but I'm not positive that it would but there is a chance.

pagz 1 point 17 months ago

Great build man the cable management and the color scheme is just amazing you blew my PC out of the water, great build

Vinyl_Scratch_ 1 point 17 months ago

Amazing build! The description is great, and the pictures are crisp and I CAN SEE WHAT THE CAMERA SHOOTS

This brings up a question though. How did you do the text formatting? Specifically the bit at the "Reviews" with the stars?

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

I know if you look on the forums there are full formatting guides and stuff. I can't remember off the top of my head.

nefasto7 1 point 17 months ago

Hello nice build, i want the same cable management, in particular i want to know the name of those pieces of plastic used to maintain pararell the cables from the gpus and the 24 pins. Ive tried to use cable management on amazon search but only stripes or other things came out. Please where to?

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Got some cable combs from performancepc.com

Faizan 1 point 17 months ago

Damn Daniel.

:o

+1

krptc.spiderz 1 point 16 months ago

does that monitor have vesa mount capability? Thank in advanced and sick build. I'm jealous.

OMGriffinz 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

When you enter the room and the lights are off and the blinds are down...

Trying to find the light switch in the pitch black room.

+1

new_kojak 1 point 14 months ago

What LED's did you use? They seem very subtle

Onster1974 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

If ya had that much money, why didn't ya just water loop the thing?

Just curious!

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

because this was my first build and I didn't trust myself :P

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danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Thank you! You and me both man. The logo being upside down pained me too at first but having the cooling unit in the other direction the tubes were pretty kinked. I don't really notice the fact that its upside down, its pretty subtle when glancing at it.

dagreendooky 2 points 23 months ago

+1 Nice, clean, and unified color theme.

I'm using the same cooling block on my build and modded mine. If you're bugged about the logo, you can easily mod it with your skills. That silver piece is removable and is essentially a transparent piece of plastic with silver paint and lit underneath by LEDs. You can sand off all the silver paint and mod it with paint or vinyl.

To remove the silver piece, take a small flathead screwdriver and slide it under the plastic on either side of the logo (either above or below the logo) and gently pop up the octagonal part. Then, with the tail end of that silver piece, make sure you pull it straight up...it is slotted into the cooling block and it only goes in/out vertically. Do not pop up the octagonal part and try to bend off the tail piece...try to pull or pop the entire piece straight up.

danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Interesting. I'm going to look into this. I t would be pretty rad to be able to add some mods to the cooler. Thank you!

multitasker451 1 Build 3 points 23 months ago

Lol, rad... as in radiator, ha ha... ha. I'm sure that's what he meant

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danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Actually Alex's build that I mention in my build description, has a longer build description than mine. It's like Build descriptinception!

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danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 4 points 23 months ago

That is the beauty of a first build. There will be more to come. I agree more could have been done with 4k. I took a sacrifice for aesthetics of the build, and thank you. :)

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danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 9 points 23 months ago

Take into consinderation nearly a grand of this build was the monitor. you didn't include a monitor in this build. I'm going to give you my opinion on this build. That specific processor for the price of 1,000 to the 300 I paid for mine exceeds that "law" or whatever you want to call it of diminishing returns where the performance difference for paying 3 times the price for not much of a performance difference. I approve of of the cooler mobo the case and psu. but those graphics cars that's a straight up waste of 2,000 the titan X despite of contrary belief was actually a very poorly designed card of of my IT friends explained to me what he saw when he took one apart, but I can't remember the specific details. But basically youd be saving nearly $800 and be getting the same or better performance by grabbing two 980ti's in SLI in place of the titan X the 980tis are brand new and are outstanding with their top of the line performance for their cost. Also you didn't really include any peripherals . For my build the actual PC itself not including the peripherals actually only costs about 2,500 so I'd say I did a decent job for the physical PC itself.

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danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

let me just say I rushed that comment. xD

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danieltoruno submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Didn't take too long :P Thank you!