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So I did a little updating and figured I should update my PCpartspicker. I finally switched over tho the GREEN side. I initially purchased two MSI GTX 970s and ran them in SLI. Then were great but since I recently got into Sim Racing I wanted to try out the Oculus Rift DK2 and SLI adds latency. So I sold the 970s and bought a Gigabyte G1 980ti. Im very happy with the performance. In Valley (Extreme HD) it pushed 113 FPS with no additional voltage, compared to the 120 FPS my 970s did at +87mv

I swapped out the 480gb SSD for a 1TB 850 Evo and also purchased a 4770k for a really good price which is going in as soon as the thermal paste arrives.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 7 points

I dream of a day where I can call $4,000 a budget build.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

Except all these prices are default current prices. None were input by OP. I imagine, as he says he got the CPU for a really good price, it would mean he got it for less than $430.

Still, unless some of these items were literally free, I wouldn't be able to call this a budget build in my book either.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

it started as a budget build (g3258 Dual core,$40 mobo, $30 case ect) but in the past 5 months it has turned into this.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

This is definitely one of the better looking builds I have seen on this website, great job!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

With a build that looks that good, you should add more pics. Well done, Sir.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

link to that sexy desk please

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the racing game setup. It looks sweet. You do realize that you could have bought a Spec Miata for the cost of the rig now...

http://www.racingjunk.com/NASA-Spec-Miata/182519811/1991-Spec-Miata.html

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL! but I cant drive for crap in real life....

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

where is the psu? ive searched everywhere and cannot find it lol

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

That case has a dual chamber design. There is a second half behind the motherboard and the psu fits back there :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The Corsair 540 case has two secions. The Power supply is in the back section hidden

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

that setup...wow

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

That 4th picture gave me a boner! Sweet setup man!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Those sp120 fans really add some nice red accents

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Also did you mod the windforce light to suit your build or did it come like that?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

For the 980ti Gigabyte made the LED milti colered. It can turn 7 different colors with their software

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I totally dig the wind theme bro, its great.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I jus wanna know how u mount that fans at the bottom? I plan for that too for a better gpu oc.

One more, why SP fan not AF fan? Btm SP, frot SP, radiator is SP no doubt

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

AF120 are great for open air, but all my fans have a filter which restricts flow. When i tested them The SP120 performed better when the filter was on. A af120 would of been fine in the rear exhaust but i bought them in pairs so i just stuck a sp120 there. Also if i do a custom water loop i can always use them.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Have the same case and was wondering how you mounted the bottom fans also.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I HAVE A DREAM THAT ONE DAY 4 THOUSAND DOLLARS CAN BE CONSIDERED BUDGET

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask you, how you managed to get the MSI SLI? Please update me I really want it :)

Thanks

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It's in sale. Google it.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I done my best but couldn't find it anywhere. If you don't mind could you please provide me the retailer link or website?

Thanks

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I find them easily enough in Norwegian stores.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

newegg has it in stock. 29.99

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you have static pressure fans for your case?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

All fans have a filtered intake. SP fans perform better when intake is limited.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious, because I've never used this many fans in a case before but would like a similar setup in a future Air 540. How are you powering all of those fans?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

NZXT Fan controller. I use to just have fan splitters powered by molex.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

People dont understand budget build can be expensive too, budget means that how much you will spent on your pc build, it doesnt mean that budget builds is only the builds who are cheap!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

What LED did u use? Not nzxt hue right?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I used 5050 RGB SMD LED Waterproof Strip from ebay

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

that's a hell of a budget

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build dude +1.

How did you mount the fans at the bottom of the case?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

My build is pretty much the same except cpu,mobo,gpu. I really wish fans weren't so expensive, they really highlight the build. Also because of the thickness of the rad and fans did you not use an extension for the 8 pin EPS for the CPU? I have all the actually parts. Next step is to buy the cosmetic ones (colored fans, cable extensions, lighting) to add later.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. Do you have a link to that smaller table you got?

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Id love another 980ti but my wallet doesnt like the idea much lol. Yup those MSI cards and bridge really matched my setup. Almost went with a msi 980ti but they were out of stock. I still have the bridge, ill just black out the msi logo and still use it.

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