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The Fett *Repost

by chochristian97

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208 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 17, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.10GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

Before I dive into how I made this setup what it is, there's a little back-story behind it: So I was working with an NZXT Phantom 410, with a i5 4790k, a MSI z97 Gaming 5, a Corsair H55 Liquid cpu cooler, 2x4 Corsair Vengeance RAM, a GTX 760 and and RM 750 Power supply. This setup my friends helped me get the parts for and I built it myself. After the first few weeks I started having crashes and my computer automatically restarting, since I knew very little about building computers, I took my tower into Fry's and they looked at me like a total idiot when I came to pick it up. Apparently, my none of my five fans were plugged in so my computer was just overheating and shutting off, but I found out later that the 760 was faulty and I had to get a replacement, Anyway, I used this computer to game and edit video. Over time, the computer was not powerful enough and my little brother was using some crap laptop so I decided to give the Phantom to him. I had worked for while editing videos for school and for small businesses as well as car dealerships, so I made a decent amount of money for a 17-18 year old. I setup a parts list and put my money down to get this new pc. Now the build was pretty simple but with my history of building my other computer I knew it wouldn't be perfect. I seemed to be wrong and the first couple weeks were great but then blue screens were showing up and they weren't consistent like it was a bunch of different issues. With the frustration I had, I went through ram checks and I removed the graphics cards and ran the computer off of the on-board display port on the motherboard and still had the issue. I called Asus and Intel and replaced both the cpu and the motherboard. Finally waiting for replacements two weeks later, I put it all back together and it worked flawlessly. This process taught me a lot of patience since I was out of a computer to edit for two weeks and this build issue of replacing parts has happened to me twice now. This computer is wonderful looking but it didn't come easy and it took a lot of time, really adds to the phrase "beauty has a price". I also had issues with this build, during the build I got in several verbal fights with my dad and almost decided to just move out, I was in a new relationship at school which also put my energy somewhere else as well as the fact that I'm recovering from a rear-end accident back in December resulting in a lasting concussion that still hasn't healed, and I'm trying to start swimming club again since the accident wouldn't let me do so. With my job being paused since I didn't have a pc built yet I also didn't make the money I needed to to save for college. This build was the hardest process due to the fact that I had so much going on in my life. But through all of the rough patches and hiccups, I made it through and I also have a wonderful computer to work with, that I do not take for granted.

So the past week or so I've been busy after school customizing the computer more. Seen from my last post, I had a stock copper Asus SLI that did not go well with the setup at all. I ordered an EVGA two-way SLI and I unscrewed the silver plate off and I sprayed that white. Now, it is very important to use the right paint, I did some research on paint to use and found that barbecue or stove paint will work the best, since it is meant for painting on surfaces that will heat up. I sprayed about three coats or so on the SLI and also removed the graphics cards and painted those as well. When I put it all back together and look at the computer, I realized there was still white missing, so I then painted the Kraken x41 bracket white. To complete the setup, I purchased some Ikea color-changed LED's to shine from behind and above my computer.

@Mason54 had commented that I should enter in TechSource's Setup Wars, and after watching those videos I figured I would have a chance. So, I borrowed my friend's camera and decided to shoot some high quality pictures of my setup. Now two things that slightly bother me is the fact that a lot of people have the same Ikea monitor stand with drawers as well as how common the H440 case is, but, I have to say I am totally in love with this case and I highly recommend this case to all. I think to really customize the setup and make it unique in its own way, I decided to purchase several Boba Fett stickers to place on my desk as well as my case, cleanup my cords, custom paint my 980's as well as the SLI bridge, and make the color of my setup consistent with the black and white. I will tell you that cord management is absolutely a pain in the *** but if you have everything clean and tidy, it really adds to the setup and refines it making it a better clean area for gaming or editing, since people rarely cord manage, I highly recommend it because it makes your setup stand out and it is very visually pleasing and is totally worth the time. Please let me know what you think of the photos and how my setup is.

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ArchaicBuilder 1 Build 15 points 12 months ago

Absolutely love your setup and your backstory is quite compelling. Since youve drawn us in with your history I wanted to ask if its not too personal:

Are you back working/editing?

Is college still a plan?

You and Father make amends?

Hows the concussion/is swim team still an option?

Im thinking these are all questions we would like to hear the conclusion too but some may be too afraid to ask.

+1

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 17 points 12 months ago

Yes I am back working again and I'm in the process of starting an aerial photography business. I am waiting on my FAA license to come in for my DJI Inspire and then I'll be ready.

Yes college is still a plan, I applied to several schools in California for film as well as New York. But due to the recent injuries and setbacks, I am planning on staying in town (Portland, Oregon) and studying film at the art institute.

My Father and I are alright now, there's still a little tension in the house but it is a lot better than before.

I started swimming again about a week ago and I still have lasting headaches that impair my ability to swim sometimes but I'm starting back up my full training schedule of nine practices a week with a total of 17 hours swimming.

And no not at all, its not too personal. This is my life and I'm okay with sharing it with others.

Pcjulian12343 2 points 12 months ago

this build is great!

its like it came from space and crash landed on earth!

+1 for the pretty lighting

philphaser 11 Builds 7 points 12 months ago

Master f***ing piece

reach231 4 points 12 months ago

I believe you should flip Master and f***ing piece around. Anyway I still agree :D

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Thank you

VenomBurke 7 points 12 months ago

I will be honest, my entire life I have built computers and worked with things such as modification around CPU and as well wiring of L.E.D's, All my life the color white was so dull but so brightening, and when ever I saw this setup, it really reminded me of myself. To know that you have the skill and the power to do such things, and the power to go up and beyond the power to take everything arguments, even close death. I say to you my friend, no not friend, family, You are true feature of gods eye, you are the wisdom teeth that never got pulled out because you are just perfect. Please, allow me to share this around, I at least owe you this much, you shrouded my day with gloat and delight of love and power, I see that one day even yourself can graduate into a fine thin layer of platinum and show your true shiny self, well done chap, Please, Keep trucking on, and when ever there is an obstacle, Just overcome it with a smile, if you fail, so what, who cares, cause with great failure, comes great great things, think about the rocket program, College kids almost blew up there dorm making fuel by accident, they got sent of to a farm and they go to work in a much bigger area, you sir need to work at NASA, you sir are a work of god himself. :-)

  • 1 for the amazing time and the hard work, the dedication that went into this, this man should be given an award, Please, Give this man something that he truly deserves. If you ever need anything you ask because sir, you are the best thing to have happened on PC-Part_Picker.
chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

God? Close death? I just got in a couple arguments with my dad, I don't know if I'd say that much...

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Oh I guess the car accident was close death... That could've been bad.

VenomBurke 1 point 12 months ago

anyways, aside the point, Please notice that what you did is game changing.

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Oh no worries at all! I was just shocked by the amount of praise you gave me for all my work, I really appreciate it.

VenomBurke 1 point 12 months ago

np

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VenomBurke 1 point 12 months ago

Sorry for saying that btw.

dfarrell661 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

Great photography and editing skills. Awesome lab you got there. I would love a setup like that.

HelloPeyton 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

It's... it's perfect.

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you very much! I appreciate it.

swans_to_be_kind 3 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

Those GPUs look G8 M8 +8

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thank You! it was such a pain taking them apart though haha.

DoZiii 3 points 12 months ago

Submit this to Setup Wars on Techsource's YT Channel.

jsoutherland89 4 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

Now I'm imagining Boba Fett hopping into a Porsche to chase down Han and Chewie in their Mustang.... Gorgeous build and setup. +1 for sure!

quzar469 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

really like the lighting gr8 build 10/10

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Thanks! I like your build as well! I would love to see your cords managed a little better which would really add to it!

ALDJ0922 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

As long as you don't become a duck, I say good luck to you and your future! Bit jealous of your set up xD (I'm a Husky, so bleh, ducks....)

DELETED__Nalusive 2 points 12 months ago

Nice build! It definitely deserves the feature. +1

jipster69 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

After the first few weeks I started having crashes and my computer automatically restarting, since I knew very little about building computers, I took my tower into Fry's and they looked at me like a total idiot when I came to pick it up. Apparently, my none of my five fans were plugged in so my computer was just overheating and shutting off...

That must have been a facepalm of epic proportions! I admire your bravery in candidly admitting that... personally I would've taken it to the grave and never returned to Fry's again =P

Congrats on the Feature!

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maddog62 2 points 12 months ago

Congratulations on your build and getting featured.

Thanks also for your personal insights.

Wishing you many years of enjoyment and productivity with this fine looking machine!

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

How do I know if I got featured?

maddog62 1 point 12 months ago

I'm hoping they would notify you. You can also check the home page daily to see what build is featured (shown in the lower left of the page).

Jäßßäwöçkëë 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I see someone took my modding advice! Great job if I must say so!

mtrapuzz 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The entire set-up is nice, and I like the unique looking pictures. What happened to your recycling bin on your desktop?

biggles5107 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hey man, don't get too torn up about the fact that the H440 is popular. It's a good case!

Pyromaniac579 1 point 12 months ago

i think you would definitely win setup wars

NitroOG 1 point 12 months ago

Nice build.

Thewinner1756 1 point 12 months ago

That is one beautiful setup you have

Drknight 1 point 12 months ago

Amazing system, i have an idea for something exactly the same, that's what drew me to your page. The cable management is excellent, very well presented and of course, your history is intriguing. Just thought your computer name, should of matched with your story. When all is said, excellent work.

issac.mantle 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Absolutely beautiful.

Jäßßäwöçkëë 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I keep looking at your set up and I think it's pretty damn dope! I love the Alex add on and the whole ambiance of the area.

mb67 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

This is a beautiful build! :-)

CRS_PC 1 point 12 months ago

Where can i buy that Monitor Riser ?

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

The monitor riser is from ikea, I'll try to find a link.

Hoyzon 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

What a beautiful setup you did. I just cannot express my feelings just with words. This is true ART!! The way you've made your Desk, inspires me to do the same. Perfect Work.

Radox-0 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Those are some sweet pics you did, they look amazing, well done.

Chuck38 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Now this is just beautiful! +1

Snotteh 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

gorgeous setup, love that you got rid of the horrible green colour on the gpus, top marks mate

_Sanic_ 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Gotta give +1 for dat life story

X47man 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Probably one of the greatest setups ever. So clean.

+1

C3rvantes 1 point 12 months ago

Damn dude thats my dream setup! Nice color coordination and component preference, you've got good taste man. I might borrow some ideas if thats alright!

C3rvantes 1 point 12 months ago

Also, how did you get into making videos for school and small businesses? I got into video editing as a hobby, and I am trying to figure out how to make it profitable so that I can further invest in my equipment.

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

You just have to get your word out there and let people know who you are. There's a trust list among video editors and people who hire them and if you do enough good work for other people, you will build a reputation and people will trust you.

C3rvantes 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks for the info man.

KoolPuff444 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Does the third click button on the G600 get annoying?

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I honestly don't use it that much, it's just a rest for the other two fingers

ASUSTECHMKTJJ ASUS 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks for being #TEAMASUS the Z170-A is an awesome board for the price and brings a lot to the table. You build turned out great! Kudos on the time and effort you put into it. I would love to see some pictures posted on our community site if you have the chance.

https://plus.google.com/communities/105797514669604907134

With that noted best of luck with you build running smoothly and hope you have a quick and full recovery!

mdsmichigan 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Pok3r unite! i7 6700K unite! 980ti sli unite!

KrumpetPirate 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Poker 2 FTW. Arrow keys with FN + WSAD makes much more sense!

mdsmichigan 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Would highly recommend binding CapsLock to FN

KrumpetPirate 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I do use caps lock though

QUITE A LOT ACTUALLY

mdsmichigan 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

QUITE A LOT ACTUALLY

This is an understatement for those unaware

jdayton93 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

im jelly

PCIntake 1 point 12 months ago

PC building can seem as simple as taking pieces out of a box and putting them together, but you definitely had come a long way just to be able to make this happen. I hope that the experience with this PC can compensate for the hardships you faced along the road. +++1

KeeweeComp 1 point 12 months ago

Comments

Pretty Swaggin' setup. I'm diggin' it. Great job on the part painting, it looks great!

Questions

  1. So I see you have a Poker keyboard, is it a Poker 3? If so what are your impressions, does it work really well, is it useful to have all the macro functionality and layers, etc. ?
  2. As you've got an AIO there, are you looking to do some OC'ing in the future?
chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago
  1. I love the keyboard, it took me a while to get used to the fact that I didn't have a number pad or arrow keys but I love the keyboard and its size and it really compliments my setup.

  2. I know very little about overclocking, but I've been trying to learn more but I haven't yet.

KeeweeComp 1 point 12 months ago

Awesome, I've been looking around to find a nice keyboard, as I'm in college my desk doesn't particularly lend itself to being spacey. It appears that Vortex should be releasing an RGB version this summer, which I'm debating buying. From the reviews it sounds like it's a great keyboard, and although I do appreciate a number pad it just seems to get in the way of my mouse during gaming.

On the Overclocking front I too have a K SKU processor, a 4690K in fact. I have yet to overclock it, but have been told by a few of my fellow college students, who happen to be computer science and computer engineers, that OC'ing is just upping the multiplier until you get a blue screen, dial it back and retry for a different frequency or voltage, repeat until stable. This struck me as rather umm shall we say ragtag for now (I can't think of a good word) and since my processor (which has a base clock of 3.5 GHz) hits a turbo of 3.8-3.9 GHz almost continually, I've decided to hold off for now. (Plus I'm not sure if I would be able to see a performance increase from my seat as a consumer.)

Oh, and +1 :D

tejadam868 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

such.. beauty.

btw where did you get those prints behind the monitor?! I love. I need. I want.

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I responded to someone else with the same question, there are links farther down in the comments

tejadam868 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I don't see a link to the posters down in the comments ;/

Ghrolt 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I started reading. But dude. Wall of text. 10/10 setup though.

Ghrolt 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Dude, you should send this in to TechSource. This deserves the Seal Of Approval plaque.

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BillNyetheRussianSpy1002 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Where did you get those posters behind the monitor??? +1 for integrating them and a bad-*** setup (and success story of sorts)

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

I put links to the posters farther down in the comments

BillNyetheRussianSpy1002 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you :)

alorak 1 point 12 months ago

awesome setup! but I have one question, what are those speakers? they look cool!!

alorak 1 point 12 months ago

wow they're expensive! cool tho :0

glitch65 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Nice work! Awesome setup. I just picked up the Pok3r keyboard, just got delivered like 10 minutes ago. Hopefully not having arrow keys won't be too bad.

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

It takes some getting used to, but I like the compactness of it and it works very well with my setup

BENU423 1 point 12 months ago

Good job! My computer wasn't perfect either XD.

NicoMan2240 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

It's-it's beautiful. The pictures, the parts selection, the custom everything (not everything everything, you know what i mean). The backstory is quite the experience. I hope your concussion does not stay very long. Would give +10000 if I could.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 12 months ago

NEXT LEVEL

SomeJoker 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Really amazing build and setup, man! Great personal story behind it as well, makes it even better! Congrats!

SaintsEnd 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I would say you should have gotten separate 2x4 modules to save money since they don't need to be tested for quad channel compatibility when skylake only uses dimms.... however somehow it is cheaper for this ram to be purchased 4x4gb. Obviously you also wanted it for the looks :P

Probably could have gone with non-reference model 980 with a better heatsink as there is enough room for airflow with this mobo and case, however those 980ti will be great if you play on adding more (which probably isn't a great idea with 3 way sli issues vs 2way)

Good part choices, Power supply is super overkill, there also might be better options price/performance wise for a 1200 if you got it with the intention of having a third/forth card in sli.

Overclock this $hit! Skylake processors are super easy to push to 4.5ghz. You could easily hit even 4.9-5.0ghz with a 240mm rad (if interested in the future.) There is a pretty good overclocking guide @ http://www.overclock.net/t/1570313/skylake-overclocking-guide-with-statistics

TMatzelle60 1 point 12 months ago

How do you like the Kraken X41 looking to use it inside my Phanteks Evolv ITX

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

The kraken is great, the only thing I dislike is the fact that the cooling tubes are a bit too long for me and I wish they were just a bit shorter, but it's made for a range of cases so it's understandable.

Sentinel3.14 1 point 12 months ago

Wonderfully artsy pictures and nice setup!

DayQuil_Man 1 point 12 months ago

Slick build +1

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 12 months ago

I love the build! Can you link me to that monitor stand? I can't seem to find it. O.o

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you so much!

djdirka 1 point 12 months ago

I absolutely love the color you chose for your setup. The parts look perfect together and my god that keyboard is nice! Did you get it from Massdrop?

Also, I would like to tell you that your backstory is really emotional and I am sorry for what you went through in order to build this masterpiece, hopefully you are okay and will enjoy it to its fullest :)

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I got the pok3r keyboard on Amazon actually

djdirka 1 point 12 months ago

Oh really? Well it looks really nice. Great build

SmartWolf 1 point 12 months ago

twin 980tis, must be nice! :) I admire your set up, well taken care of.

angeloabary 1 point 12 months ago

great job! and nice story to it too :) though it was sad having those problems but hey its life we just bounce back and build again :)

mazerunner1 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

What's an i5 4790k? Just kidding, love the dark, brooding setup. Love the computer aesthetics. In fact, love everything. +1

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Oops I think it was a 4690k

AdelTheQadi 1 point 12 months ago
  • Video edits with a tenkeyless *
Rodrigo1999 1 point 12 months ago

You wasted almost $700 dollars buying an extra gtx 980 ti for a 60hz non-4k monitor, what would make me give 4 out of 5 stars. So yeah, it is a very nice build.

RedHawk02 1 point 12 months ago

+1 for making it go up

s.a.wood15 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

A work of art, very nicely done. +1 for sure.

breakerion 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The effort, the struggle, the bravery, the final result, I saw this while being at work and just came home to give the arrow up, endure, mature and achieve. cheers!! make sure to swallow a man's drink in celebration for your hard work, head high and glass up, in honor of our brothers in tech and style we drink . HooraY!

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Thank you but not 21 yet lol ahahha

breakerion 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

So do me a favor and get a hard root beer, PC Master Race approved!

cameron.martin905 1 point 12 months ago

Hey excellent build and story, always nice to see some passion behind these builds. Where did you get that mini desk that your monitor is on? Its got the drawers and looks very sleek.

Janko 1 point 12 months ago

Its AMAZING but i have noticed that nowdays evreybody uses that IKEA desk with the Alex addon. (so jelly of ur setup ;-;)

metakortex 1 point 12 months ago

Great build mate ! It's great you pulled through after all those setbacks, must have been quite an ordeal.

Did you pick those stock 980Ti cards by choice ? I believe you could have gone for some nic(er) EVGA SC's for the price. Would've guaranteed better airflow compared to the blower style coolers on the cards you have.

Please don't take it as cribbing. The build is beautiful, and so is the photography ! I hope it serves you well.

Balamindin 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

It's beautiful when hard work pays off and produces truly amazing results! Well done, OP.

Khaosix 19 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

+1 for Skyline poster.

GreasyLoL 1 point 12 months ago

HHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

fuadhossain09 1 point 12 months ago

Hey Bud amazing setup/build, Quick question could you send me a link to the monitor stand :D

lukzor 1 point 12 months ago

Wallpaper plz :)))))))))))))))

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

You want the wallpaper?

lukzor 1 point 11 months ago

yes please

Korbonzo 1 point 12 months ago

I'm not gonna lie, that setup is he coolest thing I have ever seen.

Korbonzo 1 point 12 months ago

If I could have a build like that, I would be the happiest person on planet earth. Just one of your 980 ti's cost more than most of my setup. One day, I hope to two 980 ti's in SLI then my life would be completed.

fawncashew 1 point 12 months ago

Can't tell what is cooler... the PC or the prints behind the monitor, did you make them or did you buy them, because they are absolutly awesome!

AnarchyIsland 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Wow nice rig love that monitor and the leds man...Dreams...if only

also on another note i need your help pcpartpicker community how do i make a forum post i had a 8gb usb drive forrmatted it for kali linux and well there isnt anything on the drive and i only have 2 gb available now....ummm help.. XD

Storm-cooled 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

+1 for the BAC

FcoEnriquePerez 1 point 12 months ago

Damn gorgeous overkill! I think that you CPU is bottlenecking your GPUs lol

amalik 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I was wondering if you color corrected these images? Did you use lightroom or something like photoshop? I was also wondering if you use premiere or after effects for your projects.

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Yes I did a little color correction in Lightroom enhancing more of the neon-ish color, also lowered the exposure on many of the shots and softened the grain using the luminance bar. I also use premiere pro and after effects for editing, I love the Adobe software.

drumilpatel 2 points 12 months ago

Premiere is mainly for video editing whereas after effects is as the name suggests for the after effects of the video. It may include transitions and basically motion graphics.

PumpSome 1 point 12 months ago

Very clean setup. Nice

issac.mantle 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I was here before the feature ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

lbassett_21 1 point 12 months ago

This is going to sound stupid but how do you turn the "GeForce" to white?

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

No no it's not stupid at all? But the led logo is really just an led strip with rubber around it in the shape of the letters. On the letters there is a layer of green paint and a base coat of white and if you take fine sandpaper you can sand down both those layers resulting in a semi transparent grayish looking logo.

lbassett_21 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks for the Info!

drumilpatel 1 point 12 months ago

Hey what is the avg fps you get when you play games like gta v?

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I haven't tested gta 5 yet but on Star Wars battlefront on ultra settings I'm getting like an average of 140-180 fps

drumilpatel 1 point 12 months ago

Is Star Wars battlefront a graphics intensive game like gat v?

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

hahaha lol i don't really think it compares

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

gta v has way more going on

drumilpatel 1 point 12 months ago

Right. So do you thing I can get around 70-90 fps on 1440p g-sync monitor? Its the Dell S2716DG that I am looking at and the rest of the specs are i guess the same as yours. A 6700k with 2 980ti's. The CPU will be cooled by the NZXT Kraken X61.

AustinHerzfeldt 6 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Amazing build!

Koongli48 1 point 12 months ago

Maybe make a video of it? >.O

Gerrow29 1 point 12 months ago

If you don't watch the YouTube show Pimp My Setup i highly suggest you do. You can also submit your setup, i highly suggest you do. Great setup, love the UltraWide monitor.

mandroy 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

this has got to be one of the best-looking builds on this website!

bart954 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

WOW..........That's all I got this is fantastic!!! Nice build man!!!

Fernandorozco 1 point 12 months ago

Looks great!

What temperatures are you getting when rendering? I have the same CPU and cooler and sometimes it goes up to 90°!

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I'll check I'm not sure, I'll run After Effects and render a large file and see how hot it gets

Clintblackwood 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Just curious what LED strips you used been looking for some good ones for a a while now. Awesome build. How do you like the case as well?

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Case is and looks great though the cord management is key on the back panel or else you'll tear up the foam liner on the inside of the back door, also I got led strips at ikea and they work great

Clintblackwood 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Was it the Dioder 29.99 ones? Or the 39.99? They looked great on your case.

gamerkid307 1 point 11 months ago

omg dude!!!! Amazing setup and pc build!!!! One of the best i have ever seen!!!!!!!

batmanbax 1 point 11 months ago

Man that is one sexy PC you got mate.

jdmkid 1 point 11 months ago

Absolutely a great setup i have actually been planning on making one almost exactly like this! I just have two questions tho. Did you ever get featured on techsource? And if so what episode or can you send me a link?

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I have not been on Ed's Pc wars yet, but I did submit a listing to get onto his show like a month ago.

CrimzonSlayeRx 1 point 11 months ago

OK we get it..... you like photography..

lmao Great build much pictures i didn't even look at them all. tl;dr +1 btw

cloud1107 1 point 11 months ago

Does this board have an Audio LED? If so what colour?

cloud1107 1 point 11 months ago

Hey man, you build is so clean and epic. Does this motherboard have an audio led ? is it on in these pics?

ColtonParham 1 point 11 months ago

It's,it's so aesthetically pleasing....

ZaBeastModes22 1 point 11 months ago

You should enter the computer into Tech Source's Pc Wars, amazing build btw.

Vinyl_Scratch_ 1 point 10 months ago

Now, it is very important to use the right paint, I did some research on paint to use and found that barbecue or stove paint will work the best, since it is meant for painting on surfaces that will heat up.

While true, the surfaces of components don't usually get too hot, maybe 5 degrees at most warmer than ambient for things like SLI bridges or shrouds from GPU's. As long as you're using a high quality paint, you should be all set :P

Also your setup and PC look absolutely stellar. Definitely something that I'm going to be taking pointers from

+1

Nerdiist 1 point 10 months ago

boom this setup is amazing man cool if you swing by my house and hook me up lol nah but really man great stuff here.

BajanRedman 1 point 10 months ago

I created an account just for the sake of posting here to tell you how great this setup looks. Great job! I must say you literally made me laugh out loud with the fans not being plugged in bit! I am currently building my dream pc as well. I bought the parts today from Amazon and i am terribly excited. I already have a great case, the Enthoo Pro Black. Same cpu as yours as well as the same water cooler( thats how i ended up here). I'm not sure what colour scheme i will go with yet. But i really like how yours looks. Great job with the photos as well buddy. I think you should can make money building rigs.

If you have the time you may want to look into getting a SSHD for storage. the price is reasonable and performance way better than regular hard drives and much cheaper than SSDs.

HyperYveltal16 1 point 10 months ago

I look up to you and say that this build is what I look up to as a true pure awesome gaming build. ( This build has been upgraded to hoi status)

: https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTO_3zBKqkmBC_c8dR1ADzVBdVfXxAmekZenEeS_G4YjZOkv6t1uhApWNg

Zoom in when you click the link.

HyperYveltal16 1 point 10 months ago

This build is what I look at for a pure good gaming build.

(This build has been upgraded to hoi status : https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTO_3zBKqkmBC_c8dR1ADzVBdVfXxAmekZenEeS_G4YjZOkv6t1uhApWNg

LOTIPCBUILDER1 1 point 10 months ago

two 980 ti,s should of just grabbed a titan

Deathsightgq 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Hey I need to know did you put any fans on top I have a build a little similar with 2 980tis but they get real hot and i would like to know what you are doing to keep them cool

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

How hot do yours get because I've talked to others about this as well and mine get about 75-85 degrees Celsius which I thought was hot but apparently it's normal. Sorry for the late reply as well.

Deathsightgq 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

around there sometimes it hits 86c-89c I always get alerts saying this is to hot

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

yeah thats not bad thats what i was getting, I upgraded my fan profile to run faster so i run a lot lower like 65-70c

Deathsightgq 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

how do you upgrade ur fan profile?

phat_gat_masta 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

You may have answered this already, but why the 1200W power supply?

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I went a little overboard and didn't do my research right but I just decided to stick with it.

ERB119 1 point 9 months ago

Really nice build and I'm glad you put all the back story behind it, especially your struggles. Makes the end result that much better.

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you. :)

EliteRager301 1 point 9 months ago

Can you tell me where to get the monitor stand and the desk? Also the pc and it colors are pure eye candy +1

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

The desk was already in my room but the monitor stand is an alex drawer add-on from ikea

Mr_Twabfish 1 point 9 months ago

Congrats on being featured in PC wars!!

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you I got disqualified tho hahahaha

Mr_Twabfish 1 point 8 months ago

Have you tried entering in setup wars? I feel you would have a far better chance there.

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

yeah I entered in both, I don't have the strongest pc I am aware and clearly not a match for the crazy build fanatics out there. I'm just waiting for my entry to be featured on setup wars haha just takes a while since so many people entered.

KSIMauser 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Love the Computer and the Backstory. Hope you heal up to where you can Swim without headaches. You deserved this build, Have fun and Happy Gaming.

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

thank you so much, its been a long road but I'm getting there. :)

KSIMauser 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

You're Very welcome.

dcofjapan 1 point 9 months ago

is it normal for the kraken to be loose?.. im using the right screws for 1151 going by the instructions. I have the x31 though not 41.

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Um no mines pretty snug in there, like no play in the bracket, its pretty tight. Dumb question but did you push the bracket all the way through from the backside? because maybe that's it or your screws aren't threading properly.

BiGGBoBBy 1 point 9 months ago

What paint did you use for the GPUs?

chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Look at the pictures I posted with it, there's a picture of the can.

ItsWaterings 1 point 8 months ago

When your pizza rolls are done

huypham98 1 point 7 months ago

SO beautiful. Good job! Just 1 question abt motherboard: I will buy 2 SSD and 1 HDD can that mobo work ok with 3 oh them? Thanks (sr abt my English, I just move to US and newbie in PC)

Sam_Galan 1 point 6 months ago

What stand/small shelf is that under your monitor?

LightProtecter 1 point 5 months ago

I cried because it was so beautiful!

Tequen 1 point 4 months ago

what is the actual consumption?

EmpireJoel 1 point 4 months ago

What a sexy build/setup!

Dehriz 1 point 4 months ago

This is an amazing setup, and a beastly pc

1+ XD

Dehriz 1 point 4 months ago

Also, I'd suggest moving the monitor cables behind one the speakers so that it gives it that wireless look without drilling a hole.

Crazycat233 1 point 4 months ago

What LED strips are used in desk?

MKRN 1 point 3 months ago

Can you remove the big white plastic thing that covers the io ports?

MKRN 1 point 3 months ago

Can you remove the big white IO cover?

Pixal 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Omg

This

Setup Is so

CLEAN

+1

AndrewKVK 0 points 12 months ago

Why would it take a whole week for your fans to be noticed... were the cpu/gpu fans on?

MarshmellowMan2 1 Build -2 points 12 months ago

kills 760

buys 2 980 ti's

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Like I said on the first post, it could use some green somewhere to be true boba.

HyperYveltal16 1 point 10 months ago

But blue for Jango. :( lol

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chochristian97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Oh never again will I do that, I built that computer in 2014 and I've learned a lot since then.

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