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This was my attempt at a "do everything" build. I mainly use it now for gaming, with occasional handbrake encoding using high quality settings. I have a mild over clock on the 6950X (4.0 GHz). I'm using the X99 platform because I wanted SLI at 16X/16X. This PC replaces my previous workstation that ran an Intel Core i7-980X.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Nelson, you have a Samsung 960 Pro 2TB M.2 listed in your parts list. Is this your boot drive? I am ready to purchase the 1TB version to install in the same board but have been reading many posts with problems with the Samsung 960 NVMe M.2 drives and Asus X99 boards. Did this work for you? Thanks

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had any issues with it. Works fine for me.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you mount one HDD CAGE in the front if you need it now? Also was mounting the X62 straight forward I read somehwre it had issues.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the holes didn't quite line up right on the front. Mounting is much more straight forward on the top, but things get pretty tight around the top of the motherboard. The main reason I moved it to the front was a video by Kyle from BitWit showing cooling improvements by mounting it in the front. My temps didn't really change though. Plus,wiring the fans was a lot easier from the front.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll buy that 980x off of you for $9 and a free ride in my truck :)))

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll probably keep it for sentimental reasons.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I'm here in case you have a change of mind :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

not in a weird way of course

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, quick question. Do you notice any kind of humming or coil whine noise coming from the Kraken x62 while playing games?

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope. The Kraken has FAR exceeded my expectations for an AIO. It's VERY quiet. I have it manually set to a speed of 65%. However, the 1080 Ti's pretty much overshadow any other system noise once you start pushing them.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

too much fans !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

This did everything

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Possible to have a benchmark with this war machine :-)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent work and impressive build. Any heating or noise issues when at high load? Also, once all the parts were assembled, how long did it take to put it all together? Thanks!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The 1080 Ti's get pretty loud under load. The Kraken X62 does a great job at cooling the 6950X. Unless it's under an AVX load, the fans run around 500 rpm and the CPU core temps stay in the mid 60s. I've worked on the system on and off for a while. Couldn't really give a time frame, and that's mostly because I was being lazy.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow that cable management is amazing

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The cable management took me the most time with this build. Working inside of the R5 is a snap, with the exception of the holes for CPU power at the top. Those could be a little bigger. It was harder than it should have been to get the 8-pin connector through.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, wow

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is absolutely SUPREME.

+1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

I want your fans :(

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish Noctua would make 1500 RPM black fans like the industrial series. Luckily, I was able to find a few of the LTT fans and swap the orange chromax for black.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish they would too. I have had some of their 3000rpm iPPC fans which out perform any other, but they're so loud. Ive never tried their 2000rpm fans though. But, the brown has actually grown on me and does not bother me like it use to. I find it to look best with either a mostly black build and a black build with a few white accents.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

VERY NICE! I LIKE! (Borat voice)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Can it play Minecraft?

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm hoping it can run Solitaire.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6950x and the 2 1080tis caught my attention. Didn't think it would get any better than that, but the rest of the system didn't disappoint. Congrats on having an insane machine.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Whoah, an LTT fan!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

THAT M.2 MAN!!! And 1080 ti SLI!!!!$$$$

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

My god!! That is sooo much equipment!! What year would this be needed for games!?! I would want half of this pc, hell a quarter of it....EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE!!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't officially fit inside of the Define R5.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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