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Named after Simon ("You know my name is Simon, and the things I draw come true..."), this is my first from-scratch build in about 10 years. A lot has changed, not the least of which is the size of the cpu coolers!

This is going to serve as my daily workstation & gaming machine. It'll enable everything from web design, audio & video editing, coding and compiling, to long solo gaming sessions as well as with friends all around the country.

My priority was performance, over storage and redundancy. I have a home built FreeNAS server for storage, with backups running off of that. If I lose a hard drive on this machine, I'm not terribly worried, as everything I'm concerned about will be kept on the NAS.

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  • 90 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Nice system! Thank you for uploading pictures of the inside of the case - I am thinking of using the same for my own upcoming build. Just curious, do you find with this build that you have a lot of unused bandwidth? With such a high-end system, I'm curious to know what software you're running at what settings that require so much horsepower. You must get killer framerates in most games!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like the 550D? how is it for dust and noise? any issues you have run into since the build? i'm trying to narrow down my choices and the 550D is my top choice at the moment, but i just want to get owners opinions.

did the noctua d14 fit without issues? i'm planning on the phanteks clone of the D14 and am not sure about fitment. any memory clearance issues?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I liked the 550D quite a bit. It was a little tight for my tastes though, so when the HAF XB came out, I decided to make a switch.

I had zero fit issues with any of the components.

  • 89 months ago
  • 0 points

Power supply is overkill.

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

He maybe want to that that Power supply to his next build or 3 way Sli or cross fire?

  • 89 months ago
  • 0 points

It's still overkill.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU is relatively future proof, he may use it in his next build 10 years from now...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

He's right. It is overkill. I went with the "I want all the power in the world so I don't have to worry about it. Ever." philosophy. I doubt I'll every use the full potential of it. I could have gotten away with a fraction of what I have. But it's there if I want it.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Never expected a reply after 7 months! XD