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Things I upgraded in this build over Christmas:

Samsung 840 120GB (OS) (From my laptop that I no longer use)

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB (gaming drive)

Seagate 4TB

EVGA GTX 980 TI Classified X2 (Replaced thermal paste on both)

Windows 10 ( Actually enjoying it surprisingly)

EVGA 1000W Supernova G2

Noctua NF-S12A PWM X4 (Works amazingly well for my GPUs)

Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM

Dell P2415Q UHD Monitor (Works for now until I upgrade to something better)

Razer DeathAdder Chroma (This is my third one I've had, previous ones died from doubleclick....)

CPU Running @ 4.6 | 69c under load | 12017 Physics 3DMark Ultra

GPUs | 3DMark Ultra 8540 @1493/7712 | Top Card 72c under load | Bottom card 66c under load

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

i don't think you have enough airflow man lol +1 awesome build!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I think I'm set for a while. About the only thing I'll do when I get a new CPU is change the CPU exhaust fan and the top exhaust fan. Other than that all the spots are full.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build!! how is the 3770K still holding up being paired with two 980 Tis? :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's doing pretty good still. I The only game that I'm seeing that is getting close to maxing out the CPU is GTA V which runs about 80% with spikes going a little higher. I do plan on upgrading the board/cpu/ram later this year.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build but replacing the thermal paste on a EVGA card only improves by about 4 degrees. +1 Nice build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

4 Dgress is 4 degrees

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't a huge improvment but I did notice a difference. The top card went from 76c max to 73c. The bottom card hovers in mid 60s.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes no sense buying a black Noctua fan then the Brow and Beige models

Also if your DeathAdders keep dying why do you keep buying more if you know they're low quality and why do you list the same pair of headphones twice in the parts list.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an awesome build, Make sure to use a program like Antibeacon and be sure settings are disabled in settings with windows 10. It becomes much less of a spyware then and more of an os. (Though i love the thing to death)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I haven't gotten around to changing stuff in windows 10 yet. Though its definitely what Windows 8.1 should have been.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build, but shouldve definetly gone with a broadwell or a skylake processor to keep up with those 980tis

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a build update. Not a completely new build. I had SLI 680s previously. No one in their right mind would build new with a 3770k and 2 980 Tis. I'll be upgrading to Skylake-E when it's released.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

great build dude +1!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Do you think the 3570k is good enough for the 980tis ? Im considering it later when blackfriday coming.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd only go SLI 980 TI's with that CPU if you plan on upgrading the CPU eventually, say within a year or so.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, thanks! Im still waiting for the review of pascal, we'll see what's more worth the penny by then. :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

hey how are those gpu's? also amazing build

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

are the ram prices for real?

  • 48 months ago
  • -1 points

I think u should upgrade the cpu to z170 or even x99 next time to reduce the bottlenecking that might be occurring with your system.

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

The 3770K is still a beast to this day. People still use their i7-920, 2600K, and other older gen CPUs quite well. I don't think he'll need an upgrade until Ice Lake is announced. +1 to OP.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I'm actually waiting for new release at this point. The CPU isn't a huge issue. I'm still maxing everything I play out at 60fps but it is getting close on some and I know the CPU is to blame. I think in another year you will start to see pretty significant bottle necks with this and the 2600k

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I do agree its still a beast but I suggest u try opening up task manager while playing games and check the cpu usage and see if it still has headroom for more powerful components, just for the peace of mind IMO

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Most games don't max the CPU. It's all about the speed at which each core is processing really which is why overclocking these old CPUs is keeping them relevant longer. Each new generation improves on this very concept. Headroom is important but there are only a handful of games which come close to it at this point for me. Most games for me at 4k are running between 20-50% CPU usage. GTA V is one of the exceptions where it runs around 70-80% with spikes up to 90+

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok nice to hear that :)

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