Description

This is my new system build primarily for editing and gaming.

Based on the best kit I can afford with the intention to future proof the system for as long as is practically possible!

The main components are the Intel 5820K, running with 32GB of Vengeance LPX RAM and a 400GB Intel 750 SSD. All this is on the MSI x99s SLI plus motherboard and finished off with an EVGA Titan X SC card.

The display is a Dell 34" U3415W Ultra Wide monitor. Not fussed about 4k as this monitor is all about immersion and productivity without any scaling issues to address.

The case is a NZXT H440 (blue/black) with an EVGA G2 750W PSU (no SLI planned for the future). I'm using a NZXT Kraken X41 for CPU cooling. Also adding an NZXT LED light set. I used the Bit Fenix extension cables (silver) and E22 cable combs to give a the tidy look.

I am also fitting two WD 3TB green drives in Raid 1 for media storage. I also have a Crucial 120GB SSD from my old PC which will become a scratch drive (possibly).

Aerocool DS fans (3 x 120mm intake @12V, 2 x 140mm top exhaust @7V).

Based on a blue/black/silver theme which is my preferred colour scheme.

Benchmark temperatures taken from when running 3Dmark Firestrike (Steam demo edition).

CPU overclocked to 3.8Ghz. RAM running at 2666Mhz via XMP profile.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

DemFansTho +1

May I ask, was the PCI-E SSD worth the money over a regular sata SSD?

  • 59 months ago
  • 5 points

In normal operation I do not really see any advantage but when gaming (load times) and video editing everything is significantly faster.

I will do a Crystal mark test and post the results in the image library later today.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Top boy, thanks man!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Image uploaded for Crystal mark. its being used as OS now so it might not be as quick as a clean install.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow.. Those are some impressive speeds! I'm sure I've enjoyed benchmarking my system more than I've enjoyed gaming on it of late! Enjoy x

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

I just looked at your build. Nice. You have also given me another benchmark to run...Unigine Heaven!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I also want to know this. I was thinking of getting a smaller Raidr PCI-E SSD

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

first the speeds the top performing ssd it's about 530 mb/s write and 530 mb/s reads (the 850 pro for example) the raidr it's about 700 mb/s reads and 500 mb/s write and this puppy (the 750) it's about 2200 mb/s read and 900 mb/s write that's about 2 freaking gb read speed.. and second: do you need another reason??

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Its outrageous, getting to the stage now where it will take longer to lift my arm and power on the monitor, than it'll take a PC to boot into windows. Needless to say, my jealousy is intense.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

nice blue machine...i like it

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I basically have the same build as you except I have a different case and only 16 GB of DDR4 at 3000 MHz. Sick color scheme :) +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I do think that 32GB DDR4 might be overkill with what I've seen so far. Time will tell!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

for what I do, I love having 32 GB. I'm a content creator on YouTube and I stream high quality videos while playing very demanding games. The only game that I've need 32 gigs tho is GTA V. Either way overkill is the way to go ;p

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

AWESOME BUILD

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I would have suggested the asrock extreme 4 if it wasn't about $100 more right now where I live. Other wise pretty sweet setup, happy times!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking really nice bro. Loving the cable setup, where did you get the individual cable splitters between them? Good clean pics, overall A+ on everything.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

E22 cable combs.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

well dude, I know you have to be thrilled with what you put together there. so nice! really nice looking and a freakin power house as well. congrats!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice and clean! what are those psu cables?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Bit Fenix cable extensions (silver).

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

finally a build that uses these fans! how do you like them? are they as silent as they claim?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the fans are very silent. I did a lot of research on fans that needed to look good and also perform well and these seemed to fit the bill.

I would recommend them for air flow but not for a static application.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

nicee, how quiet would you say your pc is as a whole? (ie psu electical noise, gpu fan/coil whine, water cooling, case fans, hard drives)

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

No electrical noise/whine from any components.

The loudest component is the Titan X blower when on load as it does get noisy. After that the Kraken Fan is noisier relative to the Aerocool fans. I intend to swap out the Kraken Fan for more silent ones and then I do not expect to hear the PC unless the GPU is loaded.

The H440 case has sound insulation panels which help keep the noise down also.

My wife doesn't moan about the computer noise any more so it must be working...very well ;)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

dang, well great job! And that's probably the only way to know if your pc is truly silent haha!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been looking at and purchased 2 (a 140 to play in the back and a 120 to try out up front) of the DS fans already but my build has been slow going over the last few weeks. The sata cable on my pump doesn't power the fans, so it's being replaced with a new one (hopefully tonight). I was thinking about throwing 3 of the 120s up from (same case) and currently have a 140 in the back. I have the x61 rad going in up top. Any thoughts on that current layout based on your experience with them?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like that would work well as it's similar to my set-up albeit the rad & exhaust fans swapped around. The three 120mm fans (12V) give me a nice positive pressure in the case as the two 140mm are only running at 7V.

I have swapped the NZXT X41 fan out for two 140mm DS fans today so I can run them in performance mode with the CAM software. The X41 fan was too noisy in this mode. I'm now running my CPU @ 31 deg C no load. Liquid temp is 32 deg C with fan speed at 65%.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

One more thought... better with the rubber mount pins or hard screws?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the screws as the rubber mounts seemed a bit fragile (I did break a couple when I tried them out).

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

That drive is insane, awesome build bro. That fire strike score is crazy for one card..I have 2 980s with 20,000.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to admit I was pleased with the result from Firestrike! The 1.2TB drive is even faster I've read but I really couldn't afford the cost for that one as it's upwards of £800!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah man it is pretty expensive but it is awesome that the fastest storage solution on the market can have harddrive space. I'm getting me the 480 gig PCI at the end of the year. I have to!!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

lovely monitor. how quiet are those fants?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The fans are extremely silent so much so that I cannot hear them in the case. The noisiest components are the Kraken X41 fan and the Titan X blower. I intend to swap the X41 fan for a silent static type at some point.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What are those separators used for the cables? It looks really good.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

They are from a website called 'E22'. Great little site for some neat custom stuff.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you use to see how fast your pc was?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Steam 3D Mark demo and ran the standard Firestrike test.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

sex

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the comments everyone. I will post a few more images/screenshots later.

BF4 runs at 3440x1440 on Ultra with an average of about 90FPS (2xMSAA). Star Citizen at 3440x1440 max's out at 60FPS with all settings on very high.

Although not a gaming monitor the Dell 34" is just amazing to work and play on. The word that appears in all reviews of 34" ultra wide curved monitors is immersive and I have to wholly agree with that!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

on picture no. 15 there is a central hub where some cables are connected from all directions. What is it?

Thanks

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a fan hub that comes with the H440 case. Supplies 12V to all fans connected (10 max).

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I bought the intel 750 SSD yesterday and found a couple of tiny screws in a plastic bag when I unboxed it. I lost the screws immediately and it has been bothering me. Any idea what they are used for? I can't seem to find any info on them, not even youtube unboxing videos show it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

Where did you get the cable spreaders used on the GPU power cable?

Nick

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

lol about to buy the same cpu video card and hdd's and cases XD