Description

Mainly built for work, development of gaming engine/simulation projects. At first impressed with Corsair components, that's starting to fade a bit with both driver support and the LED failing completely on the H100i. Still blazingly fast compared to any previous PC I've used and I definitely am glad I went straight for the 27" two monitors and at higher than HD.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow, just wow... More internal pics would of been nice though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll add some more photos. I've got a few while mid build. I'm not exactly the best photographer and not the best lighting conditions but there should be enough photos there now :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Has a very nice blue hue to it. +1

How do you like windows 8?

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

It's now at 8.1 on my build. I've been using 8 since just before retail release anyway long before this build and to be honest I quite like it. Although I never actually use the new/metro interface (the photo where you can see the interface was a bit tongue in cheek as ther other monitor is showing Ubuntu in a VM). There's enough improvements in Explorer etc to make it better than 7 in my opinion and I wouldn't go back. And as I say this is a development machine so workflow and effectiveness is important.

As for the blue, as you'll see from my new photos the colour can be changed easily or even made CPU speed dependent :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried the reverse? a Linux Host OS running Windows 8.1 in a VM with GPU passthrough? Fedora 26 has really made the package installation for stuff to start VMs really easy now.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

It's.. It's.. It's Beautiful..

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for using an i7 3930k

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Seemed to give the most flexibility and "value" for the really high end processors without going way way overboard with price. It was the push into 6 cores that did it for me.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm also using the same cpu, but I've decided to go with an r9 290. I'll be getting an arctic cooling accelero extreme III

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like you got great quality monitors. I am contemplating getting a 24 inch monitor instead of a 27 inch because I am afraid it might be to big. How is the size working out for you?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That was my concern too, seemed too big at first but that feeling quickly disappeared and I'm, very used to it. I tend to need several things viewable at once and it's been really great. I'm sure I can make more efficient use of the space but I'm not regretting getting them at all, and I was originally looking at 24" too.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! That motherboard/ram combo is sexy!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build although cable management could've been better. Congrats !

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I did the best I could with a few hours work. But it's all hidden at least behind the back panel.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

True dat ;)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I spy Ubuntu.

Nice build mate. +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

;) It's actually Win 8.1 as host and Ubuntu in a VM, haven't bothered with double or triple boot (I've also got a OSX VM) as don't really need it (especially with the specs it can handle the VMs very well)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems with fitting the h100 in the case? because I have the 300r case and i had to modify the top grill for the fans to barely fit.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, it went in very easily, the only issue was how fiddly the cabling was, especially wanting to link up the Corsair Link sensor stuff too.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

great build, really like the stuff with the things in the other thing xD what's with the 3 keyboards though?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Through various incidents of blank DAS to learn other keyboard layouts and faulty keyboards being replaced and buying new one while waiting on replacement etc. I just ended up with 3. I like the DAS Mechanical for work but I like the extra buttons and lighting on Corsair for gaming. The DAS Ultimate is underused but more of experimental with improving my typing and other layout learning.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Will take a look, it's not a priority, especially as it's all working and at the moment it's the only way I get an income is using this machine.

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