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This is my new gaming build and only second build total. First that I have done by myself. Took me about 5 hours total, and man was I frustrated. The worst part was installing the CM Hyper 212 Evo. I swear that thing didn't want to go in. Calling it overkill because until I get a new monitor I'm rocking a 780 on a single 20 inch 1600x900 TN panel...

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  • 78 months ago
  • 7 points

My neck does not approve of your pictures, but other than the cable management (or lack thereof), I approve of your build. Good job. :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Gotta agree that the cables need work though.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

I know my cable management is atrocious...

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

It's easy enough to fix if you put your mind to it though.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Tell me about the motherboard. Is it good for overclocking and such? Also, would it be possible to have 2 double slot graphics cards, a PCIE x1 sound card, and a PCIE x1 capture card installed at the same time? It looks like you can, but I just wanted to make sure from someone who actually had the board. Thanks -Elkay

Edit: If anyone else knows, feel free to chip in.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like you can, but at that point, I'd go with the X79 platform for more PCIe lanes, so as to get the most performance out of your expansion cards.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the motherboard, its great for overclocking. The UEFI BIOS is simple and easy to use. As for PCI lanes:

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8) (The PCIEX16 and PCIEX8 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.) * The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4) The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX1_2/3 slots. The PCIEX1_2/3 slots will become unavailable when a PCIe x4 expansion card is installed. When installing a x8 or above card in the PCIEX4 slot, make sure to set PCIE Slot Configuration in BIOS Setup to x4. (Refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," "Peripherals," for more information.)

3 x PCI Express x1 slots (The PCIEX4 and PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)

1 x PCI slot (copied from the spec sheet on gigabytes website)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

But there is the money factor. This is theoretical btw not something I plan on doing.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Sexy motherboard ;)

I hope you are planning to get atleast a 1080p monitor with that gpu

and fix those cables!!

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic choices. +1

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

they dropped the gtx 780 a lot. that case is so quite tho lol

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