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  • 76 months ago
  • 9 points

You could overclock this like a madman, I believe if it's a good chip you'll get 4.8 or maybe even more, but now let's see,

Overclocking the GPUs would be a must man, look at ghose temps, they're so good.

Anyway awesome awesome awesome build, actually one that went with a watercooled build without going crazy overboard with like 64 gb ram and 10 ssds

How's that swiftech pump treating ya? Had one like it that broke down, but it was probably just a faulty unit, never had anything bad from swiftech.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

no luck with the CPU, won't boot above 4.6. 4.2 is fine for me as i don't really need one at 4.8. could do 4.4 but meh

GPUs are overclocked, stock is about 900mhz and i got them at 1150. got some issues when pushing them further. yeah the GPU temps are great indeed

really liking that pump, got it on 3 and it still is very quiet. the swiftech one gotta be my favorite d5

  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

Your RAM is probably limiting your overclock, since with Haswell the higher speed you go past 1866 and the more sticks you have, the lower your overclocking potential.

You could try downclocking the RAM to 1866MHz but tightening the timings. That would probably do the trick. 4.6GHz is a pretty attainable speed for Haswell. For my 4770K it took me 1.225V to run stable at 4.6GHz, but that was with 2x8GB DDR3-1866. You might need more than 1.225 with 4 sticks of RAM @ 1866.

Since you're on water, temperatures are not going to limit you as much as voltage, and I'd say anything under 1.400V is safe in terms of CPU longevity, so you've got a lot of headroom!

Also, is 1150MHz your base clock or boost clock? If it's base clock, that's a pretty massive overclock, especially for a reference PCB/cooler O_O! My card would run Furmark and Kombuster stress tests just fine at 1180 base clock, but would crash at any base clock over 1014 when actually playing games...it's weird. Have you tried increasing your VRAM clocks?

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah i know pretty much all of that. as i don't need all of the cpu power with say 4.6 i rather have my ram running at 2133. but i might play around with it one day to see what my cpu can do.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

But if you know all of that, why would you sacrifice clock speed for memory speed? The memory speed only makes a difference if you are editing and even then the differences are minimal. You see real differences in performance between, let's say 4.2 and 4.4GHZ, but I doubt you'll notice any difference at all between 1866 and 2133.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

i don't need the higher cpu clock and i rather have it run cooler

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

2133 increases your minimum framerates between 2-4 fps over 1866 in FC3 1080p maxed. So 1-3 at 1440p maxed. It's not something I've seen widely said, but memory speeds do help in gaming. It's just all they do is affect minimum framerates...

That said, I would definitely sacrifice RAM speed for CPU speed. 4.8GHz (which should totally be attainable under water) will give you far better gaming performance than 2133 RAM.

The only downside is that it takes time and effort to OC the CPU instead of leaving RAM at stock :P

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you set the voltage to when you try to run at 4.6?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

well i tried different voltages, i know how overclocking works..

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you adjusted the ring voltage?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

as stated before, i am not stupid

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Now thats how u spend $4500 on a pc :) awesome job mate and thanks for sharing it with us!!

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

thanks! i believe i spent even more than that. parts over here in germany are more expensive than the US prices listed here, i also built this like mid-july, so prices were higher than they are now

i think what i paid would be around $5500

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a build of my dreams.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

those beautiful stock coolers... sniff sniff

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I have dreams about building/owning a computer like this. Fantastic. +1 from me!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice. Love to see more pictures.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! I'd love for mine to be like this one day.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Moar pics!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i'd love to take more pictures although the whole thing is quite heavy and just sits there for now. i had quite some trouble getting that PC where it is now so it's not gonna move for a while :P. i'd have to put it somewhere else to take proper pictures which isn't going to happen at the moment, sorry

thanks tho!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I can imagine. My recent build is very similar to this, but with extra hard drives adding weight as opposed to WC loops (so yours is probably even a bit heavier). I ended up using a Cosmos 2, but was considering a 900D. After getting everything in it, it was near the limit of my strength to lug it up the stairs even with handles on the top.

Did you move this up or down stairs at all? Did you move it by yourself? I don't think I could safely move my build by myself up or down stairs if it was in a 900D.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

no stairs, built it upstairs as i knew that wouldn't be possible. i actually only needed to move it like 2 meters, but even that was a pain in the *** as i couldn't just slide it in place due to very grippy rubber feet

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. Good planning ahead!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to import those Alphacool rads? I've building similar but with 5 rads. It's around the 550$ CA just for 5 rads to have them imported from EU.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm from Germany so no

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this is epic. There really needs to be more awesome builds like this on PCPartPicker.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

found more pictures!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

One question why not go with the Two 480mm NexXxoS raditors instead of 360mm? Also which radiators are you using UT60 or Monsta?

But very nice build

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i wanted to get 480s but i didn't get them anywhere, so got 360s instead. they do a great job as well. all rads are UT60s

thanks!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

What fittings are those? they look really nice

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

should be those http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/language/en/info/p13970_16-10mm-Anschraubt-lle-G1-4---ger-ndelt---black-matt.html obviously i don't only have straight ones, but they got those in 90 and 45 as well

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, I have been looking for some good fittings. Thanks

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome, props for putting together such an awesome system.

Sucks though that you couldn't get the CPU higher but like you said you only need 4.2.

I'm sure this will treat you well :)

+1 and more if I could

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks sexy lol :D

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the raystorm, I love XSPC blocks.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

love them, thanks!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

So one pump puts it through three rads and the rest of the system? That's freaking awesome!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

yes. it's an amazing pump though

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

You future-proofed the hell out of this one. Nice work. A+

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Beyerdynamic

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

not sure why this is a supercomputer, it's quite standard.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

uuuu Mr. Aesthetics :=)))

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

could a 550w psu work for a single gtx 780?

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

would be a bit tough.. don't cheap out on the PSU. when you got the money to get a 780 might as well sped 20 bucks more on the PSU

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the worst that could happen if you cheap out on the PSU?

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

it could fry your whole PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

would a 850w work?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

if its a good brand, yes

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

why do you recommend 780w when you yourself use 860w?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i meant gtx780, not 780w

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have a budget on this build?

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

i intended to spend $2500, but then i wanted that, and that...

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the barracuda?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

no issues so far. not loud or producing much vibration

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, thanks

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

If I got this case and a 480mm rad for the bottom would I be able to put fans on both sides?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

depends on how thick the rad is. up to 60mm, yes

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Same for the top? Also with that PSU could you fit 4x 120 fans on both sides of bottom?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

top depends on motherboard but most likely yes to both

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. Thanks!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Push pull config really doesn't help much. Maybe a degree or 2c

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm doing a similar build. Is 860 watts enough? I have 2 choices: 1. AX860i 2. AX1200i

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

860w is enough, no problems at all so far

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice anti-corrosive gummy bears!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What's that clock called?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What to do with the remaining PCI slots?.....mmmmmm........

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the SSD?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

does its job well. can't complain

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

One word... AMAZING!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Very similar to the build im currently working on

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question: Why the heck do you need so many fans!?!?!??!?!! You're already water cooling, nothing is going to get THAT hot lol!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

all rads are 60mm thick. i run my fans at 7v so they are very quiet

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I still don't see why you need that many regardless. I'd guess 4 of those would still be overkill, but I can't confirm that. Not hating just really curious lol.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah it's a bit overkill. could ditch the 240 rad completely but i wanted to build in a 900d and without it the case would look a bit empty

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

i like your build man looks nice and clean

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, amazing build you have here! I just have a question about the benchmarks you posted - what exactly is the difference between the two shots besides the screen resolution? In settings the 1080p is preset to "Extreme HD" and the 1440p is set to "Custom - Ultra". Is the "Ultra" setting lower than "Extreme HD"? ...because the additional 5-6 extra FPS minimum despite having higher resolution is blowing my mind right now.

Thanks in advance for any info!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no preset for 1440p. It's basically the same, everything maxed

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build man! Shame you bought those 780's for the price of a 780 Ti :/

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

well i bought them right when they were released. ofc they are cheaper now. that's how things work in this world. can't complain

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I suppose. Just a shame. That's why I don't want to buy 3 27" monitors - 1440p 27" monitors will replace the average 1080p in a year or so.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Did you have to do the BIOS update to the mobo?

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

This looks like something I plan on having in a couple years cept it will have titans, 7990s, or 780s.

  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

"in a couple years" you'll have whatever comes after 9970s or 980s

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i know that haha forgot to put in the equivalent of titans, 7990s, or 780s.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Titans are a waste of money now.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

imo 4 sticks look better. pretty sure i won't need more than 16gb so no need for upgrades

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