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I7-4790k stable at 4.5 ghz. SLI overclocked to FTW+ speeds 1216 base/1376 boost when gaming. Everything stays cool with auto fans. I have 52 more days to decide on stepping up 980's via EVGA but it will be another $400.00 and I'm pretty happy with the way my games look and play at 4K with Nvidia Optimized settings.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

If you do step up to the 980's you'll be set for a while, or you could look into the new Titan X (Yes I know "Oh, but this should only be used for ... blah blah blah. It gets great performance for 4k gaming for a single card)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Titan X was actually made for gaming, unlike the other Titans. That card is THE 4k card.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree, but still that price tag though... compared to two 980s ...

Nice 4k build!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, 2 980's would probably outperform the Titan X (have yet to see a comparison). Either way is about the same price. It's up to OP to decide which he wants to do.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What about a 295X2? It can currently be purchased for $800, and it has 2 (admittedly slower) GPUs instead of one. The closed loop cooler on that beast means that you can overclock it once it begins to lag behind other cards in terms of performance. Anyway, just my 2 cents.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

By no means is the 295x2 a bad card, but in this case it doesn't look like there would be much room for the cooler on it. If he were to get a different cooler for the CPU, or get a different case it might be a good fit.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Agree it's too nice a build to be stuffed in a minimally functional case. 212 is a perfectly good CPU cooler, unless you are going for more OC on CPU. I know the emphasis is in the graphics cards, but that case is painful.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

what games do you play?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

So most of the time I am a huge supporter of cable extensions, but here I find them uselss or even not needed. You have a small case so you don;t have much room for cables, and the just lookd stuffed in. This would look much nicer in a newer and bigger case. As for the components: Very powerful, and interesting. You have 2 GPUs, lots of amazing parts but you have a rather "meh" case and cheaper CPU Cooler (It's good but maybe something more high end? Congrats on the build though.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

You can almost never go wrong advising someone to stick with the hyper 212 evo. He's already got it OC'd to 4.5 and he says he's getting cool temps. Not really any reason to change that. I do agree that he should give it some breathing room in a nice spacious case though.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not bad. It can be much better though, and a Dark Rock 3 looks so much nicer than a cooler master.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as i can tell those are not actually extensions. The higher end EVGA PSUs come with sleeved cables and it appears that this one came with black regulars and red PCI cables.

Picture six

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Even if they are stock like that. The cables are messy.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I definitely agree with you there, there could have been way more effort put into cable management.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Mind if I ask why you have a 1.3kW PSU in a PC that (according to your parts list) should only draw about 500W?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ultimate future proofing for more demanding GPUs and overclocking.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Even with quad SLI and a decent overclock I doubt it will pull 1300

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too, but who knows what the future will bring?

For giggles, quad SLI Titan Xs could potentially draw 1000+. Powahhhh!

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Powahhhh!

Is that you Clarkson?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

With quad SLI I could see needing a PSU this beefy (Titan X draws 250W), but other than that there's really no reason.

And if you think you're going to be running quad SLI some day, you buy an X99 board with a 5930K.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a 970 not a Titan X ;)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Where'd you get that monitor for $500???

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a refurb from the Acer store on Ebay. The 6 months same as cash from Paypal credit sealed the deal.

The store says they have one left but they also said that when I bought mine a month ago.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Great specs, case is far below what your build deserves.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the board? Seems like you've got a pretty packed setup. Is there anything about the board that would make you recommend a different one or bumping up the the extreme6? Also I'm kinda concerned about the AsRock bios. I've only heard bad things about it.