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This is the most expensive build I have ever built. It is also around my 30th build.

So far this PC is an absolute monster when it come to 1080p gaming. It also does very well with 2K gaming. It only falls short on 4k gaming with dips below 35 frames in several games. I stick with 1080p for the most part since I myself do not own a 2k or 4k monitor, it is on my things to buy list though. As for the rest of this description/review I will go part by part, then I will go over the overall build and other thoughts.

i7 5820k - Most people like to ask me why I didn't get a 6700k the 4790k since they are for the most part the "go to" gaming CPU's but the reason I picked the 5820k over those was mainly because I wanted something that could multitask a little bit better since I do video rendering, host game servers and stream here and there so i didn't want just the raw power of the 6700k. I also wanted the 8 RAM slots that the 2011-v3 socket allows, since a lot of RAM comes in use when hosting servers. But overall this CPU is crazy, its absolutely overkill for anything gaming and it is amazing for my uses. To my surprise though this is overclocks extremely well! The most i had it overclocked to was 4.5Ghz, that is a 1.2Ghz overclcock from stock. It was still very stable so I am sure I could have gotten it a slight amount higher.

H100i v2 - Well this CPU cooler does its job amazingly well. Under full load when I had my CPU overclocked to 4.5Ghz it never got over 70C. The only minor complaint I have is that the fans have the sound of a D**n Boewing 747 going through your room when it kicks on 100% good thing the cooler is so good that I only have them ever run over 35% with a custom fan curve and I can only hear them if the room is silent(which isn't often since I live in a college dorm) But if that bothers you, you can always get new fans.

DDR4 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200Mhz - Well, these RAM are pretty great. They run as they are supposed to. They are really cheap for 3200Mhz RAM and I think they are by far the most bang for your buck, even though you cant see any difference from 3200Mhz to 1833Mhz since RAM will never be a bottle-neck since they run for fast. Only complaint is that they are kinda a B***H to get to run at the full 3200Mhz stable.

MSI X99A Krait - This motherboard is SEXY! it was one of the few motherboards that actually met my color scheme of black and white and it does just that. As for overall setup of the motherboard I had no issues at all. It also came with 6 SATA cords(to my surprise most only come with 2) the BIOS is also very easy to navigate and it makes overclocking very easy. My only complaint is that the on-board power button lights up bright green, Its not a problem it just doesn't fit with my build well.

MSI GTX 980 Ti(recolored) - As you can tell in the pictures I did recolor my GPU, since I wanted it white not red. This was a tedious process, mainly just because of my lack of painting knowledge, it took me 3 days to get this shroud painted because I was using the wrong paint.... It turned pink instead of white, so don't use Vinyl pain on red. I finally fixed it by using primer and putting a clear coat on top and that fixed it really quick. As for the tech overview on this card, well, it does its job. I have yet to really overclock it so that part of the review will be ignored for the time being. The thing does look nice and it does its job, very well.

Cooler Master Storm Stryker - This case was not really my first pick but I ended up picking it because it had handles on it and a small hardware drawer on it, since I go to a lot of LAN parties so I thought it would be really handy. Well the only thing I use, would be the drawer, the handles are in such an awkward position that holding it like that honestly hurts more than it helps, in my opinion. Overall design looks nice though and the case layout is also pretty good, it lacks a lot of cable management ties in the back of there case though so cable management is sometimes hard. As for making everything look better I added a Bitfenix Alchemy 2.0 LED strip which looks AMAZING, I highly recommend them they are very bright, look very clean and easy to install.

As for all the other parts - they all do their job very well as expected if you have any questions about individual parts or something I didn't include feel free to ask in the comments!

The overall assembly of the PC was honestly flawless, nothing went wrong at all.

As for future upgrades are concerned, I think I am going to be getting a new monitor here soon. I haven't quite picked what one yet but I am thinking either a Asus ROG swift, or an ultra-wide 2K curved monitor.

Feel free to leave comments and stuff, I do take well to criticism as well, so go ahead.

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Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I never did get my blue protodrake from him...

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You know... Come to think of it me either! I was a huge WoW player before WoD.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice gpu paint job. Your 30th build?! Damn man looks great +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! And yeah, I build a lot of PCs in my free time for people since I kinda have my own "unofficial computer repair business thing." Mainly just a lot of people know that I'm decent with computers so they and their friends come to be before buying PCs and I end up making a lot of them because I always try to talk them out of getting pre-built computers. I don't get to make much performance PCs though(which is by far my favorite to build) I just mainly make solid home PCs for family's and business people.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey that's really cool, at least you get to build and work with PCs a lot. Building even family PCs is a lot of fun to do. Enjoy this beast and your "unofficial business"

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you just going to leave that psu fan facing the carpet?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Normally I wouldn't, but in my dorm I have no other place to put my PC unless I put like a sheet of plastic down. Back at my house I have it on top of my desk so it doesn't get that dusty.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Deserves sleeved cables and a psu shroud

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, I was actually looking into that and I think I'm going to custom make ones for my 24pin and 6+2pins on my GPU.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Man this thing is SEXY!!!

my next build will be black and white for sure now, Nice build man.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! If its sometime soon hit me up with a picture of it so I can see how it turned out! :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the case man i will build a pc with the same case here is my incomplete part list

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case with a 3770k at 4.7, 16gb 2133 ram and a 780 classified but i just ordered a 5820k and gonna get a mb and ram soon. I was thinking about waiting on the 6800k but who knows when its coming and they might be 400-450 at launch. Im hoping my antec gamer 750 watt psu will work for the x99 build for a couple months. Its the oldest part of my system i had it with a q9550 gtx 580 build. Still debating on going water or air cpu cooler, how you liking the 5820k i hope i can tell some difference maybe not in gaming but i do edit videos and it should help thats why i didnt go with the 6700k because i felt it might not be worth the upgrade. Fill like getting 6 cores for 20-30 more over the 6700k is worth it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the ram working out?

I'm building a x99 system and I wanted to get the same Ripjaw V's you got, the 3200mhz ones.

I've been told Ripjaw V's wont work well x99 and to get trident Zs or Ripjaw 4s. Whats your experience?

Do you have all 32gb running at 3200mhz ok? thanks in advance

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Had a quick question. I have the same case and cooler. How did you fit the roof screen filter back on the top? My screen seems to collide with the h100i v2 radiator mounting screws when I try to slide the screen in. Thanks for your help in advance.