Description

I use my rig primarily for gaming and 3D modeling/rendering, DAW (digital audio workstation), photo editing and video editing as well as live streaming. This machine works fantastic at all of the above! I upgraded from a Core i7 950 (LGA 1366) which was pushing 7 years old, though not much could make it hit 100% usage really. Upgrading to the i7 5820k didn't seem like it would add any performance to the system, however I was wrong to assume that. Noticeably faster, in load times, gained roughly 20 FPS and in 3D rendering, holy crap!!!! It's a rocket! Totally worth the money for asthetics as well as performance. I did have some issues with it dropping a drive from a RAID 0 array, but seem to have that kink ironed out now. FYI, in UEFI BIOS, don't enable fast boot or Windows 10 compatibility mode if you have a RAID array as it will no longer recognize one of the drives (out of 3), did it to me.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Fallout 4 Vault Boy action figure :P.

+1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! But you should really add a bigger SSD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Not necessarily, all you really need is to have the OS and some of the main apps on the ssd. 120 gb is fairly enough for it. Unless, he's at 80-90% capacity, then he would need a bigger one.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless, he's at 80-90% capacity, then he would need a bigger one.

True

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I only run Windows 10 and some small apps on the SSD. Have 70 gigs available. I do want a 250 gb m.2 though

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really holding up to its name then

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If by "name" you mean, "the most powerful system I've built", it does indeed

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it might be the most powerful system you built, but for this price range, I think you should've gotten a bigger SSD

But eh, whatever works for you

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Calm down kiddo, I bought that drive over a year ago, works perfectly and has more than half it's capacity free, where is the issue again? Let's not forget, 3 way raid 0 reads at 450mbps, which is roughly the same as my optima. Even if I had a 500 gig SSD, I would still put everything on the raid array

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What's 9 + 10? I don't care, this is awesome. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have gotten away with two 4TB HDDs improving your airflow a bit more, but that's just my opinion.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I could have, but the drives run at 35° at all times, which is known to be the sweet spot for hard drives considering, failure rate goes up on drives below 30°s. Also, the 1tb drives are in raid 0 (3x 1tb) for games and program files and the two 3tbs are in raid 1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, looked through at least 40 builds. I am new to water cooling, I dont understand why everyone is water cooling the CPU but not the GPU?

GPU preduced much more heat. Am I missing something here?

I am planning on water cooling both (i7 6700K + GTS 980 ti). Really interested to hear opinions

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The operating ceiling for graphics cards are at around 95°s C for video cards and I wouldn't recommend getting a CPU over 75°s. Also, for me personally, I change out GPUs every year or two, that CPU will be in there for the better part of a decade.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build well worth the price. I'm hoping to build something similar this fall. I'm curious what video editing app(s) you use and how you have raid configured.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I'm very happy with the machine and I have the 3 1tb drives in raid 0 on the Intel raid controller, they are used for games and large apps (3DS max, Photoshop, premiere, etc...) and the two 3tb drives are on a raid 1 mirror configured through Windows and house all of my documents, pictures, game saves, movies, etc. Also for video, I mainly use Adobe premiere and power director, I know it's the lesser of the two, but I prefer power director (by cyberlink)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. I just purchased the PowerDirector Deluxe 14 package w/ PowerAudio 6 because I got tired of upgrading Pinnacle Studio and them not fixing bugs in prior releases.

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

Sorry dude, not the most powerful on this site. Great build, but it will never compete with the $22k behemoth of a computer that needs 15 fans to keep cool. (That's the most expensive and powerful pc on the site so far)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I never said it was, I said the most powerful computer I've built

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Oopsies I messed up

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I was crying from the amount of fans...apparently it's really quiet

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got 11 fans in mine, and it only cost me about $2200.