Description

This is the new build that I've finally completed. I wanted a high end all around build. It will do some video encoding/editing, graphic design work, regular computer tasks and some gaming. I am kind of a budding audiophile as well. So that is why I chose the Fiio pieces as well as the Sennheiser headphones. This also has to do with why I chose the motherboard. It has the specific USB ports for a DAC to help improve the audio quality. I do a lot of skype with my brother in the military and along with some limited podcasting I chose the Yeti microphone and the webcam. I am also going to try my hand at some overclocking for the first time. I'm going to start small. That's part of why I bought the Noctua cooler. Eventually I want to go to a liquid cooling loop, but I wanted to get a feel for how this would perform with air cooling so i can better judge the performance benefits when I make the switch to liquid cooling. I went round and round for a long time about the right graphics card and even traded it out and upgraded it a few times before I settled on the one I finally bought. I will continue to change and tweak some of the parts as performance improvements become available but this should give you a pretty good idea of what I run. The storage isn't as much as some but I also have a giant NAS storage on my home network to help store all of the media so only games, the OS, and some limited software will be stored locally. I will be using the M.2 SSD for all of the storage but I am using the 3 SSDs in a RAID 5 configuration so I get the redundancy and it does add some storage to keep some music and some of the bigger files on when I need to work locally. The powersupply is a bit oversized for the current setup but I wanted something that would allow me to at a later date be able to add a second 980 Ti without pushing the limits of what the system would be capable of. As for the Razer peripherals, they were chosen because of the Chroma aspect. I wanted something that I could keep with me as I make system changes or upgrades without losing my overall color scheme. The Chroma series will allow me to change their colors depending on whatever color palette I am trying to achieve. The secondary reasoning for almost every choice in this build was to stick with a predominantly red and white scheme and also because I could. I'm rather particular and when I decided to build a higher end PC then I didn't want to skimp or sacrifice in any one place and be very solid all the way across the board.

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

How is your ram working out for you? Btw a VERY VERY good build. +1 from me.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually really like it. Thank you. I keep changing out my RAM, not really because of performance but because I keep looking for tweaks to the aesthetics of the build. Thank you again for the +1 i really appreciate it. It's been a fun build. I'm actually looking at the potential of another big build just after the first of the year based on the new AMD Zen architecture. If i do, i'll be sure to post plenty of pictures.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It would have been nice to see the complete build.

+1 for parts though....solid!!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, i'm going to add more pictures. those are just what I had already uploaded. I'm going to try and do a quick video so you can see the LED lights inside as well. I hope to have it up this weekend. Thanks though. I appreciate it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems like it's a nice rig...but pics of the actual completed build would be nice!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'm hoping to get some more pictures put up this weekend. WIth the holidays things have been a little chaotic. I apologize for the delay, but I hope that a little patience will be rewarded. :)

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

from pressing the power button to the windows login screen in about 5 seconds. I do have it overclocked with that noctua to 4.5

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'm really happy with it. it's the first pc like this i've ever built and I'm really happy how it went. I definitely learned a lot from it as well. I can't wait to get a chance to do another one.

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

There is no 950

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

He's talking about the SSD, not the graphics card. Look at the parts & pictures before commenting.

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

I know. The SSD's are 850's not 950's. and if he's talking about the M.2, he should be specifc with "951"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That's true, although the 512GB SM951 and the 512Gb 950 are basically the same thing in terms of performance.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

"Look at the parts & pictures" there is a 951 in the list but if you look at the pictures it's actually a 950...so I guess OP just messed up his part list.

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