Description

This machine/build is used for gaming and music production. I work with Pro Tools and various other DAW software daily so the ram is meant more for quick rendering but nice for everything else none-the-less. I've uploaded a couple of benchmark screens: I've left everything pretty stock and given its performance so far I don't have much interest in messing with things. I'm well aware it's only recognizing 36GB of the 48GB of RAM installed. I'm not sure why, and I haven't had the time to trouble-shoot it. 36 is getting the job done nicely for the moment. (Yes, I run Windows 7 Pro before anyone asks or suggests anything.) I included the WD 300GB bench if you want a good laugh. That's an old sata II model Raptor drive but it gets its job done very nicely; it's job being: hold highly important backup files in case things go awry.

I plan on adding a few more upgrades this winter and right now those look like it may be:

2 way SLI - 2xAsus GTX 760 - (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx760dc2oc2gd5)

3 more Asus VG23AH - (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg23ah)

2 x Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side arm (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824994099)

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Okay, The RAM problem.. first check you have them all in the right channels, the board you have alternates the channels the RAM sits in, so you should actually have a system of 8,4,8,4,8,4,8,4 not 8,8,8,8,4,4,4,4. Just make sure that you have all the 8GB dimms in channel 1 and all the 4GB dimms in channel 2

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to assume he put in the 4x8 kit in the left side slots and the 4x4 in the right making it only detect 32

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm he said he sees 36GB. Also I believe a split like that would actually end up as 40GB but I can't be certain, this is going off knowledge of RAM from 10 or so years ago (DDR where there was 4 single channel dimms) and using the same logic to get 36GB he would need to have the dimms in the format 8,8,4,8,4,8,4,4 but thats only assuming my logic is correct :D

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow this is quite the build!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the H100i when you can only get to 4.3 GHz?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

If he's gonna SLI GPUs in the future i think that's a good choice.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The H100i is a high end (closed loop) cooler. It's for people who want to reach <4.4 or so. The 3820 is semi-locked and can only reach 4.3 GHz MAX. No matter what cooler, voltage, etc. The multiplier will not go higher than 43.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I tend to upgrade as I go and rebuild into new parts rather than building entirely new systems. I'm aware the h100i is a bit overkill, but I'm also waiting on the haswell 2011 chips to be released anyway.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

how is your h100i airflow does it exhaust or intake

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I currently have it exhausting in a push config. The airflow on it has been great but I do have a set of static pressure fans on it also.

It appears that the corsair fans that came with the h100i are SP as well, but rather than return fans at a loss of money, I just kept the stock set as backups.

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

All this awesomeness and then a 660 ti?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

It is temporary as the OP says he wants to go for SLI 760's

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I read that, but why not just get a 760 as it is cheaper. He never stated that he previously owned the 660 ti.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I am going to guess he owned the 660ti or got it for cheaper in the meantime, as I would guess spending this much he would have bought the 760's if the build was completely fresh and used the normal prices.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

At this point, the 760s are up in the air. I may hold out for the 800 series to come out in early 2014 (hopefully). > http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/nvidia-gtx-790-tipped-for-2013-release-geforce-800-series-out-in-q1-2014/0120407

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That should be getting an upgrade in the next year - and yes, the 660ti was from my prior build.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

per the comment guidelines above, "please keep your feedback polite and constructive".

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