Description

This is the setup I just completed. It's used as my workstation for work but also my gaming escape.

I run three monitors at 5760x1200 resolution but this is mostly for work. I normally game on the single center monitor with a few exceptions.

I've considered the benefits of going with a 780ti over the Titan but I have my reasons. I was also able to get the Titan new for $775 plus an additional $40 in credit on future purchases.

The Lian-Li A04B required a little modding to fit the H100i cooler.

This is my third Lian Li build as I've had great experiences with them in the past. I chose this case because I wanted a front mounted H100i taking in cool air and only a single top fan for positive static pressure inside the case so dust doesn't enter any cracks.

I've considered, and may still, mod the case to add a case window with a smokey acrylic appearance. Think Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 style.

The overall price for this setup is expensive but consider that it includes three monitors, peripherals, and Windows 8. Many of these items were transferred from my old setup and there's $676 tied up alone in monitors.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

My god, what type of programming requires an i7? :p I love what you did w/ the h100i.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha. Thank you.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

What programming actually needs an i7? You can program on a potato.

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Can confirm.

Source: Intel i9 Potato Edition

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Not the type of programming I do. I'm mostly web development but I'm sure I can find applications for it.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Think the biggest thing here is getting a Titan for $775 dollars kudos to you, nice build!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yeah, I know. I didn't mention it but I also got an additional $40 in credit back on that Titan.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Why titan

  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

I got the Titan because I was able to get it new for $775. I like the idea of having 6GB of VRAM, the capability of double precision if required, and I don't care for the darker appearance of the 780ti.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

In most cases the 780ti would provide a significant improvement in performance but performance isn't the only reason I purchased the Titan. Also, I do play games on the computer but it's also my workstation as a programmer.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I was gonna ask about that titan for gaming but you answered my question. Great price for that GPU by the way.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah double precision.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at NZXT cases.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I spent a while looking at all the case options. This is my third Lian Li build as I've had great experiences with them. I chose this case because I wanted a front mounted H100i taking in cool air and only a single top fan for positive static pressure inside the case so dust doesn't enter any cracks.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude 790 is coming out you should've waited it has 6gb of ram and it will be a very fast card

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Even if the 790 is released, I'm not a fan of dual GPU graphics cards and I don't expect it to have double precision. More importantly, you have to consider that I received my GTX Titan at a discounted price. If it is released though, I'm sure it will be aesthetically beautiful.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

There's rumours of it having 10gb of ram.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Who can possibly use 10gb of gram?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol ikr, it's crazy.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. However, I believe that still needs to be split between two GPUs.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this is the first build I've seen that has the H100i mounted to draw air in through the front - very cool! Does this actually improve cooling to the CPU or was it just a personal preference? I'd hate to lose internal HDD storage unless it was really paying off.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I would imagine there would be a small improvement. I've heard taking in cool air works better on radiators and because heat rises, I'd rather pull it in from the front rather than the top down. It was also my only option for this case. If HDD space is important though, I don't think it matters much.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the headset?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The headset is awesome. I actually returned the wireless version (G930) because of both connectivity and charging issues.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I instantly fell in love with the first image and stared for minutes! Excellent cable management Very tidy :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

I like the build and all, but I'm just not feeling the case. Great build overall though.

  • 71 months ago
  • -1 points

Why Lian li? The inside isn't even painted.

  • 71 months ago
  • 5 points

It also has poor cable management. However, I like the all aluminum design, size, and I like to think of the unpainted finishes as silver accents. :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

My first reaction seeing the unpainted inside was wow. It really looks nice with the Dominator RAM and the Titan.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree with Norm, the interior has a very industrial feel to it with the shiny metal, and then with the Titan's styling and the RAM and everything, very cool.

Of course a window panel would help to show it off, but a smokey window may reduce the effect. Either way, I'm really not sure why other people feel the need to question the builder for choosing that case just because it's not their preference.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent build quality, and shiny.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

There are other companies such as corsair and fractal design who have excellent build quality. But if he wanted shiny and unique, I guess that's what he got

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Why even care about the interior it looks as if t dosent even have a side window

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Why should I cable manage if there is no side window?

Preference and aesthetics. If I had 2700$ like this guy does to spend on a PC I would focus somewhat on looks as well as performance. For example he could have gone with a 780 ti or a 290x and saved himself 300$ for additional stuff such as looks

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well yes... He could have done better with 2700$ but I'm just saying why even care about interior you can't even see, (I'm talking about the case not the cable management). Did u not see that he got the Titan for like 100 dollars more than a 780 ti? Good deal

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I've considered, and may still, mod the case to add a case window with a smokey acrylic appearance. Also, consider that some monitors and peripherals were purchased earlier with my old setup.