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This is my first build. I had build my parts list on this website and am quite amazed at inputs and suggestions provided by the members on the site. Thanks for making this build possible.

The idea of building a machine originated with the need to have multiple monitors. The laptop I have only supported an additional display.

The Sabertooth Z87 is an amazing motherboard. Love the tough look of it. What impressed me most was the dust defender technology and the fact that Asus provided plugs to close all unused and open ports/sockets. The plugs which fill in the PCI slots give a nice look to the motherboard, which other wise would have had open slots. The AI Suite provided is am amazing piece of software and gives a lot of info and control over the motherboard.

I wanted Obsidian Series® 650D Mid-Tower Case for the build but as it was not available here I had to use the 500R. I am gald that the 650 wasnt available as I like the white 550R now. There was a grill on the side which i managed to replace with a acrylic sheet.

The stock fans were a little noisy so replaced them with corsair SP 150. The machine is very quiet now.

Will add more details shortly.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

Video card > Toy cars

But in all seriousness... where's the video card? Especially since you're running dual monitors. What's the purpose of this build? A description would be nice...

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

hey everyone has their own set of priorities lol

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the feedback. I am still deciding on the Video Card. The current displays are being run from the on board card. I intend to use it for regular work applications, monitoring etc. At some point might try out some games, once I have the video card in.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your price range for a GPU, and what are the types of applications you plan on running with it? With an i7 4770K and 16GB RAM, I'm assuming either rendering or some other multi-threading programs...

I really like the idea of the cars in there (something I have yet to see here), although they're definitely not my choices. Personally, mine would be BAC Mono (honestly, have you seen that thing?) instead of the Veyron, 458 instead of the 360 (or 430, can't tell), and probably something along the lines of a Lotus Exige or 911 GT3 where the 599 sits. That one in the top right is bugging the hell out of me because I know what it is, but I can't put a name to it...

Anywho, another interesting use for the 'thermal armour' on my, much loved, Z87 Sabertooth. For the record, you'll have to ditch those two cars on the mobo when you do get a discreet GPU though.

EDIT: I forgot to mention, you might be better off rotating that Seidon either 90? counter-clockwise, or 180?, as it looks like you're putting quite a bit of stress on those hoses.

EDIT v.2: Damn you, char map. Those are degree symbols, not question marks...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I have few VM's running on my build, which is why I got 16GB of RAM. The choice of Proc was driven by the intend to learn how to OC :). I would just need a decent GPU which can drive one more monitor as I intend to have a third one in sometime. The Dell UM2412M's have DP on them so a GPU with DP (not mini DP) would be good. Would appreciate if you could suggest any good card I could use.

Thanks for you feedback on the cars. These are RC cars which I had on my desk prior to the build. When I got the mesh on the case removed and replaced with a fiber, I just moved them in. I have a plan to build something resembling a race track inside to keep some real sexy cars in there. Will check the BAC, you have suggested. The NZXT LED's make the inside look pretty cool.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

As I asked previously, what's your budget for the GPU?

Other than that, a couple more suggestions for your build:

  • Just noticed that you have the aftermarket SP fans just blowing out of the case. I would suggest switching them out with the stock fans on your CPU cooler. You'll see much better cooling performance with SP fans on the cooler, with the standard fans moving the case air.

  • As I said in the previous post, you're really gonna want to rotate that CPU cooler. It looks like you're putting a lot of stress on those hose connections, and the last thing you want is a water leak when your computer is running.

It's hard to suggest a GPU without a set price, as they very quite greatly. Also, I'm not entirely certain what you mean by 'DP.'

EDIT: Okay, this is now officially driving me nuts; what is the make/model of the car in the upper right (teal/white livery)? I know it used to race in the GT class at Le Mans, but I can't put a name to it...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't set any price target, but I am sure 200 $ wouldn't hurt. I meant a Display Port, the larger one not the mini one like the thunder bolt port.

I have two Corsair SP 120 blowing air into the case from the front,the third one is at the bottom of the case blowing air into the case and the last one is at the rear of the case. I understand that the SP's are for maintaining air pressure and not for throwing air out, but the fan which came with the case was not very quiet so put this one there.

The CPU cooler has the cooler master fans on top the the block and are blowing air out. Are you suggesting that I replace these with the Corsair SP 120's ?

The hose on the CPU cooler has a right angled connector on it, so not sure if i can rotate it. Will try it one of these days. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

the tier of GPU you'd likely need would depend greatly on what kind of applications you'd be wanting to do. an R9 270X or GTX760 are good cards to start with.

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Interesting idea with the cars. I mean its ur computer, why not lol.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build and nice original idea with the cars haha

Diggin the drapery :P

+1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

if you're looking for a card, what's your price range? because the nvidia 700 series price went down, 770's are $320 and 780's are $519

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

did you really spend $200 on the OS???

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, The prices mentioned on the build are not actual prices as I have bought them in the UAE local currency not USD. I just selected the prices suggested against each item.

The cost of the OS was around 150 USD here.http://uae.dtcae.com/product/microsoft-windows-pro-8-64-bit-oem-1240/

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Those case cars must keep your PC very cool... Icy...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

No description -1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello there, I'm building nearly the same set up PC except the RAM witch are 16GB corsair dominator. One thing I want to get it straight is the Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition are they to replace the case fans or radiator fans and do I set them to blow air in or out of the case.

Thanks

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Apologies, did not get a chance to login here for the last few days and missed your question. I have replaced the radiator fans with the SP120 and they are blowing air out of the case thru the radiator.

Hope that helps