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Skraydd's build

by Skraydd

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126 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 3, 2017

Date Built

June 1, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.72GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

Thank you a lot for the feature !

Hello world !

I'm a bit late, as I built this PC one year ago, but better late than never ! It was when the GTX 1080 came out.

I built this with two words in mind: silence and power. At the time, it was one the most powerful build I could make, since 1080Ti were far from being released, that's why I "only" have GTX 1080's. Silence was also really important for me, that's why I went with be quiet! for the cooling of this case.

I ordered some custom cables from Cablemod. They are really well done, and they fit perfectly the scheme of this build. In order to make it mine, I also added a custom made SSD cover in the front, as well as a custom SLI Bridge. Of course, the bridge is an original Nvidia HB Bridge, but I removed its cover to place mine instead.

Other than that, I game on an Acer X34 (3440x1440) OC@100Hz, with a Razer Mamba Chroma Tournament Edition, a Razer Blackwindow Chroma, a Razer Orbweaver Chroma, a Razer ManO'War Chroma, and last but not least, a Razer Firefly Chroma (you know, that crazy led... mousepad). I also have my back held by the amazing Noblechair Epic Leather.

Part Reviews

CPU

Amazing CPU ! Even if it's a bit old now, especially with the new Extreme CPUs from Intel right around the corner, it does the job amazingly well ! The 12 threads are not really useful in game, that's why I overclocked it. I luckily hit a stable 4.7GHz, with decent temperatures. The main reason why I got this CPU was not to have an overkill one (well, maybe a bit), but because of its number of lanes. As I wanted a SLI and a M.2 SSD, a normal desktop CPU wouln't have fit.

CPU Cooler

I've been waiting for months for this AIO to come out. And the result was worth the wait, as it was better than my expectations. The pump is, literally, silent. Like nothing. No noise. At all. Never. I changed the fans to take some Silent Wings, which do an amazing job, being performant and silent at the same time. I put them in pull, from the top, to keep a positive air pressure in the case.

Motherboard

Amazing motherboard, the UEFI BIOS from Asus is, as usually, amazing, and the whole board looks really cool. It has plenty of USB ports at the back, really nice connectivity all around the board, and once again, I couldn't ask for more. I used to have a Rampage V Extreme, but the red accents wouldn't fit my blue/white/black theme. And it was an E-ATX mobo, which wouldn't have fit into my case anyways.

Memory

Erm... Okay. I just wanted to fill the 8 memory slots of my motherboard. I never use more than 12-14Go (hello Rise of the Tomb Raider).

Storage

Again, I was blown away when I tried it for the first time. The PC literally starts in less than 5 seconds, after the POST time. In order to keep it performant, this drive is totally clean and has only Windows 10 installed on it. All my games/software are on other drives

Storage

Amazing SSD. With a total of 5To of SSD, I got (I think) enough space for 10 years of gaming, so it's not too bad.

Video Card

When I got this SLI, I was just... blown away. I used to play on a 60Hz 1080p monitor with a R9 290X, and with this SLI, it was just... Wow... 100Hz 3440x1440, with ultra graphics in almost every single game, I couldn't ask for more. The FTW Edition was ideal, for its silent fan when idling. And with my custom SLI Bridge, it looks really nice. I won't upgrade to 1080Ti's, because I feel like I'm not even using the full potential of this SLI. Maybe with the new VEGA, who knows ? Also, I never had the "OMG IT BURNS" issue with these cards.

Power Supply

Again, it's over-overkill, but I bought this PSU a looong time ago, when I was planning to get a 3-Way SLI of Titan X. It was before Nvidia announced that it was not possible to have more than 2 cards in SLI anymore, so yeah, it was a while ago. But at least, the fan never spins, and gues what.. It's silent !

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SneakierEmperor 3 Builds 7 points 9 months ago

Pretty much all of the pictures are wallpaper worthy. Gorgeous!

11/10 would waste time at work again

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

The photo shoot took over 6 hours, so yeah. I'm really happy with the pictures !

pandawarriorcom 5 points 9 months ago

All I see is Skraydd a feature

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Hum, I should add more "Skraydd" on my next build... We don't see them enough..

Yeah, I'll do that.

Thank you. :p

Faizan 3 points 9 months ago

Camera name?!

Beautiful build! +1

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

Thank you !

I don't know, I could ask my photographer if you want.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

I asked her, and the camera is a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

OrangeShark24 2 points 9 months ago

I can feel it now... This. Will. Be. FEATURED!

+1

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

That would be really nice, but there are other nice builds too ! Thank you for the +1 !

OrangeShark24 1 point 9 months ago

HAHA! I CALLED IT!

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yes ! As I said before, it's a real honor for me to be feature worthy on such a website !

Vreaker12 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Beast of a build. +1

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Glad you like it !

crookz_n_castlez 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I really really like your build man. So much attention to detail.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you a lot !

dwlemon3 1 point 9 months ago

Wow, absolutely beautiful... and I keep reading your name as Skydad.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you !

I used to be quite known on some Internet community, and everyone kept calling me "Skyrad", so you're not the first one who is misspelling it, ehe.

Logical_Motion 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

+1 for the HUUUGE PSU. I have the same PSU 850W with 2 1080 Ti's in SLI

Picture quality is absolutely awesome

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you !

And when I bought it, I was about to pick the Corsair AX1500i, it wouldn't have been even worse

Lyrix 1 point 9 months ago

looks good! 1+! This is feature worthy but i think your place is getting stolen by TechSource... :( sry

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you ! Wrong timing for me, but their build is nice too !

Lyrix 1 point 9 months ago

yes :D

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Great pics! Those FTW cards look amazing. nicely done and congrats on the Feature!!

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you ! Yeah, they are the best looking 1080s in my opinion. And the 1080Ti FTW looks even better !

emsejay 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Wow! Just...wow! Great build. Love the color scheme.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you a lot, glad you like it !

skyrise 1 point 9 months ago

What are the load temps of the CPU and GPU and at what room temperature? Can you update the description including this info?

Thank you.

PS: Awesome case, Phanteks Enthoo Evolv seems to be pretty popular these days.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Updated.

I agree, this case is amazing. Phanteks is ba far my favortie manufacturer for cases, they are all incredibly well done !

skyrise 1 point 9 months ago

Nice. :) But at 80° C you're really pushing the CPU a bit too much though. The maximum stable temperature for both Intel and AMD is 72° C.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

It's around 90C for Intel's Extreme CPUs. And it's 80C after 24h of full use (stress test), and such extreme conditions never occur in gaming.

GDamien 1 point 9 months ago

Congrats for FEATURE :)

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks ! It's a real honor for me to be featured on PCPP !

TidusPrG 1 point 9 months ago

Hello gorgeous! ;) what you up to saturday night? xD

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I believe you mismatched the websites :p

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

He was talking about the pc :P

TidusPrG 1 point 9 months ago

its so gorgeous that i want to take her out xD My mrs wont be jealous with this one i think

junit 1 point 9 months ago

Never to late

Justiceinacan 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

byotiful

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thnacs !

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

This is amazing!

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you a lot !

1v1_me_dark_souls 1 point 9 months ago

I KNEW THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE FEATURED!

+1 ;)
Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Well I didn't ! :p Tahnk you for the support !

Zelda_ 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Dark Souls, yes please.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It's really nice that you paid attention to even the 'little' things like color-coordination and custom skins for your SLI bridge and 850 Evo. That's something that makes a great build even better.

+1

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you for the kind comment and the support !

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Sure

Arichikurukuto 1 point 9 months ago

Nice build and looks great.

GDamien 2 points 9 months ago

Of course Na'vi guy likes blue build :P

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Glad you like it !

DominicBoccella 1 point 9 months ago

nice

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you !

Aslayer360 1 point 9 months ago

Very nice build. One complaint though, the bequiet aio doesn't go with the build. I would go with a corsair h115i, corsair h100gtx, or go with a nzxt kraken x62. Still very nice build

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I've got all of the ones you mentioned, and the be quiet! ones is by far my favorite. It looks simple, but is really powerful. I mean, it cools everything perfectly while remaining perfectly silent. The pumps from Corsair or NZXT are quite loud, if you compare them to the be quiet!'s one. And I'd rather have a silent pump than a few more LEDs.

Songster 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

CLEAN BUILD!

+1

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thank you for the support !

bradgnoyes 1 point 9 months ago

Really like those custom cables. That's at the top of my list if/when I update my first build. Great choice of colors.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you ! Yes, custom cables are a must have for me now.

eli_harper13 5 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Man this is amazing! Almost exact same specs as my build (5930K and 1080 SLI). I am same as you, got the 1080s when they were new and now they are $200 cheaper and not the most powerful lol. You got lucky with your 5820K! I started with one but it could barely OC to 4.4GHz. I switched to a 5930K and it runs stable at 4.7GHz with 1.28v just fine. Never tried to push it any higher and I only run it at 4.4GHz with 1.22v for daily use because temps are so much lower.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah the temps are pretty high (80C full load, still acceptable though), I must admit it, especially with the AIO set to be silent. But it's nothing terrible, and it has been running like a charm for a while now. I tried to push it to 4.8GHz, but it won't pass the stress test. I tried to only OC it to 4.0GHz, but the difference in CPU intensive games or benchmarks is really noticable. I don't really care if I paid more when it came out, because it was THE best ones ever, and people have waited one year for the Ti, while I was enjoying games. :)

eli_harper13 5 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah Im using a Noctua NH-D14 cooler and it cools great for an air cooler. At 4.7GHz I hit in the low 80ºCs but at 4.4GHz I only get 71ºC from stress test. I get what you mean! I use to only run mine at 4.1GHz but even just that 300MHz seems like a big difference! Yeah it was definitely the best at the time but I still would have like to save that $200 per card lol.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

It's like that for everything. 980Ti used to be expensive, and now they cost nothing. In 2 years, 1080Ti will be at a low price too.

Ypres 1 point 9 months ago

WOAH

+1

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you for the support !

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Now you just need to name it, just "Skraydd's Build" seems lacking.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

To be honnest, this PC is the flagship of my computer shop, and it's named after it, but I didn't want to advertise it here.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

well regardless, I'd still like to know what it's called, you've made me curious now :P

Balex 1 point 9 months ago

Not only is the computer itself beautiful, but you like quadrupled the beautiful ness with your pics!

Seriously dude, you better be a photographer and putting these skills to use

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Sadly the pictures aren't from me. As I said higher, I own a PC shop, and these are professional pics taken by a professional photographer who works for me.

But I'll tell her that you liked her pictures :)

Joshuajose123 1 point 9 months ago

amazing build great cable management +1 amazing Job

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks ! Glad you like it !

SteveHeist 1 point 9 months ago

Those photos... I never thought I'd find an example of TOO high quality. Well done!

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I'm super happy that you like them !

TrickyTheClown 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I hope you fall for having one of the most beautiful builds ;-; (If you dont get, I'm jealous alright? ;-;)

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Hey, I'm sure that one day you'll get a build so nice that you will be the one that other people are jealous of ! :D

(I don't even know if this sentence makes sense)

TrickyTheClown 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Haha, it did. Unfortunately that day will be the day I become senile. I'm happy with my current build as it is cheap yet playable on 1080p Ultra 60 FPS :D

thederpyderpman857 1 point 9 months ago

These photos are fricking AMAZING! What did you take them with?

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thank you ! They were taken with DRAMATIC MUSIC INTENSIFIES a camera !

thederpyderpman857 1 point 9 months ago

wat

william45321 1 point 9 months ago

are u rich??? not trying to be rude

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I don't define myself as "rich", then I guess I'm not ?

SirMrGuyHuman 1 point 9 months ago

Great shots, what camera do you use? I use a Nikon D810 for my shooting, with a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E lens. Kind of overkill for a lens, but oh well. I also have a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G for short range shots. Just curious on what you use.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I... have no idea. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

As I stated before, I have a photographer who works for me, she is the one who took the pictures. I could ask her if you want.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I asked her, and the camera is a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. I still don't know for the lens though :p

SirMrGuyHuman 1 point 9 months ago

Damn, the 5D Mk IV is a 5,000 dollar camera. Sick.

cotroneo 1 point 9 months ago

I guess Windows 10 Pro couldn't fit in the budget. ;}

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Well I wouldn't use any of Pro's features, so it would be useless.

NickDVL 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Fantastic build!

HankVenture83 1 point 9 months ago

Gorgeous build!!

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks !

MrBeanSprout 1 point 9 months ago

Silly question, I am new to building PC's. What is the reason people have two graphics cards in their builds?

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

It's because when you put two same graphic cards (in the past, you could even stack more, up to four !), you can achieve better performances. In a perfect world, two cards equal twice the power.

But in real world, it's never like that. Devs have to make their game with SLI or CrossfireX in mind. (SLI is when you put 2 Nvidia cards, CrossfireX is with two AMD cards). If devs make their game without thinking about SLI/CF, your second card become useless, because the game doesn't know how to use it. Some games are even totally unplayable with multiples GPU

That's also why you should only put a second card if you already have the most powerful GPU available. For example, a SLI of 1070 would be better than a 1080 on the paper, but in reality, one single 1080 is more pleasant than two 1070, because all games would run perfectly, without tearing, micro-stuttering etc...

It's also worth mentionning that you can SLI/CF only same GPUs. You can't put a 1080 and a 1070 in SLI, for example.

You add a second card if the best card available "isn't enough", if you are a true enthusiast.

Hope this helps. :)

MrBeanSprout 1 point 9 months ago

Yes that helps. I think I am going to just stick with one GTX 1070 for my first computer. I don't need to do anything crazy until I have a better understanding for the second one.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

The GTX 1070 is already an amazing GPU !

MrBeanSprout 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah that is what I have read. I want to get a monitor that runs 1440p since the 1070 can but they are so expensive. I'll just have to run games in 1080 until I can save up for the monitors.

aleemiqbal 1 point 9 months ago

Wow Looks Epic

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you very much !

OrangeJuleas 1 point 9 months ago

Not to question the creator of such a glorious build, but why pull from the radiator fans? Wouldn't it be working against itself (since the hot air wants to rise) and pushing the now hot air into the center of the case?

Just curious because I'm trying to work on my own system and figuring out airflow can be...interesting...at times.

But regardless, super clean build and great cable management. Happy you didn't go overkill with all the RGB. Custom decals are a very nice touch.

+1 all the way!

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

About the airflow of this buid:

  • First of all, positive pressure all the way ! With pull rad, it means 4 intakes and 1 exhaust = positive pressure. With push rad, it means 2 intakes and 3 exhausts = negative pressure. Might seems not important, but I noticed a HUUUGE difference in amount of dust between positive and negative pressure.

  • The CPU has a better cooling if it can takes cool air from outside rather than hot air coming from GPUs

  • The exhaust fan is right next to the rad. The hot air directly goes out of the case.

  • And last but not least, I used to have a push configuration there. And when I decided to change, I did some tests. Results ? Better temps on the CPU with pull, and no difference on GPUs' temperatures.

With every build I make for customers, I try to get fresh air from outside through rads, and not hot air from inside. I know it might seems better, at first, to "get ride of the hot air", but numbers shows that it isn't the best way to do it.

And thank you for the compliments. It's a fixed blue/white/black color scheme, but the LEDs are still RGB :p

OrangeJuleas 1 point 9 months ago

Good to know. I did the same thing when I was building in a CM Storm Stryker case way back when, and found that I experienced lower temps when pushing out the top. In your experience, would this be the case for most builds (assuming a similar interior design)?

I was wondering why dust would be an issue (considering a pro builder like yourself would never really let it get to a point of extreme buildup), but for other people who are ahem less tidy, I can understand why this was necessary.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

If I can clean it every two/three weeks instead of every week, it's something :)

joshtt96 1 point 9 months ago

If only dreams would come true for me

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Just DO IT !!

Rican7 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Fantastic build!

Great photos too, even if the depth of field is a bit overly-shallow at times. :P

Great choice of color scheme and case, too. I have the same case in my latest build. :)

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Well I didn't take the pictures and let my photographer do what she wanted. I'll tell her :p

Thank you for the compliments !

Anyansayo 1 point 9 months ago

What an overclock. That is pretty impressive. I know that you explained why you used it, but I'm wondering why you used a 5th gen instead of a 6th or 7th gen.

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Because I bought it when it came out, late 2014, and I never felt the need to change it, since it performs amazingly well. It's way better than a 6700k or 7700k, once it's overclocked. And I don't use the full power of it, no need to upgrade it.

The only complain I would have about this CPU is its really high temperature, compared to recent chips.

Vinnan 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Buys 2 GTX 1080. GTX 1080 Ti releses.

TRIGGERED

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Not really, I bought them when they came out, one year ago. That means that I've been playing one year with amazing GPUs, while people were waiting for 1080Ti.

And as I said, I get more FPS than my monitor can display in almost every game, ultra settings, so a 1080Ti SLI wouldn't be really usefull for me.

Vinnan 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

ow ok bro :D

Piffi 1 point 9 months ago

This lads shows you that it doesn't need to be a sick build to get featured :)

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Does it mean that this build sucks ?

Piffi 1 point 9 months ago

Nono not at all. I just wanted to show that you don't have to do anything fancy to get a feature (which is good!). Your build is simple, clean and you truely deserve the feature :)

InsomniJack 1 point 9 months ago

DAMN, this build is nice! Great work man. +1 :D

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thank you !

caleb.vickery 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Wow it looks amazing man!

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you a lot !

SwiftCookie 1 point 9 months ago

Hey there great build!

Was just wondering if you've had any troubles with your Asus X99 Strix board? I've read a tonne of terrible reviews including fried CPUs, dead ram slots, Q Code 00 and just a bunch of RMA's.

Cheers! :)

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thank you !

Nope, not a single issue. And I was one of the very firsts to buy this one, since I got it day one, at 8AM (what I mean is that I didn't get a "later batch" with possible fixes)

To be honnest, I never looked into reviews for this mobo, since none existed when I purchased it, and it has always been working like a charm for me.

On the other hand, I had problems with my Asus Rampage V Extreme (which used to be my gaming mobo before the Strix). It didn't go past the POST screen sometimes, took ages to start loading Windows (the time between the POST screen and the loading screen), didn't recognize some SSD... Which was a real shame for an ultra high end motherboard that costed 550$.

But with the Strix, no problem so far. It happily shines on my PC while the Rampage lays somewhere under my stairs :p

SwiftCookie 1 point 9 months ago

Oh good to hear! :) I know I shouldn't trust all the reviews seeing as most of them probably have installed things wrong or used incompatible parts causing problems. Plus most of the people who do reviews on sites are the ones that had problems. I'm leaning towards going with the MSI X99A Pro Carbon board because I've seen more good reviews then bad.

Thanks for your feedback :)

Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yes it's often like that: there are many bad reviews because when there is a problem, people complain (which is normal), but when everything's fine, people don't go and say "everything's normal", that's why there is more bad reviews than positive ones on almost every parts.

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Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 4 points 9 months ago

Let's cross our fingers !

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Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

Thank you for your support since the beginning !

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Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Gaming and only gaming

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Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Because I wanted to fill every memory slots, it looks better.

And also because "64Go of RAM" sounds cool.

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Skraydd submitter 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I actually had to sell my house, my wife and me 3 childrens in order to buy the RAM for this build.