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Prices are in Canadian, after tax.

This build is used mainly for 3ds Max, rendering, and some light video editing. The only game I'm playing atm is CS GO @ 1080p, so it is complete overkill for that.

CPU: i7 5820k This CPU is a beast. I've overclocked it to 4.2ghz @1.21 volts,(stable in prime95) and it renders images about 2.1 times faster than my previous CPU (i7 975 @3.8 ghz). I get around 1240 points in Cinebench R15.

Radiator: NZXT x41 This was the best performing 140mm CLC cooler from reviews online. Supposedly, it performs as well as an H100i, but I don't have one to compare it too. I put a Noctua AF-14 fan on it. The CPU maxes out at 73 degrees Celsius on the hottest core during sustained rendering.

Ram: Crucial DDr4 2133 MHz 32 gigs of the cheapest DDR4 Ram I could find available. I've left them at stock speeds for now.

Video Card: EVGA 780TI, stock I bought this on Craigslist for $430. I'm mainly buying this for its CUDA performance, (it has slightly more CUDA cores than the 980). I'm slightly worried about only having 3GB of Vram, but I haven't hit the limit so far. Temperatures are great @100% load, the top intake fans do a pretty good job of supplying airflow.

Case: Prodigy M This case was a ***** to build in. If you want to use a long (over 10 inches) length GPU, make sure to get the shortest ATX power supply that you can. The length of mine is 160mm, and I barely had room to plug in the PCIE power cables. Half of the power slots are still blocked by the GPU atm. If you get a 140mm CPU radiator, the tubes will block one of the bottom 3.5 inch mounting bays, and will also prevent you from mounting the drive bracket. I had to velcro the Hard drive and SSD to the Power supply. There is no room for cable management, and I ended up stuffing all my cables above the power supply.

SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 150 TB write limit, same controller as the 850 pro version. Very fast, and my system boots up pretty fast. I was surprised at how few people take advantage of the Self Encrypting Drive technology that these SSDs include by default. Enabling it is as simple as putting a drive password on it in the BIOS, and the SSD will handle the rest. SED enables AES encryption on your hard drive without any performance loss.

Hard Drive: WD Black 4TB. It stores files, enough said.

Motherboard: x99 EVGA Micro I'm very pleased with the first motherboard I've bought from EVGA. Compared to ASUS motherboards, their documentation and included peripherals are lacking, but setting adaptive voltage is much easier, and Self Drive Encryption is supported out of the box.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

The cable management...

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

jesus the price for that ram o.o

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build, I guess there wasn't too much space for cable management, but alot of power in a small box! +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done on fitting an x99 into there! I can't remember what the drawbacks to the evga x99 m-atx were. I remember seeing someone taking his x99 on a commerical jet from canada to london. I am thinking of trying an x99 myself in as small an enclosure as I can get, hopefully when ddr4 prices come down and the motherboards come down in price.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I really wanted to get this case, but for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to cool things efficiently with it. It is a beauty though, I'll give it that.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

asrock has a mitx x99 board to be released soon, woulda gone with that

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I love how the case looks on the outside, but it looks a bit cramped on the inside.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

All in very good taste, magnificent micro +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the noctua fan work with the cam software like the original nzxt fan?