Description

"Used" for gaming and compilation.

I say "used" because I'm not a big gamer nor do I do take a lot of work at home, it was mostly about building it!

Despite the two R9 290X, the watercooling make it quiet like a dream!

The cooling is optimized for quiet operation so it can get quite hot for a watercooled build, but still quite under the temperature parts are rated for.

I'm pretty glad that I had not a single case modification to do. This reservoir bracket holds perfectly to that hard drive cage!

The speakers are 15 years old JBL speakers from our first computer ever in 1998 that my dad gave me. They're really good speakers.

CPU-Z Validation : http://valid.canardpc.com/w0rwbz (Buss speed should be 100.00 Mhz, I think CPU-Z is tripping balls on Windows 8.1 since last update)

18,353 Fire Strike Score : http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/1804283?

9,802 Fire Strike Extreme Score : http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/1804324?

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 12 points

Under water... the only place a 290X should be! Very nice build man.

  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

you sir, have too much money.

+1 for sure

  • 72 months ago
  • 22 points

Not anymore, he doesn't.

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build. Why did you buy two 1tb for 68$ instead of 1 3tb for 100$?

  • 72 months ago
  • 4 points

RAID 1. I know they're not RAID optimized drives but I had no problem yet.

I actually have 3 1TB drives because I was planning for a raid 5, but I used the 3rd one for a different computer.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question, will a higher watt PSU make life on components easier?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe if the PSU is near it's maximum, it will allow more ripple and voltage drop, so a more powerful PSU should help

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

sweet, cause I was going to get a ax1200i with two 780's (sorry for super late response, I haven't been able to get on computer in a 3 weeks)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

RAID 0 maybe?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

GREAT JOB! very nice looking build and very powerful build.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

This might just be the jealousy speaking, but I'm curious as to why you spent so much money if you were only building it for the experience.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the build but feel like it was a waste of money cuz for what you described it seems like overkill.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Why two 1TB drives? You could get a 3TB drive for cheaper.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

RAID 0 maybe?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Post some benchmarks!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

3D mark pls

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Done!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is your score almost 5000 lower than dual 780's? Just doesn't make sense.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The extreme or normal one?

My cpu speed is not particularly great.

Hmmm yeah I see what you mean : http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/1266734/fs/806621

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Extreme. I can't tell if these people are just faking the benchmarks.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

According to this I'm supposed to crush them for equal CPU : http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_r9_290x_crossfire_vs_sli_review_benchmarks,20.html

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally someone who understands the potential of the 290x! How quiet are they?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, he has them under water.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends... How quiet is a noctua fan running at 20%.

The loudest thing in my rig is the 140mm default case fan. Seriously, the watercooling loop itself is completely silent, even under load.

If I run the card under light-medium load, like Cloudgate, there's some serious coil whine going on though.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

How come just 1 1080p monitor?? I kind of doubt it was budget but any reason?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

My car broke so I had to make some choices.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's bad, but I LOL'd at this :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

120Hz Monitor.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

All of that for only one monitor? get a second or third monitor. Also If your not a big gamer than why the x fire 290x. I'm not saying this build if bad, on the contrary this is a great water cooled build. But it would be great if you could enplane these things to me.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

My desk isn't big enough. I'll get more screens once I get to it :P

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

DUUDE get yourself a ASUS PQ321Q monitor with that setup! This is like the ultimate 4K Gaming PC! Really nice build.

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

I think I'll wait a little before getting a 4K monitor. We're just starting to see reasonably priced ones, I hope once the 24" Dell Ultrashap comes out, competition will start driving the prices down.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, wait for Dell's 24" 4K monitor. :p

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can I suggest putting the CPU on it's own loop. GPUs aren't sensitive to high deltaT, while CPUs are (I'm not saying your loop has high deltaT). You will have higher performance if you CPU is running on a 2-4C DeltaT loop while your GPUs are on a 14-18C DeltaT loop than if you have a single loop with ~10C DeltaT.

Also should have went with gentle tycoons.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Has to be the longest part list I've seen... good gravy. That's one nice computer you have there!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

I am another Sapphire 290x owner and I have been reading a bit about water-cooling. Found your build and now I know what block I should be looking for. Thank you sir

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had $5500 to throw around for an experience...

The build is nice don't get me wrong but spending that much on something for 1 1080p monitor, you don't or hardly game and you don't do any work on this... waste of money IMO. However this could be jealous talking as I would love to have this amount of money to throw around haha

Still all in all a great build by far, wish the picture quality was a bit better as this build deserves a bit better showcase!

Hope you enjoy this and please get into gaming haha

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Monster build!!!!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

8 fans and a watercooler... Really?!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I am wondering if you could take a measurement of the width of one of the GPU waterblocks. I am trying to get an idea how thin it is compared to stock cooler.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

~1/2" They are much thinner than the stock cooler

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Mister Nathan?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Can afford this system...

Still uses iPhone camera.

Hahaha great build though!!!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How's that keyboard

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Responsive and sturdy, I like it.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Now THAT is how you build in a 900D! I wish I could afford this!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like your headphones? I am thinking about getting those.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I like them very much. I find them very comfortable and I'm not an audiophile but the sound is very good.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

here's a question.... why????? D:

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

This is just about where I'm taking my amd enthsiast build (which isn't complete yet) +1 I like

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Okay, but ******* overpriced

  • 70 months ago
  • -1 points

the build is very uneven

Trying to even it out, CPU, over MOBO, under RAM, under Storage, under GPU, 290x is fine but gets hot and not nearly as strong as a 780 ti Chassis, over

  • 72 months ago
  • -2 points

NO FREAKIN' COMMENT...

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