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This is my first build and I'm pretty happy with how the final result. I though it was going to be much harder and tedious, but I ended up loving it to the point were I custom paint some of the red accents of the motherboard since I got tired of the popular red and black themes. Some of the pricing has change in the last few months but you need to take into account that I've started this build on September and I bought all the parts along the way until I was able to finally finish it on December.

Yes the power supply its a little bit overkill, but my justification for that is that I got a pretty good deal when I bought it for only a few dollars more than the 1000W version. The extra room won't hurt anybody and it will definitely give me better flexibility for the future.

I didn't find a lot of problems during the actual build aside from receiving a defective GPU that broke down after one week of usage and a defective monitor with some awful bleeding along the way. Both units were send for a replacement to Newegg and the second ones have being giving me an outstanding performance since I got them a few months ago. Overall the GPU's are super powerful, cool and silent even at full speeds with ASIC qualities of 70.6% and 71.1% respectively. For the monitor, I don't have words to describe the ultrawide buttery smooth experience at 100 Hz. Some people are having problems with it but the second unit I received had all the announced and promised specs (1440p, 100 Hz, g-sync, ultrawide, IPS panel) and also addressed my initial bleeding problem.

After playing around with the overclocking of the system I was able to reach a rock solid 4.8 GHz on the CPU at 1.25 volts after running prime95 for 6 hours. However I might try and push it even further to 4.9 if temperatures allow me to. The overclock on the GPU's is still a work in progress... I was able to reach 4000 Hz and 1500 Hz on both GPU's, however I had to lower the overclock after some weird textures and driver crashes on Witcher 3 during a 2 - 3 hours gameplay. I'm currently standing at 1493 Hz and 3903 Hz, but I want to see if I can keep them stable at those first magic numbers even if the performance doesn't increase that much

My plans in the short term are to do some cable management on the bottom of my desk and buy some custom cables from Ensourced with a combination of neon green, acid purple, colonial blue and electrical blue (see photo for design idea)

I hope everybody likes the build!!

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Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

wow! great parts and amazingly clean and tidy build! you are now a benchmark for case tidiness ;)

that monitor though... it looks super sleek! +11

Hammond you idiot! You gave them 11!

I thought that said 1.1!

  • 49 months ago
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Yeah the monitor is a freaking beast

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  • 49 months ago
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Wow, really nice build! Very tidy. Nice part selection as well. May I ask, why did you go with the G1 Gaming over, say, a Lightning?

P.S. How do you get that framerate/temp/usage overlay?

  • 49 months ago
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use HWinfo64 that's how you get the overlay.

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  • 49 months ago
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I thought they were super cool with those 3 fans and they didn't have the hideous red accents of the MSI and Asus GPU's. Don't get me wrong, red is actually my favorite color but when it came to the theme of the pc I was just tired of seeing red and black themes. So I decided to go a little bit crazy with green, blue's and purple. In addition to the physical aspect the reviews positioned the G1 between the MSI and Asus versions.

Yeah... I definitely took my time making those cables look pretty, same thing will happen to the ones under my desk and the custom ones I'm getting. Its a little bit of extra work, but the benefit you get later if you change anything, in addition to the visual 'perfection' makes it worth it.

  • 49 months ago
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I use MSI afterburner for everything like overclock and overlay of what ever info I want. In this case the frames, temps, memories and usage for the GPU's and usage, temps for the CPU. You can also apply a shortcut to see the overlay or not if you just want to purely enjoy the game

  • 49 months ago
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that back panel is as clean a it gets. you should help me with my phantom 820 build lol there's just too many cables.

  • 49 months ago
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One of the coolest builds I've seen, very well built.

+1

  • 49 months ago
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:) thanks!

  • 49 months ago
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I find the Mionix Naos mice very comfortable. A little pricier, but worth it.

  • 49 months ago
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I like that monitor. It looks nice.

  • 49 months ago
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Odd... Your performance is not what it should be on valley benchmark, I have a similar build, same cooler and processor, the except I have 32 gbs's of R.A.M, and I have two MSI GTX 980's in SLI, you have 2 reference 980Ti, but on Valley benchmark in 4k on maxed graphics I was getting 30 more FPS on average. But still an amazing build awesome part choices, GG to you my kind sir.

  • 49 months ago
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Yeah thats odd... Maybe its the resolution that needs some improvement from NVidia? I mean the ultrawides are getting popular in the gaming industry now, but there are still some games that don't support the 3440X1440p or 21:9 ratio

  • 48 months ago
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possibly but can never be sure excellent build none the less

  • 49 months ago
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That monitor makes me feel things.

  • 49 months ago
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What kind of thins?? hahaha

  • 49 months ago
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Really good tingly things.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This may aound strange but where did you thag table from?

  • 49 months ago
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You are fine man, I actually asked that too to a couple guys!! Its a dinning table from target. My gf and I bought it for its initial purpose, but decided to get another one and instead of returning it I thought it could work nice for the pc :). I believe it was this one: http://www.target.com/p/seneca-dining-table-multi-colored/-/A-16645762#prodSlot=_1_12

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! how do you like the case? I love mine! so much space, hard not to keep adding stuff (i'm adding another ssd to mine this weekend). I really like what you did with the lighting, I think i'll try something similar - I have al lthe various component badges in the smaller window and would be great to light them up so they can be seen better.

  • 48 months ago
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I'm still figuring out the colors but since I did a black and silver build I have some flexibility. I might go into different tones of blue and purple and take out the green

  • 48 months ago
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what sort of lights are using?

  • 48 months ago
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The NZXT Hue+. A little bit overprice in my opinion but totally worth it since you can pretty much keep this for ever and it also has a really nice and complete software

  • 48 months ago
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How is the clearance between the radiator with fans, and the motherboard. I have the same case with a hero maximus 7, and I want to get an h110i gtx

  • 48 months ago
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There's more than enough room in my opinion. I just uploaded a couple of pics to give you an idea. Hope it helps!

  • 48 months ago
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Thank you, i have another question: i watched a review where a guy said "dont put the pump control pwm into a cpu fan header on the board, use an adapter from your power supply to provide a constant 12v, fan control software could decrease the voltage ans screw up your pump" is this true, should i plug the pump pwm into a power supply cable, or would the fan controlled cpu header on my asus maximus vii board be adequate? (note: i do use the aisuite fan control stuff)

  • 48 months ago
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No problem. To be sincere I'm not quite sure if that information is true or not. I guess that it depends. If you have a crappy motherboard it could potentially affect the CPU cooler because the headers and the overall quality of the motherboard is worst?....

I was recommended to use this configuration after posting a threat in tomshardware and its what I'm currently using... The only thing I can certainty tell you is that my motheroboard model is pretty good (it has to be for that price) and I haven't had any problems at all. My fan configuration consists of a mix between the usage of the asus bio curve fan control and the corsair software for my CPU cooler fans. Once I finished configuring the whole system, I made the corresponding adjustments to the fan curve on my bios and never touched that afterwards. The case fans have a pretty silent configuration since I have really good airflow and no space problems in my case and the only "fan" for the CPU that I can adjust in the bios is the CPU pump, which is set at a constant 100% usage or 12V. I connected both of the Noctua fans of the CPU to the fan headers on the radiator so I could control them with the Corsair software. The result at the end of the day is a pc that runs cool and quite, zero problems and if for some reason I feel like my CPU is getting hotter than it should be or the fans are making too much noise, I can adjust their correspondent speeds and curves on the fly without having to access the bios through the Corsair software.

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks, I found that if I disable fan control for CPU_FAN header and get a full 12v on it, I can plug the pump cord into it, plug my fans into the pump and connect SAT cable to my power supply, I should have a fully functional rig.

  • 48 months ago
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Nice!! Every build is different so do what ever best works for you

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty high end for a first build but sweet! +1

  • 47 months ago
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oh and to match the color scheme you can change the graphics card logo colors

  • 47 months ago
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I know. I just want to maintain a purple, blue and white/gray/green theme. I have an image with the colors of my possible cable sieving with the green and I kind of like it, but will see

  • 47 months ago
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Ok, good luck

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  • 49 months ago
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yea two different cpu tech. the 4790K imo has a easier time hitting higher speeds at lower voltages than the 6700K. I was able to hit 4.7ghz at 1.25v

  • 49 months ago
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True, but even with two identical 4790k you can get completely different overclocks

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