Description

This machine is a 4K gaming beast with the ability to run CPU intensive programs. The build went really smooth as all the parts on this list are high quality and play together nice.

The Parts:

The i7-5930K is an extremely powerful processor. It has a lot of potential built into it and is certainly one of the more flexible pieces in this build. So far it rips open a new dimension of speed for multitasking, but also opens an avenue for future system growth as it will be able to handle programs that utilize hyperthreading. This processor also manages to allow for better graphics processing, as it can run SLI at x16/x16 due to the 40 pci express lanes that it boasts. Overall this processor is great, though maybe a bit overkill for most builds. I haven't tried to overclock it, but it is an option for the future as I continue to upgrade this machine.

The Noctua NH-D14 is a beast of a cooler. I mean just look at it, it's huge! Don't let it's size scare you, this cooler is an amazing piece and keeps my CPU running cool at all times. It's two sets of 6 heat sinks are an engineering masterpiece, and succeed in conducting a large amount of heat into it's fins. The fans that it comes with are insanely quiet and move a lot of air. The installation of this piece was a little tricky, but it was mostly getting the screws that utilize springs as washers to catch into the included socket mount. This did require a bit of force and was nerve-racking as I did not want to damage the pins on the CPU. Also this thing blocks the ram sticks so it's important to get low profile ram when putting this in a build. Solid cooler keeps my CPU at 25C at no load and 40C max at the highest loads.

The ASRock X99 Extreme4 is a solid motherboard with a lot of options. It has plenty slots and has the ability to meet almost all peripheral needs. It's UEFI bios is sleek and user friendly, and sets you up to overclock if you are looking to push some more juice out of your components. This is my first ASRock product, and I am impressed with how high quality their boards are. It's very sturdy and well designed with all sorts of nice mechanisms in place for efficient heat dissipation and accident prevention (Surge, Lightning, and ESD protection). Another nice point is 12-phase power design which keeps components powered efficiently. Nothing bad to say about this board. It is solid and will supply a good base for the future of this system.

The Samsung EVO 1TB SSD is perfect for a gamer with a flexible budget. 1 TB allows a wide variety of games and applications to boot from your SSD to gain a huge performance boost and to decrease loading times. Nice slim design and fast as hell. I plan on getting a 2 TB HDD to store documents, music, and movies on as it is a bit of a waste to put anything but applications on this guy.

The G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4-2400 ram is well...its ram. Good solid ram no issues getting it to be recognized. There isn't much to say here, but if your getting DDR4 might as well go for a 4 stick pack to gain a minor performance increase as you need to get 288-pin ram anyway.

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 graphic cards are slick, cool, and well-built. The Windforce cooling system Gigabyte has utilized is top-notch and keeps the cards running cool. One of the chips on the top card goes up to about 50C when under full load. Most likely the SLI is impeding airflow and causing some heat buildup, but 50C is not a dangerous temperature at all. Also the back plates are a nice touch and ARE missing in some manufactured 970 solutions.

The Corsair 760W is an awesome power supply. It's modular design keeps the case clean and it's platinum rating makes me sleep better at night.

The Corsair 760T is a really nice modular case. Its use of a mixture of plastic and metal parts allows for a sturdy but relatively lightweight case. It has a great hatch behind the motherboard for routing cables, and its windowed panel lets you show off your sexy build.

Overall this build is a fantastic all-around enthusiast build. If you have the coin, these parts won't let you down. Let me know what you think, and also feel free to ask questions about the parts and thought process behind this build.

EDIT: Uploaded some new photos and deleted some low quality ones.

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

this guy is ready for everything the gaming industry is throwing at us! +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Love this case. You made an excellent future resistant rig.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Po-ta-to. The build is powerful and well constructed, but your camera doesn't seem to care. +1 because good components are getting some well-deserved love.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

that's some computer but man that's one crappy phone camera :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Gotta love dat processor.... Im jealous :P

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice but please for beauties sake do something about the cords under the desk. Also the keyboard is kinda ugly (my opinion)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build. I would've gone for the 5820K to save some money, but +1 anyway.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

50 degrees under load? I should have waited and gotten a Windforce card!

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah the Windforce cards are quite nice. The cooling system does a great job of keeping the heat moving out of the cards, but a big part of keeping them cool is the airflow I can obtain with my fans and case set up. Maintaining positive pressure that pulls air over the cards/CPU and out of the case keeps the heat from building up significantly.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Opps I meant to say negative pressure not positive.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, but I'm surprised you didn't go with closed water cooling for you cpu (I.e. Corsair H100i, etc) since that beast of a cpu will probably be outputting a lot of heat lol. Nevertheless, epic build and if that cooler is working then there's no need to change ;)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

The Noctua really is a great cooler. And I've had no problems keeping my temps low at all levels of load. The only downside is it is massive, and if I put in more RAM later i'd have to remove it. Also in smaller cases it might be a little too big, and I think watercooling might be a good solution in a smaller version of this build.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

How much space is there between your top 970 and the noctua cooler? Do the fan clips touch the backplate? I have the exact same mobo and gpu but I'm unable to run mine in SLI atm because my noctua nh d15 blocks the first PCIe slot.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW full open glass front awesome case u got there

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

35 on the gpus under load? bullllllllll ****

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

the question still remains can it run day-z maxed out?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking of getting that MOBO is it any good? I've heard that you can't overclock with it is that true?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Pls Notice Meh! Did the sli bridge come with the MOBO. If so, is it capable of a 3-way bridge. Thank you!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Lets see 970s are not made for anything above 1080p while the 980ti is far superior and the same compared to the gimmick of 970 SLI

  • 59 months ago
  • -2 points

you should've gotten a 144Hz monitor.But either way thats a beasty computer

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm guessing he isn't an MLG pro who needs all the Hz. 4k is what he wanted, and 60hz and 1ms response time and 4k is a really good deal at $500 imo.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

144hz 4k monitors dont even exist, there is no port capable of driving them if they did, and if the did exist, which they will only by probably around 2020, they will be $2000 at minimum at the start, plus nobody has a card right now that can drive more that windows and flash games with only one gpu and get more than 80fps