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Hello, and thanks for taking a look at my build!

This was my first build since 2008 and I am pleased to say that I am very happy with the results. My previous rig was an out-of-date Intel E8500 core 2 duo rolling a Radeon HD 4870 and the beautifully (please read terribly) crafted Windows Vista! Suffice to say this build is a little bit of a step up in all matters.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build components and awesome execution

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally another build using a 750D. The case I want to get is so unpopular. :( Good build.

+1 for my favorite case

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe it's just me, but I wish that Samsung would flip the logo on their SSDs so they wouldn't be upside down all the time. OCD trigger. lol

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

You and me both ... luckily my placement is in the corner beside my desk and I can't see it, otherwise I would probably wrap them in some sort of vinyl wrap.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Noice m8, noice.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You said, Expandable Gaming Rig v1.0, but you have a mother board with few SATA ports, so no/hard Crossfire/SLI, and o room for a wireless adapter, if you ever plan on moving your PC to a LAN Party... And then it is a $200 US Motherboard, or a $300+ Canadian Dollar, sooooo, is this really expandable??????????

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This rig was never meant to move and therefore wont ever need anything that a LAN machine would. This rig is expandable in the sense I can upgrade several of the components as things are released easily, particularly the new GTX1080s and adding in a custom loop for cooling the new cards.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the mobo treating you? I can't seem to find a positive review of it but I really want it... +1 for nice build

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

So far no issues, the bios is nice and easy to work with.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it really looks great with my planned color scheme and it looks great on paper, just came across bad reviews, most of it being customer support but still alarming.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Why didn't you remove the optical drive holders to expose the reservoir?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought about getting the dremel out and cutting the optical cage away, but in the end the computer is placed in between my desk and a wall and you can't see the interior.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

totally agree...

most of the build is 'expandable' (with the goal stated with the GPUs) but the ram certainly isn't and it wasn't cheap either. I highly doubt they will ever need more than 16bg for the next couple of years given their gaming and light photo editing usage.

oh well...still a nice build. Hopefully adding GPUs down the road proves successful.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I know the RAM was more than overkill but at the time I just couldn't say no ... probably because my old rig was so bogged down with slow and low RAM that I didnt want to even have the possibility of that happening with this rig.

I may be upgrading the CPU to the i7 later this year as well if I get more into my photography side business which should help to use up that excess RAM capacity.

Thanks again for the comment.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

hey, I get it...I've been there. I went from no video card a year ago to a 970 and then a 980ti "just because". it's definitely overkill for most of the games I play and my monitor resolution, I was just looking for something nice to last me ~4 years. Your RAM will certainly never be a bottleneck for the life of this PC.

I was just a bit sticker shocked when I saw the nearly 400 spent on ram and I felt that shifting some of those funds to a better CPU or GPU would offer better overall balance. At the end of the day, though, you've still got a nice build!

As a side note, I'm interested to see your custom loop with the GPU(s) if you end up going down that road! Keep us updated!