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This is rig is primarily used for gaming, media storage/consumption, and I also run a few servers using virtual box.

I originally wanted to get a 6700k but my previous system was having tons of issues and I couldn't swing the extra 100$ or wait for them to come in stock. I'm not overclocking for the moment but I'd like to down the road.

Reused parts: 1-2TB drives, Corsair 600t, Corsair 750tx v2, logitech G15, and logitech G400

Sound system and headset: Yamaha htr-5640 + 2x Polk Monitor60 Series 2 Sennheiser PC-350 gaming headset

Future upgrades: I will be expanding storage to 20TB. I also intend to get a triple monitor stand and some longer cables so that I can achieve a much cleaner look. Lastly I would like to get an NVMe when prices come down to earth.

I completed this build back in September but it wasn't until now that I tidied up the cables and more recently bought 3 displays for Nvidia surround.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Horde or Alliance?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Both. Depends on the mood.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Well i'm impressed that 970 is pushing 3 monitors albeit in 1080p. What game settings are you running? and resulting framerate?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, ikkuranus. What are the settings you can use and the resulting framerate average you get in WOW with three 1080p monitors?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I leave it at full ultra but don't have any anti-aliasing enabled. 30-60 depending on amount of players. Yes it dips into the 20s for world bosses when there's several raid groups. I probably could alleviate that somewhat with a decent overclock.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

horde mainly though I do have an alliance for reasons

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This may sound like.. ...but anyway +1 from me because i too play the game from last picture. It is the only game that i realy enjoy althou i have been playing it since vanilla

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Man I saw that in three monitors and thought I need that one day. What a view. BTW +1 on build.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job. Regarding the monitors, is there any difference between those and the one I currently own (the Dell E2414H)? I can't seem to find any answers.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

They're actually listed as a E2414H in the device manager.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Well then. Have you had any issues? I've have a few bright spots and a pixel that sometimes gets stuck.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

None so far, but I have only had them for just shy of 2 weeks.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, tell me how it goes. Hopefully your experience goes better than mine (though mine wasn't all too bad. Stuck pixels can be tapped back to life).

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I was actually considering sending them back last week because all 3 of them would randomly lose signal (not all at once) at different times of the day. It turned out to be the nvidia driver 361.43 was causing it along with some other problems.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice cable management, it must of been a pain to do with so many hard drives. I recommend you get a better surge protector though to protect your baby from any harm. A solid surge protector is around 40-60 dollars it might be pricey, but compared to the price of your build it's nothing.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a feeling someone was going to say that. You're not wrong but I was hoping to hold off on that so I can replace my cracked chair mat. I'll take any recommendations for a surge strip (amazon or newegg us links). I prefer a 6ft cord and long + skinny models 1x6 outlets and not 2x3.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll send you some later today after I get off work.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I highly recommend this Belkin Surge Protector not because it's the best selling Surge Protector on Amazon as well as the best selling one at the Fry's Electronics I work at, but because if your electronic equipment is damaged by a surge, spike, or lightning strike while properly connected to this power strip, they will repair or replace it, up to $300,000 as stated in their Belkin Lifetime Warranty and $300,000 Connected Equipment Warranty. It's actually quite cheap right now on Amazon and at Fry's. We're currently selling it for $18.99 regularly it's like $35 to $50 dollars.

This is just a short article on CNET to inform you about Surge Protectors in general.

1. Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-BE112230-08-12-Outlet-Surge-Protector/dp/B000J2EN4S/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1453115115&sr=1-4&keywords=surge+protector

2. Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812107196&cm_re=Belkin_BE112230-08-_-12-107-196-_-Product

3: Fry's Electronics: http://www.frys.com/product/5179776?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get Windows 10 Pro for $40.00?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

by upgrading from a windows 8 upgrade that was transferred from my previous machine.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

warcraft: 10man. storage: none at the moment but I plan to implement snapraid after I get a few more 4TB drives.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This is why I tried to pick a decent psu and case on the prior build. I probably wont reuse the psu come 2020 but I fully expect to keep using this case.