Description

System is used for very high fps gaming. Gpu/s does not have any problems with heat even at the highest load (but with the high ambient temperatures in my room of 110 F or so it can reach at maximum of 70 C). Cpu on the other hand has a high default vcore of 1.256 and requires a high amount of voltage to be stable. All the gpus are working atm but I can't seem to get all of them working together in crossfire (I've gotten gpu 1 and 2 working in crossfire before). At the moment I'm only using the bottom most cpu til I can fix the motherboard (or replace it later when I upgrade) connections and to save on power usage until I get a MST Hub so I can game in ultra high resolution with all 3 of the 3d monitors. One rx 290x is enough to run most of my games at or near 120 fps thus the multigpu setup is intended for multi-monitor gaming with or without 3d (on of reasons I went with amd). Most of the rig is cooled by water:the motherboard, the gpus, and the cpu are all cooled by water in two different loops. I started building the rig the week of thanksgiving and Ive been working on fixing any problems that came up and improving on the design of it. The case itself was custom built by frozenpc and includes sound proofing material to help reduce the level of noise (the radiator cpu uses was put in by frozenpc). To note my cpu has its vcore set to 1.365, its cache voltage to 1.2, its cache mult to 44, all its core mults set to 45x, its memory using its profile xml profile (set back the unstable memory to consair and got replacement set), and other settings that I've set in bios but don't care to look up. Just so you know the 4 hardrives are used in a raid 10 array for extra storage and backup purposes. The listed cpu temp under load under normal gaming conditions (changed since people keep getting very rude) and the max temp reached using prime95 is about 93 C. I will likely upgrade when the Skylake microarchitecture is released since haswell is extremely heat limited because of the voltage regulator on the chip (I chose haswell for its energy efficiency not its heat profile). Might not need to upgrade for a while since if I do in crossfire Ill have enough fps even for ultra high res (but if next amd line works in crossfire with rx 290x then I might if have enough money saved). At a later point I'll likely upgrade the case to one with more room for cables and tubes and might add another radiator if I had a stronger pump for the cpu's loop (alas I don't have inf money lol too expensive to add new radiator and stronger pump/reservour). Results are from latest 3dmark suite.

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 11 points

+1 for the best pics I have seen on this entire site... very detailed... lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

almost pee'd myself

  • 60 months ago
  • 6 points

Cut him some slack guys, this website isn't a competition of who has the best pc, its supposed to be a social / supportive community.

  • 55 months ago
  • 6 points

Here is an general update on the build (it was my first homemade rig so give me a damn break): Swapped the front intake fan for stronger 200mm fan from my Genesis 9000 case and now has proper flow. I removed extra fan in front of hard drives for better air flow and no have 3 way crossfire finally working. Cpu now no longer tops at 90c plus when going though benchmarking to top core use (now hitting rarely at 80c). The rig is going to be moved to my new case and get redone (will only use stronger of the pumps as single loop but with added power from 2 other 24 volt pumps in complex design). Going to move to distilled water with only corrosion inhibitor as safety measure. Current plan is to have 7 (360mm mounted on back but with different mounting, 2 230mm radiators on side panel lacking useful access (disconnector pumping will be used to disconnect for removal), 1 480mm on top section, 1 120mm radiator on back exhaust port, 1 240mm radiator on the bottom near the front mounted power supply unit, and 1 likely 80mm radiator to take up the slots that dual bay pump took). Going to use higher grade tubing, try to find some thinner 16 gauge psu wires, and use a variety of fittings to better improve the layout of the build. All the extra parts from old build like the black custom HAF case and the 360mm radiator mounted inside the case will be reused for a network server I plan to make at a much later point (would have to still save up money for parts for that build though no need for windows for it). Will switch to 3/8 ID x 1/4 OD tubing to fix space issues. Going to save money for months again til I have money to spare on remaking the rig I'll post a new build then (hopefully with less rude comments).

  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

Having part of the description in the part list is just frustrating to me and it's hard to tell what's going on in those pics, it all seems just a bit too messy for me. I'm sure it's a great machine though...

  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

that build looks like a monster! but very horrible pictures and it looks like there is no cable management

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Just an inquiry, I always see people putting in a ton of storage. It looks like you have around 10 TB of storage. What do you use it all for, or how much of it are you using currently and what are you planning on using it for.

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

Storage a raid 10 array for backup and extra storage purposes. (Equals 4 TBs of storage). SSDs are for the OS, high input output drivers and such, and high input/output games like skyrim. Storage Array holds images of the drives for backup purposes and is partitioned for fedora as a backup os.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Storage drive now has 1.7 TBs in games :P.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks nice but, kind of hard to tell, interesting way to write out the description too.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I know this build was built a long time ago, but I'm giving it a +1. I've seen much worse pictures, and this is still probably pretty fast.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy negative comments Batman. Yeah the pictures suck, but the parts list is still awesome. I would love to see this up close with good cable management or not. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

What a rats nest. Also your parts list seems mixed between good companies and bad.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Guys, it's his first build, give him a +1 he tried hard, it's also water cooled ( custom full loop )
You really need to manage your cables, try behind the motherboard tray, also you have a modular PSU, so remove the unused cables. Two questions, why do you need that much storage?!?!? And why the hell do you get 93.0 C ?!?! +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Finally used some gorilla tape to manage the heavy cables, I am using all the cables that are attached to the psu, server class hardrives are meant for raid 10 for backup purposes and extra storage, I have multiple drives to reduce i/o traffic on the drives, 1 tb sdd is for root drive for documents and mods for games, 93 c is with a full testing on prime64, I have many games on the rig, tubes are bigger then needed so I can pull water reserves out to refill with coolent, and I really can't fit any behind the motherboard tray because of the soundproofing material (seems all of gpus working but not together).

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh, cus i never saw that much storage or 93c on any build, Anyways have fun with your build!

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Storage is so I have enough for backup purposes since it equals 4 TBs when in a raid 10 array (comment where I explained it was hidden for some reason). I've used half of almost all drives but the 1 tb ssd (as in half of its storage is not used yet only 244 GBs of 931GBs).

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

OK! But if you ask me about RAID, i dont have any idea about it, anyways thanks for explaining that! have a good day with your computer!

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

plenty of people make better, cheaper builds on their first try. Sometimes a sloppy build is simply sloppy.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You're computer looks like a jungle.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Bruh....

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management? Thats for noobs.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

lol that should be fixed next build and hopefully less daisy chaining of stuff just to have enough stuff to power the fans.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

wow , i think op is trolling with this build lol...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

8k for 73 C under load and 70 C under load.... I can do better with a Air Cooled setup for stupidly cheap.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

omg why why whyyyyyy 93C on your CPU is about as healthy as heroin

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

93c is extremely rare temperature thats just if I'm doing a maximum stress test with Prime95.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

more money than sense

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

What i am i looking at.

  • 65 months ago
  • -1 points

Well all i had to use was 1080p webcam to use to take pictures with.

  • 65 months ago
  • -1 points

Here are 2 videos that i took with my webcam to try to get better images of the computer and btw those notes on the parts list are just notes since someone though i was rich or something but im not and its annoying to make such comments - http://youtu.be/K6_t9y7OwoM Heres another http://youtu.be/M1nnXECAUPE

  • 64 months ago
  • -3 points

Do you now how to use a water cooler? I could do a cleaner job of yours, perhaps...

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  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

lol it is currently running at 1.35 volts in no way would I ever have it at 1.8 volts (thats good way to try melting cpu lol).

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  • 65 months ago
  • -1 points

The drives are in the pic server class drives are in the pic with the 3.25 bay pic with the 1 TB ssd on the bottom and the 256 GB ssds are in the icy dock bay (its the one with the 4 lights).

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  • 65 months ago
  • 6 points

At that temperature, wouldn't you have to start worrying about throttling? I wonder if he dropped the CPU speed by 100mhz, how much the temperature would drop?

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  • 64 months ago
  • 17 points

Ouch, I felt the burn through my monitor.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello from LinusTechTips! I'm Sonefiler

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hihihi

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  • 62 months ago
  • -2 points

Watercooling tubes are only crossing each other since the tubes need to be long enough for me to be able to refill the fluid when it starts to evaporate and get lower in amount remaining but it also helps support the weight of the tubes.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, but doesn't the reservoir have a hole that you can use to fill/refill any time you need to? I think that taking off one of the tubes from any of the parts would just be very time consuming and inefficient. From the looks of it, the XSPC reservoir you have in there has a hole at the top that I'm assuming is specifically for this purpose. Also, don't call me an expert, but I'm pretty certain that water shouldn't be "evaporating out" of your watercooling loop. If there is, you should probably look into fixing that problem because that more than likely means there's a hole somewhere for the water to evaporate out of. Which can damage your components over time. Either that or there's a small leak in the loop, which can also damage the system.

it also helps support the weight of the tubes.

This makes no sense. Are you saying that the tubes are supporting each other? Because that's not how this works. The tubes aren't so heavy that they need support anyways. Besides, with all the extra tube and horizontal layers of tubes "supporting each other", that's just taking up space and reducing airflow, which while it may seem silly to be concerned about airflow too much in a completely watercooled build, it can make a difference, specifically when it comes to the radiators. If you ever do decide to empty the loop and redo the tube management, LinusTechTips has a few great tutorials on how to do tubing management for a loop.

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

got new case for it so all be redoing the design of the tubing in the new case when i rebuild

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  • 62 months ago
  • -2 points

Here is audio file of it while gaming while playing blood dragon (idling of course) http://www.mediafire.com/download/7kw01mc8jmunppt/Sound_of_fans_when_gaming.flac sound from fans isn't to bad since I have sound damping insulation in the case. Used the mic in the web cam since it has a longer audio pickup range then my Andrea mono-headphone mic (but is only in 16 bit 32000 hz since doesn't have 48000 hz like the andrea mic).

  • 63 months ago
  • -3 points

Not that very noisy at all really my fans in my room are much louder. I have a video posted on youtube to give hopefully better view of the rig.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Well the videos only make me dislike the build more. I can't even tell what you were filming due to the poor quality imaging and the camera shaking, which almost makes me want to vomit. You need a tripod dude. Also, cable management will help a bunch. Please fix in these areas.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't have a tripod and not like I'm some pro of any sort. If you vomit that does no harm to me :P.

  • 62 months ago
  • -1 points

Well, with that objection to updating the pictures on the build, mine and many other people's rating on your system will remain negative, until amended.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just trying to get the best image i could with the amount of limited lightning in my room (professional photographers have nothing to do with my crappy shots :P its just my logitech c920 that i just bought). This is my first rig don't need to be so rude.

  • 64 months ago
  • 7 points

note to self - never buy logitech c920

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

As many wires as are needed but I did tape up the wires that where possible to bind together. If the comment professional photographers was thinking I was in any way regarding me then the comment is invalid since I'm not a photographer of any sort.

  • 62 months ago
  • 4 points

I believe im an *******. I am very sorry for criticizing your build. I am also sorry for criticizing your pictures. (they are terrible) but still, looking at my comment makes me feel ashamed. Unnecessary, useless, kind of pompous and arrogant. I mean, its a little messy, or alot, but this build has 3 290x in it! Thats boss as ****! Next time you clean your loop, just re wire that beast. Oh well, I am sorry mate, Best of Luck.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm going to rebuild it when i have money for the parts. Tubing will need downsized too when its rebuilt. Major problems with this build is 1 far to cramped in space, tubes are to big, using 2 loops instead of combining into single loop with more radiators linked up, that wires take up far to much space, and that the gpu's where not connected well enough. Last PCI slot will house a raid card when I rebuild it into my better case. Look up for my remake of the case when I've saved money to get parts I want for redesigning it. PS this build scores better then 94 percent of scores for 3dmark fire strike extreme test (with only using one gpu) and thanks for apologizing.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Your specs are beautiful but the problem... the wires those ketchup and mustard wires I see a bunch of adapters like molex adapters try to get rid of those and route your wires behind the motherboard other than that great build i guess in my opinions cables can make or break a set up good luck on routing those cables and maybe get a new case with more space

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  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Even if nVidia was the constant winner, I doubt you could notice the difference between this and 3 780 Ti's.

  • 65 months ago
  • -3 points

I chose to go with amd for this build some that the technology would work well with my monitors since they do not support nvidia's 3d technology. You do not need to be so rude and as for power they are powerful enough to get 120 fps in many games with only the single card that's working atm.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I managed the cables as much as I could with the limited about of space and length (of cables). The entire upstairs of my room is extremely dark and the rig is too heavy to risk taking downstairs.

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

you couldn't get a lamp into your room? besides, you didn't even attempt to frame the pictures. everything in this build is sloppy from the cables to the tubes to the pictures and the description. You cant blame your equipment for ay of this. people have and continue to do a much better job. the only difference is that they put care and effort into it.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

As if I have money to rebuild and I did finally tape the loose heavy cables with some gorilla tape.

  • 63 months ago
  • 5 points

Gorilla tape.. BAHAHA

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats exactly what I used to fix so of the cable management

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

He means take it apart and build again

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  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

I uploaded some better ones taken with Yamcam since logitech webcam software sucks (doesn't seem to take them in 1080p but yamcam has setting for 1080p and 30 fps for more accurate pictures).

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Did not spend on a camera spent 60 on good 1080p web camera.

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

define good

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

As in current top rated web camera on google search and a few reviews.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I have 3 graphics cards since it was intended to run 3 monitor 3d setup. Hard drives that I used were high grade server class hard drives for a raid 10 setup for storage and backup. I tried to get the best for the purposes not for lowest price possible for each type of drive. (to bad the 256 gb hard drives seem to run lower then they should be running at).

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

And this is my first build but I have managed to tape them up now (all I can do with the limited space).

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Btw the most of the big cables taking up the space are from the massive cables that came with the 1600 watt powersupply that lead to the motherboard, the ssds, the server class hardrives, and all 3 of the rx 290x gpus. There are no cables there that are unneeded.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Not your money and its a very good build (to bad haswell bin I got sucks though). Its meant to be a big rig I have no need for a small computer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Can I buy all the parts from you ? And make it how it was supposed to?

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

Hell no.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't the haswell bin.... Lol

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

The cpu had a bad default voltage to begin with.

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Its defualt voltage for 3.5 is 1.256.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

Um, where did you get that info...

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Real funny since the build preforms better then a titan build on the 3d marks extreme Fire Strike benchmark.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

But it still looks like ****

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

I can get it with ease it i reset my bios to defaults.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

that is my real parts list (included 2 parts I had to replace)

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  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Every chip has a different defualt voltage mine happened to have default voltage of 1.256 of which is considered a terrible defualt voltage for overclocking. Cpu is cooled by the radiator that came with the custom watercooled rig (case is from frozenpc).

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

What is the max temperature you reach with prime95 at maximum?

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

I average at around 55 c on all cores.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I have it currently set to 4.5 ghz to help reduce heat and improve stability (still gets to a max of around 4.6 ghz)

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

hmm I could add another radiator on top if I had enough power with the pump/reserve, another 480 radiator, I means to mount said radiator on top of the plastic/steel top, more tubing to move water from internal radiator to top mounted radiator, and of course a holes for tubing to reach top mounted radiator.

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

I plan to maybe change the desktop case and use custom build here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hd3GnQ in a month or two as I save the money for it. Thus I it would be possible for me to have a 480 radiator/360 radiator (mounting current internal radiator on the bottom part) combo with some minor moding and additional parts.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Neither is the computer runs well, we know we ALL know.

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