Description

I use this machine to run Adobe Creative Suite applications. My goal was to build a machine that could handle some large Photoshop files and render 4k video for approximately $2000. It runs very fast! I enjoy the quick boot up and application launch speed that the M.2 drive provides. I had a few problems with the build. Newegg and Asrock support are very patient and helpful. It turned out the first GPU I tried was not compatible with my system. It was a Gigabyte GTX Geforce 175ti with 4 gb. I was hoping to save some money on the GPU but I wound up having to spend an extra $70 and get the GTX 960 that you see on this list, which is great because it really is quiet. The other problem I am still trying to resolve is getting the system to wake up from sleep mode. My solution for now is to shut it down when I am not working. I am really happy with the Noctua CPU cooler. Whenever I have checked it is at 27-33c. I need to monitor it under more load and check it again. PC Part picker gave me a notice that the cooler could not be verified to fit in the case. It turns out there is plenty of room. I thought it was worth a try before going to a water cooled system and it is working great so far. The BitFenix Ghost is an awesome case. It has plenty of room and it runs very quiet. I will be needing the extra hard drive space to store video files so the extra space will be filled eventually. I really like the hotswap SATA 6 compartment on top. I plan to use it for creating archive drives that can be stored off site or given to clients. The two fans that came with the case are very quiet and were placed perfectly to work with my CPU cooler. I have plenty of room to add more fans later if needed. I like the Samsung monitor. I am planning on spending more on a 4k monitor and use the Samsung as a 2nd monitor. I will let you guys know how the performance tests go. It looks like Photoshop barely stresses the CPU at all.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya that cpu is pretty powerful for what your using it for. Also the cable management could use a little tidying but overall good job on the build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yes my cable management skills were tested by this build. The case comes with extra SATA cables because of the hot swap bay on top. I worked on cleaning up the cables for awhile and then ran out of patience. I keep thinking of better ways I could have run the power cables, but I am waiting till I add more drives to make the changes.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

My only criticism is the cable management, from what I can see you can easily at least the one for the CPU power round the back so it isn't going across the wonderful view. This wouldn't need to wait for drives ;p

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, cable management always can be improved. BTW I saw your Red Dragon, very cool! Maybe I should add some lights too. ;)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

X99 > Z170 is any production work.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

what do u think of this monitor input lag?

i mean while playing BF or COD when u move the mouse DOES the screen move at the same time?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the keyboard? I'm thinking about getting it. Like how do the keys feel? Do you have to press a lot for it to register a click?

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