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So this is my post for the final completion / start up of my build code name: Diablo's Dream.

This was a 6 month design and build. This was centered around a fully optimized custom build of a 1150 socket. No price was spared, the best of the best parts were used. The actual cost of build was upwards of $4000 not to include how many hours put into it and trips to the computer store.

About custom built case: The case's main structure is built of particle board. Then is wrapped in and out with handscrapped wagonwheel birch hardwood (very rustic and antique). The center motherboard tray is rhino spray lined, its very durable and rugged. There is a custom top that will be built that will match and have a acrylic section to see into the motherboard section. Overall the case with all components weighs over 120 lbs... so no LAN parties with it.

About the components: Chipset is a 1150 socket, i7 4770K. Currently it runs stock under max stress @ 40°, idle @ 26°. It is cooled with EK Supremcy waterblock, bitspower 3/8 x 5/8 fittings. VGA is a MSI R9 290x. Currently it runs stock under max stress @ 44°, idle @ 30°. It is cooled with EK Nickel R9 waterblock v2.0, bitspower 3/8 x 5/8 fittings. All tubing is EK matte black. All fans are Corsair AP120's. Loop runs through Swiftech 240mm and 360mm quiet edition radiators, XSPC reservior and pump housing mated to Swiftech MCP655 w/ speed control.

Also to note PC power is through remote. No power reset buttons.

Setup is for around tri-fire R9 290x. This will happen in the furture once 4K becomes more readily used. Currently no game will render graphics below 60fps under 1080 settings.

Lastly the Kingston HyperX Fury 1866 ghz 2x 8Gb and the BEAST Rosewill Hercules 1600w power supply. Can't begin to explain how insane this power supply is and how much you can run off it, but its need to run the VGA I plan to.

So I've included a ton of pictures for your enjoyment. Hopefully this encourages more people to start building outside of the standard box. Also I will try to answer all comments and questions... to answer the first one, Why??? Because I wanted to.

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Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

With such a nice build I want to see some pics made with a DSLR (Or some higher quality than phone) and I would expect some benchmarks. Well nice build anyway. Add info of fans and setup?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Fans are all Corsair AP120, a total of nine. CPU side and radiator are motherboard controlled. VGA side and radiator are fan controller controlled.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Pics of the finished build???

I am wondering why you did not go with clear tube and red fluid?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to originally. But clear tubing stains and didn't care to see it happen. The matte black looks amazing and don't have to worry about it becoming dirty or staining.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I am Diablo and i approve this. +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, thats all I wanted.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Pic of the build that's zoomed out please :3

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Once I get it wall mounted I will add photos. Just waiting on custom fabricated brackets that can support the weight.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice case, very impressive!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I was extremely unprepared for the case

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

As was I. Can't say I will ever build another one, unless it becomes a full time career.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I probably wouldn't either, but what I meant was I was expecting a normal PC case and I was blown away when I saw that it was a desk case!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy crap, why do you need 3 290x's and 32 gigs of ram?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Futureproofing... It's not built that way currently though.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, okay.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your build. Your build is nice.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

where are the other 2 290X cards? Are you going to be able to fit them in with the water cooling attachments, looks like it might kinda be tight.

I also only see 2 sticks of RAM, not the 32GB as shown on your parts list.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Parts list implies the intentions of the build. Theres no point installing that till its needed. Also the liquid cooling hose will be cut back to the third slot and a adapter will be used interlinking the graphics cards

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

With this budget, there's no SSD...

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

If I did a SSD it would be purely for the operating system. However seeing that I can turn on my computer as I pull into the neighborhood, it will be booted regardless

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

You can do that? How?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Remote start. It has a key fob like a car. I press the button and the computer turns on from up to 100 yards.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

That is. SO BADASS!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. We would all love to see some final shots please! Feed us. We're hungry for more!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, not sure when I will build the top... still torn between glass top or enclosed with glass inlay over the motherboard.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Golden rule here: Shouldn't put parts in the purchased parts list if you don't have them or haven't installed in a final project. It's kind of like false thumbnails on youtube videos that make people open them, but a PPP version. It's kinda like me putting 3x 980 classifieds on my build and saying I'll buy them once I switch to 4k gaming, but until then I'll continue with my 2x 970s. Also to piggy back off someone elses comment about why you don't have SSDs in there... Kinda does seem ridiculous having only a mech HDD in a PC with such high level components because SSD isn't just a boot benefit. They can be used as a HDD cache for any file, or just a game drive for higher load times on larger games or any program that is load intensive.

  • 63 months ago
  • -1 points

pls dont ganme at 1080p with this setup. throw in a rog swift or a 4k panel

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Why would he buy a ROG Swift? They are G-Sync while Free/Adaptive Sync Monitors will be coming out soon.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. I forgot g-sync was a nvidiA technology. Lol you are right.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently it will be until technology will render actual 4K... currently it doesn't, don't listen to marketing schemes. hmdi, dvi, nor displayport can actualy process 4K