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by AGuyFromOhio


An excellent gaming and 3D modeling powerhouse.

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Lolzakai 1 Build 12 points 50 months ago

So epic! I wish I could give it a +10!

armsterhopper 4 Builds 5 points 50 months ago

Nice build, The cables are very nice :)

Ngale29 3 points 50 months ago

Wow! Beautiful build! Do you have more pics?

EDIT: Btw, what cables are those?

AGuyFromOhio submitter 1 Build 2 points 50 months ago

Custom sleeved using Lutro0 sleeving.

Johnston12 1 point 50 months ago

You sleeved then yourself!?

AGuyFromOhio submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Yep, really isn't that hard.

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shaffon 1 Build 3 points 50 months ago

Amazing Build. But some more pics that show the whole system (From the side perhaps) anyway great build +1

PaterasAxios 1 Build 3 points 50 months ago

I have this sudden urge to watch stargate. +1

numbedvoices 1 point 50 months ago

This. (And BEAUTIFUL build!)

Blackeagle3 1 Build 2 points 50 months ago

more pics! it seems like a really nice build!

MaskedMonster21 1 Build 2 points 50 months ago

+1 amazing build bro!

YodelingTerror 2 points 50 months ago

Very nice, I like the name. :p

vikingXcore 4 Builds 2 points 50 months ago

What are we, ants? Why are we so zoomed into the pics we could (carefully) lick the DIMMs? xP

Just playing! This is awesome. Great pics, but I'd love to see more of the HAF XB. I've built in one of those before. They are sturdy!

Ieolus 2 points 49 months ago
lethalseraph 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Very neat. Is 750W Psu gonna be enough for that build though?

shaffon 1 Build 4 points 50 months ago

Those 970s do not use up much power at all

rikku 2 Builds 3 points 50 months ago

Yes it is.

woodyscroll 1 point 50 months ago

Estimated TDP: 600w. Should be enough.

obamadontcare0905 1 point 50 months ago

I think I am speaking for everyone when I say more pics! From what we can see it, looks very nice!

Smk54 3 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Excellent cable management. I agree with everyone- more photos.

jacobs4525 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Looks absolutely fantastic! Those sleeved cables are great! +1

vitexo 5 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

+1 for the name :)

MrBeastshaw 15 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Great build. What is the primary source of the red light? LED strips?

kryp7os 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Why the two different SSDs?

vikingXcore 4 Builds 2 points 50 months ago

Why does this matter?? Tell your OCD to go sit in the car.

gigagoku12 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

bro, please tell your attitude to piss off. This was a rude and unwanted comment you posted, and you should really think before you speak online. Did it occur to you that this person had a legit question for the OP? And also, this is not a case of OCD, as those afflicted with this unfortunate disorder would be frantically trying to figure out why and how they could "fix" this mismatched HD system. if you felt snappy at the time of writing, I get that but please think next time before you write

vikingXcore 4 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Wow, that just happened. I'm sorry I couldn't make sarcasm more obvious without some sort of emoticon, but if anyone has anything to say about comments I make, it would be the guy I was talking to. Not someone deciding to blow up randomly. If I was serious about any allusion that the person is afflicted with OCD, I would've kept the comment to myself. Otherwise, if I'm playing around and am meaning no harm (hence, telling OCD to sit in the car is a playful jest, not an attempt to defame or alienate a person) I will say what I wish, what I will, and in any way I see fit in a tacky manner if I please.

The OP's setup is amazing anyways, so the only real questions in regards to parts would be about the SSD's which both are amazing SSDs, so I myself would not mind had he chose either brand or just one brand for both of them, but it would affect some people and I will poke fun at them whenever I get the chance. I respect everyone's choices in their PCs and I respect everyone's questions in regards to those PCs. What I don't respect are people who blow up and get butthurt when they don't know the intent of a person's comment. Could I've changed my comment in some way to show that I was not serious? Yeah, definitely. 100 different ways to say that in a lighter tone, but I didn't choose either of them. Could you have just been like, "That seems rude" and then I would see it and just reply, "Oh, I apologize, I was just poking fun. didn't mean to offend anyone". Yeah that could have went down a lot easier. But that didn't happen. You want to critique the way I comment go ahead, but only if you'll take my critique on your's. My critique for you is get the facts straight before you blow up. Just my 2 cents there.

Side note: For an iBuyPower PC, those are some decent parts you have, but I might get a different PSU since that one is an old and inefficient model. Not that it's a bad one, but again, my 2 cents.

gigagoku12 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Ah, good, i'm not dealing with a troll here. Hey, look i'm sorry if I cant always tell if someone is using sarcasm or anger in a comment. Though it CAN be obvious, it isn't always. From how your comment was written, it came off a bit snappy and I figured I would put a troll in its place, you know? This is not my first bump into misread emotion from online comments, so I know that the best way to correct it is to apologize for the mistake. Sorry for the misunderstanding, I meant no disrespect and same with you (i just didn't see that)

and btw, thanks for the 2 cents about my PSU, im not sure if it is very reliable because my PC has started at random at night (this could be windows processes and/or MOBO BIOS wake on lan features)

Side Note: very calm and well written response. love that about people here on PCPP. YouTube comments would go supernova like a class O hypergiant star.

kryp7os 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

No offence taken. And I got the sarcasm and thought the comment was funny. ;)

kryp7os 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

I think this illustrates one of the limitations of the part list. We can't tell of a part was previously owned. So it is assumed the builder explicitly bought two different ssds at the same time. So I was wondering if that was the case. I guess the builder could override the price and set it to 0 to imply that it was previously owned.

vikingXcore 4 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

yeah, I agree with this statement. Not sure If I can agree to it being a limitation as I think they're both good SSDs, but if he was doing a RAID configuration then I guess there would be one SSD possibly limiting the other? Or maybe they wouldn't be able to RAID?

AGuyFromOhio submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

I had the Samsung a long time ago and picked up the intel on a really good sale later on.

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Amazing name!!

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

I didn't get to ellabortate earlier...didn't have time...but I love this build! My only questions are, what are your temps, and when was it built?

Killeneminem 3 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Moar pics

Mikemk 1 point 50 months ago

Not sure I'd want a computer built by Daedalus of Greek mythology. Good build all the same.

qsball1999 1 point 50 months ago

More pics! Doppee

tiberiusisgame 5 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

How were you able to fit the eATX board in an ATX chassis? I have the same HAF XB EVO and didn't think it would fit. Beautiful build!

DavisTheWalrus 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

swag money

dfour802 1 point 50 months ago

A few more pics would've been nice, especially of the outside of the case.

TheBored 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

MORE MORE more pictures!!!

StagVT 3 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

how is the monitor?

Hmian 1 point 48 months ago

Hey how is the psu holding up? Let me know thanks.

paolocols05 1 point 47 months ago

Really like those cables. It really changes the look and makes it clean, but It's really difficult to get it here in the middle east.

aztec506 1 point 47 months ago

How's your computer doing now that you have a couple of months using it? Any problems with the X99 board? Nice looking layout you have there. If my new build could look half that clean and uncluttered I would be happy.

I plan on the same CPU (i7-5930) haven't decided on which X99 board, 32gb Crucial of some sort, several Samsung 840s 256gb SSD, a 500gb SSD, either Samsung or Crucial, one of the Quadro GPUs. Hopefully I can use my current power supply - a 750w and my current case (Lian Li) and my Noctua cooler. I also plan to use my NEC 2090uxi monitor and my 2nd display (a cheap Samsung) until they die - I do a lot of photoshop type stuff and the NEC is excellent for that use, but expensive. Also, I'm hoping that the m.2 market starts up - when it does I will be sticking one of those in my build.

I will post my build when I get around to doing it. Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated - especially on X99 boards.

MrNarwhal101 1 point 47 months ago

I would recommend getting a monitor that supports 4k because the 970s in sli can handle that kind of resolution.

TheUberFrenchToast 1 point 46 months ago

How are the Sennheiser headphones working out for you?

noap7 1 point 44 months ago

How well does that monitor perform?

BrysonShires 1 point 44 months ago

Did you have any trouble putting the eatx board in there, i'm planning to use the rampage 5 extreme

blechinger 1 point 41 months ago

Hey AGuyFromOhio! Fantastic build. I'm doing a similar project piece by piece. I've already got the HAF XB EVO case and I want to use the NAXT Kraken X61 for CPU cooling... I'm interested in where/how you mounted the rad. Care to share? Thanks!

TheUKGamer 1 point 38 months ago

Is the Toshiba 2tb hard drive reliable?

Skizzy 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

How many fans does your case support?

TheGermerican 1 point 28 months ago


gherittwhite117 1 point 26 months ago

Can you watch Blu ray discs with that monitor? As in, does HDCP work?

llamasbetrippin01 1 point 25 months ago

That's some thin RAM ;)


Elliot7896 1 point 25 months ago


Nice setup! I was just wondering if the Acer GN246HL is a G-Sync or a Free-Sync monitor. Just wondering, thank you!

PeytonP 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Does your Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor have “Display port”

Orenh 1 point 2 months ago

Nice sleeved cables

Req_Scuff 1 point 1 month ago

nice build the red and black are nice but the blue is weird(on the gpu) but you make it look good i wish there were more pictures but nice over all build in general

Bumblescrum 1 Build 0 points 50 months ago

Where did you get the clear spacers for you cables?

kryp7os 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Just search for "pc cable combs" as you can get them from many places.

Bumblescrum 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Thanks, wasn't sure what exactly they were called.

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Itroitnyah 1 Build 5 points 50 months ago

I hardly would call an i7, 16gb of RAM and two 970's overkill. Maybe for gaming at 1080p, but there's no real way to go overkill with a build for 3D modeling unless you're watercooling the harddrives or something.

horusrogue 3 Builds 2 points 50 months ago

There is a huge difference between design modelling and other 3D modelling. Most 3D modelling applications can barely use two threads effectively. Rendering is a whole other ball game though. If this was for design work, I wouldn't even recommend the 970s.

obamadontcare0905 2 points 50 months ago

Water cooling hard drives for 3D modeling? sigh

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infinitemerald 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

"If only there was an alternative means of storage in which the data vehicles were much faster, much cooler, and have no moving parts"

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MrUnknownPerson -1 points 50 months ago

Uhh, no.

I've made complex 3D models with a cobbled together crap PC with a Pentium 4 2.8GHz w/ HT, 512MB of RAM and a copy of Windows XP.

3D modeling/vectoring isn't that complicated, it's RENDERING that needs power like no tomorrow.

But, if you can get 1080p@120FPS on Ultra High BF4 with an i5, 8 gigs of RAM, and a GTX 780/Radeon R9 270x, what the heck are you going to be using this beast for?

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Ieolus 1 point 49 months ago

Maybe it is self-explanatory?

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