Don't stand over there, come on over for some LAN-party :D One doesn't need an over the top rig to enjoy some gaming :)
That is Gjøvik, Norway :D
According to Gaming benchmarks these incredible expensive GPU's will perform about 14% worse than 1080Ti's. If you actually look for a gaming build I suggest you look at 2080Ti's instead, they will outperform the Quadros in gaming with ease.. Furthermore for gaming in several newer titles I'd recommend looking for memory that clocks closer to 4000MHz. Only a few years ago going higher would not net much in terms of FPS, and that is still true for most games, but certain games of late has proved to get a rather drastic boost in FPS (especially lower and avg.) with higher clock speeds. So for the beefy build you post I'd suggest to aim for something faster on the memory :)
And finaly, if you aim for what I did and want complete silent operation, then both the Optical drive and HDD has to go, as both of these are noise-makers. I doubt this build has any of the same goals as my build though looking at the components, so it also seem it's better in areas that my build are not meant for (which is 4K 60Fps gaming with a complete silent build while not gaming). Also looks like you might plan to attach a bit too many mice, keyboards and sound systems to that build :D
hm, though do you feel it makes enough of a difference to x10 the storage price? of course one would only use this for OS and Games etc. and not all the storage. I'm on the fence on this one =)
How do you like the Intel Optane? I'm looking at weather it's needed in an upcoming gaming build :)
I don't have a count, but I did researching for components for months before picking the various parts of the system. For the PC-parts it is something I'm used to, but for the audio-part it was a lot of traveling around to various hifi-stores and listen to systems until I found something that felt and sounded right.
I work and save up _^
Not sure what you are talking about, I've never ran out of memory with the 32GB, so why would I get more?
Now that depends on who's seeing it.. Any car which are able to go faster than the speed limit is per def. overkill, yet a car enthusiast likely use something that can give a little kick when needed. I didn't pick any part that I did not feel I truly need.
For storing all my files, and to have backup of them.
So half of the drives contains all the data, and the other half contains the backup of this data. - the NAS with the two hard drives contains the backup of the most critical data, which is also located in a different part of town - so if something happens like a fire, I still got my files.
Since I do a lot of video recording in 4K, I easily rack up large files quite quickly, but I still only use like 60% of the storage right now.
I haven't had any problems running two M.2's and two GPU's in the rig.
With two GPU's the top GPU certainly gets hot compared to the bottom card.
For the thermals of the M.2 I don't have any sensor reading of that, but it should not be an issue as the heat from the GPU2 is not as much as GPU1, and the fan blows the hot air in a different direction than the M.2
The manual should state all bandwidth's that are shared, though I don't use nearly any of the available SATA capabileties of the motherboard as I only use a few SSD's in there. All the SATA HDD's are located in the NAS enclosement and thus does not load the motherboard (except the network part when reading the files off the NAS)
I would also recommend for most people to stick with a single card. Reason is that you sometimes have to do a little extra to make SLI work, and if you end up playing a lot the few games that does not scale with SLI, then you would end up wasting money (and performance).
Though some examples in 4K:
Sniper Elite 4 Ultra runs 158FPS on 1080Ti SLI, and 99FPS on 2080Ti
Far Cry 5 High runs 91 FPS on 1080 Ti SLI, and 83 FPS on 2080Ti
Shadow of the Tomb Raider high runs 113 FPS on 1080Ti SLI, and 79 FPS on 2080Ti
GTA V Ultra runs 117 FPS on 1080Ti SLI and 86 FPS on 2080Ti
Myself personally I will wait with an upgrade until next gen, and hope for it to release with HDMI 2.1 and even better RTX performance :) I might go for NVLink when I upgrade though (Next GEN SLI). I hope you will love your build when it get together :D
Not sure where you got that from. In pretty much every game that supports SLI you get way more FPS with 1080Ti SLI than a single 2080Ti (look up benchmarks). There are a few games like F1 that runs better on the 2080Ti, but that is the exception. Certainly, on any game not supporting SLI a single 2080Ti will be much better, but almost every game I've played has supported it. That, combined with 1,5 year of gaming before 2080Ti hit's the street makes it well worth it. If I had no GPU today I would still pick 1080Ti SLI over a single 2080Ti... I would however certainly opt. for 2080TI SLI ;)
In the two NAS's :)
It's just because I needed it to not make even a whisper while idle :)
While gaming it will be louder - but it's the GPU's which makes the noise while gaming anyway - I run everything custom (with boost ofc.)
Nope, I chose to rather do manual duplex through Total Copy - as that way, if some files are accidentally deleted, or encrypted by a virus - the mirrored disk will not get the error. It means more work from me, but also a safer backup. It also makes it faster to replace any disks if they should crash.
I explain in the description why I went with air cooling for this build :)
Sure is, I enjoy it every day :D
I blame Steam sales really... :D
And since I do all my recording in 4K, videos I shoot also eats up a huge amount of TBs :D
Thanks, it's working out real nice for it :)
Lovely comment :)
The DoomGuy Plush is actually a gift from a friend of mine. We have been making Doom-maps for each others for a few years now. (For the old Doom II, Hell on Earth) with new levels, monsters, weapons etc.
I like that you noticed him, he is watching over my setup :D
Oh yeah... I see it when browsing the entire board.. which has gotten long! I reply to all the questions coming my way in the message list, guess deleted comments just does not show up there :)
Hm, what do people write that gets deleted? I haven't gotten any message about deleted messages on the board.
It's not at all overkill? With modern games at Ultra settings and 4K you will not get much above 60 FPS minimum with 1080Ti SLI, usualy it's in the 70-80's which is pretty much perfect for 60hz gaming. as soon as 120Hz comes with HDMI 2.1 TV's, it will already be time for a GPU upgrade.
A single 1080Ti will in pretty much every demanding game run at minimum FPS well below 60, and some even with avg. FPS below 60fps :)
I believe CPU fan is connected to CPU fan, and pwu hub to fan1 or fan2 or whichever was the closest
yep, because it is better for my use :)
If you read the description you will understand why it is :)
No thanks, and my local theatre is running fine :D
quoting from the description of the build:
"but things are usually a bit pricey here in Norway compared to say the US, so depending on where you are the price for such a rig can vary."
Thanks, it has served me very well so far - but done a few small upgrades. Got more SSD storage now. I'm very pleased with how it's completely silent when not gaming :)
Ah, this really warm my heart :D Such an excellent build, excellent room and lovely work put into setting it all up as such. Most just get a build together and settle with that, you went not just an extra mile - but it seem you put down lots of planing and work into all of it, and it looks like a dream :D (the cooling looks like a pipe-dream too) :p
1: i9 didn't even exist when this build was made.
2: while it has loads of cores, each core runs slower than the fastest i7's, not making them faster for most games which does not benefit from all those extra slower cores. - hopefully this is about to change though :)
I don't have a car ;)
as soon as you are 30 years old and work 38 hours a week, 2500 bucks wont seem farfethed at all anymore _^
They do excellent. one would not be able to run most games on high settings at 60fps 4K, but two does it :)
it sags slitghtly, which helps the backplate keeping from touching the CPU-fan, so it's a much welcome sag :D I did look at card holders, but they just look too bad.. and the Motherboard has pci slots which are reinforced to hold heavy cards, so it's fine :)
Ah, Already got the New Roccat Equalant to the old one - with better M sensor, and better setup for keyboard - they are both awesome :)
Norway has a different price point than the US :)
glad you found my build useful :)
and if you read the text you will see why ;)
No, the setup is best shared :D
Instead of going to a special room dedicated to being just a theater, I can sit in my living room which is the natural meeting point for dining, talking, visits, watching TV, watch movies, play music, play games, have a party etc. etc. - the idea of a separate media room is good enough, and was my initial thought, but I really enjoy how it's now an integrated part of the living room rather than separate :) And rows of seats.. why would I need that? this is my home, not some venue I rent out :)
For 4K Gaming I'd say it's quite right on mark :) It can do 60fps on max settings mostly, but will stay between 60-70 which is fine on 60hz - As soon as we get 4k 120hz you'd want more juice, though it's hard to get at the moment. 2018 will be very good for HC-gaming I think :)
Show's you don't need a huge budget and the beefiest components to make an awesome build :) Love the color theme and the story of the build - Thanks for sharing this build :)
Dali Rubicon 8 is the largest member of the Rubicon family, one of the higher end speakers from Dali. I use those as the Gaming Home Cinema's front speakers, paired up with Rubicon 5 in the back and Rubicon Vokal in the center.
I chose these speakers after having many trips to various hi-fi stores and listening to speakers from a lot of different companies. In the end there where two set of speakers I liked specially, and those where the Bowers & Wilkins CM10, and the Dali Rubicon 8. I got an arrangement and got to borrow a set both the series to listen for a weekend in my own livingroom, and set them up for a good long music listen - I connected thm to A and B output on the amp so I could swap back and forth and compare those speakers. I didn't actually pick a clear winner by any means, but found Rubicon 8 to be very the "winner" in mids and lows, where B&W had an edge on the highs - but ultimately went with Rubicon 8.
Sorry for the wall of text :)
They are priced relatively similar to other speakers that perform about the same, and where you can go down to a cheaper serie and save a good amount of money, you also hear the difference right away when you compare them. I'd say the Rubicon 8 is certainly good for music lovers, but they are not up there with the "crazy enthusiast only" segment :) - As I live in Norway, and Dali originates in Denmark, it's also a fairly known brand here, while in the US maybe not so much - though the subwoofers I got should be fairly well known over there, and was not as easy to get a hold on up in Norway.
Faulty build list.. parts are not compatible, prices are wrong, and most of it wont even fit on the motherboard.. why even post such a list..?
Then who will you enjoy movie nights with? :o
I installed the RAM before the CPU-cooler, which is always a good thing, and I also made sure to have low profile memory. I also only went with 2 sticks of ram since it's only dual channel on this socket anyway - and thus I should be able to swap out memory if needed without having to remove the CPU-Cooler. (I'd only have to temporarily remove the plastic fan hovering over the two RAM-sticks) This is also since I installed the RAM into the two slots I did (2 and 4) rather than 1 and 3. About Case you should check bequiet's website and just check the measures towards the max clearance for fan coolers on the case-website. And also google (or look here at pcpp) to find people who already built with the combo you look for to ensure you won't have issues. As my picttures show my closest calls were the GPU1 backplate, and SLI Bridge corner - both of which almost touch the CPU heatsink (cpu-fan pins actually touch backplate, so I placed tape on them to ensure to shortout, but should not be needed) - But this is all a result of me picking a motherboard with the rare setup of placing GPU1 in Pci-slot 1, this is almost always placed in Pci-slot 2 which will then give plenty of space for the GPU :)
It's built and gotten a few minor upgrades. It works very well :)
These are just the first that pops up if I search for 7700k vs ryzen in gaming.. - so aparently you can no longer say that in every video you seen the ryzen were better for gaming..
Benchmarks can actually favour the multi-cores as they tens to be based around testing gpu and cpu power combined, though in actual gaming performance few fast cores is simply better, and the reason is simple, game engines are rarely utilizing loads of cores.. it's been like this always, and while we have expected it to change for a few years, it hasn't. It is getting close, and with the new multi-core cpu's being able to run fewer cores at a higher speed when needed they are closing in.. The important thing to remember is that for things like rendering or compiling media, a threadripper is likely to be up to 10 times faster than a 7700K, so in no way is the new ryzens bad by any means, but saying they beat 7700K in gaming is just wrong :)
I hope that explains the picks for the build, in addition to those parts not even being there when the build was done (the 7700K also beat all the more expensive multi-core intel parts, as they just like the new ryzen, has core-count but not the core-speed to show for)