Yep GOT build. +1
Wow great build. Your dog looks pretty comfortable underneath the desk! Same thing happens with me
Pump noise is nearly inaudible and with any kind of music/sounds from your speakers you can't hear it at all.
I have never seen...
I was reading the specifications for this board and it appears it runs in x8 mode when in crossfire -- does that negatively impact performance?
Congrats on #2!
Rx 580 I see -- you must be mining for bitcoins
Nice build! It is always a special moment when you boot up your build for the first time and it works -- I doubt there will be any explosions if so just use liquid nitrogen.
Nice clean build +1
Lisa Su approves this build
Completely agreed. Except nvidia has a deal where it will give research scientists K40's for free.
It has been running calculations nonstop for like a year, they seem to like it. The coolers work just fine.
The group has access to a super computer when they need it. They are considering another workstation: I think it is best to wait until the arrival of Zen and Kaby lake.
They're rather similar. It's owner wouldn't have seen the difference between the two cards in 1080p gameplay. I chose to focus on reliability and lower power draw because they were more important issues.
It actually doesn't have any video outputs. Nvidia pretty much disallowed gaming.
I bought 4x16, why would installing ram in more DIMM slots be deficient?
Nice build, the rx 470 is indeed a pretty and solid card. In my build, I chose the rx 470 4gb version over the rx 480 4gb mainly due to heat and power consumption: 40 watt TDP difference. If I had chosen a larger form factor for myself I would have probably got a reference rx 480. Anyway, good job!
From your 4gb relative, + 1
I have a dual monitor setup
I predominantly game and work on a freesync 1440p monitor. My guess is it will probably do 4k. I'd highly recommend freesync and higher refresh rates over more pixels: my opinion.
The auto fan curve is pretty miserable. Meaning the card usually reaches 85C at 1070 MHz and applying an overclock with the auto fan speed would be asking for a crash. I honestly don't understand why ASUS advertised the card as being cool and silent when it's truthful advantage is powerful and cheap.
Thankfully, Asus GPU Tweak II allows you to set a manual fan curve which if you set at about 50-60% fan speed for 70-80C it keeps the card in the mid to lower 70's C. Ironically, it's also pretty quiet at those speeds.
As for overclocking: I've actually reached 1200 MHz before in some games and can keep a stable and artifact free overclock on the Witcher 3 at about 1160 MHz. When your encountering a overclock/manuel set fan curve combo you'll probably be hitting the upper 70's C. Keep in mind the voltage wasn't changed.
Could either of these ram choices work with the Supermicro motherboard?
Would these(Asus and Supermicro) boards support Ubuntu Linux as the os rather than windows?
A reviewer of the Supemicro X10DAX said that "you might have to drill SOME holes" into the case for this motherboard. If I went for the Corsair 750D would the mb still have this problem?
Thanks for the response. I definitely will choose air coolers. I looked up some SuperMicro boards and couldn't find motherboards with enough PCIE x16 slots preferably I need as many as possible 2 maybe 3 to fit all the Tesla's in without going to a full rack.
Thanks to everyone for looking at my build and making constructive points. I agree that I was/am pretty skeptical of the PSU but I've experienced zero issues so far running at about 400W, under load. When I get some more money I'll be sure to replace it.
Although, I'd like to point out the amazon website from where I bought it. Many other people have bought and used this PSU for seemingly extended amounts of time and have been impressed by it. About 211 people have reviewed it on amazon.
Here's the url:
Well I guess there is really nothing to fault in that
It's just a bit strange considering the Sapphire 390x has been released now for weeks
So the fury will have a similar delay?
Completely agree... Bad clarification on my part
I definitely understand that. In my opinion multi-threading is undoubtedly the way of the future. So I would just skip the i5 even though they are great cpu's. You won't see much of a difference between the xeon and the i7. There is an argument that he xeon may last longer because it is technically made to be on 24/7. The i7 has overclocking though giving you a tiny bit more performance. In the end both will work great. If spending 100$ more isn't a problem and more reassuring just get the i7-4790k. It won't disappoint.
Usually when your spending a lot the cpu is almost a complementary touch(going higher than 200ish$). It depends if you are just gaming or also doing something such as 3D modeling. If you are only gaming get the i5 4690k. If you are doing something more cpu intensive where extra threads will come in handy get the Xeon e3 1231 v3(it will also game equivalently). Multi threaded cpus seem to do much better with dx12(future proofing) although you give up overclocking for this in the xeon. If you want the best with overclocking and which is also multi threaded then the i7-4790k is probably the way. Just try to decide if you'll actually be using those extra features.
Also don't just consider those two there's a lot more in the market than just them that could be basically equivalent in performance for no extra cost.
Get the i7-4790k. You will see much better performance in your games putting that saved money into a Gpu.
Xeons aren't meant for gaming but can be practical for it and sometimes a very decent buy.
Here's the E3-1231 V3. It's 209$ at micro center if that apply's to you.
I have that very motherboard and I am very impressed by the bios and love the aesthetic look(we all know it matters). You will not be let down by it. If you are looking at the Asus H97 PLUS this is a very cheap upgrade and worth the price.
Good point. Literally here's a point.
Either will do. If he runs into vram problems in a year or two an sli setup will fix the problem. 8gb is superfluous for 1080p now not to say the 390 isn't worth it just there is really way to much vram. There is no reason to buy an sli supported mobo if you don't plan on utilizing it.
Microcenter has really great prices for cpu's. The xeon is 209 at microcenter and you'll be able to get a much cheaper cpu cooler saving you at least 100$ all and all.
In truth I don't know what to really recommend sadly it's a time for google. There are some questions though. First of all do you want a g-sync monitor? If so the price goes up but from what I have read(never had a g sync monitor before) there is nice fps stabilization as a result. It's probably going to cost you 400-500 hopefully less in October. Don't forget AMD could still be an option if you change your build some. Freesync I think is a better deal than gsync.
There are two options. 1440p and 1080p.Chose which one you think is worth it and go with a high refresh rate(my opinion). Gtx 970 will be nice in both, definitely playable, then two will perform perfectly.The Gtx 980 will be somewhat better than one 970 (get this if you want to game the best when you get your system built). Chose your monitor with g-sync or not than later down the road when the single 970 gets slow get another for imporved game play. If you think the fps is to slow for the 970 in the article below get a gtx 980. Or simply buy two 970's in October and no wait but more pricey.
Benchmards for gtx 970:
First of all nice build. I'd recommend the gtx 970.
My logic: In your build you have a 1080p 60hz monitor a gtx 980 in my opinion is overkill for 1080p. You pointed out you wanted your PC to do well in the long run(although god knows what may happen in five years I mean there could be an apocalypse). You have an sli capable mobo and a 750w psu if you want the extra performance in 1-2 years pop on another 970 for sli. Your build would perfectly fit it and directx12 will more than likely be more friendly to sli then it is now. See how it feels with just the one 970 though and if you really need another. Plus in 1-2 years another 970 will cost less probably hitting the cost buying one 980 right now(around it at least).
Also I'd recommend dropping that cpu down to a Intel Xeon E3-1231v3 research it a little bit. It is a 100 dollars cheaper and then you could put that money into a better monitor with higher hz(you can get a cheaper cpu cooler as well). You'd need a monitor that could cover all bases something that would do the job for a gtx 970 and then work beautifully with two. It's your preference for what monitor you want but I would get a high refresh rate 1440p(4k is not viable) it will be more expensive but monitors do very much matter. Do you have a decent monitor you could use in the interim(maybe 1080p or something)? Then later buy the 970 and nicer monitor?
Do you want to wait as well? If you don't maybe buy the gtx 980 and a nicer monitor (maybe not a 1440p with such a high refresh rate) with savings from the cpu and cpu cooler.
You'd have to change your build around a bit but don't rule our AMD. The decision is yours.
The i5 4690k is the best buy in relation to the i7 4790k for you. Put an extra 100 into a better gpu.
The comparison there I think is pretty obvious but there are more cpu's to choose from then just those two. Do some future-proofing for yourself and still consider hyper threading and a multi threaded cpu an option. Directx 12 has shown massive improvements from using multi threaded cpu's. Especially with windows 10 just about to come out it's a good idea to be covered on all fronts.
Take some time to look at the Intel Xeon E3-1231v3. Superbizz has a promo code on it that brings it down to the price of the i5 4690k. It's a quad core with 8 threads(and naturally hyperthreading). Now it can't be overclocked but it still runs at 3.8ghz(turbo) and you will save money not needing to buy a cpu cooling system to match performance with the xeon through overclocking. Also you wouldn't need an overclock-able mobo thus bringing the price down again. It also doesn't have an iGPU so you'd need a expansion card which I'm sure you're buying anyway to play GTA V. Nothing is ever black and white in this market.
Either one you'll buy now there will be relatively little change in game play at most 5-10% difference. But I'd highly recommend checking out the xeon for a similar price with the benefits of hyper threading for the future.
Let's say I were to game with this ultra refresh rate monitor at 1440p:
Would you really see the difference between the two cards? I didn't see the specs of the monitor they were using in the article but would that extra fps really improve the game play given the high refresh rate.
Here's my current system without gpu (psu is not on pcpartpicker):
I just wanted to point out a GPU that was very similar to the fury. AKA with DirectCU III for example and made by Asus. Then it's a little more fairer to compare.
I guess it really is just the price/performance difference that throws me off. The 390x runs at 90% of the performance of a fury for 70% of the price. Now I know a stepping stone between them could be the gtx 980 but at stock the 390x is the same or beats it so in that case I'd just buy the fury.
The Asus Strix Radeon R9 390X is aesthetically similar to the fury. But I can't find it selling anywhere. Anyone know a link?
Here 's a review of it: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2947294/components-graphics/asus-strix-radeon-r9-390x-review-keeping-up-with-the-high-performing-joneses.html?page=3
Thank god they fixed this issue. So when should I buy the fury x to get the revised model?