Nice build, and awesome computer room.
Nice build man.
Nice build; are you planning to add another 970 for SLI?
I couldn't tell you on the ROG Swift 2560x1400p monitor. I can tell you that a GTX 780 runs pretty well on the non-Gysync Asus 2560x1440p monitor because I have that monitor and had a 780 which is similar performance to a 970. On some games you may need to compromise at 1440p, with two 970s you should be golden though. but lately I find myself sticking to my 1080p 144Hz Asus monitor more since I don't notice a huge difference in-game, more when using the desktop.
If you're talking about the red GPU/PSU cables I got them on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812527004 ,but I believe those particular ones only work with G2/P2 EVGA PSUs.
I have that monitor and it is awesome, not quite as sharp as my 1440p, but I don't really notice, colors are great.
Thanks; I was going for 980s initially, but NCIX screwed me (aka took my money then 30 days later told me they didn't have the cards), and looking at benchmarks sometimes the 780TIs actually beat the 980s, I'm guessing due to the bigger bus bandwidth or whatever? Anyway I'm pretty happy with the 780TIs. I kinda figured on the ROG RAIDR beforehand; however it is faster than a single SSD, looks awesome (yeah I know shame on me), and unlike a lot of other more expensive PCIE cards I didn't find much on instability and RMAs.
It is a pretty game, hasn't drawn me in like the first one though, it's a little too scattered for me, which I guess is the trade-off for more open world.
When stress testing at 4.2Ghz on all 6 cores with the Kraken X61 the 5930K maxes at 70C which is 5C cooler than my 4770K with H80i at 3.9Ghz (stock) on 4 cores.
Ok, appreciate the reply, thanks!
Well any contemporary game fps would be great, I'm thinking about building another rig for a buddy and was just wondering how it handles with that APU. I had an EVGA GTX 660 3GB FTW with an i7 960 and that could handle most games at high/very high settings depending on the game (at 1080p).
I've probably reinstalled/remodded skyrim like 70 times, it is a major PITA, sometime I need to sit down and learn how to use Mod Organizer, especially now that Gopher (gophervids on youtube) finally did a Mod Organizer installation series. MO apparently keeps the data folder clean, so if a mod screw up your game you just uncheck it and drive on.
Okay, thanks for the info!
It would be very interesting to see some game benchmarks with this, interesting build.
Skyrim is my favorite game overall, though I really enjoyed Morrowind and Oblivion as well. Pretty excited for Star Citizen myself since I loved Wing Commander: Prophecy. But yeah modded Skyrim is the most hardware ballcrushing game I run hands down.
Well specifically for Skyrim at 1440p or 1080p with an ENB like K ENB, I'd say 2 R9 290Xs or 780TIs are necessary. But I agree with you on most other games as far as overkill. I also have an Oculus Rift SDK2, which I'm still trying to figure out, but I wanted to make sure I maintained the highest FPS possible with the refresh limitation to avoid nausea with the OR.
Very nice. How does that GTX 780 6GB do on 3 monitors? Or are you planning on adding a second card down the line?
Very Nice, love the Empire theme on the case.
Very true, I had wanted to try getting GTX 780 6GBx2, but those were all sold out or ridiculous ($999) prices. My main concern was VRAM at 1440p; specifically for modded skyrim with ENB; however, from what I am seeing throwing 4GB of VRAM with 2xR9 290Xs is not quite (it's close) as smooth as throwing 3GB 780Tis at Skyrim with ENB. Same for Shadow of Mordor Ultra at 4K resolution. Last fall I had just upgraded from a GTX 260 1.792GB at 1600x900 to an EVGA GTX 660 3GB at 1920x1080, but once I found out about ENBs 660 didn't cut it and a single MSI GTX 780 3GB didn't cut it when I got a 1440p screen. On the processor front though yesterday's Dukes are still about as good for gaming as today's kings.
Ok set the prices on the parts I had laying around to $0 so I'm not confusing people.
Ok, thank you much.
Thank you very much sir.
SLI brige from mobo is what I am using, but I had wanted to use that cool nvidia bridge and the short one was the only one left. 780Ti actually beats the 980 in some games http://i1.wp.com/alienbabeltech.com/main/wp-content/uploads/Untitled-18.jpg. Also initially I had ordered GTX 980s through NCIX and then like 30 days later they told me they were out but would replace the reference order with STRIX 980s; however they didn't know when they would get them in. At that point I was fairly po'd for them waiting like a month to tell me and GTX 980 prices were skyrocketing or cards were unavailable anyway, plus I really loved the look of the MATRIX cards compared to the horrible looking STRIX cards and performance difference was negligible, so I went with the 780TIs.
For me it's more of a personal preference thing, I really didn't like the android on a screen vibe of Windows 8 when it came out, but I'm sure it's not that bad once you get used to it or mod it; however, I just love Windows 7 because it's more old school I guess (well as old school as you can get without proper DOS). Sounds like DX12 for Windows 7 might be a no-go though, so something to keep in mind.
Bios settings are whatever default is, I'm not overclocking the 4770K with such high stock temps.
Yes it is set up right, the NZXT Kraken X61 is way way better than the H80i for cooling on my 5930K. During stress testing the 5930K stays about 5C cooler at 4.2Ghz (continuous turbo) on 6 cores than the 4770K does at stock 3.9Ghz turbo on 4 cores.
because I had it left over from upgrading my computer, so it actually saved me money.
How is that R7 260X? My brother needs a computer and that's within his price range is why I ask. Congrats on your build.
lol, thanks, a lot cheaper though.
Thanks, though I do swing over to the dark side once in a while for Madden NFL.
I do a lot of ripping for personal use since I spend a lot of time away from home in places where there aren't great quality movies, so that eats up some time which I would rather not be spending on my gaming laptop. Also my intent was to have the 144Hz computer for the OR (someday when I actually get it working), for the high refresh rate, while using the other for 1440p gaming. Plus I always like to have a PACE plan in case something goes down.
PACE Plan follows:
Gaming Rig #3
Origin 15 laptop
Processor: i7 4900MQ
GPU: GTX 880M 8GB
RAM: 16GB 1600Mhz
Drives: 250GB SSD, 750GB 7200RPM HDD
Gaming Rig #4
Alienware 14 laptop
Processor: i7 4700MQ
RAM: 8GB 1600Mhz
GPU: GTX 760M 2GB
Drives: 80GB SSD, 750GB 5400 RPM HDD
Contingency: M11x with GT335M 1GB
Emergency 1: Dell XPS 2.2 GHZ core duo 2xGTX 8800 512mb SLI.
Emergency 2: Sager laptop i7 processor 512mb gpu.
Emergency 3: Xbox One
Last line of defense: AMD Athlon 1.25GHz, 1.5 GB DDR2 RAM, 128MB nvidia fx gpu
Other: N64, Xbox, Gamecube, Wii, Xbox 360, Sega Gamegear, PSP, Nintendo Gameboy Advanced
I don't overclock much since I've done it before and the difference for me was negligible for a lot of risk vis-a-vis GPUs, but the 290Xs are heavy duty. For the 780Tis in my other build the temps when I used the short SLI bridge was 95C for the top card, with the 3 way bridge it maxes at 85C running firestrike and gaming all day. Ironically my R9 290Xs chug along at 95C like it's nobody's business.
On CPU was thinking of the other build I was typing up, but SSD price is right, I got it at Best Buy a while back and with taxes that's the price I paid.