Description

I wanted a build that was fast and could be used for multiple things such as App Development, Video Editing (have kids that place sports) and of course extreme gaming. I have been very pleased with all the parts I purchased, and was able to save about 300.00 in rebates, price matchings, etc. This thermaltake case is exactly what I was hoping. It is big, roomy and hides wires very well. The modular drive bays allowed me to only put in what I need to maximize cooling. The powersupply came with flat cords that really worked out well for this case. I have many, many extra cords though! The thermaltake cooler was easy to install and came pre-greased, which I was not expecting. Lastly, there is the motherboard. Oh my gosh does this thing look cool. I wish the graphix card was not so long and hiding the lighted LED dragon. It is laid out very well with respect to running cables. It is fully loaded and comes with Bluetooth and Wireless. It also comes with a lot of apps to overclock, but the MSI command Center does not like windows 8.1, so it crashes. If I can get an update for that, I would rank this 5 stars.

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 7 points

X99S GAMING 9 Max Memory: 128GB

Helping gamers get their priorities straight

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the comments. This was a build for myself, and I found it a lot like buying a car. I just had to have the heated seats!!!. It appears that the MSI Command Center software is flaky for windows, and pending a new release. I can still do everything through a very nice BIOS interface. My next purchase is going to be a Hybrid Drive I think for storage. I only want the OS and other high priority software on the SSD. I am planning on doing another build for my son, who is very much a gamer.

As far as the PSU. I bought the 1000W, because if I wanted to SLI X3, I would need it :-). Not that I need to do SLI, but what if I did :-). Just had to have those leather seats too!!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I love that case and i actually ordered it. I then watched a review on the enthoo pro and cancelled my order and got the phanteks case.( the enthoo pro is a bad *** case don't get me wrong, sometimes I do regret not buying the core v71 though) I love the fact that you mount the hdd drives vertically in the back of the case. Nice build man.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

flip the psu

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Building a beastly rig. Thats whatcha doin.

You probably have an Uberkill (One tier above OverKill) Motherboard. Especially if its causing crashes like that. I'd talk to support immediately. You should not have to deal with crashes after spending that amount.

You probably also want a 1-2TB HDD as a near future upgrade. You'll eventually run out of space on that SSD for documents.

The case looks amazing.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

1000W was way overkill, but, as long as that PSU stays in your builds, it should cover just about everything. You could have gotten a 980 and gotten a smaller (120GB) SSD with a 1TB or HDD and still kept approx the same price range on this rig. Possibly less.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy macrel, Andy! That motherboard better come with a free 5 night cruise or sumthin, for that price! ;-) Sure it's a beast tho....nice build.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

no but it does come with a free copy of farcry 4

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the overclock on the mobo

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

totally looks like you are a PRO at building PC's. Amazing part choices. Not overkill and very good. How hard was the CPU cooler to install.