Description

This was a piecemeal build, done a few parts here and there over time. This parts list was put together after the fact.

Not everything in the list matches exactly what I'm using, but is very close. Specifically, the PSU, Monitor, and keyboard are not precise matches for what I have.

Had one small problem with the video cards running very hot. Reseated the heatsinks with new thermal compound and it was all good.

Some people who see this may know me by the name "Xjph"

New front view uploaded, now with fewer fingerprints!

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Comments

  • 87 months ago
  • 3 points

you rich *******~~ lol

I'm so jealous =P

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Your system is pretty nice too. Much more reasonable, I would say. ;)

  • 87 months ago
  • 3 points

I see you like Dr. Who.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

i like the doctor who usb hub

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I think thats the best part :)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks very nice. What the hell are you using it for? haha Also, wipe them fingerprints off. :P

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly gaming, some video streaming/capture/editing. Various BOINC distributed computing projects.

I'll see about uploading a fingerprint-less front view this evening. :D

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Monster box, very cool.

Put a UPS, w/battery, in between that rig and our wonderful power grid ;-)

Have fun.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Fist off thats is one epic build! But why not a 690?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Availability at time of purchase, mostly. When I bought the video cards in June the Zotac AMP! edition was the only GTX680 I could find anywhere, and the 690 was just straight up not available.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO, the 690 is more of a luxury product, it's more of a bragging right as opposed to a practical solution. I would much prefer two 680's over a 690 because when you buy one, you take the risk of having one part screw up and destroy the whole card, but with 680's, one card burns out and you still have a fully functioning system.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE. but why 1.5TB and another 3TB? are they in RAID? Had them laying around? Special deal? Also with that budget I would consider getting a second monitor.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

As mentioned in the description, it was piecemeal over time, not all at once. That's why the drives are mismatched (and of different brands/models). I just bought more as I filled them.

As for the second monitor, I would like to, but my desk can't comfortably accommodate a second 27" screen.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

fair enough.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in love with your case.... Is that weird? :)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

In that case you should really look at the Corsair 900D. ;)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Ik just waiting for it to come out if i have the moneys

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I am so jelly...

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy crap on a cracker, thats one fancy build.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

What in the hell are u doing with 32 GB of ram? Other wise very very very very nice build. And do you only have one monitor?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly just going needlessly overboard. Sometimes I set up a 24GB RAM drive and run things entirely from memory. Really, in light of the cost for the rest, the excessive RAM was trivial.

I only have one monitor proper, a Dell U2711, not the Asus listed in my build, but the Dell wasn't listed for me to choose from, so I just picked something that approximated the specs and price that I paid. I also have a 42" HDTV that's close enough to be connected via HDMI and is sometimes used as a secondary.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh that makes sense. Well i hope you enjoy much nicer then what i will ever be able to build for a while.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, the only con I can see is the price tag. ;)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow...

Very nice machine.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

holy mother of gaming builds

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man :D How is the blackwidow 2013? I've been trying to decide whether to get that, or wait for the corsair K95.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't actually have the Blackwidow, I just picked it as it approximate's the price of my Das Keyboard Ultimate, but for some reason couldn't pick that one from the list.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, okay. How's that keyboard?

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it!

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice monster!

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

holy cow, what's all that RAM for? check out mine :)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Addressed above; Intentional overkill/RAM disk.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Might as well go down to 8gb ram and 1 gpu card. For a single monitor (even running at that nice 2500x1440 res), you wont notice any difference. Its almost like you lit up $500 and set the ashes inside your case. O and your case is unwieldy and oversized too since your not using it for the intended watercooling setup.

P.S. Can I haz some monies? You r rich!

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I still experience drops below 60fps in some (not many) games at 2560x1440. I hope you're not one of those people who doesn't believe the eye can see more than 24fps...

As for the case, I disagree. I chose it because I think it looks amazing, not because of potential water cooling.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

24fps, no that's too low. Need to be at least above 40-45 and 60 is absolute perfection.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of an old post but whatever. The eyes actually can't see more than 40 fps. With the average being around 30-35. The reason 60 fps looks so much smoother, is because your eyes will capture less in-between-frames. Same applies to 120 fps. There's an easy way to test this, though you'll need a highspeed camera. But iI'm sure there's programs which will achieve the same results. Any way, take a fan, and measure how many blades can pass in a second before you start seeing it as if it spins the other direction. There's your eye's, or should I say brain's, fps. :-)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Complete bunk.

As for a fan appearing to spin backwards, that actually has nothing at all to do with the "fps" of your eyes and everything to do with the flicker of fluorescent lighting. :P Do the same experiment outside and it will never appear to spin backward.

  • 82 months ago
  • -1 points

Uhhh, yes it does? Ever looked at a car's wheels on the highway? Or helicopter blades? The reason why it seems to happen sooner in fluorescent light (or any artificial light) is because your eyes can focus on the single object more, creating a more clearer image of the object each time your brain processes an image. Whereas outside, where there are lots of other things to process (you can't process more than 4 objects just FYI, the rest is all just filled in by the brain) you receive a more blurred image of the fan blades.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

The stroboscopic effect under continuous illumination causes undulating interference patterns which may move in different directions. It will never appear as if the object is solidly spinning backward. Also, the theory that this is caused by some inherent "frame rate" in the eye is largely unsupported.

The actual "frame rate" of the eye, that is the speed at which you could flash images past the eye and have them be perceived as fluid motion or just a series of still images, is actually wildly variable based on a number of environmental factors and the content of the images. Generally the brighter the image, the faster the content is "moving", and the more of the field of vision it takes up, the higher the frame rate required to make it look smooth will be.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

over priced optical drive

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the intel cooler doing the job? It seems to be a good choice for a cooler and I was wondering if it would be a good choice to get.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

P. S. I love your build :-D

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems “bigger on the inside than on the outside” :-)

I think I'll repaint my Corsair Obsidian 800D Tardis Blue!

Very nice!!!