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Gaming PC primarily, quite liking it.

Do plan on going dual monitor in the future though. I prefer the aspect ratio of the 24" screens to the 27", but it leaves me with a little less screen real estate. Do not have the extra 780 in this PC at the moment, thinking about adding it when I go dual monitor.

Currently I've put the 780 in my downstairs PC so I can move it and stick an old 280 in there, you guys think this will be needed?

Quite happy with the Kraken too, can run some pretty sick volts through the 4770k without issues even at high load:

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2864023

*EDIT: Uploaded a few pictures of the build with the peripherals as people requested, and screenshot with GPU-Z/CPU-Z for OC's and HW spec.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

I really dislike how you position the cooler

Other than that nice buid!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Same. Not sure of the orientation of the fans, but this is a really bad place for a radiator.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree. it looks so nice (granted, we could use a few more pictures to reflect the contents of the parts list), but that Kraken cooler would've been more practically mounted at the rear as an exhaust

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually usually I'd have placed it on top as an out take, but the 200mm fan on top won't fit on the bottom and I disliked the idea of chucking the fan :)

The case is however off the ground, and air flow is sufficient for temperature increase inside the case to be negligible.

Plus there's possibly (marginal) benefit to drawing cool air from outside the case straight over the radiator anyway.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i understand wanting full utilization of what you've bought, but personally i would keep the 200mm fan as a spare in case one of the other 200mm case fans fails. then i'd mount the CPU cooler on top.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

In practicality, from a performance point of view, there is no real benefit. Some also argue that drawing cool air from outside the case over the radiator is better, however personally I doubt there's a tangible gain in temps.

If I were to move it the only reason would be so the NZXT logo is facing the right way :P

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Quite nice build, maybe tidy up your cables if you can.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, they look a bit neater now, just had some sticking out because it was laying on my bed :P

The back is a mess of cable ties however :D

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 2 512s? The TB is ~550 USD atm.

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Perhaps it is in RAID1 for redundancy or is being used as some form of backup drive. If he has the funds and he is happy, what does it matter?

  • 76 months ago
  • 7 points

"If he has the funds and he is happy, what does it matter?" I feel like this should apply more on this site.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

AMEN!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, this site is for picking parts and then sharing them. It's not to see who can save the most money. Get what you want and build it who cares if someone overpaid.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Because plenty of people spend more than they need to to get the same performance. One drive would be fine. Spend whatever you want, but know you overpaid.

Tom's ran a benchmark on 2 ssds in raid vs 1 ssd.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Tom's Hardware is infamous for BS-ing benchmark results. That being said, you are also limited by the SATA3 bandwidth. If he wants to back items up, 2x 512GB SSDs are better than paritioning a 1TB.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That comparison is for RAID0, I also wouldn't really trust anything benchmark wise from TH. As Pacific pointed out below they're usually pretty lazy in terms of benchmarks etc.

Besides, the main advantage of having two drives is that if one dies on me I don't lose the vast majority of my work. Unfortunately some of my stuff is a little too big to constantly backup to my work's server.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed, it is actually in RAID :) I also use my PC for work, which is why I was happy to put a disproportionately large amount of money into something I wouldn't necessarily use for a pure gaming build.

In terms of the 1TB Samsung SSD drives as an alternative, it also wasn't released when I built this. This was put together a few months back, and only posted recently so I could send the spec to a friend to loosely base his build on.

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

Have you ever heard about raid?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Read my comment above.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That should keep you going for a while. Though I do think you overspent on the SSDs slightly.

How about some more pictures?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

One 60Hz monitor and a 780? Whaaaaat?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll probably buy another monitor sometime in the future, most likely a G-Sync one when there are some IPS panel models.

Will likely end up sticking the second 780 in there at the same time and getting a 144hz G-Sync. I can't see them releasing one with this aspect ratio though which is a little annoying.

I've always hated 16:9 for some reason :D

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO you could of done a whole lot better with $4800USD

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe you can now, however this was quite literally purchased the night the 4770k was released.

Also worth noting that electronic products are cheaper in the US as you do not pay tax on on-line purchases IIRC? This was bought in the UK.

  • 76 months ago
  • -2 points

Dude you shouldn't have spent more on ssds than your gpus

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

There was a reason for it :)

Not all builds are purely for gaming.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

But you don't need that much expensive storage you could have bought some 4tb drives instead for that price

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

But you don't need that much expensive storage you could have bought some 4tb drives instead for that price

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

But you don't need that much expensive storage you could have bought some 4tb drives instead for that price

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

But you don't need that much expensive storage you could have bought some 4tb drives instead for that price

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

4TB HDDs are not what I need, I have one 2TB drive for storing unimportant files and two SSDs for speed and redundancy.

This is partly built for working on, and losing x hours of work due to one SSD failing would cost me a considerable amount of money.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably not.

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