Description

I've been wanting to post my pc to this site for a long time but wanted to wait until I was finished with a major upgrade. It's been too long for me saving up and planning it out so I'm posting it now and will post the updated version when I finally get it. I know the pictures are bad I didn't bring any of my equipment with me when I moved to college months ago due to space constraints. The reason for the naming is I love that era and name all my pc's after it to tell which one has what hardware etc.

I game very heavily and wanted to upgrade from a previous FX-6300, GTX 650 ti 2GB to something that could actually play 2k 144hz max settings without having a stroke every time anything more than a mouse moved across screen. I also wanted to overkill every single thing I possible could.

CPU - I wanted to overkill everything but I wanted the best performance for gaming so I decided on z170 instead of x99. The 6700k was overclocked to 4.8Ghz stable but I was reading different voltages across several different software and the bios read something else which made me uncertain about leaving it their. (it was in a different mobo which was trash)

GPU - Currently at one 1080 FTW I have another one being shipped right now for its upgrade and I have a 1070 FTW I might try and squeeze in as PhysX) Nothing much more I can do to overkill other than a titan but I do have a budget since I'm 18.

Mobo - I like orange, I wanted three m.2 for raid 0, it's quality is amazing. The board is virtually extinct however and I had to pay a premium just to get a new one, a big premium of 200 USD at the time. (The motherboard doesn't have a price on pcpartpicker cause its extinct now I so did a custom part to reflect the exact price I paid)

Memory - 64GB, orange, that's it.

M.2 - Three 950 pros in raid 0 giving a total of 1.37 TB after everything. Hate loading screens.

Case - Temporary as I'm waiting for a Case Labs case to squeeze everything in. (My excuse for skipping cable management)

PSU - it is gonna need an upgrade after running the upgrades through several wattage calculator sites theres a chance if I stress it - it wont have enough.

NIC's - I have more than 2TB of games so I built a separate NAS to store them all and didn't want to throttle the connection so I bridged the connection over all the ports.

Wireless - The apartment I'm in has 10 Mb/s Ethernet but 150 Mb/s wireless so I just ordered one of these to fix my connection.

For the upgrade it's going to be completely watercooled, the extra cards as mentioned, I'm going to remove the NAS connection and put in more storage for this and transfer it to the case labs case.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

And here I can just barely afford one M.2 while you have three...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

And now they have a 2tb M.2 Drive.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Those M.2 are so fast anyway why waste them in a raid? If life = roughly 60fps and one blink lasts for 300-400ms then the average person can blink 2 x per second. In fps that = 120. Wait, where was I going with this? Oh yeah, fast is fast why bother? +1 for the most expensive lowest GB raid I have ever seen.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I saw in some place in some far corner of the internet that had no purpose with me building this about thermal throttling. Soooo only solution is to raid them right? I mean it was worth it right?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

They do get hot and that is a possible victim of placement more then anything. But heck yeah why not. I was just thinking for the amount of money spent and the possible unperceivable speed difference you may have spent that money on a heck of a lot more fast storage. I own one of those same M.2 drives and I cant imaging it being much faster?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The rated transfer speed for those drives is 2.5 GB/s. Not. Fast. Enough.

Plus I do have plenty of extra storage its just not listed cause its a different pc or its not plugged in yet... lol

(It's not in the desc but the 64GB also can serve as a RAMDisk)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I also just saw they're releasing new 960 pros.... might needa upgrade that eventually.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah and hopefully a new magician pack compatible post install with anniversary edition Win 10.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy mother of M.2!! I believe the those loading screen may be down for the count. Someone call an ambulance!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow dude for an 18 y/o, this is a KILLER rig! Congrats! Would love to see those 950s boot windows in a video hahahaa! Sick! Enjoy it!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks but I've seen the 960's... All I need to do is work 280 more hours and I can have 3x 1TB 960s.... Or pay for college.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the build name! Love it.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty darn similar to my rig... good taste!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

With that many NICs, you could run an entire router off of a virtual machine with PCI passthrough and pfsense.

Step 1: You have a NAS

Step 2: Create a home network using pfsense

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