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I always envied these $2000+ rigs that get posted; so this happened...

I'm upgrading from my second build I did back in 2012 (3570k/16GB RAM/AMD 7870). Over the years, I've added SSD's, hard drives, upgraded my GPU to a 970, and a VG248QE. I had no qualms about that build, it took everything I threw at it like a champion. However, as time passed and more technology became available to the consumer, I found myself loathing for more. DDR4 ram, M.2 drives, USB C, Ultrawide monitors, 1440p gaming, I wanted it all.

At first, it was all a dream. I wanted an ultrawide monitor and I wouldn't settle for 1080p ultrawide, but I knew I needed a proper GPU to push it, and I always joked about getting a Titan X. Then, it all started about a week ago. The 1080TI went on sale for sub $1000; so I jumped on that. The day after, I was browsing r/ultrawidemasterrace and spotted a post saying that the CF791 was on sale for $639.99 USD. I crunched the numbers; calculated conversion, duties, taxes, shipping, and the total I would be paying is still SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than what I would ever be able to get in Canada. Next, the Ryzen 1700 went on sale, and the price kept plummeting as each vendor joined the sale. So now, I'm looking at motherboards along with the other components I would need to complete this build, and everything I knew I wanted was on sale, everything below the historical low according to PCPartPicker.

It was a never ending barrage of sales. To my luck, all the lowest prices were available on Newegg (last time I ordered anything from Newegg was back in 2012), and on top of that, I was able to get 3.25% rebate from GreatCanadianRebates ($48)!!

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

WARNING! Feature incoming! +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Now us $2000+ rig owners will envy you.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Next upgrade: Chair

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I found myself loathing for more. DDR4 ram, M.2 drives, USB C, Ultrawide monitors, 1440p gaming, I wanted it all.

Me too!!!! +1

and I wanted now

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the monitor? +1 for team AMD

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

If only I had waited for Ryzen :(

I could really use those extra cores/threads... I'm stuck with a 6700

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you speak to how you setup the case fans? I'll be using the same case for a build soon.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Let me guess: OS on the Intel SSD, work on the Samsung 960 EVO SSD, games on the 850 EVO SSD, and the rest in the HDD?

1+

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Photo's Bro Holy *€@#, Really damn bro. +100000. Enjoy it. WELCOME TO THE PCMASTERRACE MAY YOUR FRAMES BE HIGH AND TEMPS ME LOW. Question: What speakers are you using?.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful pictures mate.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Bought the same monitor for my wife! Now questioning why I spent 1300 on the rog swift lol... kidding. Anyways, nice build and nice pictures, now you just need some nice sleeved cables to boot! +5

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the EXACT combo I was going to build ( crosshair VI / Ryzen 1700 / Gskill z RGB ddr4 3200 ) I have seen people complaining about the ram not giving its full power however these problems were usually from months ago. So my question is, have you had any issues with that ram / CPU / mobo set up? I have all those items in my shopping cart waiting for cybermonday / black Friday haha

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Please identify the red box with big silver dial and a girthy wire sticking out that is located under the monitor, to the right of the timekeeping device.

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