Description

Build Goal

My goal for this build was to have a home theater with a gaming computer connected 24/7, so I wanted it to be completely silent when idle, and quiet when gaming. This would allow the computer to be turned on while watching movies, listening to calm quiet music and for people to sleep in the room without having to turn the computer off. For the PC I also looked at how to best match it with the speakers and general setup, and also being able to use the Led's that comes with most of today's tech, but with the ability to control them and also turn them off.

Home Cinema Components

For Audio I went with a 5.1 setup consisting of Dali Rubicon speakers combined with 2x JL Audio Fathom F112 sub-woofers. For Visuals I went with a 75" UHD TV from Samsung. Since I sit fairly close to the surface the picture will be on I figured thos would be better than a projector - as well as not having to worry about switching bulbs and having low light conditions. The swivel makes me able to pull the TV 60cm out from the wall putting it flush with the speakers, and makes a perfect view-condition when watching movies or playing games - while casual viewing is good with the TV up against the wall. Only minus as I see it is that 4K TV's only are fed 60hz at the moment, so I can't have 120hz gaming from the PC on it.

Computer Build Components

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core
I decided on the Z270 platform with the 7700k simply because it seemed like the best and logic chose. I also did lots of research on 6-8 and 10 core setups, but for gaming their main benefit was more PCI Lanes, which - I didn't see the need for. The reason is that when two 1080 Ti's are working in SLI I already have the power I need for 60Fps 4K Gaming, where as when I have to disable SLI and rely on one card in games that does not support SLI, the extra Lanes won't really benefit me, and these are the moments I need the extra ompf from the computer - which the Cpu then will help with as it is clocked higher.

Cpu Cooler: be quiet: Dark Rock Pro 3
I looked at several reviews and benchmarks and found that Dark Rock Pro 3 is just slightly beaten in performance by the same sized Noctua - but the Dark Rock Pro 3 is a tiny bit more quiet, and looks hell of a lot better with the setup, so it was a simple choice for me. I was worried that the huge heatsink would be touching GPU1, as my predictions calculated 4mm clearance - and that's not counting the pin from the fan - but I figured that if the main parts isnt touching I will be able to solve the rest. As it ended up I indeed have the fan-pin touching the back-plate of the Gpu1, so I've got both pins covered in a small piece of tape just in case. The SLI bridge is also super-close to touching the Dark Rock Pro 3, but luckily it's corners are cut, and thus clears it with about 1mm.

Motherboard: MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium
I was torn between Asus and Msi really, as both have a RGB-system that syncs well with the case I chose.. For a long time I had Asus Strix GPU's and Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex on the list (because I wanted to have that extra slot of space between the GPU's) but the Apex uses two of the Ram-slots for a vertical board which you mount m.2 drives to. First of this means I would have to either change CPU cooler or run it without the front fan - as it hovers over these ram-slots - and it also means you directly block airflow going from the front fans to the CPU with something I'd say is a poorly decided place to introduce a slot-card for m.2's. This then lead to me having to look for the best alternative, which was the Gaming Titanium combined with Msi Gaming X Gpu's. This board has RGB Led strip out, and is well equipped for gaming.

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666
I went with the fastest low profile chips I could find allowing 2x16GB without having to over-volt. I was unsure of going with 2 or 4x 16GB - but reading that there is no performance boost having 4 sticks (actually a theoretical performance loss from more handling by the Ram controller) and the fact that I don't see myself maxing 32GB or Ram while Gaming - caused me to go with only two sticks this time around. I was looking at Led alternatives, but RGB memory has a huge premium price so far - and they also seem to not be available in all the speeds you might want them in.

Storage: 2x Samsung 960 Evo 1TB M.2 + 1x Crucial MX300 1.1TB SSD Sata
I didn't want any HDD in this build as they introduce noise in the system (as well as might suffer when placed right next to a powerful subwoofer). So I went with 2 M.2's so I could have one for the OS and apps, and then the other one for Games only. In addition I like using Shadowplay for recording all the time in the background so I can at any time store the last few minutes of game-play if epic moments appear - so this called for a third SSD which didn't need to be the same speed as the two first. The Crucial MX300 was perfect for that job.

GPU: 2Way SLI MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming X
The main reason I've waited as long as I did with this build was the 1080 Ti's. I knew even before the 1080's went live that those were the ones I wanted - and I felt they were going to be the first cards that could actually pull off 4K 60Fps gaming in Ultra in most titles. For the particular cards I went with these since they have very beefy heat pipes allowing the cards to turn off the fans at idle, and still run rather quiet while gaming. And they also go well with the Msi Led-setup as they can be controlled through the same App from MSI.

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Black
The primary concern with picking case was airflow. It had to have excellent airflow and cable management solutions, to allow me to ramp down fans as much as possible to make a completely silent computer when idle. My old Cooler Master Silencio is super-loud as it has horrible airflow, but rather try to keep the noise down by trying to block it inside the case. I've learned that the right way to make things quiet is to ensure good airflow to stop the noise from happening in the first place.

Power Supply: Corsair HX1200i
My previous PSU was a Corsair, and I was very happy with it, and it also have silent operation with fans off when not working too hard. This combined with the fact that most Psu's are most happy when at medium load, as well as PSU effeciency going down over a few years, I found the 1200W to be a good choice.

Thoughts on the build

I'm very pleased with the build. It is completely silent when idle - I can't hear a single thing even if I put my head up against the shiny plexi glass. At first boot it was emitting some sound, but a quick jump into the Bios to set up some custom fan-profiles solved this. I ended up around 450 RPM (PWM) on the Case Fans and 500 RPM (DC) on the CPU Fans when idle. this keeps both Gpu's and the Cpu at 50°C. The led's can be controlled separately within the MSI software, and can easily be turned off or toned down - so I'm also very happy with that. For gaming, this thing hits that golden mark I've been hoping for, I can run all the new games I play in 4K on Ultra and maintain 60FPS. Temporal Anti Aliasing should be switched to any of the other AA modes as SLI does not like the TA, but that's really not a loss. I play Wildlands and Witcher 3 (Hairworks off) and get 60-70Fps from the Gpu's so staying above the TV Hz - both these games support SLI well. For Battlefield 1 I run single-card but also plays above 60Fps at Ultra all the time. I did notice a strange sloppyness during my testing, but I read forums suggesting my problem could come from Teamviewer which I happened to have active between my two gaming-rigs, and closing down Teamviewer did indeed solve that entirely.

If you have in mind building a Silent 4k gaming rig (quiet while gaming) and got some questions - just send me a message and I'll answer as best I can. I learned a lot through this site as well as the likely 100 hours I spent researching online, and would be happy to help others who are looking to build something similar. As for the price the PC alone, it was a little above 5000$, but things are usually a bit pricey here in Norway compared to say the US, so depending on where you are the price for such a rig can vary.

Edit 23.09.2018

I've done a few upgrades on the 4K Home Cinema Setup, I needed more storage, but seeing as SSD storage is expensive (as well as not too large yet) I decided to get two NAS's to help out which is located in other rooms where they do not disturb. I chose Synology for this and went with a 8 bay for storage, as well as a 2 bay for backup of those important files. I got 11 Seagate Ironwolf disks to total out at 80TB of storage, 16TB of backup as well as 1 drive for hot-swap backup if (when) one drive fails. I also got a Steelseries Siberia 800 to be able to game late nights when everyone else might be sleeping without disturbing anyone. I also added a 2TB Crucial SSD internal to have some more quick storage on board :)

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 183 points

You sir

Have taken the title for the

Most Expensive Build on PCPP!!

Awesome build man, what a beast of a computer you got there!! +30174.00

  • 25 months ago
  • 55 points

Correct, but incorrect. That title (occasionally) would go to someone's build that keeps glitching Amazon shipping to $1 million. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • 24 months ago
  • 77 points

You dropped this \

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

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  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

I had a $50000 PC before starting a new part list. :|

  • 4 months ago
  • 8 points

I just want someone to build the PC that I made that is over 100k dollars lol. This dude must be Elon Musk getting a pc like this though.

  • 4 months ago
  • 6 points

dude agreed like i just spent all my money building a pc, and monitor. It was total like 650 dollars.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

all you need to do is post every single part and say 'purchased' when all you have is a $100 laptop

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Elon Musk Pc= 10 Threadripper 2990wx equivalent processor.

  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

the pc is only like 3,000 but the other stuff is expensive.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I was looking over all the PC parts and kept thinking "why the hell is this $30k???" Then I saw all the "custom" parts that are rather independent of the PC...

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

wow

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

but can it run widows xp

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

But can it run minesweeper?

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

But can it run windows explorer at 1 FPS 144p?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

notanymero

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s 18 months later and it went up 6k lol!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Actually this is not the most expensive build, because the 11 8TB drives that he has in the part list are not in the build. this is proven because he says he didn't want any HDD in the build.

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

I have a 100000$ part list saved on my profile. You can check it out.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NZZVV6

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

switch out the GV-100 for RTX 8000

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

GV100 costs more than the RTX 8000

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

No crap

  • 19 months ago
  • -1 points
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  • 25 months ago
  • 26 points

LOL add house cost and Utilities too please

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  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

lol.... we get the point!

but is it seriously that big of a deal?

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a pretty sweet sink though.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 10 points

UHM... BTW the average cost of raising a child is $650,000 soooo...... ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • 23 months ago
  • 9 points

This is why you shouldn't have children.

  • 18 months ago
  • 5 points

just buy 21 and a half of these and you are spending the same amount!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

No, according to Google's sources (time.com/money/4629700/child-raising-cost-department-of-agriculture-report/) it's only $233,610. You don't need to exaggerate it that much.

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Buy lambo. koff koff

  • 14 months ago
  • -1 points

There is no way it cost that much

  • 14 months ago
  • -1 points

@DontLookAtMyName, You dropped this -----> \ You dropped your arm.............. LAUGH hooverDAM IT.

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

That seems a bit low of an estimate...

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  • 24 months ago
  • -2 points

how do you make the letters bigger is it MAGIC! how though

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  • 23 months ago
  • 30 points

Can it run Minecraft at 480p though?

  • 19 months ago
  • 16 points

but can it run crysis?

  • 15 months ago
  • 5 points

can it run minesweeper

  • 7 months ago
  • 21 points

can it fix my parents divorce

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm sure In one way or another It could

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

maybe if you sell it

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  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

LMAO

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

can it hit the dab like wiz khalifa

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

can it run windows xp

  • 25 months ago
  • 29 points

Ima go sell all my organs, I'll be back in a few.

  • 25 months ago
  • 18 points

Just your organs? why not your freedom as an individual?

  • 25 months ago
  • 18 points

Then I couldn't buy it, cause I'd be a slave.

  • 18 months ago
  • 13 points

I just imagine a blob playing CS:GO in between the blocks hahaha

  • 25 months ago
  • 19 points

This build is a

BEAST!

It needs some custom cables to complete it. Beautiful. +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

I don't know anyone doing custom cables up here by Norway - and shipment from the US would both take a long time, as well as cost more than I see benefit from custom ones - I actually like that all the cables are all black as it does not interfere with the chosen lighting from the RGB (like the Gaming X red-shrouds does) - and then it's just the slicker look and custom lengths left to benefit so I chose not to do the custom ones. I know they are quite popular for many though :D

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

are u from norway? me to :D kult! how do u afford a computer like this? im saving up for my "gaming pc" https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZZ7znn (dont think i can call it a pc after seing what u builded) but i can not understand how people can buy as expensive computers as u build! i love your computer!!! now i just need to save up the 2500 bucks for my computer xD gonna take ages, u must have like the best job to afford your pc. and im only 14 and cant even get a job xD i love people like you how they can build so expensive computers, im in love with computers :D

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

btw, the computer list has some compatibility issues, sooo... might wanna fix those before buying all the parts and realizing they don't match.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Well anyways, the parts will probably be outdated by the time you get them.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

as soon as you are 30 years old and work 38 hours a week, 2500 bucks wont seem farfethed at all anymore _^

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Just in case you ever decide to get custom cables, this ppl are located in Iceland and IMO, they make the best cables (also more expensive but that shouldn't be an issue.)

https://www.icemodz.eu/

https://www.icemodz.eu/sleevetool/

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't take the time to read the announcement. They usually stop taking orders every now and then when they are full as they do everything manually. It seems they have stop taking orders indefinitely. Good to know. :)

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Custom water cooling that runs through your houses piping.

  • 25 months ago
  • 18 points

Adopt me.

  • 24 months ago
  • 9 points

Please own me.

  • 25 months ago
  • 11 points

Do you realise you can buy a car with this budget?

  • 25 months ago
  • 18 points

Though, what fun would that be? :) I'm not a car enthusiast :) but I love good picture, sound and gaming :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

you should have gotten a corsair lapdog FYI

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

As I prefer Roccat mouse and keyboards that would not make much sense for me, and the Couchmaster does the very same job with whatever keyboard/mouse combo I'd ever would want to throw at it :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 6 points

He's Norwegian, I don't believe money was any issue. He probably has a Tesla anyways.

Love from Sweden

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

As a Dane, I have to side with you on this one! hahaha

  • 24 months ago
  • 8 points

Tf2 on low, 480p. What is your fps?

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Sorry, don't have Team Fortress 2 :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Its free on steam though. Im using tf2 because it is notoriously known for being able to be played on any thing, so i want to see how many frames you can get with your monster of a rig on all low settings. For fun

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

My pc can't run tf2 it has a core i5 4202Y and 4 GB of ram and it cant run even Webkinz.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 6 points

what do you do for living?

  • 22 months ago
  • 6 points

good thing you did not go overboard or anything

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

why

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

You forgot to include the "Ask About My E-Peen" shirt $14.99 (Purchased).

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  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

My Nissan 370Z cost me less than this..

  • 24 months ago
  • 6 points

88500 USD is what that car cost in Norway - to give perspective of the price differences.. (and that's the clean starting-price)

  • 16 months ago
  • 4 points

this guy spent more money on customs than all the money i have ever gotten in my life

  • 15 months ago
  • 4 points

GPU cost more than my pc

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Great job bud. Thats one hell of a home theater setup. I will definitely be getting one of those couchmasters!

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

They come in setups for wired or wireless mouse/keyboard - I went with the one for wired since that will also work fine with wireless of course. Also here I could chose with or without the 5m USB Dongle - which I did, and it's very useful if you go for wired solution. The last few days I've actually ended up not using the two side-thingies and just rested the board on my legs - as it takes less space, is quicker to move around and I somehow like the low setup a bit. If one use a armchair for gaming one can actually just rest the plate between the arms - but I see the middle seat is a nice snugly double-seater, so legs or the side-thingies would be the way to go :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

That's my problem though. I like cars on top of what you like...

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

That is one mighty HTPC, I'll tell ya. +1 :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

well at least your psu fan will never spin.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Psu might never spin, gpu fans will only spin when I play 3D-games - case fans run at 400 Rpm and Cpu fans at 500 or so.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

I think you went over budget by $174...

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Okay. I now see why some of the items on this list are so much more expensive than they are in the U.S. I just didn't read it at first.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

you should fix your cable management to be honest

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually happy with the cable management :) No custom sleeves which bends easily etc. but does not clutter up and velcroed on the back

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow fantastic build. How are those speakers? I'm assuming your an audiophile. Were they everything you hoped for?

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah I love them :), both the Dali surround and the sub's are very much to my liking. I tried the front stereo speakers at home before buying, and compared them to B&W CM10 S2 - and while I found the CM10's to be a little bit richer in the higher tones, I found the balance to be better overall on the Dali's - so thus I went with the Dali. I also think it's good to stick to the same range around all the channels - as it ensures they have a matching sound.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Hell of a build man, some serious HP in the PC and the home audio. I would have thought one of the JL's would be enough to fill a 4x4m room(guessing on dimensions).

The only thing I'd really suggest is taking care of the cabling from the TV down to the AVR. Even a white cord hider would be better. Ideally just route it through the wall.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I've done internal cabling for the rear speakers - and I'd love a whote/transparent cable for the TV - the new Samsungs come with this - however, the power cord is still black.. The issue with a cable hider is that I pull the TV 60 cm into the room - which makes the cords not long enough if they were to meet at the center then go back to where they need. I was thinking to make it internal in the wall - but since I plan on moving later down the road I didn't want to make a hole on the middle of the wall - after all I dont know if the next owner want the TV at this wall - the previous owner didn't - but I totally agree that it should be hidden.. I wish for the most part that white cables would become standard for all cabling - 90% of all walls are usually white, how many are black? For the JL one will have the power no problem - the reason I went with two is to even out these peak-frequencies - with two subs the tops and bottoms of some frequencies will be evened out by the second.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

So is it just the power that is to short? If you so can add a power extender in the wall if you wanted to. I used this in a home theater so my projector could be attached to a UPS.

I wouldn't worry too much if a future owner wouldn't like it, that is up to them to change if they buy your home. I guess you could always spray the cable white. If they make a white plasti-dip that would work as its flexible (rubber).

Normally when I have seen multi-sub installations they are typically in the front and back of the room to even out the frequencies.

Any thought to hanging absorption and diffusion panels? You have a nice audio set up but I'm not seeing any room treatments.

Hell of a setup though.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

More of the cables would be too short, but power is the worst to 'extend'. Even if it would go out mid-wall it would need 80cm+ extra slack as i often push the tv 60cm out from the wall, plus swivel it to see the tv from the dining area. Subs come with calibration setup through mic, plus I use audyssey on the Denon to solve much for the room lackings. Sure it will not be perfect, but it gets really good. One in the back would not work well with the room layout, itd simply look bad. No given setup is sure to be good with every room, with subs its often about moving and rerun the testsounds to see what the frequencies read, then move and try again, or more for this setup I did tweaking of the subs frequency settings to get a smooth as possible curve while also going as deep as they could.

For threatment there is just the curtains, blinds, carpet and sofa. I wont add bass traps or other abdorbees/diffusers as this is the common living room. I just dont find it fitting there. If I later build a room focused on media, then the room shape, setup and decoration would build more around that performance :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

But does it run crysis?

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

No, u need supercomputer to get 1fps minimum 144p. :p

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 18 months ago
  • 0 points

You watch Linus Tech Tips to use that comparison, It most likely does because there are two GTX 1080 ti's with 11gb each, along with 32gb of ram.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

seeing as SSD storage is expensive

says the one with a 36000 dollar setup

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Most expensive build on PCPP!! :D Also dope build.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Can this case fit 2 ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI???

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

I have the case and it can fit 2 strix 1080ti's although I only have 1 :( it should be able to fit 3 if u make them cuddle and sacrifice anything that's not a 16x slot!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Appreciate the response!!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure can - how things fit is more up to the motherboard and cpu-cooler-combo you pick. Most motherboards use PCI slot 2 and 5 for GPU - mine uses slot 1 and 5 for more spacing, thus GPU1 gets very close to the CPU cooler - but this is not related to case :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy balls, that's some awesome home theater setup. BTW what story is that? Quite the view out the windows.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Top floor in a two story house, but its on a hilltop, so there is a good view. Norway is generally quite hilly with lots of mountains :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you add more pics of the pc while it's running? build looks awesome and i can perfectly understand why you didnt go with watercooling.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

All the pictures (except first 9) is with the computer running. I could have done more variations of colors of course - but currently I usually have it either in that blue calm color, or with only those red lights. I don't fancy flashing rainbow colors etc. so much :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

kool, i just meant more "aesthetic" pics of the pc itself. Those internals are sick

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

why does the msi 1080ti need to read geforce gtx so large on it. This build wouldve looked so much more insane if those GPUs were a little more understated

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Though, with a few mouse clicks the Geforce Gtx-leds can be turned off, without having to turn off any of the other GPU leds :)

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The EVGA 1080Ti cards to seem to have the most obnoxious branding. And I didn't even notice the GeForce GTX logo on ASUS cards. It really does seem like Nvidia hit up a deal with all the major third party card manufacturers to advertise nvidia.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The NZXT S340 lineup of cases is one exception though lol. I think my favorite case is the Fractal Design Define C because of all the cable management options. If they put a tempered glass side panel on that case, it would be perfect. My favorite Z270 board right now is probably the ASUS Maximus IX Formula. Although it does have all the RGB stuff, you could create a very understated/mean look by setting all the lights to a single static color.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

damn! thats an expensive pc! and it looks good too! wow!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I knew something was up when I saw $30k as the max build in completed builds......... I thought prices went up for something... nope I was wrong.

Because you SIR have just TAKEN #1 for MOST expensive Build on PCPP

congrats....

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Pic 6: how close I am to losing it over this build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

You be like: "Whats real life? Go out who?". Or atleast id be like that if i had those thingys

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think that the Denon receiver is up to the task of driving your speaker system? Just curious because those speakers seem like they could last a lifetime and I'm guessing you'll eventually want to upgrade to separate amplifier(s). I'm also curios why you didn't opt for Rubicon lcr's or 1's for your surround and Auros channels over the larger floorstanders. Do you enjoy multi-channeI music? I also know that HT ergonomics can be rough in a living room, but I would try to get that tv up against the one windowed wall opposite the room opening. It wouldn't look as pretty but picture and sound performance would benefit. Your system really deserves a dedicated space, but I guess that's what Audessy is for, lol.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I'm very pleased with the Denon reciever for this build. I know many would go for separate amplifiers - but for this sized room I will never go up to the max the reciever outputs anyway - that would just be painful. The subwoofers are active, and I cross-over >40hz from speakers to subs - so the reciever never push it's limits. I've listened to very little multi-channel music, as they seem few and far between - but I like it. I find to benefit of the surround even at normal tv-watching. Most channels have surround sound even at normal sport - letting you hear the crowd cheer from the side speakers with the action up in front - and it adds to the experience. For gaming it's just awesome being able to hear exactly where the sounds come from, but how good it is depends much on the game being played. For the Rubicon LCR they are good if you can't fit floor standing speakers - but they can't beat the sound of Rubicon 5's. I was thinking to go with the LCR but then was visiting a friend who also had Dali - and he had changed with floor-standings and tipped me that they are better in sound, and that the ability to move them to wherever you want them placed also is a big bonus. As for the center speaker it is also better than the LCR. Now - the LCR are also good sounding, I tried it in my living room before I chose the other one - and it sounds good too, just the 5's and the vokal are both having an edge over them.

I'm well aware that the soundstage would have been better if I oriented the entire livingroom up against that side-window - but it simply would not work well for everything else.. You would have to climb over the couch to exit the home cinema space, and you would have to remove the window alltogether to be able to hold the TV there (it would anyway block it all) (As an architect I'd not want to completely mess up the room-setup) - I actually added loads of extra bearing in the wall where the TV hangs to support it, it's a wooden wall - and the TV being able to swivel and hang 60 cm out from the wall needs good support.

At a later time I might like to make a separate media-room, but for now it works very well - and it's quite nice having the setup in the one room you use the most. And luckily, Audessy does an excellent job covering up for the rooms short-commings :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the explanation. No doubt floor standers will out perform surround speakers. Thats what most muti-channel audio experts recommend for music. Its just in my setup I have a diffuse surround speakers and was just curious if they (floorstanders) were too much. Didn't realize you were able to have such extensive research and your friends recommendation would sway me as well. I have a Denon receiver that also has the fx speakers and I just don't have the setup to take advantage of them either. The Audyssey definitely earns its mettle and was a deciding factor for me as well because I also don't have a dedicated room. If the Denon's amp can keep up with the speakers impedance then there would be no need to upgrade unless you really wanted to go to a 7.2.4 setup.

Edit: I forgot to say this originally, its really awesome how your tv can come forward flush with the face of the speakers. Probably my favorite thing about your build. Oh yeah and that pc is pretty sweet too! Forgot what kind of site this was, lol.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing is a monster! Love the speaker setup and the living room is nice and clean and organized, which is a big plus!

Enjoy your 4K gaming gargantuan! +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, you rig looks nice too :) And I like the pika hiding in one of your pictures :D

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! That was made using perler beads like a year ago or so.

The build was my first ever, so I absolutely appreciate the positive feedback! Plan on eventually co-oping a build with my wife's computer with her, so that is my next project. Will be very purple.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you rate the couchmaster? I have a mix of theater chairs and a couch and I am needing a better surface than my lap.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's your primary location it's very nice. it has space for cables inside, with holes on various locations for cables. so when all is "installed" you have a single USB cable going from the Couch Master to the PC - then a hub inside where you connect keyboard and mouse. Best is to leave most of the keyboard and mouse cable then inside the Plate for minimum clutter. If you use a wired headset for night playing then you must also have extension for that. If you play with all wireless they also have a cheaper option for that without the usb-extension/hub.

If you use theater chairs with arm-rests then the plate can simply rest on the arms (unless they are too tall - but thats not common) - else for a couch the pillows that comes with it will raise the couch-master so it wont rest in your lap. Personally I've lately used it right in my lap as I like the ease of less elements as well as finding the low-profile plate rather comfortable - but I'm sure the height is up to taste really. I've noticed Roccat and some more has started to create things like this: http://www.roccat.org/nb-NO/Products/Gaming-Keyboards/Sova/ which should also be looked at. This will however mean you are locked to that keyboard.. and as I like to have my keyboard tilted at an angle, that means I'm better off with a loose keyboard which I can tilt the way I like it. I'd roll the dice to 5 for the couch master.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

the graphics cards are WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. evga has a sc2 black edition for 700 bucks, you could get 2 of those! XD

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Not here in Norway, here the price of that card comes at 1000$, and is not in stock. In general prices for all things are more expensive in Norway than most places, though income is also generally higher. So I'd be able to save 20$ by going with a card I could not control with the same software as the motherboard - which would be a bad deal as I see it. For me it was either going with MSI both for motherboard and gpus, or Asus for both - as both of these are compatible with the same lighting setup as the Case - Evga does not have that, and as far as I know they also do not have a motherboard that allows the two gpu's to be this many spaces apart. (the last point could be wrong, but I've not seen such a motherboard from them with Z270).

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

ok

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Which type of audio connection (S/PDIF or HDMI or ? ) do you use for connecting the PC to the Denon AVR ?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I' using HDMI through the reciever, which then sends the picture to the Tv, and sound to the speakers. This is the simplest, but also the best way to connect as it carries a much higher bandwidth than s/pdif, and supports higher res audio.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This doesn't count. Janus still is the most expensive actual computer.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Soooooooooooo overkill!!!!! Lol, this build is dope!!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesomeness!!!!!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, love that case man!!! I'm probs going to get that one... but in the grey, cause it looks dope!!! The one thing I would suggest, is a custom water cooling loop... You have tons of room for a sweet radiator, reservoir, and it just would have looked beautiful! You could always down the line do something like that... I was just noticing the huge empty space on the right, and thought to myself "man, a massive reservoir would look so great there.... Great job!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I was also looking at water cooling, but the fact that I wanted a completely silent idle build ruled that out. :) as I dont do any overclock it's also not neccesary, the quiet air cooling keeps up with everything perfectly :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

You somehow beat out the Stone House Studio in price... impressed +1 for the sheer cost of this setup

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The total cost of this computer, including the system, is my yearly salary....I feel poor.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing is a damn mutant. Love it +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

how's the cpu temps.?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU is 50°C at idle, 60-70°C while gaming. GPU is also 50°C at idle, bottom card 65°C and top card 70°C while playing Wildlands 4K Ultra - though in many gaming scenarios the top card will reach 80°C and the bottom card will then be 5-10°C below this.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Some of the prices are suspect. I understand you are in Norway and consumer purchasing power is different, but I also believe there are much thriftier ways to obtain 1080TI's than buying them at a $300 premium. While I'm impressed with the raw power of this build, I cannot agree with the outrageous price tag.

I have virtually the same build at $2K! That's just not right!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The graphics cards were bough from the first shop that could deliver them here in Norway, as I bought the card day 1. which is also the largest seller of pc-parts in the country. Their price for the GTX 1080 Ti MSI Gaming X is still the same '1020$'. I can't post a direct link as pcpp then deletes the comment, but it's really easy to look it up if you are that concerned about the prices put up. There are today possible to get the card for as low as 985, meaning that if I had waited for a week I could have saved 35$ per card - but when I put up the build I place the cost of the parts where I bought them, at the time that I bought them. It's rather easy to look this up yourself by going to the Norwegian websites.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

prisjakt.no shows the lowest possible price over time in Norway - (this is not a key reseller - prisjakt does not sell anything but only picks up prices from all around the country to display the cheapest) thats a good place to go if you'd like to compare those prices.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

i wish i could build a PC that costs half of the cost of the PC alone.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

All you need to do is to get rid of the gpu sag. Most Non reference cards for 1080ti have beefy coolers which leads to gpu sag. Fix the sag and it should be all good

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

you are right. though the pci slots are both "armored" and should handle it - and the sli-bridge also helps stabilise. since the top gpu already touch the fan-pin of the cpu-cooler I'm not really looking to make it get even closer.. so the small sag will stay :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Jesus,30174dollars?! I'm done with myself

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

30k pc, doesn't use water cooling.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

and for good reasons, watercooling wouldn't have made the cut for this builds goal. :) you'll see why in the description. I spent much time looking at both air and water cooling, and while water is the best thing to do if you look for pure power and overclock while staying quiet - it can't beat a air-cooled system running at moderate power which get's completely silent. If I wanted an even more quiet system during heavy gaming - then water would make sense - but it would also result in minor sound during idle, which was not ok for me this time around.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

0-0 heh I bet my pc is like 5 bucks more than your SSD... beat that!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a really cozy looking living room you have there.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is pretty awesome and looks super clean but you WAY overpayed for the GPUs and for the CPU.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are what prices are in Norway. Gpus are down $30 here now since then

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang that sucks

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Submit this to TechSource's PC Wars!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Guess I'll just kill myself now then.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

30k pc and 1tb...

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

There are 2x 1tb m.2 ssd as well as 1 tb sata ssd, so a total of 3tb. With already 25tb on the office computer I don't really need tons of storage on the home theatre gaming rig. And I avoided hdd as they would make sound, and likely malfunction as they are all up by the righ hand sub

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

i thought the price was 3k until my throat went inside my body jeez that is a lot of cash is you ask me tho

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Just why, you could get a 4k hometheatre setup for like a tenth of that $3,000 US

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

uhm, you also get a car for $3,000 US.. and you usually get what you pay for :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish i was rich too

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

That is one "Dank" Computer

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how you made a table out of four chairs in picture 5 XD

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, I figured this would be the best way to be able to both reach the underside of the Cpu Heatsink and top at the same time while tightening it - as I was building it alone :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run crysis at 360p at a stable 5fps?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

if clocked right I'm sure it can..

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

if you revised the prices of tv and other components the price would drop significantly

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

When you were a child and everyone was saying "My dad is a doctor" "My dad is a lawyer" You must've said "My dad own NASA" And you MUST'VE got a small loan of a billion dollars for this...

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

The cost is about what people spend on a car. I neither want or need a car. So it's really more about priority than anything else.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I could go buy a new car or do this...

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what console peasants think every pc build costs.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Still unsure here though, what FPS does it run minesweeper?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run Crysis 3?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't gotten to try that yet, so many games to play. I've bought and installed it though - but only gone through settings as of yet :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

you got money

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

How is this even possible?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This guy is stupid! He could have saved on the OS by getting it off of the Reddit thing! Geez, I don't know what kind of spoiled person could afford a $30,000 computer. 29,950, however, is perfectly reasonable.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

HOLY BAJESUS what a nice build!!!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I have two of the same GPU's. Is it better to run them with a 4K monitor or 1440p?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

If both are 60hz, then 4K will be better (but look into input lag of said monitors also - I find that rather important). If you run 120 or 144hz, then the 4K monitor would require you to dial down settings to benefit from it, as the top games today run 60-70FPS on Ultra in 4K with those cards. Remember to run windows at 150% or so scale if going 4K, as some ui objects gets very small in 4K :)

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

He should have used most of the money to get a bigger living room. XD

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Living and Dining area combined makes for a quite large Living-room for two people :) and I like the shape as it gets you close to the screen. For audio purposes the size of the room is also right (though he shape and placement isn't). Usually one would have a media room dedicated to the home cinema, and maybe later I will - however it's very nice to have it in the living room itself - as it makes us use it for everyday everything :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

when your so speechless you can only say hmm DANK RIG BRO and give them highest honors and a +1111111111111111111111111111 for the lols

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Who else literally took the price bar and set it all the way to the end just to see how crazy it was?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

i love that ******* couch setup, and well all of it, **** man, nice.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredible. Great engineering, planning and rollout.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

if only i was rich like u

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

You forgot to include the price of your car in the total. You counted your tv, speaker system and couch... might as well total up all of your possessions into your "build."

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

I don't have a car. And the speaker system and TV is crucial parts of the Home Theater Gaming Setup (which is what's listed) and the "couch" you refer to is the NerdyTec's CouchMaster, a wonderful addition which makes gaming from the couch a breeze, highly recommended :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

You could still have a powerful rig without spending as much. I found ram that is more powerful for a cheaper price at 16gb

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Here I could not :) I did spreadsheets of the cheapest available RAM for each speed from the Norwegian stores on the day I bought them, and got the ones that was the cheapest :) 'More powerful' means? Combined CAS and Speed could not have been better without upping voltages on the RAM. As mentioned many times earlier - remember Norway and the US does not have the same prices for computer parts.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, but I think 30,000 is still pricey

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I want your life pls lol

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Computer is okay. What really got me going was that Wii U! Lets goooooooooooooooo :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

:D Even the Wii U benefits from the rest of the setup indeed, split screen Mario Kart is very nice :) do you have any experience with the Switch? Is it worth... Switching? ;)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

This is not 30K Because he set the price of nearly all of the parts +100 its more like 30K ~ 35K

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems you didn't read neither the description nor the comments before posting :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

And this is also a way to go broke. You really took time with this and I appreciate you for that. Expensive but worth it.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

On pic 3 I thought the CPU socket was TR-4 (EPYC's one) and for a sec I thought you were some super-1-clickbait exclusive-come-see-me-build-or-no-EPYC-4-u-kid... er..

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't ask questions Just don't

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

My build was prior to the TR-4 Socket-release :D And I went with fast cores over many - so quite the opposite actually :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice pull-up bar

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

and here I am with a ~$300 dollar budget.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

but but why 5000 dollars for one speaker?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Speakers comes in pairs :) or else I'd be silly to not buy two of those :D

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

But why

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

its either that PC or a new car

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd pick the PC every time :D

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Well with that build you should be able to run mincraft on mid settings with 35 fps, if u'e lucky. mayby even 40...

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

ahahahhahahahahahahahahaha

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You need a VGA holder bro.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

No thanks, MSI says you should with these cards, but it just looks too bad.. The sag looks better and also keeps top card backplate off the CPU Fan-bracket :) The armored PCI-slots can take the weight even if it sags a bit :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

-1 no rgb /s

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

that build does not work, there is a shortage of 3x2,5 drive bays and you are 5 sata ports short to plug all these drives :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

this one is better but way to expensive ;-; https://pcpartpicker.com/list/

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did your i7 7700K cost that much? And the same for the MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti's? Those should not be that expensive. The specs on this look awesome but that is a very expensive PC. Why did you use Roccat peripherals?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

About the Roccat stuff, I first started using Roccat for my previous gaming build now sitting in my office, and I like it very much. The bonus that made me start with them is the easy shift, which lets you bind a secondary function to every single button on both mouse and keyboard, toggled by pressing the easy shift (defaults to caps-lock on the keyboard). It can also be a mouse-button but I use the caps as I never need capslock functionality ingame (or elsewhere). That way playing a game like wow, or path of exile I can bind spells and potions with two variations on each mouse button, opening for some awesome possebileties.. In addition they have the ability to pick your favourite mechanical switch, and a good software package that makes it a breeze to set up mouse/keyboard binds, light combos, macro's and more. - I'm not sure if they are a big brand in the US (they are located in Germany) but they are going strong here :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. I just hadn't heard a lot of good things about them here. The brands in the U.S. with the best reputation are Corsair, Logitech, and Razer. I'm sure if the are German designed they can't be too bad (I was actually there just a while ago in Düsseldorf). Good work on the build. Thanks for answering my question.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't really go wrong with either of the brands you mentioned either, top quality. I remember in the early days there were lots of hit and miss with keyboard and mouse - but now there is just so much good stuff to pick from :) you are welcome.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

why no aio

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

noise is the reason. every aio will make some amount of noise, as all water cooled systems will with pumps running and water flowing. (they can get very quiet, but not dead silent). air cooling with passive (ribs) as well as very low speed fans will always beat aio in noise during idle.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the setup! Very clean. love the Samsung 4k tv's I just upgraded my system to klipsch 5.1.2 atmos setup. I haven't tried pc gaming on my 4k samsung yet how is it?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it very much for casual gaming, single player and split screen (racing for instance). However for competitive FPS games like Battlefield 1, PUBG etc. I find the input lag, even though the Samsung does in the low 20's is more than I'd like. My gaming monitor's are doing 2-4ms and I notice the difference in fast pased twich aim games. In games that are played vs AI, and games with more strategy than reflexes the 4K monitor with the large picture is on another level.. Everything is more clear, hearing where the enemies are in surround is a huge advantage. does games take advantage of the height sound yet? or only uhd blu-ray movies?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya that is true! I really want to see how destiny 2 is on pc vs ps4 pro. I that is the big deference i noticed too in the fps games on pc makes huge difference. I like playing both for alot same reason. only blu-ray. But you can use the atmos upmixer which does really good job but dts:x nueral upmixer is way better than dolby's.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried the atmos upmixer on win 10 pc yet. its $15 in the app store or overwatch has it built in the game and does sound great on some good headphones.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

This is actually good but I think a console will be a nice touch either Xbox One X (when it's released) or a PS4 Pro... just saying even if you're a pc master race.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not a master race, I just love gaming, regardless of platform :D I currently got a Wii U, but look to possibly grab the Switch. Also I was looking at the PS4 Pro, but finding out it can't play UHD Blu-ray (which even the current Xbox can) I skipped it. I may go for the new Xbox upgrade when it launches, as I want to go for a console rather than buying a uhd blu-ray player. For PS we will have to see.. I MUST have Final Fantasy VII remake when it comes, while Red Dead Redemption I hope will release on PC as I don't really enjoy FPS on a gamepad, but still the previous RD was awesome. The Wii U is btw amazing on the large TV, splitscreen is mint as both can see everything clearly - same goes with Dirt3 on PC there. - for driving I use the gamepad, even on the PC :)

  • 22 months ago
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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming... yes.. 2.3 GHz isn't really great for much gaming. - but it has tons of monitors and harddrives _^ has some compability issues it seem though, with graphics cards requiring drive bays to go out, which will then be a problem since it seem to use all the drive bays for storage

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

My dude, where do you even work to get this kind of money on this?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have a car? then you likely already spent more than I did on this ;) And if you also got kids, then you likely spent way more.. It's about priority really :) I love computers, music and movies, so that's what I invest in :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

im sure this can hit 8k no problem, although you might need a couple more case fans to keep it at a low temp.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

One card is able to do 4K with a few compromises on settings, two does 4K 60fps ultra, I got one rig running a single card and one running two. In order to play with res-scale on for 8k I need to turn down some settings in heavy games, but 4K monitor 2,5 meter away (75") looks very sharp in 4K :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW!

I got nothing to say but have fun dude xD

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Build Goal: My goal for this build was to have a home theater with a gaming computer connected 24/7, so I wanted it to be completely silent when idle, and quiet when gaming...

TRANSLATION:

Build Goal: To build the most expensive PC on the planet

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats, you have the highest priced build on PCPP!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

$30,000 and still couldn't get bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Did the budget not allow for it? lol I'm joking. But good lord. I wish I could spend that much on a pc lol. :D

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I could have gone wireless on the mouse, as good gaming mice start coming up without cable, however none proper gaming keyboard with mechanical switches and custom profiles seem to exist as of yet, so that's the reason it's still wired. And since the cable to the keyboard then already goes to the couch master, there is no point to use a cabled mouse as both keyboard and mouse use the usb hub inside the couch master :) That also does not restrict my choice of mice, as the one I preferred and wanted does not come in wireless version :D Also, I'm not sure I'd go with bluetooth if I were to go wireless, there are better tech's that are not as easily interfered (signal). :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I should also mention that I got a Logitech M235 mouse and a K830 Illuminated Living-Room keyboard which both run on Bluetooth, though not listed here as they are secondary, used for when listening to music etc, and not used for any gaming - well except games like Heartstone etc.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy crap man, what job do you have to have that much money to spare?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have personally if I had the money gotten a flashier case but everything else is f-ing amazing

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't want it flashy, I wanted it to match the speakers, and with the led's turned down or off it does so very well :) It also provides a good airflow :)

  • 21 months ago
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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

That build would be inferior for gaming though, which is what this build is centered around :) And quite likely far from silent

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

ha you can afford this but no razer gear on your table

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I prefer Roccat over Razer :) Awesome gear

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

does anyone realize the actual build is only $5050 there is just a load of bull**** added to the end, but that tv is gonna run you like, another $2000

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

All that load of bull**** is the heart of the Home Theater Gaming Setup, the case with content is indeed just a fraction of the price, and also the part that is likely to need an upgrade first - Tv, speakers etc. is likely to last for a long time.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure why non-game related builds are posted onto the wall of my build - how does it relate to my build?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

We're all trying to beat your build for price lol

  • 21 months ago
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Ah, The core computer should be no more than 4-5000$ with hifi and tv adding the big chunk, and it wasn't really intended to get all the attention for it's price, but more for the high performance combined with silent operation which I'm really pleased with. :)

  • 21 months ago
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pcmr bro

  • 21 months ago
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And it isn't a Ryzen... it isn't even a Ryzen 7 1800X. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a Threadripper or an i9, but it is an i7? I guess those SSDs cost a fortune.

  • 21 months ago
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Both which has slower clocks and makes more heat, making them worse for silent gaming :) Not to mention none of those existed in april :)

  • 21 months ago
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What, ok, so I understand the April part but Ryzen CPUs are better. But what I was getting at was how rediculously high the price was. Ryzen CPUs are the better options now as they out prefom Intels CPUs in every single aspect... you must be thinking of the FX series.

  • 21 months ago
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Nope, I think of how games dont care much about throwing more cores at them, but high single core clock speeds they love. Fact is that games don't spread the workload over lots of cores, and thus the few cores it is able to use pays of running faster. Check some youtube videos on 7700k vs 1800x or even threadripper 1950x and you'll see both get's smoked in game-tests simply because they are too slow on clockspeeds . the same goes with intels cpu's with high core-count but lower hz, they simply underperform in games. On top of that high core-count means more power drawn, meaning more heat produced, resulting in a louder and hotter computer, which does not count well towards a silent build. So even if I see why you think loads of cores could be better, it simply isnt for this build. Going with many cores would be the right way to go for any non-gaming oriented builds, but this isnt one of them :)

  • 21 months ago
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Every video I have seen, the Intel CPUs were the ones getting smoked.

  • 21 months ago
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy4T6JY2uB8 http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/review-amd-ryzen-7-1800x-vs-intel-core-i7-7700k-next-gen-flagship-cpu-matchup/test-setup-performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDvk9_iTq6Y These are just the first that pops up if I search for 7700k vs ryzen in gaming.. - so aparently you can no longer say that in every video you seen the ryzen were better for gaming.. Benchmarks can actually favour the multi-cores as they tens to be based around testing gpu and cpu power combined, though in actual gaming performance few fast cores is simply better, and the reason is simple, game engines are rarely utilizing loads of cores.. it's been like this always, and while we have expected it to change for a few years, it hasn't. It is getting close, and with the new multi-core cpu's being able to run fewer cores at a higher speed when needed they are closing in.. The important thing to remember is that for things like rendering or compiling media, a threadripper is likely to be up to 10 times faster than a 7700K, so in no way is the new ryzens bad by any means, but saying they beat 7700K in gaming is just wrong :)

I hope that explains the picks for the build, in addition to those parts not even being there when the build was done (the 7700K also beat all the more expensive multi-core intel parts, as they just like the new ryzen, has core-count but not the core-speed to show for)

  • 21 months ago
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Please post a recording of you playing games on this majestic living room setup to youtube. Please.

  • 20 months ago
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Did you actually build it?

  • 20 months ago
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It's built and gotten a few minor upgrades. It works very well :)

  • 20 months ago
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Nice

  • 20 months ago
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Jusy curious did the CPU cooler make it difficult to install ram or find a case that would fit it? I'm looking into that exact cooler and was hoping for your feedback.

  • 20 months ago
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I installed the RAM before the CPU-cooler, which is always a good thing, and I also made sure to have low profile memory. I also only went with 2 sticks of ram since it's only dual channel on this socket anyway - and thus I should be able to swap out memory if needed without having to remove the CPU-Cooler. (I'd only have to temporarily remove the plastic fan hovering over the two RAM-sticks) This is also since I installed the RAM into the two slots I did (2 and 4) rather than 1 and 3. About Case you should check bequiet's website and just check the measures towards the max clearance for fan coolers on the case-website. And also google (or look here at pcpp) to find people who already built with the combo you look for to ensure you won't have issues. As my picttures show my closest calls were the GPU1 backplate, and SLI Bridge corner - both of which almost touch the CPU heatsink (cpu-fan pins actually touch backplate, so I placed tape on them to ensure to shortout, but should not be needed) - But this is all a result of me picking a motherboard with the rare setup of placing GPU1 in Pci-slot 1, this is almost always placed in Pci-slot 2 which will then give plenty of space for the GPU :)

  • 20 months ago
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bro i wouldnt be satisfied i just sold my wife, kids, and dog

  • 20 months ago
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Then who will you enjoy movie nights with? :o

  • 20 months ago
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What the **** do you do for a living?

  • 20 months ago
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  • 20 months ago
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Faulty build list.. parts are not compatible, prices are wrong, and most of it wont even fit on the motherboard.. why even post such a list..?

  • 20 months ago
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It point of that list was to push the prices as high as possible not about compatibility lol

  • 20 months ago
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so what's a Dali Rubicon 8, and why does it cost $5,100?

  • 20 months ago
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Dali Rubicon 8 is the largest member of the Rubicon family, one of the higher end speakers from Dali. I use those as the Gaming Home Cinema's front speakers, paired up with Rubicon 5 in the back and Rubicon Vokal in the center. I chose these speakers after having many trips to various hi-fi stores and listening to speakers from a lot of different companies. In the end there where two set of speakers I liked specially, and those where the Bowers & Wilkins CM10, and the Dali Rubicon 8. I got an arrangement and got to borrow a set both the series to listen for a weekend in my own livingroom, and set them up for a good long music listen - I connected thm to A and B output on the amp so I could swap back and forth and compare those speakers. I didn't actually pick a clear winner by any means, but found Rubicon 8 to be very the "winner" in mids and lows, where B&W had an edge on the highs - but ultimately went with Rubicon 8. Sorry for the wall of text :) They are priced relatively similar to other speakers that perform about the same, and where you can go down to a cheaper serie and save a good amount of money, you also hear the difference right away when you compare them. I'd say the Rubicon 8 is certainly good for music lovers, but they are not up there with the "crazy enthusiast only" segment :) - As I live in Norway, and Dali originates in Denmark, it's also a fairly known brand here, while in the US maybe not so much - though the subwoofers I got should be fairly well known over there, and was not as easy to get a hold on up in Norway.

  • 20 months ago
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Well, can't have a cinema experience without the cinema speakers!

  • 20 months ago
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OVERKILL

  • 20 months ago
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For 4K Gaming I'd say it's quite right on mark :) It can do 60fps on max settings mostly, but will stay between 60-70 which is fine on 60hz - As soon as we get 4k 120hz you'd want more juice, though it's hard to get at the moment. 2018 will be very good for HC-gaming I think :)

  • 19 months ago
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Why spend 5500 on a pc but not dedicate that to an ACTUAL home theater setup with rows of seats

  • 19 months ago
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Instead of going to a special room dedicated to being just a theater, I can sit in my living room which is the natural meeting point for dining, talking, visits, watching TV, watch movies, play music, play games, have a party etc. etc. - the idea of a separate media room is good enough, and was my initial thought, but I really enjoy how it's now an integrated part of the living room rather than separate :) And rows of seats.. why would I need that? this is my home, not some venue I rent out :)

  • 19 months ago
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Damn... My bank account killed itself just by looking at this build

  • 19 months ago
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$30,000 setup. Are you single? :P

  • 19 months ago
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No, the setup is best shared :D

  • 19 months ago
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4k huh....... that could power 8k

  • 19 months ago
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  • 19 months ago
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Buys $30,000 computer. Puts an air cooler on it :I

  • 19 months ago
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and if you read the text you will see why ;)

  • 19 months ago
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the speakers are like 2/3 of the cost

  • 19 months ago
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did you include all the "professional installation" options on your pc parts?