Description

Greetings all. This is my first build. Sorry if I made some mistakes, because English isn't my native language.

CPU: intel 6700k. Nothing much to say, it can easily handle 2-way sli 980 ti.

MB: Asus Maximus VIII Hero. I like it colour scheme more than standard black/red. Had some problems with upgrading it's bios, but all in all it's very good MB.

CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i GT. With it my CPU temparature don't go above 50 degrees in all current AAA games. Stock fans are too loud, so I want to replace them.

GPU: 2-way Asus Strix 980 ti. About 1400mhz in OC mode and max temparature about 80 degree in current AAA games, I think it's very good.

Storage: Kingston Predator 240Gb M.2. OS and some applications, very fast, but can't upgrade to Windows 10, requires a clean installation. Samsung 850 PRO 2TB. Games and video storage, very good quality, and very fast.

Case: Silverstone FT05B-W ATX Mid Tower. Amazing build quality. The 90 degree MB layout allows all components in my PC stay cool. I like its minimalistic style.

Power Supply: EVGA 1000W PS. I use Evga's power meter to choose the right PS for my rig. Absolutelly silent.

Sound card: Asus Xonar Phoebus. It controlls via Sonic studio pro for Xonar phoebus, it has beautiful looks and performs amazing. I also bought Razer Leviathan and Sennheiser G4me Zero to realize it's full potential.

Monitor: Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hz 27.0". 165 Hz IPS monitor. I think it's the best monitor for gaming pcs today. But requires a very good gpu(s) to play 140+ fps in current games.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

amazing

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The movies, not so much

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

$5500+ later and it still can't play Arkham Knight... XD

on the more serious side, it would be helpful if there was more to the description than just "Gaming build". how did the build process go? what do you think of the various components inside? is this your first build? that's what the description is there for, and it helps us viewers get to know your machine better.

as it stands, though, $5500 on a gaming PC is like having a Lamborghini as a commuter car: grossly impractical, but nonetheless gets people talking.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm running an i7 4930k, 32gigs Ripjaws ram, and an EVGA 980Ti and I've ran Arkham Knight flawlessly since day 1 of the original release :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

*run

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

consider yourself extremely lucky, then.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm running a 3770K, 8GB Vengeance DDR3, and a 290 Windforce and don't own Arkham Knight. Nore do I believe I would ever be able to run it :P

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I will add more desription later.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you chose the nyth. Do you like it and is it possible to change the lighting to Green?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude. My friend's system is $7000 and can't play Arkham Knight... and he has 2 Titan X Hybrids!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

For the most part, not running things smooth in SLI is quite common though - try turning one of them off, or try download a different SLI profile - many games does not run well in SLI.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

what do you think of the gsync monitor? was it worth it?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it's absolutelly worth it. My previous monitor was 60hz TN, and there is a giant difference between them.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

After the Acer Predator XB270HU and it's 1440p 144hz GSync greatness, I could never go back. Worth every penny.

  • 48 months ago
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The xb270hu isn't the Rog swift and you're not the op

  • 48 months ago
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He bought the 279Q. It's IPS

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

And fricking insane. Now, if only they could get IPS down to 1ms without affecting color quality...

  • 48 months ago
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Is the IPS monitor 144hz just like its TN cousin?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

IPS of my Acer Predator XB270HU is leaps and bounds above a TN Panel. I returned the TN Asus Rog Swift, it had Pixel inversion as well as color imperfections and text jumpiness that affected reading text at the native resolution. With the Acer I have no dead pixels, no color bleed, and an absolutely gorgeous display. Hands down IPS wins imo.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not what they were asking about

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's fine, I just want someone to make a 144hz 27" IPS with gsync. I don't normally game competitively so I doubt that a 1ms and a 5ms is going to make a difference. Currently play on my HDtv that has a somewhere between a 40-80ms response rate

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

In that case it's either the pg279q or xb270hu

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

PG279Q all the way.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The 278Q has TN. This model has an IPS panel.

  • 48 months ago
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No, it's 165hz

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't answer your question, because I didn't use Pg278q. But my previous monitor was 60hz TN, and there is a giant difference between them.

  • 47 months ago
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The PG278Q is very good, and the color representation is also very good. However, if you are willing to lose 3ms and an extra $150 in return for 21Hz and IPS, then the PG279Q is all you will need.

I have used a PG278Q, and I can say that it is almost as good as an IPS.

  • 47 months ago
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Its 165Hz

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I found the meaning of life in that description

  • 48 months ago
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Feeling your Razer +1! Looks pretty much like an enthusiasts build...as its got overkill written all over.. that said amazing components wish they'd got more room to breath.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Silverstone case with its 90 degree motherboard layout delivere a lot of fresh air to the components.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build friend. Looks elegant. In fact, I love your choice of parts. Any reason you bought a sound card? Unless you're an insane audiophile or music producer fair enough but that motherboard has more than good sound already capable of great output. We don't know much about you so please fill us in :P

Great choice on parts. Love to see some EVGA p2 units around here. Really hope she serves you well!

I'm digging the monitor. After all the TN panel hate, how's the IPS panel on this 279Q? Any good?

Once again, congrats!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, friend. Sound card. If you have good speakers and headphones to realize full potential of it, so it worth buying. Yes, my previous monitor was 60hz tn, and there is a giant difference between them. In my opinion it's the best ips gaming monitor you can buy today.

  • 47 months ago
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There is no opinion. It is hands-down, the best gaming monitor ever produced.

  • 48 months ago
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What are your gpu temps? Top card like 85-90? Bottom card like 70ish? I would consider getting some water cooling for your gpus or they won't last more than 1.5-2 years.

  • 48 months ago
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it's a Silverstone case, so it has a 90 degree motherboard layout, so video card don't affect each other in terms of temperature. In overclock mode (about 1400 mhz according to msi afterburner) maximum temperature can reach 80 degree in COD: BO 3.

  • 48 months ago
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Honestly, Even if you don't use that Sound card, it still looks badass and I'm pretty sure there's some program that has a radar where you can see where the sound is coming from specially for that sound card.

  • 48 months ago
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Stock fans are too loud, so I want to replace them. Any advices?

  • 47 months ago
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Consider replacing the stock fans with some Noctua 140/120mm fans, they perform very well while being quiet at the same time. Judging by the specifications of the case, one 120mm (for the top) and two 140mm (for the bottom) fans should suffice.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

HOW DID U GET THAT MONITOR

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's already available in Russia

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

damn lucky :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Mother Russia FTW. Siberian Russia.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The new rog swift is 165hz,1440p,ips 27 inch. Best gaming monitor right now. Check linustechtips vessel video review. Buy thermaltake rgb riing fans.

  • 47 months ago
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This build looks awesome! But where did you get the monitor? I can't find it anywhere...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Newegg for $850

  • 47 months ago
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Nice build! I've heard numerous reports of Asus Hero board failing for the skylake iteration. Have you encountered any buggy scenario? (not turning on, shutting off randomly, OC errors, buggy bios

  • 47 months ago
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how does the 980ti work out for the monitor. Does it work fine with just the 980ti or need more power to be gaming in it.

  • 47 months ago
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How are your GPU temperatures running non reference/no blower style cards? My current build will be a lot like this one and temperatures with the cards have had me curious.

Very solid build though.

  • 44 months ago
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This is a great build! +1 I have one question.... What size is that sli bridge?? I have the same setup, but dont know which size to order.

  • 42 months ago
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2 way s/ 2 way m

  • 38 months ago
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no problem with quad channel?

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  • 48 months ago
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I second this. As for the sound card, we don't know what he does but motherboard sound is more than capable. Sound cards are a waste in my opinion unless you actually need it.

  • 48 months ago
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I specially bought razer leviathan and Sennheiser G4ME zero for this sound card. And there is a big deffirence between motherboard sound and phoebus in my opinion.

  • 48 months ago
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Hello, thank you for your questions. Sorry for my English.

  1. No, I don't use 32GB of Ram. I live in Russia and now we only have Ripjaws 4, so I have to buy it from Amazon and use special postal service to delivere it. I ordered 16GB of RAM from Amazon and it should had arrived in 2 days, but I waited for more than week and it still didn't arrive, so I had to order it from another seller, but the first package arrived next day and after that arrived the second one, I also had my Evga 1000ps at a postal service's facility, so I had to send them both.
  2. Yes, maybe you're right, but I liked this sound card.
  3. Working in 3ds max and video editing.
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