Description

I've been playing on a laptop made by Asus in the K55N series. It was a little work horse for only around $750. But for the last 6 months I have been trying to put together a build that I mostly influences rather than taking it directly from a pc builder. I had help from reddit a lot but ended up not staying with most things that they even suggested. But now I finally have it, and its a beast.

I wanted a video card that could handle anything I throw at it (made by Nvidia). First I looked at the 970s. Then I thought, "you know what, I have a deeper pocket." So then I looked at the 980s, then repeated that in my mind and looked at 980 sli. Then I saw that the new Titan X was released. That was the end of the of me trying to go up. I said "**** it" and settled on the reference Titan X (there wasnt a choice on pcpartpicker for the reference).

Pros: Max everything, decently quiet (under load), fast boot times, all around amazing pc

Cons: Only one, which was because of the case. I would suggest a 120mm or 240mm radiator. This case is a lot more compliant with those sizes. Because of this, I had to break a clip on the top for one of the moduvents so I could keep it on.

The total price including the items on my desk is about $5,000.

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(Yes I did it in caps just incase for the people that dont read the description)

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Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

build plus the name makes this glorious!

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

Thank you!

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

It's so pretty

Oh so pretty

And witty

And bright!

+1

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

1080p overkill

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Except Dayz, screw Dayz xD

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick parts but for that much I honestly was expecting to be nearly drooling at the gorgeous internals and case. Only to be disappointed.'im sure this build would absolutely destroy 90 percent of other builds here but for that price tag I was expecting a little more attention to aesthetics. Sick gpu though

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I pretty much said that too, but then I said "Well at least it's a silent case, not a window case". The blue psu wasnt planned, I just didn't want to wait for the other red rm corsair psu to get back in stock.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Still looks better than my build. I wasn't even thinking about aesthetics and I ordered 2 red LED fans to go along with the white fans that came with my case. :(

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work. I got myself a Define R5 as well. How did you do with cable management in the back? Wouldn't mind seeing a picture of that. I'm thinking about making myself some custom sleeved cables to tighten up some slack and/or improve the cable routing.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

The back wire management could be better because where the power cables are going in, its a big cluster. I'll add a picture once I get home in about 2.5 hours.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that's my experience too. Between power, sata data, case fans, and front-panel jacks/lights/switches, they all kinda collide at the base before routing to their respective destinations.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly, I think I should try to space out the wires a bit, its pushing into the material a bit.

I added a new picture of the cables on the side panel.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the k95? Is it worth it to have the macros? Thinking on the k70 rgb but just need to fine the money.

Also props for the piece of wood. Smart thinking.

"Little" this thing is like a train at full speed that can't stop nor will it stop.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive never had macros before, so I have to figure out what to use them for. If you like shortcuts and a metric ton of them, then sure get it. I only got due to just wanting more options. I really enjoy the keyboard though.

Thank thank you for noticing! The last thing I wanted to do with that pc was put it on the carpet.

It doesn't want to stop. Everything runs cool under load. The only thing that the gpu doesn't like to do is get under 43°. I don't know if it's my fault or the reference cooler. Not sure.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know about the case. I got the R4 (Black Pearl, windowed) and it can accomodate a 280 up top (just barely though). Still, you should be able to crush a game or two with this setup. ;) +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Nothing like going back to the games I loved to play on my laptop and getting 250-300 fps.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Brilliant build man, you are on track to destroying that mountain.

+1.1 because you deserve that much more :D

I'm such a smart***. Cheers!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! This Titan can OC like a monster.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Do need 6TB of storage?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe? I am going to stream and YouTube and whatnot. Just playing it safe I guess.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, cant argue with that

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

ya i wouldnt take advice from people on reddit lol

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Some guy tried to tell me to go for a cheaper psu. Ya, I don't want the thing that is powering everything to either catch fire or fail. So I disregarded that completely.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Good hardware. The cables could use a bit of clean up, but that's just a sticking point of mine. +1.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah just a bit, but I'm afraid to unplug anything xD

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

"Little Engine that could burrow through a mountain:" That would be an Oscillation Overthruster, wouldn't it? :-)

Could you talk a bit about what looks like an audio mixer panel on left side of the desk?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Star Trek reference?

Yes that is an audio mixer. It was intended to be used as an xlr mic input (So I could change how my mic sounds. As in I made the highs on my mic practically off so it doesn't pick up my mouse clicks, and my bass almost full so its more prone to pick up my voice.) and a way to physically rather than digitally change the volumes of certain programs, also a way for me to split audio for YouTube and such. So far that is showing to not actually work. I was basing this off of a YouTuber/Twitch Streamer, GoldGlove. Though I have no idea how he is managing it.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Star Trek reference?

Uh, no. This movie. Bit of a cult classic.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

This so damn near being an exit replica off a build. Might make

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I am trying to read what you said many different ways. I cant seem to understand what you mean.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

You are useing a lot of parts I use an in the same way I would use them for a build

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

amazing build but for that amount of money I think a bit more aesthetics would be welcome

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you removed two of the moduvents, how quiet is your system?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It's still decently quiet, just when the kraken x61 fans speed up and the titan's fans speed up you can definitely tell. Maybe if I get different fans for the x61 the sound won't be as loud. I do wish I got a 240mm rad instead of the 280. Where I put the 280 was the only place for it to go. If I got a 240, I could have put it on the intake or the bottom And kept the moduvents on.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the front CAN fit a 280mm rad... I saw others put x61 in the front as intake and close the top panels. The downside is that the system will probably get a little bit hotter, a few degrees. But it should be A LOT quieter. :)

Oh, I think you can probably put another 140mm fan in the center of the bottom panel, next to the psu. That way there's cool air blowing directly to your Titan X. For hard drives, you can put them to the top, where the 5.25" bay is, that way the rad can be put in the front. Also, if you use Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans for all the fans, it will perform better and be even quieter. :) Just some suggestions.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I read your comment about a month ago and took a look around. You're right about the rad. Also, I did it. I'll update this or make a new post about it in the near future. I also am having an error with the display error and not sure what the problem is with the titan. So maybe it's a defect or something. It's a pretty popular problem though.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

So you have three fans on the rad that fit behind the dust filter AND still manage to have the HDD cage...

Am I seeing that right?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

2 fans on the rad and 2 fans on the case (front).

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

So the rad is sandwiched between four fans and yet you STILL have the dust filter on and the HDD cage?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Is that weird or something?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

No. I'm just want to be sure that I'm understanding you.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

what is ur cpu clocked at?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

4.2 Under water

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  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think trying to correct the color scheme is necessary due to it being a windowless case. And yes the temps are a bit high and I can't find a way to get it lower sadly.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Custom watercooling loop + another Titan X. You know you wanna... :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I know the temptation. Yes I've briefly thought about it. No, I wont do it xD. The water cooling on the Titan X is honestly unnecessary.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You're fine! There is a window version of this case too.

I didn't really take the case itself into consideration, thanks for the info.