Description

Put this together last week, and I could not be happier with how it turned out. I primarily use it for battlefield 4 and light rendering for my job. This should last me quite sometime although I have a problem rebuilding every few months.

CPU - Great chip stable @ 4.6 with 1.25 volts (could go higher but no need)

Motherboard - I ventured away from ASUS this time and Gigabyte has produced a GREAT product rock solid stable even when pushing it.

Memory - What more can be said.. 2400mhz at a bargain price!

SSD - 840 EVO great drive opted to not go with the pro and I am not disappointed.

Video Card(s) - 290x Crossfired is overkill for 1440p but I love never dropping below 100 fps and playing @ 120hz.

My 6 Month Old Daughter - She is amazing, high maintenance but works well once you get her all setup :)

Watercooling

EK D5 X-RES Top 140 w/ D5 Vario Pump - This thing is amazing, had a few mounting issues but drilled a couple holes myself and all was good.

EK Supremacy nickel cpu block - Mounting was a breeze and by far the best looking / performing block I have owned.

Still considering the GPU's.

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Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 19 points

My reaction to this build: http://i.imgur.com/bQTjiDT.gif

Good work. Add those GPU's to the loop.

I really need to get my new build posted soon. ITX + CPU/GPU custom loop = epicness lol.

  • 71 months ago
  • 8 points
  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks for the laugh that was awesome.

I've had the MINI - ITX itch lately.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha

  • 71 months ago
  • 6 points

How much do you have that 6 month old daughter overclocked to? Does it help increase your fps when combined with the other parts?

  • 71 months ago
  • 5 points

overclocked to 5.2 giggawatts, consumes so much energy it leaves you drained. FPS boost is fantastic though.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

you mean 10 million gigglewatts

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

lol nice build, +1

only thing i suggest is some acrylic tubing when you add the gpus into the loop. Would look fantastic if done right.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been really interested in acrylic tubing , I am slightly intimidated lol!

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

more like gigglewatts! ba-dun-tssshhh! I heard they last an entire lifetime! ba-dun-tssshhh!

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  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

Sell the baby for parts and buy a R9 295x2. IMO you can always make another one.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

That is sow wrong but pretty funny... dont know if I should plus one that comment

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Build looks great, although I think you used a little to much tubing... +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree I can't say I didn't rush through this build.. thinking of doing cleaner run's this weekend.

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Better than an overpriced purse.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

True words.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

did the baby come with the case. Lol nice build pricey but good.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I found her inside, I named her Corsana.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

thats cool. Thats like so cheap. Like at most 300 dollars and you get a BABY. SO AWESOME

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

I can see those cards crying because they can see all the water around them but they themselves aren't on water :'(. Awesome build :P that CPU is freezing at idle.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Please WC those gpu's! They are just begging for it and this would take this build to another level of awesome! I've got an XFX 290 under water and it's the best (of course it had a reference cooler so anything is an improvement over that!) +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing Build :D Now I really want my custom water loop parts to arrive faster.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm jealous. As everyone else has said, put those GPUs under water when you can. The 290X benefits from water cooling more than most parts.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! some super high end parts (like that mobo...... so expensive !!!!) ONLY THING i would say is maybe re route your tubing with some 90 fittings just to tidy it up or go all out and water cool those 290x's. Besides that just an awesome build and have fun with it :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

no cpu cooler? Nevermin i just found out about the custom watercooling

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The red internals/blue lighting configuration is my favorite.

Also +1 for the bobble head attachment.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the mouse performing ? how is its grip ? what about sweaty hands ?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Best mouse I have ever owned :) grip is awesome.. and my hands don't sweat much :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Cute daughter , great build +1000000

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

What 1440p monitor do you use or plan to? Nice Build!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I have listed a crossover, but I am actually using a 27" 1440p yamasaki overclocked to 120hz.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thnx, sorry didn't see it!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build!!! FYI if you used red dye in your loop it's going to get really hard to clean once the gunk starts piling up

+1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the Gigabyte board, glad seeing someone using the higher end ones! :D Great build +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much!!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to go ahead and say your wife doesn't hate you considering she let you build such a ridiculously expensive computer.

Unless she hates you because you spent your daughter's college fund on such a ridiculously expensive computer.

Did I miss the joke? Yes. Is this an incredible build? Also yes.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet baby Jesus!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I...I...I think I am in love with this build...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Please add those GPUs into the loop. Any plans for doing so?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you venture away from ASUS boards? They're the first brand I goto when I build, should I consider other less expensive brands? (ASRock, Gigabyte, MSI?)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well for the Z97 chipset they're is only 1 board out and it really did not catch my eye.. they make amazing stuff the last board I had was the Rampage IV Black Edition and it was great. I have heard great things about this gigabyte board leading up to my purchase and it lives up to the hype. I also love the waterblocks for the chipset already installed.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Turtle beach? Really?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

BTW definitely a +++++1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow..... can I have it?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure!!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

My Favorite case ever. Love the tinted window-side. That's all you needed for the +1 from me. I'm easy, I know.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If your wife hate you then you are doing something right :) Nice build man.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I appreciate it :) I just checked out your build, amazing stuff that color scheme is killer! + 1 your way.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

With the Noctua fans up top... can you see them when the case is closed or not? I'm torn because they're awesome fans but I don't want to look at them :P

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Not trying to be one of those guys, but why did you buy a wifi adapter if the motherboard already came with one? My guess is it has something to do with better performance.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I had it before this motherboard :) and yes performance is slightly better with the ASUS unit I already had.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a bit late but does the ram exceed the 1.5 volts supported by intel.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

"light rendering"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you like the network adapter?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Asus PCE AC68 treating you?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for you little sunshine!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Please tell me how you got this wireless card to work. We have a similar mobo/cpu setup.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build!!! a little too expensive for me tho

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build there bud,does the MOBO come with WIFI or you had to buy an extra Asus wireless card?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it come with that slice of cutie pie on top or was that a custom mod

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

If you were thinking of putting the graphics cards under water you needed to have got reference apart from that looks awesome especially when my case has an old samsung hdd lying around inside and cables everywhere. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

im pritty sure msi uses refrence pcb's, so he should be ok

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, even if it's non-reference, he could use a universal GPU block with some passive heatsinks for VRAM and VRM.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

EK makes a full waterblock for this GPU.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

not on the ek water configurator

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

true

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha!

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

In everyday use (i.e., not server database hosting), the EVO performers as well as the pro, at a fraction of the price. The Pro is only better for super high I/O counts, or 24/7 data access where longevity is stressed. The EVO was the right choice here.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Why wouldn't you?

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Should have specified the price :) I got the 500GB for 199 on ebay and the 250gb for 89.99 used on ebay as well.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking about getting the same case for my fiances build...is it as good to work in as it looks? What about watercooling and a custom loop, is it good to work in?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been building for about 10 years now and have owned just about every top end case these past few years (Enthoo Primo,750D,H440(mid range),450D)

This case is by far the best looking IMO the window is just gorgeous and it was a pleasure to work in. I think my favorite part is the clearance in ther back of the case to hide cables.. the first time I put it together before cable management it was a MESS behind there and the door shut with EASE. The only minor problem I ran into was finding where to mount the res as the 290x is a extremely long card so I had to drill holes in the mounting bracket as well as the case (easy!) I would recommend it to anyone.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You can manually set prices. This might help people understand why this is a great buy for the price.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I can vouch that a 120 and a 240GB fill up super fast if you aren't conscious of where you are putting your software / media / etc... I can almost guarantee I could easily use 1TB for faster load times in games.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well maybe he put them in raid for more speed?