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First off with some specs and info. I have my i7-4790k overclocked to 4.7Ghz 24/7, although I could push it higher if I wanted to. I have gotten it all the way up to 4.9Ghz with about 1.4 volts, but I only need 1.3volts to get it stable at 4.7Ghz, so that's where I keep it. My 980Ti's aren't overclocked quite as much, simply because they get so hot. In single GPU systems, it's pretty easy to push cards all the way to their max overclocks on air, but with more than one GPU, they just get way too hot. Because of this, both the cards are just +100mhz on the cores and +275mhz on the RAM. They boost to somewhere around 1450mhz on the core, but will come down if they run at max load for a while, as they do tend to get hot. Other than that, I have all my 4 SSDs in RAID 0 that get around 1.6GB/s reads and 1.2GB/s writes, and I have the entire RAID backed up nightly to ensure data integrity.

Under optimal conditions with basically the max overclocks I could push, I got this computer to score 24k in Fire Strike (technically 23949, but it's so close I just pretend it's 24k lol) However, under my normal 24/7 overclocks under my typical use case with all my normal programs and whatnot running in the background, this computer scores around 22000 on Fire Strike, definitely not bad. Here's a link to my best Fire Strike run for anyone interested: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/7260231

So I built this computer a bit over a year ago, but I've changed well over half of the components, and I recently made what I think will be the last upgrade for a while.

I still plan to get rid of my side 144hz monitor and replace it with a 1440p (probably 27inch IPS) monitor at some point, but other than that I'm pretty happy with the setup and I don't want to change much else. Every time I add or change something, the cable management is a HUGE pain, whether it be plugging into the back of my computer or changing something in the computer itself. I counted, and there are OVER 35 cables behind the motherboard in my computer and it literally takes me hours to re cable manage every time. Even just under my desk, I have to make sure everything is nice and managed or it would look like a literal rats nest.

As for the panels, I must say that 1440p 144hz IPS is amazing. I love my XB270HU and I could never step down to something else for a main monitor again. I used a 1080p 144hz TN panel as my main panel for a while, but then I upgraded and the combination of the extra real estate with 1440p as well as the significantly better colors with the IPS and I fell in love. And for gaming, 144hz is a necessity to me at this point, although entirely unnecessary for side monitors, hence why I'm looking for a different side monitor.

But yeah, that's my computer. Feel free to leave suggestions and feedback and comments below!

Comments

  • 42 months ago
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Great work here with those cables, since you have so much going on inside. I think you handled it well. And I love the black and red colors. A plus one for you.

  • 42 months ago
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A lot of expensive parts which are good too. Some nice colors in the build.

  • 42 months ago
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your psu is upside down

  • 42 months ago
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Sure, I understand it has a GTX 980 Ti blowing a lot of heat and thus the PSU will suck in the heat and pushes it out. Normally I would recommend it but it's also on carpet. Maybe if OP gets a piece of wood, tile, laminate or marble to place the desktop on top of it. Then sure, that would be my recommendation but get one of those pieces first before flipping the PSU around.
  • 42 months ago
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that does make sense, but a wooden board would be a better solution

  • 42 months ago
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No, that was done on purpose for 2 reasons. 1: It pulls air from the GPUs out of the case. It's basically like an extra exhaust since I'm not worried about the PSU getting too hot. 2: My computer is on carpet and it would have basically no airflow if it was the other way since it would be choked by the carpet.

  • 42 months ago
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well, like Eltech said, it would be a good idea to get a wooden board or tiles to put your pc on instead of carpet

  • 42 months ago
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Wow, you've managed to fit a lot in that case - clean build however I would highly recommend getting sleeved cables by cable mods or similar - will make it look so much better.

  • 42 months ago
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I was going to buy sleeved cables, but everywhere I looked when upgrading, they were out of stock for a full replacement cable set, and I really don't want to use extensions and add even more cabling to my build.

  • 42 months ago
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Sounds like you won the silicon lottery! Good job!

  • 42 months ago
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Yeah, I'm pretty happy with my particular 4790k. I would be willing to bet I could push it to 5.0Ghz if I REALLY wanted to, probably somewhere near 1.5 volts with some tinkering, but I'm not that interested.

  • 42 months ago
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Yeah. I doubt you'd see much extra performance.

  • 42 months ago
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That case is SUPER pretty! Beautiful build.

  • 42 months ago
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It's just....It's just....It's just.....so........pretty! I mean just takes your breath way! EPIC build!

  • 42 months ago
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Hey i have that same chair

  • 42 months ago
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Yeah I wouldn't recommend it. Bought it on sale for $150 about a year ago, and a lot of the pleather is already starting to tear, the chair doesn't go as high as I would like and something broke inside mine so now it has a permanent tilt to the right. And all of this was only after a year. It is comfortable though.

  • 42 months ago
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Yeah I hope that was just an anomaly and it doesn't happen to me. Got mine for $120 at Staples

  • 40 months ago
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''Wireless Xbox 360 Wired Controller'' ? xd

Otherwise, great and clean build!