Massive. Overkill. So Moist.
PC used primarily for 1080/60p & now 4K video editing and rendering. PC will also see heavy gaming ranging from ARMA series, DayZ SA, FSX, X-Plane, LFS, etc...
I had no budget. I continue to have no budget. Might add more RAM, but don't see the point just yet. There is also a need for a few massive HDDs due to my need to store ridiculously large video files.
I'm not experienced enough for a custom water loop, but that will most likely become a future project as well. This is why I opted for the two Hybrid Titan X in SLI and the Corsair H110i GTX.
UPDATE October 21, 2015: I've now spent a better part of two days experimenting with different overclocks for the i7-5960X and SLI Titan X Hybrids. Some preliminary results:
i7-5960X is running a stable 4.5GHz through MOBO BIOS Adjustments. EVGA TITAN X Hybrid GPUs are in 2-Way SLI and slightly overclocked. 3DMARK Fire Strike Ultra v1.1 returns an overall score of 9373 in this current configuration. http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6281110
UPDATE November 13, 2015: Dialed back CPU and GPUx2 Overclocks for better stability. Longer gaming and benchmark sessions of a few hours - over night proved to be too much for the settings in the last update. Will hover around the 9000 score in 3DMARK Fire Strike Ultra v1.1 for now. CPU is around 3.8-4.0GHz, GPUs are mildly overclocked, RAM in XMP1 @ 2666MHz.
I purchased four (4) Noctua NF-A14 3000RPM PWM Fans, having fun experimenting with settings here. With the side panel off, and fans at full blast, I can feel them moving air through my entire living room, no joke. Yes, even at low settings (around 1500RPM), they are still quite loud. I would not recommend them for your "silent" build. I knew what I was getting and don't care about noise. I have bypassed the Corsair Link program and have two of the Noctua fans plugged into CPU_1 via a Noctua Y-Cable. The Corsair Link Y-Cable wasn't providing enough power for the Noctuas. The other two Noctua fans are plugged into CPU_2, also via a Noctua Y-Cable. I let the system handle all fan speeds, so far it seems to do a better job than Corsair Link. I did not, and do not plan on replacing the factory included fans on the EVGA Titan X Hybrid radiators. I have yet to see either GPU break 55C on even the most strenuous benchmarks (rarely breaking 50C honestly).
Acer XB270HU 27" 1440/144P IPS Monitor on the way. Once I get it and have used it for a while I'll add an update here.
Should I go for a 3-Way EVGA Titan X Hybrid SLI? Hmm :-)
Corsair 900D!! Finally found a 900D for a "decent" price and decided to jump on it. This will allow plenty of HDD space that is sorely needed, as well as opens up space for one more Titan X Hybrid (not purchased yet). I had originally planned to build a second PC to use as a file server, but this 900D has enough HDD bays that I will not need to build a second unit now.
There are some drawbacks that I have noticed already (just transferred all hardware an hour ago). First off this thing is heavy, but you all know that already. It isn't nearly as large as some reviewers made it seem though. With all hardware installed, this rig is right at 62lb, wow! Second drawback compared to the 750D, is I'm already noticing higher GPU temps. CPU seems to stay about the same, with its radiator is back up top now. GPU radiators have been relocated to the "basement", if you will. They are down by the PSU now, and the exhaust/intake airflow seems a lot more restricted in this case. As far as the GPUs are concerned though, I'm seeing 55-56 degrees now, when I used to see 51-52, so not a huge issue and still massively cooler than any air cooled Titan X in similar conditions (these temps are under load). The 900D does seem to have a bit better sound insulation. It seems slightly quieter than the 750D with the fans going. I'll get pics up asap. Though I feel like doing some gaming first ;-)
Acer XB270HU - So far.. FANTASTIC!!! But ok I have some issues... Though I believe these are issues with NVIDIA and their drivers, or something, blah. Here is my original plan: One to Three 27"-34" 1440p monitors in surround, with a 65" 4k Television in the background. I'm sure now that this won't work. Using just the Acer monitor, I can enable SLI and G-Sync and maintain 144Hz. As soon as I try to add a second monitor, all hell breaks loose. The only way I have been able to get multiple monitors to work is by disabling SLI and G-Sync, and running everything in 60Hz... This is a HUGE disappointment, as I have gotten used to multiple monitors. Anyone have any tips? I need to maintain SLI, G-Sync, and 144Hz on my main monitor, but would like to run other monitors as well, though at a reduced 60Hz. Is this possible? Thanks!
Quick Video: https://youtu.be/pqYo8AEtgvk
Purchased and installed two of these at the same time. One drive failed within an hour with less than 400GB transferred. Clicking, delayed boot, failed WD diagnostics test... That's why four stars instead of five. WD replaced the failed drive immediately and without question, awesome warranty and customer service experience saved the day. I'll buy more in the future as needed, based mostly on the warranty and service.
Some of my experiences: I use these as storage drives for 4K video files and as a storage drive for Steam games that take up a lot of space, that I don't play very often. My main games and video editing software remains on my SSD. CrystalDiskMark 5.1.2 x64 showing 229.5 MB/s Read and 245.9 MB/s Write speeds. Around 5.5TB usable space. No noticeable noise from the drives, even when running CrystalDiskMark benchmarks.