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Considering my daughter pretty much just plays Minecraft ... this PC may be slightly over the top <g>. Figured if I was gonna go all in, I would.

Had her install all the parts and I did all the cabling & SW. Little nervous having her insert the CPU but she handled it all like a champ.

It's been about 8 years since I built a PC... WOW have they come along. M2 SSD's the size of your thumb? liquid cooling? cases with dedicated channels for wiring?

Purchased 2 M2 HDD's thinking I'd strip them, only to find out you can't RAID M2 HDD's ;-( No other regrets. Whisper quiet and aesthetically pretty awesome.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 22 points

$709.99 Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB

$709.99 Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB

Slight overkill by dad for daughters first gaming PC

Slight

  • 43 months ago
  • 9 points

What are you talking about? This is not overkill. It only plays minecraft at 4K at 5000 FPS.

Thats not overkill, thats underkill

+1

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  • 44 months ago
  • 12 points

i wanna be your daughter

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, SAME!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 5 points

You clearly get "Dad of the Year". Ultra nice rig!

  • 44 months ago
  • 5 points

So uh... hey Dad!

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

Minecraft doesn't even support SLI but its still amazing +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

planning ahead

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

Considering what she will be doing on this PC, it will probably last her 12 years...

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Make that until it still works, maybe up to 30.

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

Purchased 2 M2 HDD's thinking I'd strip them, only to find out you can't RAID M2 HDD's ;-(

What? who told you that ? Why not? You so can raid them! pcper did it with Triple M.2 Samsung 950 Pro's. see this link http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/Triple-M2-Samsung-950-Pro-Z170-PCIe-NVMe-RAID-Tested-Why-So-Snappy

Also its says on your MB info page: Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 With two PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors onboard, GIGABYTE brings to the user PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speed per connector, the dual M.2 provides an ideal storage solution as it also supports RAID modes.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

you are totally correct ... crap ... may need to do a little tweaking ... but man M2's are fast.

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

I would recommend flipping all of your fans around.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

noted ...

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

I don't want to look evyous, but I really feel like first time builds, especially those for kids, shouldn't be that much expensive, and it's not just about the cost, but about performances aswell. She clearly had fun building it, judging from the pictures, but I think that a more balanced rig would've taught her more also on the performances she could expect, and about upgrading the pc in the future. By the time she would be able to use a build like this to its fullest, it will be probably all be old hardware.

Still, your money, your choice, and the build is stunning really. I hope she'll use it for ages.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

all true ... as folks have highlighted ... I justified it with Minecraft + educational moment for daughter but all vailed in me having an excuse to go a little nuts ;-)

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  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

A slight over kill? lol Its a badass computer tho and that computer can last for a decade and still the performance would be flawless. Your daughter has to be the luckiest to get a pc like that. Hats off to you man, great work!!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Can you adopt me.

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

all this needs is some nice sleeved cables, nothing else to improve this one. now here's a challenge: mod minecraft so hard with shaders and texture packs that you get below 10fps :')

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't see how this could be overkill at all /s

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

agreed ... never have enough head room

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Your daughter goes into the Minecraft server and there comparing FPS she's like a constant 7 Bagillion and it's so fast it does everything before I tell it to.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Just a little overkill. May run Minesweeper at 20fps.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Or literally cause the PC to blow up.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

enjoy running crysis 6 at 8k with 80000000 fps on max settings.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for involving daughters!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it me, or are your front fans running as exhaust and the cpu rad fans are intake?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

They are, a little counter-intuitive when it comes to proper airflow.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How old is your daughter?

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

9 going on 15

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

.-. Wait, I'm lost.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, didn't see pics. Oh wow, I can't even imagine what her system is like .-.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for introducing your daughters to pc building at such a young age.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

b..but Im your real daughter T.T

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

now just wait for minecraft to be put on unreal engine v4

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Only problem is that you referred to the M.2's as "HDD" instead of SSD. Otherwise, freaking awesome build. Glad you had your daughter could experience an amazing rig.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Please tell me you are using this computer for more than just minecraft.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

My old cheapo laptop ran Minecraft fine ROFL. Hope your daughter appreciates the magnitude of what she just recieved xD

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! Your daughter is having allot of fun with that!

1+

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Very similar to a new build I've been working on. But I'm holding out for the GTX 1080 coming out later in the month. Takes me half a year to save up enough for a build. I'm very jealous of your daughter. xD

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I know ... was kicking myself ... as 2 1080's SLI'd would be far less power, almost half the price and way more power ... but hey, can always swap out graphics cards later

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh. It just depends on how impatient you were, or how loaded your pockets are I guess. I got time to wait, since I also enjoy consoles.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

here I am trying to convince my wife to let me drop a few hundred bucks on parts to update/upgrade from a 9yr old chip (q6600) and then I see this. This is really cool of you to do with your daughter, mine are still a bit young to get into this kind of stuff.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

hey its me ur daughter

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Slight.. Slight.... Slight... OVERKILL

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any trouble with the radiator mounting to the top? I have the same case, mb and radiator but I couldn't get it to work.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is like sending in the US Army against a 25 Year old guy with one arm who forgot to pay his taxes.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you be my dad?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

don't know if you still read this but I have a very similar build and I was just wondering how you got that rad on the top of the case with that motherboard? the corner of the fan that comes with the cooler hits the edge of the G1 gaming white plastic thing on the motherboard for me (top left) did you have to jam it in there or is it that your fans have slightly smaller corners?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Bahahahaha... I have the same Matrix 980Ti (1 not 2) and my son just started playing Minecraft again, my card only hits 46C with Minecraft, compared to other games which make it go up to 72C, lol

  • 44 months ago
  • 0 points

I would much rather have a X99 5820K setup than the 6700K.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 0 points

An 8 year old needs a $4000 PC to play Minecraft? You do realize that a $400-$500 PC would do just fine with Minecraft...

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

absolutely ... but where would the fun be ;-)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Who needs college? Amma rite?

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Nah, pong takes 4 way crossfire of Titan X's and dual 18 core xeons to run at 480p 30FPS...

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  • 44 months ago
  • 0 points
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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

daughter helped with the colour choices

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I was also going to comment about the fan orientation but looks like you figured it out. This is a nice build and it's cool that you got your daughter involved.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

could'of but liked the esthetics of these ones.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Well they do have beast clock speeds