First and foremost, I am a database programmer/analyst who works with large hospital systems. I work with all types of platforms from Excel/text files to SQL Server to Access. Whatever they give me. Once upon a time, I used a high end laptop and literally melted the plastic over the period I was working with some badly indexed databases.
Second, I do appreciate a good 3D game as does my son. I do a lot of video editing and rendering which takes forever on slower units and so I am hoping to cut those times from many hours to only a few.
And finally, I want to try Lite Coin mining. I did well with some Bit Coins back a while so why not other VCs.
I hadn't built a PC in over 10 years and though I had build many before this was very new. Lots of new connections and power sockets for overclocking. Here are the highlights of the Build: - The T81 Case is "Tool less" in name only. Many screws to mount drives which were not provided. The case has lots of space but I used up quite a bit of it and wish it had more bays for optical drives. I ended up using the two they gave for the water pump/reservoir. - The Gigabyte X99 MOBO is a work of beauty. The manual and online support could be better though. I had a booting problem at one point and had to spend an hour searching the internet to find out that I had a USB issue. I still don't fully understand it but the system wont boot if I have something plugged into some of the USB 3.0 ports. not all, just some. They work fine though once the system is running. - Love the EVGA 780Ti. Graphics are so far crisp and FPS counts high. Hoping video rendering will fly, but I haven't installed studio yet. - I bought the XSPC Raystorm 750 EX360 for water cooling. Works great and keeps the CPU under 40C even under high load. I dead replace the CPU block that came with it with their Copper one. I also had to put the Pump where the Blu Ray drive would have gone which is a bummer cause now I have to use an external drive. There were lots of good videos helping with this cooling system install which were great since I had never built a liquid cooled system before - The SSDs went in without any trouble. I had a couple from before and added a new one to that for a total of just under 1TB of SSD space. I also put in a WD black series 4TB for Video/Music/Photo storage. Also not a bad place to put all that NewsRover data.
In all, this system runs like a beast. I ran PerformanceTest by PassMark Benchmarking software and the system scored about 4400 at factory CPU speed and over 5800 when overclocked to 4.3GHz. I haven't dared overclock the GPU or the RAM yet but the utilities are there and it seems very easy to do. CPU Temps have stayed in the 20-30C range at 4.3GHz so I am likely to just keep it there for now.
Will update with internal pics in a wee bit. Yes, I did get a bit lazy with the wire organization toward the end there cause my fingers were pretty raw but still pretty.