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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.

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Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 9 points

You build a X99 system and then don't show it to us!? Show us some love man!!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I will add them today.

  • 66 months ago
  • 5 points

Hard to upvote with no real description and no internal pics. Loop looks kinda odd without seeing more...

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

Used the XPSC Raystorm 750 EX360 to cool this thing. (I think that's what you mean by loop)

  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

man i see u have all your ram on one side of that mobo that is scary u need to look at your manual and it will tell you the dim slots to fill

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I am glad you mentioned that. I think I saw something in the manual that said to use 1,3 and 5,7 but I was exhausted by last night. I will check again. I know the MOBO has 2 channels of 4 slots each so I assume they should be in one channel but the benchmarking is a bit slow on the ram

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

All X99 boards are quad channel (even the ones with 4 DIMM slots).

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

yea u are correct use 1,3 and 5,7 it is the way it is made i think its stupid but its the way the did it only fill them all on one side if u have the same amount for the other side

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I did realize the they were color coded so 1 3 5 and 7 were different from the 2 4 6 and 8.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

well anyways man that build is amazing it makes mine look like poop haha i wish i could get some moneyf or upgrades

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

woah

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, but some more internal photos would be nice :)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the wallpaper.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

We need some picture love bruh.

In all seriousness though, I like it a lot. It's overkill to hell if you're mainly gaming on it, and it's overkill to hell even if it's a workstation PC, but I still love it. +1

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I do a lot of Data crunching and I am also going to use it as a mining rig once I add the second GPU later this year

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Really, Nvidia GPUs are absolute trash when it comes to mining. They just aren't designed to efficiently handle those kind of computations. More power to you, though.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

My Optiplex GX620 feels even older...

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you need all this power for? Did you win the lottery? Otherwise it's overkill unless you're a 3D animator as well as a gamer.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

They just want the best they can have. Im about to build a X99 only because I want to, But with the 5820K and and the MSI X99S. Its also kind of good for future Proofing if I do say so myself

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Midlife Crisis? Wife wont let me get a motorcycle. She ran over my last one ;-)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

The only reason I would choose the 5930k over the 5820k is if I had more than one graphics card. In this case, the 5820k would've been a better deal.

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

Plan is to go to 3 or 4 GPUs. I want to use this to mine Lite coins. Made a killing back when Bit coins were still easier to mine so here we are

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

For that Power Supply Unit, it'd be able to handle a second GPU. Based on the efficiency rating (and a review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=258), this shows that the PSU can manage about 1,131 Watts.

Depending on the Watt draw of the SLI configuration, the PSU may be unable to handle a 3rd GPU.

Even the high end 1500-1600 Watt PSU's, like: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=378 and http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=391

can perform at an output of about ~1400 Watts(Corsair's) to ~1440 Watts(EVGA's). Both of these units come close/above the 15A circuit in a typical American (120V) household.

This may be information you already know, but i'd test a watt consumption while the computer is under full load for both CPU and GPU, while monitoring temps to ensure everything is stable. Both before and after the installation of the 2nd GPU. This way you'll be able to see the temperature impact of the SLI configuration, the Watt impact of the SLI configuration, and you'll be able to gauge whether the PSU will be able to manage a 3rd/4th GPU.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

This is great to know. I will test it.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok I see then because the different between the 5820k and the 5930k are the PCI-E lanes which is from 28 to 40 which is a big difference so if you get more than 2 GPUs, then the 5930k and 5960x are the better choices.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Why on earth would you waste a rig like this to mine virtual currency :|

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

cause I can I guess. I am open to other suggestions for doing stuff while I am not actively using the computers though. P.S. I did pretty OK with Bitcoins a couple years back so it isn't a bad thing to me

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build although I feel you could have gotten off with a smaller psu.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

The original Build clocked out at 823W and I knew I was going to add more GPUs and more Drives and cooling so I went with the bigger PSU. Plus I like the colors ;-)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh gotcha. And I agree the colors are nice.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

This pc would look alot better if you stuck to a color scheme

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Just switched it to red. Looks pretty :)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Already Damn! lol nice build man. Does it run super cool and quiet?

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazingly. CPU runs about 10C below system temp. I do have several fans but they aren't that bad unless I am killing it, and even then...

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Either I am the biggest noob in the community or that guy has placed 2 ram sticks into the wrong sockets XD

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

You are absolutely correct. I fixed that yesterday. Never had a Mobo with that many memory slots before

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure I agree with your choice of power supply. I certainly wouldn't run $3,000 worth of equipment with that power supply, especially if you want to mine cryptocurrencies.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you say?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

First X99 system I have seen. Very Nice.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I am loving it so far

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

well i hope you have figured it out man and wow your cables are pretty bad i do not know how that case is for cables but if you take some time to organize it all you could do a better job specially for spending almost 4k$ why not making look like you spent that amount of money on it

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you not living in the US? You could've saved a lot on that processor.

I'm quite confused with the mixed reviews of Haswell-E processor. I'm stuck on this one. Anyway, does anyone think 5960X sounds better at $899 point? Thank you

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

does this motherboard have coil whine

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

did you modify the thermaltake?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for that exceptional EATX PWM to the MOBO routing ;) And for a cool build, it was build about 3 years ago, so I may not get a response, but that's okay