And so the hunger for more begins.
Come along with me as I gradually put myself in debt for parts, this likely won't stop any time soon. I'm not sure when exactly it's considered a separate or new build. I hope the pictures show it's evolution.
Intel i7-4790k_ Intel i7-3930k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO_ Noctua NH-D15S_ NZXT Kraken x52
MSI Gaming 5 Z97_ Asus Sabertooth x79
8gb (2 x 4gb) DDR3 1600mhz_ 32gb (4 x 8gb) DDR3 1866mhz
Intel 530 240gb SSD_ Samsung 960 Pro 1tb M.2 NVMe SSD
Hitachi 7200rpm 500gb HDD_ 3 x WD Gold 6tb Datacenter HDD's
XFX R9 290 4gb DD Edition_ EVGA GTX 680 4gb Classified Edition_ EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6gb Hybrid_ ASUS Strix GTX 980 Ti 6gb OC Edition_ ASUS GTX 1080 Ti 11gb FE_ EVGA GTX 1080 Ti 11gb SC2 Hybrid
Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower_ Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Mid Tower
Random Case Fans_ Nine (yes 9, lol) Noctua NF-F12's
UPDATE 9/8/16: I've modded the EVOLV case. The top fan mounting location that slides out on rails has been altered to allow mounting of the fans up inside of the cases attic compartment. Hidden fans FTW !
UPDATE 4/14/17: I ordered the tempered glass side panel through Phanteks customer service, paid, and received it within the week. Had to drill out and thread tap the case in the mounting locations for the tempered glass. Used the old metal framed side panel as a template. Beyond happy with this mod.
UPDATE 6/13/18: Still running beautifully. No updates really aside from some cable management. Haven't had a reason to upgrade any parts yet, Sandy Bridge E still kicks ***!
I should also mention this is a Hackintosh! My SSD is configured as a dual-boot drive with Windows 10 Pro and Mac OS Sierra, 50/50 split. However for data storage, two 6tb drives are for Windows while the third 6tb is for Mac OS. "Ew, Mac" you may say, but we simply can't deny the fluidity of Final Cut Pro X.
I do run OC's on both the CPU and GPU.
The i7-4790k is up to 4.8ghz @1.295v, full stability for over 2 years now. The i7-3930k is up to 4.8ghz @1.385v. Temps range 35c idle - 70c load. The Hybrid 1080 Ti runs at 2025mhz on the core and 6013mhz on the mem. Temps range 30c idle - 60c load.
I believe that sums this up for now, I'll be back to edit as upgrades occur. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave any questions, compliments, or recommendations! ~ Dave