I love your studio :) The nice stone house and it's natural surrounding enclosing the computer enthusiast setup(s) is really nice. It's like inception, a dream within a dream ;)
Sure can - how things fit is more up to the motherboard and cpu-cooler-combo you pick. Most motherboards use PCI slot 2 and 5 for GPU - mine uses slot 1 and 5 for more spacing, thus GPU1 gets very close to the CPU cooler - but this is not related to case :)
No parts of the fan-pins or so touches the PCB of the Graphics card in PCI slot 1 ?
I'm looking for the same cooler on a Z270 - and have worried a bit about clearance :)
The first GPU goes into Pcie slot 1? how much is the clearance to Dark Rock 3 Pro? Did you need to bend the pins of the Fan's for it to fit?
Lovely description. just out of curiousity, the part-list says 3x Gtx 1080, but description says Titan's - I assume Titans is the correct one, as 1080's does not work in trio in games? :)
wow, it looks like an aquarium! very nice :)
btw - can the Asus Aura be turned off completely in the software if one wants? I want a led light system that allows me to disable all the lights from the software :D
The case looks a bit Storm-troopy, and matches the parts colorscheme well :)
About the Aura, is it possible to turn it off completely inside the Aura software? I think of getting it, but only if I can turn it off easily :)
I see you Use the Asus motherboard - can you with the Aura software turn off all lights inside the case for when you want to watch a movie without the bling etc.?
Lovely build, how is the noise levels at idle and during gaming? I'm making a build also for livingroom and plan to have a computer I cant hear at all when idle
Thanks, looking sweet :)
and good choice with the wooden natural backdrops :)
Magnifique! What camera and lens do you use? Lovely pics, tres bien :)
180hz is still something to run - and at ultra lots of good games still makes 1080P a run for its money if you aim for close to 200 frames :)
I wonder about the same.. that's not a monitor - that's a beast!
is it possible to turn all the case-lights off completely? :)
Ah, with Silverstone FT05 there is no top or bottom card. The entire motherboard is rotated 90° to allow the cards to hang vertically instead of horizontal. With a MB that then has spacing between the two cards it should be smooth to use Open air coolers. Blower style is LOUD - and as I center the entire build around making it as silent as possible. I'm looking at cards that run fanless on idle, and as quiet as they can while working. (The build will sit in my living room and be turned on 24/7 - which is why it can't make itself heard).
Thanks for good feedback :)
True, for a few new ones, though far from all new ones and the majority still does better with few fast cores. Not sure I get where minimal returns comes from as I never heard about diminishing returns in frequency. My main concern is to end up spending a good bit more money, and actually cripple performance in most games, while boost only 1-2 fps in the very few that does support more cores. That would be a quite bad move altogether. I hope to see more benches which compare the two sockets as they are.
Oh, and I plan on using SLI, which is why I look closely into the matter to find the right pick for my use :)
Case and Tubing goes hand in hand - could dub the build Pipe Dreams :D
With all the lights, is it possible to turn it all off for home theatre movie watching mode? I like the case pic before things are installed where you only see the black slick reflection of the surroundings and not inside the case. I hope to build something that will fit with my high gloss finish speakers as it will stay next to them, and I could very well go with lights if they can all be turned off completely.
that's a serious downgrade which requires way more service work every single day - taking away valuable game-time from the PC...
True, but it is also true that most games prefer few fast cores over many slower ones - and thus the question really is if 4.5-5.0 ghz with x8 is slower than 3.5-4.0 ghz with 16x.. (Some new games enjoys many cores, but the majority isnt there yet).
All tests I've seen comparing x16 with x8 uses a 40 lane board and disables lanes to do the 8x test - which then still leave them stuck with the same cpu at lower clocks - generally removing the benefit of higher clocks in less cores.
http://www.pcgamer.com/intel-core-i7-6850k-review/ shows that the 6850 runs games 3-4 fps slower than a 6700k due to lower clocks (this will vary per game) so likely the win from x16 goes up in smoke there.
well this a lie.. where did you learn that the human eye can only see up to 60 frames per second...?
4K for multiplayer gaming is not excellent as of today, but with the new HDMI standard coming, we will get 120hz 4K - and then it will be all mint (as long as the machine can run it at 120fps) until then, not so much.
I'm looking to make a 1080 (or Ti) SLI build as well, but read alot about how the top card ususaly suffer when they are placed horizontal - thus I'm looking at cases like the Silverstone FT05. How is the temp difference with your cards when running them in games?
I live in a cold environment and look to build a SLI system myself. I look for a case like the Silverstone Fortress FT05 to avoid the top card being hotter than the bottom one. Could you explain a bit which games seem to run bad in SLI and if it's any hassle to simply disable SLI for those games? I imagine I can easily have SLI enabled by default and just disable it in the GeForce controll panel for those games that does not, and thus run everything well :)
ps: I love how your chair matches your case ;)
For the most part, not running things smooth in SLI is quite common though - try turning one of them off, or try download a different SLI profile - many games does not run well in SLI.
Why did you combine a 950 M2 with a 850 Sata? Which runs for boot and which for games? :)
Looking to skip HDD and go all SSD myself also
20 years ago 8MB of RAM was just getting normal - and with 8GB being the norm today (x1000) - if similar change continues, you'd actually need 8TB of memory in order to be future proof for another 20 years - don't under estimate technology progress ;)