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Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

The X34 ended up leaving because I just wan not using it for games as much as I thought. When I did play with it I would slouch and lean back a little with my neck resting on the top of my chair which was comfortable enough.

I had originally planned on getting a swingarm for it, but I wasn't about to spend another $150 just for a single monitor mount when that's what the pyramid mount for all four cost.

EDIT: I should add I stopped using that chair in the picture some time ago.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Look. Don't judge me. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Forum Topic "Hologram AI in a Box"

Forum Topic "Hologram AI in a Box"

Caples 4 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Great product for anybody fitting that 40% demographic of Japanese males over 30 who are still virgins.

This isn't anything I could see coming over the pond.

Forum Topic "The PCPP CPU/GPU Survey."

Caples 4 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

i7-5930k, two ASUS 1080s and a single 950 in one tower.

I've other parts lying around in unused or half finished builds, but I'm not sure those count.

Forum Topic "Cancerous communities?"

Caples 4 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

OCN and /r/buildapc are for sure my top two.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I easily hit 120FPS in GTA V Online. SLI is decently supported.

Settings are maxed, as are all thing I do.

Forum Topic "$3000 Youtuber PC Build"

Caples 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Two 1080s is fairly pointless. Coming from somebody who has two, most games will not utilize SLI.

Forum Topic "Dream Build"

Caples 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

The XB271. The X34 will not fit on my monitor mount with both of the B276s in landscape.

Forum Topic "Dream Build"

Caples 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Biting. I'm already using one, really, but here's roughly what I have planned for my next build. The price is about what I paid for my current build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor $652.96 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $79.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus X99-E WS/USB 3.1 SSI CEB LGA2011-3 Motherboard $486.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $145.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $145.99 @ Amazon
Storage SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6P1T0BW $629.99 @ Newegg
Storage SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6P1T0BW $629.99 @ Newegg
Storage Angelbird Wings PX1 PCIe x4 M.2 Adapter $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage Angelbird Wings PX1 PCIe x4 M.2 Adapter $74.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $610.81 @ Amazon
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $610.81 @ Amazon
Video Card ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini $144.98 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone FT05B-W ATX Mid Tower Case $150.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ My Choice Software
Monitor Dell U3415W 34.0" 60Hz Monitor $679.98 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer Predator X34 34.0" 100Hz Monitor $1243.95 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer XB271HK 27.0" 60Hz Monitor $869.99 @ B&H
Monitor Acer XB271HK 27.0" 60Hz Monitor $869.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Ducky DSX w/MX Blues $224.40
Mouse Ace of Sweden Edge 3200 $65.00
Headphones Philips X2/27 Fidelio Headphones $279.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $8946.65
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $8891.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-30 12:53 EDT-0400

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

It's doing just fine with no issues to report. It overclocked itself very easily, though I did manage to get a little bit more out of it on my own.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Other than my FEs putting up exactly the same numbers and clocks and temps that non-ref cards put up, sure. They're completely crap.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

I find that I don't have quite enough room with three monitors when I'm doing some heavy use or while playing EVE across all accounts.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I have an XB271HU for the main which more games support as it's a really standard resolution. A lot less games support the X34's resolution, so I put it on the top. I still use it for gaming, though.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

For the backgrounds I use DisplayFusion.

From three panels to one, no. From two to one, yes.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Hand sanitizer. Sorry.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I get much more screen real estate this way, and it ends up being about as expensive.

Mounting two X34s on a desk as small as this one is also incredibly awkward.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 6 points 33 months ago

You should probably read the description. :)

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

This was mid-drink and rum & Coke is my go-to.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

2006 Audi S4. Last of the V8 S4s.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

The top card gets to 71C at its hottest with max fan and the bottom card gets to about 58C with max fan.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I was with TNT until CO2 ran through their space. I liked the CO2 guys when we still flew with them so I'll be joining up rather than trying to firesale all of my assets.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

"I like nice things but I like money, too."

At most I'd upgrade to a 6900K.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Sorry. Fort Drum. :(

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

The 950 Pro will only ever get x4 speeds regardless of whether it's plugged into an M.2 x4 slot or a x16 PCIe slot via a riser.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

They're hyper silver Enkei Raijins to replace the stock BBS CHs on my car. I wanted more modern rims while keeping a semi-stock look.

The CHs are being moved to winter duty.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I had already bought these a year ago.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

The mic was picking up way too much background noise and my wind guard had not come in yet. Like you said. Whatever works, works. :)

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

That's the plan as soon as they become available. ;)

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Pop filter and sock, thank you! The A/C in this new room is much too noisy and my wind guard had not come in yet, so I made do with the sock.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

The first word that comes to mind is "good". I've not run any legit benches with a single card, but I might pick up a couple of RX 480s when they come out to do a little test. I'm thinking of starting a Google Docs spreadsheet and do some benches with new cards as they come out.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 0 points 33 months ago

Oh that's not my aim at all! I just wanted to share my excitement.

Thank you!

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

I actually got my wind guard for it today. Two days earlier than I thought.

Goodbye, pop filter and sock. You will be missed.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 5 points 33 months ago

I still can't get very good frames out of Minecraft, though. :/

I guess I have to start over.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

It's good to be back! I've not even unpacked yet. Everything has revolved around getting this set up. There's a massive wall of boxes behind me right now and I'm putting off unpacking it all.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 4 points 33 months ago

When you buy G-Sync monitors for their mad adaptive sync only to find your cards don't run anything slow enough to make use of it. :/

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 4 points 33 months ago

Well called!

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

The Deluxe was bought when I had planned on three GPUs to drive everything, as well as for the color scheme.

I could have absolutely used a Pro instead. This is true. The Deluxe was only $50 more expensive at the time, though. In the grand scheme of things it's a very small amount.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

They are not mutually exclusive. I set out with no budget in mind and this is where i ended up.

I did not buy massively overpriced SSDs for everything. The case is reasonable, if old. There's no overpriced RAM. The CPU was a good choice for my original parts list and is still not a 5960X like it could have been.

So yes. A reasonable build that had no budget limitations.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

The chair and desk will get replaced in a month or two. They came with the room.

Honestly, I haven't even unpacked. There is a veritable wall of boxes behind these pictures.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

They're some Enkei Raijins which are replacing the BBS CHs that came with my car. The CHs are being used as a winter rim now.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I've definitely gotten my money's worth out of them.

They do well enough with mid-range impedance, but I would not expect to drive anything like 300-ohm HD 580's while still being able to push a lot of volume.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Thanks!

I'm replacing the old rims on my S4 with them. I've been meaning to replace the stock rims for a while.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

They were kind enough to send it out to me for a couple of months to do a write-up of it. I'll be posting to some Reddit subs and around here about it in a couple of days.

In the end I'll probably just buy this one from them outright. That's how much I like it.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 3 points 33 months ago

Absolutely. I set out with no budget in mind and this is where I ended up.

Too often people with massive budgets exceeding even what I spent on this go for hideously expensive parts just because they are willing to spend a ton. There are no Dom Plats here which perform the same as any other RAM. No 1TB Evos which are over $100 more expensive than the 960GB Ultra II. I didn't go for the 4K G-Sync displays just because I could.

Everything was done with spending a reasonable amount of money in mind while not skimping at all on performance.

The only reason the HX1000i is in here, for instance, instead of an RMx is because I got a great deal on it at the time of purchase which brought it down to the price of the RMx.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

It's seriously amazing. I would wait until toward the end of this year when the updated model comes out, though. It has better OSD interaction as well as a standard 100Hz instead of the overclocked 100Hz, not to mention the more dramatic curve. It should be about the same price, though.

And thank you!

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

There's having no hard budget and there's the 6950X. At most I'd do the 6900K.

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I've always wanted the 600T and, like I said, I made the terrible mistake of getting the Lanboy Air at the time. There was something seriously wrong with me.

As much as I try to keep things short I always end up being long-winded. :(

Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

Caples submitter 4 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Thank you! I wanted it to be amazeballs enough that I wouldn't be tempted to upgrade it again.

Little did I know that I'd look at the FT05 and want to redo everything immediately.

Halp.

Forum Topic "Doesn't this site get boring?"

Caples 4 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

doesn't just looking at virtual pcs get boring?

Sometimes, though the periods of lost interest I have are generally form getting tired of fighting the uphill battle against users with no idea of what they are talking about. Putting together the lists themselves doesn't really get boring. A lot of it is the same thing over and over so you make a change or two within each price bracket to suit the OP's requirements and you're good to go. Occasionally you get to do something fun like ITX or high-budget builds.

It also helps if you get to handle real hardware outside of the site. For instance, Acer was kind enough to provide for me a Predator X34 to build around, so I'll start in on that when I get home in a couple of weeks. I've been checking, rechecking, and tweaking this parts list for months now in anticipation and it never gets old. Actually having the hardware to put together some dream builds makes it much better. It's also a great way to get some real experience with parts instead of basing all of your decisions off of what other people have said.

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