I have my fans setup a little bit faster on the intake; pressure isn't a big worry for me as the temps are good and system is virtually inaudible.
Oh yeah, I've seen those - they are great for cost savings and look great.
I've had the F12's for a while now, but I've been eyeballing the AX12X25's lately. :)
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That probably would've looked way better! :)
I wonder about that myself but I'm hoping it is going to last a bit. :)
It's kinda funny you say that - I had a 2017 Nissan Maxima SE with "camel" two-tone interior and I thought it was gonna be ugly, but when I got the car, the diamond stitched leather and suede (alcantara) had a sweet look to it. It's too bad it was only a short term lease.
MMMMMME too! :D
I've always been a big fan (no pun intended) of the Noctuas - their quality and performance is the best I've ever had and only really used these since my first major build 10 years ago (back then they were non-pwm). To me when I see the fans on someone else's build, I don't really think of "hey those are ugly", I see "that person must also appreciate quietness and quality". :)
super turd it is :D
I'm a huge stickler for balanced builds... and you sir...
hit the nail on the head. Love the build~ needs a little love for cable management tho (not like you can really see it anyways though) :)
8700k for Lightroom and Photoshop is right on the money if you ask me.
Grats on the build - I love it!
You won't need to upgrade your GPU unless you are running something at 2k resolution or 144hz refresh rate. Remember, the 1060 is on par with the 980, awesome cards.
The only thing I would add is an AIO cooler for the CPU - not sure if it'll even give a big performance boost but if you plan to overclock or get some more shiny stuff in there, it will allow you to get the most out of your processor.
Have you seen the NZXT Kraken? I would've totally gone with that if I didn't go with a full loop. :)
Congrats on your first build, welcome to the burn-your-wallet club.
No EK Supremacy? :)
Wait how are you gonna build it if you're in the "doghouse"? I guess you won't need electricity when you're just putting the actual kit together LOL (I kid I kid)~
Oh man, I can't wait to see it~
On a side note though, did you run any benchmarks with the drives? I would check to make sure they are running at least x4 speeds or they will be bottlenecked pretty badly.
Have you thought about going to a single Poseidon configuration? It would erase all your pci-e lane troubles and you could probably make a really good return on your card, I think it's going on eBay for "I don't even want to know"; Strix 1080Ti's are like $1300 @_@
I had the same cpu before this upgrade too! I really loved the 6850k but with the adoption of 16 cores I had to upgrade as I render video for my youtube channel! :)
The 6850k's temps were like in the 24-26C range but this one is around 27-30C; this thing cooks under load though. Like thank-goodness-I-have-a-big-water-loop temperatures.
Honestly though, unless you're rendering video or doing a lot of computing in general you probably won't have to upgrade (unless you want to of course :D) for a while. I used my i7-970 for a looooooooong time; like 7 years long and it's still running like a champ!
If you do upgrade be sure to let me know - I want to see it! :)
Awesome build - love the balance!
I doubt it. Nothing can run Crysis.
Thank you :D
Hmm... Destiny 2 definitely supports SLI out of the box - it could seriously be that you might just have too many PCI-e devices. Even though you get a "total" of 40 pci-e lanes, it is split 16 on the cpu and 24 on the chipset, and I am unclear as to which lanes the nvm-e drives take up, for example:
So when you have 2x GPU's in the pci-e x16 slots, your processor will split the lanes x8/x8 between the two slots from what I understand.
However, your dual nvm-e drives also use pci-e lanes and not clear on whether it uses lanes from the CPU or chipset. If it is the chipset, theoretically you should not have any issues as your nvm-e's would pull 4 lanes each, but if the nvm-e pulls from the cpu, you'd be having some serious bandwidth issues.
But a lot of this information is not exactly easy to search for;
The most important part of any PC build (my opinion) is a good balance for it to do everything well. To me your GPU's are awesome but extremely overkill in comparison to the rest of your build~ :)
To be completely honest I think you'd benefit a TON more if you had a single 1080ti. You'd have the money to get an entire watercooled kit (look at EKWB P240 or P360 kits they are great, also I have it in my build if you wanted to see), and wouldn't have to worry about SLI performance issues. I think a single 1080Ti will be able to handle pretty much any resolution at very high settings.
...plus you wouldn't have to worry about discussing it with your wife!
Nicely balanced - I like.
It weighs just as much too.
I thought I was gonna pop something picking this beast up. lol
Love the build - how do you like the Poseidon cards?
Did you plan out the build or did the parts get more crazy as the purchasing started?
Only asking because the while the 8700k is an AMAZING processor, it seriously lacks the pci-e lanes (16) - with 2 m.2 drives, what are your pci-e lanes operating at?
Agreed - it's really only that CPU cooler that has those thick tubes that makes it look like there isn't much cable management.
My first build in 2001 was a travesty of cables - ribbon cables.
I would agree with you on the custom sleeved cables for cleanliness
Oh - clogging is no good! :|
Get that stuff changed out quickly :)
I have the same issue myself but I couldn't get myself to put all the modules on one side :)
Another 32gb of Dom-Plats gonna cost another $300+
Too good to be a first build :) :) :)
It's fully dependent on the configuration of the motherboard - though I believe most quad-channel memory are alternating on both sides of the CPU.
However, upon review of the Taichi user's manual, you are correct - on a quad channel setup the memory should be assigned to A1, B1, C1, D1 which are (counting from left to right) slots 1, 3, 6, 8.
Interesting color choice! How do you like the pastel color? I'm more of a transparent color-guy myself, but the pastel is unique!
Great prices on the parts!
Love it. Just a solid all-around PC! Awesome job on the build.
I love how you picked out the parts - every part is a "yeah that's solid" :) I bet it can handle pretty much whatever you throw at it!
Well I'm jelly. I thought my black/red was bad *** until I saw what black/white looks like. :D
It's running at 8x 8x because the NVM SSD is taking up a pci-e 3.0 slot. I haven't noticed any difference though; runs games great! :)
1 and 3 I believe~
SLI is good; unfortunately it's running at 8x 8x because I'm using an NVMe in a PCI-e slot. Performance is still top notch.
Oh yeah~ I did mine black/red as well :)
Black and red is my fav; nice build :D
Tested it with Overwatch on max settings:
CPU: max temp 50c avg 42c
GPU: max temp 72c avg 70c
Freaking awesome build. Hard work really shows!!!
Love the build!
Planning on upgrading the monitor?
Well they are definitely on and off, my $400 Rampage III Extreme was not really that great either; but then again, it was way overkill for my usage. I should've went with a Formula.
Good luck with the water cooling, don't back out like I did after buying the stuff hahahaha~ :)
Those psu cable combs oh man look so good
Maybe for CS:GO I would think you probably don't need much more than a couple of gigs but yeah, for anything newer I would highly suggest at least a 16gb setup.
So the kit comes with all of the EKWB pump, reservoir, 360mm radiator, and all of the parts to make a full CPU loop. I figured if I should do the water loop I should do the entire PC including the video cards.
Still debating if I want to mess with it any longer or just sell the kit.
Well it's been about a month since I bought it, hopefully it'll keep on trucking. :)
The ROG front base is a pretty good looking part; the MSI Carbon was an excellent choice as well.
What case did you end up going with?
Good clean setup~ very nice
I got a soft spot for Noctua fans and have grown to love the color lol~ I used only Noctua fans back in 2009 when I built my i7-970 rig and just absolutely loved them (they are still going strong today);
I saw that they have new colors now but the poop-brown and nap-tan are the original colors for me. :)
RGB action~ :D
Nice build, cheers to getting it started!
For your memory, have you checked to see if the modules have XMP? Believe some motherboards allow for you to automatically run at the "advertised" speeds just with a simple change in the BIOS.
As for the monitor, if you wait for the MG279Q to go on sale, I think it'd be an excellent purchase. I have the GSYNC version PG279Q but a buddy of mine got his FreeSync version for $399. IPS panel, 144hz, great looking beast. Makes me sorta jelly since I paid like more than double that lol
Would suggest a Samsung EVO 850 500GB for $150; love those so much I have 3 of them in my main pc, and another 2 in my secondary pc.
The GTX cards are great now, but if you want to save money you might be better off waiting for the next AMD card (supposedly a beast) and you can save big bucks on not getting an overpriced GSYNC monitor; especially if you want a nice 27" 2k 144hz panel.