I'm jealous of your MoBo and storage setup! My next upgrade is going to be from my SM951 to SM961's-- gota love that PCIe storage! Nice build, hope you're enjoying it.
I'm so jealous of the Lian-Li desk case! Besides the cabling nightmare, how do you like the desk overall? Do you think you had aircooled it instead of liquid, do you think the desk would be able to dissipate heat properly? Very, very sweet rig; great work!
Nice build my only question is-- do you have a Tesla? Which one?
I'm really impressed with this build-- pretty crazy to see those benchmark numbers from an mITX rig! Also, I couldn't agree more on the storage thing; it blows my mind to see people spend so much money on high end components and then just use an average SATA SSD or even a hard disk! But anyways that's a pretty amazing little box of hardware you have there, great work.
Thanks I was going to ask the same question! This will be the perfect purpose for my old tablet that isn't getting any use.
Edit: Also, how do you like that UPS? I bought a similar one and it died in under a month so I'm wondering how other people's luck has been. Thanks again nice build!
Touché, I had the same deal in college. But once you get some space, I would definitely recommend it-- especially if you spend as much time sitting at your computer as I do. I've found my gaming chair to be indispensable. Anyways, great build!
I really dig the case!
Wow you even painted in the inside of the PCIE slots?! That's amazing, this is an inspiration of attention to detail. Thanks for sharing!
You have any intention of adding some benchmarks? Would be cool to see how far this blows things out of the water. Great build!
Which make/model are those slim fans on your bottom radiator?
Great build, all the custom work is very impressive!
Can't wait to see more pictures of your desk area/racing setup!
Yeah the title doesn't really explain that you built the case from scratch, that's amazing. Great work man!
How do you like that MoBo? When I was looking at parts for my current rig there were very few choices for dual-CPU X99 boards. Does it have all the features you were looking for?
Agreed! I hope you're taking full advantage of the education opportunity and not having TOO much fun gaming ;-)
Wowww that's one hell of a components list partner. I think you've caused some serious hardware envy for many of us. Two of the new Titans? Hell yeah!
Edit: Also, you might want to spend the money to upgrade your chair. I got a DXRacer on sale from MassDrop and it was one of the best investments I've made in a long while. Just a thought.
The build is great but the name is even better haha. Frank the tank!
Yes! New BSMods builds are always like Christmas! I'm not really into dragons personally but you just can't argue with amazing hardware and even better build quality-- you really can't. Great work as always, looking forward to grabbing a GTX1080 myself.
My buddy and I have been trying to figure out how you have that Dell tablet mounted there. Your parts list says "Dell Venue 8 3840 Tablet RED - PC performance monitor display" do you have a link for the mount you're using? Looks awesome!
The PC is nice but I'm really jealous of the rest of your desk setup. The Thrustmaster pedals and wheel, the speakers, monitor configuration-- that's an awesome fun-station you got there!
Gotcha. Traditionally I'm a Linux guy but I have access to all the different Windows OS (Pro, Enterprise, whatever else) both server and client for my work. I will admit I'm pretty satisfied with Win10 but I still keep a Linux distro virtualized, ya know, just in case haha. I just noticed it looks like you are watercooling the VRM, do you know if EK makes a monoblock for the Rampage V? Not sure if that would achieve the same effect or not, I really don't know anything about watercooling. Also, from where you're sitting can you still see the monitor on the wall? Looks like the Franken900Ds are blocking your view (from the pictures, at least).
This is really a stellar rig. Have you had any problems with that MoBo? I think that model doesn't have a PLX chip (not that you need it on this build) right? I didn't see you mention how you chose that board, although there aren't a whole lot of options for dual LGA2011 sockets as far as I know. It looks like you don't have a NIC card and must be using the LAN on the MoBo, does the built-in LAN allow 10Gbe? Please forgive my ignorance. Anyways it's really one hell of a rig, you've got yourself a really nice tool for your work!
The tray beneath the MoBo looks great, hides some of the less stellar-looking parts-- although to be fair, all of your hardware choices are consistently drool-worthy. I've never done much wood working (besides building a tiki bar around a palm tree at my college house) or built any furniture but I can imagine that it would be pretty difficult to build a desk just how I wanted it. If you were going to do it again, would you change anything about your desk design?
That's a bummer about the Cougar fans, I've been pretty happy with my CF-V12HPB's but I also haven't put too many hours on them. Doesn't it get hot with your rig on top of the desk like that? I would think it's blowing out quite a bit of warm air, no?
I'll keep checking back, I can't wait to see you step your monitor game up to that Samsung joint!!
Great work as always partna.
PS-- don't pay for MS OS anymore, if you ever need a Windows OS just shoot me a message and I'll set you up.
Yeah I've been looking at different HTPC cases and seeing this sealed the deal, I'm gona pull the trigger on the Silverstone. Awesome build!
Very cool, I really wish I had such a case I would love to combine my two rigs like you did. Good thinking! Edit: I don't see it if you mentioned it, but what brand/model is that case? I can't seem to find it. Thanks!
Just stopped by to say thumbs up for the name-- it's perfect. Good work!
Very cool, it's nice to see something on here that isn't an expensive gaming rig. It shows some ingenuity and creativity to build it into that case-- nice work. Oh also nice choice of software, I keep putting off setting up a firewall on my ESXi box at home.
This is just unbelievable-- extremely impressed! Do you have a full build log posted somewhere? I'd love to see how you were able to complete all this and all the little details. Really this is by far the most impressive build that I've ever seen. Keep up the amazing work!
That reservoir the front looks sooo rad! And the paint? Wow.
Agreed, the color combo of the cables is spot on. Good work!
Really looking forward to seeing your next projects, you're keeping us in suspense!
I've never seen or heard of those GOverlay units before, I'm really glad you posted the info about it because I'm about to buy one for myself! Thanks for being thorough in your description, you've got a really respectable rig there. Great work!
PS-- totally agree about the 21:9 monitors. I have mine stacked on top of each other but you have a lot more desk real estate.
I'm jealous of your rig for sure, but more so I'm jealous of your monitor configuration and your room setup! If I had that in my house I would never see the sunlight again. Impressive!
Really impressive rig, good work. Clearly you chose each component for a specific reason-- there's nothing superfluous or done overboard. It's very clean, I appreciate the work you put in.
That's funny you mention massdrop-- that's where I bought mine on a good deal they had several months ago. Since I bought mine, two of my other buddies bought one for themselves. I bought an Iron series but one of my friends didn't like the side-bolsters on mine so he bought a Classic series instead and has been raving about it like I have :-P I understand the space constraints though, you have kind of a tight spot it looks like.
I really like your build, especially your storage configuration! People told me I went overboard with storage but you've blown my rig out of the water haha!
The only thing I would suggest is upgrading your computer chair! If you sit in it for extended hours at a time like I do, spending the money for a DX Racer was one of the best investments I've made in a long time.
You've very clearly spent a lot of time planning and executing this build, great work!
How do you like that motherboard? I would've loved to use it but couldn't justify the extra cost. I read some owner reviews that stated they had slow boots that they blamed on the mobo-- not sure that it was really the cause but I'm just curious what your experience has been with it.
Killer rig nice work!
Man I'm so jealous of the CPUs & MoBo.... nice work!
I'm especially impressed by the sit/stand desk and the cable management! Usually behind the desk is a rat's nest of cables for many people. Good work!
Thanks for checking it out! Do I see two 21:9 monitors in your pictures also? What size are they? Looks super clean.
Insane. People told me that I went crazy with the SSDs but wow you totally killed it! This build is just totally nuts. Great work!
I was so close to buying that MoBo but just couldn't justify spending the money. Glad to hear you're enjoying it!
Hey man thanks for checking it out, it's an honor! I totally agree about the backplate, any recommendations? As far as the M.2 drives go, I was more interested in using NVMe than in the form factor of the drive. M.2 is good in terms of convenience, and I do think there is a noticeable difference in performance. This really isn't a good test case because I'm comparing apples to oranges by standing this rig against my last one, but it is absolutely faster. How much of that performance gain is due to the SM951 alone I cannot say, but for the price I would make the same decisions again if I was to do it all over. Also thanks for the advice about the UPS, I hadn't even though about doing it like that (although I don't have a basement because I live in Florida).
Added a couple of pics of the monitor setup as requested!
I recommend it without hesitation. I didn't have any issue with it so far. The BIOS isn't bad either.
Thanks I really appreciate the feedback. The name was the first that came to my mind and I'm not very creative so that's the best I could do haha.
Thanks! And definitely give it a try. It's great to have some additional performance and added peace of mind-- RAID is a wonderful thing haha.
sure thing, I'll add some pictures of that. Actually I have it set up vertically, the two LG Ultrawide's one on top of the other, then a monitor on both sides of the bottom-- kind of like an upside-down T. I appreciate the feedback though!
I was a big fan of your original project, really glad to see you're keeping it going!
(also, I have a portrait of my old man as a part of the 3/4 sleeve on my right arm. respect!)
I just placed the final parts order for my own x99 build and should have it posted in a couple of weeks. You're an inspiration haha
echo "your build is fully $binary man!! great work!"
i love the build but the description is pretty great too haha, can't wait to start my own x99 build!
I see you used a Dell, S2240T. I'll probably go smaller than that, but overall are you pleased with that monitor? It works well for that purpose? Also, I just noticed your fan selection and wanted to ask what you think about those Cougar fans-- I was planning on getting 7 of them (plus my 5 Silencio's) for my next build. Do you find them to be loud? My main concern when it comes to fans is that they're silent-- I care more about the sound than performance really. Again, thanks for sharing with us.