Very nice build! I like your color scheme. When I get the money, I plan on getting a black 011 case too. However, I'm thinking about going with EK. Thanks for sharing your opinion about the pump. I will be taking the noise in account too.
Nice build! I don't see too many Hydro X builds on here. Why did you chose Corsair over someone like EK? Price?
Great build. Thanks for posting!
Thanks for posting! You really took the time to do it right and it shows.
You're right, the temps were too high. At first I thought it would be OK because there's a lot of chatter out there that claims that the 7700K just runs hot. However, I had to swap out my motherboard and this leads me to think that the high temps were from two issues. First, the SuperMicro motherboard has since died completely and I've had to replace it with a Maximus IX. Some odd things were happening with the SuperMicro MB, like a USB 3.0 port went out and then the fan monitor sensor were giving bogus RPM info. Now that I have the Asus in, things feel much better. Also I notice that my CPU temps before overclocking are already lower. Also, the second issue was how my thermal pastes was originally applied. Originally I used the pea sized dot method and did not pay much attention to keeping my cooler firmly on until all of the screws have been tightened. I came across a video that mentioned to make sure you don't move the cooler when fastening it down, because moving it can create air pockets in the paste. So, when installing the new mother board, I spread the paste before installing the cooler and then made sure not to disturb the cooler when tightening the screws. Currently I'm at a nice 34 C at the moment. I plan on overclocking things later this week or next.
I'm still sporting these video cards in SLI to run my ASUS 1440p monitor.
+1 for having a 9960x!
Nice rig! I'm looking to do a Dynamic case swap in the near future with a similar fan set up. Thanks for sharing!
Looks like a well thought out build. It would be nice to see a few more pics.
Thanks for sharing. Nice looking rig!
Do you have a build on here? I would like to see it.
Cool. I look forward to those.
I appreciate the feedback. I will definitely look in to these fans more before I pull the trigger.
Nice build! Thanks for posting this. I'm still rocking the Corsair 650D too! But I've got a Noctua 200mm now in the front. Originally, I was running two 560ti in SLI. I've since upgraded to two 960 in SLI.
Thanks for posting this build. I'm currently wanting to get a 011 Dynamic and load it with Noctua fans too. However, I'm looking to go with the black like you, but with the chroma fans. Or, with Lian-Li's silver/white with the fans that you used. Did you consider Noctua's chroma fans? Why did you go with the brown ones? Did you consider the white case with these fans? I'm not a fan of RGB either. Nice build!
I plan on upgrading my case to a Lian Li too.
Nice clean build! I'm looking into upgrading my Corsair 650D to a Lian Li. Question, why did you mount the AIO radiator on the top and not the side? Do you think your set up cool better if you took the three fans on the bottom and added them to the AIO in a push pull config on the side? This would be an intake. Then have a fans on the rear and top for exhaust. Currently, I have my Corsair AIO set up like yours, but for my case I can only mount my radiator on the top. If I could use it as a front intake, I would switch mine.
Fantastic build! Looks great!
Really nice build! Good to see 4 GPUs, something you don't see much of any more. Some will argue that they are superfluous, but every little bit helps--especially powering those monitors.
I really enjoyed this! Thanks for posting. I was looking to see if I could build one in an IBM Intellistation given if they made any that used the ATX standard. I'm sure you did some research, did you come across any IBM models that used ATX? I know the more recent ones are BTX.
I really like this build! Need to see more SLI rigs on here. Going all ASUS really adds to the aesthetics of the build.
Awesome build. I really like the case. You can think of mine as the little brother to yours--similar configuration with consumer with the consumer grade stuff--no rgb, SLI, dual Samsung 960s for boot drive, AOI CPU cooler, etc.
Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.
Looks good! Agree with ReapME that the pics are well done too.
I beg to differ. I haven't noticed any stuttering and games look beautiful on my
Asus MG279Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz. This including some AAA titles like Battlefield 1 and Battlefront. Sorry I don't have any numbers on FPS to back this up. I'll try to post some later.
Thanks! I don't know if I can get a higher bandwidth SLI on these 960s--they only have one slot on top.
The second keyboard was a goof. I think I got that fixed now. The dual 960s were from my previous build. This was more just an upgrade than an all new system. The 960s are 4gb and have been holding their own. I probably won't update these for another two years.
Yes, I'm also running my HDD in RAID 0 too. As far as the performance of my 960s, I haven't benched marked them yet. I'm still tinkering with them. But they do well on games like Battlefield 1 and Battlefront. I got a good deal on the motherboard, but I agree that the retail price of the board was too much.
It's good for gaming, but not studio quality. I had a Klipsch 2.1 that sounded a little better.
Nice to see the Razer Leviathan. I'm surprised that not more people have these. Love mine.
Great SLI build! You guys did a first class job. I know that multi-card builds are coming out of fashion, but I love to see multi card builds done more often. I run two 960s myself and really enjoy the set up.