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This computer will be my personal workstation for my architecture studies. Everything went well when my friend and I were building the machine. The problem that we ran into was that we had to take out two of the memory sticks so it would boot and then insert them in after installing Windows. The motherboard is great, the only problem was that it does not handle 3 Terabyte drive ( It reads there are 3T, but you can only format 2T), until you install the update from Asrock. The other issue is the optical drive does not work with Windows Media Player in Windows 8.1 pro. Which I cant understand. They sent me a 3rd arty media player that still would not work, so now I'm exchanging it for my friends Asus Blue ray drive. Other than those few problems the build went really smooth, everything was easy to install in the case. The Corsair Vengeance C70 is a great case with good airflow and room for cable management. My friends really liked it also. this being my first complete build I would say it was a success.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 4 points

i wanted to do architecture, went into engineering instead.

would have given me an excuse to build a beast PC like you haha

  • 57 months ago
  • 4 points

Well good architects need good engineers to say what can or can't work.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

You're the only Architect I have "met" who has said that...

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

wouldn't he just be an Architectural Engineer?

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

These kind of builds make me happy

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Coming home to find another part ,almost for a week, come in the mail made me very happy and made the wait feel longer.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa... that is a monster of a CPU! Which programs do you use and how does that FirePro perform? Also, can I ask how much it cost for the FirePro?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

$1014.99

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yah that was what I paid for it at B&H.

As far as programs go I will have the Adobe Creative Cloud, Auto desk, Rhino, and a few others, not sure about any others until next year starts.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. I love seeing good workstation builds on here and this thing is one of the best specced builds I've seen. How does the CPU handle as far as temperatures go? Also, how does the DDR4 ram feel in real world use compared to DDR3?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Well this is my first computer with DDR4, and I have not installed all of the software that I will be using yet. With that being said I have not experienced that much of a difference, but I do know that it is about the same as DDR3 for now because it is still relatively new. Now we wait to see DDR6 in our graphics cards :).

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as temperatures go none of the programs like my motherboard, except for one which works for a minuet then freezes my system. That one showed that idle was about 25C.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohmahgoodness. You built quite a workhorse. Are you keeping it on top of that dresser though? I dig the set up man, I hope it works well for your uses. Sweet wallpapers as well. Two wheels everyday

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. No It is there for the summer and then It will be moved into my studio for college this fall. The monitors will be vesa mounted at my desk which will be nice.

Two wheels are the way to go, especially in a college town. The motorcycle is a Moto Guzzie V7(my someday bike). For now a Trek hybrid and a Honda 1300.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

For the record you need to format and install windows in UEFI for anything larger than 2TB

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

yup I have done that, plus updated the motherboard BIOS.

  • 57 months ago
  • -1 points

That PSU is a tad bit overkill...

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

No such thing as an overkill PSU

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly :). Some point in the future I might try the Firepro W9000; if prices drop.

This PSU is platinum with a 10 year warrante.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have to disagree. I bought a 1000W PSU (which is overkill for my build) for almost half what he paid for his 1200W PSU. The money he saved could have went towards a larger SSD, a liquid cooler, or a nice mechanical keyboard.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason why your PSU was so much cheaper was because it most likely wasn't platinum grade (probably gold). The reason why he went with platinum is because his parts are premium and are VERY expensive, so he was wanting to give his parts clean/efficient energy to use.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

There are still smaller, cheaper platinum units from reputable manufacturers.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not entirely sure but the parts could be of different quality OR you're looking at PSUs that are including mail-in rebates or sales in the final pricing.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. This was an exciting build for me and my friend.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering my other computer is a Gateway with and i5 quad core and a Geforce 440 graphics card and 8 gigs of DDR3 1600; this is a HUGE improvement. My laptop is an Acer Extensa 5620 with Vista (ugh) 4 gigs ram and duo core processor. About to throw that out the window because of how slow it is sometimes. I almost went with the AMD 9590, but they don't support DDR4, and run too hot (don't need that headache). Photography would be excellent on this with Photoshop CS6; or is it Elements now? I'm an amateur photographer and I love Photoshop, but I still love 35mm B&W film.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Elements is the watered down version - which, I don't know that they still distribute. It's all CC now.