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UPDATE 1/24/14 I have posted up the V2 of Project Phenom here - http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Lu8 Go ahead and check out the updated rig.


07/08/2015: I HAVE UPDATED TO A NEW BUILD. FEEL FREE TO CHECK IT OUT :) https://pcpartpicker.com/b/gs7hP6

From those of you who have seen my last build, (http://pcpartpicker.com/b/DTn), this is my second build. This is much more powerful, smarter, and customized in a slightly bigger case.

Few interesting features:

  1. Everything is linked together with Corsair link. (For those of you who are unaware of what it is, it detects almost every component in your build, and lets you control most of them, while showcasing the temps.) This is provided by the Corsair AX760i PSU + H100i)

  2. I have remote controlled lighting installed.

  3. LCD Touch screen fan controller.

  4. Multi SD card slot, with front red LED strip control scroll switch.

  5. Sound dampening foam installed where ever possible.

  6. Custom side window on Corsair 300R.

  7. Custom laser etched name + signature.

  8. Custom designed braided cables.

11/25/13 UPDATE:

Heaven Benchmark - http://imgur.com/1YFKF0C

More benchmarks coming soon, 3DMark, Cinebench, GeekBench, PCMark.

Posted on reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/1r4nc9/build_complete_project_phenom_modded_corsair_300r/

Will be OC'ing CPU+ Crossfire GPU and posting benchmark scores in the next day or 2.

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Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 27 points

Love how you decided to put as many Noctuas in as could be hidden from view - I did the same thing. And great job on weaving those LEDs around the frames! I wish Noctua would release their Redux fans already.

Also, those massive triple-slot DCU2's make the case look tiny :D

And those cat pictures...I imagine he speaks in a deep, heavy Spanish accent. You have one of the most badass looking cats I've ever seen.

  • 76 months ago
  • 13 points

Haha thanks.

Noctuas, unfortunately are ugly. So yeah got dual 140's in front. GPU's are massive. Probably one of the top 7970's out there.

As for the cat, it's my friend's. And yeah, it's awesome.

  • 76 months ago
  • 9 points

Watch out , that cat might be a popular meme someday :P

  • 76 months ago
  • 10 points

It's giving me pretty strong "I don't always X, but when I do, I Y" vibes. Especially in that shot where it's lying sideways.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm getting a vibe that someone's going to make a spin off of toms hardware and it's going to be call meows hardware

  • 76 months ago
  • 18 points

+1 for cat.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

haha

nice build btw

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

you took the words right off my keyboard :P

  • 76 months ago
  • 11 points

Named Project Phenom. Gets i7 lol. Great build though +1 Have you overclocked the gpus yet?/will you? Wow. I thought that case was the 350d/550d then i saw what it really was! Nice pimping it out with the accessories btw.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

haha I would see why people would think it's an AMD build. I never thought of it that way :?

Yes soon as I get some free time from work/class, I will be OC'ing the CPU and GPU's and then posting benchmark results. Stay tuned.

  • 76 months ago
  • 8 points

+1 For The Cat!!! And also this amazing build!

  • 76 months ago
  • 8 points

At least someone understands that you don't need a 1000 watt PSU to power this!!! Sick of seeing people with 850+ with a single gpu and paired with a SSD and HDD.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly ;D

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

LMAO seriously. glad a few people on here at least understand you dont need a ******* 1000W PSU to power this ****

  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

The cat looks like a good assistant :D

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

My 7970 is cat approved ;)

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Wow... This is one of the best and most elaborate builds I've seen yet. The pictures really helped.

This thing dwarfs anything I'll ever be able to afford in terms of parts, customization, and coordination.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

As for the price, yeah ;(. I wish I hadn't spent so much, but the way I look at it, not only is it worth it, but I bought all the components at an epic price ;)

Planning is key, down to the last inch. I had to modify this case in several ways to accommodate everything. (drilling included)

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Very beautiful, +1 and many more if I could. Always loved the 300R

Where did you get the window done? or did you do this yourself? Same question on the cables

Do you have a link for your lighting/remote kit? I have the phoybia lighting kit so I just wanted to compare

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

If you have questions regarding custom cables/window, PM me and I can tell you there.

As for the lighting kit, I got it off ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-5050-RGB-SMD-LED-Waterproof-Flexible-Strip-300-LEDs-44-Key-IR-Remote-/180992529478

Pretty cheap and works well

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the link on the lighting kit, I'm going to actually order one now just to have it as it's awesome and I will hold onto it for a future build haha

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the 300R Windowed version but the holes for the fans "in the window" kinda bug me though i am using one atm for a 140mm fan lol but i'd rather a plain plexy glass window, was yours the windowed version? i'd like to change my window if its remotely possible.

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Too bad your build isn't neat and tidy...Said no one ever. Also, I'm a little envious of those Sennheiser HD 598s -now those are a pair of cans. +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha they sure are. With an amp <3

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

fantastic work! looks like you really poured everything into this one! and lots of pics is always great too +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

asl;kdfhaskjgh; sorry i fainted after seeing this awesome pc!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

This build <3 but I hope you are using an amp for those head phones

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep I am ;). Just couldn't include it in PCpartpicker as it didn't show up.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy. ****.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Did the cat manage to scratch the backplate of the 7970?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol nope.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool Build

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Sheds tear

So many pictures... It's beautiful... My purpose in life is fulfilled...

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

;D

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

damn thats awesome... getting that first 7970 in looked tough though.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Wasn't that hard honestly.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

That Cat is adorable and that computer is a beast :3 well played sir.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks ;)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't realize that you were the person that also had that completed build with the super cool water cooling and reference 7970 that I said deserved more +'s. :3 hai again.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha you saw my original build, nice ;D Thanks.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

dosent amd cfx have microstuttering? Nonetheless, nice build. +1!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn that's nice! quality build!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

+respect for that cable management, and you cat wants your GPU, you will find it stuffed inside your case stroking that 7970

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

gpu is cat approved ;D

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy Crap 0.0 that looks so beautiful

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ;)

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

That cat... I love it! :P I used to have a cat that looked a lot like that. Brings back memories.

Great job on the build, too, it looks great!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks ;D

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

That is now my favorite build on this website. Epic. +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Brilliantly done for home made!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Really like this build, looks great! Cute cat by the way :).

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

wow. that is one of the best looking computers I have ever seen. Impressed.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you


Copy & paste message To whom it my be of importance, I have updated my build (a decent amount). Will be posting up pics and new benchmarks soon.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you light it? Around the inside of the glass panel? I plan to get this case for my build, but I'm lost on how I would put the LEDs in

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes around the glass panel, and in a way that it is not visible


Copy & paste message To whom it my be of importance, I have updated my build (a decent amount). Will be posting up pics and new benchmarks soon.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build. How do you like that motherboard in the overclocking department?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely hate the UD4H. **** motherboard, quite frankly. Failed on me twice. Basically bios failed twice while trying to do minor overclocking (correctly, I may add). That is why I have gotten a new mobo and changed a lot of stuff. Will be updating with new build if you want to keep a look out in the next week or 2.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for letting us know. I was seriously considering this motherboard for my upcoming build.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboard looks great, but literally simple overclocking kills it. Absolutely terrible. Unless I somehow got a bad batch, twice several weeks apart, makes it very unlikely.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

You're friend's cat has swagger, so +1. As much as I love my cat, his fur stays the hell away from my computers. lol

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

BEAST :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

Copy & paste message To whom it my be of importance, I have updated my build (a decent amount). Will be posting up pics and new benchmarks soon.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, amazing build with the dual 7970's and the great cabling. i just want to know if the 300r, ud4h and h100i all fit fine without any modding to the case. obviously it worked really well in your build, but i just want to know if you had to mod the case at all. thanks matt

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

You will have to do minor modding on top of the case. Basically make your own holes, which takes no more than 10 minutes. You don't even need a drill, just some pliers. UD4H specifically don't fit without modding due to the large heatsink on the board. Also it is a terrible motherboard, It failed on me twice so I got it replaced with a different one.


Copy & paste message To whom it my be of importance, I have updated my build (a decent amount). Will be posting up pics and new benchmarks soon.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, thanks for the reply. I think i will use the ROG Hero mobo, seems a very good quality and solid mobo. Hoping to build in March. Matt

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish I could have used that mobo, but a little expensive for me. The asrock is a great board, with more functionality than some of these higher end mobo's. Appeal isn't that great, but functionality is what ultimately matters.

Fun fact, this mobo has a dehumidifier, 2 usb 3.0 headers, 1 usb 3.0 port directly on the mobo. It is coated with water resisting material. + a lot more.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh my god that thing looks so frikin raw

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Copy & paste message To whom it my be of importance, I have updated my build (a decent amount. Mobo/Cabling/GPU's/etc). Will be posting up pics and new benchmarks soon.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build, although it's best to keep work space away from pets.. Although it was cute. Good build though, +1. =)

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Upvote just for the cat.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive heard that two 7970's decreases in performance from one 7970? Correct me if im wrong.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a lot more issues with xfire 7970s compared to a single 7970. Raw potential performance wise, no.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard that with tri crossfire, not dual.

If you go and search crossfire 7970 benchmarks, you see significant FPS increases in various high end games. Dual GPU's also help with higher resolutions. I am pushing 3x 1080p monitors. In the future, if I ever decide to upgrade to 1440p, dual GPU's help tremendously.

Here is just one of the articles with several benchmarks. - http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_radeon_hd_7970_crossfire_review,19.html

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

5760x1080 is higher resolution than 2560x1440 ;) Unless you mean 7680x1440...and that's just insane O_O

For the most part it's usually quadfire/quad-SLI that has negative gains. Triple cards just has much lower scaling compared to two.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant 7680x1440. I will never be going down from tri screens ;D, and it would be strange if I only upgraded only 1 of my monitors to 1440p.

And yeah, I meant tri/quad in above comment. This is my first time doing dual crossfire, so I will see when I actually do several benchmarks with GPU Cinebench and 3D Mark 11.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

7680x1440...yikes, that's a wallet's nightmare! In my wildest dreams I'd go 7680x1600 so it wouldn't be so narrow though :P

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually 1440p monitors are becoming cheaper and cheaper as 4K TV's are coming down in price.

Speaking of which, Seiki is selling 39" 4K TV's for $520 and 55" TV's for $850 this Black friday. (Only 55" has massive price drop, whereas it seems they sell the 39" TV's at cheap prices year round)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Watch out for ***** hair in the fans.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nono, not my cat, it's my friends. Trust me, fully cleaned.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

How are those two Sennheiser headphones compared to each other? It's to bad you can't fit a sound card in the rig (at least it doesn't look like you can) to make the cans sound even better. Also, are those fans the 140mm equivalent of the NF F12's?

One more thing, are those video cards triple slot?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a pretty awesome amp, so no need for sound card. As for the Noctuas, yes the NF F12's are pretty similar. The biggest difference is the shape of both ;P

Yes, each GPU is triple slot.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I gotcha. What amp is it? To bad no surround sound though.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Dunno exact name, it's by NuForce though. Got it from Best buy Magnolia.

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

what amp do you use?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know exactly which model, I think it is uDac Nuforce.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

This Build Tho> Also How Did You Get The Project Phenom Logo?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it custom etched while cutting out a side window panel for the 300R.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

11/25/13 UPDATE:

Heaven Benchmark - http://imgur.com/1YFKF0C

More benchmarks coming soon, 3DMark, Cinebench, GeekBench, PCMark.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

CAT

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

what is each fan doing? Front two as intake Back and top as exhaust? Also did you fully remove the H100i fans or did you just add the corsair air series on the otherside of the rad?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Front two intake, top and rear exhaust. I replaced the stock fans with air series completely.

Copy & paste message To whom it my be of importance, I have updated my build (a decent amount). Will be posting up pics and new benchmarks soon.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you using to monitor your overclocking?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

MSI After burner.


Copy & paste message To whom it my be of importance, I have updated my build (a decent amount). Will be posting up pics and new benchmarks soon.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get that H100i cooling system in? Did you have any trouble?'

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Depending on what motherboard you use. If it has a large heatsink, you will have to do minor modding on top of the case. Basically make your own holes, which takes no more than 10 minutes. You don't even need a drill, just some pliers. I wouldn't suggest UD4H, terrible motherboard. Got it replaced twice then just got a different board entirely.


Copy & paste message To whom it my be of importance, I have updated my build (a decent amount. Mobo/Cabling/GPU's/etc). Will be posting up pics and new benchmarks soon.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I actually ended up installing the cooling radiator on the inside, and then screwed the fans on top of the case so that they support the radiator. Works just fine.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

To whom it my be of importance, I have updated my build (a decent amount). Will be posting up pics and new benchmarks soon.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you source that window from? It's a beautiful case other than the fact that the stock window is very ugly and I'm really looking forward to buying it myself!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

hey is it for gaming?

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Gaming and editing. Check out my v2, link in description.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

well at least the cat was into those 3 slot monsters.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep. Also check out my v2, link in description.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, You cat looks SUPER ANNOYED! Great rig!

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks. Check out my v2, link in description.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean build! Looks great...........

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Check out my v2, link in description.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa, never seen such huge video cards!! (even bigger than Titan o_o)

edit: I guess your cat really wants the Asus Card very badly for his own XD

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, thanks. Check out my v2, link in description.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a true work of art!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

You might wanna step up the gpu's, but yah GREAT

Whispers cat

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out my V2 build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that cat really wanted to help! Kittys make static though :p

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

than cats just like mine when i build my pc because if the cat don't like the parts it is time to get new parts

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the cleanest builds i have ever seen

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

the power supply can cover all of that?!?! also are there any presleeved psus on the market? i dont want to have to pay some guy to do red and black sleeves on one of my builds if there is one out there already

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

i cant get over the sleeving, can you please link me the EXACT sleeving you got, i really want to incorporate it into my build

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

What camera do you have? Great pics!!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the window! I have been looking for one everywhere!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Where can I get Custom made letters like that?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

+100 Enough said. End of discussion. Period. I'm out. You got any thing else? Maybe I HAVE SPOKEN!!!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

how are the cpu temps under a gaming load, for example bf4 64 player map? I am just curious because those dcii coolers dump quite a lot of heat inside the case.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Man, Terrific Build You Got There! +1 From Me! My Dad and I are getting a system, we're both paying $600 to go towards a gaming / video editing rig totaling $1300. Seeing as you have some experience with building the most amazing PC's, could you give us some advice on our current build and maybe make a few modifications of your own?

I want to play games like The Evil Within, ArmA 3, DayZ, Just Cause 2, and tons more. My dad wishes to do video editing on the build and create songs with this software he's getting when we have the PC. We also want to both be able to multitask very easily without lag.

We already have a 512GB HDD Blue, Average Optical Drive, and a $200 Computer Screen. Thanks for the Help!

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Webster16/saved/QjcBD3

P.S. Please Consider Shipping Costs

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Few suggestions I would have for you is don't scrimp on the PSU, try for a gold or platinum PSU, preferably semi if not fully modular (saves you the cable management trouble + frees up space for more airflow.) PSU is arguably the most important component in your computer because if something were to happen to it, it can literally kill every other component in your system. There was a deal a few days ago for a seasonic 660w platinum fully modular for $70 after rebate which was an amazing deal. I would highly look out for something like that.

As for the GPU, I HIGHLY suggest saving up for the GTX 970. It's an amazing card, which packs a lot of performance while being more more energy efficient. Recent benchmarks show that it's the best performance for the price. It's another $50 or so depending on where you get it, but it's going to be worth it. Nvidia has done a great job with the pricing this time around.

Now for the case, I know it's personal preference and all, and the corsair 300R is a great case, however, the corsair 450D is basically the revamped version of that case and it's literally what I wanted from the get go but unfortunately corsair announced it few months after I finished mine. Every additional mod I had to do no longer has to be done with this case (no ugly side window, provided grommets, much better airflow, ability for more fans inside, little bit more space, and ability to put top on case for quiet performance.) Ultimately you have to decide if all that is worth the additional money for such a case. Otherwise the 300R is just fine.

Additional mods you can try to do is adding lighting in the front or inside the case using LED strips or remote control LED strips.

Last piece of advice I can try to give is try to obtain windows for cheaper, there are many deals going around and paying $100 is a lot. Most people obtain it for free, albeit by non-legitimate means, however, windows 8 usually goes on sale quite often.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks for the feedback man! I updated my build but didn't add the GTX 970 because there weren't any in stock from what I saw and there weren't many reviews.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Webster16/saved/QjcBD3

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You might be right, a lot of places the card is out of stock. However, reviews are everywhere. Just go to amazon and see the actual user reviews, there are literally like 8 gtx 970 cards, all of which are nearly 5/5 stars. OR you can check out actual benchmark review articles on google. But yes, I would wait for one of these cards. For some cards, you can get it in 1-3 weeks due to stock issues on amazon.

2 more things I would like to mention is, even though you have a very good Air cooler, I would check out water coolers as well. Corsair h100i has gotten very good reviews and keeps CPU cooler than almost any air cooler. It's gone on sale many times as well. Generally water coolers are better all around due to low maintenance, no dust to worry about and cooler temps. I don't remember if I already mentioned this in the first message or not.

Second thing, I know I mentioned this but yeah definitely try to get another PSU if possible. If it was a regular machine, then it would have been fine, but you have some really high end components and planning to use it for gaming, so it's recommended you get atleast a gold/platinum standard. I would highly recommend getting this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438026&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

imagine the static from the cat lol. +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

between the hd 598 and 558, which one sounds better n terms of bass and in gaming?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Bass would be 558, but slightly. They are very similar headphones.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious, does that RAM run at the speed it should or is it underclocked to 1600MHz. Just curious as I'm planning on buying more RAM but I'm unsure if it is compatible

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It's usually underclocked, and you have to enable full speed in bios, at least that is what I had to do via XML profile I believe it's called.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build I was wondering if you could give me some pointers on my own build, particularly on the PSU and graphics. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PCclockWork/saved/Gy6KHx

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you etch it yourself? If not, who did? Could you link the service?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it etched by lazerwerx.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

omg nice build man. im a console player and im really trying hard to leanr all the good and bads for pc like what parts and brands are the best and how to save alot of money and still be able to run 1080 on all games

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

This desktop build looks simply amazing. The red and black design looks great! This has inspired me to build myself a gaming rig rather than buy a pre-built one. This is my first time building a rig so if it isn't too much trouble, id love to hear your opinion. My build is a bit different: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/alexkizirian/saved/#view=BYLxFT

Thank you so much and amazing build! Hopefully mine ends up working similar to yours!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. I would like to point out that I had a v2 of that build (unless you have seen it). And it's ironic because I have built another computer in the past 2 weeks here: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/gs7hP6 Great list you got there, and I like you are paying attention to your own color scheme. Only thing I would change however, is the GTX 980 ti. I would recommend a non reference card as they usually perform much better, unless you are planning to SLI. Reference cards with blower designs are generally kept at cooler temps in SLI. Second thing I would change is the case. As a personal opinion, I find that case a bit cheap, both in material and looks (not to mention seems like a dust magnet). If I may suggest this, the 760T white would be a much better case then that for the same price range.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for taking the time to see my build. What graphics card would you recommend for the same performance and price range? Thanks again.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I would look at the MSI/EVGA/Gigabyte 980 TI. They are the same if not cheaper than the reference model, and generally offer much better cooling/performance/audio.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for taking the time to look at my build and for your constructive response. I really like the 760T case as well. It looks very well made. It is a difficult decision to choose between these two cases. I really like the aspect that it has a handle so I can easily transport it. Both have quite a few dust filters which is a big plus. The only thing that I am not sure about is which would be better for air flow and air cooling. I only have liquid cooling for the CPU.

Also, what is your oppinon on gaming monitors? I was planning on only running 1 monitor and i am thinking i prefer the 144HZ monitors to IPS monitors.

In terms of videocards, which videocard would you suggest? I read a review of videocards by Sams Hardware and their test results suggest that for single videocard performance, the 780Ti is the most powerful card on the market.

Thank you for your time.

  • 56 months ago
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Honestly, with cases this big, I wouldn't even want to transport them. Not exactly the lightest computers. As for cooling, both have great cooling, nothing you should be worrying about. Regarding the gaming monitors, I'm not sure. I'm never had a 144Hz monitor. If you are looking for zero input lag etc etc, then I know BenQ offers some great monitors. But if you want great color/angle quality overall, IPS is the way to go. I am perfectly fine with my 60hz 5ms IPS monitors. Nowadays more and more companies are releasing monitors with very low input lag/delay with IPS panels, even for 4k resolutions. So I would keep a look out. Would like to mention those are stupid expensive, however.

I'm not sure how they came to the conclusion that the 780 Ti is the "most powerful" card on the market. Every other reputable tech company/blog/youtuber will tell you that the Titan X and 980 TI currently reign supreme when it comes to gaming benchmarks. AMD just released their fury x/390 cards, and benchmarks are slowly rolling in for those, but I have not had the time to check them out. Personally, I don't even care, as I prefer nvidia over AMD for gaming components.

You had sent me another message, and I replied saying that if you are interested in the 980 TI then I would suggest looking into the non-reference models by MSI/EVGA and gigabyte.

  • 56 months ago
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Thank you for your advice. I changed my build to use the G1 700$ graphics card. It's 40$ more than the reference model and I didn't see a warranty on it like the reference card but I expect that it will easily stay under 60 degrees Celsius. I think the added LED lighting looks cool too. I have a 850 watt psu that should still work. Thank you for opening my eyes to this haha.

I apologize about the earlier statement. I ment the 980 TI. The article said its the best upper end card for its money. The Titan x is only 20% better by performance according to the article. I believe these stats are for the reference model of the 980 Ti

  • 56 months ago
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Yeah, although Titan X is still better, its ridiculously over priced. 980 TI is still a much better deal. As for the gigabyte card, all of those cards generally come with a 1-2 year warranty. I would check again.

  • 50 months ago
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AWESOME BUILD +1 and is that your custom logo? If so how did you get a sticker for it

  • 49 months ago
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It was custom etched :)

  • 49 months ago
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FELINE

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

This PC just leaks Testosterone, Excellent! +1

  • 44 months ago
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+1 hermosa construcción

  • 42 months ago
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Thats not a Phenom CPU T R I G G E R E D!!1 Nah jk, very nice build

  • 26 months ago
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Very nice build. I wish I had purchased that same case. I have the same HDD and it requires me to mount it to the backside instead of having a nice little spot to put them into. It's a real pain when you're still learning what wire goes where.

  • 23 months ago
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Isn't the cat a static-hazard? Cool you're getting the pet involved, but... I wouldn't do that.

  • 76 months ago
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I think you spent a tad bit on the wires though , they could have went cheaper. But thats just a poor guy's opinion. IDK how I'd have used that much of money. Perhaps in some bitcoins ? That brings me to this question , is that 7970 CF good for mining ? How many MH/S it gives ( that is if your mining ) Although I know ASIC devices exists , the're useless for anything else , wheares GPUs can even game and edit , etc.

  • 76 months ago
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Trust me, the price on these custom braided cables is really cheap. What other people offer is 2-3x more.

As for CF 7970's, yes it would be pretty decent for mining, problem is, you have a really high chance of burning out your GPU. Asic devices are much better for mining. And I understand your point, having a GPU to do multiple things, problem is, it's no way near as efficient at mining as ASIC devices. AT. ALL. Asic GPU's are being sold as well. I did some research on this, and my friend actually mines, GPU's are just not viable options.

  • 76 months ago
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How it went cheaper ? I got a NZXT sleeved kit for 18$. second GPU would need 7-8$wires at best.

I doubt mining can "burn"GPUs. I'hv seen people mining wit dual REFERENCE 7970s for like 15 hrs a day. I have built one such system too. Efficiency might be a reason , but arent some ASIC devices consuming almost same power as of GPUs ? Also like I said before , GPUs are multipurpose. I plan on doing some editing and thus would prefer a GPU anyday. ASICs offer higher performances , but in remote countries including India where I live , its tough to get stuff like these and it comes in group buys which sucks + RMA issues. ASIC GPUs ? The're more expensive than the computer the're most likely to be a part of , although the're good.

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  • 76 months ago
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Thanks

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  • 76 months ago
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<3

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  • 71 months ago
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Thanks! Check out my v2, link in description.

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  • 62 months ago
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It wasn't meant to be that way but I guess so ;P

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