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Yin and Yang (LG 34" Ultrawide Curved Monitor Build)

by bmanZZZ11

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135 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 28, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.6° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

54.8° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.37GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

EDIT 10/28/14: I WILL FIX CABLE MANAGEMENT! I just need some more free time, as currently I am very busy!

To start off, I have quite a lot to talk about, and if you don't want to read, I get it, but one thing everyone should know it that this build could not have been possible without the help of my friend Nick P, who helped me get through the whole process so I wouldn't screw up :)

If you are still interested, read on!

Ever since last Christmas, I have been fascinated by building my own computer. Before this, I had an old Alienware laptop that used to do everything for me. However, it wasn’t really cutting it. So I began researching parts, watching countless hours of build guides, checking out all the forums for what to get, and what to stay away from. This was my dream build, but I wasn’t sure I was ready to tackle it until this summer, when Nick (aforementioned above), build his own computer this summer. This finally gave me the bump to get everything ready, and I was going to buy last gen parts until I heard all the rumors about the new parts being released soon. So, I decided to wait until now, and it was probably a good thing, since all the new parts came out, and I was able to get all of the brand new enthusiast grade parts. When all of the parts came, I was so excited. I got everything from either Amazon or Newegg, since I have heard, and can vouch for, are probably the best retailers to buy from. Amazon is of course the reigning king, with super-fast delivery on prime, and outstanding return policy (thankfully I didn’t have to return anything), but Newegg is getting there, and they are both eggcelent (pun intended). I wanted to theme this build, so I gave it a Yin and Yang/black and white themed build, and I think it looks stunning. If you are browsing the pictures, please note that the pictures may make some of the LEDs look blue, but in reality they are all white! It looks great during the day, but the white LEDs really make it shine at night!

CPU: I knew from the start I wanted to do an X99 build, and this CPU seemed to be the perfect fit. It's not to expensive, it handles non-gaming tasks incredibly well with its 6 coresy (yes, you can gasp, I don't just do gaming!), and it handles gaming great as well. For those who will start whining about the PCIe lanes since this particular chip only has 28, I would like to direct you to this video. It works fine for my needs, and I think it was a good choice.

CPU Cooler: Great cooler for the money, and works extremely well at cooling my CPU. Was a breeze to install, and I knew that I had to get an intense cooler to cool this beast of a CPU.

Thermal Compound: Cheap, highly recommended, worked smoothly.

Motherboard: There are a few reasons I got this motherboard. It is a very highly rated X99 motherboard, it fit well with my black and white theme, and it was one of the cheapest I could find. It has more than enough expansion room for anything I do in the future! It has great build quality, and the BIOS is simple and easy to use. I definitely love how it looks as well!

Memory: The Crucial Ballistix Sport are definitely a step up from the base Crucial ram, and are pretty solid. I got them because they were the only DDR4 memory that could match my color scheme, and that came in 2x8 16GB configuration. I know I only have 16GB, but I am planning on adding another more in the very near future.

Storage: The Samsung Evo 840 is probably one of the best SSDs that you can buy right now. Highest rated on Amazon, blazing fast speeds, secure data storage, what’s not to love?

Video Card: The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked has blazingly fast speeds, and the next gen architecture makes it perfect for the monitor I’m running (more on that below). Since I was on the bleeding edge of chipsets, I thought that bleeding edge of graphics cards would go well with this build. Needless to say it runs everything I can throw at it with ease, and the new ACX 2.0 cooling really does its job. I highly recommend this card or the 970 to anyone interested, because it is definitely worth every penny.

Case: The Corsair 780T is one of the most beautiful cases I have ever seen, and not to mention the giant cavern inside made cable management a breeze! I know that my cable management doesn’t compare to some of the beautiful builds on this site, but I think for a first time build it is pretty good. I got it in white, and it came with white LED fans already, but I swapped them out for some higher performance ones. There is so much customizability in the case with moving things everywhere, and I would definitely recommend this case. The side window is amazing, and is extremely big to let you see all of the glory inside your case. It makes the interior shine at night with all the LEDS! Did I mention it is beautiful?

Power Supply: Yes, I understand it is extremely overkill, and I am also aware that all the new products I have bought actually use less power than their predecessors, but it was on sale for the same price as a 800 watt Power Supply, and it means no matter what I upgrade, this thing can handle it, so I bought it.

Optical Drive: “People still use these?” you may ask. The answer is yes. For tasks besides gaming, it is pretty useful, and not to mention that you can get a Blu-Ray Writer for only $50 these days is pretty sweet. I didn’t think twice about getting it.

OS: Windows 8, not Windows 7. Yes, I know, but it’s the future, and someday we will all have to switch over, so why not start now? It takes some getting used to, especially if you don’t have a touchscreen and have to use the mouse for all the commands, but I’ll leave the OS wars to you guys.

Monitor: Ahhh, and so it begins. When I first laid eyes on it, I shed a tear of joy. It is absolutely spectacular. The color reproduction is astonishing, the response time is surprisingly fast for this type of monitor (only 5ms!), and the curved 34” Ultrawide screen is incredibly immersive. Unlike curved TV’s where you sit so far back it doesn’t matter, having a curve when you sit so close to the monitor actually does make a difference. It really helps you get inside of whatever you are doing.The aspect ratio is fantastic for non-gaming purposed. You can have four full-sized word documents open side by side on this screen! And for gaming, it simply puts you into the game. The full immersion is insane. I can’t give it justice with this description. I know some games don’t support this screen, but you can still run full 1440p gaming with black bars on the side if you need to. I know some will talk about how it’s not worth it since it is only 60Hz refresh rate, and not 144Hz like some other 1440p monitors (e.g. ROG Swift), but honestly, it’s a tradeoff I’m willing to make. The next thing to talk about is obviously 4K, and why I think this is better. 4K does look incredible, but there isn’t anything in this Ultrawide aspect ratio. Also, and probably the biggest reason why I didn’t go with 4K was games simply run faster on this monitor. Even though this monitor is QHD, and has a giant screen size, it is actually only 25% bigger than a normal 1440p monitor. This means that using a single graphics card, like I have now, it can still run games at high setting with very good frame rates (60+). If I had a 4K monitor, even my brand new GTX 980, which is optimized for 4K, would have trouble putting out more than 20 FPS on high settings. So, a graphics card optimized for 4K gaming combined with a screen only 25% bigger than a 1440p monitor give you an amazing balance between performance and beauty. If you can afford to buy it, I would say go for it! For more information, Linus Tech Tips actually does have two great videos on this. One is on the non-curved model of my screen and the other is on curved model.

Peripherals: For the keyboard, I just got a Corsair K95 with Cherry MX Red switches. I didn’t go for the RGB version because I thought it would clash with the black and white theme I was going for. This model came with white LEDs, so it was a no brainer for me. For the mouse, I got picked up the Razer Deathadder Chroma. The only reason I got the Chroma is so I can change the color on the mouse to a static white to match the build, since the other mice on the market don’t have a static white color, only other colors. For headphones, I got the Steelseries Siberia Elites for the comfort, the 7.1 surround sound on the computer with the included sound card, the retractable mic so I don’t look like a fool when I use them to walk around, and the compatibility with phones and tablets so they can be my daily driver headset/headphones. I also picked up the NZXT White Case LEDs, and for their cheap price and easy installation, I definitely recommend them. They come in different colors to match your build, and they make your case look AWESOME!

Some final notes is that I am planning on purchasing more memory in the near future, but for now 16GB is fine. As for the graphics card, I will most likely be getting a second card to SLI in the future to get even more performance on this great monitor. Maybe around the holidays or for my birthday, but it will happen, I just don’t know when yet.

Once more, a shout-out to Nick for helping me with all of this, and I hope you guys enjoy my build!

PLEASE NOTE: In these pictures I have a crappy keyboard that is probably over 10 years old. This is because the order on my Corsair K95 Keyboard was delayed, and this was the only thing I could find to setup the computer!

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Echocookie 16 points 37 months ago

Your monitor alone costs more than my DREAM build. gg wp.

InfinityTract 8 points 37 months ago

Same here... :/

dark212627 5 points 37 months ago

Same :/

Zombiesblood3 5 points 37 months ago

Same

pmcm5 4 points 36 months ago

same

Damon980 5 points 36 months ago

Not same

ToxicSpacePants 8 points 36 months ago

My dream build would cost me $12,000, so I think I will settle for spending $1,500 on my first computer. HaHaHa...

Echocookie 1 point 35 months ago

Good decision XD

B3TSA 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

This is my dream build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TFy2ZL (their are some things wrong with the custom loop part selections, dont worry about it as i will never have the money for it anyway) How could a DREAM build be so cheap? dont you go all out in dream builds since you have a unlimited amount of money to spend?

supervolting 2 points 28 months ago

Your dream build is to have a 5930K with only dual channel memory? Sigh...

Echocookie 1 point 35 months ago

A dream build for me isn't something that I just pick the best parts on, I pick the parts that are best for me. I couldn't even dream of having something like this.

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swimmer1929 1 Build 8 points 37 months ago

Holy ****

This is amazing. +1

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 3 points 37 months ago

Thanks :D

MikeTheTiger 3 Builds 7 points 37 months ago

That monitor is so pretty!!

PirateGimP 1 Build 5 points 37 months ago

Pricey build it looks fantastic. I like the black and white. Serious Build Envy.If you can afford it I'd get a m.2 SSD and SLI the 980 and make use of all those PCIE lanes on the 5820K then you'd be Rockin! Dream Build.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Yea I definitely will buy another 980 for SLI in the future to get the most performance out of this, but since I already broke my budget I decided to wait to get another one. Thanks for the comment!

basedoge 0 points 37 months ago

Bit personal, but how long did it take you to save up that kind of money o_o... what do you do for a living? sorry its just that I'm jelly right now after seeing that.

akula2 5 points 37 months ago

Why many people ask such questions?

One can easily save in five figures (say 10K) each year with a good job (lawyer, engineer, doctor et al) or business, healthy life style and good habits (especially, financial discipline).

wiredin321 1 Build 3 points 35 months ago

For real. It doesn't matter what he does or how long it took him to save up. Heck you can even use credit cards, take out a loan, etc if your financially responsible. That aside, it's an impressive build although the cable management kinda was a buzz kill.

Donut2994 1 point 21 months ago

Or you can ask for an small loan of a million dollarz :P

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Swish2000 3 points 37 months ago

I don't usually comment on builds but I just had to drop one on this - absolutely beautiful build, nice use of space, great color scheming.

Seriously, this is great.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Haha thanks so much for the kind words :D

IrshaadH 1 Build 3 points 37 months ago

it's beautiful

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks!

zachar954 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Have you ever thought of doing custom watercooling? Becaise whit coolant would look pretty damn sweet in this

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 3 points 37 months ago

I did put some serious thought into water cooling. However, with this being my first build I was really afraid of screwing something up. In the future I will definitely be considering this, but I will just give it some time :)

zachar954 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

woops meant to say in the future

Rajenator 2 points 37 months ago

+1 great build! How are you enjoying that new monitor? :)

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 3 points 37 months ago

Definitely a new feeling coming from my Alienware's 14 inch screen.. lol. Loving it though :D

smQC 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

If I had twice my budget this is exactly what I would be building, perhaps with an Enthoo instead of 780T. I want that screen so bad. It will be perfect for my workflow as well as gaming too so I understand completely where you're coming from re: 4k gaming and productivity.

Great performance. Great aesthetics. +1 and a thousand jealousness points.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Haha thanks so much. The Enthoo is a fantastic case as well, and I was actually debating whether to get this case or the Enthoo. The only reason I got this case is because I preferred the single side panel as opposed to the two on the Enthoo. However, they are both great cases and I like both.

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jacobs4525 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

desk game on point +1 loving the white. Also, nice OC on the CPU, and great temps. What voltage are you at?

LokStock 2 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

wow!

xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Great build and almost a perfect setup except for all the cables behind the monitor.

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xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Haha, I'm kinda obsessed with desk cable management as you can see in my build.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Yes I agree it is a mess. I am going back there to clean it up. I was just so excited when it was finished I just threw all of the cables behind the monitor. I have holes in the desk to route the cables through, I just have to go back there and work on it. Thanks for the comment though!

skiskate10 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Wow this is a great rig. +1 for sure.

Can ask a huge favor though? I was wondering If you can take shot directly over the RAM. I am trying to plan my Rig inside of photoshop and I cant find any images of Crucial Ballistix sport RAM from the top.

Here is what I have so far: http://new2.fjcdn.com/comments/Update+2+_4fe6100576a1b43c5b89ee5937d7cdfe.png

If you could do this for me that would be absolutely amazing.

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skiskate10 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

It's just a png

I also have no idea why it's blocked for you.

Aboodey_18 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Well I shall delete my comment, Chrome. You have failed me.

Sorry about the confusion and mess I did.

liqgranite 3 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Beautiful!!

As a fan of the 21:9 aspect ratio, I too have been eyeing this monitor after using its 2560x1080 little brother for awhile and loving it.

Q: Have you tried not using the full screen setting in a game and having the game windowed (2560x1440 size) with the GPU/CPU monitoring apps displayed to the side?

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

I have only done it once. It works surprisingly well. One think I learned is that you have to go into the monitor setting to configure it otherwise it will try to fit the full screen res into the 2560x1440 box and you will end up with a squished looking image. But after you configure it, it is extremely cool being able to monitor your games while you are playing. It is great for testing and bench marking, and just all around multitasking! You can have your game on one side in full 1440p glory and have twitter or whatever else open on the other side. Hope this helps!

bazerka 5 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

i love the random lights around the cracks from the side panel. You should put leds along the side panel cracks so it looks like the light is trying to break out of the case. I think it would be a cool effect. Looks good!

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks! Actually those "random lights" you see from the pictures are the LEDs reflecting off the side of the panel. The panels edges curve slightly in, and that catches the light and makes it look like the LEDs are right there, but in reality the LEDs are quite far back in the case. Maybe I will try moving them closer to see if the effect will be enhanced.

Clash_12 2 points 37 months ago

Has anyone noticed the molex connectors for the GTX 980. Just use six pins, it's not a requirement to use the molex (2nd to last image)

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Unfortunately I didn't have any 6 pins, only those ones with the moles connectors. It works fine now, but I'll probably get plain 6 pins later

Clash_12 2 points 37 months ago

Yea that makes sense now. Thanks

InfinityTract 2 points 37 months ago

Very nice choice on the case. Looks bad*** with those LED fans in it

Fullsome 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Beautiful Build, really loved it! But I envy you so much for having that monitor! I want one so badly!

pauze 4 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Very nice build, although improve the cable management, it's just a mess. When you do that it will look really clean and professional, your build is made to look good. :D

awepicness 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

This deserves at least 7 brownie points +1

akula2 2 points 37 months ago

It's a cool build to match the interiors. How do you manage to work given that Monitor screen size and LED light? It seems bright enough to distract? Never mind. I hope your family appreciated it, good job.

I know this it's your choice. I wonder why didn't you opt for Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB considering tremendous performance it offers? Yes, with a bit more price tag...

Whenever you upgrade in future, buy more RAM to use RAMdisk feature to literally get 'extreme' performance when compared to SSDs. Check out MSI Command Center to learn more.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks for the comment, and to answer some of your questions/comments...

1: The LEDs I bought have a three point brightness adjustment. During the night I turn it down to the lowest setting so it doesn't blind me. I only put it on the highest setting for the pictures and during the day.

2: The only reason I got the 840 is because it was a bit cheaper, and after buying my screen I had to take a serious look at my budget (hence not buying more ram right away). If I ever buy another SSD (and I probably will), I would buy that one for RAID 0 configuration.

3: Definitely will check that out when I get more ram

Hope this helps!

Sunstrike 2 points 37 months ago

This rig should be in dream ONLY!

212Degreez 2 points 37 months ago

Great Build man love it! Who did you order your monitor from?

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Just picked it up from Amazon because of the great return policy if it came in broken or something.

sajiin 2 points 37 months ago

Awesome build and I have seen much worse cable management so no worries there. I find that when it comes to cable management you have to just be patient and take your time, eliminate any twists in the cables and be meticulous about where you route each one.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks for the kind words! I will revisit it soon, and put in a lot more time. I was just rushing to finish it so I could test it... lol :D

tou_v10 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Cable management could be way better buddy!! Other than that great build

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Will revisit the cables soon! I definitely want it to look as clean as possible in the long run :)

-HH- 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

That build is godlike but isn't the rig overkill for the monitor? I'm just wondering because I kinda need a new monitor

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Not Really. This monitor is so big and has so many pixels, that if anything less than the top tier were put in you would have trouble running games at their highest setting without a hitch. This monitor has an amazing screen res, Ultra QHD (3440x1440) which is almost 4K(You are just off 4K by a few vertical lines). This means that games on their highest settings look amazing, but if you are unable to be able to run it at those settings then their isn't a point in getting this monitor. Otherwise get a 1080p or normal 1440p monitor to be able to run games at high detail at their maximum quality, all with acceptable speeds! This monitor is made to be run in high detail, so that is what I am doing. Hope this answers you question!

-HH- 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

ahhhhh! Makes sense a bit more! I was thinking of 2 EVGA GTX 980 Hydro Coppers when they come out which I think will get a solid 60 FPS on most things, right?

Jerrad1020 2 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Manage those cables bud

shoe59 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Awesome. I like the white LED theme, and that monitor must be incredible! Are you worried about the hose on your cooler being damaged from stretching? It looks like it has a bit of tension on it, but I'm sure it's probably fine.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

So far it's fine. If I see performance drop down or there are problems with the cooling I'll Change it

Pencil465b 2 points 37 months ago

ick beats other then that +1

Richness 2 points 37 months ago

How good is that mobo for overclocking?

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Well for starters, it is an MSI motherboard meaning it already comes with Overclock Genie if you want to do a simple overclock and have never done it before (search it up for more info, it's pretty cool and great for beginners), but if you really want to get into the realm of total control OC, it is good as well. It comes with some great OC software preloaded on the install, and MSI has a ton more software on their website to do some intense OC. If you want to use other software, this board can handle anything just fine. Hope this helps!

oAlmightyOneo 2 points 37 months ago

Hi! Great build! Needs a bit of cable management in my opinion but it looks really good!

heliontide 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

+1 just for how clean and white everything is. Beautiful to behold.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Haha thanks man. Working on cable management so it will be even better!

PumpkinWhisperer 2 points 36 months ago

Nice build, but very overkill on the PSU :DD 4-way SLI with the GTX 980 and an overclocked i7 5820k wont exceed 700 watts XD. Still though, thumbs up for the build and that monitor :DD

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Thanks! Yea I know on the psu but since it was on sale I figured I might as well future proof myself XD

MyCatIsAThug 1 Build 2 points 35 months ago

That monitor is beautiful

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks!

AkitoFTWgaming_YT 2 points 30 months ago

Can we trade rooms? because that set-up looks really...REALLY sexy...the elegance of the white/black theme is just.......intoxicating

WaterTriber 2 points 27 months ago

WOW! nice setup

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks! I actually just ordered a second 980 and plan on putting the two in SLI in two days!

WaterTriber 1 point 27 months ago

Your workspace is very nice.

SpoderMasterrace 2 points 24 months ago

I like how you advertise your build by using the most badass part in it.

Anyways Great build ! 42069+

Mad-Warrior 2 points 24 months ago

Hello, did you put the 140mm fans in the rear? Sorry I am new.

MatthewRoach 2 points 21 months ago

I love the 1300w overkill power supply lol. Sweet build though!

JurgaBurga 1 point 37 months ago

Do I spot Beats By Dre? ;D +1 noneoftheless.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 3 points 37 months ago

Yes, those are Beats. I wouldn't buy them myself, but I got them as a gift for my birthday last year. I agree they arent that great, and that is why I am getting the Steelseries Siberia to replace them. Good spot though :D

InfinityTract 2 points 37 months ago

I kind of feel like Beats are way overrated when there are plenty of cheaper but just as good headphones/headsets out there (Logitech G430 surround sound gaming headset: $80). Whatever. You pay for the name.

legomyego1010 2 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

They aren't overrated because they are rated terribly in the first place, they are only popular because of the name and the fact that people think that because they cost so much they must be good. Anyways the new HyperX Cloud is much better than the Logitech in terms of sound quality and comfort for $80, just check out some reviews, they are fantastic!

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JurgaBurga 1 point 37 months ago

Yeah, I don't like Beats, even if the bass and high's are better on the newer models.

thefancypenn 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

The parts are just bae but your cable management :/

If you want to hire me I can do it for you ;) seeing as you're ya know.. rich

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Haha thanks for the offer, but as I said in the edit, I will improve the cables. Also, I want this to be something I can be able to do mostly myself (me and my friend) so I will have to politely decline ;D

wcreek 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Love the set up. +1

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

Thanks!

wcreek 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

No problem. In my build I'm planning on using a Define R4 Titanium (windowed) and plasti dip the sides white so that the MSI Krait Edition mobo doesn't look too out of place. But eh idk I kinda liking the 780T to some extent.

NoahTyler_2 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

What is wrong with the 120MM corsair white led fans? I am planning to use them as front intake with my 500R.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

Hi. So the reason I gave the 120 mm fans 3 stars is for two reasons. However before I say that, I want to let you know they still are good fans and they work great. The reasons I gave them three stars have nothing to do with the airflow or how the actual fan itself works. The only reason I gave them 3 stars is because the brightness of the LED's in the fan directly correlate with the speed of the fan (dim at low speeds, high at bright speeds). However it is not a feature you can control, since it isn't technically a feature in the fans. It all has to to with how much power the fan has. This was an annoyance to me since my case is very brightly lit, and at idle speeds or under light-medium workloads the fans were very dim compared to the rest of my case. Under some medium load to high loads it was the same brightness, but of course you pc won't always be running at full speed. The second thing is that nearly all of the little circle stickers on the back of my fans (I.e. The ones with product info, serial number , etc), meaning that when the fans spin the stickers move in a really weird oval shape. It doesn't rotate the exact same as the fan does. I only ticked it down for this since you can see all of the fans in my case, and it looks a little weird looking at them spin. For some reason the 140 mm were more consistent with the brightness (maybe the bigger fans require more power or something?), so I gave them 4 stars since the only thing wrong was also the stickers. In conclusion, if you don't mind the LED brightness and don't mind the stickers, everything else is fine and the fans run very quiet and run very efficiently.

tabascosauz 3 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Wait a sec. You only have 2 DIMMs? Shouldn't RAM on X99 be running in quad-channel?

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

X99 can run on dual channel (like what I have now), but it just runs better on quad channel. I only have 16 gb of ram right now, but soon I will upgrade with another 16 gb which will make it quad channel for full optimization.

tabascosauz 3 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Ah I see now. People are recommending 4-DIMM kits because "X99 is picky with DDR4" but hey, if it ain't broke don't fix it, right?

Nice build. How are the hoses on the H105 holding up? They look awfully stretched.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Yea lol. The hoses barely make it. I was scared it wouldn't reach haha. However, it just barely makes it without me having to put any strain on it. So what you are seeing is the hoses being fully extended, but I didn't have too tug on them to make them fit. Really dodged a bullet lol.

wcreek 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Mmm tough choice that MSI mobo or Asus X99-Pro.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 2 points 35 months ago

I got MSI just because of OC Genie. My Alienware before this didn't really have any OC potential, so I figured since I was new to OC the OC Geneie would make it really easy in the beginning. I am now able to do all the OC myself without OC Genie but it was really helpful to have in the beginning.

thekasafist 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

When ever you get the time to re-run your cables give us one more pic on the inside, PSU is WAY OP for just one GTX 980 heck even for two considering the 900 series are more power efficient than the 700 series. Otherwise I really like the build and you seem to have a lot of upgrade room if you so chose so that's good. +1

YoanTeodosiev 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Wtf. I have a rig that i built in a case older than you. I still have better cable managment than you in a 780T FULL TOWER case. It simply cant be bad. You really have to fix it.

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Not Really sure why you have to hate. I already fixed the cable management, this is my first computer, and it runs fine, so honestly I don't care if it is a little bit messy. If you wanna hate its either because you are jealous of the computer or have nothing else to do and wanna flame. So kindly leave my build and build this computer yourself if you want to improve it, otherwise just don't come back to the build.

sil3nt_7rill 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

I really love that monitor and am considering a build based around it. Do you have playable fps at ultra settings?

wcreek 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

I know I've commented before but idk reviewing that 780T again it makes me tempted to want to go with that for my own little take on this build.

miznark 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

that case light looks so bright, do the neighbors complain at night?

Nice build, I would have mounted the cpu cooler on top and put some pictures in the picture frame.

jjw2995 1 point 35 months ago

lovely build but i would change the rad fans to push into the rad which will help the cooling by a tiny bit and also help reduce the strain on the tubing. I mean even if it ins't straining, it just looks like it is doing so :(

CamLabs 1 point 35 months ago

the config does not need a 1300 watt maybe 750 max

qsball1999 1 point 35 months ago

Damn, I am currently using my Alienware M18x 2012, for most of my editing and gaming, its just not cutting it anymore, I have to deal with overheating issues etc, I'm saving up for my PC that is similar to this build.

ashorner03 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Do you experience screen tearing with the monitor refreshing at 60Hz?

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Not yet for the most part. I find the experience very enjoyable, but if 60Hz isn't enough, LG just released a Free sync version of this monitor at CES this year! You can find out more here --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hGpR7ziHvQ

Whatslag 1 point 34 months ago

Since some of us came here drooling at dream builds, heres mine (overkill, i hate lag with a passion and ofc internet in dream world would match this things hardware): http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sqywHx

dhoshman 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Excellent build! I picked up a couple of things from your build to add to mines so thanks for that too.

teresa0360 1 point 34 months ago

must be nice to have money

the_walker_lives 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

For that monitor, if it were me personally, I would've just bought, for 1300 bucks, a triple monitor 1440P 24-27 inch monitor setup. Just me though.

EDIT: I can't use commas

wetsoup 1 point 34 months ago

The corsair k95? how is it working out for you? Are the cherry mx reds good? Is it odd using them for the first time?

henryamaze 1 point 33 months ago

why dont you take razer taipan white mice?

Zenoaxs 1 point 33 months ago

That monitor costs half of my dream build 0.o.

The whole pc setup really goes well with your room though. Love the black and white colour scheme along with splashes of blue. Even the boxes just laid out looked good.

joe1020304050 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

Whats your opinion on that cpu

JoeyOnline 1 point 32 months ago

What an outstanding build! Could you please tell me what that wrist rest you are using is called?

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Yes. I am using Grifiti Fat Wrist rest. Here is the link! Sorry for late response, I dont usually go on PC Part Picker that often anymore... too busy :/

http://www.amazon.com/Grifiti-Standard-Keyboards-Mechanical-Materials/dp/B004D8PYE2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1429716218&sr=8-3&keywords=keyboard+wrist+rest

Maximun771 1 point 28 months ago

is the motherboard still working full swing? seen some people saying it breaks after short use

WaterTriber 1 point 27 months ago

Is it a pain having the USB/ power panel on the top of the case?

420NoscopeM8 1 point 8 months ago

Are you going to get a 1080 or a 1070?

DerpyNightmar 1 point 6 months ago

Why not go for a 1060 6gb oc for half the price?

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bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

EDIT: After spending some more time with the monitor, I wanted to let you know that the game support is FAR better than I thought! Id say 2/3 games have support for it (but I've found out usually only if they were released after 2013ish) . Nearly all new games that are released (that I have played so far) have support for it. So revisiting your question, 21:9 is definitively here now!

bmanZZZ11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Game support right now is meh. The games that do support it are fantastic, but the bright side is that for the games that don't support it, you can get full 1440p gaming with black bars on the side, so it is ok in the end. A lot of developers are supposedly working on adding support for the Ultrawide monitors since more people are buying them, so we should start seeing broader adoption of this new screen size by developers. If you are thinking about going for this or another 21:9 monitor, I highly recommend it!