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Hello pcpartpicker friends. This is my 1st build in many years after a few pre-built machines. I'm tempted to OC, but I've have no experience doing so and I'm concerned about longevity as I want this machine to last me for quite a few years.

The build seemed pretty straight forward to me, with no real concerns. Although, I think the full tower case was too much space for the minimal amount of parts going into it. A mid-tower would have worked just fine.

The CPU seems to be running hotter than I expected, and NZXT Kraken x61 doesn't have updated software for the newer CPUs as of yet. I'm using this mainly for gaming and the performance there is really good. The 3DMark 11 Benchmark seems to mistake my CPU as a 5960k. I tried to stay around the 2500 price mark and I think it worked out well.

Update: 9/10/2014 11:16pm Adjustments made per suggestions and pic uploaded. Thanks all.

Update#2: 9/15/2014 4:18pm CAM Version 1.1.7 came out and I'm now able to control the fan speed on the NZKT Kraken x61. Lowered CPU temps by 8-10C while running Prime95 for 15min. This is great.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

put all of your ram sticks in the asme colored slots to run quad channel mode, it will be alot faster

otherwise, good build +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks for the tip. I will do that.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I was scared about overclocking also so I went with AMD. Cheaper in the long run. If I messed up the chip in any way, im not breaking my pockets to get another one. Thats how i looked at it. Just study up and do a little at a time. And for 2500 I hope you do more than just game with that!! +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

X99 is not the best value for just gaming but if you got another 290x it could be a sweet overkill rig :D Well you did say you wanted it to last a while and the enthusiast series always does anyway good job +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

tri-monitor setup and a 2nd 290x in the not too distant future is the plan hopefully.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

sounds good man

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

If you route those wires up from the kraken I think it will look better hopefully your mobo is not completely covering the grommets that way you can avoid running those wires over the ram. people will give you **** and say waste of money blah should have gotten a 4690 k if all your going to do is game blah blah it's your money so spend it how you want besides the kraken wires running over the ram I think it looks great !!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, originally I was gonna make an x97 build, but it was kind of a birthday splurge and the x99 just came out. Good timing :)

I'll route those wires up. Thanks for the tip.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

You need a 1440p Monitor :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

He now as a 4k display

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

$214 on a case.. jeeeez

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, the case was overkill. In hindsight, I woulda saved some $$ and got a more appropriate case.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vn700m1w2n Plenty of slots for fans, cable management, and HDD and SSDs

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

lol I have a spare one i wanna sell, but I lost the box. Any ideas on how to sell?

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet rig man!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice rig!!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Correction to your partlist. You listed Sapphire R90X 4GB Tri-X while in your picture you had a Sapphire R90X 4GB Vapor-X.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

fixed

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $564.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock X99 WS EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $325.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $259.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Vapor-X Video Card $651.54 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $119.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $128.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2521.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-11 06:52 EDT-0400
  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

For that rig you should had a better one. Why so here is my explanation

For the CPU i7 5930K is much faster than i7 5820K and it had 40 cpu lane than 28 cpu lane,better upgradability of future crossfire that had higher speeds.

For the CPU COOLER the corsair one should work fine and it's best bang for your buck.

For the MOTHERBOARD better upgradability and it had more expanssion slots and features.

For the RAM drr4 2400 is better than drr4 2133.

For the storage well its clearly known in the market for best price performance ratio.And plus you can raid it in 0.

For the VIDEO CARD better cooling than all of 4gb Vapor X of Sapphire.

For the CASE since you said it doesn't matter to you then choose the smaller one.

For the POWER SUPPLY its fully modular and it has a higher watts and $10 affordable than yours which the time i post my comment to you.And also more room for crossfire in the future.

For the OPTICAL DRIVE it had a lot of features plus a lot of customers that had been satisfied.

For the OS just the same as yours.

Anyway just a suggestion. Enjoy your rig. :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, hindsight is 20-20. Your suggestions is probably close to what I would have made if I was ordering the parts today. Although, the prices are different today from when I ordered a few weeks ago. For example, ddr4 2400 RAM was 2400 $300+ when I was looking.

Thanks for your input. I wouldn't have made a build at all if it wasn't for this site and all the people here helping me research.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Kraken x61 is a better cooler and the samsung pro SSD is better than the crucial version- enjoy your new rig +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Well yes sorry about that. For the storage yes the samsung ssd pro is the faster than crucial still for a little decrease in performance crucial wins in price performance ratio. If he's looking a fastest one for his money then samsung literally wins.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right. Sigh computer parts price change time to time that makes difficult to choose the best part for your needs.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to do something similar with the X99. So in hindsight you would have gone with a mid-sized tower? Also, what made you decide on that particular video card?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the full tower is much larger than I expected. I doubt I will ever expand to use that many drive bays, plus I would have saved $100+

I was debating over a 780 Ti or a 290x. I have had good experiences with Sapphire cards in the past, so I went with what I knew.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I kinda like the NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower case for $99.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ultra tower..

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build!

Mine is very similar.

Could you post a few benchmarks?

and I will do the same as soon as I have time to run them!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I am jsalud's son I am currently 12 so I don't know much about computer customs and all of that stuff. But i tried it and its (From all the computers that I have tried to this date) the best. I don't really have that much information on computers, because i have school, but it's cool.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

-rep da bears.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

daaaa bears +5

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