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This is probably the best PC I have ever built. A lot of parts went into it. I had issues with the NZXT X61 so I moved to the Noctua NH-D14 which I had laying around. I then decided on SLI after I found out Best Buy sold Reference GTX 970's. The Noctua NH-D14 did not allow for me to have a video card in PCI-Express Lane 1. I had to go back to water cooling but luckily the Swiftech H240-X came back into stock from FrozenCPU.

It currently runs stable - 4.4Ghz @ 1.25v. Temps are a little high on the CPU but I do have the pump/fans sent to "Silent" via the Motherboard. Both video cards are overclocked to 1250Mhz on the GPU Clock (Boost goes up to 1457Mhz) and 1950Mhz on the memory. Graphics score of 25335 on FireStrike.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

now all you have to do is to mod that geforce logo to change to white after some use.

great build besides that :P

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I wish the logo was RGB

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed >o<

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Just sand that Green GeForce logo and it should magically turn white.

Amazing build. +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Oooooh Nerdgasmmm

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Jeez just looked up the price of that monitor. If that was included in the price it would be way higher.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

It was included in the price under "Monitor" - $899.99. I went with this over a 4k monitor since it's IPS plus ultrawide gaming is pretty incredible. It's also nice for work since it's like having two 1770x1440 monitors side by side. Really great for productivity.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

One of the official Geforce SLI bridges would have looked amazing with the 970's.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Just got it :)

Was delivered today. Came back into stock a couple days ago. Was delivered in two days. Uploaded new photos. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Just curious, were you able to price match those 970's at Best Buy? I'm thinking of driving down to the US from Canada to pick one up and I've seen some people price match it to slightly less costly 970's. Anyway you have a really sexy build here.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes sir, at first I price matched NewEgg at $353.99 then I realized you can use these Best Buy "Movers Coupons" from USPS to get 10% off which brings it to $341.99. So I got them both for that amount (bought two coupons on eBay for $1.5x each).

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Overkill PSU

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

You sir are correct. I was thinking about going for 2 R9 295x2s but decided against it. I think this maybe draws 600-700w? I'd have to check it out on my Kill-A-Watt sometime. I actually had a Corsair AX760 from my old build as well. Using as backup.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

YOUR PC is amazing, i would build that if i had the money.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

this build is superb! I overclocked this CPU with pretty low temps check it out when you have the time :) +1 so clean!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

dope..

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

whats ur fps in bf4

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

At 3440x1440 I regularly get over 120 FPS maxed out.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I usually go straight to the pictures and was not disappointed :) Very nice build, sexy looking system. I have same MB, x99 Asrock OC. Got a question, is it possible to send me your OC profile that is with your MB profile? If not, no big deal, can you offer suggestions from your personal experience the OC'ing of the Motherboard.

Again, you did a very nice job on your build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! I did a simple OC.

BCLK - No Change CPU Ratio - 44 CPU Cache Ration - Auto

Vcore Mode - Override Vcore - 1.25v

That sir, is all I changed. It runs super stable and does get very hot at all. Currently idling at 22-24C

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks,

"does get very hot at all."

did you mean "does not"?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes sir, thank you for the correction lol.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That is so beautiful. Especially with the Phanteks, I regret not buying the white Luxe. NICE.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks sweet, so the Swiftech 240-X can fit in the case, i added it to the parts configuration and it said that case and the cooler wasn't compatible

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I noticed that too. I still decided to try it since the case is huge. Glad I did. No issues whatsoever.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that is good to hear, hows the airflow in that case? I'm debating between this and the Air 540

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

My "old" system was a 4770k in a Corsair Air 240 using a MicroATX motherboard. Both cases were great, I can't speak for the Air 540 but the Air 240 was kind of cheap in build quality and even flexed at times. Airflow is great in both cases. On the Enthoo Luxe, I removed the top hard drive rack so said goes directly from the front to the videocards. I just recommend getting better fans. I'm not 100% happy with the AF140 Quiet Editions but they have the white LEDs lol. Along with the Swiftech H240-X I have up top, I also have a 3rd 140mm fan installed as an intake. Finally, I have the exhaust in the back.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You could probably switch them out for the Aerocool fans they make ones with white Leds

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of xbox xontroller is that?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

**** man that is my Dream build right there(as in attainable not some crazy sli 980 5960x dream build) seriously. OMFG I would not have done a thing differently then maybe the color of the mobo but somehow it all works out! I love the look of reference 970s I love the look of swiftechs 240 x(plus it gives you the option to expand to the cards later)I love the phanteks cases (I have an enthoo pro). It's got balls great ram,more pcie lanes for the 970s, great fast storage for games and time sensitive programs and the 2tb for other storage and one of the sexiest monitors you can buy. I am seriously JElLy not to mention near flawless execution and cable management. She beautiful.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot! That means a lot. I went with the AsRock X99 OC Formula since it was one of AsRock's best. I have used them for the past few years now, with my HTPC using an ASRock Z97E-ITX/AC and my old build using a ASRock Z87M OC Formula. Really reliable boards IMO.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I logged in to both of my accounts just to +1 this build, but I have a very serious question for you... There is $60 at stake, so your answer can mean the difference between life and death. The 770 or the 970? Best Buy has both of them in stock, but with quite a price difference, at least for me... I currently play Crysis 3, BF4, CS:GO, and CoD: AW on my Dads PC. His specs are an i7 960, a Radeon HD 7770, 1tb Samsung 840 Pro SSD, and some stupid *** Dell motherboard. I manage to get 30+ fps in CoD and BF4, 40 ish in CSGO, but well under 25 for Crysis, and I think that it's time for an upgrade. Thanks so much in advance, the reason I'm asking you is because you have experience with at least one of those cards. Anyway, great build, talkto you later.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I would definitely go with the GTX 970 all-day! Way more video memory (4GB), much quicker, better power efficiency (less heat), plus has support for all of the latest technology. If you ever upgrade to a higher monitor resolution, you'll be easily maxing out the 2GB on the GTX 770. Also in a lot of the benches I have seen, the 970 is like a minimum of 30% faster, upwards of 50%.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a crapton for getting back to me so quickly. Have a nice day.

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

go 970 bro

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Great choice on the dual 970's! Very clean build +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I am building my rig pretty similar to many of your parts. I was wondering how your Swiftech 240x is performing now? Have you had any problems so far with it? I am trying to order it, but they are not available for sale. Most websites seem to be out of stock for 2-3 weeks at least.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It works great! The fans are a bit loud though so I swapped them out. It's keeping a i7-5820k at 1.25v max out in the low 70s! It was out of stock for me as well. During that time I used a Noctua NH-D14 but when I decided to go SLI, it wouldn't fit. I then had the NZXT Kraken X61 but I had many issues with that. I got my Swiftech from FrozenCPU (they have a in-stock notification email) and paid about $16x.xx shipped. Completely worth it in my opinion.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This system will be my inspiration for my build, I'm going for white Phanteks Enthoo Luxe, never know white can be so great

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah at first I regretted not buying black but when it arrived, I fell in love.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I was like a day away from ordering the black, great that I came across your build, kudos bro

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Each time I turn on my PC, I am so happy.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the ram in this build? I'm thinking of building something similar with the 5720K and 2 of the same RAM kits you purchased, but I'm unsure of the RAM's quality and performance. Would you advise purchasing the kit you purchased or something else in the DDR4-realm of parts? Did you have any issues with the clock speed of the RAM with the motherboard you chose?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sMWh8d

Here's the part list I have so far. Any thoughts, recommendations? Mainly building for gaming/rendering so the extra ram is needed.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, your build parts list looks great. I just switched from the Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666Mhz. I was able to OC the 5820k to 4.4Ghz with no issues and it was stable. For the DDR4 2800Mhz memory that I have now (A-Data), it changed the BCLK in order to run at that speed, to be exact 2802Mhz. I am able to overclock my 5820k to 4.46Ghz stable at the same voltage. No issues whatsoever.

Great choice on the Define R4. I've been a couple PC's in that case, including the Define Mini. Well build and near silent cases.

Also in my build, I switched from 2-GTX 970s, to 2-R9-290X's, to 2-GTX 980's, to a single Titan X. Good luck with your build.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Well then, I guess you not only do video editing and gaming, but 3D modeling at the same time! XD That is so overpowered. I love it. :3

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment lol. I will have to update with new photos soon. Went from 16GB Corsair LPX 2666Mhz to 32GB AData 2800Mhz and also went from two 970s to two 980s then to a single Titan X that is also watercooled.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What? How in God's name are you watercooling a Titan x? I'm going to be using a Noctua NF-A15 mounted on the bottom of my case to cool one. XD

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I added it to my Swiftech H240-X loop. The waterblock is from EK and I added a 140mm Radiator.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard about that! I may use an H220x myself and maybe in the future If I'm feeling up to it I can upgrade from a semi water cooled system to a full. I wasn't even aware kits existed for the titan x but right after I asked I found one. The one you just mentioned. Is it the only one?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

No Aqua Computer's just came out with like 6 different waterblocks for the Titan X as well. So you have some options.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Should've gone with two 980's instead

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I am soooo jealous. I am only 15 with a part time job, it would take me about 7 months to afford this lol.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

I absolutely love it. For a while, I had an ACER K272HUL 27" 1440p monitor. I decided to get a second one and the setup was just way to huge. It was bigger than the small desk I have. So I returned one and when I saw the 34UM95, I realized that it would probably work best for me. Not as much workspace, but there's also no bezel in the middle to distract me, can easily fit on my desk, and my PC can "easily" drive it. Working in photoshop and premiere on this monitor is great. Gaming on it is a whole new experience. I get a huge smile everytime I play a game on it that supports 3440x1440 which is more common than you may think. The Club, Ryse, and Shadow of Mordor look awesome and so do FPS games like Battlefield 4 and Advanced Warfare. I even tried the FIFA 15 demo and you can see like 3/4 of the field so it doesn't have t to pan Left and Right as often. Hope that helps.

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