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I built my first computer in 2010. It still works to this day and I have not replaced any components in it. 1st Gen i7-930, GTX 285 GPU. I thought that was a beast. Then I built this and I'm blown away at what I put together. I wanted to make this new build with no compromises and I'm happy I did. It looks amazing, especially in the dark room. I am getting back into PC gaming and would like to start video editing soon. I wanted this build to last a long time. I don't think that will be an issue. I have the CPU and GPU overclocked and my system takes 4K gaming with ease. I play Witcher III on full ultra settings with Hairworks off and get about 35-55 FPS. And with my 40in 4k UHD Curved TV, the quality is so immersive. I didn't have any trouble from my build. Only bump I hit was my motherboard WIFI would not pick up a signal. After MSI Support telling to reseat it, all is perfect. The MSI GODLIKE motherboard is very elegant, and a bit overpriced, but I love my glows and flashes coming from my full windowed Corsair 760T case. So IMO, worth the extra for it. The EVGA GTX 980 TI Hybrid is doing what it does best, staying cool. I don't think its gone above 51 degrees Celsius. All in all, I hope you guy like the build as much as I do. My first time posting on this site, and I'm doing so because a lot of you have awesome builds and I took advice seen on this site. Thanks again, and let me know what you guys think!

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome system and great components. The only thing I would change is the psu it's only a tier three psu according to tom's hardware and with the quality of the other components I would go with a tier one given that a strong psu will keep your other components going for longer. I had the rm 1000 in my system and recently got the rm1000i for this reason.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm surprised no one else is here yet... Hmm.... Anyways


The Tier list has many flaws. Flaws that make the tier list useless in many ways. Not something you should use. Use professional reviews instead. http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/PSUReviewDatabase.html

This should be the RMv2. made by CWT. The v1 made by Chicony shouldn't be sold anymore. Then again neither should the RM since it has been replaced by the RMx, and RMi. Here is a review for the 850w version, based on the same platform.

It is a good unit, but it has a not so great price. If you looked at reveiws instead of a tier list you would have known that this power supply is fine.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I do look at reviews and the evga 850 g2 smashed the rm 850 in ripple suppression in particular. The rm 850 is a fine psu but I wouldn't have bought one of the most expensive motherboards out there and then hooked it up to a 'fine' psu. I would've spent a little bit extra and got the best in class - much like he has done with his motherboard, gpu etc.

Will the rm 850 blow up his pc? No I don't think so. Is it a top of the line psu? Definitely not.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, it's not something I would worry about. His power supply is fine good.

All Japanese caps, a 5yr warranty and good performance.

By the time this power supply conks out he will need a new system.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I didn't say 'get a new one' I merely stated that I would have gone a different path. Like I said previously, I had the rm1000 in my system and when I read more about it I didn't feel comfortable with the caps used on the back end of it so I bought the rm1000i instead.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The only thing I would change is the psu

with the quality of the other components I would go with a tier one given that a strong psu will keep your other components going for longer

You are implying that he should switch out his power supply.

I have a simple question for you though: What do you consider a top of the line psu? Just curious.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for X99!

Hooray!

Looks really good, how was OC'ing on the MSI board? Would love to see a Firestrike report on your set up.

Cheers

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Best I got on ultra was 4863. What you think? Not sure how that compares

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Try a run on normal as well, that I can compare off the top of my head haha. The normal Firestrike 1.1 is good for single gpu testing. I'm guessing with your set up it will be somewhere in the 15k area.

4863 is pretty damn decent on a single gpu however. Ultra was designed for multi-gpu setups.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

This is amazing, I rate your wife 10/10 for being nice.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

great looking build man! well done :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty nice rationale! Since you mention that the Mobo being a bit overprived is fine with you, so be it. Just some question out of curiousity. First, what is your consideration choosing 5820K over 6700K? Second, what is your opinion about your H100 vs 280mm rad varian (H110, X61)? And last, what do you think about pascal? Will you upgrade when it is out?

Dont get me wrong because all those question tho, I love your build. Job well done! +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

ooh ooh I know! Considering the 5820k plus mobo has better performance and features(e.g. more cores, more pcie lanes), and costs only 50 dollars more than the z170 counter part, it would make sense to spend the 50 dollars more considering he has a BIG budget.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks nice. I like a lot of the parts. Plus good lights on the fans.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just wandering over the completed builds and I see this beauty...10/10 well done. Everything just fit really well together and it's so neatly done. Again well done, great component choices and shout out to your wife for letting you do this.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Change the PSU and all the Razer gear as everything from them is a ripoff and low quality

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

So sexy

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

10/10 just get rid of the go faster stickers :p

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the look of that curved monitor. <3

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice! Love that monitor and the 4k gaming. Great job!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the system? Is it quiet? Does the case reduce sound?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo the case doesn't nessesarily reduce sound but it's pretty quite

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

A 6 core HT CPU paired with liquid cooling, 16GB of RAM, a LC 980Ti and all that in a 760T? Count me in. I love the colour scheme, and good on you for being a swag lord with the LEDs. Sleeved cables would make this comp worthy. +1

- InB4 Jipster ;)
  • 48 months ago
  • -1 points

I really think you should have done a few things differently considering the parts. First thing that m.2 drive, you have a pc case with a crap ton of drive slots, I would have gone 3 ssd 250gb in raid 0. You would have very simular speeds to that m.2 drive but you would have 750GB as well. Second thing is that psu, for 20$ more you could have gone with evga g2 850w psu which blows the corsair one you have out of the water. the ripple suppression alone on the evga unit would make for much better overclocks. I also think you should have just gone with 4x8gb 2133hz of ram instead of 4gb modules as you really don't need the 3000mhz ram for playing witcher. The last thing is that motherboard. You spent so much money on that motherboard it really does not make sense. This list would have been more appropriate.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Good advice. I like the proposed list and ask if this site can be used to post proposed builds so others can review and comment on them before the $ goes out the door.

I dabble in video editing and would also setup the boot drive with 2 SSD's in Raid 0 in case one fails and 2 mech'l drives in Raid1 for long term storage. This could have been done w/in the same budget using the majority of the parts on your list. Thank you.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I would skip Raid 0 personally, sure it can be fast, coming close to a M.2 but it doesn't really make sense for his set up. It wouldn't really offer much of a benefit. You'd be better just suggesting a single higher capacity SSD. Raid 0 can be great for loading a lot of data, but for launching an OS or game, not really.

M.2 is nice since it is a single drive and you're not adding complexity to the system. X99 has lanes to spare for it as well. I know its pricey but perhaps they felt more at ease going that route.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this guy

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the m.2 form factor if you took it that way, I'm saying that it is a waste for this system and yes I could have suggested a single drive (which is all he really needed) however obviously I was trying to suggest a solution that would give similar performance results that would make alot more sense for a case and motherboard this size compared to what he is using right now.

Also setting up raid 0 is easy and since multiple drives are only doing a fraction of the work compared to a single, it in theory (sometimes you get a bad drive) would increase the life of the ssds.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey no worries, I agree with you. I guess all I was saying was that the M.2 is the simple solution, pricey, but simple.

Raid 0 is a lot safer now then in the HDD days, I think I'd just prefer to keep OS somewhere else just in case.

  • 48 months ago
  • -3 points

Its another case of uneducated part buying:

(See: Razer Keyboard/Mouse/Mousepad)

(See 2: A Samsung TV? Really? TV's have larger pixels and they are less detailed close up, could have gotten a 4k monitor for that price. Shame shame. I would never want to game on a TV that is that close to me. Monitors are a thing for a reason, TV's are a thing for a reason.

  • 48 months ago
  • 4 points

And the reason I got a a 4k tv is because I personally can't tell the difference between 60hz and 144hz. And with the 40in I can't see the pixels, only awesomeness. I don't play first person shooters, only RPG and simulations. I feel the tv does its justice. I need to be immersed, not squinting to see a 4k 27in monitor that cost over 1k$. Again to each their own, and this is MY OWN!!!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You wouldn't be squinting at a 27 inch monitor from that distance...

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 27in on my other pc and had it for 6 years. I'm too used to it so I wanted to upgrade.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Its not the refresh rate he is saying he doesnt like, its the pixel density, When your using a computer your generally sitting at your desk, and with a 40" tv you are (in a way) stretching those 3840 x 2160 pixels in front of you, meaning that the image isn't as sharp and clear as it would be in a smaller space like a 25" monitor. Also monitors with just normal 60hz refresh rate and for the same budget you could have gotten 2 4k monitors for the same price http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umuv6ee001 just as an example.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I did mention that in my reply. When im sitting 3ft away from the tv, I still see it clear and not pixalated. From my view, it looks flawless. But yes also I don't care about 144hz. I mean if there is a reason I should go with a monitor instead of a TV other than telling me better picture, please let me know.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Other then picture... You can take it with you to a lan party? I'd like to see you try bringing that 40" with you. lol

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your opinions. I can understand the tv, but why is razer a bad choice? I had only used razer and have never had any problems with it. And the RGB lighting blows corsair out if the water IMO. Again, maybe not the best parts picked for the build, but very sexy as most people agree.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure the RGB is nice but the Khali switches are god awful IMO. Can't wait to get my G910 today to replace my Blackwidow.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

If you like lights then Razer is a good choice for you They are defiantly brighter. However Razers mechanical key switches are crap in comparison the mx-cherries found on those corsair keyboards. (not saying that corsair is the best keyboard, I just love that they are the first MX-cherry RGB keyboard)

I also just want to make the point (because I have owned) that the razer software is annoying as **** (having to actually sign your email up, restart your computer and whatnot just to get the drivers working is retarded plus you can't even change your lighting settings if there is an update as it forces you to update before being able to change the lighting.)

The glowing mouse pad also is pointless, but again your just paying for lights at this point so I can understand.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The mouse pad came free with the keyboard and I have owned the mouse prior to me buidling this. Maybe next time I can go corsair, and I love the look, but I got a better deal with the razer plus the pad for free.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I also completly understand matching your parts that makes sense. Don't necessarily go corsair, just look for keyboards with better quality mechanical switches, maybe g.skill will have a better a better rgb mechanical keyboard out when you decide to get one.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You had to make this point twice???

  • 48 months ago
  • -2 points

Bad PSU, Terrible Keyboard+Mouse, and a SAMSUNG TV for close up viewing. Really man? You could have gotten better stuff including a 4k Monitor...