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Built specifically for playing BF1... I'm a globally top ranked bomber pilot across all platforms for BF1. I was #2 in the world before my previous PC took a dump... So I took a month off playing while I researched all the parts and finally built this.

I took my time and spent 2 days, in my spare time, carefully planning out then assembling all the parts. They all came together beautifully. On day 3, after checking every connection for the umpteenth time, I powered it up and began the long process of installing all the necessary software.

The two Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5 SSD's are set up in RAID 1, mirrored drives, to hold my OS (Win10X64Home) and all the other basic/necessary software and apps.

The Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2 2280 is dedicated strictly to BF1, it's housed in the middle M.2 slot, and covered with the heat shield.

The other two Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2 2280's are in the slots above, and below the 500. The top one is hidden by the GPU but the lower one is clearly visible. Each of the 250's will be dedicated to, as yet, unspecified games.

The silver G.Skill Ram beautifully matches the MSI Titanium motherboard and the layout of the Fractal Design R5 case allowed for easy cable management that truly highlights the natural beauty of the completed build.

The EVGA CLC 280 CPU cooler works very well but was incredibly buggy when first installed. The RGB display is controlled by software that communicates with the unit via USB connection. Despite being plugged into a USB 2.0 slot, I had repeated "!" coming up on the device manager which said it was plugged into a USB 3.0 slot which was not supported. A device driver update fixed that bug.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Hybrid works flawlessly but as soon as I'd updated the OCX software controller that came with it to the latest device driver, it made my system unstable to the point where it would restart, boot up to the log in screen, then immediately restart again. I had to remove the GPU, boot up, uninstall the EVGA OCX software, power down, re-install the card, and replace the OCX software with MSI's Afterburner - Not had any issues since.

My GPU is connected, via 3 display port cables, to a trio of Sceptre 50" LED 1080p HDTV's (60hz & 5.5ms)... Giving me twelve and a half feet of game screen. It makes flying epic with peripheral views of almost 180 degrees. It's so engrossing, that I liken it to gaming on an Omnimax screen. It's an amazing experience, not only visually but physically as well, it "feels" like I'm flying. Above my center screen is my previous "monitor", an LG 50" 4k Smart TV, which is now actually being used as a TV.

The Fractal Design HF14 fans round out the build providing excellent airflow and are whisper quiet, despite moving an insane amount of air. First time I power up my system, I seriously had to look inside the case to see if ANY of the 7 fans were running... It really is that quiet.

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say definitely set aside a couple hours and refine your cable management. It'll be some brutal work, but you'll be glad you did it.

+1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

This will help you with your cable management.

+1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

wow really nice build, but it seems very silly to have a 500gb m.2 just for bf1...

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I was originally just going to have the one 500gb for any and all games but those two other empty M.2 slots bugged me... So, wth, I got a pair of 250's just to fill them and BF1 is the only game I play. Overkill? Yes... But that's how Pegacorn's roll.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

lol ok that's pretty cool

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Man this is exactly what i was looking for ! Reaaly nice build, i love all the monitors. +1 from me :D

I have a question though. I really like the Battlefield franchise and i'm planning on playing BF1 at 1080p but with a 144Hz monitor. Do you know if the 7700k + gtx1080 will do ? I should mention i would like to play at ultra settings too... Maybe you can set your screen resolution, or scale (or whatever it's called i don't really know because i don't own the game yet) to 1080p and tell me what your FPS numbers are on ultra ? I would realy appreciate it and it would greatly help me in my purchase.

Looking forward to your answer, and have a nice day soldier ;)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Paolinus!

Because I use the 50" HDTV's, instead of a traditional monitor, my "actual" frame rates are limited to 60FPS max... However, when I turn on the FPS overlay for BF1 it says I'm running between 120-170FPS in game. I hope that's helpful!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing :D Thank you very much for the precise answer, it helps a lot :) Have a good day with your set up ^

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you play war thunder?