This is my first build. I recently completed my Master's degree while working my way through college. I've worked hard, bought all my own cars, paid for school, but I've never had enough money to buy something really nice. I promised myself when I completed my Bachelor's that if I continued and finished my Master's that I would complete a monster of a rig for my hard work. This is the lovechild of that idea in my head.
I intend to play games on ultra, get some triple screen action where possible, and maybe start up a YouTube channel of me just playing some games and blabbering on.
I didn't have too many issues with the build as I've been researching rigs like these since I was about 15. Everything went in as intended except for the lighting. That portion was more complicated then it should have been, mostly because they really don't come with any directions. You also have to realize that, when you put them in, they all have to be rotated a certain way, so you can't just put them in whichever way is easiest to hide wires. It was a little annoying. But, with some trial and error, I got everything working. There is a video in the link below showing my issue (some of the fans were rotated the wrong way and did not display affects correctly.
Is it too much RGB? Probably, but I don't care. I love being able to change to different profiles and alter the way the computer looks entirely with the touch of a button.
Is it too much power? Again, probably. I was able to play The Crew 2 beta over the weekend and played it on triple screen with ultra settings (this included a Logitech G27 driving controller combo. It was like nothing I've ever experienced. Truly an exceptional experience.
Why didn't I go with different parts? I honestly wanted to make more of an ASUS build, but I just couldn't find parts for a while. The 1080ti was impossible. I waited for literally 5 months before they started dropping. I found the EVGA 1080ti SC2 on B&H for 749 and grabbed it up the second I saw it. Elsewhere, I really like the quality and look of most Corsair parts, so that's what I went with.
Does it stay cool? It does! I was a little worried because The front of my case has a radiator, which obviously impedes airflow; however, I haven't noticed anything getting funky. Although, I do have 5 intakes and 1 exhaust fan. I actually believe that is how it was intended for this case.
I'm really lucky to have gotten a well paying job so that I could afford to do this.
If you have anymore questions, please let me know!
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Here is a link if you want to see a couple video of the lighting and triple screen gameplay on The Crew 2! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mbmfVXO5FFT8oLB9BedAzhGR2y4taObc