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Hey everyone,

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

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 6 points

For a second, I thought that that Mazda was ur car in real life. What a beast of a computer!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

same I was about to be mad, but then I saw the next image and was immediately relieved and impressed that it had fooled me

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Crazy, right?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

For sure! I sent that picture to my dad as he isn't really computer literate and he absolutely couldn't believe that it was computer generated! I posted a video of the gameplay if you want to see!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

fooled me, too :D

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

My $450 pc+setup looks like a baby toy compared to yours. xD

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

All rigs are beautiful in my heart.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I can agree to that. :)

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! +1

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

You should be really proud of your successes, this is a great build! Enjoy it :)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Much appreciated!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

How'd you get the black widow for 30 bucks?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I just got it from a friend. It was an old board and new it would work well enough (for now).

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Congratulations, on everything. Nice build, I'm fairly jealous of the amount of performance and power you packed onto one desk for that cost.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, a lot of planning went into it!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I can tell. I got a temp job after college working for a bank and essentially had to do mindless copy and pasting, bottom-of-the-barrel audit type work for months straight, so the only thing that kept me sane was researching parts. I looked stuff up, argued with enthusiasts, and learned what I could about premium parts for an ideal cost/performance ratio. I totally connect with taking your time and researching, then rewarding yourself with a quality build. I've since upgraded way, way past that first build, but planning has been everything, I agree.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly. And besides, in the end, it doesn't matter what the rig is comprised of. It's yours, built by you, exactly how you want it. Nothing wrong with that.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

exACTly

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

At first glance I thought you were taking a photo of your car lmao. then I saw the NPC's in the background...

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Crazy, right??

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the masters, the job, and the build! It's always much more satisfying when you feel like you've really earned it, isn't it? +1!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely! Thank you!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! It’s defiantly a beast computer but one thing I would say is to work on cable management for the monitors. Try not to use the let it hang method and use some raceways and Velcro’s.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely! I have done a lot on the bottom of the desk, the next thing will be monitors and ethernet.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

amazing!! easy +1

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

It's awesome to see hard work pay off. Also slightly jealous of your standing desk. That's my next upgrade.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely a good purchase. I love this thing!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the same monitor, only one though. I noticed they shipped it in the original boxing, which I thought was a terrible idea on whoever shipped it. Also, you're address is showing on one of the pictures. Not sure if that bothers you or if you knew. Nice build overall, I'm into it.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I did, it's just my place of work. Appreciate it though!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude what a build.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! Super fun to make.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

What college did you go to?

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

MTSU

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I looked at the google drive folder you shared, really cool! Awesome build, and I liked some of the addressable rgb sequences you showed off. My favorite of your choices is the new 970 pro full tb

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It's ridiculously fast. Definitely a good piece of hardware. Thank you!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the blue glowing thing on the right side?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It's just a lamp! Haha.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your temps like? Thinking of doing a somewhat similar build (same case and cooler on a 8086k with an EVGA 1080 ti FTW ICX. Also curious how the fans at the top being intake effects your temps vs them being exhaust.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly don't have any temp issues. My hottest temps come from the GPU, and it never gets above 60/65 at Max settings, or even when playing on triple screen. Since the case has so many holes in the sides, I feel like a positive intake is the better way to go.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! The monitors certainly took me a very long time to decide on. But when I game, I will likely (most of the time) just use one monitor and the other two multi tasking.