Thank you!! I will look into them!
You are correct. I entered them incorrectly. I had them lying around and I will get better cards shortly. I am looking at in the next month or so a couple 980's however, its a debate right now on which ones I will stick in my rig.
Thank you! :-)
That is reeeeeeeeeeedonkulously OCD sexy
They are awesome! No Complaints and the raid I have them on is fantastic.
Because I could.. LOL! Because I weighed that out as well. The nocturas are close to the same price and even if I did anything else I wouldnt get the cooling numbers like a AIO does.
Cache and speed. I wanted the higher cache for them in order to have plenty of expansion down the road and not be hindered.
They will be expanding to additional drives with in the next year and adding more pci cards such as a raid controller etc.
I have the ISO laying around here plus I can get it from work any time. Thanks for the heads up on 2016. I have some experience with 08/12 though, just not a lot.
No, not a fail. Thank you for your response though.
Its a home based business and even though it is a server, it is still for personal use. I wanted to ensure that it can be used for the layman and for the tech person as well. Win 7 Pro allows numerous devices as well connected to a network. Plus, down the road windows server can easily be installed anyways with the SSD as a minimal of software will be on the SSD.
I have 2 2TB seagate drives and a 4 TB drive as well. The 2 TB drives I have had for 3 years and I have had zero issues and the 4 TB drive I have had for 1 yr and they are solid. Maybe its because I use them as data/storage drives and for minimal use however, nothing but good solid mechanical drives from my end.
First, sexy build! Good Job!
Now reply and questions.
Have you done benchmarks on CineBench 15 at all?? If so what were those numbers and would you be willing to post a screen shot of them please?
If you are doing 4k editing and doing more workstation editing, how come you didnt go with a workstation card such as a FirePro W7000 or Quadro k4000 for a just a bit more than what you spent on the 980??
I just messed my drawers... HOLY **** this is a sexy rig!!
I was browsing through builds that use the asus maximus vii hero to see builds with it and how they build with it.
I am glad I stumbled upon this rig!! Thank you for sharing this!!
Thank you! Most impressive build!
I am going to ask a question and please do say I am a noooob...lol
I see an IDE cable/ribbon cable and I havent seen one of them used in sometime, what is it for??
Could you post more pictures of your build please?? I am curious on how this all fits together and the cabling and such as well.
I truly love your build and I have a question if you do not mind.
When setting the fans up in the 'basement', how do you have them set?? Exhausts, intake or both?? I ask because I am wanting to build using this case and I have yet to see or understand how having that many fans in the basement helps. Would you be willing to help a fellow builder out?
Like a camel who needs water because its humps are flat.. LOL!
I would do the RAM as an upgrade get to 16 gigs or 32. 8 gigs is insulting your rig.. LOL!
Prolly a M.2 SSD for the boot drive.. Another GPU for SLI and liquid cool that maybe... just thinking out loud! LOL!
Seriously, good work on your build.
Just that cpu alone is 125 W.
I just did a calculation from this site -- http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
It comes up to 463 W.
He should be using a 750-800 W PSU
Dear GAWD!! This is your FIRST build?!?!???!!!!!!!!!!!!
Man, you hit this out of the park!! Excellent job and most impressive. I know seasoned builders who wont mess with liquid cooling and you dove in the deep end!! LOL!
You are now going to be hooked on tweeking your rig!! LOL!
Slight improvements can be made if you do. Just enjoy your 1st build and get settled in with it before you step into college level tweeking, imho.
Really nice work for your 1st build. If you do not mind me saying, I think the PSU will become an issue down the road. Make sure to watch your volts. OCCT is a good app for that.
Very nice work!
Thank you sir!
I am thinking of getting the h100i gtx and I have the same case as you. How easy is it to mount it to the top of the case?? Any issues at all or was just a simple 'plug n play'
I know!! It HURTS doesnt it!!?? LOL!
I didnt buy most of these parts for that price that is shows on this price list here. The GPU's, the PSU, the tower and the 500 gig HDD I didnt buy but I put them on the price list for the sake of having it on the list.
Thanks and I am not.
My son is 7 now (that is an old pic you see) and he helps me do builds and he is starting to build his own computer. He asked for a computer and I said - If you can build one with the parts here you can. However, you will need to tear one down 1st. He completed the tear down and nothing broke!! He has started on building his computer now! I guess he wants a computer!! LOL!
Excellent work and phenomenal cable management.
Why did you choose that cpu cooler instead of say the corsairs or swiftech as examples??
ohh!! nice!! I wish i knew of ways to do that with further builds. The HAF case I have an issue with and thats the pass through on the mobo plate to get the cpu power cable through and the top clips to remove the piece to get access to the top fans.
You are awesome for replying and helping out!! Keep up the amazing builds!
I think I messed my drawers...
My GAWD thats an amazing build!!!
Did the component to hide the cables coming out from the PSU come with the HAF or did you find it somewhere else and if so, where?
Very nice job!! Those 4 sata connectors in 1 can be a pain in the butt! You are right! Did you do the sleeving or where did you order those custom cables??
Seems this case has good cable tie downs. My peeve is some cases do NOT have tie downs on right side, the backside of the I/O.
Did you cover the cables coming out from the PSU or did you try to keep them as clean as possible??
Thank you kindly for answering my questions.
thank you sir!
I chose this for the processing power it has. I researched and read and compared and all the information I found was that the i7 is the better cpu for this type of software. I then did a price point comparison and I settled on this one.
I could have gone the 4790k however, this is my 1st intel build and experience has shown me the 4790k would have been a better choice. Yet, this will amply serve for the client and the purpose it will serve.
Excellent questions! Thank you!
The problem I have with those temps is 2 reasons. 1- The cpu throttles back performance at 70*'s, which doesn't give much head room for error. 2- If this was staying in my hands, I could tinker with it and with my experience be more cognizant of minor issues due to heat. Since this is for a client and going to be a workhorse computer, someone who isnt truly tech savvy, and I do not want to fix a lot of issues, I want to nip as many foreseeable issues in the beginning as I can.
The H80I is on order. I ran with the cooler master evo 212 at 1st and after initial tests, benchmarks and such, the temps went to a 59-63* temp. I convinced my client that we need to order the h80I and I will order it shortly and install it along with the NZXT Green LED strip and minor extras my client wants.
Thanks!! I couldnt see those other fans clearly. Makes sense and thanks again for explaining!
Thank you kindly!!
I will post some 'night' pics when I get all the lights in. Show off the 'disco' LOL!
Just curious why you mounted the GPU cooler on the bottom and take the side fan out and mount the GPU cooler there??
Could you post more pics on the case, components and such?? An overall pic and others showing your cable management and such please??