I mean I'm no marriage counselor or anything but it seems like a candid conversation around "this is one of my life's passions and I'd like for you to be supportive" conversations could take place here, no? I'm not a fan of comparing personal stuff in life but my gf and I are supportive of each other's passions - feels like an important conversation to have, imo [insert bro feels meme].
Anyway, in terms of passions, this is hardly the most expensive we could think of lol. I mean it's not like you're heavily into yachting, for example, or dead-set on rebuilding a 1967 Ford Shelby GT 500 from scratch. <10k upfront and 2-3k per year for something you're truly passionate about is totally acceptable, no?
Congratulations on the feature and for diving deep into your passions. I wish you all the best with your studies and hope for you that this gorgeous build is but the first of many to come.
Kudos kid, you're going places! +1 mate, great job!
Tighten up that cable management, soldier!
Welcome back to the PC Master Race :)
Keep a close eye on that PSU, your build is under-powered at the moment. The minimum spec for that 1080ti is 600w and that 8-core cpu is also going to draw a significant amount over spec if overclocked. That's quite risky.
Sweet build though, good setup! +1
This is great! I know next to nothing regarding the Raspberry Pi but this has given me the inspiration to look into it further! Excellent tiny pc, so cool.
Truly not my personal style but I have to give it to you, STUNNING execution! This is such a unique build, it's really inspiring - there's so much to look at and to wonder about. Also, the bends are spot on.
Kudos mate! +1
This is an excellent build and effective mods to boot. Great job OP! Literally the only feedback I have is regarding cable combs for the gpu cables, that's about it, the rest is pro execution!
Hey mate! Just read your response, I also have the same case and I did some shopping around a few months back on Corsair's website and found this: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/crystal-570x-psu-shroud-cover
Here's a link of what that looks like installed (I also purchased grommets and sliced a hole in the top of the shroud for further cable management.
Ouuh, that's an interesting question, replying to be tagged - want to hear op's response! :)
why 128gb of ram?
20 out of 23 pictures are almost identical :p
Nice build though, gj!
What will be really interesting to see is what will happen to Nvidia's release schedule. Though publicly they're crying "gamers first!!", they have the fiduciary responsibility to their investors to not do anything about the current gpu shortage other than to massively profit. In fact, they would benefit in every way from pushing the next launch even further back, given their dominance in the market right now.
Why on earth would anyone stop selling a consistently sold-out item? Just to honor a release schedule? (X) Doubt. Not releasing the next gen right now gives them even more time to perform outstanding QA, do better market research, expand distribution channels, etc. etc.
At this point, they can just - and should - sit back, call out emergency orders from manufacturers, pay a premium for those rush batch units, reduce their margin by a tad, continue selling the current gen and simply wait for AMD to make a move, at which point they could announce GeForce Volta as yet another AMD-crushing release.
Nvidia is the golden boi right now, it's unbelievable.
Assuming mining only gets more popular (very likely), next gen gpu's won't have a large effect on current gen pricing as production will shift to newer gen, creating even more scarcity for profitable 10-series cards.
Miners will buy, buy, buy until the last card no longer produces a penny of value. So in light of that, it's safe to assume that the only way we'll see real price drops (and a vast, flooded second-hand market) is when the proof-of-work algo's become too difficult for the average miner to become profitable quickly.
Mercedez-Bends. My oh my did you ever nail the tubing, especially over the cpu block... Sigh, such skill, much wow.
I second the feature request above! +1 mate, excellent job!
OH the photography skills are on-point! What a beauty!
Love the desk, love the amp, love the headphones, love the Minolta, love the pc, love the overclock.
Absolutely stunning! +1 mate!
Though I cringe at the sight of ketchup/mustard molex cables, I kinda love the fact that this a "rebirth" project! Cool!
Good job +1
Ah, cool, un francais! Beau travail sur cette machine, c'est bien réussi!
I'm just curious, is it actually necessary to have those 88 threads for that workload or is it just a nice-to-have? 44 cores seems a tad obscene, no? This obliterates what my previous company had as an on-premise server and we we're supporting Active Directory, multiple VMs, a substantial File Server and an application server for shared logistics applications (that are quite demanding) for 25 concurrent users... I mean at some point, there's overkill and then there's Disneyland, no?
Am I missing something? lol
It's a cool build, that's for sure but just curious about some of the reasoning. :)
This quickly went from "this is a total disaster" to "oh no, noooo, wait, wait, wait, it's just a supremely tight fit with a ton of slick fittings and cleverly placed tubing!" in the span of about a second lol.
I Love this case and the color theme along with the pro execution really turned out well. Great job on this OP and good find with the C14 ram! Great cables too!
Yep second this entire post! :)
Really curious as well about the mobo/wifi card. I have this exact same "E"-series mobo myself and the integrated wifi is flawless - never had a single issue with my Airport router 3 rooms north of my office, even while gaming or downloading massive files over hours and hours.
"the i5-8400 is same speed and performance and better than a i7-7700k"
"the i5-8400 is same speed and performance and better than a i7-7700k"
This quote above is the statement I'm debating, nothing else.
We can discuss price ratios, comparisons, benchmarks, or whatever else another time. My point is, and the fact remains that, your statement is false - an i5-8400 is specifically not the same speed and performance or even better than an i7-7700k.
I just don't understand why you'd believe that?
The simple fact remains that the vast majority of programs benefits dramatically more from single-core performance than they do from multi-core. In that light, and as Intel's prices would suggest, the 7700k is a higher tier processor.
I see your point, but I invite you to take a look at Intel's ARK: Intel's database for all of their CPUs.
i5-8400 CPU: Base 2.8ghz, Max Turbo: 4.0ghz. The 8400 is locked, you can't OC it. 25% is a massive difference between 4ghz/core and 5ghz/core...
Am i missing something?
Well said, I agree mate!
Wait what? That's exactly false. 6 cores, no hyper-threading vs 4 cores with hyper-threading. 4ghz max turbo vs unlocked cpu... The 7700k will destroy the 8400's single-core performance. Gaming is by far the greatest example as cpu-demanding titles would thrive on the 7700k's typical 4.8 to 5ghz+ single-core performance when overclocked. Binned 7700k's can even reach 5.4ghz on liquid.
Excellent, excellent, excellent!! Man that's a tight build. Wow! I can't believe those temps, I would not have had the courage to build in that case with these components, i have to admit.
Love the parts list and the outcome. Also that cable management is spot on. Well done!
I think there's an appropriate meme out there to illustrate how absurd the kilowatt power supply is for this build :|
But yea, good standard build, good job on assembly! +1
Yea I have to second this entire post. Also it looks quite clean and elegant. I'd be curious to see what this looks like post-upgrades!
Oh and i lol'd at the price of the ram... isn't it insane what ram has jumped to in the last ~year? Wow
I agree with your comments regarding the commander, a total game changer. Fan speed control? Check! Color control? Check! Bug-free? Check!
I love the Commander, it's enthusiast-class expensive for such simple tech but it works flawlessly.
This build is fantastic imo. Very tight package with loads of style, performance and good overall design choices. +1 mate, excellent job!
Just out of curiosity, why not purchase ASIC hardware? 6k in a mining rig is a fair investment for a home rig, why the insistence on purchasing GPUs when ASICs are dramatically more powerful and efficient?
I usually can't stand white colored tubing/coolant. Just typically looks tacky and cheap, at least imo.
But this is one fantastic exception that truly threw me off and took me by surprise. What an exceptionally well-done build!
A stunning piece of tech if I've ever seen one. Absolutely flawless imo, superb job and the feature is deserved.
Oh and those bends... Crisp, neat and sufficiently complex that they aren't overbearing or too simplistic. Damn pro.
How the Bitcoin Nouveau-Riche spend their winnings. xD
This is one insane build. The case is gorgeous!! +1 Well done!
I seriously appreciate the time, effort and craftsmanship that went into this build. People with this level of dedication are few and far between, that much is certain. It's just unfortunate I find it way too ostentatious and lip-glossed for my taste - just way too much, everywhere. As if each part was competing, and almost yelling, for your attention, like classic stand-up games in an arcade - noisy, bright and unrelenting. But of course, for those that are into this kind of artwork/style, it's seriously and incredibly well executed, the attention to detail certainly can't be challenged. Absolutely well done OP, congrats, though the parts list seems a tad unbalanced sitting next to such a high-end custom loop (meaning the i5 6th gen and the Windforce 970).
Simple and clean typical build, always love those, they're nice and comforting!
I am curious about those 1080p displays though, 840$CAD for two of them seems insanely high.
How's that power supply treating you? Actually quiet, you'd say?
It's that simple... wonderful!
Thanks for the response and good luck with your small business! (checked out your website)
Silent builds are definitely intriguing!
I wish i hadn't seen this... Now I'm going to rethink my NAS-like system I've got in mind. This solution is brilliant and the Akasa is just the perfect choice. Beautifully simple build +1 !
Link to AC adapter by chance? I'm curious as to how the mobo gets it's power? It has a power socket as opposed to traditional pin connectors?
Great job, love the simplicity.
oh i LOVE the video card placement! That's awesome looking!!
Very nice build, I gotta say this is quite premium-looking even just with bare parts and little custom work like water-loops or paint jobs, etc.
Fantastic build, I love that there's sentimental value behind this build. I'm sure your son will love it and I'm also certain you've had a blast building it. This holiday season won't soon be forgotten, that's for sure!
I wanted to ask, the cable management is top notch and I was wondering where you found those cable combs??
Great build! +1
Love love love the originality!!! What an incredible build, it screams PRO.
Well done!! +1
Hello sir, would you mind linking to the display on Amazon? I've been looking for ages but all I find are displays without frames (or with massive ones). I would be grateful!
A 1.2TB intel 750 ssd... Who are you, Tony Stark?
jk, it's a great build for editing! That 1950X though, glorious!
Holy moly you're sitting close to your display lol
Very cool "upgrades" as you call it! Pretty sweet build!
oh voila! That makes a ton more sense :)
Already 2,080mhz is awesome! Your benchmarks must be insane!
wait, wait, wait, wait, waiiiiiiiiiiiiit
Happy with GPU is under water so. 2.8ghz 40 c on full load
Happy with GPU is under water so. 2.8ghz 40 c on full load
2.8ghz 1080ti on water? That's literally impossible unless it exploded minutes later. The current world record is held by Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido and that's with an EVGA K|NGP|N 1080ti @ 2,531mhz cooled with Liquid Nitrogen at -191C.
Other than that bold claim, the build is super nice - good job.
Holy moly bejeez, that's an expensive mobo for a non-sli build. Was there a particular reason you wanted such a high-end mobo for this build?
On another note, you'll love the commander pro, it was a great purchase! Corsair Link is surprisingly easy and stable, the fan management and rgb control is glorious!
Ahh and there's a wine rack also... yep, definitely GOOD JOB mate! haha, I love the end result of that room, the guitars and the colors of the desks, it's very, umm, Hard Rock Café but without the cheezy feeling, y'know?
Anyway, on another note, are you gaming with this rig? I'd assume so, given the display. What games? avg fps with that 1080 strix? Do you find G-Sync is worth the hefty nvidia tax?
omg the brick wall setup... BEAUTIFUL!
Also the build is fantastic :) Great choice of parts imo and it turned out great! The star wars lamp/led thingy is awesome!
more pics pls? Looks cool!
OP, make sure you take the plastic cover off of the GPU backplate, not meant to remain there. Also not sure why the GPU isn't in the top PCIe slot, was there a particular reason? The top slot would be best so that your Strix card can dissipate its heat properly. :)
imo, this beauty should be on your desk with the tempered glass facing you, it looks like it's being grounded lol!! Show off those RGBs on your desk OP!! xD
This is certainly a power-house of a PC. No doubt it will annihilate Excel.
Did you have any trouble when plugging your desk LED strip to the mobo? I ask because I also have the Z270E mobo and it's written in the manual that you should not connect a 5050 RGB LED strip longer than one meter (like 3 feet). You obivously have longer than that... Did you just connect it to one of the LED headers? or is it USB plugged?
On that note, seriously sweet build, it looks awesome, I love the case with the quad-fan setup on the right!!
The colors reaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllyyyy aren't for me but I gotta give credit where it's due! This is a fine job and of course the parts list is drool worthy. Well done! +1 !!