I love that Skyrim Themed Case +1
Nice bends ;) +1
I was so sad. I'm glad others agree! I honestly thought this would generate a lot of hate haha
Gross! Someone chose two RX480's over a GTX 1080. What a shame! Waste of giveaway money. I want a refund.
Amazing looking build, knowing a motherboard upgrade is planned makes much more sense!
Aesthetically... This rig is awesome looking! However part choices were... unique. I don't understand a 6600k with a B150m Mobo. Why not i5-6500? I also don't understand the functionality of watercooling that CPU with that motherboard. Looks real nice. Why not just a loop for the GPU? I don't understand why you would pay extra for a res with an EKWB logo when you have opaque white fluid that surrounds the logo to the point of invisibilty. Why not get a cheaper res? Were aesthetics your top priority?
I'm glad someone else found this helpful honestly.
I think you did a great job allocating your budget to increase performace. No "pretty" conponents that take value away from performance. You may be bottlenecking during CPU demanding games having the 4670 and the GTX 1080. Working in a larger case might also add some room for cable management. Nice build, you have my +1
OPINION: I feel like a 6700k and hero/ hero alpha would fit better with the majority of builds. Almost every build I see is a 6700k paired with a 1080. Not many can afford a 6850k and a rampage 10th addition. Thats why I feel those parts are worthy of watercooling.
+1 This is an awesome build, love the black and white theme. Lots of attention to detail here. Also very unique due to the loop only cooling the GPU's. I would have thrown these parts into a 900D (or eq.) if I knew I wasn't able to also cool the CPU with the loop. Would have given more space and more options to complete the loop with the CPU. Might not have needed the midplate and also the PSU shroud then.
Would have been cool to do a custom loop with these components
+1 for name. Nice Build.
I have an AMP 1060 atm, pretty happy with it, only have a 1080p 60hz monitor and the PG248Q is definitely on the list. Thanks.
Amazing build! What fans are those? Are they stock? Dod the manta come with thr RoG logos? Where did you get the RoG velco-bands? So many questions... Also +1 for RoG flair. How do you like the PG248Q?
+1 For the quantity & quality of photos. Incredible build.
Curious why you're using 60Hz monitors with a Titan X & 6950X. You may as well be using a 6600k and a 1070...
There we go.
+1 Why is this not featured yet? Phillip plz.
+1. First. Titan X pascal holy cow.
I wouldn't have been able to resist ripping the plastic off the case. +1 for self control.
+1 For keyboard and mouse, those look amazing
+1 for SLI Ram
+1 Awesome build. Love that motherboard. Did you mean PG348Q WQHD or PG278Q QHD? I would go with the ultra wide with that sort of GPU horsepower.
A 4k 60Hz would explain a lot holy cow. Yeah I can see a need for some real horsepower now since you need to hit that 60Hz vsync. Dang son.
I would have stayed at one GTX1080 and invested the 700 and whatever the LGs cost towards one X34
+1. Truly an incredible build. I really like this CPU/Mobo/GPU setup. Why not X34/PG348Q over the wide 60Hz?
+1 Thats a pretty sweet build there. However, I dont like how the psu connectors are in different places on the PCB. I feel like two identical RX480's (any brand) would have looked cleaner.
+1 awesome name. Awesome build. Unique component selection. 970 dedicated physx wow. I still would have gone with a 1070.
This thing seriously knows how to utilize budget. +1 for Fallout flair everywhere. SRSLY nice build.
Logitech C920 is always a great choice. Cable management could use some work. Might as well have gotten a 6600k and put that money towards a better monitor imo.
Hey Phillip. Having a bad day. Please dismiss my saltiness. My sincerest apologies. I re-listened to that portion shortly after, and your message about latent failures resonated with me. Something I see all the time, and is a huge problem for guys who have to deal with failures in the field, rather than failures at test. This is why ESD implementations exist. So, ignore my insta-self-deleted-salty-comment please, and if you want to take ESD precautions to the next level, wear a Faraday shield (smock/frock), maybe some ESD grounding shoes/footstraps, and you'll be class 0 ready!
Have the cops bothered you yet? What a steal! +1
Phillip, but I want the Doritos from Barry's build. There's room in the budget for two bags.
Your Uncle is a boss. +1
+1 Remarkable! What did you use to connect the GPU in that way?
+1 Nice Build. The Blue LED's make that case look awesome! I'm curious why you didn't get something aftermarket for the CPU cooler like a ~$30 cooler master Hyper 212 EVO or something? Also, why upgrade to 32GB RAM?
This is totally my opinion, but I think you don't need a second 970 for 2k gaming, limitation here is the 3.5gb supported vrm (its missing an important memory controller to use that final .5gb chunk of vrm). Sell it and get a card with more VRM for better 2k gaming, either a 980 with the memory controller the 970 is missing, or go big or go home with the 980 Ti. Or go AMD if you're into that. Depends on what games you're playing, but for AAA titles...
This build draws about 400W max, why would you ever need a 1000W? It just needs a 550W- 650W like it has, and even that is plenty of overhead for one GPU
+1 for very good price to performance ratio! Mount that SSD!
Funny you mention that... I used to have a Xonar sound card before I had this mobo. I had it placed next to a GPU and the EMI made the sound quality so bad my friends wouldnt talk to me online haha. After the part change I havent had any problems however.
Best budget build NA +1
For a tier 1 build, I would have expected Tier 1 PSU and not a 2A, second choice, is kinda what I'm getting at. Modularity and energy effiency arent everything when it comes to a PSU.
Such a low end psu with other high end parts... you may want to consider buying a top tier psu that can handle the load of two 980 ti's before you sli. From my experience the psu is the most important part.
That makes more sense why 760's are so great for that!
Where I'm getting my numbers, other than from personal experience.
You can remain at 60 fps in GTA V using maximum settings with a 760 SLI?? Max settings @1080p uses almost 4GB VRM with Anti-Aliasing turned off... My OC'ed 4790k + 770 SLI can't even manage half decent settings because of the 2GB VRM limitations... I'm sensing something may not be accurate... What resolution are you running?
I like the color scheme, even though I think a 970 would have been a better choice. +1
Just don't pull a me, and wait 15 months to take pictures haha
One 770 did Medium-ish settings at 1080p, managed to remain at 60 fps for the most of the time but there are areas where pollen persists and that made the fps drop under 50 at times. Two with the same settings eliminates the fps drops.
The re-sell value of a 970 or 980, if thats what you needed, would still be pretty decent. I would know since I bought 770's at the time 970's were out and they weren't exactly cheap, and I would expect much the same when pascal and polaris hits. Im sure Ebay can help you out when it comes time to sell.