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I wanted to start gaming again on PC so I put this together and over clocked it. I got all the parts from Microcenter. Their prices on the main components were better than online. The prices for the cooler and the PSU were more than what I would have paid online though.

Edit Thanks for all of the feedback / comments! I definitely need to straighten up the cables. It still feels like a work in progress. I was in a hurry to start playing Elite Dangerous.

Also, the name "Gaming Rig" may have been a little misleading, I want to use it for gaming, but I also do a lot of photo editing (Lightroom, HDR Efx Pro, Photoshop) and video editing with Premier. On my laptop, those programs eat up a lot of memory so I wanted to go high on the RAM.

If you're interested, here are the benchmarks from realbench.

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

For $3,000 worth of parts the build looks cheap, 5 minutes of cable management wouldn't be too much too ask? Come on man, have some pride with your labour efforts!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

could do with a bit more cable management

what is the exact main uses of the PC?

Gaming on the X99 seems kinda wasteful when you can get the i7 4790K and Z97 mobo along with dual GTX980s

and 850Watts PSU will be more than enough

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

yeh I agree, when you have fancy braided sleeved cables like that, you're almost obligated to make cord management look nice. I personally would have got the corsair H100i GTX for the cooler but what you have is fine

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

He could have got a nice Z97 motherboard, + an i5 4690k for the price of that RAMPAGE V motherboard...So much money wasted here

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  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Just because someone doesn't have a completed build or cheap saved parts list does NOT dictate their knowledge or even experience. Someone might have built a pc but just not have put the parts list on here. MoopStoop may have been wrong with his assumption but you cant just say that people with no builds or cheap parts lists are just in general with 0 knowledge of anything new.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I'm 17, just spent 2grand on a x99 build and I'm loving it. Only thing is that I only use it to game.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Please do some cable management. Just pulling back all of the cables behind the motherboard tray will make this build look a whole lot better.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

What part is that above the Blu-Ray ??? Very Nice Build you are set for the future and if you ever want to do rendering and Video Editing you are also setup nicely.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard comes with a overclocking panel. I liked it a lot since it easily showed CPU temps and allows you to change between different profiles

http://i.imgur.com/1bgxDuB.png

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Tbh, that upside down ssd and the sideways heatsink would drive me nuts. Your cpu is overkill if you plan on just gaming. Same about the RAM. Your fps won't be any different than if you were to use an intel i5 since most (if any) games won't use the hyperthreading feature.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with the others. It's a great build but overkill for what you needed and money has been wasted. The only difference between the 5930k and 5820k (other than clock speed which can be adjusted) is the number of lanes and it has been proven that running on 8x vs 16x has a performance difference so marginal it's barely noticeable.

Also, for gaming, more 6 cores won't be fully utilised in current games or even those in the near future. A quad core i7 4790k with a higher clock speed would have done you better.

32GB of RAM for just gaming again is ridiculous. 8 or 16 would suffice and your MoBo is £350! You could have easily gone for a much cheaper MoBo. All this money could have been saved and put towards 2 980s as others have said and you would have gotten better performance in game.

If this build was being used for video editing/rendering, then I would understand a little bit why you made those choices but since you say it's for gaming, this could have been a lot cheaper and better for gaming.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I see a lot of hate on the part choices. If you wanted to put your money there then so be it. But I do have to agree on the cable management. A little more effort into cable management and presentation would go a long way. Show off the nice equipment you have.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering the parts the this guy bought im guessing multiple monitor streaming and recording at 1080p

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

While the ram and mobo are overkill, the cpu honestly isn't bad. They do outperform quad cores in some games that are optimized properly, and overall allows for additional multitasking.

Cable management definitely needs work since you have a windowed side panel. Run all the cables behind the motherboard tray to the parts, even the gpu power cords. that will clean up the case a lot.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

haters gunna hate, aintas gunna aint. nice build man! grats! +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea PNY is still actually reconised

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's a kool panel that comes with motherboard. Explains the cost of that motherboard.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the overclocking panel worth the Extra $$$ Money???

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That cable management area behind the motherboard is there for a reason!