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Mostly gaming. A little bit of movie watching and video editing. And web surfing as well.

So far the benchmarks are crazy and I'm really happy with it.

Few problems that people should be aware of. My Fractal R2 case was warped slightly on the motherboard area. Made it impossible (and stressful) to get the I/O ports to line up and the screws in. This also caused a sever issue with the GPU because it wouldn't line up at all. I had to remove and remount the whole mobo with the gpu plugged in to it (stupid me, I already had my cpu cooler on as well, so that had to come off).

Only other issue was the RAM was almost impossible to click in. You had to apply a TON of pressure. I was sure I'd broke something. But once it turned on, everything worked.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

DIMMS are always a ***** to push in, the case issues however, that's the point of return policies. The top panel (plastic piece) on my Storm Stryker had a slight bow in it, just enough so that the panel gap was inconsistent. Honestly, I would have been the only person who would've noticed it. I still exchanged the thing.

As for the build itself, nice job. The cables could be routed a little better and I probably would've gotten a fully modular PSU (generally anything north of $2K kind of deserves it), but nice build overall.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I regret the semi-mod psu now. Granted all that's extra is the cpu2 power cord but still. I tried my best with cables, I'm not that great at managing those so I did what I could. I appreciate the feedback. Feels great to have everything up and going. It's only my second real build.

Also the case issue is supposedly an issue a lot of people have, at least from the Newegg reviews. I was too impatient to return it and I figured I could make it work. Still not totally satisfied but no one can really tell besides me haha.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Over time the ram slots will loosen up, and installing ram will require less force.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I almost didn't return mine, mainly because the thing weighs more than 30 lbs. and my truck was off the road at the time (insurance lapse). Thankfully, BCom is between my apartment and the union my buddies and I are members of, so I managed to get a ride the next day.

EDIT: If you want some help with the cable management, check out YouTube. There are some pretty helpful vids on there.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

In one of your pictures what program are you using?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

speccy :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable management looks great.

Looks like a solid build :D

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Going by your Speccy screenshot it looks like the timing is off on your RAM. Its easy to manually type in the timing in the BIOS. I think it should be 9-9-9-24.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks! I'll check it out.

fixed it. Simple thing but easy to overlook. I appreciate you noticing :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you in a hotel? What's up with that wallpaper? ohh, great build.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have plans to get a G-SYNC module for that monitor? I hope so cause you could utilize the **** out of it.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Two comments: 1) Why is the cooler in a pull configuration? It should be push, unless the RAM is in the way... 2) Also, drop the harddrives and the SSD to the bottom bay. That will allow you to remove the top bay and increase the air circulation...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

1) The ram is in the way :/ I could I attempted to install the other fan it came with but there was no way it was fitting in. So I just had to make due. CPU temps are very cool though, not hot at all.

2) I'll take that into consideration next time I tear it open :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks great! Your cables are neater than mine, I'm gonna have to do some more work on that. What monitoring software are you using there?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

speccy in the pic

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

how is your Thermaltake Frio doing? was going to use that for another build I had but decided not to, because I was told the stock fans break easily and creates a lot of noise. I hope that won't happen to you.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems fine so far. I'm liking it. My cpu temps have been insanely cool so it's good in my book.

  • 75 months ago
  • -2 points

Isn't that 780 Ti a beast ;-) Got one paired up with a 3770k here.

  • 75 months ago
  • -3 points

WOW !!! JUST WOW !!! FANCY NOT

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