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[9/25/2014] My current setup, will get some benchmarks added soon.

[9/28/2014] 3DMark 11 Benchmark added. At this point I've just done a single test. The result can be found at: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8771097

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  • 69 months ago
  • 9 points

Very clean, great part choices. I'd like a little more of a description, just saying what this build is used for and the rationale behind getting these parts like W7 Ultimate. It's standard for a good post on this website I'm afraid, haha.

+1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

i have never build a pc before so i dont know if these parts will work together can you take a look and let me know http://pcpartpicker.com/user/gerald118/saved/Xjhv6h

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Here, I changed some things around. Is this for gaming mostly? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k8Krpg

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah im using it for gaming only but the reason i want the gtx 980 is because it will work with dx12 when it comes out

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed some things around: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jwood013/saved/DbxxFT

Things I changed:

RAM - You only need 8gb for gaming. Some people don't even use 4gb. G.Skill is a great company and that's probably the most popular memory kit for gamers.

SSD - That's a very fast and reliable drive, and it has twice as much storage

HDD - The WD black series is great for people that do productivity work but as far as gaming goes, you won't notice a difference in performance.

GPU - The GTX 980 is super overkill for 1080p gaming, I dare say the 970 is as well but it's so powerful for such a low price you just can't turn it down. It's better bang for the buck overall. You will have access to DX12. I believe AMD and nVidia's cards will be seeing a driver update that allows them to use DX12 so that's not an issue.

PSU - 750w is plenty for SLI with the 970 with some overclocking done on the CPU. I chose this particular PSU because Seasonic is the bee's knees in power supplies. Great components in their PSU's and they back up the X series with a 7 year warranty.

Monitor - I just changed this because I own this monitor and it's awesome. It regularly goes on sale on Newegg and Best Buy for $129.99 as well which is nice.

I took out the fans and the fan controller as they aren't necessary.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Please do not link that sub. Those keys were being illegally sold and distributed. Current policy has also banned their sale there.

https://www.reddit.com/r/softwareswap/comments/2elib3/psa_its_time_to_address_your_concerns/

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

You warned me this time, thank you. Will edit.

Edit: I am unable to edit that comment. Oh well.

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy photography.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Was expecting you to end that line with "Batman!"

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I did.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

That's the EVO not the TX3

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

HOLY PC PHOTOGRAPHY, BATMAN!

I like your choice of pretty much everything. Good build.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Great pics, great cable management, nice part selection, very nice table for display, description is lacking a little info, but +1 anyways!!! Oh and love the painting in the background, nice touch :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Beautiful pics too.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Curious as to what your rationale was for the rotation of the TX3. If it was me I would've pointed it the other way for better airflow. That's a small thing though, over all great build and photography.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm wondering that also. Most chip fans seem to be installed on the other side of the cooler. Take a look at the 850 dollar build posted by the admins here.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

<3 <3

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I would love it if someone modded the 410 to incorporate the tempered glass seen in inwin's 904.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad but as Jwood013 mentioned I'd like to see a description cleaning up any discrepancies that people have about your choices. Say like the CPU cooler choice, and the Win7 purchase. Great pictures though, I love it =D

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I would expect a better CPU cooler for this price range, though the build is otherwise very nice. The pictures make it obvious that whoever took them was a photographer, which is a good thing.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

If you got windows 8 it is proven to run games 10-20 frames more.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you back that up?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

He's wrong about the actual fps difference, but is correct in saying that 8 outperforms 7. In some games the difference is as high as MAYBE 10 fps, but mostly it is around 2-3 fps.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-8-gaming-performance,3331.html

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

AMAZING PHOTOS!!!

Love your graphics card and CPU configuration

Wouldn't go with Windows Ult. but I understand this is just your setup and overall this wins the Photography King Award. :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

could have gone with a 970 which is stronger cheaper and more efficient, return the gpu if you can :3

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Would like a better description...

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, but I'm always curious if people know what they're getting and if they actually need it. I suspect you're not gonna take advantage of that 16 GB of RAM, and Windows 8.1 OEM would be a better choice over 7 considering they are dropping support relatively soon. Also, the free options mimicking Word, Excel, and most of the software in the ultimate version are just as good as the originals (in some cases better).

I genuinely like your build, you just could have gotten more for the same price or less. +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice clean build. Mine is similar minus the 780.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! I was wondering if you had to do anything like update your BIOS to get your motherboard compatible with your Devil's Canyon processor because I have the same motherboard and I haven't decided on what processor to get yet. Your help would be much appreciated!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

good build

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the excellent build! Very jealous.

I'm about to complete my own first build, and had a question for you:

How did you update the BIOS on the Z87 to make it compatible with the i5-4690k? Via USB?

I have the same combo in my build, just haven't ordered the CPU yet, so was hoping to get your input.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Props for Cable management +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How was the length on that CPU power cable?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL :'D

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a question how did you get the 780 to go into the PCI I got 760 and I can't get it in because of the sata ports how did your work

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

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