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If you're gonna go all out, you might as well do it right...

The goal here was to see how over the top a purely gaming build could go. And boy did it go. Every part was picked with top speed or top class in mind, even before overclocking.

The 7700K was for the 5Ghz capability, not for the core count. This rig wasn't built with extreme rendering, autocad, multitasking, etc. in mind. The H115i keeps it at a comfortable 50-60C on normal load.

The Maximus IX Formula is a real beauty. The built in water block makes future watercooling a very tempting option, and it still overclocks just fine with the AIO.

The Vengeance RAM, once again, pretty sexy, along with the fact that it's very fast and there's more than enough for anything this rig will run.

Went with the 960 EVO cause I heard there wasn't much of a difference between it and the PRO in terms of general performance. Then I thought why not have two. Same story with the 850 EVO. Then the WD Black for mass storage.

ASUS Strix 1080 Ti, in my opinion best out right now. Big, bulky, beautiful, and stupid fast. Especially with a twin ;) Get 'em clocked to 2012 MHz.

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition. For one, Phanteks. That's reason enough. Easiest cable management EVAR seeing as it's a full tower with built in management points. Plenty of expansion room, and the huge window puts everything on full display.

EVGA Supernova 1000. With great power comes great... power. Them 1080 Tis don't run themselves. Platinum and fully modular were sought after features, obviously.

ASUS Blu-ray reader. Because reasons.

Phanteks PH-F140SP. Big and quiet. Used as intakes. Keeps everything nice and cool in the front areas.

Corsair ML140 Pro. Big and loud, flashy too. Companions to the H115i, pushes out all that hot air, because 1080 Ti.

Dell S2417DG. Can't heap enough praise onto this. 165 Hz, I mean c'mon. QHD, G-sync, everything a nerd could ask for. I want two more.

The rest of the peripherals I already had. Love you Corsair <3

Phanteks rgb strips cause RGB.

NZXT IU01 USB expansion. Best. Thing. Ever. BFF of the USB accessory.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 5 points

+1 for the ultra portable folding desk lol

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't made it out to ikea yet XD

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

My nearest Ikea is 5 hours away... so I resorted to Amazon Prime for my desk haha

  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points

You need just custom cable for your final touch.. I mean 6k without sleeved cable

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually had red and black sleeved cables from thermaltake, but they weren't the right configuration for the 8 pin 4+4 1080 Tis :(

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

So THATS what half my yearly salary on one desk looks like...

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

oh wow, thats... uhh...... pretty good one of the best looking builds ive seen in years my life

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

This is actually unreal... +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, this is sick. It's just so clean and sharp. :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice to see the Razer Leviathan. I'm surprised that not more people have these. Love mine.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah my ONE razer product. I liked it cause it was a soundbar with a sub for a good price.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that thing sound any good for studio?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good for gaming, but not studio quality. I had a Klipsch 2.1 that sounded a little better.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, i'm just not too sure on why you picked that tower.

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Wanted a full tower with tempered glass. Heard good things about Phanteks too.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Because its Phanteks.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Very beautiful and powerful. Are the 960 Evos in Raid 0? I put 2x 250gb 960 Evos in Raid 0 and it's lightning fast. HB Sli bridge coming soon?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Believe it or not, the drives weren't recognized when i put them in RAID 0. They were literally too fast for the bios. So they're both standalone. And i've had the ASUS HB bridge on backorder for literally weeks now.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

That's strange. Do you have IRST installed? Are you doing HW or SW Raid? I did mine in the Asus Bios. Pretty easy, couple of settings needed to be changed. I've been running it for a couple months now cause the 960 Evos were on backorder for a while

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build! I am soon buying a new build and want something similare but I have one question are the fan loud with 2 1080 Ti? +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. Most of the time they're at a low hum for me.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Have to hand it to you. You sure know how to spend Money..

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

When you purchase 2x 1080tis and show a 1080p benchmark..hilarious!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 sick looking build.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I have the same Cloud II headset and usually rest it on the table.

Wondering where you got your headset stand for it? Looks great!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang beautiful build! What does one do to afford such a beast? ;D

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that MOBO still have space for a pcie x1 expansion card

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

In my build, no It would only fit if I removed my second graphics card and PSU shroud.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

What about the port above the 1st graphics card, what's the conflict with that one. Sorry to bother.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

As long as the card isnt too long or tall, it should be fine up there. If it's too long it might get in the way of the ram. Too tall, it'll hit the top of your graphics card. I'd say under 2cm tall and 12cm long. And it's not a bother, it's what this site is here for.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks For The Info, It will Be Very Useful For My Research. Last Question, Do You See Any Noticeable GPU Sag, If So How Serious is it on A scale of 1 to 10

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

A tiny tiny bit. Like a couple millimeters down on the right side. So like a 2. Also, the ASUS 1080ti is a big card so sag is warranted.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build ! Does this case have a good airflow ? What are the fan possibilities on the front ?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Great airflow, since there's so much space. Can put up to 3 140mm fans in the front, and comes with 2 very good phanteks FH140s in the front.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to do some modding to put the third one ? Because the phanteks specs says it is not possible ... Sorry to bother you, but my only missing part is the case and it really itches me to watch all the other parts on my desk all by themselves hahaha

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll have to remove the upper drive cage to fit a third fan, so yes.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Your build looks very impressive.

How did you hook up the Corsair liquid cooler into the motherboard? Did you connect the Corsair USB cable into the ROG_EXT header?

And, also, which other USB 2.0 header did you hook up the front panel USB 2.0 cable into? I tried the 10-1 pin USB1314 header, but the pins don't line up - it's smaller.

It seems the Maximus IX Formula motherboard has got only USB 2.0 header - the ROG_EXT that works to connect either the front panel or the Corsair USB cable, but not both.

I would like to know how you did it in your build, since I've got the same motherboard and cooler as you, and I'm a bit confused on this particular issue.

Cheers Marcelo

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Still on backorder...

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