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This is a Ultimate Gaming Machine, pure and simple. Picked out the parts and built what would be the absolute best for games and keep me playing and happy for the next 5 years.

One of the biggest challenges with the Corsair gear is their need for USB 2.0 Headers. Thank God for NZXT and their USB 2.0 Header Expansion Kit. Managed to get the Power Supply, AIO Watercooling and Commander Mini all plugged into the expansion kit and it just takes up 1 header, leaving the other free for Front USB 2.0

Another challenge I encountered was the power cable provided for the AX1500i. In the USA where they use 110V, they need a 15A Plug and Cable.. they stupidly did the same thing for the Australian Plug and Cable, even though we use 230V. Jaycar to the rescue in that regard with the 10A to 15A Conversion Pack.

Overclocking, after doing some in-depth reading online eventually became easier. It turns out you need a 125MHz BCLK if you are running anything higher than DDR4-2133 and then apply your CPU multipliers from there. I wasn't aiming for extreme overclocks, but safe ones. I got the CPU to 4.375GHz at 1.2V. The cooling unit generally keeps it at about 35C Idle, ~80C Full.

Overall, this was a fun machine to build. Named it after my favourite ship on ST: VOY and my love for Greek Mythology.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. I can feel its power from here

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build looks clean too though maybe a couple of cable combs would make it perfect.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

When someone's psu cost more than your whole entire build>> :'(

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

woooow wow

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Just curious what configuration you have your cpu cooler in? Exhaust? I have the same one and know the manual recommended setting them up as intake.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I have them set up to exhaust air. I have noticed however that the Corsair Fans are really bad at Pull Configs.. so I may need to do some "duct tape" modding with some better BitFenix Spectre Pro PWMs to get some decent air-flow and cooling capability.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

That case looks amazing!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

you prob wont need 1500watts

but then again

you got an excuse to get another 980ti if you want more POWER!!!

Top Gear best quote: POWER!!!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Dammit that is sexy

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

:0

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

LLAP

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Build :) Loving that desktop background too ;)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious, man. I've read a lot about the 980 ti Strix GPU sagging. Did you experience similar issue?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

No... Doesn't seem to be a critical issue though by the sounds of it.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

BRO GET AN ASUS ROG 3-WAY SLI BRIDGE

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope. Not interested.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the corsair dominator lighting upgrade kit, and all of your RAM will look not only same but fantastic!!!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thought about it, just not really worth the hassle.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

i am trying to understand amount of the money you spend on ddr4-3000 and why 4x4 isn,t your mob osupport 64gb ? and 1600$ for pci-E ssd why not a good m.2 storage .Nice build but way overkill for gaming, u can easily run a web site from this pc

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 32GB instead of 64GB?

You don't get any performance gains with higher capacities. LinusTechTips has covered this with different memory configurations. 32GB is the sweet spot. Try and get as fast as you can with the lowest CAS latency.

Why the Intel SSD PCI-E instead of M.2?

These use the same PCI-E bus at the exact same speeds. I went with the Intel because it is the only NVMe SSD on the market with greater than 1TB of storage which I wanted.

Overkill?

Overkill, Yes, but I can afford it, this has been noted many times in previous comments.

Running a web site?

It isn't a business grade web server... it is for purely for gaming. As for my internet speed for such a feet, like many in Australia, my speed is crap.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeh, it looks a little strange. I put it down to different shipments / templates that were used in manufacturing. If anything, it ensures that I can tell them apart, and not accidentally mix non-matching ram.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, and yes I did end up paying over $12k for everything. This includes the dual monitors, keyboard, mouse, case and stuff in it. All the prices in the part list are what I essentially paid for them.

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