Description

My current rig was doing fine for a 5yo system. I was using it primarily for VR and triple 1080p monitor gaming. Its a 5yo rig but the GPU was upgraded to a GTX 980 SC 2yrs ago and an additional 8GB of ram for a total of 16GB when I bought my HTC Vive: i7 2600k, ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, GTX 980 SC, Samsung 840 Evo, 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600, Antec 1200W, Asus PCE-AC68, 3x Dell U2414H. I used VR gaming and a new hobby of Photogrammetry to justify building a new rig.

This PC will be used for VR gaming with a Vive and Rift, it will be used for triple monitor gaming primarily for Battlefield 1, and for Video/image editing. I also plan to venture into some Photogrammetry for the VR world.

Future plans are to replace the GTX 1080 with the GTX 1080i whenenever it gets released. I want to upgrade the monitors but I am not sure which direction I will go. Single 4k monitor, Single Ultrawide monitor, or 3x 1440p when I can find three for a resonable price. Depending on how involved in Photogrammetry I may upgrade memory as needed, that why I bought 4 sticks of 8 GB to leave room for additional ram if desired.

I bought the case because I wanted a case with handles to make moving it around easier. However, I dont like the fact that the only way it could fit the CPU cooler (Corsair H100i) is for the cooler to be mounted on the outside. I may buy another case but I will stick with this one for now.

The Razer Keyboard will be exhanged soon. It arrived with the right side of the space bar broken. I will use it for a couple weeks to see how the keyboard holds up and then either return or replace it.

Update 30 Nov 2016

Replaced the Keyboard with another of the same. Replaced the Orbweaver with a Chroma version. Added ASUS ROG PG279Q, I will eventually get rid of all three Dell monitors.

Part Reviews

Monitor

Unfortunately they are giving me serious issues... All 3 of them. I would not recommend them. They will not stay connected to the PC. They disconnect at random times and then I have to either: a) turn it off and on, if that doesn't work then: b) unplug and replug the DP cable, then c) unplug and replug power cable, then: d) switch from DP to DVI or visa versa. From my research its an issue only with this monitor and Nvidia cards. One of them has a line of dead pixels along the bottom and another has a shorter line of vertical dead pixels near the center of the screen. I am never buying another Dell.

Mouse

Dont waste your time buying the wireless version. I personally find a wire at the end of my mouse to be a nuisance while gaming. So thats why I always game with wireless mice. This mouse however randomly stops working. You will be able to click and use the scroll wheel but the mouse will stop tracking at random times and you will have to plug the mouse in. Now you cant game wirelessly so you may as well save yourself the time and money by buying the wired version of this mouse. Its a very common issue and very annoying when your are in the heat of the battle. If you remap the buttons, the remapped buttons will stop working as you remapped it at random times and wont start working as they should until you reload the profile... which means that you have to alt-tab out of your game to do so, not to mention that you lose the functionality of the shortcut which is why you mapped that button there in the first place.

Headphones

Way overpriced! They are Ok headsets and are not more valuable than comparable $100 wireless headphone in terms of audio quality. The extra battery and the minimal latency is where the extra value comes into play but IMO its still not worth the $300 price tag that they are selling for currently. Keep an eye on them and pick one up when it goes on sale, otherwise look elsewhere and save some money. If money is not a factor then spend the same amount of money on another headset that offers better sound quality and better directional sound if you are a gamer. They are somewhat bulky but that but that is only compared to my Bose QC15 that I travel with so in fact its not an issue at all.Love the the swap-able batteries. A single battery will last a full day of gaming. ~12hrs of nonstop gaming. No latency issues at all. Very comfortable over my ears and on my head. The built in Mic works great if you use USB. I recently had issues with the disconnecting for a split second and then reconnecting. It is quick enough where I don't notice it but the windows connect/disconnect sound plays and that's the only way I know it happened. It is now connected via analog and the microphone quality severely degrades. So I would suggest that you use the USB for the microphone output to the PC.

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Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Woah, taste the rainbow colors and all.

Badass pc.

Thumbs up

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha Yeah, Thanks! It does look like a disco when I want it too.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Them colors! OPPC :) +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Need more RGB though. lol

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like confetti in there.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now it looks like a disco. :D

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

how is that motherboard treating you?

I'm thinking of getting msi carbon since asus strix x99 is unbelievably ugly.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

One day of use and the keyboard is already busted. The right side of the spacebar is broken. I still haven't decided if I will replace it with the same keyboard yet.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Replace it. This keyboard is amazing I love it. You might of just gotten a bad quality controlled unit. If it happens again then toss it for another!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant the Motherboard lol

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG, I think I posted a response meant for a question on Imgur. lol Yeah the Mobo is great, no issues. I like the all black look more than anything else.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

What kind of mouse pad is that? Sweet build!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Razer Firefly. Its a nice mousepad, but obviously the additional RGB makes it an overpriced mousepad.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Any issues with the Vengeance LED ram? ive heard some bad things

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues. Where have you heard these "bad things?" All reviews I have seen have all been positive.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a couple threads on the Corsair forums of people complaining about sticks of ram dying off one at a time or the led lights never turning on. I know only people with problems are posting and most kits are fine but it still worries me as i'm about to purchase a set

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info. I will let you know if I ever run into any issues.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

vvnice setup although it is a shame the dell monitors are not cooperating :p