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This computer started off its life as a small pentium+gtx770 combo with a not-so-great $15 motherboard, stock fan, and cheapest case I could find. In 2014, I started to think of ways to upgrade. I bought the NZXT H440, and liquid cooler. At around this time I also picked up three monitors from the junkyard, for $20 each (I know, hell of a deal!). So, because of my newfound monitors, I decided it was time to upgrade my GPU. I bought a quad SLI Motherboard in green, and bought two more used gtx 770's . Sadly, one of the 770's was DOA, so I sent it back. I was really impressed with the dual sli 770's, so I decided to through my money into a raid 0 ssd array instead of repurchasing the third GPU. Of course, Now I dont really need a 1000w psu, since I only have 2 770's, but I'm still planning for the future. Also I'm not sure how to edit the prices for stuff in the new PCPP layout, so I'm just gonna list what everything cost me. My newest addition is an awesome projector I found at the junkyard, I use it for netflix and im getting a steam controller so that I can play games from my bed. Dell 25" monitors - $20 each PSU 1000W - $110 NZXT H440 - $120 Pentium G3258 - $75 Glacer 240L - $110 G1.Sniper 5 -$200 Ram - $100 SSD $55 x2 HDD - free GTX 770 - $250 for 1st, $180 for second Note, This build was started over 2 years ago so some prices are from different times.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 8 points

You took the "put most of your budget in your GPU" too seriously.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

GPUs should always be the most expensive part in a gaming build but not to this extent

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gone for 1 GTX 980 Ti to better the performance of those two 770's

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

I can hear the cpu bottle necks from hear! LOL! Otherwise pretty good.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol at not understanding what a bottleneck is.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Or what hear and here means...

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol that too. Good catch!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

you know what i mean

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

omg i just relised i corrected both to hear

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

That Pentium though

Seriously though, good build.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Dang! That is a great build, especially for the money! That Junkyard seems to be a goldmine!!!! Maybe I should visit it one day!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The projector is a great bonus. but, you have good taste with that PC. Well done.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I am a big fan of a lot of screen real estate even if some call it overkill, i would call it just right. This is a very well done system all the way around/

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The build was pretty good overall but I'm wondering why you put a intel G3258, I was going to use that for a budget 400 dollar build, I would recommend maybe a intel i7 4690k because it's going to take much more than just a 258 to power this thing plus the monitors. Good build overall! Come check out my builds!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are the super cheap dell OEM monitors, not actually the quality units you can buy from them.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Build looks great except for the CPU, get an i5 and it will be perfect!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

so many parts, so much cash, such a tiny cpu...

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

People don't understand what a bottleneck really is. There are tons of games that this system with 2 770s in SLI won't even bottleneck at all on the Pentium.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This is completely untrue. Pretty much any games runs VERY well on an overclocked G3258.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, that is just not true. Patched dragon age actually runs quite well on the G3258. Watchdogs is crap on any CPU. Go look at some youtube videos. The amount of lag on a g3258 is similar to that of the lag on an i5 or i7. Watchdogs is just junk. Always has been.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried playing Borderlands on 3 screen too. Couldn't get over the screen stretch on the far left and right monitors. Rotated all 3 to portrait mode and it instantly looked better. And then the darn bezels got in the way causing a 1 inch separation. Sigh....woe is me. At least GabeN blessed me with high fps.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all why a pentium? (I know its overclockable, but 2 cores seriously). Next why didnt you get the black and green h440?

  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

Yeah I think you should have forgone liquid cooling in favor of a better processor. That SLI setup won't mean much at this point.

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

What? There are plenty of situations where this won't bottleneck at all.

  • 55 months ago
  • -2 points

That looks like a pretty bad bottleneck you should like at an i5 and you really shouldn't even consider tri or quad SLI

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This system might actually not bottleneck at all depending on what OP does with it. People throw around the term bottleneck without understanding what it means.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It is quite possible he uses applications that use CUDA but only rely on a single strong CPU core. We really don't know.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, that would be a bottleneck

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