Good choices on parts - enjoy your new machine :)
Good solid parts list and beautiful end result +1.
Remember - that case is also good for upgrading later - so it works best :)
Perfect use of money to buy well rounded parts :)
Any current game can be played on this machine - no waste.
Your power supply is fine - so it will run at 40%-60% and never burn up on you - good choice on spending the extra 10 bucks lol. It's worth it in the end!
Aesthetics - good lookin' rig for $65 worth of neon fans that are functional and cool your system
Like it --- all +1
Great upgrade - well balanced PC.
Yep - you can play just about anything and play it well.
Definitely good for another year.
Good job! Honestly this is a great looking pc with matching performance.
This should play anything you throw at it. Enjoy :)
I like your Andromeda screen - March and I get it too :)
Good build. You can definitely play top tier games on this one. Well balanced.
Don't worry about that hole. It works and that is what counts.
In the 90's I cut holes in the top of metal computer cases to put a fan in - you just gotta do it.
Funny how the people comment when they have never done that.
Good clean build, nice mobo.
The fan on the bottom is the intake - the front of the case is solid so the bottom/cool air is the intake.
Good parts - solid build - with a little bit of bling :)
I'm the same - get the power behind the build first, and if I'm looking at a nice blue light - works!
Good rig for the money - solid gaming machine!
Kudos for thinking this through :)
Excellent choice of parts - no bottlenecks.
The PCIe slot on top is the x16. I always put GPU there out of habit.
It's an easy fix to buy a smaller CPU cooler or return the one you got.
For a gamer the Video is MVP btw.
Great job - hope this helps.
This is a great gaming computer.
It appears you did your homework.
Great balance with no bottlenecks. :)
Well - the 1080's have it. You own the best rig on the planet.
Seems much faster than my GTX 970.
I will probably die of old age before AMD can equal this.
About the same as mine
Zotac 970 rocks +1
I got the Amp one - 970's are good bang for buck
I know - just kidding :)
I tAke it that you have no cloud storage and don't trust them! Just kidding.
Yes, this is a fantastic storage machine - yes it is.
Excellent work! Outstanding job. +1
A lot of Pascal Wannabe's jumping the gun. Look before you leap!
Anyone - Anywhere - with any smarts knows that you wait a year until the prices go down - and there are at least 20 games made for that card before you buy it. And then and only then if it is worth it. And then only if it is on sale!
Wait for the 1090. That will be in 2018. By then Windows will work with that card and Nvidia would have done the standard 15 software upgrades to get it to work. Look before you leap!!!!!
Lotsa Pascal Wannabe's jumping the gun.
I'm waiting for the 1090 in 2018. It will work by then.
For the next year you might have recalls on the Pascal to Taiwan. Yep - try gaming with an empty slot in that mobo. New card = windows crash, windows fix, software upgrade, Nvidia upgrade x 15. Maybe it'll work in a year. Oh, and does your current motherboard support it?
Great build - good choices.
Don't worry about the Pascal wannabe's
-- Because - if it crashes windows and games for 6 months and then gets recalled to Taiwan.
Then we can laugh at the Pascal wannabe's while we be gamin!!!!
Why - he's gaming now and your on this forum LOL. Besides, when the average salary is 70K per year - who cares? He could have bought 3 and it wouldn't matter.
Won't Pascal take a different slot on the motherboard than a PCI card. Those motherboards aren't even in production yet. Early 2017 release date for the mobos and summer 2017 for the Pascals? Who knows these things? Where is this information coming from? Is this pre release sales hype? Sup wit dat?
Are these cards really faster? Who says this - and how could they know if nobody has one? What kind of slot do they go into. Those pre-release pictures look like a revamped GTX 970. So how is that better? Who are these fortune tellers and are they fakes?
Very solid build - better than 90% of the ones on here.
You have room for a 2nd GTX 970 without any changes and room for 8gb more of ram.
Good Mobo and CPU cooler.
Oh - and don't be a rubbernecker with 3 monitors - what are you thinking there? Just kiddin!
This is a very solid build - good parts for the price no weak spots.
Should i wish to change anything - Newer 1TB Hard Drive.
SSD is fine for boot but having a better drive for games (I take it he's a gamer)
would be the 1st upgrade I'd be looking at. +1
Differences in opinion?
I have only owned 1 AMD card ever - 10 yrs ago and it crashed at start up. I threw it away.
I had a GTX 750 TI which was an upgrade from a GTX 550 TI - a big upgrade - made a world of difference.
I now have a GTX 970 - another big difference. I have never had problems with NVIDIA drivers ever and
obviously - I have used them for over 10 years.
I have a friend who has a AMD 290 Radeon. It works great for him. I would never put down his rig in any way.
Because it's just for games anyhow. Hell, if you don't like your card - throw it away.
Putting down video cards is lame anyhow. All youtube videos are fake. The cards have different amounts of memory
and different settings to make one card look good because AMD or NVIDIA gives the guy product or money.
So - find one you like and play games - that's it.
Power System Critique:
32 GB or Ram is Fine: Saves $125 ---
2x 980 Ti's is a powerhouse without the 3rd: Saves $620 ---
Hard Drive - Samsung 2T is a better buy: Saves $100 ---
PSU - Way overboard with the adjustments above: Save $200 ---
I look at it as over $1, 000 wasted if you built it yourself and $3, 000 wasted if you bought it from alienware. - ---
But JMHO ---- thx for the info --- and yep - I like yours better :)
This is a solid - cost effective - build - congrats +1
He is obviously going to a Pascal or SLI 970 later ----------- to answer your question.
2nd Question answered: Read the explanation - He just bought the memory that way and it is for the work he does.
3rd Question: The power supply works for his build and the money he spent - well look at the 3 monitors.
This guy did a good job and has a fantastic system - he just has different priorities. But by looking at the end result.
Great System !!!!!!!!!! Sorry but +1 is all I can give.
This definitely is a CRaZy CoOl SySteM!!!!!\
The GTX 970 does the trick - excellent work - Enjoy it :)
I have a GTX 970 and a I5 3.2ghz and my total wattage is from 370 to 390 approx.
You have a lot of quality parts and 2x GPU - Many computers are going with larger PSUs today.
I have an EVGA 600 Bronze - suits my system. You have a good PSU (1200w)that will handle the GPUs - so your good.
Yep - 0 - 0 - that's a SICK Monitor +1 for that alone. -1 for having a beer next to computer. (JK).
Great job on this build - apologies for the ones that didn't see that monitor right off the bat.
Awesome for Gaming :P
Look at the price tag on the 980 ti and it explains everything.
He has a SUPER GPU that he bought from SUPERMAN.
Maxed out on ULTRA for EVERYTHING. Cuz it fazt.
It's all cool - :P
Great build - everything looks cool - +1 for a balanced system. Nice monitor setup with a tv above - I like it.
Yep - switch that ram to the right slots. I read the mobo book step by step or I would have seen that happening to me. No biggie - just switch the slots.
Great system - good parts - well balanced. Yep - 970 sli will be fast.
I know - 220 cpu - 2x 250w gpu's - adds up quick.
Outstanding - 970's - I read the intro- your story explains everything - you did good and got the computer you want - and it's mighty fast :)
+1 Thx for sharing.
I have never seen over 900 watts just to turn on a computer. SUP with that?
Outstanding Build +9 for the Zotac 970's AKIMBO !!!
Yes they are cooler than having just a 980 ti, which BTW would be over $100 more - and not really faster but; 970's ---------------------Wayyyy Cooolerrrr!!!!
Yep everybody's a critic these days.
Man, with this build you should be schoolin' these kids who made lame comments - I mean look at that -
Holy Techno Marvel Batman!!!!!!!!!!!
But sorry, all I could give is a +1 - just doesn't seem enough :) But thanks for sharin' that with me - made my day.
Well - it looks great - balanced and solid parts.
Nvidia has always been one step ahead. A second 960 is faster than a 970 and you have the wattage.
Pascal will be here in 6 months or so. Your 960 solo is fine. Wait until black Friday or something to get a Pascal based gpu. +1
Nice solid build. I have almost the same - Zotac 970 on mine.
Nice asthetics +1
Great choice of parts - well it's about the same as mine - so I guess I'm patting myself on the back.
Good balanced system.
This is a good build. It should be about 400W even with speaks, monitor, usb devs ect....
I have about the same but a GTX 970, no aftermarket cpu cooler and no SSD. So this would be $400 over budget for me.
Good choices no weak spots - this should be a featured build. I will enjoy watching the video. Sorry about that last build in January.
DJ - this guy is comparing a 2gb GTX 960 sli to a 970 - You have a 4gb card.
Google a YouTube search of GTX 960 SLI vs GTX 970 vs R9 380.
That's the video I'm basing my opinion on. I have one slot on my mobo - so no sli - I have a gtx 970.
GTX 960 sli are faster than the other 2.
Well, right now I'm just playing Mass Effect 3, so it may not be that demanding of a game.
I used that Afterburner program and put my fan from 40% to 48% and it's not that loud at all.
But I have noticed my idle temp at like 88-94F and game temp at 99-106F. I think it's an easy game for this card to handle at 1920 x 1080(I think).
On Afterburner - My CPU temps for 1st and 3rd processor are around 120F - so cpu is hotter than GPU?
That is right around where it reads.
Well DJ, right now you can play anything but don't go out getting any new parts right now - your fine.
In November - like a black friday sale you might see gtx 960's as low as $150 because Pascal chip GPUs are coming out by the end of summer. Patience is a virtue. :)
Good build - balanced - good mobo - good PSU.
Just a thought - GTX 960's are faster than 970 when in SLI - so if next year when prices go way
down and you want to buy a 2nd one - it will make a big difference.
I put that Afterburner from MSI on it as a control program. Changed to Farenheit so mine is alway 90-101 F. Noise - it's good - not too loud.
Great use of used parts +2 --- if I could. :)