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I built this some time back in July of 2015. I chose a few controversial parts and may have not made the very best decisions, but i am definitely happy with the result. I currently have my CPU at 4.2Ghz, but I managed to get a fairly stable clock at 4.7Ghz at one point, without adjusting voltage, but I took it down to 4.2Ghz because the CPU fan ramped a little louder than I wanted. I am very happy with its performance, and can run essentially every game on ultra at 1080p. I have more than 1500Mhz turbo on the GPU which simply amazed me. Overall, I am proud of this build and couldn't be happier (unless I had 4-way SLI 980TIs or something).

Edit: I managed to get an h110 for free, so now I have that one installed instead of my seidon 120v. Much better performance at 4.5ghz 1.3v. Max temps prime95 at 70c.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Y U NO GET R9 390!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

tfw no sexy backplate :(

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

Well I built this back in July, and also I prefer the 970 just because geforce experience and overclock ability, which can perform equally to the 390 anyway so yeah I'm happy.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The 380 would have not only perform better than the 970, but it is also less expensive. Go with the 390 :P

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

100% just said that.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think the 380 is better than the 970.... And besides, the extra vram only shows if you are running at 1440p or higher..

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You meant 390 right? 380 is nowhere near the 970, and also 970 has better software and overclocks like a beast.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

What benefit do you get for overclocking your CPU so much?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Better response time. If you get it stable, the CPU can handle more at once.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks almost exactly like the build I am saving up for :P

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Excuse me, but what is 1080p mean?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p is a resolution of the screen. Most regular monitors use 1920x1080 pixels(1080p). Some higher end monitors use 2560x1440 pixels (1440p) or 3820x2160 pixels(2160p or 4k). The higher the resolution, the harder the graphics card has to work.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Most of the dust is on the outside actually, and yes I currently do not have any compressed air so I'll try to get some.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude i like your build and you put so much work into it!!!! I was wondering how you liked this processor??? I was thinking of getting this Processor but dont know if it is the right choice. Things i do on my computer: Video edit, multitask, Music Production, SchoolWork and Gaming as well. Also i like to have alot of programs open. Do you think this cpu would be good for my tastes??? By the Way i like to overclock too to get extra perfromance or should i save up a bit and go for the 4790k???

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're doing video editing with intense programs like Sony Vegas, I definitely recommend going with an i7. While you can do decent editing with an i5, its gonna be much better with an i7 and also 16gb of ram instead of 8. If you're planning on doing editing every day, you should get an i7, but if you only do it occasionally, an i5 will be good enough.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok...And i also have 16gb of ram, do you think i should go to 32gb??

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

32gb is not worth the upgrade in my opinion, it wont make a significant difference. Save the extra money for an i7 its better worth your while.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean 4-way Titan X

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean 4-way Titan X

Titan X Titan Black

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

A Titan Black is slightly better than a 780 Ti which is pretty equal with the GTX 970, so a 390 would beat a Titan Black. Whereas you'll need two Fury X's to beat two Titan X's.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

but titan black is more expensive.

(No, I don't think that the more expensive it is, the better. I just think that I would be happy with expensive stuff.)

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

A 780=970, 780ti=980.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

No, Titan X.

Titan X=2 Titan Black :P no it's like 1.4x

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be unhappy with a 4-way SLI 980 Ti setup.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be unhappy with a 4-way SLI Titan x setup, if only for the fact that they weren't custom watercooled...

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I have other... reasons coughnotAMDcough coughCrossFirescalesbetterthanSLIcough.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Tis true. I probably wouldn't go for sli unless I was getting a build with at least 32 PCI-e Lanes, because bottlenecks. Also, incompatibility with certain games is also a problem

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

GPUs still aren't powerful enough to fully saturate PCIe 2.0 16x which has similar speeds to PCIe 3.0 8x, so anything more than PCIe 3.0 4x wouldn't bottleneck even a Titan X.