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Wanted a future-proof/resistant gaming rig capable of running current releases (e.g. Fallout 4) in High/Ultra mode in 4K. Back and forth between i5 and i7 choices, and back and forth between SLI 970's and single 980ti. Up'd the processor for multi-tasking work app's. GTX-980ti FTW is a beast. Corsair case probably overkill, but room to grow. ASUS monitor ranked #7 in independent ranking of best 4K monitors, and I'm extremely happy with it. All-in-all, great part choices, I think. No install issues, no RMA's, no dead pixels, etc. Highly recommended otherwise as a first-build. And probably for more experienced builders. Comments appreciated.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

My first comment on another build, and it's a doozy:

You have a kegerator in your office!? And you didn't list it on the part list!?

The rest of the build looks just fine, but a tap within arm's reach of your gaming rig? +100

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hence the lack of research, lol!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Shoot if you can build this tipsy, what can you do sober? Nice build +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

OH GOD TRUMP'S INVADING YOUR COMPUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice build though, neaten up cable management a bit and it will be even better.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, saw that. Was trying to max out on multitasking. Thanks for the tip - thought cables would be easy, but damn!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, cable management is a pain. I had recently tried tidying up my cables a bit, and it was not very fun.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

That moment when someones video card is more then your whole build... xD +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I saved $ for 5 months - that's 4.8 months longer than I'd originally intended! Hopefully she'll last for a few years.......

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I'd somehow just end up spending it xD Great job on build! Yeah she should last a while! :D

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

What made you choose the 850 EVO series instead of the 950 Pro for your SSD? Since your motherboard is equipped with an M.2 port on it

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol - lack of research, I guess. First ssd I've ever bought. So..., maybe an upgrade to the 950 in the future?! Thanks for the suggestion!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

If you want a performance boost with your ssd try enabling Rapid mode using the samsung magician software. This Benchmark is my Samsung 850 Evo 250gb(in Rapid mode). This is due to the use of ram as cache for your ssd. In default once you activate it, it will take at a maximum of 1 gb ram. I'm pretty sure you will have some unused ram. Note: after enabling it you will be asked to restart. just restart and you can close the program and remove it from startup

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! All still new to me as far as hardware/building. Currently the rig has 2 of 4 memory slots with 8 gig each (16 total system). Don't think 1 gig will be missed. Still haven't even thought about oc'ing, but certain I can tweak the cpu and memory also when that day comes... :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

you have a very capable motherboard and i7 6700k with a h115i you can easily overclock and maybe get lucky with 4.6-4.7 with a low voltage. And make sure the memory is running at blazing speed 3400mhz !

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's pricier, I warn you. But the speeds are phenomenal

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta love that beautiful picture of donald trump in the backround there :-) nice build bro

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

We got the same Case, Motherboard, CPU Cooler, and PSU just I have a 750W. Check out my build I put up a few days ago!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the name, too. Guess I should name mine?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Up to you. I'm waiting on Pascal, then I'm buying whatever the highest end card is. My 770 is still going strong after all these years. Still maxing/high settings with 60+ fps, that is I also have a beast CPU to help it along

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Complete overkill on the PSU, unless you are going to get another 980 ti in the near future.

600W PSU is more than enough for this system.

Other than that, nice build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet that monitor is awesome. Also that case is just fine, perfect for SLI and more storage

Great build overall

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, the trump in the monitor :) +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great part choices, and that case is a monster! +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

Looks pretty future proof! Nice build, +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

Thank you! Future-proof was a key goal. Now I'm wondering about adding an m.2 drive. It's still plenty fast for me now, but I see how it gets addicting lol.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have same motherboard with a 950 pro NVMe and it is fast. the gaming 7 supports 2 m.2 so that's how many I used, maxed out the fast storage. first m.2 for the OS, second for photo editing with Lightroom (catalogs and cache). Great build should last you a long time.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, prob have to go m.2 one day. Check out my 3dMark images, tell me what ya think

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

1st image is Fire Strike Ultra (4K). 2nd is Fire Strike. Hope I got the right (good) results?

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nada - all are straight out of the boxes. Got the CPU cooler for clocking down the road. Prob won't be for quite a while, as all is great right now. But curiosity will get me soon, I'm sure!

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