Description

Built this machine last week, now loading software and learning to tweak. Machine will primarily be used to edit photos and videos (up to 4k videos). The 4 harddrives are set as a Raid 10 array and will server as the primary storage. The 500GB SSD is for the OS (Windows 7 Pro) and the 1TB SSD is the work disk. The build went smoothly.

Had to move some fans around to make room for the CPU cooler. Added one additional fan to exhaust behind the mother board. Removed the two exhaust fans at top to make room for CPU radiator. Used on of those fans as a input fan in bottom of case. Lots of room in this case for expansion (may go to 2 way SLI soon).

I have not yet really put this machine under load, so have only included the idle info at this time, will add load data once I do some adjustment and testing.

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Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 11 points

classic example of having more money than sense.

  • 66 months ago
  • 4 points

There were some pricing errors, fixed them and this build is about the average cost of systems here using the 4930k.

  • 66 months ago
  • 7 points

did you pay $1000 for the 4930k because thats more then double the retail..

  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

Whoever he bought that from must be one happy person.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

i know lol how do you manage to do that.

know matter what its whatever the buyer happy

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

That was a typo, would have liked a xeon, but couldn't afford it. Price was $495.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Looked, seems some of the other prices were off, so have corrected all of them

  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

5 grand on a PC and it doesn't even look good.

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

Looks are in the eye of the beholder, and really only spent about $3900 if you take out the monitor, and various supplies (mat etc.)

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

No, looks aren't "in the eye of the beholder." That's an excuse. I've seen budget builds look more clean and well put together.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

That cable management...

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah baby 13.5 TB

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, already have 12 TB in my home network spread across 5 machines, this storage will only be for my own photo and video projects. Next build will be either a NAS box (starting with one of my old machines) or a home entertainment PC.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

You can probably do with out the Fan on the bottom, might be overkill. Other then that nice build.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, might be overkill, but it is quiet, and insures a positive pressure to help cut the dust.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice price on the 780 Ti. :o Was it used?

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

No, brand new, but I had a complementary coupon because of an earlier issue with service.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Newby question: Why do you need 500GB dedicated to an OS?

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

OK, it is the OS and all programs, and several development IDE's.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't, I don't know why he really did this.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

17.5 gigs of storage holy f@ck clean up those cables before the cable management nazi's freak out and every one starts telling you what you should have done with your own money.... Good luck

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, I know the cable management folks will scream, but try working in the box with 60 year old hands, and arthritis.

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

for video editing, could have got a 10 core Xeon for that as well as a quadro k4000. Biggest waste of money.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, had a typo for the processor, it was only $495

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

you should have gotten something better for cooling like a H220x or a NZXT x61 And for the case you should have gotten something like a Enthoo Primo or a 750D

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

its your money, use it like you want to, but honestly you wasted alot of it for the performance you have, the only thing you got better than my set up is the cpu and it wasnt out when i built mine.

i spent just a bit over 3k and got an sli set up as well. thats with monitors and everything.

yeah, work on that cabling but i do know what you mean about getting around in the boxes sometimes, a trick is to use long needle nose pliers to help out.

otherwise nice build