Description

Normally I do not repost a build for minor revisions, but having moved place and getting an entirely new setup and changing some core components thought why not. Also the fact my original build is a mixture of varying pictures and GPU’s, become kind of a mess due to so many chnages. Aesthetically the case itself and looks is broadly similar to my original build. The main changes have been in components to GPU’s, Storage, cooling and of course the set up in itself due to moving house.

The CPU and motherboard combo is still going strong. Right now no reason to move from my 5960x thanks to the pretty great clock I achieve with it of 4.8 Ghz on all 8 cores for benching and 4.6 Ghz for daily use and the motherboard has everything I need. For gaming similarly I am usually GPU bound in the titles I play so no massive need to move. I expect my next upgrade will be when Skylake-E rolls around with X299.

For GPU’s the main change has been the move to Triple GTX 1080 Ti’s. This is a move from The GTX 1080’s Tri SLI and Dual Titan XP pascal I had in between. Each of these buet’s is a pretty nice powerhouse in its own right but together for gaming and simulation modelling alike cut tasks down to size. Performance wise each are identical mostly to Titan XP’s I ran for a while but at nearly half the price each do nice in that regards.

In terms of numbers a GTX 1080Ti is about 25%-30% ahead of my GTX 1080’s in games at like for like clocks. As a result it helps crank up the eye candy at 3440 x 1440, more so when the games support SLI. Primary use and why I have the third is for tasks outside of gaming and the extra performance helps cut down simulation modelling time a fair bit. On the bad side, as part of the move I lost my 3-Way SLI Hard bridge so performance when in threeway config is not great yet :(

In terms of RAM I have kept the dominator platinums but due to manual tweaking and messing around got the 3000 Mhz kit rated 15-17-17-36 2T down to 3200 Mhz at 14-15-15-33 1T so a nice little bump.

For storage the main upgrade has been the move the 1TB 960 Pro for the boot drive from the 512 GB 950 Pro. It also doubles up as a location in which I keep my work related model works so benefit from the faster speeds over normal SSD’s when opening and closing files.

The biggest changes is in terms of layout in the room due to buying a new house. The PC is now in its own dedicated room rather then a spare bedroom and as a result I got the layout and desk setup exactly how I want. So much more room to before and as part of the process got a 5.1 System which is dotted around the room which adds depth like never before in terms of audio, really makes everything more immersive.

In all I am pretty happy with the build. I imagine next upgrade will be for Skylake-E to get the benefits of a nice IPC bump and more cores that I often use and whatever Volta turns out to be. One issue I do have is the 960 Pro acts flaky on X99 when overclocking and notice that can be a painful and annoying issue at times as it drops to Gen 2.0 lane when not happy with base clock variations.

FYI: I know it may be mentioned why the GPU's are not under water, simple reason is I cannot be bothered yet to set up an external radiator and the case only has a spot for a 360 mm Radiator. Under heavy load the PC can pull 1.1 Kilowatts from the wall so too much heat for such a single radiator to manage. Also the fact I change GPU's often is another reason.

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 7 points

Hail the friggin king! This guys wins PCPP lol +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed.

  • 32 months ago
  • 5 points

Awesome gaming PC!, god bless it. BTW, do you have any GTX1080 that you want to sell?, I want one hahahah

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

I really like the description but there are no words to describe that pc. Easily stole the featured spot

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

Whoa... +1 for being hyperx headphone buddies!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, Hyper X are amazing are they not. Had my hands on supposedly better and more expensive headphones yet I keep coming back to these! Just a great combo of fit and sound for me!

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice!!!!!!

I know the case..... but I see those cards wanting to be under water... :)

FEELING BETRAYED...

BTW what are you doing with all those gpus. By now you should have a closet full of them! lol

Like always

+1

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks as always buddy :)

Yeah I know, sometimes I feel kind of bad for them lol, they are either at 40 degrees or 83 degrees, not in between hahaha. Do deserve to be under water lol, too lazy to get an external radiator set up heh.

Heh, I actually sold off some of the Titan X's and 1080's as I was not using them, covered most the cost for these which was cool. Kept some on hand though to do some benchmarks and use as needed.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

:)

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

When perfection itself becomes perfection +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

All I can say is...

:O

+1
  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok please feature, this is the best build i've ever seen!

I remember viewing your first rig Radox, just amazing!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy, your too kind. Dislike this hobby these days heh, always fiddling and always something shiny I want :(

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Please PPP, we need a favorite button, just see this beatiful machine, holy cow m8

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. There it is! Was wondering if that case would ever make an appearance on PCPP.

And what build to live inside it. Nice work.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

looks at beautiful pics

Ok I'm of from PCPP for good now bye :(

JK but realy this deserves a feature

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Is this only for gaming?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Mixed use, mostly gaming with a abit of work thrown in which benefits mostly from third GPU.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool to see an In Win Tou build in the wild, and you certainly didn't disappoint with it...stellar stuff!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is freaking amazing I love it a lot

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great just like the last time you posted it, but + three Ti's now. What a monster!

Incoming featured spot again.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Gooberdad. Heh my builds have never actually made feature, at least on this account. An older version did way back on my old PCPP account which was on z97 back then.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Really? Dang, the pictures, description and setup are top notch. I thought the last rendition had grabbed the brass ring.

Well now time to promote your latest version. I'll shoot a text to Manirelli. You do the same ;)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Heh thanks. I do not mind getting featured, its nice. But alas so many amazing builds on here, current feature is amazing in its own right and a concept I would love to do!

Alas so many amazing builds on this site and only one spot heh. Just a pleasure uploading it as its useful as a log for myself when looking back at some of my own stuff.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I hear you. I like to see the progression as well.

On builds I especially like seeing the beautiful presentations and the ones with modifications to make something work. There's high performance eye candy like this one, then there's modified pc's that are rule breaking.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup fully agree, those two I like. Also love small form factors or seeing unique and creative builds people can come up with on a smaller budget. Then you get amazing builds like your 1983 Apple PC. Great stuff that. Recall making a comment on my now defunct old account, so reminded me to give a +1 on new account!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

When his CPU costs more than your pc

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Was great last time and now even better. I'm awed.. Can't imagine the work you do that necessitates all that power :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

HOLY. CRAP.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I was calling Feature on build 15 sec, i was wrong.. This one has to be featured

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Featured yet?

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh... my... God........ It's.... It's Beautiful... tear rolls down face +10000000

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks kind sir, just seen your death wish build, cant believe I missed that, sweet work on that!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

This is so...beautiful. You wanna hang out sometime? Maybe at your house.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

IT'S A HONOR TO SEE THIS BUILD!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Too kind buddy. Thanks :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

holy **** a 1 TB m.2?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Heh, had to be done. Works great though and makes loading stuff blazing fast. Saves time!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

You need to enter TechSources setup wars

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Never heard of setup wars before, but just checked it out. May enter. Think I will need to make some minor improvements I had planned first like improve my cable management first though!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, that PC looks like a monster +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Buddy, does work great and chews through most my tasks pretty decently.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Inb4 Jipster69!

+10000 ;)

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build ! What did you put in your water to make it look like this ?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The fluid is Mayhems Aurora 2

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

You're white fusion build has been my most favorite build of any to date. Another stunning build, great job!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy! too kind

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buudy :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy hand grenade man, that thing is amazing. Truly, good job. +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn. that's awesome. triple Ti, custom loop, beautiful.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the setup of the PC, such a clean build and LOVE the case!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

damn, looks incredible. Nice work

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud, though its changed a lot since I posted it all heh. Think I will post an update when I get a chance.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not know that 1080 Ti cards could go in 3 way sli like that!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

You can go 3 way all for benchmarks and for games if you enable the profile mnaulally via nvidia inspector. You can of course use all 3 in mGPU mode like rendering etc which is a big use case for this rig.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Show MEEEE BENCHMARKS 1+ GET THIS FEATURED PEOPLE.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It was featured about this time last year albeit it had 3 Titan X's.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/TTQV3C

Awesome machine.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure why you got downvoted, so here is an upvote. Alas its not really common and you are correct in that 95% of the time, people who do dive into the inspector and create profiles, it will not always play ball.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Inspector?.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Nvidia inspector. Tool to monitor the gpus parameter and details, but more usefully allows you to create custom sli profiles. Useful for normal sli config s and where Nvidia have not yet released official Nvidia sli profiles to get sli working.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Ohhhhhh Hehe Okay. Amazing Build Bro Hopr You Enjoy It :)

  • 32 months ago
  • -1 points

It's Fake Bro You Can't Go 3 Way SLI With GTX 1080TI"s... Maby You Can If I'm Wrong Sorry Then.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

You are right and wrong. Does not support it natively but you can manually get games to work via custom profiles via nvidia inspector. 3 way sli benchmarks work natively and applications which directly access the cards so not via sli work fine.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

If that was so, then why is there such a thing as a 3 way HB sli bridge?

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

There is no such thing as a 3 way HB SLI bridge. The only hardline bridges that will work at fullspeed are the 3/4 way ones with LED's in them. I used to have the 3 way Nvidia bridge, but lost it when moving, but can see pics of it in my prior post when I was using Triple Titan X's.

The 3 way ones you get with the motherboards also work fine, but at lower speeds.

  • 32 months ago
  • -1 points

Damn I Need To Do My Research... Butttt Most Pep Don't Even Try To Go For 3 Way SLI Cuz Of The Temputures.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow I Wonder How Powerful This PC Is God Damn...

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup spot on. With playing in nvidia inspector.

As per description I lost my hardline 3 way LED bridge and have another on order, but do of course have the ugly bridge included for the motherboard that does 3 way. No point adding pics with that ugly thing in.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. Well black. The board comes with all the sizes, 2 way, 3 way and 4 way. Do a decent enough job but nvidia control panel moans the bridge does not have enough bandwidth so for next few days until replacement comes just sticking to two way HB bridge aside from few benchmarks I have done.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

How 3 way?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you 3 way?

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Mentioned it up above a few times. You use Nvidia Inspector to create custom SLI profiles for games and of course 3 way SLI bridge.

For benchmarking it works in 3 way SLI natively without needing to do anything.

And for mGPU mode, so when I do simulation modelling, it can directly access the GPU rather then through SLI and would work even if I added say 7 GPU's.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

woah woah 7 way gtx 1080tis man ill go to mars

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

How much is the 3rd GPU helping in games? And speaking of that what FPS do you get in AAA games or GPU intensive games?

+1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the games really, In some games in increases the FPS, but frame pacing becomes horrible, though not unexpected with 3 and 4 way SLI. For that reason when gaming, i mostly stick to two way SLI anyways.

Depends on the game mostly. There are some games which can even even put the GPU's down, but mostly it sticks to 100 FPS, the monitors refresh limit most of the time.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

So if I understand you use 1080ti sli for games with the hb bridge but you use the three in modeling and such?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

That was indeed the case.

But most recently picked up the older 3 way LED Nvidia bridge which is actually a HB bridge, though not something many people know about and been using that for 3 way SLI gaming when I can be bothered to set up and create custom SLI profiles in Nvidia inspector and benchmarking.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

This build caught my attention because I plan on doing something very similar, same panel, same gpus and cpu. So I have a few questions :

  1. What are your temps when overclocked to 2 ghz? Is it really 83c?

  2. Have any Firestrike Extreme benchmark? If no then that's still fine :)

  3. Is it long to setup 3 way SLI? Does it even work or it's a stuttering mess?

Thank you,

SirFlamenco

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is 83 degrees, but that is how the founders cards are designed, they will boost that high and maintain those temps. Going 3 way aftermarket would be an even worse choice so really only water would be better.

Not Extreme, but here is my Firestrike Ultra Run: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12278368

not too hard to set up custom SLI profiles for 3 way. It is indeed not as smooth as two way SLI so for most the part stick to that. I would only go two way SLI unless you have a need to specifically use a third card for rendering etc.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You can have a second 360mm Radiator in the front and on top. Jayztwocents did it and it says you can on the in-win website.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Not the same case.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh.... It must be the 1.0 model.... I never knew! +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! What table is that? If you could link it, that would be awesome!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi buddy, sorry for missed reply. The table is actually just a piece a Ikea worktop 200cm x 60cm laid over two of thier Alex units.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed a lot of people are doing that, I will do that soon as well, looks amazing

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfect ♥

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

but isn't 3 way sli not supported on the 1080ti?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Not officially. You can create custom sli profiles however to get 3/4 way working in games. Also GPUs have use cases outside of sli with other tasks which does not have the sli limitation.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the speaker set-up. Same desk set up I have, except yours looks way more complete than mine haha

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy. What is SO lol?

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy. Yeah Mayhems Aurora creates a pretty amazing affect. Hard to capture how great it looks in static pictures as the magic is seeing it swirl in the res.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 6 points

Or it just fantasea

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

:O

I just checked your build, 96 THREADS!!!!!!!!!!!!! now that is a beast sir!

  • 32 months ago
  • 0 points

why do u have 3 cards when only 2 card sli is supported now

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

I explained already.

You can get 3 way SLI working if you create custom profiles via Nvidia inspector. Also I do work in which the GPU's are directly accessed which is not the same thing as SLI.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Mousemat is the in win batmat.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi bud. $1800 is for the in win 2.0. This is the initial version released way back before in win figured they could charge loads more lol. It cost me £800 at the time or about $1000 us dollers. Hehe the tou 1.0 actually has touch sensitive buttons aswell. It's how you control the lighting, fan controller ( very basic one though) and power for the PC, it's on the frosted glass at the front above the physical buttons

Nice! 570 is a stunning case in its own right. Should get it posted!

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Its real weird and I have been on the fence for buying the 2.0.

Shape and design wise I actually prefer the In Win 1.0, also I much prefer the silver frame rather then black as it blends into the glass and makes it look like the glass is floating rather then the black frame on the 2.0 which you can clearly see. But on the other hand I do like the lack of thumbscrews and number one point for me is the additional radiator mount which would be a god send.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Heh. Yeah handles are neat touch though the case weighs SOOOOOO much. empty it weighs 23KG or so. Fully loaded it comes in at nearly 35kg. I rarely carry it lol.

Yeah seen the dom platinum, they are indeed pretty. I have been waiting though to see how the Trident z RGB turn out so now trying to make up my decision. I will likely wait to see what X299 looks like and if they support the higher speed RAM kits then make my decision then. But they are soooooo pretty. Yeah I know right. I actually got into all this when I brought a 3440 x 1440 monitor for study uses 2 years ago, but then tried to power it off my laptop lol. Then jumped into custom builds and last 2 years become infectious when said laptop was not enough. A addictive hobby, always something to tweak :(

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy :) though it is at 99 lol

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