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So here it is, my editing/productivity/gaming/rendering station.

Here I will primarily focus on the PC and I have excluded all of my peripherals from this, as I don't think they do the system justice as of current times.

When first planning for the PC I asked some friends of what they thought I could go with, I was highly anticipating the release of the R7 CPU's from AMD. All of my friends recommended waiting to see how it panned outand jumping ahead and either buying a 7700k or a R7 1700 (or 1700x). Me being hipster and wanting something a little more unique, and I am also kind of thrifty I went a head and looked at ebay. After a short search on eBay I saw some of these sketchy and shady chips from China, mainly xeons with lower clockspeed variants of the consumer chips, they also listed them as ES chips (which I found out meant Engineering Sample).

After finding these chips on eBay I realised there's a whole other world to chips, a less mainstream world which has little exploration, server grade chips are usually ridiculously expensive as everyone should know, but thye also depreciate in value, a lot... After diciding I don't like the idea of buying from China I start looking for less shady chips from the EU (I'm based in the UK). I found a pleasant eBayer from the border of Germany and Switzerland and I asked him a couple of questions about the chips he had for sale. He even offered to give me a live demo of the chip working.

By this point I had already decided on x99 as the mobo's are cheaper new than x79 mobo's that are used. After ordering the mobo, which I bought for the amazing deal from OCUK, I also bought 8gb of RAM with the plan to upgrade it later as I was on quite a tight budget.

If you're looking at the build and wondering how I go the S340 for free, well a friend of mine upgraded and no longer had a home for his S340, since he was quite tight on space he gave it to me with the fan too, very pleased. A little annoyed at the popularity of the S340 though, seems to be generic gamer 123's case. Not hipster at all.

I got the GPU as a RMA card for my 980ti strix, little annoyed I didn't get a strix 1080 or founders card, however I can't complain, free 1080 upgrade.

The mobo has by far been the most infuriating part of this build, when I first put together the build I had some old Laptop 2.5" HDD's, plugging in these seemed to make the mobo not even launch to the BIOS, can't remember the exact error code it would spit out (as this was a month ago). Managed to fix that somehow... and then, had another issue, would crash at the splash screen, took out the GPU and then it would load fine... Anyway needless to say my experience with Gigabyte has been less than stellar.

Experience building the PC was meh overall, it's a meh PC, can't wait to go ahead and custom loop it sometime, the 8gb of RAM definitely is the bottleneck in the system. Don't want to jump the gun and say anything about future case plans, they are currently unkown however I am thinking about doing something custom.

Anyway hope you liked the photos, hope it was an oka/semi entertaining read for you. - Skymur

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

[HOONIGAN]

Nice

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm glad someone picked up on that xD

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the Hoonigan sticker, nice to see another car and tech guy here!

Great looking build!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah dude, been thinking of making a takata theme'd PC sometime, would be quite cool if you could just strap it on your back with the takata harness. But for now, 80's vibe desk PC.

  • 33 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks man, although hoonigan is still a little overrated, at least Ken block is :/

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 sick build

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks very much.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Xeon FTW

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be for gaming, I get stuttering, but only when I have chrome open and in games like BF1 and GTAV. Needless to say I really want 16-32gb of ram now.

In rust it lags quite a bit, not sure why, haven't really trouble shooter it as I don't want to play rust anymore because of the toxic community.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build! Much needed inspiration for my next build. P/s: You mind telling me the dimensions of the sticker?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry for the late reply, I am not a regular user here on PCPartPicker, I do however not know the dimensions however this is the website where I bought it from and I can't see any detail there either about the dimensions https://www.hoonigan.com/stickers/ha326sdcc-blk-small-die-cut-bracket-logo.html

good luck with your build though, thanks for checking this out. - Skymur

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man! This is a very interesting build. Would you mind telling me where you got that awesome ram from? I cant find it anywhere on websites

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

apologies for such a delayed reply, been a weird last couple of months. but I got my ram from this site here https://www.overclockers.co.uk/team-group-dark-t-force-16gb-2x8gb-ddr4-pc4-24000c16-3000mhz-dual-channel-kit-grey-tdged416g300-my-089-tg.html

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

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