Finally decided it was time for me to post my first gaming computer. I went back and forth about buying a system or building one since I had never built one before. I decided to take the plunge and attempt to build my first pc. With that said, I've never owned a gaming computer before so I might have went a little overkill since I've never done PC gaming before. And I humbly ask for your forgiveness on the cable management. I keep pulling it apart and rebuilding so I need to re-do all my management. You can see a rat nest in one of the pics. Lol. The farther back you go in the pic the farther back you go in time. My original build is in there.
This build began it's life pretty much the way it is now with a few exceptions. The case is the first thing people will probably notice is different... My dog decided to run by and ripped a cord out of my PC. It bent the bottom frame a little and broke one of the USB 3.0 ports on the case so I changed it. Can't have a broken case on a brand new build.
When i first put it together, there was no custom loop since I didn't really have faith in myself not screwing it up. It started with an NZXT Kraken x41. That lasted about 3 days. Decided to swap it out for a Kraken x61. Lasted maybe 1.5 weeks? Didn't really like the look of the black tubing so decided to try the custom.
Also, when I began building this computer, the GTX 1080 was the next big thing but hadn't actually been released yet. I decided to go ahead with the build and use a holder card. There used to be an ASUS Strix GTX 980 Ti in here but it has since been removed to make room for the 2 1080s.
I have done a lot of research on gaming PC's and what would give the best results and I think my build is a pretty good contender in any bracket that I try to put it in. Using 3dMark, this rig has managed to score in the top 1% for every test attempted. Let me know what you guys think of the build. Any feed back would be appreciated.
UPDATE 7/26- For anyone who has seen this build and remembers the way the future plans section was, it was a lot longer. A new mobo and new 1080s were supposed to be going in. Well.... They're in!!!!! Just swapped my EVGA gtx 1080s for 2 sexy new ASUS Strix 1080 OC Editions. On top of that, the Rampage V Extreme is gone... It will be missed. Not much though. The new and improved Rampage V Edition 10 is in there now and looks AMAZING. Only 1 new pic though since nothing else changed. Enjoy.
As of right now, there is nothing that I do that can actually tap into the power of the I7 5960x. I love the cpu that is in this machine. Maybe when Intel realizes that 1800 for the 6950x is ridiculous, I may swap out just for the fun of it.
I'm kinda in the same boat for RAM. 32Gb at 3200 Mhz is more then enough for what I'm doing. But..... Considering I've went totally overkill on everything else, there may or may not be a plan to swap out my current sticks and build up 128Gb because..... Well. No real reason. Just want to say it's there.
Thanks all. Be sure to comment on the build.