Description

Gaming has always been a hobby of mine, but I was unable to play PC games until this year due to never being able to afford a computer. Once I finally had the funds to build my rig, I decided that I was going to do it properly and invest a large amount of money in to the build - this is my first build which I intend to use for 4K gaming and multimedia.

CPU

The i7-5820K is a brilliant CPU that I can't fault. Runs stable at 4.5 GHz OC and doesn't get hot at all. At idle temperatures range between 22°c and 29°c. Temperatures tend to stay fixed at 50°c-60°c when using the PC intensively.

GPU(s)

Originally, I intended to buy only one 980 Ti but after looking at benchmarks for gaming at 4K on a single card, I decided to invest in two 980 Ti's so that I could play most games at a 4K resolution whilst maintaining a stable 60fps. The cards are overclocked to 1260 MHz on the core clock and 8208 MHz on the memory clock. Idle temperatures range between 30°c-40°c, when playing games at 4K, the temperatures range from 55°c-75°c.

Memory

When I first built my PC I only purchased 16GB of RAM. Later on I decided to add another 16GB of RAM to increase overall performance and fill the RAM slots on the motherboard. The RAM is running at 2666 MHz.

Future Upgrades

Over the course of 2016, I want to slowly maintain and improve my build. Another monitor is probably the next part I am going to buy. I am also interested in creating a water loop for my GPU's.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Cools the CPU superbly, however, the fans can get very loud. If noise is an issue for you, I would consider changing the fans.

Keyboard

The macro keys can be annoying for people who have not used them before as ultimately, the keyboard layout is slightly affected.

Speakers

Superb sound quality.

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

No need for 32 gigs bro, unless the extra $100 is worth just filling up the last 2 slots. but regardless nice build +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

its only worth it if you are doing video/photo editing.....

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I completely agree.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I do agree that there isn't that much point in adding another 16GB of RAM, but like I mentioned in the build description I mainly just wanted to fill the RAM slots on the motherboard :) Also, I do get some usage of of the extra 16GB as I play some games using a RAM disk, where the files are larger than 10GB.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

2 x 980ti's - Nice first build!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! Appreciate it :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It is your system, you get to do what ever you like :) Ignore those "over kill" comments.

THIS is a very solid build. Contrats.

Are all or most of your games hitting the 75C/167F? That is about 30F more than what I hit for the max temps. But I just have one video 980 video card.

edit: I did only like pic 1.....the other pics? Grrrrrrrrrr

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot :) When I say about 75°c, that is highest I've seen and that was after a long session on BF4 w/maxed out settings @ 4K. However, other games don't cause the GPU temperatures to go anywhere near as high. It depends on the game I guess.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

BOOM!...Now that's future proofing right here!!

Not sure why you went with a Freesync monitor though.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I could only find one G-Sync monitor that runs at 4K when building this rig and it was over double the price!

Also, I don't really need G-Sync as I can easily reach a stable 60fps when playing 4K games.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That's cool, just curious

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build. I think a red loop for cpu and white loop on gpu's would look very nice in the future. Does the M.2 take away from second gpu running 16x? If so, you can always upgrade to the 5930k for the lanes.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Man I didn't even notice that the monitor was freesync, yeah that probably is a bit high as any 4k monitor w/o freesync or gsync is cheaper and that freesync doesn't do anything for you....unless....radeon r9 fury x xfire????

  • 49 months ago
  • -1 points

I think you went a bit over kill for example instead of the gtx 980 u could have just used a 970 plus 32 gigs is way overkill i would have just used 16 or 8 and u could have just used the g skill ripjaws which is like 8gb but $50 and finally i think the price for ur monitor is overkill :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe for ram but for everything you else it's fine. A 970 is not good enough for 4K so the 980ti are currently perfect for gaming at 4k

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That is exactly why I went for the 980 Ti's. They fit the job perfectly without the even heftier price tag on the Titan X.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Titan x's are not worth it now day accept for people who want to say they have the best. They have such a small performance increase

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

bro get over it