Description

More pics when I get around to it.

So when I built this thing a few years ago, I was so hyped that I just could not contain myself, as you can see with this abomination of mixed up parts. This was mostly a 'because I can' build, and I'm pretty disappointed with myself that it turned out this way.

The reason I wanted to make something this powerful was because I wanted to stream games at high settings and render at acceptable speeds. Unfortunately, I didn't understand what it meant to make dumb purchases.

I started off with the normal set of parts and the one AMP card, but ended up upgrading with an ssd, second card (diffrent model, refurbished, lower clock speed), and the extra 8GB of RAM was a birthday present like two years later.

The 1440p screen was also a mistake, but now that I've used it for these two years, I couldn't imagine using anything lower. It's a great screen and these two cards in sli really make it work well. I'm able to play Fallout 4 with just under max settings at 60 fps with small dips when things get hairy, but I still can't play MvM in TF2 1080p windowed without dropping down to like 25 fps.

Other than the weird part configuration, everything works perfectly and does exactly what I want it to when I want it to. It stomps in the fps department for anything other than modded settings.

I haven't overclocked anything, and don't plan to.

I have since upgraded to Windows 10 and have had little to no issues with it.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Last 2 slots are never going to be filled with cards. 5/5

Video Card

Crazy power with a crazy price

Optical Drive

Got it for burning Blu-Rays, haven't done a single one. 5/5

Monitor

I hate displayport with a burning passion but other than that 5/5

Monitor

It's a monitor and it works.

Keyboard

I keep accidentally clicking my m5 key which is set to spam mouse clicks. Opens and closes everything. 5/5

Mouse

Mouse wheel is beginning to lose advanced functionality after about a year and a half of constant use. Feels like that might be a normal thing with mice it was good up until that point. Software hates me.

Button heaven though.

Headphones

Absolutely fantastic other than the connection issues. Had to replace it after about 6 months cause I broke them. Broke them again just recently, ear cup is hanging by a wire. Sound quality is great. Hoping to upgrade to 933 soon.

Headphones

Squishes my ears after about 4 hours with the XL pads. Sound quality is beyond amazing. Great for bass.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 4 points

i see two models of RAM listed

also it an odd number of RAM

to run quad channel

you need to run 4 or 8 DIMMS

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

How can you hate display port??

Also you should totally update this with more pictures etc.

(I know Im commenting on an old build but still)

Other than that, pretty sweet setup :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

I had tons of issues getting the displayport to work when I first set it up. It works fine now.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

whats the second GPU you are SLIing?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

First is the Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB AMP! Edition, second is the Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card

The second card was refurbished and had about 100 less mHz so it limited the performance of the first card, but at the same time I'm a little glad since it would improve the life of the first card. I think

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

you could always overclock both to the same MHz, but longevity is definitely important aswell as those cards in SLI should still last quite awhile.

Although VRAM will become an issue eventually/pretty soon for AAA titles

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Added some more pictures just for you bb

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! +1

  • 48 months ago
  • -3 points

There's no way you're going to be playing in 1440p with 3gb's of vram unless you have most the settings on the lowest

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

There is only a few games I know of that demand a lot of vram. It is not the only thing that matters on a gpu.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Vram matters a lot when you're talking about higher resolutions. It takes a substantial amount of vram to handle high resolutions well

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it will!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Just dont max out the aa!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This card in most scenarios can preform better than the gtx 970 with 4gb of vram

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Technically the 970 only has 3.5GB's so that's believable

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it has 4 GBs of VRAM. There's a difference between not having that 0.5 GBs, and having that 0.5 GBs but at a lower speed.

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