Description

This is my first ever build. I am using it for gaming mostly, but also work (like video editing and CAD) and web surfing. Here is my part choices and why I chose them:

CPU: I think I got a pretty good deal on it and it is a great cpu.

CPU Cooler: I liked the look of the H105 better than the H100i. Also liked the ability to change the ring color to red to match the theme of the system.

Motherboard: This board made it very easy to connect everything (with the exception of the front panel switches). It also looks very good in my case and makes the build look awesome in my opinion.

Memory: I love the look of the heat spreaders on the modules. I Also got this much memory for fast render times and CAD usage.

Storage: The 840 EVO is a great SSD. Such an amazing upgrade from a standard hard drive. The 2TB HDD is for extra files to keep space free on the SSD.

Video Card: These cards are amazing. They fit very easily into the case and perform very well. It is nice that you don't have to connect a bridge for crossfire to work.

Case: This case caught my eye at first sight. It looks very nice and is amazing for cooling. I love how my drives and power supply are on the other side of the case. Also, it made the build look clean without doing any work on cable management. (Please ask me if you want to see a photo of that side of the case)

Power Supply: This is an awesome power supply. It came packaged really well and has so many plugs so I never need to worry if I have enough wattage to make upgrades or want to add peripherals.

Optical Drive: Outstanding for the price I got it at. Amazing read speeds for standard CD's/DVD's.

Operating System: I got 8.1 professional just because... lol. Anyway, I like windows 8 so I got it and it looks nice across my displays.

Monitors: Very good for triple displays. I would recommend these to anyone looking for monitors for a triple display. The bezels are smaller than the average and are smoothed to the surface of the screen.

Fans: All the fans I picked are working well and light the case up nicely.

Keyboard: Very cool how I can change the lighting for each section and nice to type on. I still need to get used to the layout in games (after using cheap included desktop and mac keyboards). Overall great keyboard.

Mouse: Awesome customization abilities and very comfortable. I have heard though that they tend to fail, so I am prepared for that.

Speakers: Just... Amazing. Nothing like I've heard before.

A few problems I had was when I rebooted the computer, I would have to set up the eyefinity again, But I fixed that by updating the drivers. Also, like mentioned above, figuring out how to connect the front panel switches was a pain.

Overall, I am very happy with this system and am looking forward to playing games! Feel free to comment your thoughts and what I could have done differently. Also, if you want more pictures, let me know what you want a picture of and I will most likely add it. (If one of you knows how to measure CPU and GPU loads please tell me in the comments. Thanks) Thanks for looking at my build.

Comments

  • 60 months ago
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That. Looks. Awesome. Great choices of parts too. It is so beautiful. And it looks awesome.

  • 60 months ago
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Thanks! I had fun building it and think it looks cool too.

  • 60 months ago
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I am very jealous of the build, I only have an i5 4690k with a radeon HD 7770 (I plan on upgrading the graphics card soon). Wish I had the money for a build like that. Amazing build though +1

  • 60 months ago
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Lol I was playing on PC with integrated graphics for the last 4 years so yea this is like a WOW...

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

my dream 3 monitor setup, looks great!

How's the R.A.T with gaming? I have always wanted to try one of those.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

It is hands down the best mouse I have used for gaming. You have to customize it to your hand size though.

  • 60 months ago
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thank you, added to my wish list :)

  • 60 months ago
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I've had a RAT 3 for over a year and a half and it still works amazing! I love it and the lifespan is great. The programming software is very good also.

  • 60 months ago
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Well that's good to know. Thanks for telling me.

  • 60 months ago
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No problem

  • 60 months ago
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Living the dream. Awesome build.

  • 60 months ago
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How do you find the LED's on the fans? I've got 2 of the same and they're very poor, you literally only see the dots that the LED is coming out of, doesn't even spread across the fins of the fan.

  • 60 months ago
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Where do you have them connected to power? Maybe it is because I have the light bar at the bottom of my case that makes them look good in there.

  • 60 months ago
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I have them connected into an NZXT GRID Fan Hub

  • 60 months ago
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Well I don't know why they are dim then.

  • 60 months ago
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Someone has far to much money to spend XD. Great Build man, + 1

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Good thing you got 8.1 professional, because I don't think the normal 8.1 supports more than 16GB of ram. nice build by the way =)

  • 60 months ago
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I think it supports more, but if your right, phew!

  • 60 months ago
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Windows Ultimate and Professional support 192

Windows Home Basic only supports 16 or 4 one or the other I forget. That really only exists on pre-built Wal-mart PCs so I don't think you were evr in any danger

  • 60 months ago
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Yea windows 8.1 standard supports 128GB of ram and professional supports 512GB I checked the windows site.

  • 60 months ago
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yep I just checked too =P guess I was wrong, oh well. enjoy your build!

  • 60 months ago
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Uber smexy.

  • 60 months ago
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Lol thanks

  • 60 months ago
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Very very nice ! However it seems the the score and FPS on Unigine Valley is a little low. I was getting higher then that with 1 heavily OC'ed 970 . 2x290x especially those (you can actually overclock) should be destroying it. Might want to look into optimization. I guess I could be thinking of a different benchmark but I don't think so. EDIT: Sorry I didn't see you ran at 5760x1080 lol makes a lot more sense now.

  • 60 months ago
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Yea I was gonna say lol.

  • 60 months ago
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The Red Color Scheme Is So Damn Sexy! Also why not 2 970's in SLI instead of 2 290X's. 970's put out way less heat (small case) and they use WAY less power... Did you really not wanna put a sli bridge in their xD.

  • 60 months ago
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how has your experience been with crossfire?

  • 60 months ago
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Great so far getting good fps on benchmarks and games across the three monitors.

  • 53 months ago
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pardon my ignorance... but what is crossfire?

  • 53 months ago
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Running 2 AMD Graphics cards together for added performance.

  • 60 months ago
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Love this! I have always liked that case but couldn't convince myself to use it. Wouldn't have room on my desk xD

  • 60 months ago
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I put it on the floor under my desk in a way I can see the inside.

  • 60 months ago
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My desk is really small... i am using CAD to design a new one but for now i like full tower cases but when i build in a MATX im using the Air 240 :P

  • 60 months ago
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Ah I am building my step brothers and brother computers in that case. They are nice but I like large cases.

  • 60 months ago
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Agreed about case sizes :P i want an MATX for simple work and ill be using Phanteks Ethnoo Luxe as a main tower. Its really hard to dance away from the feel of a tower of sheer force at your disposal (at least for me).

  • 60 months ago
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You must have studied up because most first-time builders don't have such a well-documented description and the parts selection shows that you definitely put some thought into each component. Very nice build!

Curious...did you get 32GB of RAM because you just wanted to fill the slots or because you really use that much?

  • 60 months ago
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I mainly got 32GB because I wanted to and could afford it, and Thanks I did look into it alot I started looking into it a year ago.

  • 60 months ago
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You clearly didn't read the description

  • 60 months ago
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Wrong...I did read it, every word, so you clearly shouldn't make assumptions.

There are several i7 editing/cad builds with 16GB so I was just asking (him, not you) if he just went for 32GB to fill the slots since he had the money.

  • 60 months ago
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Well sorry, but he did say it was for faster render times

  • 60 months ago
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I understand that, but even the latest 64-bit edition of AutoCAD only recommends 8GB so I figured 32GB was an indulgence and he confirmed that.

  • 58 months ago
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How's the noise of the Air 540? Are you happy you chose it?

  • 58 months ago
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The noise isn't bad at all for having 13 fans in the system. It can get noisy under load though, but i don't hear it because the game audio zones it out. I am glad I chose that case it made this build easy.

  • 58 months ago
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Yeah I'm really excited for building it. And what do you mean 13 fans? It only fits 5 fans ?? Unless you're including PSU + GPU?

  • 58 months ago
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Yes i am including those as well 13 fans including the graphics cards and psu

  • 58 months ago
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What kind of temps do you get on the top card?

  • 58 months ago
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I have had it hit 80 celsius before by leaving a benchmark running for over an hour but it mostly maintains a temp in the 70's

  • 57 months ago
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What kind of Fps do the GPUs get? How do you like them

  • 57 months ago
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I get 120 fps on battlefield 4 on high settings with a 5760x1080p resolution. I love these GPU's

  • 57 months ago
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Awesome thanks I was on the wire with the 290x or the 980

  • 57 months ago
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In my opinion the 980 is overpriced. Just me though

  • 57 months ago
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I noticed that

  • 57 months ago
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Hey man, I have a very similar system. Just wondering would you mind running heaven at 1080p (single screen) maxed no v-sync on one card.

  • 57 months ago
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Sure I'll do that tomorrow

  • 54 months ago
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gawd damm i knew your computer was expensive mr.72 but the 2nd most expensive of ALL the i7-4790k, R9 290x builds to.

PS. I know where you live.

  • 48 months ago
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Great build, how do you like the air 540 still? do the dimensions of it get annoying or cumbersome for placement? Anything you would change on the build/layout/etc? I've been eyeing this and the 240 up a few times now.. just not sure about it.

  • 48 months ago
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It's ok for me, if you can put it on the floor it is perfectly fine. Just find a good spot for it and it's a great case.

  • 48 months ago
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The monitors can't go higher than 60 fps thats sad :(

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  • 60 months ago
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Lol I thought of it before I even started picking parts for the build 6 months ago.