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EK_Derick's Completed Build: Verktøy Cu

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 19 months ago

This is one of the best builds I have seen ever EVER

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 34 months ago

Yeah, no problem! :) So excited to see the build! Make sure you post the build on PCPartPicker once you finish!

And, aha! Yes. The AMD's jokes are hot...mwuha

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 34 months ago

You could mount the second Seahawk's rad on the front of your case next to the two intake fans. :) Since everything else would be underwater so to speak (CPU and GPU), you'd had no problem just using two intakes and the rad.

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 35 months ago

No problem! And, yes you would be able to SLI another Seahawk. :) Your case supports that many radiators. And, I'm not familiar with an Artic 1080...do you mean Armor? Aero?

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 35 months ago

I would assume that it means two weeks from now? I could be wrong though.

As to your questions concerning power cord, you are correct by saying that it only has one power cord (single 8 pin). However, I do not believe that will affect the overclock-ability. The Seahawk already has a base clock of 1708 MHz and boost of 1847 MHz. The estimated wattage is only 150W, so in my opinion, a single 8-Pin will do just fine. :) Reference cards have been seen to go up to 2.1 MHz with just the blower style fan. You'll be able to go even farther with the AIO. In my opinion, the power should not be a issue at all, but if you'd rather go with the EVGA if you're trying to squeeze every single possible drop out, then go for it. :) But, pretty sure it will make a very small difference, if any.

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

Don't know if it will be relevant to this year, but if the companies follow the same pattern as last year the MSI might have a higher clock speed (the 980ti did). Also, the MSI x Corsair card performed better in almost all the tests done in the video except one. The difference is very small, but it's just something to keep in mind. :) If you're curious about aesthetics of 1080 MSI, here a video of it, skip to 2:41 to see the card: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxtdzeRic3E

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

Also, found out details on the MSI x Corsair Hybrid card. It is said to release two weeks after all the other 1080s come out, and it has a Corsair AIO on it. :) Last years 980ti with Corsair and MSI was beast.

To get a good idea of performance of the cooler, here a comparison of last years Hybrids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaSTljmsa74

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

No problem! The Hybrid def has benefits not only of cooling, but you can overclock that bad boy to some amazing performance (if you're comfortable doing so) to squeeze even more performance.

drnickmd's Completed Build: Slim PS3 Build

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

THIS IS FRIGGIN' AWESOME.

Congrats on an amazing build. :)

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

Got'cha! :)

Also, I just found out MSI and Corsair are making a GTX 1080 Hybrid like they did last time. No word on the release date yet or price.

As for Hybrid VS FTW, I def think they both have their advantage. For example, the Hybrid is obviously going to be way more expensive. For example, the Hybrid version of the 980ti was $100 more than the regular. However, it will def keep it cooler. It all depends on whether you're willing to wait. Also, is the the room your PC going to be have AC? Because, if so, it might not make as much difference as you think.

You might find this video interesting considering your situation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oKIo0V0omg

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

Also, I just noticed you had the EVGA Founder Edition listed on your part list. Was that the card you were planning on getting if you couldn't get the Hybrid? EVGA's FTW ACX 3.0 1080 will perform better for cheaper, and also will be much quieter and cooler because of the ACX cooler

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=08G-P4-6286-KR

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

You don't have money for the M.2 even if you drop the extra AIO, speaker, and SATA SDD? O.o Damn . :| And, I would say the Hue+ would be a good next thing to drop because it can much easily be added in later. All you have to do it wire up some LEDs. If you had to put a M.2 in later, what would be a pain, considering all the data transfer and OS transfer, etc. Also, you may be looking at the 512GB version of the 950, They offer the 256GB one for about the same price you'd get if you just dropped the speakers and cooler, def achievable dropping the SATA SSD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147466&cm_re=samsung_950_pro-_-20-147-466-_-Product

As for the AIO, the V2 is pretty just a rebrand of their old product. There's not technically much performance difference. However, I would go for the newer product if possible. I would go for the H115i. It offers more a bigger rad, which your case supports, which generally offers better cooling performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181100

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

Your build is looking pretty good as is ! :) Somethings I would keep in mind or recommendation I would make. Since you're getting the STRIX X99 board, I would sure recommend a M.2 SSD over a SATA SDD. While the read and write speeds may look similar for the the same price, a SATA SSD will not be able to keep up with the M.2. This is because SATA can't even go as fast (unless you're using RAID, mind you) as the SSD can. So you're bottlenecking your SSD with SATA. M.2, on the other hand can keep up with the SSD much better. :) Samsung makes the 850 EVO Drive for almost the same price as the SATA. And, if you can afford it without two CPU coolors and speakers, def recommended the 950 Pro M.2. Insanely fast.

As for the AIOs, I would not go with the H110. However, I would go with the new revised version that just came out. I can't speak much on behalf of Cooler Master, but the Corsair has a better appeal to me. The H110i V2 costs about $130. Here is a good comparison of the two. All in all, the H110 outperforms the Nepton. http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/aio-cooler-review-cooler-master-nepton-240m-vs-corsair-h100i.209044/

Regarding your speakers, I could not comment. Don't really know much about either of them.

Also, you are completely right about dedicated graphics. Oops, I forgot that X99 doesn't have dedicated. :) Good catch!

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

I got tons of homework, but I'll get you a part list with some recommendations to make sure you're getting the best performance for your money by the end of the day. :)

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

And, out of curiosity, why did you list two AIO CPU Coolers?

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

If you don't plan on using the build for anything besides gaming, then it probably won't be the best idea. But, if you plan on using it for video editing or other things, at least you'd have a computer.

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

If you really want your computer right away, you could hold off on the graphics card and buy everything else. That way, you'd have your system already built and ready to go once the Hybrid comes out.

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

Also, I do not know when the Hybrid cooler is going to release. :/ Could not find a release date after some quick searching online, either.

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

Thanks! I'll take a look at it as soon as I can. :) Actually in class right now. :P

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

Also, does the $4,000 budget include peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse, headphones, etc)?

Forum Topic "Expensive first build, opinions wanted."

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 35 months ago

I know for sure EVGA is coming out with a Hybrid 1080. They just announced it at Computex!

Forum Topic "Will this hdd work with Asus H110-PLUS?"

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 35 months ago

Yeah, no problem! :)

Forum Topic "Will this hdd work with Asus H110-PLUS?"

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 35 months ago

It'll work just fine. Many others in the PCPartPicker community have used this same exact hard drive in their desktop build.

Kylaralthor's Completed Build: Janus 2.0

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 36 months ago

HOLY RADIATORS, THIS BUILD IS AMAZING.

You should look into getting a Predator X4 or ASUS ROG Ultrawide. Eliminate some monitor borders. ;)

bndk's Completed Build: Falcon

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 36 months ago

For sure! :D

bndk's Completed Build: Falcon

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 36 months ago

Never thought I'd say this, but those NZXT Kraken brackets actually look good

o0synn0o's Completed Build: Cool Water - waiting for pascal... Synntech Gaming

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 36 months ago

Beautiful bends. +1

chochristian97's Completed Build: The Fett *Repost

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 36 months ago

Thank you so much!

chochristian97's Completed Build: The Fett *Repost

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 36 months ago

I love the build! Can you link me to that monitor stand? I can't seem to find it. O.o

xander00's Completed Build: Gene in Black

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

That power supply is killing the color scheme. o:

Forum Topic "Water Cooled PC Build - $4k for PC parts"

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

Oh no! o: What happened?

markfreedom's Completed Build: Relatively Mean Xeon Machine

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

Got'cha, got'cha. :D

MochiPoo's Completed Build: Mokou - Red and White H440 build

ABorderlineBuff 3 points 38 months ago

That motherboard looks so amazing in that case. :o

SpotYS's Completed Build: blackSPOT [definitive edition]

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 38 months ago

You could use some vinyl or take of the side plate and paint the words? :)

SpotYS's Completed Build: blackSPOT [definitive edition]

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 38 months ago

Ya should've got the AX760 to match your build color! But, otherwise, great work. :D Turned out great. :)

Jaybone909's Completed Build: Project: Riptide (First Water-cooled Rig)

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

Congrats! :)

GoodGamingPC's Completed Build: GGPC - The Warlock - small but mighty!

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

Super exciting. :D Make sure you post an update about it!

Forum Topic "Need help making a workstation/gaming"

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

I might be wrong, but isn't CUDA very beneficial to modeling and VRAM not really as much. CUDA is Nvidia only. I think this graphics card set up would be amazing for gaming, but for modeling, I'm not sure...O.o

Forum Topic "Need help making a workstation/gaming"

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

This build would do really well. The thing to look for with rendering is CUDA cores. They help slam out models faster and what not. The 970s only have CUDA cores in the 1,000 while the 980ti has 2,500+. This build also uses 6 cores over 4.

I also kept upgradability in mind here. No one wants there computer to not be future proof. You'll be able to eventually throw in another 16GB of RAM, the 5960x (if you really wanted), and even two more 980tis (not exactly necessary but the option is there is you're a balls to the walls kinda guy).

Finally, I aimed to make the machine quiet. No one likes a loud machine. Lemme know if you have any questions. :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $374.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI X99S SLI Krait ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $219.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL SUPER LUCE 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB AMP! Extreme Video Card $669.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $182.23 @ Mac Mall
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.95 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1985.99
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1955.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-10 16:53 EST-0500

Forum Topic "PC Game Streaming build"

ANGEL110513X's Completed Build: Bloody Red Corsair 900D

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

Love it! +1

Retell's Completed Build: ITX "Dream" Machine

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

Extremely jealous of your set up! I'd probably never leave my room. O.o

GoodGamingPC's Completed Build: GGPC - The Warlock - small but mighty!

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

Have you ordered your Oculus yet? :o

PS Good job. :)

Forum Topic "2nd build, never done water cooling. Any help?"

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

No no, it's just as easy. :) Not much more too. Just make sure your motherboard supports SLI and your power supply has enough voltage/power connectors. If you want help updating your list, I can sure do that. :)

Forum Topic "2nd build, never done water cooling. Any help?"

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 38 months ago

Don't go with a Titan X. O.o If you're going to spend that much money on GPU(s), go for two 980tis in SLI. They perform WAY better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEHbBUlkB68

torrin1234's Completed Build: Gatsby

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 38 months ago

<3 <3 <3

ncmike's Completed Build: Ode to Big Blue

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

breathes heavily "Why am I horny?"

Jake762by39's Completed Build: "Hitchens" -- My Compact, Quiet Workstation

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

Really great job on the cable management. +1 Looks phenomenal!

oahzy's Completed Build: Evolv ATX 6700k Skylake Build

ABorderlineBuff 2 points 38 months ago

I am such a sucker for that motherboard, RAM, AIO cooler, and graphics card combination. AH.

markfreedom's Completed Build: Relatively Mean Xeon Machine

ABorderlineBuff 1 point 38 months ago

Is there a reason you didn't go with the black and blue S340 to match your MOBO? Would've looked great. O.o

But, nice build. :) Good to see a Xeon build on here once and while.

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