I love it when that happens. I practically stole a $300 monitor from them when I saw it for $130. I looked a few minutes after and poof, it was back to normal. It only happened once though, so I'm guessing this isn't a common occurrence.
Then why are most video editing machines based on the CPU and not the GPU?
I believe Nvidia's Quadros are also designed for that purpose, right?
Could you inform me on how and why its so taxing for GPUs? Graphic design I could understand, but isn't video editing mainly the CPU's job?
You could literally get a 280 for the same money.
Sweet build! Great part selections...but that monitor's a bit underwhelming for such an awesome card. Easy +1, despite the not-so-great cable management (but at least you tried :p).
I kinda feel sorry for the guy. You can get a 290 or 970 for such a similar price...but I guess living in Alaska has its quirks.
If it really only goes that high, then that's pretty bloody amazing.
40°C under load? Smells like BS for an H100i. Might want to fix that. Really though, 'decent' doesn't do the build justice.
Ever played Dragon Age Origins? I started playing it the other day, and my god is it a superb game. I can't say that it's better or worse since they're two completely different types of RPGs, but I will say that it's an amazing game. The lore is great, the dialogue is superb, as is the voice acting and character development. The story is good, and I'm loving the gameplay so far. The soundtrack is really good too. Highly recommended if you haven't already played it.
I wouldn't say that those features really matter for a photographer, though. For example, OP has a 650, and another 650 won't exactly benefit him.But I still think it's okay to go with a Z97 just because it's a $1500+ build and another $20 can't hurt for a potential backup plan.
Very nice. How much did ya pay for the gpu? One suggestion: put your PC on something elevated if possible. The floor is always filled with pesky dust, and putting it higher up helps to avoid that. It doesn't matter much either way, but it's still a valid suggestion if you can set it up like that.
Probably not considering this is his first build.
Great build! You don't have too much storage, but you probably don't need it anyway, and it can always be added on later.
P.S. Don't Hackintosh. Just don't. I tried it last year and while I did get it working fine, it was a hassle, some things were buggy and after using it for a week I realized that it only looked good, if you know what I mean. YMMV, however, so if you think you'll like it, go for it!
Can't help you with receivers since I don't know much about them, but I will say that it's more ideal to have an amp/dac for your headphones only. The receivers will get the job done just fine, but a good dedicated amp/dac will really get the job done, if that makes any sense.
Now that's some Schiit-y sense of humor.
I would definitely recommend the T1. It's a great headphone. I don't have one myself anymore (sold it), but I really miss it. Wish I hadn't sold it to be honest. If you can, try to get a deal on one. I've seen them go for $800-850 brand new on Black Friday. What will you be driving them with?
Same. I heard a lot of people say that Fallout 3 is better, but honestly I much prefer Skyrim. Fallout 3 is great too, but it's just lacking something comparatively. I kinda don't want to play Skyrim anymore though. I had so many mods and got so close to the end of the main story (after frolicking around for a good several hundred hours) that I almost can't bring myself to start all over again after forgetting to back it up when I reinstalled Windows 8.1 (long story). On the bright side, it's not like I wasn't going to start a new character eventually anyway, but it's still a hassle to gather 100 mods...
Star Citizen is one of those games that I really want to be perfect just so everyone can have their awesome space-sim, but at the same time I'm a bit worried that the ambition won't be enough to make the game as good as it's hoped to be. Do you have a package?
In any case, more is better than less, right? I'm hyping all over Star Citizen, and that game looks like it could push everyone's PC properly, so it's best to be prepared for that sort of thing.
I'm not very knowledgeable about the Oculus Rift, but I have heard several people mention that it can cause nausea. I do have a problem with that in FPS games when the FPS isn't high enough, so I can relate.
On another note, you play modded Skyrim? Nearly everybody I know already ended their affairs with that game. Makes playing kinda lonely...good to know I'm not the only one at the very least.
Yeah, I have some 290Xs myself. They're great, don't get me wrong, but somehow I wonder if it would have been better to stick with Team Green. I got a great deal on the two though at the time- my buddy was upgrading to dual 780 Tis from his 290Xs but he couldn't afford the second one without selling some stuff. That stuff ended up being his graphics cards, and he needed $600. All of that means I get a sexy 2-Way 290X CrossfireX for $600 that hadn't been used for more than a month. It hadn't even been OCed. You can see why he's my buddy, ha!
I still think you went a teeny bit overboard for 1440p considering the refresh rate of that monitor, but it'd be completely amazing if you got a 4K monitor or an Eyefinity setup drools.
The STRIX cards aren't too bad. But I'll agree that the MATRIX ones look loads better. I could definitely see myself switching to the Ti too given how long you end up waiting for the 980s. The main reason why I said it would be better to have some 980s was because they were newer though. It's kinda funny how the top-of-the-line king-of-all-GPUs card becomes second-rate once the new series kicks in.
Doesn't the mobo already come with an SLI bridge anyway? Also, why go for the 780 Ti when the 980 is available? It's a beast of a machine either way, but it'd be even more so with a 980 SLI.
Everything is so bloody expensive. Standard Seagate 2TB drives for €161.19?! Where do you live?
Edit: Germany, huh? Well I know where I'm not going to live...
A tiny note would be that it's Hard Disk Drive, not Hard Hard Drive. ;)
Nice time bomb PSU you got there.
Nice build. Wonder what you're going to upgrade to. GTX 980 perhaps?
Wonderful part selection. Now if only I could actually see them in the pictures...
Good, but like I said, you're going to like the XFX 280X better than the 760. It beats the 770, which is the 760's older brother. It also looks sexier than the 760, which might be a plus.
Why didn't you build this on Black Friday? They had some great stuff like a 290 for $200. Anyways, there is a large performance difference between a 760 and a 280X. A 280X will cost you $20 more if you go for the Powercolor model, and some more if you go for another brand.
The CPU is weak-get an FX-8320. There's a good price on it not far from what your processor's price is. Your processor is obsolete. If you absolutely do not want to pay more, get the newer 6300.
Finally, the PSU isn't enough either way, so you should go for something along the lines of 650w-750w from Corsair, EVGA, PC Power & Cooling, Rosewill, Seasonic, Antec and maybe Thermaltake. Don't get anything from any other company. It doesn't matter that much as to which company's which model as long as it's one of the ones I listed. Still, some of them have some bad apples in the bunch, so google is and always will be your best friend.
600w will also get the job done, but AMD products are based on high energy consumption for overclocking, so you will either be limited or at risk if you plan on extensive overclocking with both (you want to overclock-especially the CPU. It was made with OCing in mind to begin with.
I would recommend this: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/DTqVCJ
P.S You will also want a CPU Cooler so you can overclock better. You can add that in later, though.
That's insane O.O
I question why you spent $100+ on a case on that budget. Another oddity is the fact that you paid $90 on storage, too. Perhaps the most odd is the ram. You have no use for that much, so that's essentially $90 down the drain. If I was you, I would get a $50 case, $50 storage, that $50 deal you got on the ram and direct the $200 or so you would save into the cpu and gpu. But that's just my two cents.I would show a partlist describing what I mean, but I don't know canadian prices.
Woah, you just made a complete 180 after your first paragraph.
I'm looking for a flaw to comment on, but I just can't find one! Great job, +1.
Awesome build, Mr. Awesome Boyfriend.
Indeed. The size is really what drives some people away from proper air cooling, too. Especially with smaller cases.
That's fair enough. I stayed away from them for the longest time myself because the color scheme doesn't go well with 99% of all computers.
Take a look at the graphs there. The NH-D14 outperforms across the board. It's also a lot quieter, too (which is the main reason why I suggest it). Then there's always the possibility of a leak. Don't get me wrong, the x31 isn't bad. It's just that I would never choose it over a reliable cooler like the NH-D14.
Awesome job. Congrats on your build!
I would say your CPU and mobo choices were subpar considering the budget. The 5820k, as someone else pointed out, would have been much more suitable along with an X99.
Another waste is the cooler: unless you want to overclock extensively, you don't need to go above $100. That said, anything below that price point is rubbish when it comes to water cooling since nothing really outdoes air cooling. The NH-D14 would have been your best bet.
You would have spent a tiny bit more overall, but you went a bit overkill on the PSU anyway (seriously, you do not need to pay $240 for a quality PSU), so you could have settled for a more modest (but still more than enough) 750w or 850w PSU.Everything else was fine, though.
The way you improve with part selection is by learning, and getting feedback from others speeds up the natural (well, as natural as computers can be I guess) rate at which OP would normally learn.
Yeah, it's air cooling. I ended up putting the card under the GPU just for the heck of it, and it's doing pretty well for a $200 solution. I'd be lying if I said it ran my HE-500s as well as my Lyr/Bifrost combo, but it handled practically everything else pretty well (DT880, K702, HE-400 and an HFI-780 for kicks).
To be honest, I was expecting it to perform worse than it did. I only got it because I was interested in owning a sound card, but I might even end up reviewing it just because it seems like such a value buy, especially considering that they can go for like $100 on eBay.
Congratulations, you have the most upvoted build on here that has an STX. Just noticed that.
Edit: Forgot to mention, but what's the ideal orientation for the sound card? I just grabbed one, but I'm not sure if it'd make a difference to put the card above or below the GPU.
You sir just built the budget build of the month.
That is a beautiful price on the CPU and RAM. It makes me want to work at Intel :)
It's a great build. If you haven't already built it, I would go for an 840 Evo over a 730 series for reliability. There isn't a huge difference in performance, if any, so it's fine if you already got the Intel.
It's a Galant. I have one myself (a bigger one though). The series is discontinued, but you can still get them for dirt cheap on craigslist. I got the charcoal L-shaped version with an extension for $75 along with a writing pad.
What's with the -K processor and the H- mobo?
Edit: Oh, nevermind. It's the OP's build. The disadvantages of reading the comments before the build itself...
How well does the STX power higher end 'phones like the HE-500?
Awesome build, but I feel like some anti-anime people will downvote it.
...and I would assume that a person who went out of their way to make a $6.5k build would game quite often. It wasn't too serious of a comment, in any case.
Never said they don't exist, it's just that they aren't too common. Besides, those are only the manufacturer specs. The real world input lag is usually a bit different from that, so for all we know (unless I dig up a review on it, which I'm too lazy to do), the 5ms might be faster than the 4ms, or at least the labels and difference between the two would be blurred.