Description

This has been a continuous build over a few months now. I decided to post it, because it is entering its final stages. This machine is honestly a beast through and through. Hope you guys enjoy! Please do not hesitate to ask any questions in the comments!

You will notice that the 2 Kraken G10s and the 2 H90s are not yet installed. That is because the second Kraken G10 has not arrived yet. As some of you might know, NZXT was bombed with preorders for this item because it was the first of its kind which has been mass manufactured. So, my second order is delayed even more now. Once I install the rest of the parts, I will update this with new pictures.

Also, for some reason, on the parts list, the PSU is labeled just an AX1200. I actually have an AX1200i. Corsair Link is amazing with this product. You can monitor all of the voltages for each device and the total power out and power in for the whole system.

The only reason why I rated the graphics cards 4/5 is because they become unstable under certain overclocks and it is kind of annoying but other than that they are great.

4/15/14 Edit: The Krakens have arrived and have been installed! Pictures to come tonight!

4/28/14 Edit: Kraken pictures are finally up! Sorry for the delay.

6/03/14 Edit: New ram has been installed. Upgraded from my 4x4 Mushkin Kit to a 2x8 Crucial Ballistix Elite Kit. CL9 9-9-9-27 Blazing fast! I plan to get another kit soon to total 32 gigs.

7/23/14 Edit: Posted a picture of the 6 display setup. :)

10/16/14 Edit: I have decided to get rid of my 7970's. The driver support was just terrible. My computer would crash every time I started it because of the ATI driver. Also, whenever I would start to render a game, all the screens would shut off. I have decided to switch to nVIDIA so we will see how this goes. I have heard from multiple people that the Gigabyte G1 970 is a beast in every aspect. Sadly, I have not gotten to try out the card for myself yet because my motherboard somehow got fried. So, I am waiting on Asus to ship me a replacement.
Also, I have decided to go back to three monitors (I have sold the other three). It was just a big hassle to move them every three months when I change locations for school. Around December, I might pick up a 4K GSync monitor to replace the middle monitor.

So plenty of upgrades in the near future!

10/30/2014 Edit: Pictures of the 970 setup will be posted soon!

11/04/2014 Edit: Most recent pictures have been posted.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 89 points

But can it run TurboTax?

  • 61 months ago
  • 18 points

he should, although another GPU wouldn't hurt.

source: I am TurboTax

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL

  • 63 months ago
  • -1 points

hahaha

  • 70 months ago
  • 36 points

That f&$%ng setup man... wow!

Too many people on this AMD hate-train. Imma +1 you!

  • 70 months ago
  • 8 points

oh yea lol and tell me about it... haha more cores ftw!

  • 64 months ago
  • 12 points

yup the AMD hate-train is massive and for no reason really. Like the ford vs Chevy debate. I bet you'd be a bunch of up-votes higher if it wasn't for it.

+1 here.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 5 points

have you hit 6Ghz yet? I have a buddy who owns the same processor with an H100i and he can hit 5.8 stable single threaded, 5.6 across all cores. He wants to know where his chip stands compared to others.

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

Not yet. What are his voltages for a stable 5.6 run? Also, what board is he running on?

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I'm late and this is no help to any conversation, but just cause you have more core does not make it better than the Intel with less.Intel has quite a bit more power in each core compared to AMD, but that isn't to say we wont see more games using multi-core processing :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

That is true. With the i7 that has intelligent hyperthreading which schedules the processes better than multi-core amd's. However, sometimes gamers are into content creation, in which case having more cores is a very good idea. Even though more cores cannot handle processes as efficiently as cores that do have hyperthreading, it will still operate better overall.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

8 months later and it has been answered with dx12 and Vulcan so yep finally being used in all 8 cores now :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I saw a video where a FX-8350 and a GTX 1070 was only 10-20 fps behind a i7-6700k in DOOM using Vulcan. AMD's CPUs have always been ahead of they're time.

  • 70 months ago
  • 9 points

This is possibly the sexiest Corsair Air 540 build that I've seen so far.

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

That was my goal..... lol :)

  • 68 months ago
  • 4 points

Yeah I'll second that. I generally do NOT like that case, not my style...but this makes it look good. I could live with this. ;)

  • 70 months ago
  • 8 points

Probably the best AMD build I have ever seen.

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

that chair though!

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

No matter the machine I'm working with, but gawd that chair would kill me xD

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

This thing is sexy! I bet this thing is going to look even more so when you get the G10s in there! Have you done any overclocking on the 9590?

  • 70 months ago
  • 5 points

I know! I have overclocked a little bit, but I need to play with the voltages a little more to stabilize it better. I've gotten it up to around 5Ghz currently.

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

What voltage did you set to run at 5?

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

Varied around 1.52 - 1.6 depending on other factors.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I have run my 8350 at 1.525 to get to 4.8, benchmarking purposes only, but I unfortunately didn't get the golden 5.0 chip.

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

Holly! what on earth do you do to need this?

  • 70 months ago
  • 12 points

I do some extreme gaming, especially with 3-way eyefinity. This was meant to be a computer that will last a long time and always do whatever I need. Also, possibly bragging rights between friends... lol

  • 70 months ago
  • 7 points

well then i think you have them outplayed sir

  • 70 months ago
  • 6 points

He better not need this for Minecraft. :P

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

Minecraft 2.0 ;p You will probably :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

i was thinking farm ville

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

naw man I think it might only be able to do nethack around 1-2 FPS XD

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

No, he bought this to be able to render ms paint.

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

This thing is beyond epic, Great part selection, but I would've chosen a different 140mm AIO. The CM Nepton 140XL is a much better 140mm AIO, it's solid black, better fans, and comes stock in push/pull, and it's relatively new, so naturally, the software's most likely better. I wish every waking second that I had gotten it over my Kraken X40. That said, this is a great, well-chosen, well-executed build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks! The only reason why I went with the H90 was because it was relatively inexpensive compared to the other options and I was trying to stay with Corsair as much as I could. Also, any watercooling on a GPU will be better than the stock fans and heatsink.

  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

One Word: DAYUM.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

AMazing compaed to my current build

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Now this is a REAL AMD build. Also ditch those speakers and setup something better, but hey that's just me, if my room was that awesome.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

They are actually pretty good for the price... 40 bucks lol Not much of an audio guy, but I will probably upgrade later. lol

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Please for the love of god tell me you overclock that bad boy.

Also, custom loop in the future?

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

haha oh yes of course!

And possibly... I estimated out all the parts I would need and it came out to be just under 800 bucks... ugh lol

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

oh my glob this build is beautiful

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow...umm...wow. Spectacular build!

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I doubt this could run turbotax I hear it takes a 16 core opteron

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know why everyone ******* about AMD. Now I will concede that i think the 9590 is a bit of a black sheep, horribly hot and inefficient with no real place in the market right now. But the majority of AMDs processors are well priced and very competitive, especially if all you are doing is gaming. My rig has an 8350k. replaced my 3570k when i started streaming. I get the slightly better fps on most games while streaming, and its a cheaper processor.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I think it's safe to call this extreme. Very nice!!!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build. Love your set-up!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow...

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Turned out real clean

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Have fun with that. I wish I had the dough to buy such a monster +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep in mind this was not a buy everything at once build. I acquired the parts over a time with a full time job that pays extremely well. lol

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

But, I do admit it was a big chunk of change.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is truly a beauty. Love the red scheme. +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

When you get the G10s you should put heatsinks on the ram. It might help some.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, awesome. But why the 60hz monitors? Are you using this for gaming or no?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not want to drop too much on a nice monitor setup. They are smooth enough for me. lol and Yes, I am.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

So they are adequate for gaming? I'm wondering cuz I need a new monitor and I want to know what refresh rate I need.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I am not a firm believer of the idea that you can see over approx 75fps. So, for me they are absolutely perfect. Especially being IPS Panels. My friend has a 120hz monitor and I do not notice any difference... lol If you want to read some research on this here is a link: http://amo.net/NT/02-21-01FPS.html

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok cool. All I wanted to know. Ty for the link

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy. Have an upvote :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 2 optical drives?

And for some reason, I really want to see a custom loop in this

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I clone a lot of discs so it's really covinient. And me too...! lol

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

why is one 7970 more expensive than the other?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the first one before the price jump for AMD cards. I got the second one after the jump off ebay.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Added to favorites. +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm can u tell me how much power u consume and pay for month? the only reason that I do not like a Amd build is for power consumption, which in my country is pretty high. Thank's !

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly have no idea. I am currently in a coop program in college so I never have to pay for my own power. I do kind of want to measure it though.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank's.. when u do find the power consumption between AMD and Intel let me know please ! thank's. ! there are kinda a small devices to mesure power consumtions.. but it's like 20 bucks a piece :(

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Well just for starters:

AMD 7970 GPU Max Power Draw is 335 Watts while the Nvidia 780Ti is 250 Watts.

AMD 9590 CPU Max Power Draw is 220 Watts while the Intel 4770K is 84 Watts.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

the 4770k can draw a lot more than just 84watts btw. There are reviews showing an OC'd 4770k 4.5ghz using about 160. Of course that being said it is still not as much as the 9590 at stock and the 9590 can of course draw more as well.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

jesus , big difference :(. this data are under load or idle , or just data from somewhere? thank's!

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

These are all official under full load numbers.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

SWEET!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The boxed shape case looks definitely cool with red color, but I wouldn't put that on a desk compared to a tower. I want to know, why do you need dual optical drives?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I clone a lot of discs for multiple reasons. Mainly to distribute programs to friends, etc.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

EPIC! Duuuude that's sick!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

how quiet are those AF140's? Im consitering in buying some. Nice build btw! :3

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

At 100% they are amazingly quiet! Compared to the SP's they are a worlds difference but with still great air flow.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

how do the 7970's run games on ultra

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing if the games are optimized for crossfire...! Smooth 60fps for everything.

cough Titanfall...

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Spreadsheet has never been so fast......

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Torn between the Air 540 or the Corsair 750D.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does 1 Video card cost more than the other?

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

I got the less expensive one before the crypto currency craze (before the price jump for all AMD cards).

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the back fan a intake ?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it is exhaust.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Many you should switch to intake to get more air for the rads

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Now that I think about it, that would be a good idea to get more airflow to the top rad. thanks!

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey your welcome that's what this community is for :)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

am in a sort of dilemma here and i was hoping someone could help me preferably you kots1010. i want to build a pc i am using 2 evga 780 sc acx with 6gb vram not in sli. well here is the problem i have 3 monitors in the build but i can not decide on 144hz or 60hz 144hz is so expensive but i have heard is very smooth but the monitors you use i have heard look very nice and that i don't need 144hz so what should i get and how do you like the monitors? thank you. permalink parent delete reply

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have the money to drop on three 144hz monitors then by all means go ahead and get them! lol 144hz is buttery smooth especially if you have the gpu power to run them fully. But, if you are looking for a more economical way of doing a 3x1 setup then I would definitely recommend the monitors I am using. Yes, they do not have super high refresh rates or super high resolutions, but they work just fine! I absolutely love them and being great IPS panels makes the deal even better. 180 bucks for a brand new one is honestly a steal if you compare them to other similar IPS panels. The only thing bad about them is that they do not have vesa mounts... but a little ingenuity can fix that. lol I have 6 of them right now set up in a 3x2 configuration with a PWR+ 3x2 stand. I basically just used industrial strength velcro and then covered the rest of the mounting bracket with gorilla tape. You can honestly swing the monitor from the vesa bracket, when velcroed and taped, and it will not go anywhere (I have tried lol). The monitors are holding on the stand just perfectly and I have no worries about them holding for the rest of their lives.

Also, why are you not running your 780s in SLI? And does each card have 6gigs of vram or is that 6gigs shared? i.e. 3gigs on each card

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

each card has 6gigs and thx and i am not running sli cuz i want to split the power of one card to the outer monitors and the power of one card to the center.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

those must be some beast cards and oh that is a good idea! unless you want to play with surround lol

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

well i think i am going to sli them

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that's the better idea. Considering the two side monitors will not take up near as much resources as the game so there would not be a huge point in dedicating them to their own massive card. Good luck!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

The G10 only supports 7970 and 280x with limited support. Just curious if you slapped them and all was good or did you have to order the shims mentioned by NZXT?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

No. I did not have to do anything else with a shim. I actually ordered one just to make sure but I ended up not using it.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Can it do 1+1?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

well... safe to say i shouldn't build a red/black pc because i'll feel sad that yours just looks like the sex..

+100 if i could but +1 will have to do, awesome build man

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol thanks! You should try though!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QYyDkL i killed yours lolz

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Pics or it didn't happen ;)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he meant in theory not an actual build he did, but that is one sexy BEAST of a machine. How's the temperature on the CPU? I heard the 9590 gets pretty hot even with decent water cooling.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

At idle, I can get it to around 25 degrees and under load it only goes up to around 60.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

didnt happen

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, but how did you put the Kraken G10 in without it being a custom part?

Plus one by the way!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

They added them as a native part if you search it in the upper right corner!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks man!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think this is enough to run Minesweeper... Needs some more... TITAN!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the Red Black Theme, have the same theme in mine. Confused about price difference in your monitors 120 or 149, figuring you picked the 3 up after a price drop. Great Job Man, Don't you just love this case!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I first bought 3 brand new and then I decided to buy the next 3 refurbished. They are like brand new so it did not really matter. And Thanks! Yes, I do love this case. So much space and the dual chamber design is amazing. I just wish there were more 3.5" HDD mounts... Also, I love the paint job you did on the mesh of your case! Looks good!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, the mesh was a nice little mod.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think painting the mesh like you did would still look as damn good as it does on your case if you had red led fans and red led strips lining the sides of the front like I do? Also, do you think you loose any cooling performance with only a dual fan setup on your h100i instead of a push pull?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU stays nice and cool of course I am not doing any serious overclocking. The Mesh would look nice with or without LED Fan & Lights.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

İs there any important differences between 1600 mhz ram and 1866 mhz ram ? Which one do you recomend ? why ?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You only really need 1600 mhz for daily use and even for games. Faster memory speeds really come in handy when you are processing tons of information. But, you need to find a balance between speed and latency if price is a issue for you. The sticks I am running right now are currently 1866 mhz (enough speed for what I need) but they are CL9 9-9-9-27, much faster compared to CL12 for example. The latency is basically the number of nanoseconds that it takes for the next call to a memory address to be made. So, the lower the latency, the more calls you can make in a lesser amount of time. So I guess my question would be what applications are you planning on using your system for because that will depend on what type of memory you want.

I just looked at your build and I assume that is what you are asking about. The ram you have in there right now is perfectly fine for video rendering. Even though it is 1600mhz it is still CL9 so it is still very fast. Yes 1866 would have been more suitable for video rendering but you would not have seen much of a difference between the two running at the same latency.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

in corsair web page, there is an information about number of max ram slots. İt says, when it is 1866 mhz ram, you can use only two memory slots. When it is 1600 mhz ram, you can use 2 or 4 memory slots. http://www.corsair.com/en-us/vengeance-pro-series-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr3-dram-1866mhz-c9-memory-kit-cmy16gx3m2a1866c9 FAQ and support - Corsair Memory Compatibility with AMD Platform So, Can I use four pcs 1866 mhz ram in 4 slots? Thanks very much.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Money dont issue for me. Only this one is exist in Türkiye. Should I buy it ? Vengeance® Pro Series — 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 DRAM 1866MHz C9 Memory Kit (CMY16GX3M2A1866C9) Density : 16GB (2x8GB) Speed : 1866MHz Tested Latency: 9-10-9-27 Voltage : 1.5V

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

in corsair web page, there is an information about number of max ram slots. İt says, when it is 1866 mhz ram, you can use only two memory slots. When it is 1600 mhz ram, you can use 2 or 4 memory slots. http://www.corsair.com/en-us/vengeance-pro-series-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr3-dram-1866mhz-c9-memory-kit-cmy16gx3m2a1866c9 FAQ and support - Corsair Memory Compatibility with AMD Platform So, Can I use four pcs 1866 mhz ram in 4 slots? Thanks very much.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you are also running a 9590 so RAM should have no issue with your system. Websites for RAM compatibility are always super specific and crazy. You kind of just have to go with it and make sure all the basic stuff lines up. For example, my motherboard only has 3 certified to work RAM kits and I am using one that is not on the list and it works fine. The section you are probably talking about deals with overclocking. This is true that you do not want to have all the DIMMS full when overclocking because it allows for a higher overall clock speed of your sticks. However, in your case, you should have no issue achieving 1866 mhz with 4 DIMMS full.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand. I can use 4 dımms full in 1866 mhz. Thanks for answer. :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

That is correct. You're welcome!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you mount the monitors?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorilla Tape

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly it's amazing... Do you want me to post a pic? It's a pretty crazy setup. I first had a single monitor. Then I got another two and then I got six. Then, I realized that I would need a way to mount these and the monitors conveniently did not have vesa mounts. So I just found the stand with the flattest and widest vesa mounts and taped the monitors to them. They are not going anywhere. lol

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 2 optical drives.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG 6 monitors tho

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

i would have no life if i had that build

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that MB doing for the fx9590? I had to update the bios on my MB because I had the Fx 8150 and then I got the 9590 and my MB is the Gigabyte 990fxa ud5 and was wondering if I would get more power out of my cpu if I get a better MB.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It all depends on the power solution your board implements. Both boards, the asus and the gigabyte, have the same power phase delivery system so you will probably not see any improvements in the power output of your cpu. I would stick with what you have now because it is a great board!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

SOME ONE CALL THE DOCTOR! MY JAW HURTS!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How do the Windforces sound, are they loud?

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

I have not gotten a chance to test them out yet, more in the description about that, but my friends all say they are not the quietest but they are very effective with tolerable noise levels. Some say they can barely hear the fans over their normal case fans and their temps don't break 70 degrees while under load.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That last pic - OH.MY.WORD.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Aye man can this Run minecraft On Fancy ? Lol jk Nice setup i think i **** my pants when i seen it

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

lol oh yes it can! and thanks!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I am really loving this build. I have a build that I am planning to build once I get my tax returns. It is located here, http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Bibblode/saved/TBNscf. Please keep in mind that yes AMD cards do run better with AMD CPUs but I already have the Titan Black so I am not going to be purchasing another GPU. This is mainly going to be a media server for my room as well as be used for gaming. Let me know what I can do to reduce the cost/beef it up more. The type of build I am going for is silence as well as speed ans storage.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And your build looks pretty solid. I do not have any recommendations as to lower the price. You are really going to enjoy that 9590 paired with a titan black.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Can u change the LED lighting on the base to other colors like green or turn it off..so it matches my Razer Setup

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I assume you mean the base of the Swift. If so, sadly, you can not change the color. However, you can turn it off in the on screen menu of the monitor itself.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I really would like to know which led strips you got to do that magenta coloring on your most resent photo

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the NZXT Hue installed in the case. The leds in the unit are great. With alot of control over which color you choose, the brightness, and the mode in which they display. If you are going to get them, then I would recommend getting a roll of skinny double sided tape to use, because the pre-applied adhesive starts to peel away after a few weeks. Or, at least that has been my experience.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much, My sister is looking to start getting a good gaming rig and she'd love that color.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous build!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

how's ROG swift ??

cuz i hate red shytes

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Personally, I love it. My 970 can run most of my games. I plan on getting another in order to play Crysis 3 and games like that along with some CUDA work. G-Sync might be a little funky to first get working, but when it does, it really works.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i think i literally **** my pants for how straight up sexy this is... bruhhh cx even with my build ( still modding) cx

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

hahahaha Thanks!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an awesome build. Clean all the way. I love AMD CPUs and have used them in multiple builds. They work great. I am getting ready to use a Samsung 840 Evo SSD for my next build, with AMD 8350 CPU. Keep up the great work!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i have a question about your earlier setup with 6 monitors. did you have to un-crossfire the graphics cards and run 3 on each or were you able to run all 6 with crossfire and if so how? i am planning on building a pc with 6 monitors, dual xeon, and 2 r9 295x2. for playing games on ultra, as well a extreme productivity and multi tasking. please help me and thank you.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Well I have to say I am pleasantly disappointed. I thought I would be the first to have a build like that (still in progress, same general idea as what you have except I'm going for some white LED lights). I guess someone beat me to it :P Just one thing I would like to say though, my aircooled FX 9590 gets about 5 degrees lower on load, so this might not mean anything as it could be related to room temperature or something like that but I'm just putting that out there.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

How has the 970 been treating you? I'm thinking of swapping out a different card for that card.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It is amazing! It works wonders with the swift lol

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

this looks way more expensive than the build estimate suggests ..

great build!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha thanks! The total cost does add up pretty quick over time. lol

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

With the abilities of that Mono and processor that can be used with an AMD video card, you should have got a R9 295X2! With these new abilities like Mantle ETC, you could have gotten some serious power towards the future. But that's just my opinion. Yeah I know "FANBOYISUM, FANBOYISUM!" whatever. The 970 just disappointed me. Nvidia ripping people off with 3.5 gigs of ram, will never go back. Well anyway great build! +1 on it bud, looks great and has some kickass benchmarks so you know that's great! :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey um, I'm looking to make a build with the FX-9590 and I have the same motherboard but I was looking around to see how compatible it was because I've heard on a lot of forums that the boards sometimes don't work with the processor even if it's supposed to be compatible. So, I was just wondering if you have had any problems with that motherboard and the processor? Also, I have the same cooler for it, the H100I and I wanted to know if it kept it cool enough. Thanks! (:

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I have full compatibility with my machine! Also, the H100i does great for my uses. Good luck with your build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Would a fx 8350 bottleneck a single gtx 970?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You should not have any issues running a single 970.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I did however go with a i5 4460.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Gimme. Now...... please.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build!.....I'm using the same case...so I know how easy cable management is.....just don't realy get the idea of DVDs in...."SLI/Crossfire" ? ;):) Use to be with the red team....but switched to green guys and kept red colour only as a case theme :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

How many gpus would you be able to mount? If you really wanted to?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Three would be the max for this board.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude, do you know if the NZXT G10 fits on the Gigabyte gtx 970 windforce?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It will not work because the wind force uses a non reference pcb.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Question I'm thinking about getting this CPU and motherboard combo and I was doing some research on the motherboard. The MB is only rated for a 140 watt cpu. Info found here.

https://www.asus.com//CROSSHAIR_V_FORMULA/specifications/

The FX9590 pulls a whopping 220 watts. 80 watt difference. Did you have any problems with this? I'm going to use a corsair RM 1000watt psu.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Love your build and that six-screen setup.. lol, cant wait to finish mine.. AMD FTW

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a quick question, how did you get the liquid CPU cooler to glow a different color?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I just used the Corsair Link software to change the color!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm assuming you need the Corsair Link Commander Mini to do that? Or can you just download the software to control the color? Oh, and great build by the way. Forgot to mention that.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. The H100i comes with a cable that connects the block to a USB header on your motherboard. That allows for connection between the computer and the Corsair Link System. Yes, you will have to download and install Corsair Link to change the color.

And, Thanks!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I won't have to spend an extra $50 on Corsair Commander. Thanks for the info!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Kots, I'm building a PC that has the same case, mobo, and cooler setup. There is a power plug on the top left of the mobo behind that h100, was that difficult to get in with the cooler in front of it?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be difficult to access with the cooler already installed. Make sure you plug everything into the mobo before installing the cooler!

Good luck!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question for you CygnusX, I currently have a amd fx-9590 but im struggling to find a Mobo that can actualy keep up with the dam thing, have you had any problems with your build using the ASUS Crosshair after a year of usage?

Hope to hear from you

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

The Crosshair V Formula-Z works absolutely great for me. I know it says that it is only rated for 140W TDB and that the 9590 is a 220W TDP chip, however I have pushed my chip to 5 GHz and it is running perfectly fine. My mobo is the only one that I would recommend for an AM3+ platform!

Good luck!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Your a star mate, il let you know how I get on!

Worron

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man, I wish I could 1+ it multiple times without switching accounts. I am surprised you didn't go with a 980 though

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!! I don't do much heavy gaming so there was no real purpose for me to get a 980. it would have been nice though

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah it just seemed weird considering you have a 9590

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea, more of my work load consists of heavy cpu load though so thats why I went with the 9590. :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok that makes complete sense there

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

FX-9590? Are you using the top of the case as an exhaust (push/pull) and the back of the case as exhaust? What is your temperature on the CPU at full load? I have a similar build just like yours. Right now I'm trying to figure out what is the best way to cool down the FX-9590 and (2) MSI R9 390X inside a Corsair 900D computer case. I also have a Corsair H100i GTX Liquid Cooling for the CPU.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the exact setup I have. It works great for me and has been for a while. I have found that the cooling config I am running works the best for blower style GPU coolers while being able to maintain good CPU temps. I am running around 60-65 degrees, but I have honestly not really worried about my temps in a long time. Everything is setup to run the coolest it can and I have had no issues.

Good luck with your setup!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I have a much larger case that will need more air cooling (CFMs) but I have an ideal on how to keep the hardware temperature down. I'm more worried about the 2 way crossfire GPUs that does not allow liquid cooling :(

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

dude this is the ideal set up what do you use it for??

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I use it for playing some mid range games, virtual machines, development... a little bit of everything!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it run Club Penguin at over 5fps?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Little over kill on the fans don't you think?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

On the first pictures, What is the keyboard / mice. I think it's msi ? Can you give me the model names please, and very very very nice build mate.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

I think the keyboard was the CMStorm Trigger and I know the mouse was also from thermaltake's gaming brand, but I do not remember what the model was.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you so much :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

What Is OEM/ Tray mean on a processer or OS

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Looks like we share a common love? Good news is there is plenty to go around ;)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run minesweeper at stable fps of at least 50? Lmao all jokes aside, I see there have been many adjustments to this beast. Including DUAL WATERCOOLED GPU's! Even AFTER there was already an AIO water cpu cooler radiator in there. My god man. Must have been the coolest build ever.(pun intended) +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

All that money on that computer and have it on that white foldable table

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

GREAT!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

rush

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice looking build. Just 1 question, why not a 4770K?

  • 70 months ago
  • 10 points

Because more cores...

lol but seriously, I wanted to go for a total AMD build because it is slightly less expensive and it is on the same level or better as the 4770K. Also, it can be pushed farther, easier.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

if you actually read up on amd, they dont make 8 core cpu's.... they have 8 threads, but it is, in reality, a quad core because it can only do 4 things at once

  • 67 months ago
  • -2 points

but it makes sense being an AMD BUILD not INTEL

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

"extreme" and "AMD" are not usually in the same sentence when describing a build, but in this case yeah it's pretty extreme :D

did you really pay $1060 for two HD7970s? my impression is that you bought them when they first came out and not recently, because goodness gracious how the price has gone up on them!

  • 70 months ago
  • 4 points

I had to make a statement! lol

And no. I did not pay that much for the two, I would never! haha I got the first one for 300 and the second one for 400. I did not modify the prices to match what I actually bought them for. I will try to do that now.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

i kinda had a feeling you didn't pay such an obscene post-mining price tag, so that's good to hear.

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

Why does this have so many upvotes? I'm sorry but you wasted so much money man. never go with amd unless zen comes out. all the cores arent unlockable so its not a good choice tbh.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I know not the best chair that there is but it sure beats transporting my big leather chair to school and back but thanks!

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  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be able to on July 12th. I will update then.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

It is an amazing case! I will post some pictures tonight. I finally was able to install my 2 G10's bringing up the build to fully red and black. :)

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry about not posting more pics. I got distracted then and have been really busy with work etc. I will make sure I post today during lunch lol

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I basically just did what you said... lol I got an 8 bay RAID tower and its sitting on top of the case. I plan to give it a red and black color scheme soon!

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I just installed the NZXT Hue so you know... infinite colors!! lol

P.S. If you get it and your blue leds don't work... Don't get pissed like I did and just flip the connector to the led strip haha

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes thankfully. After reading some articles online (after I had already fixed it), I found that there is apparently a tiny arrow that is supposed to be lined up with the positive terminal on the strip. But who reads the instructions anyways... lol

Basically there are four terminals in the cable. 1.) +5v 2.) Red Control 3.) Green Control 4.) Blue Control

When you flip the connector the power cable goes to the blue (which means you don't get control over the blue). Then the controls for the red and green are flipped (which I also noticed). And finally, the whole strip is greatly dimmed because the power cable is not properly hooked up.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry for the late response...

I went with the 8 core, not mainly for gaming, but for virtualization. I was a little more into gaming previously, so I wanted a chip that was going to be versatile enough for what I wanted. Good gaming performance and great virtulization performance.

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