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Finally fixed some glitches.

by sbrdude1

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10 Comments

Details

Date Published

Dec. 6, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 28, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

42.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.771 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

51.0° C

Description

I originally started this build to somewhat future proof myself for a while and the fact that semi-custom builds didn't seem as good. My good friend essentially has the same build and has been very happy so I followed his direction and took the plunge. In the beginning it was a lengthy process waiting for all of the needed parts to arrive. Once it was completed the first time I had my Thermaltake 850w semi PS take a dump so I had to replace it. Next my MB had bad RAM slots so I had to return it and get a new one. Then Windows 10 decided to give me a huge problem which inevitably forced me to do a clean install and loose all of my data. After that I found 2 bad RAM sticks and had to warranty them and my new NAS drive which is being shipped back at the moment. All in all it's been a weird rocky road but now everything is working very well. I will be providing more pictures as I go... Oh FYI for people using X99 and 107 platforms from MSI don't overclock your RAM if it's G-Skill because it will be unstable due to a BIOS issue. Also as you can see from some of the pictures there have been some changes and some parts are missing according the spec. This is due to the warranty issue with the NAS drive being DOA and 2 of the RAM sticks having bad pins.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Very quiet and keeps my CPU cool under load.

Motherboard

Only reason why I'm not going for 5 stars is due to the BIOS issue with G-Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 not being able to be overclocked.

Memory

G-Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 can't be overclocked in MSI X99a SLI-PLUS MB.

Memory

G-Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 can't be overclocked in MSI X99a SLI-PLUS MB.

Video Card

Very fast and cool! Pretty much the fastest 1080 GTX in the market. It is easy to control with the provided Firestorm software and the RGB control options are a cool feature.

Case

Great quality and makes for a clean aesthetically appealing functional bit of furniture.

Power Supply

Works great and serves my needs quite well for the moment.

Comments Sorted by:

dennis2001 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

Is the powersupply good?

sbrdude1 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

The new one is now.....

sbrdude1 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

It has been reliable.

frostmourne7 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

damn that gpu is huge. i'm not sure if it's just me or the gpu is sagging? is it?

sbrdude1 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

No, because I first had a thin bit of wire supporting the opposing end then I picked up a Puget Systems GPU brace. The cass has a huge radiator and runs very cold so overclocking is pretty stable. So far it's the fastest 1080 on the market.

sbrdude1 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

It's level. The picture has an off-center perspective.

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Chase0782 1 point 28 months ago

Sheesh, you went through all of that for this build? Bad motherboard ram slots, then bad ram sticks, a dead psu lol damn.. you'd think for that kind of money those issues would be non existent

sbrdude1 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I completely agree with you. It has been a tribulation.

sbrdude1 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

You would think. I'm stubborn about warranty service.

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sbrdude1 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

About 40lbs.