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Update Thanks for the comments. Went ahead and cleaned up the cables. Let me know what you think. Also moved RAM into the "correct" slots according to mobo instructions. I will consider upgrading some of the parts some people have suggested such as CPU Cooler/fan, PSU in the future. Video cards are at the request of the dev, but I will def let him know he's not using the most effective chipset. Sorry to clarify. I had to build the CPU to the specifications of the developer of a program that the CPU was meant to run

The Thermaltake fan has some of the worst instructions ever. It makes Ikea instructions look like a how-to on making ice cubes. The Sentey case is amazing. A ton of space and very easy to deal with. SSD probably needs its own mounting tray, but I rigged it to work with the "HDD" slide out try.

I will be using it for gaming.

It is currently hooked up to 3 30" displays running at 2560x1600

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  • 73 months ago
  • 9 points

Gets a $500 CPU, pairs it up with a HD 7870 in Crossfire, FACEPALM!

  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

Ugh that cable managment is the worst I ever saw. It looks like you just pushed it all inside

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

You bought a 500 dollar CPU but no modular PSU.... and the cable management is just awful.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

An extremely high end CPU and motherboard with a terrible cooler, 16GB of RAM, 500 GB SSD but two half-decent GPU's, a tower I've never heard of, and a non-modular PSU. A description might clear things up a bit, but this is a very interesting build to say the least. Also, please do clean up those cables, will ya?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Weird choice of CPU. Are you video editing? Also strange GPU choice. A single 290 or 780 would've been a better choice.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Notice how he doesn't have the price listed? That probably means he got them for free/had them already. The CPU choice is a bit strange though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope that PSU won't explode in that set up :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What you could have done:

-LGA2011 (i5 4670k = $230) -$300

-X79 -Your motherboard is likely to be cheaper unless you get a Maximus or something. For now we'll leave this out but realize it's there.

-500 GB SSD (240 GB SSD = $140 + 1 TB HDD = $80) -$40

^ -$340 ^

Now you have enough money to go for a CX750M and a GTX 780 Ti.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I will def work on the cable mgmt. My primary goal was to get it up and running and to make sure every component was in working order. Thanks for the input.

@kaidome According to PCP its drawing 583W vs 750W PSU. Am I missing something here?

Setup is built to spec. of a dev. This is how he wanted it. If I had my choice it would have been built differently.

@PCgamer123 Can you explain this a little bit more? "pairs it up with a HD 7870 in Crossfire, FACEPALM!"

What is the advantage of a mondular PSU besides cable mgmt?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you get a $500 CPU and get two 7870. You should atleast have a 7950/290.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

when you build you test out of the case useally on the mobo box to check for your doa components.

a psu runss at its peak performance @ arround 80% of its maximum wattage yours is arround there now, you add hdds or fans and its gonna go abouve that quickly and as for over clocking thats out the window right now

as for the 7870s 2 problems 1 you could have gone with 760s same price more paformance and 2 you should have gone with a 780

you say in the description that

I will be using it for gaming.

in that case you could have done so much better the i7 is gross overkill a i5-4670k would have been enough pair that with 250gb ssd and a hdd that would have left you enough to sli 780s....what a killer rig that would have been at the very least you could have gone 780ti and solid cooling

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, this is probably the most helpful comment so far.

The components are at the request of the dev. The comment about "using it for gaming" is kind of a joke, but just so you know I won't actually be using it for PC gaming

I wasn't planning on overclocking, so this is not a problem. Won't be adding any HDDs either

Ill work on the cable mgmt

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That PSU uses cheap capacitors. And yes, I know that PSU is overkill. If you build it for a dev, then you should've recommended a better PSU to lessen the chance of a PSU failing.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Did not know this. I might consider upgrading PSU in the future. Any recommendations for a modular PSU?

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Here are some 850W PSU in case you want to upgrade the video cards. XFX, Seasonic and Corsair. I would personally choose the XFX, because it's just a Seasonic rebrand.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

4930K with a $30 cooler... and 7870 in crossfire. Facepalm (3-way SLI).

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheap Cpu 2 HD 7870 Horrible cable managment

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

might want to check your manual, im pretty sure your ram is in the wrong configuration for dual channel.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Checked this out. You are correct. Just fixed it. Thanks

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem dude, just happened to notice it, helping a fellow builder.

Only question i got is, you say the dev wanted the 7870's? but when i read everything its "i" so its your build correct? so why not get what you wanted?.

Not to put down your build but im curious, i happen to think you're build is decent and has potential though... i wouldnt down vote just for the videocards however the cable management does need work, perhaps fix them up and upload new pics and i'll +1 it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

just cleaned them up and posted new pic. Let me know what you think. I didn't think cable mgmt was at the top of priorities for a build, but apparently it is.

Sorry to clarify. I had to build the CPU to the specifications of the developer of a program that the CPU was meant to run.

Any help is much appreciated. This is my first solo build and the only other time I built a CPU is about 12 years ago with my dad. I enjoyed it quite a bit though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Much better then it was, should pull most of the cables behind the motherboard tray to take away all the slack.

Surely the R9 270x's could have done the same thing as the 7850's? just kinda odd for a dev to be THAT specific mind you i got no idea what you are doing exactly so im only speculating.

Its awesome you had fun with your build and hope you are enjoying it, its not a bad machine really i personally don't think it deserves the amount of down votes it has but to each there own.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That cable management is about as perfect as my brother's PC (that doesn't work).

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats cable management?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I came here specifically looking for builds using this case and yours is literally the only one on the site that uses this case. How do you like it? I think it looks pretty cool and the idea that it comes with fans preinstalled seems nice. I'll probably end up replacing the fans with better ones but at least all the mounting will be there already. All in all what's your opinion of the case having used it? (I haven't ordered this case yet)

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

You should royally flush it down the toilet... Just so many bad choices. Cutting corners everywhere and it looks like a rat's nest in your case.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Please be polite or refrain from commenting.

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