Description

This PC was build with the intention to be able to do high intensity productivity tasks such as photo editing work in Lightroom and a bit of game development in Unreal Engine. It also was made with the intention to be a capable gaming machine.

Part Reviews

Monitor

Pros:

  • Beautiful and vibrant IPS Panel

  • Buttery smooth 144Hz

  • 1440p WQHD Resolution

  • G-Sync makes gaming an outstanding experience

Cons:

  • High price tag, but for what the monitor offers compared to the competition it's well justified

  • Slight light bleed in 2 corners, but really isn't too visible unless in a very specific situation (dark room, high brightness setting, black screen) a small con due to the nature of IPS

Summary:

I held off upgrading my monitor for way too long, essentially skipping 1080p and going straight to 1440p from a 1680x1050, 60Hz, TN monitor. What a world of difference. I held out for this long as I wanted 1440p + IPS + 144Hz + G-Sync and once I heard this monitor was announced I knew I had to jump on the opportunity.

Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice looking build! I'm not 100% sure about this, but I believe the 750D has removeable hard drive bays, so why not take out the unpopulated one closer to the power supply? It would free up a bit more airflow, and you may be able to put a fan in there for even more airflow.

EDIT: Just noticed the monitor. Nice pick.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, I probably should move the HDD to the cage closer to the Powersupply and remove the one closest to the front fans.

I was considering doing a push pull configuration for my H100i on the front panel.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't see the downside as long as you use some decently quiet fans to keep the overall noise down.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Well rounded build, Love the simplicity, nothing crazy like LED fans/lights or crazy colors, simple and to the point. Love it OP +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 just for the monitor of choice!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty killer build, how does the 980 work with that monitor? What sort of framerates do you get in current generation games? (if you play any, of course.)

I just ordered a pair of those Audio Technica ATH-ADG1's myself, how are they working out for you?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! So far so good with the 980 on the XB270HU. I played FC4 and ACU with maxed out graphics (except the Nvidia Gameworks stuff ironically enough, as they are a 5-10 FPS hit for marginal gains IMO) and get about an AVG of 60 FPS. If you want the Hairworks, HBAO+ and God Rays as well as the other Nvidia "goodies" FPS dips to as low as 35-40 in some cases. I am cautiously optimistic for Direct X 12, and it's better "multi GPU support". If it really is the case that all the VRAM you pay for gets used instead of just the amount on one card I might consider getting a second 980.

As for my ATH-ADG1, I love them. The sound is phenomenal for games and music and the microphone quality is absolutely great. The only con I can give it (aside from the exorbitant regular retail price) is that I believe mine was in storage for a while, so the cable coil never "relaxed" for the lack of a better description. What I mean is that it never straightened itself out.

I have thought about options, one is to lightly heat the cable with a blow dryer and then straighten it, the other is to leave the cable under a bunch of heavy books. Both have it's own set of risks that I'm not sure I want to do as it could damage the wiring. Other than that, I would absolutely recommend the ATH-ADG1.

Also worth noting, some people don't like the suspension system to rest the headphones on one's head. I personally like it since it works pretty well for me, but I have a large head so that might be why it works so well for me. A simple solution I found (when say my sister, who has a smaller head, uses my headphones for example) is to bridge the suspension "wings" with a hair elastic, or a rubber band.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I got my cans in the mail a few days ago and spent some marathon sessions watching movies, listening to music and gaming. They are quite wonderful I concur. Mine also have a sort of permanent curl in the cable too, its slightly annoying but I'll live with it.

I too have a large cranium, so they fit me quite well. Linus Tech Tips recommends using a simple elastic band to tighten them up if you have a smaller noggin, seems to work fine.

I haven't really given the microphone too much of a workout yet, but its one of the major reasons why I bought it, I've heard nothing but rave reviews.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the reference cooler! It's a binned part!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

In hindsight, I'm glad to took the reference model because that allowed me to upgrade this baby to a 980 Hybrid!

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