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I have been saying for years that I wanted to build a PC. Did a 6 month deployment in Afghanistan and with some of the money I made I finally decided it was time. This build will be mainly used for gaming, and very light editing if I decide to get a DSLR down the road. Also later on I will be installing a full water cooling loop. CPU/GPUs included.

So before anyone says it, I will be the first. YES I KNOW I WENT OVERKILL.

CPU - This was a tough decision going with the 4790k or going X99 and going with the 5820k. I was trying to keep the build under $4000 so this is what i wound up with.

Cooler - I will eventually be going with a custom loop. For now I chose this for good temps and I like the way it looks more than the Noctua D14/15 air cooler.

Motherboard - When I was researching motherboards this seemed like the only option for the money. Plus the ease of overclocking with this motherboard is really what decided it for me.

Memory - Wanted 16gb instead of 8gb to future proof a little bit. Wanted fast ram. That's about it for here.

SSD - Yes I know the speed increase with the 850 PRO vs the 840 EVO is very minimal, But reliability is what I was going for.

HHD - Looking back, WD Blue 3gb probably would have suited my build better. But i'm happy with what i've got.

GPUs - I wanted something that wouldn't have any problem pushing this ROG SWIFT monitor above 60fps to make good use of its 144hz refresh rate. 2 970s was a cheaper option yes, But when I seen the benchmarks for these cards vs the 970s I knew what I wanted.

Case - After I ordered it and before I got home to unpack it, I was wishing I went with the Corsair 750D. But I absolutely love this case, From the looks to the fan/rad/water cooling support, and the build quality. Wow for a first time builder this case was very ease/convenient to manage cables.

PSU - I had originally picked out a EVGA 1000w PSU. But when I saw the efficiency/power draw of the 900 series cards I was able to save some money here.

Optical Drive - CD/DVD Don't need Blu-ray. What else is there to say?

OS - Eh just something to hold me off until Windows 9.

Monitor - This and GPUs took the longest for me to decide on. I researched for a month and considered about every monitor option out there. Yes the ROG SWIFT is expensive. $800 was not easy to spend on a monitor. But now that I have seen/used it, There isn't another monitor option out there.

Fans - Just wanted to get rid of the Stock Fans. Really liked the way this Fan Controller looked.

Keyboard - Had this from before. Plan on getting a Chroma.

Mouse - Love the Chroma series. Pretty cool. Feels great.

Headphones - Probably should just have went with a pair of Razer Krakens. But this headset is nice and I like it.

Glad to answer any other questions you may have.

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Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 38 points

First of all, Thanks for serving our country. 'Murica. Secondly, nice build! +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 67 months ago
  • 12 points

No, you didn't go overkill. If you had a 1080p 60Hz monitor then we'd take you to the gallows. ;)

+1

  • 67 months ago
  • 7 points

+1 Thanks for your service. Great build you deserve it!

  • 67 months ago
  • 6 points

Chroma Series Deathadder

Green light.

Another +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

LULZ FOR DAYZZZZ

  • 67 months ago
  • 5 points

+1 Amazing build! There are some builds that I see on hear and think to myself, "Wow. I would really love to have that pc!" Then there are other builds, which I cannot stop thinking about. This is definitely one of them! Congratulations on such an amazing setup, hope you enjoy your new rig!

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

I couldn't agree with your monitor comments any more than 100%. I got mine Saturday... There are now two monitor categories.

  1. ASUS ROG Swift
  2. Everything else.
  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build similar to what i'm thinking of building but on a much higher budget. +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for serving our country! Hows that asus monitor working for ya? Awesome build! +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You! And I love this monitor. Looks amazing and 144hz is just amazing.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

7/10 Stickers ruined this build for me, besides that +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Same. What a buzz kill

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Great PC and thanks for serving, I have a lot of friends that are out serving.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

are you planning to get an amp

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

You sound a lot like someone I talked with about building a computer for them. Are you from Kentucky?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build. I am sure it eats up any games you throw at it. The fans you used look great in the case. Nice Touch.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Dual 980's... I'll make you a ham sandwich every day for the rest of my life if you let me have it :D

How is that cooler working for you? I was thinking about getting one but I'm not even sure it would fit in my mid size case. How much better is it than a $50 1 fan cooler?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Badass system. Have you OCd yet? The only thing I am curious about now is whether or not you got one of the "good" chips for OCing or an average or below average chip.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not worked with overclocking yet. To be honest I will be doing a little research first :P. But I will let you know.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, with great parts selection. The reason you get a vote is because you have the same desktop background as myself haha.

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the Wild Turkey 101

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Thought that would be a nice touch.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Clean build!! +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

on the OS, there is no windows 9, never will be. They are going straight to windows 10, have it on my laptop right now, i love it haha. Otherwise great build.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you have it already?

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

you spend $800 on a non-4K monitor when you could have gotten a 4K monitor for $500 from BenQ

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is pretty similar to mine, also a post-deployment build. Looks pretty good though, that case LED is sweet. 980's with that monitor changed my life lol. You can check out my description for overclocking info if you'd like.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The LUX LED's are a really nice touch for the price of the case.They are RBG and really high quality,the only thing I read that people complain about is you can not pick the shades of color to match say your GPU's green.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Just BEAUTIFUL +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great, Enjoy the system. +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like your build I do not think you went over board if you have the money to spend for the "Top Tier" performance. I believe you could of gone with 1600 CL/CAS 7 Trident X which is actually a bit faster than the 2400 with moving information back and forth you may of saved 20 dollars. Other than that I love seeing 2 980's. Most people will get 2 970's as there really is not any software that will take full advantage of the 980's at this time even in 4K.I love Phanteks Cases,I am getting ready to build and am going to use the Pro. +1 on the build

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

All I needed to see was that Jameson to be satisfied. +1 bro

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a ton for your service, I appreciate it immensely.

Great build, I own a Luxe too, amazing case. Great job. +1

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the Enthoo Pro. My absolute favorite case.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Went a little overkill on the PSU but I did the samething so I don't blame you. Though it is overkill it means you won't have to buy another one and it will not be under as much load

Enjoy your build :D

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess it is very subjective but you said you regretted not getting the corsair 750! While the 750 is a nice case I think you made the right choice the luxe is amazing looks room mod ability dust filters the enthoo line has it all. Great build for a first timer or for a seasoned vet this is a very sick machine!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that monitor g-sync? If so how do you like it? I have a 970 and I've been thinking about getting one

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it is G-Sync. And I love it!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

appreciate your service, even though I am canadian. love murica, and especially the people that protect it. canada and usa share a different bond lol

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

This kids its the perfect example of a great first build...

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I clicked for the nice rig... then I stayed cuz of the booze.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the build and thank you for your service!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your service! I have a very similar setup in transit to me right now :) albeit with one GPU for now. How did you set up your H100i, Intake, Exhaust?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build (I'll admit a little jealous inside) but I just can't get over how you didn't stick to one colour. Like blue gpu's red mobo/ram and green peripherals. But I guess if you like it that is all that really matters.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

First off I salute you for serving our country. Secondly EPIC build I'm going to eventually end up with something similar. +1 bro FYI the CPU cooler in my build can expand to full water loop. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Cibex/saved/RCWj4D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

My build is planning on using the same case with a GTX 970 (ya know... cuz budgets) but I want to ask how you are liking your case and graphics card.

Is it awesome or do you now wish you took things in a different direction?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question. When i created a build similar to this using the exact same CPU and RAM it gave me a warning that the CPU couldn't handle the voltage of the RAM. Did you ignore this warning or did you figure out a way to make it work?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

hey awesome build, i have a few question though, as i am getting my own build with a similar setup, one is the psu holding up pretty well with the 2 gpu's and are the hdd's decent compared to seagates barracuda series.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

First off, MURICA. Second off that monitor alone deserves a +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your service.

Also thats a sweet build!

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  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

Air Force. But pretty much the same concept. Thanks!

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