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DeSade
26-04-2016, 11:06 PM
ASUS X99-E WS/USB3.1 Intel X99 DDR4 LGA2011WorkStation Motherboard
Intel Haswell-E Core i7 5960X 8 Core 16 Threads 3.0Ghz 20M Cache LGA2011
Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 (2 Kits)
Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD (MZ-V5P256BW)
Seagate SSHD ST4000DX001 4TB 64MB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA3 (x3)
LG GH24NSD1 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM
EVGA GeForce GTX980TI Superclocked+ ACX2.0+ 6GB GDDR5 PCI-E3.0 w/Backplate (06G-P4-4995-KR) (X2)
Corsair AX Series AX1500i Digital 1500W Modular Power Supply 80Plus Titanium
CableMod C-Series Sleeved Cable Set for Corsair AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit - Green
CableMod SATAIII Cable 30CM - Green (x3)
SilverStone Raven Series RV01B-W-USB3.0 Full Tower Case Black w/Window
EKWB Custom Water Cooling Loop

psycik
27-04-2016, 09:04 AM
ASUS X99-E WS/USB3.1 Intel X99 DDR4 LGA2011WorkStation Motherboard
Intel Haswell-E Core i7 5960X 8 Core 16 Threads 3.0Ghz 20M Cache LGA2011
Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 (2 Kits)
Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD (MZ-V5P256BW)
Seagate SSHD ST4000DX001 4TB 64MB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA3 (x3)
LG GH24NSD1 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM
EVGA GeForce GTX980TI Superclocked+ ACX2.0+ 6GB GDDR5 PCI-E3.0 w/Backplate (06G-P4-4995-KR) (X2)
Corsair AX Series AX1500i Digital 1500W Modular Power Supply 80Plus Titanium
CableMod C-Series Sleeved Cable Set for Corsair AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit - Green
CableMod SATAIII Cable 30CM - Green (x3)
SilverStone Raven Series RV01B-W-USB3.0 Full Tower Case Black w/Window
EKWB Custom Water Cooling Loop


So what do you do with it that it needs to be so big? Gaming? Media? General usage?

I don't have a lot of CPU (AMD A10), but my system has 32gb RAM and 3 x 3TB 1 x 4TB and 2x 2TB drives. It's used as a virtual host to 3 constant machines, and up to 4 others I can start as needed. It's also a centralised backup server and plex media server primarily.

https://flic.kr/p/Gd2wBY

pctek
27-04-2016, 09:06 AM
So what do you do with it that it needs to be so big? Gaming?

Probably.

It's not big anyway...big as in what? My case is bigger.....specs of CPU, GPU etc? Fairly standard for a decent gaming machine.

psycik
27-04-2016, 09:28 AM
Probably.

It's not big anyway...big as in what? My case is bigger.....specs of CPU, GPU etc? Fairly standard for a decent gaming machine.

I dunno:
Intel Haswell-E Core i7 5960X 8 Core 16 Threads 3.0Ghz 20M Cache LGA2011
Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 (2 Kits)
Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD (MZ-V5P256BW)

Seems pretty geared up for performance (m2 vs sata ssd), largish PSU. Couldn't comment on the GPU as I haven't followed their model numbers for years.

DeSade
27-04-2016, 11:02 AM
Its a future proof machine in-case I decide I want to get into VR or 4k
I am unsure where this tech is going so I don't know yet, I have covered my bases.

KarameaDave
27-04-2016, 11:06 AM
:droolNice

dugimodo
27-04-2016, 04:41 PM
Nice. The CPU seems overkill but maybe that's the point :devil There is no future proofing though, only building the best PC available now for your budget. It might last for years and still be awesome or it might be obsolete inside 3 years (with those specs 2 is unlikely :))

That PSU would probably run 3 of those graphics cards. If I had the money I might build something that over the top as well, as it is I felt the 6700K I opted for was excessive. I have a 980, but if the 970 or 980Ti existed at the time I would probably have gone one way or the other as the 980 is a bit too close in performance to the 970 and in price to the Ti.

Personally if spending that kind of cash I would have gone for a larger SSD rather than that admittedly awesomely fast one. I have a 512GB M.2 850 evo as my C: drive and a 2.5" crucial 512GB SSD as my D: drive and all my games are installed on them.

I only use mechanical drives for media storage :)

DeSade
27-04-2016, 05:10 PM
I thought about the larger SSD but bottom line is I don't need it, I don't install anything to C unless I have too.
And while it doesn't look like I had a budget, it would have blown the budget going for the larger one.

This machine will suit me for a couple of years, the next upgrade will be two of the Pascal Graphics Cards when they are at least a couple of generations in.
You are right about the PSU it is overkill but with Corsair realigning their models it was either that or a 800W one which was not enough overhead and I am not even sure it would have been enough.

I also had a 980 but I decided to sell it rather than add it to this build. Pascal is not close enough to make a difference to my decisions and I wanted a couple of Ti's to last a few years