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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue JadedAce's Avatar
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    Geekout My New Rig is complete

    I have always wanted to build my own system. After many hours on YouTube, Newegg, and Amazon I was able to build my own rig for far less than the price of a complete pre-built system. I ordered a few components at a time depending on sales and discounted items.
    It took a fewmonths to buy all the components and several days for a noob builder like myself to painstakingly construct my new weapon of choice. It is not an SLI setup, but the GTX Matrix handles everything as the primary card.

    If you are planning on building a rig, I did notice that components that were a few months older are discounted an the price/performance is drastically lower than purchasing the newest, most advanced items. I decided to go with the Z87 platform, because it is still a very strong
    and reasonably priced platform vs. X99 and newer. Triple SLI configurations and Top tier CPUs are nice, but you can get excellent value if you do your research. For instance, a top tier GPU might cost up to 30% more for maybe 1-8% fps gain. I did splurge on a few components
    since I believe in buying nice, or buying twice. If you plan on building your own rig, do it! It is so rewarding in more ways than one!

    RIG stats
    NZXT H440 Case
    Corsair H105 liquid cooler
    Asus Maximus VII Formula Motherboard
    Intel Core i7-4790K Devils Canyon CPU overclocked to 4.4GHz
    RAM - 4 x Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) CAS 9 2133
    Boot drive 500 GB Samsung EVO Pro SSD
    Storage 2TB Hitachi 7200RPM HD
    GPU 1 3 GB 1 ASUS Matrix GTX 980
    GPU 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 780 ACX FTW
    PSU 1000 w EVGA SuperNova P2
    LG Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor (Dell 2560x1080 in pic) new pmm
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    Nice ....

    I will give you my adres so you can send it to me ......:)




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    Nice build you got there! 10/10

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    I took an IQ test and the results were negative Schtreusel's Avatar
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    Nice one !
    But what was the price ?

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    Criminal Lawyer is a redundancy Milky's Avatar
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    Very nice o_O, I'm jelly~

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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue JadedAce's Avatar
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    I divided the components over a period of about 8 months. I would venture to say it was around $2200 for the tower and components.

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    I'll take your old one if its not in use :-D lol

    "sent from a macbook pro" :( lolololol
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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue AOD Member AOD_ViolentRanger's Avatar
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    Congratulations. Looks good.

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    Looks beautiful, love the red theme to it
    V/R
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    I get enough exercise just pushing my luck AOD Member AOD_Nakbula's Avatar
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    Jelly
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    If you're running those two cards in SLI the 980 is down-clocking to the 780. Just wanted you to know you're getting a 780 SLI performance range.

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    Oops. My brain just hit a bad sector
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    nice!

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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue JadedAce's Avatar
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    No SLI. 780 is dedicated physics card. I also use the 780 for my WACOM graphics tablets. I thought about getting SLI 980s, but I honestly don't need it. The single 980 handles everything I use it for.

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    Keep honking. I'm reloading FinnaOne's Avatar
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    I use the LG ultrawide curved 34"! It changes EVERYTHING!


 

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