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Need Guidance Building Gaming PC

by bossman1596 / September 27, 2014 3:27 PM PDT

Hi Everyone,
I have been saving up for years to buy a really awesome pc and I wanted to know what your opinions are on some of the options that I've chosen and what ideas you may have to better improve the system. I've spent weeks sorting through what I should put into it and this is what I've come up with so far;

Ram:
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (4GBx4) DDR4 2400 MT/s

Optical Drive:
ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS 12X Blu-ray Internal Burner Drive with Disc Encryption

Case: Cooler Master HAF X - Full Tower Computer Case with High Airflow Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

CPU:
Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor

MotherBoard:
ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME, Extended ATX x99 Motherboard , LGA 2011-V3 Socket, DDR4 3300Mhz+(OC)

CPU Cooler:
Noctua NH-D15 (Will be playing for long hours on 4k graphics, but I don't want to get water cooled system for fear of leakage or evapouration)

Hardrives:
2 x Western Digital 4 TB Green SATA III 5400 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM (Storage)
1 x Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 120 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch (For OS)
1 x ASUS ROG RAIDR Express PCI-E 240GB PCIe 2.0 x 2 MLC Internal Solid State Drive

GPU:
2 x GTX 980 Geforce OC

Power Supply:
SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V SLI 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply (This might be overkill, but Im not sure)

Monitor:
Samsung 28-Inch Ultra High Definition LED Monitor

I will appreciate any advice you guys can give me.

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That's nice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2014 2:16 AM PDT

But be sure that whoever builds this has a deep background in such work as well as installed Windows and drivers and apps (that's new to some!) or you'll repeat the same old lessons as before.

Frankly any dual and triple GPU card systems are deemed unsupportable in my view. You find yourself in an area of no or slim support.
Bob

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Currently a single card...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2014 2:46 AM PDT
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GTX 980 and SSD
by bossman1596 / September 29, 2014 12:45 PM PDT

Thanks for your answer.
I have 2 separate SSD's as one is soley for the OS and the other is for games and other program installing whilst the 2 x 4TB HDD's are solely for storage.
I have hope that due to the recent release of GTX 980 (Like within the last 2 weeks), it will have very good driver support for both single and dual SLI drivers.

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I never found the latest release to be a good idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2014 12:44 AM PDT
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I wait for reports unless I'm OK with crashes and figuring out what's up. You have one bleeding edge setup. Good to read your support is that good.
Bob

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Gaming
by Bob__B / September 29, 2014 2:11 AM PDT

Your building a complex and expensive rig.

It's your bucks so......your call.

The more complex you make the machine the greater the chance it will become a nightmare trying to get all the stuff to play nice together.......your call.

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Expensive OFC
by bossman1596 / September 29, 2014 12:58 PM PDT
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Hi There,

I have been saving up for this rig for the passed 5 years of my life.
I have actually amassed roughly about $10,034.00 altogether by sacrificing certain pleasures like video games for my xbox 360.... a new xbox 360 (since the one I had got the red ring and I had to look up several youtube videos on how to fix it,)...Clubbing and partying...Alcohol...A new Desktop (As mine broke down about 7 years ago)...Sleep (as now I'm on call for business projects that require immediate attention on the other side of the world, which means that when I'm sleeping they're working and vice versa)....A new phone (I still use a black berry curve which is great in my opinion but still it was about time for an upgrade...about 5 years ago >_>)... And quite a few others which I'd rather not say.
So yeah....I think I kind of want to splurge about $5500 on a desktop that could last me about 5 years before I have to get another one Silly

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