Upgraded from an old i7-950

Discussion in 'Tech & Specs & HARDWARE!' started by Wafflezzbutt, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Wafflezzbutt

    Wafflezzbutt




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    [bimg]http://i.imgur.com/CXV0ot5.jpg[/bimg]Whats this? New parts have appeared out of nowhere!


    [bimg]http://i.imgur.com/Mcvvoei.jpg[/bimg]Always Bench Test before full assembly!


    [bimg]http://i.imgur.com/jRr7YvG.jpg[/bimg]Temps look good


    [bimg]http://i.imgur.com/rOQmVVy.jpg[/bimg]My case is fully modular, which makes assembly really easy.


    [bimg]http://i.imgur.com/Xx5twWF.jpg[/bimg]Power supply slides in and out, and backplates make cable management easy.


    [bimg]http://i.imgur.com/db6VBTc.jpg[/bimg]Most Everything in place. Just need to install my SSDs.

    If you are like me and have way too many HDDs and have no room for all of your SSDs, then I highly recommend this:
    http://www.amazon.com/ORICO-AC325-4S-Aluminum-Converter-Mounting/dp/B005MICDX2/
    and this:
    http://www.amazon.com/ORICO-AC52535-1S-Aluminum-5-25-inch/dp/B005OJFASY/
    So you can mount 4 SSDs from a 5.25 (DVD drive) bay


    [bimg]http://i.imgur.com/ALb12o1.jpg[/bimg]All done. Needs more LED fans


    [bimg]http://i.imgur.com/oqhRdmw.jpg[/bimg] It works! Although it takes me another day to figure out why I can't get SLI AND my sound card to work at the same time. Apparently theres a known issue with x99 and Xonar Essence STX sound cards. Go figure. Weirdest thing is the fix, after boot put it into sleep mode, then take it out. Works.


    [bimg]http://i.imgur.com/LwXNbl1.jpg[/bimg]
    Full Specs:

    Intel Core i7 5820k
    ASRock X99 Extreme4
    16GB (4x4) Quad Channel DDR4
    2 x EVGA GTX460 in SLI (*Edit upgraded to 2 x EVGA GTX 970 SC edition in SLI)
    Asus Xonar Essence STX Sound Card
    No one fucking cares DVD drive whatever 15 dollars but I'm being thorough

    Monitors
    3 x Samsung 24'' 1080p Monitors in 4k Surroundview Array - Resolution: 3240x1920

    HDDs
    2 x 1TB 7200RPM HDD in Raid 1 for storage
    1 x 3TB 5400RPM HDD with my Plex Server's Library
    1 x 500GB 7200RPM HDD My old Windows 7 Install still on it

    SSDs
    2 x 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD in Raid 0 with Windows 8.1 PRO
    2 x 64GB Crucial C300 RealSSD, my old SSD raid. Has most of my Steam Library on it now

    Periphery
    Corsair K70 Cherry Red Mechanical Keyboard - I don't trust their memory, but their keyboards are fine as hell
    Logitch G700 13 button Mouse
    Sennheiser PC360 Gaming Headset



    I know, I know. You are probably saying "But Wafflezz! Why do the Japanese have such brown nipples, and aren't GeForce 400 series GPUs from like 2009? Get with the times!"

    I'm way ahead of you
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  2. Gyoin

    Gyoin Over Analystical Extreme Gambler




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    Those monitors. I don't know how I could handle that kind of setup.

    But still, very impressive.
     
  3. Milleuda

    Milleuda Mother Hen




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    I'm officially hot and bothered.

    Very nice!
     
  4. Daedalus312

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    That is going to be so nice to play smite on!! I'm really happy for you
     
  5. dainjre

    dainjre Generously Compensated Establishment Provocateur




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    Damn man, you went ham. Good job.
     
  6. Crake

    Crake ୧༼ಠ益ಠ༽୨ Stronk




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    make mine better
     
  7. Wafflezzbutt

    Wafflezzbutt




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    GyoinGyoin The bezels can be a pain, but its the best I can so until large single 4k displays become a thing. Once I went to 4k it was hard to go back to 1080p.
     
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