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Welp, massive updates. Went with two of the GTX 980 K|ngp|n Edition Cards, bought them from Newegg. Great cards, absolute fantastic overclockers,





i also got an ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 144hz 1440p 1ms G-Sync monitor. (will provide pics of that soon wink.gif)



But i'm selling my two the GTX 980 Kingpin cards as i'm greedy and had my eyes set on something else.


I present to you my final GPU choice










The 2nd GTX TITAN X will come in a couple days, along with some other things from performance-pcs hopefully.
 
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Windows 8.1 ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27" 1440p 144hz G-Sync ASUS VG23AH 23.5" Passive 3d 1080p 60hz  Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament Edition 
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EVGA Supernova G2 1000 Caselabs SMA8 -XXL Window, Ventilated sides/t... Razer Ouroboros Norman Rockwell collection series print Mousepad 
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post #32 of 37
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Well, sorry for the lack of updates, my PC is up and running but my damn camera died out on me so I can't take pics of it. I've got everything working here, but i'm gonna be making a new upgrade here soon. Since i'm taking Game Design classes i'm wanting to get into X99 for the extra cores, cache, better architecture etc.. for the possible 3d modeling, rendering, editing etc.. workstation programs i'll probably be doing in these courses. So....my plan is this


Current Rig -

I7 4820K @ 4.5Ghz 24/7 stable (4.8ghz max so far, haven't pushed it too much yet though)
Rampage IV Black Edition X79 motherboard
2 x SLI GTX TITAN X 12GB
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 1866mhz C9 RAM (4x4gb quad channel)
EVGA Supernova G2 1000w PSU
Caselabs SMA8 Supertower case (black, XXL Window)
Nvidia Claw Logo LED SLI Bridge (2 way)

XSPC EX 480mm Radiator
EK XTC 420mm Radiator
Black Ice GTX 360mm Radiator
2 x EK-FC TITAN X CSQ Waterblocks
2 x EK-FC TITAN X Backplates (black)
EK Dual Parallel CSQ Bridge
EK X3 250mm Cylinder Reservoir
4 x Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition PWM 120mm 1450rpm fans
1 x NZXT 200m 800rpm Fan



And my upgrade plan is to sell my Rampage IV Black Edition, 4820K, and my Dominator Platinum DDR3 RAM and get

ASUS X99 Sabertooth Motherboard
I7 5820K 6 core CPU
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 2666mhz (or 3000mhz possibly) C15 RAM kit
 
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i7 5960X ASUS Rampage V Extreme MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666mhz DDR4 C15 
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PNY CS2211 MLC SATA III SSD WD Blue 500GB 7200rpm Writemaster DVD/CD +/- RW EK Supremacy EVO 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Mayhem's Pastel Ice White Coolant Coollaboratory Liquid Copper TIM XSPC EX480mm Radiator Black Ice GTX 360mm Radiator 
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EK XTC 420mm Radiator Swiftech MCP655-B 12v Pump EK RES X3 250 Reservoir Bitspower/EK 3/8" x 1/2" Compression fitting 
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Windows 8.1 ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27" 1440p 144hz G-Sync ASUS VG23AH 23.5" Passive 3d 1080p 60hz  Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova G2 1000 Caselabs SMA8 -XXL Window, Ventilated sides/t... Razer Ouroboros Norman Rockwell collection series print Mousepad 
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Mayhem's Pastel Ice White Coolant Coollaboratory Liquid Copper TIM XSPC EX480mm Radiator Black Ice GTX 360mm Radiator 
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EK XTC 420mm Radiator Swiftech MCP655-B 12v Pump EK RES X3 250 Reservoir Bitspower/EK 3/8" x 1/2" Compression fitting 
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Windows 8.1 ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27" 1440p 144hz G-Sync ASUS VG23AH 23.5" Passive 3d 1080p 60hz  Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament Edition 
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EVGA Supernova G2 1000 Caselabs SMA8 -XXL Window, Ventilated sides/t... Razer Ouroboros Norman Rockwell collection series print Mousepad 
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post #33 of 37
Can't tell if you're using a potato to take pictures or a camera wink.gif

Jokes aside, why not go for an i7 4390k instead of X99? If you only plan on upgrading to a 6 core on X99, there is no need to. The performance difference is very small.

-Jeffinslaw
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post #34 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffinslaw View Post

Can't tell if you're using a potato to take pictures or a camera wink.gif

Jokes aside, why not go for an i7 4390k instead of X99? If you only plan on upgrading to a 6 core on X99, there is no need to. The performance difference is very small.

-Jeffinslaw


I know -___- all i had was a cheap laptop webcam that came on my 3-4 year old $500 Acer laptop, for some reason the drivers or something just refuse to work no matter how many times i re-install, clean install etc.. it's doing a thing where it just shows "uknown USB device" where the camera should be in my device manager. And since i've spent so much on this rig and still haven't even finished i can't really afford a camera right now. I'm gonna try to at least use my 3ds camera or something to get SOME kind of pics up, but i don't even have an SD card adapter for my pc either so....


And about the X99 deal, the 4930K didn't seem like much of an upgrade to me, i mean yeah it has 6 cores, but it's still Ivy Bridge-E so it doesn't have the ~10% IPC increase that haswell brings, and i also gain things like DDR4, M.2 support, USB 3.1, NVME, OC Socket etc.. as well as more cache on the CPU and i won't be stuck on a platform that's becoming obsolete (X79), even though the Rampage IV Black is much newer and better than the 1-2 year older X79 boards like the EVGA Dark or the Rampage IV Extreme etc.. the CPU and chipset is, and i wouldn't have anywhere to update except the 4930K/4960X, which isn't much of a jump. I figured if i went X99 i'll be more up to date with the platform, i'll have the technological updates of the DDR4, M.2, USB 3.1 etc.. like i mentioned, and most likely the new Broadwell-E or Skylake-E or whatever comes next will still be on the same 2011-3 Socket for X99 so i can keep the motherboard when upgrading. And even if it doesn't i can always move to Z170 for the Skylake 6700K 1151 setup which will use DDR4, allowing me to keep my RAM, or possibly wait for Cannonlake which i assume would be Z180.

I'm also contemplating getting a 5960X 8 Core CPU if i can afford it too.

Can't really decide on the motherboard though, i'm just SO torn between the X99 Sabertooth and the Rampage V Extreme. If i go for the 5960X which i'm leaning towards anyway, the Rampage V would probably allow slightly better overclocking, or at least "easier" overclocking with the OC Panel since i'm used to it on the RIV Black, and it has alot of gaming features that are real cool etc.. and just looks real nice too.

Then the Sabertooth has an equally interesting design with the very nice dust covers for the PCI slots, SATA ports, USB/audio etc.. ports and even dust cover for unused RAM slots etc.. and it has the nice military style "thermal armor" that the TUF Sabertooth boards are famous for, which also includes a backplate to protect the board from warping/bending or getting scratched on standoffs during installation. And i really do like the look and better cooling that the little Sabertooth fan that installs on the northbridge gives you. Have you tried either of these boards? Any opinion on them? I just can't seem to decide lol. They both look good with the dominator platinum DDR4 i'll be getting, both have their own nice features, tough decision...
 
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i7 5960X ASUS Rampage V Extreme MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666mhz DDR4 C15 
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Mayhem's Pastel Ice White Coolant Coollaboratory Liquid Copper TIM XSPC EX480mm Radiator Black Ice GTX 360mm Radiator 
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EK XTC 420mm Radiator Swiftech MCP655-B 12v Pump EK RES X3 250 Reservoir Bitspower/EK 3/8" x 1/2" Compression fitting 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27" 1440p 144hz G-Sync ASUS VG23AH 23.5" Passive 3d 1080p 60hz  Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament Edition 
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EVGA Supernova G2 1000 Caselabs SMA8 -XXL Window, Ventilated sides/t... Razer Ouroboros Norman Rockwell collection series print Mousepad 
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Mayhem's Pastel Ice White Coolant Coollaboratory Liquid Copper TIM XSPC EX480mm Radiator Black Ice GTX 360mm Radiator 
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EK XTC 420mm Radiator Swiftech MCP655-B 12v Pump EK RES X3 250 Reservoir Bitspower/EK 3/8" x 1/2" Compression fitting 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27" 1440p 144hz G-Sync ASUS VG23AH 23.5" Passive 3d 1080p 60hz  Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova G2 1000 Caselabs SMA8 -XXL Window, Ventilated sides/t... Razer Ouroboros Norman Rockwell collection series print Mousepad 
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Have you received your sma8 yet? I ordered mine on the 24th of june
    
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Looking for Updates on the Build biggrin.gif:D
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Great looking build, but man you have to get something that takes nicer pictures than that, those look like they've been taken with a potato tongue.gif.
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