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This is my first "full" build, previously i'v always bought my friends used PC and upgraded what I could.
I'v always seen and had the Black/Red theme going so that was something else I wanted to do different.

The parts listed is what I have ordered, as they come in ill update as well as the actual build.


Case- Corsair graphite 760T white edition
- Gives me plenty of options for case cooling
-the HD bays i thought were nice cables coming through the back to hide all the cables
-huge window was a big plus for me at the sacrifice of some rigidity
-option to mount multiple close loop liquid coolers
-predominant white interior

MotherBoard- Asus Sabertooth Mark S limited Z97
- This is going to great with my white theme, as well as give me the features that I was interested in.

CPU- Intel I7 4790K

GPU- x2 GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 gaming editions
- Other option was the galax HOF if i wanted all white, but i feel the black GPUs will give good contrast and split up all of the white
-Could paint the aluminum black parts in the future if i wanted to go white
- I also like how long and narrow these cards are built to fill some of this full tower

Power Supply- NZXT full modular 80+ gold 850W
-white

CPU Cooler- Corsair h110 Extreme
-Will be configured to "push/pull" setup
-all matching upgraded corsair 140mm fans
-top mounted

Ram- Corsair vengeance low profile series
-white
-L9 1600

Drives-Western digital 500gb, 250gb, 250gb and 1 samsung SSD
-recycling from my old PC opted to save money now and buy bigger and less later on

OTHER
4 pin fan splitters
NZXT hue rgb kit
corsair performance fans for the case
UV cathodes
Logitech Z623 2.1


As i receive some of this ill be taking pictures and posting to share with you guys.
Please give any feedback, constructive criticism is appreciated, as this is my first full build.
post #2 of 9
Sounds Awesome! That's kind of how I was for a while. I just stole extra parts and got what I could cheap. My first computer I paid for was $25, a HT P4 lol. Some HP minitower. Once you build you never go back biggrin.gif

My thoughts:
Liquid looks better than air. I like the H110 choice
You will never want a HDD again after that SSD (if you haven't had one already)
I agree, too many Red/Black ROG builds. The white will be nice
That case is gorgeous.
I like the SLI GTX 970's. Planning on higher resolutions?
You got the SP series not the AF series fans for the radiator right? The AF have sleeve bearings and lower static pressure so they aren't radiator optimized. I love how clean Corsair fans look. Oh careful running too many off of one mobo header. A lot are rated at 1 amp, your board may be different. When I say too many, I mean like, more than 5. You're probably fine.

I am excited to see this. thumb.gif
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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Saiyamoto View Post

Sounds Awesome! That's kind of how I was for a while. I just stole extra parts and got what I could cheap. My first computer I paid for was $25, a HT P4 lol. Some HP minitower. Once you build you never go back biggrin.gif

My thoughts:
Liquid looks better than air. I like the H110 choice
You will never want a HDD again after that SSD (if you haven't had one already)
I agree, too many Red/Black ROG builds. The white will be nice
That case is gorgeous.
I like the SLI GTX 970's. Planning on higher resolutions?
You got the SP series not the AF series fans for the radiator right? The AF have sleeve bearings and lower static pressure so they aren't radiator optimized. I love how clean Corsair fans look. Oh careful running too many off of one mobo header. A lot are rated at 1 amp, your board may be different. When I say too many, I mean like, more than 5. You're probably fine.

I am excited to see this. thumb.gif

The computer is now built. Currently at work and am blocked from all IMG sharing so unfortunately I cant upload any pictures. I will tonight though once I get some better quality ones.

Yes I bought SP 140 fans for the RAD and they do work! However i find them a bit noisier than the corsair AF series fans.
Currently I do not plan on higher resolutions, 1080P is doing fine for me. I went ahead and bought a Asus 144hz 1ms monitor because i quickly realized I was limiting its potential big time using my old 60hz monitor. I plan to buy 2 more monitors like my new one for a 3 way surround setup. Which brings me to my next questions which ill post separate from this reply.

My fans I ran into a unforeseen problem. All my case fans took up all the slots for the built in case fan controller although i could use a splitter I want to keep my RAD fans at 100% at all times so this was a no go. I hooked my RAD fans to the mobo fan control ports since it had more than enough and am currently using that with asus's thermal radar. I think i may order a nice fan controller to hook the RAD fans too.
post #4 of 9
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So guys I have a few questions with my build.

Currently SLI 970s with a 4790k
Running a ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms 1080P
I'v done research on the following two questions and can not find a definitive answer. I'm new the whole SLI/Multi monitor gaming so this is a learning curve for me!

Question 1
If i purchase 2 more monitors like the one listed above is this a huge performance hit on the GPUs say for gaming on 3 monitors?
If so do you think SLI 970s would be able to keep up at a reasonable frame rate playing 1080 at higher settings in battle field, gta, ect. ect. ect.


Question 2
This is for future purpose as I do not plan to 3 way SLI right now.

My mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132414&cm_re=asus_mark_s-_-13-132-414-_-Product

If i wanted to go TRI SLI with 3 970s would this be possible on my mobo?
No plx
3rd pci is 2.0 x16 however it runs at x4

Would i benefit any from running that third card or would it hurt the performance of the other two cards all together?
does nvidia even support running in a slot @ x4

I do not plan to do this anytime soon, just something i was curious about for future.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by samuel6731 View Post

So guys I have a few questions with my build.

Currently SLI 970s with a 4790k
Running a ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms 1080P
I'v done research on the following two questions and can not find a definitive answer. I'm new the whole SLI/Multi monitor gaming so this is a learning curve for me!

Question 1
If i purchase 2 more monitors like the one listed above is this a huge performance hit on the GPUs say for gaming on 3 monitors?
If so do you think SLI 970s would be able to keep up at a reasonable frame rate playing 1080 at higher settings in battle field, gta, ect. ect. ect.


Question 2
This is for future purpose as I do not plan to 3 way SLI right now.

My mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132414&cm_re=asus_mark_s-_-13-132-414-_-Product

If i wanted to go TRI SLI with 3 970s would this be possible on my mobo?
No plx
3rd pci is 2.0 x16 however it runs at x4

Would i benefit any from running that third card or would it hurt the performance of the other two cards all together?
does nvidia even support running in a slot @ x4

I do not plan to do this anytime soon, just something i was curious about for future.

1. Yes it would indeed. A 1080p monitor means your resolutions is 1920 x 1080 = 2073600 pixels. So if there are that many pixels in a frame, and you are rendering 144 Frames/Second, that is 298598400 pixels. (I think I did that right. If not, somebody correct me.) 3x 1080p = 6220800 pixes, exactly triple (logically, since there are two more screens). At 144 FPS, that is 895795200 pixels/second.
Basically it's a lot lol. Not as taxing as 4K, but definitely more so than just 1080p. I don't know if you can max those games with twin 970's, but you can definitely run them at reasonable framerates.
SLI 970 > Titan X benchmark wise, although not always as smooth.

2. Yeah you could I believe, but the limiting bandwidth would bottleneck the system. I would get a different board at that point.

Edit: You may find this useful: EVGA GTX 970 SSC SLI vs GTX Titan X vs R9 295x2
Edited by Saiyamoto - 5/5/15 at 4:59pm
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post #6 of 9
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1. Yes it would indeed. A 1080p monitor means your resolutions is 1920 x 1080 = 2073600 pixels. So if there are that many pixels in a frame, and you are rendering 144 Frames/Second, that is 298598400 pixels. (I think I did that right. If not, somebody correct me.) 3x 1080p = 6220800 pixes, exactly triple (logically, since there are two more screens). At 144 FPS, that is 895795200 pixels/second.
Basically it's a lot lol. Not as taxing as 4K, but definitely more so than just 1080p. I don't know if you can max those games with twin 970's, but you can definitely run them at reasonable framerates.
SLI 970 > Titan X benchmark wise, although not always as smooth.

2. Yeah you could I believe, but the limiting bandwidth would bottleneck the system. I would get a different board at that point.

Edit: You may find this useful: EVGA GTX 970 SSC SLI vs GTX Titan X vs R9 295x2

Thanks for the informative response. I guess the decision to go 3 monitors will be based upon if I truly care about 144hz or not.
BF4 maxed settings runs perfect at 144 currently and honestly its amazing, but realizing now from what you said I highly highly doubt ill be able to play maxed settings @144hz on 3 monitors.
My options would be turn the settings down for 144hz, or accept a frame rate lose for the better quality graphics.


Yep, I dont want to spend another $300-$350 for a GPU and limit its ability.
I guess I would have to look into a "plx" supported mobo later on down the road if i decide on tri-SLI
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Few pictures!















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Lookin good! Got a lot of white goin on in there lol. I'm curious as to why you mounted the PSU with the fan facing up? I mean it's fine to do that, just curious. Also:
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Kitteh is not amused. I think he wants you to take out all that packaging so he have the boxes biggrin.gif
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Lookin good! Got a lot of white goin on in there lol. I'm curious as to why you mounted the PSU with the fan facing up? I mean it's fine to do that, just curious. Also:

Kitteh is not amused. I think he wants you to take out all that packaging so he have the boxes biggrin.gif

Yep, I also plan to White carbon fiber wrap the backer board the mother board mounts too for a little more white.

Honestly, Did not really think when I mounted it. Although i am pretty pissed NZXT left those colored wires exposed.
I will be ordering white/black sleeved wires soon.

LOL kitteh, was having much more of a ball when we had all of the packaging still here. I live with 2 other room mates. We built all new PCs at the same time, so you could imagine what it looked like!
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