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High end gaming and work build. Bought the devils canyon i7 in anticipation of some heavy video editing, rendering and photoshop for my studies at school. GTX 980 means i can max out all my games in 1080P on my monitors still with great framerates. the liquid cooler and the nVidia GPU, coupled with the noise-isolating h440 and the corsair RM650 silent PSU ( which only has its fan on during heavy loads) allows me to leave my PC on in my room rendering or downloading/uploading overnight without keeping me awake. the SSD allows me to quickly launch my most commonly used programs and boot my PC quickly whilst the HDD allows me to keep all my 50GB games, my huge WAV and FLAC songs and files without any worry. 8GB of ram is more than enough for my gaming needs as long as i'm not multitasking. The soundcard hasn't been purchased yet but it will be a great match for my Beats Pros and my ATH M50x's, especially with those high-resolution audio files. Also the government is lousy with internet so we still don't have fibre-optic. a USB 2.0 is more than enough for the horrible ADSL2+ WLAN speeds. i'm currently making my first attempts at overclocking, with an eventual goal of 5GHz. All prices are set to what they were when i purchased those parts. This PC might be $200~ cheaper to buy right now than when i built it

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I am doing a similar build with my college PC budget of $2000 and i am using custom sleeved cables, razer green fans, razer peripherals, and the same mobo. +1 awesome build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build. I like the green theme. I just completed a green themed build myself (GreenX Nine Nine).

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice theme. +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you try the sound on that Sniper board?

I've always had a sound card (ASUS Xonar D1 currently) and I"m going to try and not use one on my next build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually fairly decent to be honest. Just play around with some equalizers

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i would say it's equivalent the the xonar D1, but something like an essence series card or a decent amp/dac would be better. You just need to keep in mind you need to find an op-amp that matches your tastes.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You are lucky to have this case, out of stock everywhere! +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yeah, i preordered it the day it was avaliable :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the same case like you now, but in a way I'm not expected. Check out my builds.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Razer H440.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build +1

Is it possible to change the colour of the light on that CPU cooler? On all NZXT's stock images it's blue but here it looks green?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

yes. you can change it. the LEDs are RGB on the x41 and x61

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It all sounded so nice until I read "Beats."

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

it was a gift lol :3 and i prefer the m50x's anyways XD

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thing that sucks is the motherboard you can do sli :(

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this build, although I did edit a few things (ram, mb, and gpu) and thats when I realized the price shown isnt correct. This build shows right under 1300$ which is very incorrect and misleading when in fact with pretty much any version of the 980 it will be around 500$ more, ending in almost 1800$. Very misleading. Otherwise, good build. I use a razor mouse but dont think that i would build my entire pc around it.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It is not misleading, the thing is that pcpartpicker is flawed. If they discontinue a product somewhere they remove the price from the part. That is why it says $1300 because if you look closely, some parts don't have a price next to them so the total is lower. It only counts the parts still for sale into the total

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

it's not misleading. Some parts are no-longer sold by the retailer i specified thus being removed from the pricelist. The list only adds up the prices it has thus showing a lower price however i have edited it to put in the prices i paid for the parts on Nov. 11 2014.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you using the case fans? How are they?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm using only the stock case fans that came with the PC and the Watercooler. i've been playing GTA and CSGO for the last 2 hours and my CPU and GPU temps are 37 and 50 degress respectively which is pretty good so the case fans are more than enough. They aren't very loud either. The loudest parts of my PC are the GPU fan and the pump for the watercooler and even then, it's just a small hum on 75% fan speed.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That is perfect, won't need to spend so much on the overpriced fans then. Thanks and nice build!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

cheers

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wanted to add, what specs are you getting on GTA?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

usually i get 60-100fps~ maxed out 1080p with 8x FXAA but with Vsync and MXAA off. GTA has memory leakage issues so i sometimes get stuttering but that has more to do with the RAM than GPU. 16GB ram wont make it better BTW, the leakage always takes up 99% memory. i clear my ram everytime this happens and it fixes itself though

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That is awesome, I hope that with a 980 Ti I'll get a bit more out of GTA heh. Bought the Kraken X61 just now and I'm just waiting for my GPU now.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

That's a sweet case even though I'm not a huge fan of razer! The green ground effects are freaking sweet!! Also love the fact that you found the last sniper board with the green layout(however that might hinder your upgrade path for when broadwell is finally released) all your parts are solid besides that damn soundcard( you could have bought a nice amp/dac combo or been well on your way to a standalone amp and standalone dac setup) just my opinion. Although for people who like sound cards I've heard that is a nice one! This build should kick some serious *** for awhile not mention it looks clean as hell! Plus 1

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

haven't bought the soundcard yet so i just might get an external amp/dac

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah, that's also why i decided to front mount the x41 so you could see as little pipe as possible

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

download the ISO online then copy to usb using rufus. google it online

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  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Yuck, a hater