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The third rendition of my ever-ongoing quest to achieve something purely overkill. (parts one, and two) I've probably long since passed that point, but I digress.

Feast your eyes on the machine that runs on the tears and blood of console peasants! Now with actual* tears!
not actually actual

This version of the Blood Machine contains all new CPU! The 6850k is definitely more overkill than I need for the games I play, but I tend to run tons of stuff, and on the rare occasion stream my Audioshield gaming sessions. And occasionally a game server or two for me and some friends, so it helps.

All new RAM to go with it! Definitely too fast for your standard game, and as many know, ram speed means jack when it comes to decent gaming. 1866/2133 is more than you'll ever really need. Probably. BUT, I did mention game servers up there a bit, and there these babies help a LOT. Ever try a Minecraft server on not-so-fast ram? When you play as hard as I do, the game gets WAY slow. This helps a lot (if I ever get around to making another server).

And of course, all new Motherboard! She's a beaut, and I needed her specifically for my color scheme and CPU requirements. So far runs like a dream (until you try to restart the comp, then all hell breaks loose... don't let any of the IT guys know that I haven't restarted it in weeks..).

And why bother with the extreme upgrades if you're not going extreme with the countermeasures?? My new CPU cooler helps a lot with that! Sure, it's an AIO, but we all got to start somewhere, right? And I'd be scared-s**tless to try a full loop just yet. I need experience screwing up someone else's build first. Right, moving on!

Another upgrade comes in the form of a second GPU! Why have all those CPU lanes if I'm not using them? Well, now I am! GTX1080 in SLI is a glorious thing, making my gaming and gaming on the HTC Vive all that much more fun. I haven't got around to OC'ing them yet, and I'm not certain I'm going to at this time. Temps do get up there on a hardcore push, 83C on my second card.

I also got my fourth monitor back! Finally. I do love it, and Wallpaper Engine gave me a great use for it when I'm not using some game wiki open on it. I am considering splurging for that PG348Q, but there's a good chance it won't fit with my current setup. Might have to make some major adjustments to my desk's macguyver'd addition.

I have had some bizarre issues with this PC, such as the Vive not working if I have the 4th monitor in use (something about DVI and SteamVR compositor not being compatible...when the Vive is on the HDMI port. :/ weird), but otherwise I am quite proud of my latest rendition of the Blood Machine.

And yeah, I know the fans are dirty. Cleaning fans are hard. :(

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  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Do you have enough... everything? Lol +1 for being absolutely absurd.

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

NEVER ENOUGH EVERYTHING!

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

I am a rather simple person, so i will just say i like it, i love overkill.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build! You think you could tell me some of the benchmarks?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Here's Timespy and Firestrike Extreme benches:
TS: http://www.3dmark.com/spy/1249612
FS: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/18118983?

Overall, I'd say pretty damn good. :D

First time I've ever seen Firestrike Extreme do the combined test and it wasn't a total choppy mess. Never dipped below 30fps, so I'd say win.

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

Since you seem like an amazing builder could you recommend anything? Do you have steam so we can potentially chat about it?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Recommend in what way? When it comes to builds, there's a lot of things that one needs to know to recommend a good product. What's the build for, what's the budget?

I gots to know to gets the good know. /s

Seriously though, the more I know about what you're trying to do, the better the recommendation I can give.

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm looking to build a computer round about $1300 USD. I'm looking to play games like CS:GO and Overwatch. Now with Overwatch I want to be able to run high textures.

Tell me if there is anything else you may need to know :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say i5 and a 1080 with that budget. The 6600k should do you fine.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Blood Machine: Liquification

Now you just need to put some blood into those GPUs.. :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm waiting to see how EVGA's modular liquid system works out. If it does well, and holds up for the long run, I'll probably go that route.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds Great!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

amazing build, my only change would probably be getting the MSI Gaming X gpu's, purely to match the build theme. looks freakin sick

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Price of those is pretty high compared, and EVGA's RMA policies are superior.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

"Not actually actual" +1 for not giving a crap about grammar.

And DAHHNNGG that's a nice build! What water cooling system is that ekwb?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Check my list on the left. I do have the aio system listed there.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh, that's AIO? I thought that was just a part of the system but on looking further I see it's only the CPU

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I"m assuming you have the 2nd vid card in the other x16 pcie slot? If yes, what size sli bridge is that? I'm planning on a similar build and I think you need the 4 space bridge. Is that right?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

All the pcie slots for this motherboard are x16, so yes. The SLI bridge is the HB Bridge from nvidia, you can find it on their website store. And no, there are 2-, 3-, and 4-space variants to fit your motherboard type. Make sure that you select the correct one, as it's a $50~ piece.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep they are but the manual recommends for sli to use slot 1 and 3 which I believe is what you did. I was just curious what size bridge that required. I plan on going with the same board and wanted to be sure to buy the right bridge.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Bridge size of 4, iirc, direct from nvidia's website.

That being said, their site has an image showing you what fits what, so go with that.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy $$$$$$$$$$HIT

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

What stand did you use to hold the 21.5 in Asus monitors on the side

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Using the XFX Tristand for the three monitors in a row.

  • 31 months ago
  • 0 points

Hey Matakor, I'm going to be building my first PC sometime around September (when I'll have enough money) and I was wondering if you could check out my build and give me a few recommendations? Thanks in advance! https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Ajulalex/saved/

P.S. Your build is freaking awesome!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there are better cases also what's ur budget

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

My budget is roughly 1500 $ with tax included. Any recommendations are appreciated :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay I would recommend this build but get an extra 8 gb and better graphics card

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Extra 8 gb of what? I was thinkin of getting the 1070 when the graphics cards prices go down.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend checking out AMD's cpus actually. Ryzen 5 would be a great option for you.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I was considering the 1600x but im not sure if I want to lose in-game performance (i5 7600k vs 1600x).

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see why you'd lose performance. the 1600x is a great option, and you can still overclock the snot out of it.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks! Other than processors do you have any recommendations/improvements?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Besides the memory, I'd say you're good. For the memory, you should look into corsair or g.skill. For a little bit more budget option kingston isn't terrible, but be careful with any 'cheap' ram. That will corner you quick and you will never find anything actually pointing at the ram as being 'wrong'.

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