Description

After seven years of being an avid Apple fan boy, I made the switch back to PC with my very first build. I do client based photography, video editing, sound mixing, and heavy gaming, this machine will allow my workflow and games to move exponentially. I couldn't be happier with it and I have PCPartPicker and /BuildAPC to thank!

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Why only a 7950? Why not... QUAD 7970s?! :P

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The board would only support three 7970's without some sort of single slot cooling solution (water maybe?).

Which begs the question, why the 2011 platform if you're only running quad core with two sticks of ram and one graphics card? Planning for future expansion?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were to do that, I'd wait for the Ivy Bridge 2011 socket chips.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Im pretty sure that defeats the purpose of leaving room for future expansion, if you wait for Ivy Bridge-E to come out before going to socket 2011 that is not creating room for future expansion but instead limiting you as the socket will be dead. It is better to buy it now because you know it will be used again and will still be valid for the next year.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure I understand your post. He got the X79 board which features the 2011 socket.

The poster I was responding to asked why he went with the 2011.

He is getting the Sandy-bridge cpu because they haven't released the ivy-bridge version. The i7-3820 is the cheapest chip for the 2011 socket. So instead of having to buy a new mother board he can upgrade the chip in the future.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The post you responded to said, "why the 2011 platform if you're only running quad core with two sticks of ram and one graphics card? planning for future expansion?"

The way you worded your response led me to believe that, in this position, you would wait for Ivy bridge-E to come out before you bought a 2011 socket motherboard.

You didn't say that you would buy a cheaper Sandy Bridge-E, you said that you would wait for Ivy Bridge-E if you were planning on getting a 2011 board. You might have meant to say something else, but the message got a little boggled. It might have also not helped that my message was not the best conveyed either. I apologize for the confusion.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the Mobo cable to short to get behind the mobo tray through the cable gromets?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I tried to get it behind but just wasn't long enough, and I didn't have an extension on hand.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

that's what I figured the problem was, the case is a monster!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you choose to go with a $300 case? Not criticizing, just wondering

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

No offense taken. I choose a larger case for multiple reasons- one being just for sheer intimidation. Also ultimate air flow, ease of use, rating, etc.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Cause this $300 case is worth every penny, and is the monarch of full tower cases!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't like how you got a one 7950 and three monitors. It's always better to have more than one GPU in a multi-monitor build, and since you will be gaming, it'll be pushing less frames but that's just my input. Either way, it's still a nice build.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting build. Some parts overkill, some parts not.

Overkill on the Case, Mobo and CPU.

I like eyefinity setups. I have one and wouldn't trade it. Looks like you barely had room on your desk for the monitors.

Are you getting decent performance running this wirelessly? I usually make sure my primary PC is wired and laptops are wireless. Haven't had good performance gaming over wireless.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Should've gotten a cheaper case and a 7970/680!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

this rig runs on 2 channels, but you can double ram performance just by adding 2 extra sticks

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Question: How long have you been using the SSD and would you recommend it? p.s love your set up with the screens looks awesome!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you figured out how to raise your monitor's at all. I have one of these AOC's and I can seem to raise the stand..

  • 80 months ago
  • -1 points

Nice, but in my opinion the cables look ugly

  • 80 months ago
  • -1 points

I might get flamed for this, but...APPLE SUCKS!!! In all seriousness though welcome back and nice build.

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Flame, flame, flame, flame, flame.... :P People like apple for the scheer simplicity.