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For our latest build video, we wanted to go a tad higher end.

Yes, I realize it is impractical. I realize an i7 is more than necessary for gaming. Or 32GB of RAM for that matter. Running at 2133...

Practicality was thrown out the window. Budget too.

An Intel Core i7-3960X paired with 3-way SLI GTX Titans provide an absurd amount of power for gaming and other tasks. For the case, NZXT kindly provided the new H630, which I can honestly say was a joy to work with.

Check out the build video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5b2XSxJJ1c

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  • 80 months ago
  • 177 points

Oh yeah? Well I'll have you know that I am the proud owner of TWO turtles.

  • 80 months ago
  • 39 points

I like turtles!

  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

who dosent?

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

LOL I never knew that... xD

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Whoa! Bro, 2 rich 4 me!

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  • 80 months ago
  • 126 points

Oh, how nice....

._.

Such builds always make the demon inside go : "Rob a bank, its pretty easy"

  • 80 months ago
  • 60 points

I'll trade you my boat for this?

  • 74 months ago
  • 28 points

I'll trade you my soul for this?

  • 80 months ago
  • 25 points

Sploosh...

  • 80 months ago
  • 16 points

does running this site really give you that much money to throw away on a super computer like this? I mean, it is absolutely incredible but why?

  • 80 months ago
  • 25 points

We don't actually intend to keep it put together, or use it as a daily driver. We're ramping up benchmarking again and hope to add in some new content related to performance analysis. Hopefully as we start rolling that out, it'll begin to make sense.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Hey Phillip, I have a question about the website.. for the mother board logo at the top what motherboard is that?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks to be either the Gigabyte Z87-OC or Gigabyte Z87-OC Force

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

it looks like it has armor on it. lol

  • 74 months ago
  • -2 points

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

thats the one he is using in the build.. >.>

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, the motherboard icon is actually an Asus Maximus VI Formula. You can identify it by its armor, and the "Crosschill" near the CPU socket

  • 80 months ago
  • 9 points

It would be epic to see this build totally water-cooled. (:-D)

But it does pretty sweet already. That CM is TIGHT!!!

Awesome!! +1

  • 77 months ago
  • 9 points

can it play 8 bit mario?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

no thats too graphics hungry XD

  • 80 months ago
  • 5 points

O_O I guess I will keep dreaming lol

  • 80 months ago
  • 5 points

I want to see those monitors!

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I saw a video of PCPP building it! The monitors were installed already though they were far apart.

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Hey Philip do you guys get sponsored by any companies? Or is this PC all from your wallet? I'd really like to know :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Why no custom loop?

  • 80 months ago
  • 5 points

We swap hardware quite a bit - for builds, benchmarking, etc. Because of that, a custom loop would have been highly impractical.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense. Did you give any thought to a test bench?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

We do have a test bench setup with a few open-frame cases. Those aren't nearly as exciting for build videos though. :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

You should've used the Swiftech h220, other than that, this is a beast! I wish I could afford that!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry if i am bothering you with this question, but why did you choose this
Motherboard? I am deeply interested. thanks in advance.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I just wanted to know if builds like this were made. I guess it's easier to find when you look out for pc companies. I like to see people just saying BYE BYE BUDGET! And just Do as they wish, building a pc without doing any sacrifices or compromises. I know you are modifying that pc, doing benchmarks and all but do you even play around with it? Do some crazy game loads with it having fun, not benchmarking or this is just a boring overkill computer? And I would also like to know do you write down the benchmarks? I am very curious on how performant that rig is. I am also disappointed to see you haven't entered any temps yet. Will you OverClock? If so, post some benchmarks of that and temps readings, I am really curious about that. Final word, I am no jealous of that build, I am jealous of your job, I wish I could do such thing. Ok for real, this is my final words: Site=Awesome, MCPP=awesome, MCPP community=awesome. I really got addicted to this kind of stuff.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

its not hard to that job...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably, but getting started and succeeding is probably the biggest part of the challenge.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

If only I had nine and a half thousand dollars...

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

jaw drops

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

8===D

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Would anyone or the OP builder tell me the fan intake and outtake setup please?

I am doing a new custom build with more and proper fan use/placement, so I am very interested.

Many Thanks :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, did you sleeve those cables yourself?

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Who made your cables and do they ship to the uk

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you and Ryan get that 8pin extension for that 8350 build, Philip?

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

We did!

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Yep! Check the blog post about the R4. We added the images in there and the completed cable management.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you used the Sentry Mix 2 fan controller. Would you recommend it? I have heard bad things about them but I love the looks of it vs other controllers. Oh also, EPIC BUILD AND EPIC SITE! =)

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad you like the site! So far I haven't had any issues with the Sentry Mix 2. It seems to be working great, but to be honest I haven't used it extensively yet.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of cable is used in this build? I'm definitely considering getting something like it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Custom cables from reddit user Jappetto

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow... This is just insane. Will be interested in seeing the benchmarks when they come out.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Those sticks of ram look amazing

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

one way to describe that cable management is ultimate!!! The build is at atomic level if everything was water cooled CPU, GPU's & RAM that would be nuclear.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The beauty...

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Epic, epic build here!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I wonder how much cheaper this will be a year later. :/

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably $1-2k cheaper, the RAM, GFX, and CPU will be the first to depreciate.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

incredible spec... o_O

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't care less about the hardware, but I REALLY want to upgrade my system to sleeved cables. =D

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I love halloween....

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

GA-GA-GAWD-LIKE!!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

i wanna see the full set up with those monitors!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

So sexy ! Amazing build, I envy you!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful... that's the only word that can describe it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be building a computer soon and would love to know how to get color matching cables for it. Does anyone know how to go about getting that?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

sexy!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

620 dollar on ram :x

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks great! What kind of temps are you getting with the Kraken? I am assuming that you've overclocked

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Well ****.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

9 grands :o

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally would have made the Color Scheme Black and Green. The Titans really throw off the color scheme

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

dammnnnn $9,000!!!!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

:')

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

i would buy a new car :D but i like this

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Why use 5400 RPM Drives?? With such a small overall SSD RAID size, it only makes sense for you to use AT LEAST 7200 RPM drives, particularly when your dealing with a RAID size of 6 TB. Considering everything else in this build meets/exceeds my personal benchmark, I am quite confused as to the use of 5400 RPM drives. If you are going to spend so much cash on a PC, why NOT at least include faster HDDs so as to make everything balanced?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat cable management.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh, you don't play fair, do you? teehee

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build but I can hear those Titans gasping for air.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that the System Build Icon

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

It is. :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

It most be very noisy! ;) Such the most beautiful build I've seen!!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That is an OBSCENE amount of money, but mother of gaming that is a beautiful looking build. Absolutely gorgeous. I would give my left kidney for a build that good.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you come do my wires?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It may be easier to install windows with an optical drive... (Don't think i'm saying its a bad PC, Its insanely powerful)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Only three Titan's? No custom loop? Peasants...

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Explain to me how well it runs Mine-craft. I only get about 10 FPS.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any advice on getting the cougar fans in that case because it is telling me that the fans are not compatible with the case

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

It shouldn't say they're not compatible, but rather we haven't implemented case fan compatibility yet (so it can't be verified).

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thank you so much.You guys haven't done any htpc built I am a big fan of them would love to see one in the near future. I love this website.You guys are doing a great thing here.I have recommended it to a big group of my friends that I grew up with we are a circle of nerds and this website has just been a big part of our life.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

No wonder it's ten thousand dollars... You have almost 5k in monitors!

Wish I had money >:(

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s $2.5k now

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo, That cable management tho! +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes me a little sad to think that this pc wont be used as it is built, but it is a very nice build. This one has convinced me that to sli you really should water cool the graphics cards as well. There just isn't enough space between the cards for airflow, and good cooling.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

0_0 Sexy.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build im thinking of an orange theme two

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Unique color scheme, amazing cable management,I'd give you +2 if I could...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

you spent to much money, the 6gb 780 is the same as the titan gpu and all

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

But the real question...Can it run minesweeper?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

heaka nice build, good job, were did you get the black and orange cords?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you get bottlenecks w the 6 core w 3 TITANS?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really (ridiculous) beautiful build! Nice work. With the orange/black cables, did you sleeve them yourself? Or were they purchased as is??

And with the Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller, do all of your fans plug into that? Do you not plug any into the MOBO? On my build, I only have the Kraken plugged into the MOBO CPU_FAN connector. All others are powered on a fan board by the PSU directly. Flat chat 24/7!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the best budget build out there thumbs up!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a bit late but does any one know if this motherboard need a bios update for a 4930k?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build, looks amazing!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there anywhere where I can buy cables like that but in black/red? The build looks pretty sweet with the orange/grey/black color scheme!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

3 GTX Titan s .......

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

face in pillow, due to frustration

muffed ...i want it...

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a stupid question if I only got one Titan would the system work ?newb at computer stuff

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, phil! +1. BTW, are those HDDs still working good for you?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This desktop build looks simply amazing. This has inspired me to build myself a gaming rig rather than buy a pre-built one. This is my first time building a rig so if it isn't too much trouble, id love to hear your opinion. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/alexkizirian/saved/#view=BYLxFT

Thank you so much and amazing build! Hopefully mine ends up working similar to yours!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that your lack of good components may cause some bottlenecking

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

$1250 really isn't that much for this it looks good and I bet it preforms good

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Paint those graphics cards!!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Insane cable management!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it handle minesweeper?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

What cables are these?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty good

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How much was this build?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

buys 3 titans, 60hz monitors :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

When this was built (years ago), those fancy pants 120Hz+ LCD monitors weren't on the market.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

ah

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

how are gtx titans now, im thinking of getting two, I have a gtx690

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I like trains............

Anyone who understands this meme gets an imaginary cookie!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

should gone for orange gtx 1080 backplates

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

What are the temps?

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

Sorry, I'd rather put a down payment on a new CAR than to pay $10,000 for a rig. I also notice how you didn't post your temps which is rather interesting.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Check the front page of the site - we just ran a benchmark on the build with full temp info and even a thermal camera recording it.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s actually $2500 now

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

You could buy this and still have enough to buy a nice car

  • 80 months ago
  • -1 points

mines better ;)

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