The creation of a beast.
Need help building a computer? This brief overview gives you the idea of how quick and easy it can be! I bought almost everything from Newegg, with a few small things from Amazon.
Here are the components I used:
Intel i7-4790k CPU @ 4.4ghz
Corsair H60 CPU Cooler (with Push/Pull)
Samsung 850 Evo 500gb SSD (OS)
Toshiba 7200rpm 2tb HDD (Storage)
EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+ - x2 in SLI
GSkill 16gb DDR3 1600mhz
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z97 Mobo
Corsair RM1000x PSU
All Noctua fans
After seeing all my other components were working I installed the first graphics card. Below you can see the graphics card installed and the start of most boring part, Windows install.
To the right you can see both graphics card installed and working!
After completing my build I used the 3D Mark benchmark to test my machine. Scoring and impressive 21053 on the Firestrike test put me in the Top 1% for all 3D Mark tests.
To the left you can see the RAM, CPU and CPU stock cooler have been installed in the motherboard. This is one of the first things you want to do in any PC build.
Personally, I then install the motherboard into the computer case, hook it up to the power supply and make sure all those components work!
Cool. Liquid Cool.
After seeing everything working properly I started to customize my rig to my liking. First thing first, closed-loop liquid cooling is a must! Using Noctua fans I created a push/pull intake on my radiator, going for a positive air pressure setup.
As you can see to the left here I also removed the drive cage that I wasn't using to allow more air to flow over my two graphics cards.
In the picture to the bottom left you can see my two exhaust fans at the top of my case to suck all that hot air out. These are my only exhaust fans I have because I decided to create a positive air pressure setup.
The bottom right photo is showing off some of my cable management. Keeping as many cables away from the components in the front of the cause is important because they can hinder air flow which can eventually hinder performance.