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    Posted: 15 Sep 2015 at 9:37am
Was hoping someone could review my rig and let me know if it makes sense. Thanks in advance for any feedback

Budget:$3000

Usage:Gaming - Witcher 3, FPS, RPG etc. 1440p

Special Needs:
Cooling a concern, but did I overdo it?
I see most configs don't do Graphic Cards OC - should I forego that?
I am looking to buy the ASUS ROG PG278Q Monitor separately from another site
I only want 1 Graphics Card for now, with the option to expand to 2 in the future

Specifications (Came to $2979 w/Discount):

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Apollo
Processor: Intel Core i7 5820K 3.3GHz (Six-Core) (Unlocked CPU)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X99-SLI (Intel X99 Chipset)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 750W EVGA SuperNOVA (750 B1)
Optical Drive: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (250GB Samsung 850 EVO)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (1TB Seagate)
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB (EVGA HYBRID Edition)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H110i GT - 280mm Radiator Liquid CPU Cooler (Extreme Performance)
Chassis Fans: Upgrade All Fans to Corsair Airflow Performance Edition (Up to 6 Fans)
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock CPU 4.0GHz to 4.4GHz
Boost Graphics Card(s): Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit Edition)

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  Quote  Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2015 at 9:53am
I'd go with a Z170 over an X99 system if this is only going to be for gaming and casual use. If you want to add a second card later on down the road, you'd want a larger power supply. And I'd change from the Seagate HDD to a WD one. But looks good otherwise.
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  Quote jackbutler68 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2015 at 10:14am
I am not sure how the airflow is in the Apollo case but I would probably opt for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB (ASUS Strix Edition) at 1440p. It will give you a few more fps with the factory oc.

Also I agree with the poster above and would get a larger power supply if you plan on adding a second card.

Should be a pretty good rig either way.

Edited by jackbutler68 - 15 Sep 2015 at 10:16am
My DS Slade..

Corsair Obsidian 550D
Intel Core i7 5820K 3.3GHz
GIGABYTE GA­X99­SLI
32GB DDR4 2800MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX
SSD 1TB Samsung 850 EVO
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB (ASUS Strix Edition)
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  Quote Keido75 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2015 at 11:10am
Thanks guys, I took most of your advice and changed from the EVGA Hybrid to the ASUS Strix on the GTX 980Ti saving money and prob netting some better performance. I also changed to WD HDD and upgraded the PSU to 1000W for future growth. Kept the X99 board as I would have had to downgrade the CPU. In fact I upgraded the CPU and still came in under $3200 and I can live with that. This is prob what I am going with. Thanks again.



Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Digital Storm Apollo
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 5930K 3.5GHz (Six-Core) (Unlocked CPU)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X99-SLI (Intel X99 Chipset)
System Memory: 16GB DDR4 2800MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX (High-Performance)
Power Supply: 1000W Corsair HX1000i (Digitally Controlled Power)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (250GB Samsung 850 EVO)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (1TB Seagate)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB (ASUS Strix Edition)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Corsair H110i GT - 280mm Radiator Liquid CPU Cooler (Extreme Performance)
H20 Tube Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a custom HydroLux liquid cooling system selected
Chassis Fans: Upgrade All Fans to Corsair Airflow Performance Edition (Up to 6 Fans)
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 1: Overclock CPU 4.0GHz to 4.4GHz
Graphics Boost: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Memory Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows CD)
Virus Protection: FREE: McAfee AntiVirus Plus (1 Year Service Activation Card) (Not Pre-installed) ($35 Value)
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
NVIDIA SHIELD: - No Thanks
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2015 at 11:17am
Hi Keido75....  That's an excellent build. Strong   Good advice taken.  

Think you forgot to change to the WD Black HDD.

Looks good and good luck.  Keep us posted. Big%20Smile


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  Quote Keido75 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2015 at 11:17am
Originally posted by bprat22

Hi Keido75....  That's an excellent build. Strong   Good advice taken.   Think you forgot to change to the WD Black HDD.Looks good and good luck.  Keep us posted. Big%20Smile



Yes, you are correct
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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2015 at 6:54pm
good advice all around.  stay away from Seagate.  the Strix is the way to go, more performance and better heat dissipation.  i've heard those Corsair AF's are loud but they should move air out of the case really well.  i'm not sure of the Apollo's layout, but if there are hard drive bays and/or any other obstruction to the intake fans on the front of the case you might want to swap the front intake fan models to the SP (static pressure) models, they're deigned to push air through radiators, so mo'betta than your regular AF (air flow) case fans.  the rear/exhaust fan usually isn't obstructed so it's fine to keep as an AF model.  same goes for any other exhaust or even intake fan that isn't obstructed.  
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  Quote jackbutler68 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Sep 2015 at 9:30am
Looks good! From everything I have read I think you will be quite happy with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB (ASUS Strix Edition). That is the card I have going into my build.

Edited by jackbutler68 - 16 Sep 2015 at 9:30am
My DS Slade..

Corsair Obsidian 550D
Intel Core i7 5820K 3.3GHz
GIGABYTE GA­X99­SLI
32GB DDR4 2800MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX
SSD 1TB Samsung 850 EVO
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB (ASUS Strix Edition)
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