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Monster

danno81
Level 7
Due to my iterative upgrade cycle, my PC is basically 15 years old, without any part currently being older than a year. My PC has always been named "Monster". Here he is today:

Specs in my sig, I shall update with better quality photos when I get the chance to take them.

I think it's pretty much maxed out in terms of what I can upgrade (reasonably without silly diminishing returns), but if anyone has any suggestions I'm always open to ideas 🙂

Thanks everyone.

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Intel 3930K CPU overclocked and stable at 4.6GHZ
Corsair H100i closed loop waterblock for CPU
Asus Rampage IV Extreme motherboard
32GB Corsair Dominator RAM (4 * 8GB @ 1866MHZ, CAS9)
2x GeForce 780 GTX in SLI
Samsung 830 256GB SSD
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD
Antec 1200 V3 case
SilverStone Strider ST1500 1500W PSU
3 x HN274H bmiiid 27" 120HZ 3D Monitors
Synology DS1512+ (5 x 3TB WD Red RAID 6)
Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 & Mamba 2012
Sennheiser PC 363D and Razer Tiamat 7.1 Headsets
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Mankz
Level 10
Thats a pretty damn solid looking system right there..

I think next step would probably be getting a different case.

Thanks Mankz,

I do like the look of the 1200, which is why I'm sticking with it for now. Although I do plan to change it when it's time to do the next generation upgrade in a couple of years.

The case is a challenge in a few areas, the most trouble I had was fitting the H100i in there. The solution I came up with surprisingly works very well as it's pulling in air from outside the case in a push/pull setup (see link below for my solution). There was JUST enough piping to reach!

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28661-Fitting-a-H100i-into-an-Antec-1200-V3-perfectly-%28fo...
Intel 3930K CPU overclocked and stable at 4.6GHZ
Corsair H100i closed loop waterblock for CPU
Asus Rampage IV Extreme motherboard
32GB Corsair Dominator RAM (4 * 8GB @ 1866MHZ, CAS9)
2x GeForce 780 GTX in SLI
Samsung 830 256GB SSD
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD
Antec 1200 V3 case
SilverStone Strider ST1500 1500W PSU
3 x HN274H bmiiid 27" 120HZ 3D Monitors
Synology DS1512+ (5 x 3TB WD Red RAID 6)
Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 & Mamba 2012
Sennheiser PC 363D and Razer Tiamat 7.1 Headsets

Chino
Level 15
Nice monster you're raising there, danno81. I saw your post a few months back. I'm surprised you haven't modded a vent in the bottom of the case for the PSU fan to pull it's own air from the bottom than fighting your 7970 for air. lol 😛

Thanks Chino,

Indeed that is something I shall be doing at some point 🙂 I have the tools ready...

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All I need is the time and the "can be bothered" to take everything out and cut a hole in it. I dare not leave anything in there in the event of evil destructive shards! I also need to find a decent way of lifting it a little off the ground before it can draw enough air.

For now I'll have to leave it. I have a 'loose' fan that's helping with the airflow blowing sideways for now.
Intel 3930K CPU overclocked and stable at 4.6GHZ
Corsair H100i closed loop waterblock for CPU
Asus Rampage IV Extreme motherboard
32GB Corsair Dominator RAM (4 * 8GB @ 1866MHZ, CAS9)
2x GeForce 780 GTX in SLI
Samsung 830 256GB SSD
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD
Antec 1200 V3 case
SilverStone Strider ST1500 1500W PSU
3 x HN274H bmiiid 27" 120HZ 3D Monitors
Synology DS1512+ (5 x 3TB WD Red RAID 6)
Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 & Mamba 2012
Sennheiser PC 363D and Razer Tiamat 7.1 Headsets