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4K Home Theatre Gaming Setup

by Camaxide

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Date Published

April 15, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.57GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.12GHz

Description

Build Goal

My goal for this build was to have a home theater with a gaming computer connected 24/7, so I wanted it to be completely silent when idle, and quiet when gaming. This would allow the computer to be turned on while watching movies, listening to calm quiet music and for people to sleep in the room without having to turn the computer off. For the PC I also looked at how to best match it with the speakers and general setup, and also being able to use the Led's that comes with most of today's tech, but with the ability to control them and also turn them off.

Home Cinema Components

For Audio I went with a 5.1 setup consisting of Dali Rubicon speakers combined with 2x JL Audio Fathom F112 sub-woofers. For Visuals I went with a 75" UHD TV from Samsung. Since I sit fairly close to the surface the picture will be on I figured thos would be better than a projector - as well as not having to worry about switching bulbs and having low light conditions. The swivel makes me able to pull the TV 60cm out from the wall putting it flush with the speakers, and makes a perfect view-condition when watching movies or playing games - while casual viewing is good with the TV up against the wall. Only minus as I see it is that 4K TV's only are fed 60hz at the moment, so I can't have 120hz gaming from the PC on it.

Computer Build Components

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core
I decided on the Z270 platform with the 7700k simply because it seemed like the best and logic chose. I also did lots of research on 6-8 and 10 core setups, but for gaming their main benefit was more PCI Lanes, which - I didn't see the need for. The reason is that when two 1080 Ti's are working in SLI I already have the power I need for 60Fps 4K Gaming, where as when I have to disable SLI and rely on one card in games that does not support SLI, the extra Lanes won't really benefit me, and these are the moments I need the extra ompf from the computer - which the Cpu then will help with as it is clocked higher.

Cpu Cooler: be quiet: Dark Rock Pro 3
I looked at several reviews and benchmarks and found that Dark Rock Pro 3 is just slightly beaten in performance by the same sized Noctua - but the Dark Rock Pro 3 is a tiny bit more quiet, and looks hell of a lot better with the setup, so it was a simple choice for me. I was worried that the huge heatsink would be touching GPU1, as my predictions calculated 4mm clearance - and that's not counting the pin from the fan - but I figured that if the main parts isnt touching I will be able to solve the rest. As it ended up I indeed have the fan-pin touching the back-plate of the Gpu1, so I've got both pins covered in a small piece of tape just in case. The SLI bridge is also super-close to touching the Dark Rock Pro 3, but luckily it's corners are cut, and thus clears it with about 1mm.

Motherboard: MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium
I was torn between Asus and Msi really, as both have a RGB-system that syncs well with the case I chose.. For a long time I had Asus Strix GPU's and Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex on the list (because I wanted to have that extra slot of space between the GPU's) but the Apex uses two of the Ram-slots for a vertical board which you mount m.2 drives to. First of this means I would have to either change CPU cooler or run it without the front fan - as it hovers over these ram-slots - and it also means you directly block airflow going from the front fans to the CPU with something I'd say is a poorly decided place to introduce a slot-card for m.2's. This then lead to me having to look for the best alternative, which was the Gaming Titanium combined with Msi Gaming X Gpu's. This board has RGB Led strip out, and is well equipped for gaming.

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666
I went with the fastest low profile chips I could find allowing 2x16GB without having to over-volt. I was unsure of going with 2 or 4x 16GB - but reading that there is no performance boost having 4 sticks (actually a theoretical performance loss from more handling by the Ram controller) and the fact that I don't see myself maxing 32GB or Ram while Gaming - caused me to go with only two sticks this time around. I was looking at Led alternatives, but RGB memory has a huge premium price so far - and they also seem to not be available in all the speeds you might want them in.

Storage: 2x Samsung 960 Evo 1TB M.2 + 1x Crucial MX300 1.1TB SSD Sata
I didn't want any HDD in this build as they introduce noise in the system (as well as might suffer when placed right next to a powerful subwoofer). So I went with 2 M.2's so I could have one for the OS and apps, and then the other one for Games only. In addition I like using Shadowplay for recording all the time in the background so I can at any time store the last few minutes of game-play if epic moments appear - so this called for a third SSD which didn't need to be the same speed as the two first. The Crucial MX300 was perfect for that job.

GPU: 2Way SLI MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming X
The main reason I've waited as long as I did with this build was the 1080 Ti's. I knew even before the 1080's went live that those were the ones I wanted - and I felt they were going to be the first cards that could actually pull off 4K 60Fps gaming in Ultra in most titles. For the particular cards I went with these since they have very beefy heat pipes allowing the cards to turn off the fans at idle, and still run rather quiet while gaming. And they also go well with the Msi Led-setup as they can be controlled through the same App from MSI.

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Black
The primary concern with picking case was airflow. It had to have excellent airflow and cable management solutions, to allow me to ramp down fans as much as possible to make a completely silent computer when idle. My old Cooler Master Silencio is super-loud as it has horrible airflow, but rather try to keep the noise down by trying to block it inside the case. I've learned that the right way to make things quiet is to ensure good airflow to stop the noise from happening in the first place.

Power Supply: Corsair HX1200i
My previous PSU was a Corsair, and I was very happy with it, and it also have silent operation with fans off when not working too hard. This combined with the fact that most Psu's are most happy when at medium load, as well as PSU effeciency going down over a few years, I found the 1200W to be a good choice.

Thoughts on the build

I'm very pleased with the build. It is completely silent when idle - I can't hear a single thing even if I put my head up against the shiny plexi glass. At first boot it was emitting some sound, but a quick jump into the Bios to set up some custom fan-profiles solved this. I ended up around 450 RPM (PWM) on the Case Fans and 500 RPM (DC) on the CPU Fans when idle. this keeps both Gpu's and the Cpu at 50°C. The led's can be controlled separately within the MSI software, and can easily be turned off or toned down - so I'm also very happy with that. For gaming, this thing hits that golden mark I've been hoping for, I can run all the new games I play in 4K on Ultra and maintain 60FPS. Temporal Anti Aliasing should be switched to any of the other AA modes as SLI does not like the TA, but that's really not a loss. I play Wildlands and Witcher 3 (Hairworks off) and get 60-70Fps from the Gpu's so staying above the TV Hz - both these games support SLI well. For Battlefield 1 I run single-card but also plays above 60Fps at Ultra all the time. I did notice a strange sloppyness during my testing, but I read forums suggesting my problem could come from Teamviewer which I happened to have active between my two gaming-rigs, and closing down Teamviewer did indeed solve that entirely.

If you have in mind building a Silent 4k gaming rig (quiet while gaming) and got some questions - just send me a message and I'll answer as best I can. I learned a lot through this site as well as the likely 100 hours I spent researching online, and would be happy to help others who are looking to build something similar. As for the price the PC alone, it was a little above 5000$, but things are usually a bit pricey here in Norway compared to say the US, so depending on where you are the price for such a rig can vary.

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KevinSlamsPigs 40 points 2 months ago

You sir

Have taken the title for the

Most Expensive Build on PCPP!!

Awesome build man, what a beast of a computer you got there!! +30174.00

anord419 1 Build 11 points 2 months ago

Correct, but incorrect. That title (occasionally) would go to someone's build that keeps glitching Amazon shipping to $1 million. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

GhostSailor 7 points 25 days ago

You dropped this \

aaron343 1 point 22 days ago

hahaha

RubberDuckyNinja 1 Build 4 points 2 months ago

wow

blockbuster4664 1 Build -6 points 2 months ago

Congratulations you copied my comment XD

KevinSlamsPigs 1 point 2 months ago

Sorry, didn't mean to. :P

blockbuster4664 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Lol u good fam

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Plunder 1 Build 12 points 2 months ago

LOL add house cost and Utilities too please

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andlaw 2 Builds 4 points 2 months ago

lol.... we get the point!

but is it seriously that big of a deal?

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monkeybars 2 points 2 months ago

That's a pretty sweet sink though.

blockbuster4664 1 Build -5 points 2 months ago

Wow. Someone just went on a rant about parts lists

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ZaBlock 6 points 2 months ago

That seems a bit low of an estimate...

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DontLookAtMyName 2 points 23 days ago

UHM... BTW the average cost of raising a child is $650,000 soooo...... ¯_(ツ)_/¯

AyyMumbles 1 point 2 days ago

This is why you shouldn't have children.

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

What about the your country's/state's cost to put you through grades 1-12 and any college costs that you incurred. You certainly couldn't build a computer without the proper education.

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Mike2015 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Nothing is "free", somewhere somebody is paying for it. The library is only "free" because of your tax dollars support it.

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TheBanana_Dude 1 point 23 days ago

how do you make the letters bigger is it MAGIC! how though

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syg101 3 Builds 8 points 2 months ago

This build is a

BEAST!

It needs some custom cables to complete it. Beautiful. +1

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

I don't know anyone doing custom cables up here by Norway - and shipment from the US would both take a long time, as well as cost more than I see benefit from custom ones - I actually like that all the cables are all black as it does not interfere with the chosen lighting from the RGB (like the Gaming X red-shrouds does) - and then it's just the slicker look and custom lengths left to benefit so I chose not to do the custom ones. I know they are quite popular for many though :D

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Just in case you ever decide to get custom cables, this ppl are located in Iceland and IMO, they make the best cables (also more expensive but that shouldn't be an issue.)

https://www.icemodz.eu/

https://www.icemodz.eu/sleevetool/

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pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Didn't take the time to read the announcement. They usually stop taking orders every now and then when they are full as they do everything manually. It seems they have stop taking orders indefinitely. Good to know. :)

JacobIsBlob 4 points 2 months ago

Ima go sell all my organs, I'll be back in a few.

ZaBlock 3 points 2 months ago

Just your organs? why not your freedom as an individual?

JacobIsBlob 4 points 2 months ago

Then I couldn't buy it, cause I'd be a slave.

jesse_dekker3003 4 points 2 months ago

Do you realise you can buy a car with this budget?

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 6 points 2 months ago

Though, what fun would that be? :) I'm not a car enthusiast :) but I love good picture, sound and gaming :D

EpikMark0123 1 Build 4 points 2 months ago

Adopt me.

freefly32 2 points 29 days ago

Please own me.

nonstopcrunchy 3 points 2 months ago

You forgot to include the "Ask About My E-Peen" shirt $14.99 (Purchased).

sethyroth15 2 points 2 months ago

you should fix your cable management to be honest

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

I'm actually happy with the cable management :) No custom sleeves which bends easily etc. but does not clutter up and velcroed on the back

Harper0921 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Great job bud. Thats one hell of a home theater setup. I will definitely be getting one of those couchmasters!

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

They come in setups for wired or wireless mouse/keyboard - I went with the one for wired since that will also work fine with wireless of course. Also here I could chose with or without the 5m USB Dongle - which I did, and it's very useful if you go for wired solution. The last few days I've actually ended up not using the two side-thingies and just rested the board on my legs - as it takes less space, is quicker to move around and I somehow like the low setup a bit. If one use a armchair for gaming one can actually just rest the plate between the arms - but I see the middle seat is a nice snugly double-seater, so legs or the side-thingies would be the way to go :)

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 2 months ago

That is one mighty HTPC, I'll tell ya. +1 :)

Design1stcode2nd 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Hell of a build man, some serious HP in the PC and the home audio. I would have thought one of the JL's would be enough to fill a 4x4m room(guessing on dimensions).

The only thing I'd really suggest is taking care of the cabling from the TV down to the AVR. Even a white cord hider would be better. Ideally just route it through the wall.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I've done internal cabling for the rear speakers - and I'd love a whote/transparent cable for the TV - the new Samsungs come with this - however, the power cord is still black.. The issue with a cable hider is that I pull the TV 60 cm into the room - which makes the cords not long enough if they were to meet at the center then go back to where they need. I was thinking to make it internal in the wall - but since I plan on moving later down the road I didn't want to make a hole on the middle of the wall - after all I dont know if the next owner want the TV at this wall - the previous owner didn't - but I totally agree that it should be hidden.. I wish for the most part that white cables would become standard for all cabling - 90% of all walls are usually white, how many are black? For the JL one will have the power no problem - the reason I went with two is to even out these peak-frequencies - with two subs the tops and bottoms of some frequencies will be evened out by the second.

Design1stcode2nd 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

So is it just the power that is to short? If you so can add a power extender in the wall if you wanted to. I used this in a home theater so my projector could be attached to a UPS.

I wouldn't worry too much if a future owner wouldn't like it, that is up to them to change if they buy your home. I guess you could always spray the cable white. If they make a white plasti-dip that would work as its flexible (rubber).

Normally when I have seen multi-sub installations they are typically in the front and back of the room to even out the frequencies.

Any thought to hanging absorption and diffusion panels? You have a nice audio set up but I'm not seeing any room treatments.

Hell of a setup though.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

More of the cables would be too short, but power is the worst to 'extend'. Even if it would go out mid-wall it would need 80cm+ extra slack as i often push the tv 60cm out from the wall, plus swivel it to see the tv from the dining area. Subs come with calibration setup through mic, plus I use audyssey on the Denon to solve much for the room lackings. Sure it will not be perfect, but it gets really good. One in the back would not work well with the room layout, itd simply look bad. No given setup is sure to be good with every room, with subs its often about moving and rerun the testsounds to see what the frequencies read, then move and try again, or more for this setup I did tweaking of the subs frequency settings to get a smooth as possible curve while also going as deep as they could.

For threatment there is just the curtains, blinds, carpet and sofa. I wont add bass traps or other abdorbees/diffusers as this is the common living room. I just dont find it fitting there. If I later build a room focused on media, then the room shape, setup and decoration would build more around that performance :)

MackPremo 1 point 2 months ago

That sh*t cray!

plzDonateAgame 2 points 20 days ago

What she order? Fish fillet?

Ethan15243 1 point 2 months ago

Most expensive build on PCPP!! :D Also dope build.

Lunahtic 1 point 2 months ago

Can this case fit 2 ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI???

Stealthycat 3 points 1 month ago

I have the case and it can fit 2 strix 1080ti's although I only have 1 :( it should be able to fit 3 if u make them cuddle and sacrifice anything that's not a 16x slot!

Lunahtic 2 points 1 month ago

Appreciate the response!!!

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Sure can - how things fit is more up to the motherboard and cpu-cooler-combo you pick. Most motherboards use PCI slot 2 and 5 for GPU - mine uses slot 1 and 5 for more spacing, thus GPU1 gets very close to the CPU cooler - but this is not related to case :)

Eject91 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Holy balls, that's some awesome home theater setup. BTW what story is that? Quite the view out the windows.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Top floor in a two story house, but its on a hilltop, so there is a good view. Norway is generally quite hilly with lots of mountains :)

Pixelbox203 1 point 2 months ago

Im glad some people have money to waste....

jonsparks 1 point 1 month ago

It seems more realistic than an above-average priced car. Why spend $30k on a car you'll use for maybe an hour a day, when you could build an absolute monster of a PC/home theater system that will be used for several hours per day at least?

TpmeNugget 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Can you add more pics of the pc while it's running? build looks awesome and i can perfectly understand why you didnt go with watercooling.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

All the pictures (except first 9) is with the computer running. I could have done more variations of colors of course - but currently I usually have it either in that blue calm color, or with only those red lights. I don't fancy flashing rainbow colors etc. so much :)

TpmeNugget 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

kool, i just meant more "aesthetic" pics of the pc itself. Those internals are sick

Ricardo_Nixon 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

why does the msi 1080ti need to read geforce gtx so large on it. This build wouldve looked so much more insane if those GPUs were a little more understated

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Though, with a few mouse clicks the Geforce Gtx-leds can be turned off, without having to turn off any of the other GPU leds :)

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Ricardo_Nixon 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

The EVGA 1080Ti cards to seem to have the most obnoxious branding. And I didn't even notice the GeForce GTX logo on ASUS cards. It really does seem like Nvidia hit up a deal with all the major third party card manufacturers to advertise nvidia.

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Ricardo_Nixon 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

The NZXT S340 lineup of cases is one exception though lol. I think my favorite case is the Fractal Design Define C because of all the cable management options. If they put a tempered glass side panel on that case, it would be perfect. My favorite Z270 board right now is probably the ASUS Maximus IX Formula. Although it does have all the RGB stuff, you could create a very understated/mean look by setting all the lights to a single static color.

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Arichikurukuto 1 point 2 months ago

Wow fantastic build. How are those speakers? I'm assuming your an audiophile. Were they everything you hoped for?

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Yeah I love them :), both the Dali surround and the sub's are very much to my liking. I tried the front stereo speakers at home before buying, and compared them to B&W CM10 S2 - and while I found the CM10's to be a little bit richer in the higher tones, I found the balance to be better overall on the Dali's - so thus I went with the Dali. I also think it's good to stick to the same range around all the channels - as it ensures they have a matching sound.

Lyrix 1 point 2 months ago

damn! thats an expensive pc! and it looks good too! wow!

Zurus 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I knew something was up when I saw $30k as the max build in completed builds......... I thought prices went up for something... nope I was wrong.

Because you SIR have just TAKEN #1 for MOST expensive Build on PCPP

congrats....

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Pic 6: how close I am to losing it over this build

filmguy9 1 point 2 months ago

Should have done a 6950x

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

The description states why the 7700k is a better choice for this build :)

filmguy9 1 point 2 months ago

Still, spending 2.1k+ on just gpus and for only 4 cores? 6-10 Would have been better for gaming video editing into the future. Plus with a 4-4.5 ghz overclock with a 6950x would be insane

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

10 cores at 4.5 GHz would certainly not be giving a complete silent operation, and video editing is not the goal of the build, gaming is. and as stated in the description the only time the 6950x beats the 7700k in most games is if PCI lanes come into play. However - PCI lanes are only a topic when SLI is enabled, at which point I don't need to worry about performance in any case - for those games where SLI is not working is where I need to think about performance - and without SLI Pci lanes are no longer an issue, and the faster core-speed of the 7700k again beats the 6950x. I don't overclock any parts of this build, because one of the main tasks for this build is to be completely quiet at idle, and very silent at full load. Going with lots of overclocked cores that isn't really benefiting the gaming performance isn't a good choice for this build, based on what it's made for. Let's just say the reason I go with the 7700k is not the price, but the performance it has for what I'm using it for - "up-grading to more heat and more noise is not what I wanted. I've spent 6 months reading reviews and benchmarks for the various parts of the build, and 6950x has certainly been on my list - but proved to not be a better pick for my build.. I understand that many would opt. for a 6-10 core CPU though, as most other tasks on the PC than pure gaming will benefit from it.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 2 months ago

well at least your psu fan will never spin.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Psu might never spin, gpu fans will only spin when I play 3D-games - case fans run at 400 Rpm and Cpu fans at 500 or so.

karvus 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

why

Yahtadi 1 point 2 months ago

You be like: "Whats real life? Go out who?". Or atleast id be like that if i had those thingys

Jediforcepush@gmail.com 1 point 2 months ago

Do you think that the Denon receiver is up to the task of driving your speaker system? Just curious because those speakers seem like they could last a lifetime and I'm guessing you'll eventually want to upgrade to separate amplifier(s). I'm also curios why you didn't opt for Rubicon lcr's or 1's for your surround and Auros channels over the larger floorstanders. Do you enjoy multi-channeI music? I also know that HT ergonomics can be rough in a living room, but I would try to get that tv up against the one windowed wall opposite the room opening. It wouldn't look as pretty but picture and sound performance would benefit. Your system really deserves a dedicated space, but I guess that's what Audessy is for, lol.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Hi, I'm very pleased with the Denon reciever for this build. I know many would go for separate amplifiers - but for this sized room I will never go up to the max the reciever outputs anyway - that would just be painful. The subwoofers are active, and I cross-over >40hz from speakers to subs - so the reciever never push it's limits. I've listened to very little multi-channel music, as they seem few and far between - but I like it. I find to benefit of the surround even at normal tv-watching. Most channels have surround sound even at normal sport - letting you hear the crowd cheer from the side speakers with the action up in front - and it adds to the experience. For gaming it's just awesome being able to hear exactly where the sounds come from, but how good it is depends much on the game being played. For the Rubicon LCR they are good if you can't fit floor standing speakers - but they can't beat the sound of Rubicon 5's. I was thinking to go with the LCR but then was visiting a friend who also had Dali - and he had changed with floor-standings and tipped me that they are better in sound, and that the ability to move them to wherever you want them placed also is a big bonus. As for the center speaker it is also better than the LCR. Now - the LCR are also good sounding, I tried it in my living room before I chose the other one - and it sounds good too, just the 5's and the vokal are both having an edge over them.

I'm well aware that the soundstage would have been better if I oriented the entire livingroom up against that side-window - but it simply would not work well for everything else.. You would have to climb over the couch to exit the home cinema space, and you would have to remove the window alltogether to be able to hold the TV there (it would anyway block it all) (As an architect I'd not want to completely mess up the room-setup) - I actually added loads of extra bearing in the wall where the TV hangs to support it, it's a wooden wall - and the TV being able to swivel and hang 60 cm out from the wall needs good support.

At a later time I might like to make a separate media-room, but for now it works very well - and it's quite nice having the setup in the one room you use the most. And luckily, Audessy does an excellent job covering up for the rooms short-commings :)

Jediforcepush@gmail.com 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks for the explanation. No doubt floor standers will out perform surround speakers. Thats what most muti-channel audio experts recommend for music. Its just in my setup I have a diffuse surround speakers and was just curious if they (floorstanders) were too much. Didn't realize you were able to have such extensive research and your friends recommendation would sway me as well. I have a Denon receiver that also has the fx speakers and I just don't have the setup to take advantage of them either. The Audyssey definitely earns its mettle and was a deciding factor for me as well because I also don't have a dedicated room. If the Denon's amp can keep up with the speakers impedance then there would be no need to upgrade unless you really wanted to go to a 7.2.4 setup.

Edit: I forgot to say this originally, its really awesome how your tv can come forward flush with the face of the speakers. Probably my favorite thing about your build. Oh yeah and that pc is pretty sweet too! Forgot what kind of site this was, lol.

LuxUmbra37 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

This thing is a monster! Love the speaker setup and the living room is nice and clean and organized, which is a big plus!

Enjoy your 4K gaming gargantuan! +1

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks, you rig looks nice too :) And I like the pika hiding in one of your pictures :D

LuxUmbra37 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks! That was made using perler beads like a year ago or so.

The build was my first ever, so I absolutely appreciate the positive feedback! Plan on eventually co-oping a build with my wife's computer with her, so that is my next project. Will be very purple.

Bkennealy 1 point 2 months ago

How do you rate the couchmaster? I have a mix of theater chairs and a couch and I am needing a better surface than my lap.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

If it's your primary location it's very nice. it has space for cables inside, with holes on various locations for cables. so when all is "installed" you have a single USB cable going from the Couch Master to the PC - then a hub inside where you connect keyboard and mouse. Best is to leave most of the keyboard and mouse cable then inside the Plate for minimum clutter. If you use a wired headset for night playing then you must also have extension for that. If you play with all wireless they also have a cheaper option for that without the usb-extension/hub.

If you use theater chairs with arm-rests then the plate can simply rest on the arms (unless they are too tall - but thats not common) - else for a couch the pillows that comes with it will raise the couch-master so it wont rest in your lap. Personally I've lately used it right in my lap as I like the ease of less elements as well as finding the low-profile plate rather comfortable - but I'm sure the height is up to taste really. I've noticed Roccat and some more has started to create things like this: http://www.roccat.org/nb-NO/Products/Gaming-Keyboards/Sova/ which should also be looked at. This will however mean you are locked to that keyboard.. and as I like to have my keyboard tilted at an angle, that means I'm better off with a loose keyboard which I can tilt the way I like it. I'd roll the dice to 5 for the couch master.

mattive29 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I think you went over budget by $174...

04vkrivor 1 point 2 months ago

the graphics cards are WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. evga has a sc2 black edition for 700 bucks, you could get 2 of those! XD

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Not here in Norway, here the price of that card comes at 1000$, and is not in stock. In general prices for all things are more expensive in Norway than most places, though income is also generally higher. So I'd be able to save 20$ by going with a card I could not control with the same software as the motherboard - which would be a bad deal as I see it. For me it was either going with MSI both for motherboard and gpus, or Asus for both - as both of these are compatible with the same lighting setup as the Case - Evga does not have that, and as far as I know they also do not have a motherboard that allows the two gpu's to be this many spaces apart. (the last point could be wrong, but I've not seen such a motherboard from them with Z270).

04vkrivor 1 point 2 months ago

ok

rennseppl 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Which type of audio connection (S/PDIF or HDMI or ? ) do you use for connecting the PC to the Denon AVR ?

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

I' using HDMI through the reciever, which then sends the picture to the Tv, and sound to the speakers. This is the simplest, but also the best way to connect as it carries a much higher bandwidth than s/pdif, and supports higher res audio.

MarshmellowMan2 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

This doesn't count. Janus still is the most expensive actual computer.

swagmcmoney 1 point 2 months ago

Soooooooooooo overkill!!!!! Lol, this build is dope!!!

berryboy808 1 point 2 months ago

Awesomeness!!!!!!

swagmcmoney 1 point 2 months ago

Also, love that case man!!! I'm probs going to get that one... but in the grey, cause it looks dope!!! The one thing I would suggest, is a custom water cooling loop... You have tons of room for a sweet radiator, reservoir, and it just would have looked beautiful! You could always down the line do something like that... I was just noticing the huge empty space on the right, and thought to myself "man, a massive reservoir would look so great there.... Great job!

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I was also looking at water cooling, but the fact that I wanted a completely silent idle build ruled that out. :) as I dont do any overclock it's also not neccesary, the quiet air cooling keeps up with everything perfectly :)

Connor_The_Gamer 1 point 2 months ago

I would recommend getting a corsair lapdog for couch gaming.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

That seem like a nice product, I also looked at the Roccat Sova - however both these designs have an integrated keyboard which is locked in one position - I game with the keyboard at an 25-30° angle - and like to be able to use my Roccat keyboard which allows for unique key-combos together with the Roccat mouse. But if those things are not a concern the Lapdog seem very nice.

Connor_The_Gamer 1 point 2 months ago

yeah you do have a good point. I wish they had something like that too. I also looked at the razer turret and that things just seems way to small.

Specter-Builds 1 point 2 months ago

You somehow beat out the Stone House Studio in price... impressed +1 for the sheer cost of this setup

DPRutledge 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

The total cost of this computer, including the system, is my yearly salary....I feel poor.

hesif 1 point 2 months ago

This thing is a damn mutant. Love it +1

felohany 1 point 2 months ago

how's the cpu temps.?

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

CPU is 50°C at idle, 60-70°C while gaming. GPU is also 50°C at idle, bottom card 65°C and top card 70°C while playing Wildlands 4K Ultra - though in many gaming scenarios the top card will reach 80°C and the bottom card will then be 5-10°C below this.

jingkaisean 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Some of the prices are suspect. I understand you are in Norway and consumer purchasing power is different, but I also believe there are much thriftier ways to obtain 1080TI's than buying them at a $300 premium. While I'm impressed with the raw power of this build, I cannot agree with the outrageous price tag.

I have virtually the same build at $2K! That's just not right!

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

The graphics cards were bough from the first shop that could deliver them here in Norway, as I bought the card day 1. which is also the largest seller of pc-parts in the country. Their price for the GTX 1080 Ti MSI Gaming X is still the same '1020$'. I can't post a direct link as pcpp then deletes the comment, but it's really easy to look it up if you are that concerned about the prices put up. There are today possible to get the card for as low as 985, meaning that if I had waited for a week I could have saved 35$ per card - but when I put up the build I place the cost of the parts where I bought them, at the time that I bought them. It's rather easy to look this up yourself by going to the Norwegian websites.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

prisjakt.no shows the lowest possible price over time in Norway - (this is not a key reseller - prisjakt does not sell anything but only picks up prices from all around the country to display the cheapest) thats a good place to go if you'd like to compare those prices.

RageGameing 1 point 2 months ago

i wish i could build a PC that costs half of the cost of the PC alone.

Djmaningas 1 point 1 month ago

All you need to do is to get rid of the gpu sag. Most Non reference cards for 1080ti have beefy coolers which leads to gpu sag. Fix the sag and it should be all good

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

you are right. though the pci slots are both "armored" and should handle it - and the sli-bridge also helps stabilise. since the top gpu already touch the fan-pin of the cpu-cooler I'm not really looking to make it get even closer.. so the small sag will stay :)

TakinaPizz 1 point 1 month ago

Sorry but, no you cannot sleep in my 30k gaming build.

Rayantg2413 1 point 1 month ago

Jesus,30174dollars?! I'm done with myself

soylentgreenispeopl_ 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

30k pc, doesn't use water cooling.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

and for good reasons, watercooling wouldn't have made the cut for this builds goal. :) you'll see why in the description. I spent much time looking at both air and water cooling, and while water is the best thing to do if you look for pure power and overclock while staying quiet - it can't beat a air-cooled system running at moderate power which get's completely silent. If I wanted an even more quiet system during heavy gaming - then water would make sense - but it would also result in minor sound during idle, which was not ok for me this time around.

Experience 1 point 1 month ago

0-0 heh I bet my pc is like 5 bucks more than your SSD... beat that!

Flip_The_Ewok 1 point 1 month ago

That's a really cozy looking living room you have there.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks :)

MV2 1 point 1 month ago

This build is pretty awesome and looks super clean but you WAY overpayed for the GPUs and for the CPU.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Those are what prices are in Norway. Gpus are down $30 here now since then

MV2 1 point 1 month ago

Dang that sucks

cricogaming 1 point 1 month ago

Submit this to TechSource's PC Wars!

adventureguy 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Guess I'll just kill myself now then.

Yakuha 1 point 1 month ago

30k pc and 1tb...

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

There are 2x 1tb m.2 ssd as well as 1 tb sata ssd, so a total of 3tb. With already 25tb on the office computer I don't really need tons of storage on the home theatre gaming rig. And I avoided hdd as they would make sound, and likely malfunction as they are all up by the righ hand sub

tyreshredder 1 point 1 month ago

i thought the price was 3k until my throat went inside my body jeez that is a lot of cash is you ask me tho

Dabomb0421 1 point 1 month ago

Just why, you could get a 4k hometheatre setup for like a tenth of that $3,000 US

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

uhm, you also get a car for $3,000 US.. and you usually get what you pay for :)

Dabomb0421 1 point 1 month ago

I wish i was rich too

Bunzarr 1 point 1 month ago

That is one "Dank" Computer

Stealthycat 1 point 1 month ago

I like how you made a table out of four chairs in picture 5 XD

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

yeah, I figured this would be the best way to be able to both reach the underside of the Cpu Heatsink and top at the same time while tightening it - as I was building it alone :)

sgriusr 1 point 1 month ago

But can it run crysis at 360p at a stable 5fps?

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

if clocked right I'm sure it can..

Donvill 1 point 1 month ago

if you revised the prices of tv and other components the price would drop significantly

XMorph 1 point 1 month ago

When you were a child and everyone was saying "My dad is a doctor" "My dad is a lawyer" You must've said "My dad own NASA" And you MUST'VE got a small loan of a billion dollars for this...

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

The cost is about what people spend on a car. I neither want or need a car. So it's really more about priority than anything else.

Enderen111 1 point 1 month ago

I could go buy a new car or do this...

Nullarc77 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

This is what console peasants think every pc build costs.

cdecde20 1 point 1 month ago

Still unsure here though, what FPS does it run minesweeper?

Grouchypoo 1 point 1 month ago

But can it run Crysis 3?

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Haven't gotten to try that yet, so many games to play. I've bought and installed it though - but only gone through settings as of yet :)

LordNermal 1 point 1 month ago

My Nissan 370Z cost me less than this..

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

88500 USD is what that car cost in Norway - to give perspective of the price differences.. (and that's the clean starting-price)

c5g55t5 1 point 1 month ago

you got money

sgriusr 1 point 1 month ago

How is this even possible?

BenSammell 1 point 1 month ago

This guy is stupid! He could have saved on the OS by getting it off of the Reddit thing! Geez, I don't know what kind of spoiled person could afford a $30,000 computer. 29,950, however, is perfectly reasonable.

ErtFlat 1 point 1 month ago

HOLY BAJESUS what a nice build!!!

Frogg_Tough26 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I have two of the same GPU's. Is it better to run them with a 4K monitor or 1440p?

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

If both are 60hz, then 4K will be better (but look into input lag of said monitors also - I find that rather important). If you run 120 or 144hz, then the 4K monitor would require you to dial down settings to benefit from it, as the top games today run 60-70FPS on Ultra in 4K with those cards. Remember to run windows at 150% or so scale if going 4K, as some ui objects gets very small in 4K :)

Willwhitacre 1 point 29 days ago

He should have used most of the money to get a bigger living room. XD

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Living and Dining area combined makes for a quite large Living-room for two people :) and I like the shape as it gets you close to the screen. For audio purposes the size of the room is also right (though he shape and placement isn't). Usually one would have a media room dedicated to the home cinema, and maybe later I will - however it's very nice to have it in the living room itself - as it makes us use it for everyday everything :)

freefly32 1 point 29 days ago

when your so speechless you can only say hmm DANK RIG BRO and give them highest honors and a +1111111111111111111111111111 for the lols

fefbuild 1 point 28 days ago

Who else literally took the price bar and set it all the way to the end just to see how crazy it was?

rustlessbiscuit 1 point 27 days ago

i love that ******* couch setup, and well all of it, **** man, nice.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

Thanks :)

PurposeBuilt 1 point 27 days ago

Incredible. Great engineering, planning and rollout.

Namelessxddd 1 point 24 days ago

if only i was rich like u

Evverready 1 point 23 days ago

You forgot to include the price of your car in the total. You counted your tv, speaker system and couch... might as well total up all of your possessions into your "build."

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 days ago

I don't have a car. And the speaker system and TV is crucial parts of the Home Theater Gaming Setup (which is what's listed) and the "couch" you refer to is the NerdyTec's CouchMaster, a wonderful addition which makes gaming from the couch a breeze, highly recommended :)

WaffleThunderer 1 point 22 days ago

Tf2 on low, 480p. What is your fps?

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Sorry, don't have Team Fortress 2 :)

WaffleThunderer 1 point 18 days ago

Its free on steam though. Im using tf2 because it is notoriously known for being able to be played on any thing, so i want to see how many frames you can get with your monster of a rig on all low settings. For fun

Domesticated.Man 1 point 22 days ago

your tv is crooked, either that or the house is.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

You're right, it's adjustable in tilt, roll and pan - and I had it rolled a bit to the right when I took the pictures :) Good observation :D

westy99 1 point 21 days ago

You could still have a powerful rig without spending as much. I found ram that is more powerful for a cheaper price at 16gb

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

Here I could not :) I did spreadsheets of the cheapest available RAM for each speed from the Norwegian stores on the day I bought them, and got the ones that was the cheapest :) 'More powerful' means? Combined CAS and Speed could not have been better without upping voltages on the RAM. As mentioned many times earlier - remember Norway and the US does not have the same prices for computer parts.

westy99 1 point 18 days ago

Ok, but I think 30,000 is still pricey

WillPython 1 point 17 days ago

I want your life pls lol

CBackes330 1 point 15 days ago

Computer is okay. What really got me going was that Wii U! Lets goooooooooooooooo :)

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 days ago

:D Even the Wii U benefits from the rest of the setup indeed, split screen Mario Kart is very nice :) do you have any experience with the Switch? Is it worth... Switching? ;)

Ahmed-2X 1 point 10 days ago

what do you do for living?

oof123 1 point 8 days ago

Can it run Minecraft at 480p though?

APEXstudio 1 point 5 days ago

This is not 30K Because he set the price of nearly all of the parts +100 its more like 30K ~ 35K

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

It seems you didn't read neither the description nor the comments before posting :)

Tactical.Badger 1 point 3 days ago

And this is also a way to go broke. You really took time with this and I appreciate you for that. Expensive but worth it.

DontLookAtMyName 1 point 1 day ago

On pic 3 I thought the CPU socket was TR-4 (EPYC's one) and for a sec I thought you were some super-1-clickbait exclusive-come-see-me-build-or-no-EPYC-4-u-kid... er..

DontLookAtMyName 1 point 1 day ago

Don't ask questions Just don't

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 hours ago

My build was prior to the TR-4 Socket-release :D And I went with fast cores over many - so quite the opposite actually :)

TheLightOwl 1 point 1 day ago

But does it run crysis?

blockbuster4664 1 Build 0 points 2 months ago

Congratulations, you sir have beat out an entire shed devoted to gaming to become the most expensive build on PCPP

Harper0921 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

Its not a shed. It in no why qualifies as a shed. It was a building originally built as a music studio. It has a foundation, four insulated walls, a roof, electricity. How is it a shed?

blockbuster4664 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Sorry man, no mean to degrade your build, it's just that awesome-building-entirely-detached-from-your-home-and-devoted-to-gaming doesn't quite roll off the tongue like shed does

Harper0921 1 Build 0 points 2 months ago

No worries. We just call it the "Studio". :-)

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

I love your studio :) The nice stone house and it's natural surrounding enclosing the computer enthusiast setup(s) is really nice. It's like inception, a dream within a dream ;)

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Harper0921 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Unfortunately I will be working out of town for the rest of the year. 800 miles away right now. :-(

eli_harper13 6 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

THIS is the definition of a shed:

"a larger structure, typically with one or more sides open, for storing or maintaining vehicles or other machinery."

A shed is for lawnmowers, not PCs.

thomas0520 1 Build -1 points 2 months ago

a little exaggerated on the prices, i looked up the receiver and its $800. not $1500. what do you benefit from lying on here? if people click your build, do you get anything? you say click bait in another message, but whats the benefit here. youtubers get money for views, what do you get on here? not bashing, just asking.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

I bought it for 12999 nkr here in Norway, which translates pretty much exactly to 1500$. It says in the description that prices in Norway in general is higher than for instance in the US.

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thatguy11m 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

4K movies, the i7 is enough. but as soon as you decide you want to game with it, you're ganna go with 4K cause you have the TV. thats where you suddenly have to add buffed GPUs for smooth gameplay at that resolution.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Even the Xbox One plays 4k blu ray movies, however 4K gaming is another story indeed :)

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Don't try to bypass the profanity filter.

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