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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 19 points 10 days 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

RubberDuckyNinja 1 Build 2 points 5 days ago

wow

anord419 2 points 4 days ago

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

blockbuster4664 1 Build -2 points 10 days ago

Congratulations you copied my comment XD

KevinSlamsPigs 1 point 10 days ago

Sorry, didn't mean to. :P

blockbuster4664 1 Build 2 points 10 days ago

Lol u good fam

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jipster69 4 Builds 18 points 6 days ago

YOU JUST GAVE ME A GREAT IDEA!

On my next build... I'm gonna include every dollar my parents spent raising me up from a baby. Without them I would never of reached adulthood ah... grown up survived and therefore couldn't have built a single PC without them! That's got be at least $100,000... Thanks mom & dad!

ZaBlock 5 points 5 days ago

That seems a bit low of an estimate...

jipster69 4 Builds 11 points 5 days ago

Welp... @ the age of 5, when my mom decided she wanted to be in my life again... my first bed was made of old couch cushions duct taped to milk crates.

Mike2015 2 Builds 2 points 5 days 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.

jipster69 4 Builds 3 points 5 days ago

YouTube is free at the library... that's all you need =P

Mike2015 2 Builds 5 points 5 days 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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Plunder 1 Build 8 points 9 days ago

LOL add house cost and Utilities too please

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andlaw 2 Builds 4 points 6 days ago

lol.... we get the point!

but is it seriously that big of a deal?

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monkeybars 1 point 6 days ago

That's a pretty sweet sink though.

blockbuster4664 1 Build -2 points 10 days ago

Wow. Someone just went on a rant about parts lists

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syg101 3 Builds 7 points 10 days ago

This build is a

BEAST!

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

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 days 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 6 days 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/

jipster69 4 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

They actually shut down custom cable making recently... they still have pre-made colors and patterns though I believe.

pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 6 days 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. :)

jipster69 4 Builds 3 points 6 days ago

When you realize one GTX 1080 Ti is not enough...

Also...

When you realize 75" is enough =P

nice build sir +1

jipster69 4 Builds 3 points 5 days ago

OMFG!

LOOK AT PICTURE #10!

4.20GHz FEATURED ON 4-20 DAY!

#EPIC WIN!

jesse_dekker3003 2 points 10 days ago

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

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 6 points 8 days ago

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

Harper0921 1 Build 2 points 9 days 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 1 point 9 days 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 :)

Pavi 2 points 9 days ago

boldFEATURE ALERT FEATURE ALERT

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 6 days ago

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

MackPremo 1 point 10 days ago

That sh*t cray!

JacobIsBlob 1 point 10 days ago

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

ZaBlock 1 point 5 days ago

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

JacobIsBlob 2 points 5 days ago

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

Ethan15243 1 point 10 days ago

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

sethyroth15 1 point 10 days ago

you should fix your cable management to be honest

Lunahtic 1 point 10 days ago

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

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 days 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 point 9 days 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 8 days 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 8 days ago

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

TpmeNugget 1 Build 1 point 8 days 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 8 days 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 8 days ago

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

Ricardo_Nixon 1 Build 1 point 6 days 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 6 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 5 days ago

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

Zurus 2 Builds 1 point 5 days 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 5 days ago

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

filmguy9 1 point 5 days ago

Should have done a 6950x

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

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

filmguy9 1 point 5 days 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 5 days 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.

BlueJeanBaby 1 point 5 days ago

WTF DO YOU DO AS A JOB?

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 5 days ago

well at least your psu fan will never spin.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days 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 5 days ago

why

Yahtadi 1 point 5 days ago

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

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 5 days 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 :)

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 5 days 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 4 days ago

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

Bkennealy 1 point 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days ago

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

04vkrivor 1 point 5 days 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 4 days 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 3 days ago

ok

nonstopcrunchy 1 point 5 days ago

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

rennseppl 1 Build 1 point 4 days 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 4 days 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.

EpikMark0123 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

Adopt me.

MarshmellowMan2 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

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

swagmcmoney 1 point 4 days ago

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

berryboy808 1 point 4 days ago

Awesomeness!!!!!!

swagmcmoney 1 point 4 days 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 4 days 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 :)

thomas0520 1 Build 1 point 4 days 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 1 point 4 days 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.

Connor_The_Gamer 1 point 4 days ago

I would recommend getting a corsair lapdog for couch gaming.

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days ago

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

hesif 1 point 4 days ago

This thing is a damn mutant. Love it +1

felohany 1 point 4 days ago

how's the cpu temps.?

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 3 days ago

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

Djmaningas 1 point 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days ago

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

Rayantg2413 1 point 10 hours ago

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

blockbuster4664 1 Build 0 points 10 days 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 10 days 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 9 days 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 1 point 9 days ago

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

Camaxide submitter 1 Build 3 points 9 days 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 ;)

jipster69 4 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

You still haven't invited jipster over yet :(

Harper0921 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

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

eli_harper13 8 Builds 3 points 9 days 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.

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thatguy11m 1 Build 1 point 5 days 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 1 point 4 days ago

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

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manirelli staff 7 Builds 2 points 4 days ago

Don't try to bypass the profanity filter.

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