Description

Our featured build video had a target price of $1500 (USD), built around a red and black theme. You can read the full breakdown on part selection by checking out the Build Guide. A big thanks to MSI for providing the motherboard for this build.

Now on to some benchmarks (with more to come soon):

Benchmark 3DMark Score Graphics Test 1 Graphics Test 2 Physics Test Combined Test
FireStrike v1.1 14726 107.3 FPS 88.94 FPS 23.36 FPS 33.25 FPS
FireStrike Ultra v1.1 4973 28.4 FPS 18.75 FPS 23.77 FPS 12.68 FPS
Game Settings Resolution FPS
Overwatch Ultra 2560x1440 146 FPS
Overwatch Epic 2560x1440 85 FPS
Battlefield 1 Ultra 2560x1440 99 FPS

If you have any questions about the build let me know!

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

How you liking the gpu

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Another great build from the staff. +1 :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

true

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, we have the same profile pic!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

kind of mine's is the one from the bios of the msi x99 carbon

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'm gonna build this one with my taxes!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

it's a shame that EK only made 50 of the Vulture cases. I would rather get the original than a knock off case like this. it promotes bad behavior. Thermaltake seemingly knocks off a lot of case designs, like caselabs,Corsair, and others. kind of embarrassing for a company, not being able to come up with anything original.

Never the less, great build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Brilliantly built! I am trying to build a similar one for Deep Learning/ Machine learning number crunching. Do I need water cooling for my use cases????

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

can you suggest another motherboard that is compatible since the tomahawk is out of stock at many vendors?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

If you want to keep the red & black scheme, you can get the MSI Gaming M5 or the Gigabyte Z170X Ultra Gaming.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

is the rear fan a riing 120mm fan from thermaltake? it is with the case or you add it?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It comes with the case. It's the only fan it comes with actually.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you use a Zotac Amp extreme card instead of the current one?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You can

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

How did the thermaltake riser cable work? I was thinking about doing a similar build, but I've heard a lot of negative with the riser cable so I was just curious how it worked for you

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

What extra hardware do you need to mount the GPU like that, other than the cable? I'd like to do the same thing in my corsair air 240...

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The bracket and riser came with the case.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I made a slightly higher priced alternative because the MOBO isn't manufactured anymore https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jackredfrog/saved/st8D3C if you remove the peripherals however it is on par with this great setup!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job!!!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Would it be a good idea to get a higher wattage power supply If you were overclocking?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Masterpiece!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

do you like that Hitachi Ultrastar drive

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the HDD a good choice

[comment deleted by staff]
[comment deleted by staff]
  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, you have to buy it separately

[comment deleted by staff]