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Posted · Original PosterOP

Project Swift-Force

(I'm bad at names)

 

My current PC is coming up on 5 years of age, its struggling to put out 60 fps consistently in today's current games. I think its time for a bit of an upgrade.

The goal with this new build is to achieve 144 fps @1440p on most games without having to lower the graphical quality too much.

 

So lets get onto the components.

 

DELIVERED:

 

Monitor:

  • Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q

 

Motherboard:

  • ASUS Maximus VII HERO

 

CPU:

  • Intel i7-4790k

 

Cooler:

  • NZXT Kraken X61

 

GPUS:

  • x2 GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GTX 970 Windforce in SLI

 

SSD:

  • Samsung 840 EVO 250GB

 

HDD:

  • Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

PSU:

  • EVGA Supernova G2 850W 80+ Gold

 

RAM:

  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance @1600mhz

Case:

  • Phanteks Enthoo Primo Black/Red Edition

 

Other:

  • NZXT Huehuehue
  • TP-Link N900 Wireless PCIE Adapter
  • 5x Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition Fans
  • 2x Corsair AF140 Red LED Quiet Edition Fans
  • Roccat Kone Pure Optical Mouse

 

Pictures:

 

Update 1:

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The components that have arrived so far. :D Really just waiting on the case and fans now.

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Planned Upgrades:

  • Custom loop, Maybe Acrylic tubing.
  • New Desk from Ikea.
  • Headphones/Dac/Amp.
  • New Chair.

New PC Build - Build Log - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/276039-project-swift-force/

[spoiler=]

  • Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Hero
  • CPU: Intel i7-4790K
  • GPU1: GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GTX 970 4GB
  • GPU2: GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GTX 970 4GB
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro Red, 16gb (2x8GB) @1600mhz
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNova 850W 80+ Gold
  • CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda - 2TB 7200RPM
  • SSD: Samsung 840 EVO - 250GB
  • Monitor: Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 27" 144hz G-Sync
  • Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 600 OHM
  • DAC/AMP: Mayflower Objective2 + ODAC Combo
  • Mouse: ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical
  • Keyboard: KBP V60 - Cherry MX Brown

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Should name it Wallet Force

But really really nice.

Haha, really hurt the wallet quite a bit. Roughly 4.3k all up.


New PC Build - Build Log - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/276039-project-swift-force/

[spoiler=]

  • Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Hero
  • CPU: Intel i7-4790K
  • GPU1: GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GTX 970 4GB
  • GPU2: GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GTX 970 4GB
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro Red, 16gb (2x8GB) @1600mhz
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNova 850W 80+ Gold
  • CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda - 2TB 7200RPM
  • SSD: Samsung 840 EVO - 250GB
  • Monitor: Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 27" 144hz G-Sync
  • Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 600 OHM
  • DAC/AMP: Mayflower Objective2 + ODAC Combo
  • Mouse: ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical
  • Keyboard: KBP V60 - Cherry MX Brown

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Haha, really hurt the wallet quite a bit. Roughly 4.3k all up.

Ouch... Just ouchhhhhhhh

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Update 2:

 

The case arrived on Monday with all the other fans/accessories and I've finally got this setup. Here is some amateur photo's of me getting the thing built, and trying to learn how to camera at the same time.

 

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I'm not great with the camera and I got a little slack with the amount of photos I took near the end. But I plan to take more once I get my new desk. That way I'll clean up the mess of wires that is currently sitting behind my pc/monitors.

 

I also want to change the blue LEDs in the "Windforce" Logo of the GPU's to red LEDs. That may take me a little while to get around to that. xD


New PC Build - Build Log - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/276039-project-swift-force/

[spoiler=]

  • Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Hero
  • CPU: Intel i7-4790K
  • GPU1: GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GTX 970 4GB
  • GPU2: GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GTX 970 4GB
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro Red, 16gb (2x8GB) @1600mhz
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNova 850W 80+ Gold
  • CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda - 2TB 7200RPM
  • SSD: Samsung 840 EVO - 250GB
  • Monitor: Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 27" 144hz G-Sync
  • Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 600 OHM
  • DAC/AMP: Mayflower Objective2 + ODAC Combo
  • Mouse: ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical
  • Keyboard: KBP V60 - Cherry MX Brown

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Looks great!

Changing the LED colour isn't too hard - just sand the paint off of the logo and then paint the logo red (I think this is how you do it). (I don't take responsibility if you break your card :P)

Otherwise it is a great build - love if we could have some benchmarks :D

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Looks great!

Changing the LED colour isn't too hard - just sand the paint off of the logo and then paint the logo red (I think this is how you do it). (I don't take responsibility if you break your card :P)

Otherwise it is a great build - love if we could have some benchmarks :D

I thought that would be the case. But I think I heard somewhere the logo is clear and the actual lights are blue.

 

If I painted the clear cover red it might look odd with the blue lights. I'll probably have to order up some red leds and just solder them on.


New PC Build - Build Log - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/276039-project-swift-force/

[spoiler=]

  • Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Hero
  • CPU: Intel i7-4790K
  • GPU1: GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GTX 970 4GB
  • GPU2: GIGABYTE G1 GAMING GTX 970 4GB
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro Red, 16gb (2x8GB) @1600mhz
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNova 850W 80+ Gold
  • CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda - 2TB 7200RPM
  • SSD: Samsung 840 EVO - 250GB
  • Monitor: Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 27" 144hz G-Sync
  • Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 600 OHM
  • DAC/AMP: Mayflower Objective2 + ODAC Combo
  • Mouse: ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical
  • Keyboard: KBP V60 - Cherry MX Brown

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I thought that would be the case. But I think I heard somewhere the logo is clear and the actual lights are blue.

 

If I painted the clear cover red it might look odd with the blue lights. I'll probably have to order up some red leds and just solder them on.

Might be the case with the windforces - I know that you just sand the stuff off on the reference ones, but not sure about the windforce

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