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My first build coming from an old Dell XPS system. Wanted a rig for work and play. Plan on throwing in another 980 soon and eventually a couple of Pascals. Grabbing a 4K monitor next month.

Sticking with a 24/7 stable 4.2 Ghz CPU overclock, and 2800 on the RAM. Deepcool 360 does a great job under load keeping her cool. Before you ask about the 1300W monster PSU... I got it on sale for a really good price, 25% off for $160 total and it also had a $30 rebate, so it came out to being $130 before tax. The 1000G2 costs ~$150 and the 850W ~$130 so it was a simple decision at that point of the build. Also, there is a comfort knowing I'm covered down the road on 3-way SLI.

Being my first build, when I was finished, I realized I had so much fun and the sense of accomplishment, I wanted to do another. Alas, maybe in a few years.

(Update) on 9/28/17 dumped the 980's for an EVGA 1080Ti Hybrid and threw in 16 more GB a RAM. Also stepped up to a Dell 34" 21:9 monitor.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Thought for a second that your top radiator was a reference 7990. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy Mother of a CPU Cooler! +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious why you mounted the GPU cooler on the bottom and take the side fan out and mount the GPU cooler there??

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

200mm fan is front intake, GPU cooler is pulling cool air from the floor, a 200mm fan is still on the side pushing air into the case, exhaust is a 140mm on the rear and three 120mm's on the top.

Getting another 980 Hybrid soon, will mount its rad next to other GPU rad.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! I couldnt see those other fans clearly. Makes sense and thanks again for explaining!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Danggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question is the 980 hybrid's fan a 120 or a 140

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

She's a 120mm.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

ok Thanks

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

1300Watt power supply, you are only running 400-500 watts under full load?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. I got it on sale for a really good price, 25% off for $160 total and it also had a $30 rebate, so it came out to being $130 before tax. The 1000G2 costs ~$150 and the 850W ~$130 so it was a simple decision at that point of the build.
  2. I love the headroom in power as I plan to 3 way SLI eventually.
  3. At load, less heat and strain because of high rating, fan won't even start to ramp up till 50% load as a bonus, which I'm not hitting at this point.
  4. 10 year warranty and 2 pages of awards from reviewers, Japanese caps, etc
  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

Ok so your saying because it is higher rated you use less power and takes off less strain? Odd. Hey if it's what you like that's all good just looks odd having that kind of power and using none of it. Maybe in the feature when that case fills up :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Nah, PSU never runs at 1300 W, only pulls what it needs at any given time. But it 'can' pull 1300 if I want it to one day. If I had a 650W PSU for example, it would pull about 80% at load, more strain, heat, fan-noise, etc. Never a problem getting a higher rating than you need currently. Now if you do the opposite however...

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks Radok. Love the 820 so far, lots of space and rad support. I will look into that 810 side panel, thanks for the tip.