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 About our rig affectionately known as "Badass 1."

The name came from the company we hired to assemble this very cool machine to our specs for us.

She was created to do three things, and do them well.

  • First and foremost she is our video editing platform and needed to handle complex Adobe After Effects rendering. Our old machine would take 3-6 hours to render a video. This rig has cut rendering times down to 38 minutes or less!

  • Secondly, she needed to push (3) monitors and be expandable to push (6) monitors.

  • Lastly, she needed to be fast, really fast (for our occasional gaming - smile).

 Here's how we achieved this.

First a shoutout to Linus Tech Tips for showing us what to build. Great tech videos and one of our favorite places to learn & grow!

Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor


ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME, Extended ATX x99 Motherboard , LGA 2011-V3 Socket, DDR4 3300Mhz+(OC)
Painting the Rampage V by Linus Tech Tips

ba 01Memory:
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2800MHz
Corsair Dominator Platinum Lightbar by Linus Tech Tips

Graphics Card:
ASUS STRIX GTX970 4GD5 Graphics Card
ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 970 Video Card by Linus Tech Tips

desk 001 Solid State Drives:
(2) Samsung 850 Pro 512GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
(1) Crucial MX200 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD

Samsung 850 Pro review by Linus Tech Tips

Power Supply:
Corsair AX760i Digital ATX Power Supply — 760 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum Certified Fully-Modular PSU

desktop 04Case:
Corsair Obsidian Series® 750D Airflow Edition Full Tower ATX Case
Case review by Linus Tech Tips

Water Cooling:
Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i

H105 Liquid Cooler by Linus Tech Tips

LED Red Fans:
(3) AeroCool Dead Silence 140mm Red Case Fan (Red)
(4) AeroCool Dead Silence 120mm Red Case Fan (Red)

Case Lighting:
NZXT Technologies 5.25-Inch Hue RGB LED Color Changing Controller

Triple Monitors:
(3) Dell S2340M 23" LED Monitors

Monitor Stand:
Ergotech Triple Desk Stand with Telescopic Wings

Custom Cabling:
(1) Corsair Professional Individually sleeved DC Cable Kit, Type 3 (Generation 2), RED
(1) Corsair Individually Sleeved ATX Cable 24pin (Generation 2), RED