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FROSTY PC
by LuckyCharm
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Description

This is my first PC build made for gaming. I purchased the non-windowed version on the r4 and regreted it, so later I made my own window.

Details
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.6GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle31.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load80.0° C
MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.22Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate3.4GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load64.0° C
Comments
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Joe_Cool99 6 points 19 months ago

Very nice, balanced PC. Excellent cable management as well!

EDIT: "This is my first PC build made for gaming. I purchased the non-windowed version on the r4 and regreted it, so later I made my own window."

I actually thought that was the windowed version, nice job on making your own!

 
 
mattataki [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Yes, In the pictures, I didn't notice that tape.

 
 
iiLeGiT101 [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

Very good build. You choose some great parts, enjoy the build!

 
 
suihigh [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

OMG.. I am in love with that case!!!! Nicely balanced build!

 
 
Da_Soviet_Terror [2 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

nice cable management, rare to see some as good as this

 
 
Teejers [2 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

Very nice. Looks frosty.

 
 
Divdor [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

Very Nice. Did you change out the Beige Noctua fans? Nice well balanced build.

 
 
LuckyCharm [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 19 months ago

Yes, I used the corsair sp series instead. I couldn't stand the color of the Noctua's.

 
 
Divdor [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

Good trade out. That crappy beige color is the main reason I have never bought them. Looks a lot better with the corsairs.

 
 
canders [6 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Like your build. Was thinking about doing the same thing with the noctua. Are the corsair fans as quiet as the stock ones?

 
 
suihigh [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

What would i need in order to make a window cut out? I have my mind set on buying this case asap :D

 
 
suihigh [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

and yes i know they sell window versions, but none are arctic white color :\

 
 
LuckyCharm [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

I used a jigsaw and dremel for the cuttout. For the window part I would use a square of plexi glass from home depot or some place like that. To secure the glass use double sided tape. There are lots of guides on the web for more details.

 
 
counterstrike83 1 point 19 months ago

Great job, rare to see build as fine as this!

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LuckyCharm [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

The fans are a bit loud full speed but they undervolt very nicely.

 
 
SrgtMacfly [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

Well I have never owned a noctua, but wouldnt a H80 for 8 dollars more be a better deal? plus it looks like it would save alot of space. Very nice build

 
 
LuckyCharm [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks guys for the imput on the build!

 
 
Dooperman [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

Cpu cooler looks super bad ass.

 
 
Eztooez 1 point 18 months ago

Hello, I'm building a similar rig and still deciding whether i should get a 750 or 650 PSU. what happens if you have more than needed?

 
 
Llore [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

Then you'll have some headroom if you want to upgrade...you should probably have 50-100 watts headroom anyway, in case your PSU isn't quite up to its spec.

 
 
KalamazooKid 1 point 18 months ago

Loving this build. One recommendation is to mount your drives in the bottom rack and to remove the middle drive mount. It'll give you some additional airflow. Might as well, unless you're planning on adding more drives soon.

 
 
good4y0u [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

what fans are those? and how many?

 
 
fillapile 1 point 17 months ago

Wow! This is a cool PC! Good balanced build and just epic look! I'm kind of a perfectionist so here's a few things I would do: Check for the temps on the chipset cooler and if it doesn't get too hot put some white elecrtical tape on the chipset and on the yellow parts of the PSU You could also get cable extensions (sleeved) That's just my look freak PC builder side taking over :P

 
 
sharkbyte5150 [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

Great job on the window mod! The cable management is excellent, makes me want to go do some work on mine because my window shows even more! hahaa

 
 
jackrzucidlo [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

That is excellent cable management!

 
 
awesomepeople 1 point 16 months ago

Nice build! I have that same case, cpu, memory, and hdd.

I have a couple of questions tho because I am pretty new to this.

Is the motherboard optimal for the cpu and case? I am considering replacing my mobo for the one you got or replace it with the Extreme4 ASrock. Could you or some1 tell me which mobo is best for the cpu and case?

And how is the SSD?

Thanks!

 
 
JBlaze 1 point 16 months ago

hello there, curious about the cpu cooler, that is a huge cpu cooler right? doesnt it block the ram slots?

 
 
jaymojangles 1 point 16 months ago

im also curious about this

 
 
PacificNic [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Wondering which fans are on the heatsink. I know they're Corsairs. AF140's or 120 series?

 
 
Yochewy 1 point 14 months ago

why did you give your mobo a 3 star?

 
 
Javanode [1 Build] 0 points 19 months ago

so you bought an $80 cpu cooler why not watercooler?

 
 
bgleonarda [1 Build] 2 points 19 months ago

The noctua D14 outperforms most similar priced water coolers and even some higher priced ones.

 
 
Jimmy 0 points 19 months ago

It doesn't out perform the H100 or H100i, and obviously it doesn't out perform the Swiftech H220.

 
 
thefishkid1 [2 Builds] 2 points 19 months ago

The H100i is only cooler by 5ºC under load. But the Noctua is a lot quieter and provides cooling for the rest of the components on the motherboard. Not to mention about $30 cheaper than the H100i and zero chance of leakage.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h100i-elc240-seidon-240m-lq320,3380-12.html

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 19 months ago

Yes I agree on the cooling for the other parts of the motherboard (VRMs). However, he stated the D14 outperforms the higher priced water coolers. In shear performance, it does not outperform the H100i. I'm the type of user that prefers better cooling over silence. However if I had either of those coolers I would replace the fans anyways.

 
 
Llore [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

Noctua's fans are fantastic. If you don't like the color scheme, they have a redux version that's all black.

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 16 months ago

Yeah, I don't mind the colors. I would just chose Scythe Gentle Typhoons for any heatsink as they are quiet and they are some of the best.

 
 
LuckyCharm [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

The R4 doesnt fit an h100 very well and the secend best cooler would be the h80 for 80$. After reading reviews the noctua came out as the better cooler over the h80.

 
 
Javanode [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

hmm interesting