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FROSTY PC

by LuckyCharm

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39 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

4.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.22Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

3.4GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

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.

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Joe_Cool99 6 points 30 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 24 months ago

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

iiLeGiT101 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

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

suihigh 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

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

Da_Soviet_Terror 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

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

Teejers 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Very nice. Looks frosty.

Divdor 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

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

LuckyCharm submitter 1 Build 3 points 30 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 30 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 7 Builds 1 point 25 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 30 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 30 months ago

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

LuckyCharm submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 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 30 months ago

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

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LuckyCharm submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

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

SrgtMacfly 1 Build 1 point 30 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 29 months ago

Thanks guys for the imput on the build!

Dooperman 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Cpu cooler looks super bad ***.

Eztooez 1 point 28 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 26 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 28 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 28 months ago

what fans are those? and how many?

fillapile 1 point 27 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 27 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 27 months ago

That is excellent cable management!

awesomepeople 1 point 26 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 26 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 26 months ago

im also curious about this

PacificNic 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

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

Yochewy 1 point 25 months ago

why did you give your mobo a 3 star?

Javanode 1 Build 0 points 30 months ago

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

bgleonarda 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

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

Jimmy 0 points 30 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 29 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 29 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 26 months ago

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

LuckyCharm submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 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 30 months ago

hmm interesting