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Black Widow
by BlackWidow
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First build. Needs a good cleaning.

Built in 2011

Literally took me 6 hours to cable manage


Arctic Cooling Accelero extreme plus 2

Keeps temps very low.

Bitfenix Spectre pro 200mm Blue LED

NZXT 1m Sleeved Blue LED Kit

Computer was built for ultimate gaming at 1080p

Hoping to upgrade to GTX 680 later.

NZXT 50WATT 6 channel fan controller

Total of 5 case fans

Mod for the graphics card support

Bitfenix 24pin sleeved black

Bitfenix 6pin sleeved black

Bitfenix 8pin Sleeved Black

Part List
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle39.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load67.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate890MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate4.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle28.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load50.0° C
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DanniieBoiiy 10 points 19 months ago

Upgrade to a 770 its better than 680 and cheaper.

BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 3 points 19 months ago

really man? cuz i want better fps in games and i thought 680 would go down in price this summer??

istealunderwear [9 Builds] 5 points 19 months ago

the 770 is 5% better~~ than the 680, it does out preform it. but ya, nice looking build great job!

BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 4 points 19 months ago

ill definitely pick that up man thanks!!

JoeThePlumber [1 Build] 6 points 19 months ago

Yes, def go with the 770, or the 780 if you can afford it

ElloMello -1 points 15 months ago

Onyl 5% better...

What a difference.

istealunderwear [9 Builds] 6 points 15 months ago

It's also cheaper.. So there's really no reason not to.

TheWinningHit 1 point 15 months ago

Your CPU cooler also already comes with thermal compound by the way.

Harleysmoke 1 point 15 months ago

You can buy better quality thermal compound

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BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 4 points 19 months ago

thanks man

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skemble [19 Builds] 4 points 19 months ago

Thumbs up for the coolness factor! +1

BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 4 points 19 months ago

thanks man

PickItApart 4 points 19 months ago

Great photos. What camera?

BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 4 points 19 months ago

Nikon d3100

PickItApart 2 points 19 months ago

impressive in low light.

BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 4 points 19 months ago

ya its not bad i had some trouble getting good lighting to show it off

Mattyice47 [1 Build] 4 points 19 months ago

Nice House

hunter32tz [1 Build] 4 points 19 months ago

Dude I'm usually not a fan of blue but this is the most badass build I've EVER seen even though it was build 2 years ago. Simply amazing!

Spirafall [1 Build] 2 points 19 months ago

I think even /r/cableporn would appreciate this if they haven't already. :3 Those curves.
Er, I mean, those 6 hours really paid off. It's beautiful.

BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 2 points 19 months ago

thanks alot haha its good to hear people like it

AQUM 2 points 19 months ago

How's that Cooler Master V8 holding up?

BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 2 points 19 months ago

its not bad man, its keeps temps pretty low for aircooling, but I wouldn't buy it again. Probably a phantecks PH TC14PE, or antec khuler 920

AQUM 2 points 19 months ago

You have any money to upgrade your cpu cooler I recommend the Corsair H60 it's an entry level water cooling cpu cooler and it's awesome. The radiator is very small too. I'll be using it in my own build.

plaliberte14 2 points 19 months ago

I think this is one of the best looking computers I have ever seen. I love the look of big air coolers, and the v8 certainly looks awesome. I love the accelero on the graphics card. Also, I love the fact this is not overkill. In my opinion spending more than 2000$ on a computer is ridiculous, and given the time when this was built I think you picked very good parts. Once again, this thing looks awesome, I'm jealous!

BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 2 points 19 months ago

Hey i totally agree the graphics card i actually got for $120 from a guy on kjiji, so it wasnt close to $2000. Thanks for the feedback man it took me a long time (upgrading everything) to get it all looking nice and clean.

jackhooks21 2 points 11 months ago

Could you have kept it cool with a fan instead of coolant? Im brand new to the pc world and I prefer fans. Im building it for gaming on high standards.

BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

looking back closed loop water cooling is just as good as air cooling, if i was to do this build again id probably go air. probably would have went phantecks or something equivalent.

RealmOfVenom 2 points 10 months ago

One Sexy Machine

Mario64 [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

Nice build. Loving the V8 cooler. +1, and great cable management in the back.

malcar11 [3 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

Hello! a little question: Are you still using the GX PSU? How good is it? Thanks!


BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

its great but i sold that computer

love1231 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

what a huge CPU cooler you put into it. Can believe you can work out those wires. Also a nice job with the light. Can you turn all the light off during the night? looking for a controller that can do it.

About video card, you can check on 760 actually. Good price performance combination.

BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

man i built a new computer check it out on my computer builds. And yes you can turn the leds off its just a simple on/off button

dpouch2000 [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Where can I find good, cheap, blue led strips for my build?

BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

at your local computer shop.... if your in canada, CanadaComputers has tons of different colours, or you could just order them online.

TheWinningHit -2 points 15 months ago

A 650 ti should be fine for this build. It's 2GB and it is over clocked. Lastly, the price comes down to 130 and it is a better performer.