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by Mark8008
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Description

I use this computer mostly for gaming and watching videos. It runs very well, and looks amazing. I have never built a computer before, and it went flawlessly. As for the name, since I built this computer on Pi day, I named it Pi.
Update 5/9/13: I added a Corsair H100i because I wanted to overclock my CPU to 5.0 GHz.
Update 5/12/13: Overclocking went well, still stable at 5.0 GHz, running at 48-50 Celsius. I installed a better PSU so I can have another HDD and do better cable management. I also bought a new mechanical keyboard.
Update 2/27/14: I got a new monitor that is 144 Hertz to play CS:GO more accurately.
Update 4/5/14: Bought some ATH-M50's they're the best headphones I own.
Update 5/9/14: New HDDs for more space, of course. And some MIE2i's.
Update 6/28/14: New Headphones - Corsair Vengeance 2100's seems like I didn't get a lemon. (M50's are still best.)
Update 10/31/14: Added a SSD for faster boot up times, and everyone told me to get one, and man were they right!
Update 11/4/14: RAIDed my 2 1TB WD Blues together in RAID 0 for recording at 60fps. Update 11/20/14: Added another 1TB WD Blue for games and random things.
Update 12/15/14: Bought an AT 2020 XLR mic for Skype with my friends, I know it's overkill, but I plan to record soon
Update 12/22/14: Bought ATH AD900x Open Back Headphones along with an Amp/DAC combo: SMSL SD793-II

The prices are so high because that's what I paid for them at the time.

Part List
Details
Date BuiltMarch 14, 2013
AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.98Ghz
CPU Temperature While Idle16.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load32.0° C
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate850MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate5.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load58.0° C
Comments
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Mattyice47 [1 Build] 4 points 15 months ago

3.14159265359

 
 
hikerdude5 2 points 15 months ago

3.141592653589793

 
 
Mattyice47 [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

Damn messed up one, but hey I knew it by memory.

 
 
hikerdude5 1 point 14 months ago

Nah, I think it was just the rounding.

 
 
Beastliness23 [3 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

3.14159265358979323846264338327950

that's as much as I can remember lol, I used to know more but I forgot >.<

 
 
malcar11 [3 Builds] 3 points 15 months ago

Very nice! congrats.

 
 
Marcus_CA 3 points 15 months ago

How's that Mad Catz ? I always made fun of that thing because of its looks. :)

 
 
Mark8008 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

It is awesome, it's really comfortable and has great customization features, plus people are like "wtf is that." when they first see it.

 
 
Electrospeed 3 points 15 months ago

What's that sitting on your mouse pad? My god, it's a Transformer!

LOL

 
 
Zeus [1 Build] 3 points 15 months ago

Nice choice on parts, should consider an SSD for a future upgrade

 
 
Gooberdad [3 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

You said it. I agree get a SSD. You won't regret it. crazy looking mouse.

 
 
ravagex 3 points 15 months ago

That mouse makes me think a decepticon will transform and destroy the computer

 
 
763nadom [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

Nice build and Very good cable management.

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 2 points 15 months ago

Very nice and solid overclock!

Desk setup looks very tidy, great job hiding the cables, +1

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Beefy8969 2 points 15 months ago

Such a good looking case!

 
 
yrretmi [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

Nice build. I was slightly mislead by the title though. Was excited to think someone incorporated a Raspberry Pi into their build process.

 
 
Xyit 1 point 5 months ago

did the ram work fine with the mobo?

 
 
Mark8008 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Sorry for the very late response, but yes the RAM did work.

 
 
Xyit 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome I purchased in my build and my RAM is working fine also, just heard some issues about this model.

 
 
Mark8008 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Nice, I hope you like it as much as I do.

 
 
barnabees 1 point 1 month ago

Hey just quick question. How did the corsair cx600 do on your overclock? Were there any problems? I have the same one and i want to overclock with it but i dont want it to fail on me.

 
 
Mark8008 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 28 days ago

Sorry for the late response, but the PSU is still doing well at 4.9 GHz. It should be fine for any build under 475 watts(non-overclocked), that's more of a guess than a real number, so don't quote me on that. You could probably go up to 525 if you want to push it. On another note, you have to keep in mind capacitor aging if you are going to use it at it's peak for a long time.

Sorry this was really weirdly laid out, but all in all, you'll be fine.

 
 
barnabees 1 point 21 days ago

Thanks so much for the response.

 
 
spencerharden 0 points 15 months ago

what kind of fans are thos

 
 
Mark8008 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

They are the stock fans that came with the case and H100i

 
 
ArrKayCee [1 Build] 0 points 14 months ago

I'm still going to upvote it but c'mon man, the case badge? Otherwise a beautiful build.

 
 
Mark8008 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 14 months ago

Hey, I had to represent man! :D