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Overclocked i7 Crossfire Beast Mode
by CravinR1
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Description

Ultimate All around PC

Details
Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle24.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load70.0° C
MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.16Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.51Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle34.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load70.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Performance Preset ScoreP15359
Comments
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Vigomi [1 Build] 5 points 10 months ago

If im not mistaken the GPU's have to be connected with a crossfire bridge right?

 
 
CravinR1 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

I didn't have it in when I snapped the picture but it is in and crossfire is fantastic. I got the second 7950 on sale for $180 so very pleased with it. My 3dmark 11 is 15,359 and faster than Titans

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7080760

 
 
iiLeGiT101 [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

What a clean rig! Definitely some great parts, and I heard AMD has been doing well and are still fixing up new and improved crossfire drivers so your cards are probably doing great. Cable management is clean, the overall build looks clean and some nice parts are chosen. You definitely have yourself a futureproof build. One thing though, since it's a gaming pc, why'd you get the i7? No gain in performance, but I mean if you do any editing at all or decide to pick that up, then the hyperthreading will benefit you.

 
 
CravinR1 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

I had originally purchased a 3570K and had it at 4.5 ghz. I found a good deal and got the 3770K for my 3570K + $80 and figured i'd get the best cpu my motherboard supported.

Granted in general use and gaming the 3570k was just as good as the 3770k, but in audio and video and fraps encoding the 3770k shines.

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

This IS beast!

 
 
madcracked [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

info and pics please

 
 
CravinR1 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago
 
 
kingoffrog 1 point 10 months ago

Just be aware that HAF912 doesn't have usb3.0 in the front panel

 
 
DoHbOyBlAzEd [12 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Well built setup, looks clean. My only question is why get high end parts and then skimp on the case?

 
 
sketch24 [6 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Given that it's an older case, he did a great job on the cable management. Some people don't even do close to that well when the case gives you a lot better room and options for it.

 
 
DoHbOyBlAzEd [12 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

This I agree with, but to me its just mind boggling at this price range not to spend $20 - $30 more on a case.

 
 
CravinR1 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

I personally find the case to be great. I love the lay out and for $50 it was well worth the price (newegg sale).

I would prefer a black painted interior if I was to do it over, but have no regrets as the Haf 912 has plenty of space and is well built.

 
 
onekoolguy 1 point 9 months ago

That case is awesome. It feels like it should cost more.

 
 
CravinR1 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

I am missing the front USB 3 ports because my USB 3 flash drive but honestly for $50 shipped I won't say anything bad about it.

 
 
onekoolguy 1 point 9 months ago

It doesn't come with it. It's not really a big deal most stuff doesn't work with it yet and when it does you can spend 10 15 bucks to put it in there.

 
 
sketch24 [6 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Really nice setup.

 
 
Sabotage 1 point 10 months ago

Nice I would have gone with a crazier case and a mechanical keyboard.

 
 
Plectro 1 point 10 months ago

Nice build bro.

The parts suit each other well.

 
 
piyar 1 point 10 months ago

What you going to do with 3 1TB's ?

 
 
CravinR1 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Buy some bigger hard drives since these are about full. Lots of movies and songs and games (500gb in steam alone)

 
 
Goku671 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

sweet rig, the aircooler matches the graphics cards really well

 
 
RyneSmith [4 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

I would've gone Haswell, more of a future proof option IMO.

Great build though :)

 
 
CravinR1 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Haswell is a small performance increase for a even higher heat output. At 4.5 ghz this thing does great.

 
 
RyneSmith [4 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Oh ya I know don't get me wrong you have a great chip! I'm just saying I would go Haswell in the sense it's not a dead socket

I love your build regardless :)

 
 
CravinR1 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

I originally bought a 3570K with the z77x-ud4h for $60 off a couple months before the haswell launch. Also that basically means I got a $20 upgrade from a 3570k to a 3770k so i'm happy.

 
 
RyneSmith [4 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Ya haha can't complain with that!

 
 
rOjOdogg [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

As of the first quarter of 2014 Haswell will be a dead socket with the release of the new haswell-E which will incorporate the DDR-4 and of course new mobo's to use DDR-4. Even new GPU's for 2014 GTX 800 series based on Maxwell gpu's. So it is basically impossible to future proof.

 
 
CravinR1 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

The crossfire bridge was not connected, but rest assured it is connected and the Crossfired 7950 perform admirably. 15359 3dmark 11 scores

The cpu overclocks to 4.5 ghz, the gpus 1160 core and 1510 memory

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7080760

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rOjOdogg [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Really nice build with quality parts. I like the case as well and it has great airflow with lots of room. The crossfired 7950's is assume.

 
 
CravinR1 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

They were awesome, but i've since replaced some of the parts

The Hyper 212+ EVO is now a COrsair H90 water cooler The Crossfire 7950 is now crossfire Radeon 290 The power supply is now a Seasonic X-1050

 
 
ScottMalkomson [2 Builds] 1 point 2 months ago

Hey how are the 290's doing just ordered my 290 and the water block thinking of xfire are they good with scaling and such

 
 
CravinR1 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 2 months ago

Easily maxes anything I throw at them without OC