This is my first computer build ever. Built it with my Dad as my Christmas Present, we wanted to get the best performance for gaming and spent a lot of time working on case temps, over clocking, and stability. We went with an Orange theme (thus the name, Orange Box) so basically most of the fans and PSU cables are all Orange. We also went with Dominator Platinum Memory because they support color bars. Once orange color bars are available we will add them to the build. The build went pretty well but the Sabertooth motherboard was DOA so we had to wait on a replacement and I dropped one of the GTX 780's (ouch!) so it had to be replaced also. The NZXT case is pretty good, we had a lot of trouble trying to get the cable management right. Other than that everything went pretty smooth, it took a couple of days to build (we took our time) and a load of testing to tune and optimize. Everything works great so far and gaming performance is amazing... My average frame rate in Battlefield 4 (with Ultra settings) is about 150.
UPDATE: The Orange Box Gets a new SLI Bridge!
I finally saved enough to get my SLI bridge. I took a few more pics and added them to the library. The system continues to work flawlessly and my frame rates are amazing in any game I play. I have had no problems at all with any of the hardware components that we chose for this build. I mean it’s been absolutely flawless! The only issue I has was with a virus/malware/Trojan or something... had to reinstall after something bad got access to my system (got through my firewall and A/V software) as part of Mod I downloaded. I couldn't figure out how to clean it up so after a day or so of trying I gave up a just reinstalled. I used the System restore in Windows 8.1 and I must admit it worked pretty well.
What do you guys think?
|Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||23.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||55.0° C|