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Red, White, and Black Beast
by Berzerker
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Description

Used primarily for gaming, coding, personal use, everyday stuff, etc.

Extensions from the reddit user Jappetto. Red, white and black to match the case! I think it looks pretty sick. :)

LEDs are BitFenix white LED strips (2x 600mm, 1x 300mm) from FrozenCPU

Feel free to comment and ask any questions.

Update 3/25/14: Build updated with the new Corsair 450D! Thanks to George from Corsair for providing the H105 and 450D, it's found a new home!

Part List
Details
Date PublishedMarch 23, 2014
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle28.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load73.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.14Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.5GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle35.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load73.0° C
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Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 8 points 8 months ago

Great build!

+1

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 8 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
elricky 6 points 7 months ago

Looks great. Needs more pics ;)

 
 
iAmNicklezz 4 points 8 months ago

This build is so pretty. omggg :D

+1

 
 
ExcaliburVII 4 points 8 months ago

Oh wow, that looks absolutely amazing. Good job!

 
 
thesupergeek [3 Builds] 2 points 8 months ago

Is that the power for the pump for the water cooler? looks like! anyways, well balanced, nicely wired build!

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 8 months ago

It's 3 cables, one for the pump power, one for the USB link cable, and 1 for the SATA/fan connections to power the fans.

 
 
thesupergeek [3 Builds] 2 points 8 months ago

yay! I was (kinda) right! I have the same liquid cooler an I love it.

 
 
superninjaleprechaun 2 points 1 month ago

yay for good headphones

 
 
Radicult [2 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

I think i see the black connection, top right corner? I'd assume its connected to the front panel.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 8 months ago

It's there, but that's not what it's connected to! Try again. :)

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 3 points 8 months ago

Unsleeved fan cable?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 8 months ago

Oh, interesting. It's sleeved but black, forgot about it. Not what I was looking for, but I'll give you a cookie anyway. :P Original cookie is still up for grabs :)

 
 
PacificNic [1 Build] 2 points 8 months ago

Fan controller?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Nope. :) Fan controller (Kraken) is behind the motherboard tray, not seen.

 
 
Radicult [2 Builds] 2 points 8 months ago

Oh darn :P

 
 
Radicult [2 Builds] 4 points 8 months ago

I can't tell what it's connected to :P, but I still saw it, so that means cookie, right???

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 8 months ago

You get half a cookie. :P

 
 
Radicult [2 Builds] 0 points 8 months ago

YAY!!!! NOMS!

 
 
hunter32tz [1 Build] 2 points 8 months ago

Sata cable? Wait nope it's not forgot about what you said in the description.

 
 
thesupergeek [3 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

damn, your cable management is awesome. Im going to have to ship you out to Colorado to do mine lol :P

 
 
voodoomike69 [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

How's the case? Looks good, any more pics?

 
 
Sabotage 1 point 8 months ago

So nice!

 
 
DontUSASme 1 point 8 months ago

This is what a proper build looks like. Just, just gorgeous.

 
 
Austn [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Where'd you get the RAM and motherboard for that low?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

http://i.imgur.com/aOWWyy5.jpg

Here's a higher resolution picture, switched the NZXT LED to red, makes it looks slightly better. :)

 
 
appleonama [1 Build] 1 point 15 days ago

what cables are those?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 days ago

Which, the PSU cables? Custom sleeved from /u/Jappetto

 
 
InitialP [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Powerful, clean, efficient! A 3-pointer! Also, is this thing loud? I see you bought 9 fans. Could this cause a tornado?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I made sure to buy super quiet fans. They don't push a huge amount of air, but since I have so many of them, it still makes for good airflow. The whole this is virtually whisper quiet.

 
 
InitialP [1 Build] 3 points 8 months ago

thats good to 'hear'... lol.

 
 
xx116xx [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Pretty...

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

How do those apache fans do? It seems pretty hard to find a good radiator fan that has halfway decent performance, static pressure, and isn't insanely loud.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

They're great fans. Some of the best for rads. Either those or Gentle Typhoons would be my pick for radiator fans.

 
 
gambitd [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Awesome build, one of my favorite on this site. I cannot find the black cable btw, you're toooooo good mister haha. Amazing build. I have a build just like this but it's in an phantom 820 case and will also be red and black. I'm just wonder how did you get the backplate for that card??? and how do you like those speakers?

 
 
cloud9 1 point 8 months ago

My question is do you have enough Fans? btw great build,but i would of used windows 7 not 8

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Windows 8 is a much faster operating system, and with Start8 or Start Is Back, you don't even have to interface with Metro at all.

 
 
nRRe [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

If this is the Berzerker I know..you need more ASUS in your build.

 
 
DementedCattle 1 point 8 months ago

How is the kraken working for you?

 
 
Arrowdodger 1 point 8 months ago

How does the motherboard work for you? anything special you needed to add or extra parts you needed to order for it? How is Windows 8 Professional working for you? having any problems like windows 7 did when it first came to par? Good build but you shouldve went for the 32GB

 
 
haid123 1 point 8 months ago

great build but just a question where did you get the backplate for you msi card i just ordered one and i need a backplate :P

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

It's an XSPC Backplate compatible with the Titan, 780 and 770. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/19433/ex-blc-1432/XSPC_Razor_GTX_Titan_780_770_Backplate_Full_Coverage_VGA_Backplate.html

However, the screws didn't fit, so I had to go get some custom screws to make it fit with the threads in the cooler. I ended up having issues with shorting and contact, so I just put an EVGA 780 backplate on it, it's not consistent, but it works.

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IBIubbleTea 1 point 7 months ago

Wrong case. Dont you think?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

Yes, I've since updated the build, I guess I should post some new pictures...

Edit: updated. :)

 
 
IBIubbleTea 1 point 7 months ago

Where did you put the other hd?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

5.25 to 3.5 adapter in the ODD bay in the back.

 
 
PortalFPS 1 point 6 months ago

how did you afford this monstrosity !?

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

Working? lol

 
 
Simmons572 [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

Just wondering, did you use a 120mm fan for the exhauset? And if so, why did you pot for a 120mm and not a 140mm?

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

Wanted the eLoop for the matching set, they only come in 120mm. They push as much air as most 140s though.

 
 
Simmons572 [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

Cool, thanks for the info. I'm looking at getting the same fans as well,so yeh.

 
 
utkugul 1 point 5 months ago

+1 for mega SSD!

 
 
12allanon1 1 point 4 months ago

gonna be awesome for Star Citizen ;)

+1

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

You know it!

 
 
Gooberdad [2 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

Wow. I wish you had more pics of the machine. The two I've seen are beautiful. +1

Now I'm looking for a 5.1 set of speakers for my son for Christmas. How are the Logitech Z506? Didn't see a rating from you on those.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

They're awesome, great little set of speakers. Perfect for a simple 5.1 analog setup.

Also, uploaded some more pics. :)

 
 
claimore22 1 point 4 months ago

must be nice to have soo mutch money to spend on a pc . Awesome build :). Im jelly.

 
 
ROODAY [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

1 TERABYTE SSD?! DAYUM SON!

+1!

 
 
topxkiller 1 point 4 months ago

Hot damn!

 
 
ImElkay [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Do you just plug your headphones straight into your motherboard or do you have some other audio solution?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

I forgot to add it (did now though), but I use an Audioengine D1 DAC/Amp. It's a great DAC/Amp for the price, been using it for a few months and it's been great.

 
 
ImElkay [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

I was actually looking at the same one. Can you recommend it?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

Oh yes, for the price, it's very good quality and built extremely well.

 
 
IMANice16 1 point 3 months ago

That sleeving is... ... ... Entire build looks wonderful wish I could put that much into a computer

 
 
madpossum [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

Very Nice build! I'm building my first build in the Air 540 as well, I love this case. How do you like the Logitech Z506 speakers? I was looking at picking those up as well.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

Great little set of 5.1s for <$100. Would definitely recommend them.

 
 
dakrian00100 1 point 2 months ago

Build looks epic, I've been thinking about getting that case as it looks like it has awesome airflow with the HDD's and SSD's out of the way along with the opticals. I really want to have CM like that, too. The only thing that I don't really know about is the Mobo which has x16 x8 multipliers for 2-way SLI. I feel like half of one of your video cards is being wasted. I would have just upgraded the mobo to a sabertooth and gone with an LGA 2011 socket CPU such as a 3930k or 4930k to utilize both of those monsters. I noticed your comment stated you are upgrading to 2011 which IS a great choice but if you are going to go after the Haswell-E you better have a HUGE budget ($1000 for the cpu). I feel like you are only barely going to see a bump up in fps from going from a 4930k Ivy Bridge to a Haswell-E... Like 5 fps. Either way your build looks aesthetically perfect.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

I'll go through your post case by case.

1) About the PCI-scaling, you can see here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7089/geforce-gtx-titan-twoway-sli-scaling-pcie-2-vs-pcie-3 that PCI-e scaling from 2.0 x16 to 3.0 x16 (aka 3.0 x8 to 3.0 x16) offers you little to no performance gain. AMD has also done their own testing and found that there was no performance loss, even at 2.0 x8, which would be equivalent to 3.0 x4. So much so that they even decided to remove the Crossfire connectors on the cards and they even still had enough bandwidth left at 2.0 x8 to run the cards at full performance and crossfire going through the bus as well.

2) ASUS generally is known for pretty bad support. When I do upgrade my motherboard, I'm most likely going to get whatever new offering Gigabyte will have for 2011-3 when Haswell-E comes out.

3) The pricing for Haswell-E is going to be similar to Ivy Bridge-E and Sandy Bridge-E before it, but even with that, the $600 5930K (supposed) equivalent will even be an upgrade, to an 8-core, 16-thread CPU, from a 6-core, 12-thread CPU. And, all for $600. $1000 are the Core i7 Extreme 2011s, and those are far from worth it.

4) I'm not going to upgrade for any gaming performance, even if it does give me some (which is still nice). I'm upgrade mainly for the platform. Onboard Z87 features ported to X99 will be nice, as well as the DDR4 support.

 
 
dan1229 1 point 2 months ago

Hey so I was gonna build in the 540 in the future adn I wanted to ask if the lack of dust filters is an issue, I saw some dust filter kit specificaly for it but it was $80.00, do you think I would be good with just one for the PSU? Also in regards to your ram, are the dominators worth the extra price? And do you like the NAOS mouse? Thank you so much in advance it's my first build so I'm trying to get it right

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

The only intakes I have on the 540 are in the front. Back and top are exhaust. So the only dust filter you really need is for the front, which it has a full-size filter. And, it's magnetic to boot.

I mainly got the doms because they overclock nicely, and look awesome with the rest of the case with the lightbar addition.

As for the NAOS. It's a great mouse, I just ended up getting a Func MS-3 because it was on massdrop for $29.99. I like this mouse better, just haven't changed it in the build since I'm going to do another update in about a month or so with a new case.

 
 
Ope_Lee [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Hows the H105?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Great, but I wouldn't have bought it if I didn't get it for free. :P

 
 
thomasf94 [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

+1 that is awesome bro..

 
 
Rakirs [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

This is a really good looking build! +1 btw does that heatsink say NZXT?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

It does, but the pictures can't be changed until tomorrow since I can't show the case yet.

 
 
michlantecuh 1 point 1 month ago

Wrong cooler man!

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

I know. But I can't post pictures of it until tomorrow, since that's when I can show the case. It'll be updated soon!

 
 
Miles.Main [1 Build] 1 point 22 days ago

First off, beautiful build, with some really exquisite cable work. Next, Iv'e got a legit question. I'm getting the new Corsair 450D next month and I'm also getting a new CPU cooler. I had intended on getting either the H100i or the H105, but a youtube reviewer who I sorta swear by (LinusTechTips) mentioned that the H105 wouldn't fit in the top of this case. However, you seem to have done it quite nicely here. Did you have any issues with that at all? A tip would be super helpful as this will shape my decision of which cooler to actually buy. Again, great build, luv them cables. Thanks!

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 22 days ago

The H105 is going to be a tight fit on most motherboards, and some may not even fit, but with the UD4H, you can clearly see in the picture that it does indeed fit.

 
 
Miles.Main [1 Build] 1 point 21 days ago

Ok,cool. Ive got a UDH3, which i believe is actually smaller, so do you think that'll work? thanks btw :)

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 20 days ago

Don't think the UD3H is any smaller, but it's definitely not any bigger. Should be fine.

 
 
TheCotsman 1 point 22 days ago

hey man, awesome build! Im thinking of using the 450d with the ud3h and the h105. This build helps cause I'm not sure whether the h105 will fit but since you fit it in with a ud4h i know that it will.I was wondering could you have been able to fit the h105 in the other way around?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 22 days ago

I probably could have, but the tubes would be blocking airflow for the rear exhaust. I thought this orientation was the best option.

 
 
BFBCIE2 1 point 18 days ago

Are you running the h105 as intake or exhaust? Beautiful build I must say. I'm wanting to do either h100i or 105 with a ud3h and it looks like both will fit. Did you have a minor or major problems with air flows or fans? The exhaust looks to be farther in the case which looks like it may cause some problems

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 18 days ago

Running it as exhaust, as you should for top fans. Airflow isn't an issue, they perforated the hell out of the back, so air is naturally flowing up and out the back fine.

 
 
davidff1991 1 point 18 days ago

with the power supply in. can you install a 120mm fan at the bottom?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 18 days ago

I would say that you probably could, although I think you might some cables in the way.

 
 
kevers 1 point 17 days ago

did you have any problems trying to get the H105 in there?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 days ago

I did, until I realized I could move the grommets for the fan holes over a little to move it more towards the back of the case, then it fit better, but it's still pretty tight.

 
 
pegotico 1 point 11 days ago

+1 fantastic build!!

 
 
Voltage15 1 point 10 days ago

That headset price....

And holy crap that keyboard is tiny.

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 days ago

I actually got it off Massdrop for $350.

As for the keyboard, I love it.

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davidff1991 1 point 8 days ago

How do you have those light set up. Along the bottom and back? And how does it fit. I was going to get the same case with only 1 600mm strip of led is the other 300mm necessary?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 days ago

I think it is. It'll look a little dim at the top, otherwise. I actually have 2 600mm and a 300mm. 3 strips total.

They go along the edge closest to the side panel, then up above the exhaust back fan, they connect to the adapter that goes out behind to a 4-pin molex.

 
 
Litesung [1 Build] 1 point 2 days ago

What is the name of that desk?

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 day ago

Linnmon from IKEA.

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manirelli [Staff] [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

Please keep it civil or refrain from commenting.

 
 
JailBreak [2 Builds] -1 points 1 month ago

5grand and no SSD's rofl. -1

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 0 points 1 month ago

wat. I have a 1TB EVO...it's in the part list.

 
 
JailBreak [2 Builds] 0 points 1 month ago

should of gone raid 0 with that setup instead of getting 3 hard drives. 1 or 2 would of sufficed. I dont get how people get more than 1 hard drive in their setups. Even if you watch movies, play games, theres no way you end up using all the of the 1 TB space..do you guys keep all your junk inside the hard drive? They always appear to be messy people to me. I do a lot more stuff on my PC and stil manage to use less than 500gb. -1

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 1 month ago

How can you possibly begin to tell me how much HDD space I'd need? Everyone is different, everyone has different needs. I'm using more than 1TB just for my Anime collection. My Music is well over 300GB, and I have movies more than 500GB large. I have a dedicated hard drive just for backups in case anything fails. Just because you don't use it, doesn't mean I won't.

I have each hard drive with a different use. RAID 0 just sets it up for a higher chance of failure. Having everything separate lets me easily swap something out in case a drive fails. If anything, I'd set up RAID 1, or RAID 5/6.

Please think before you comment next time.

 
 
drdannydrizzle 1 point 14 days ago

+1 for diplomacy

 
 
Joseph789 1 point 1 month ago

I totally agree. I use only 2 SSD's ...Hard drives are a thing of the past and 3 in this build is over kill. -1

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 1 month ago

...really? Read my reply above. You need to be smarter about how you think.

 
 
Bossnutz [1 Build] -3 points 3 months ago

I like it, but why spend $5K on a build with an ugly case???

 
 
Berzerker [Submitter] [1 Build] 4 points 3 months ago

Because it's a beautiful case.

 
 
linsyschopman [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

This case is beautiful indeed! +1