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2nd build in 6 years! Finally done :)
by Pwntastic
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Using pcpartpicker was great because it kept me organized :)

Unfortunately, it seems like my chip is terrible at overclocking. Failed numerous stability tests. So for now, I will keep it at stock for stability since I'm starting school. At stock, temps are great! Considering ambient temp is ~27 Celsius

I got the 4770k through a friend, hence the super low price. All the other parts, I went bargain hunting for 3 months. It was annoying, but worth it! Some parts, I purchased as a combo, and then sold the combo item on Ebay. (gtx 760, mobo)

Part List
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle36.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load60.0° C
MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.08Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle32.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load62.0° C
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Vigomi [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

I'd say this is a very good build. Also those cables are glorious

Sabotage 1 point 17 months ago

Amazing build. I love it.

PickItApart 1 point 17 months ago

Great build. Lots of excellent choices and only $1100. Nice!

You should be able to get some overclock out of the i7. Maybe the cooler isn't very good or you just got to be more patient. Good luck and don't give up on overclocking, even if it's a mild overclock.

sharkbyte5150 [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

That cooler is awesome (I have it in my build), Haswell just doesn't OC like Ivy Bridge.

ReDnAx1991 [6 Builds] 1 point 17 months ago

Great build, don't forget to download MSI afterburner for your videocard to squeeze all the juice out of that little beast. +1

sharkbyte5150 [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

How's that Zalman fan for sound?
I see you replaced the stock front fan.

My next build will have the same case and I was planning on putting both of the white stock fans up front and using 3 of that Zalman blue fan you got for the rear and two on top.