I am going to use this machine for gaming, video editing, and 3d rendering/animations.
The build went flawlessly, everything arrived in good condition, except the DVI cable, which had a bent pin, but that was easy enough to fix. Still waiting for the 2tb drive, but that's not really anything exciting
I was waiting for a while to order some parts, and I'm glad I did, since when I was making the order for the SSD, the EVO was already available.
The Dark Rock Pro 2 really is an amazing cooler. It cools the CPU really well, even when I pushed it to 1.25 volts. I got an OK overclocker of a CPU, it can run 4.4GHz at 1.2 volts, and 4.5 at 1.25. I chose to keep with lower voltages though, and I think I hit the sweet spot with 1.075 at 4.2 GHz.
The first 6 pictures are before I got the Dark Rock Pro 2. And yes! The memory fits perfectly under it.
|CPU Clock Rate||4.2GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||32.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||68.0° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||1058MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||7010MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||-|