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TheBeastWithin
by SilverRook
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Description

Gaming and Video Production.

but mainly gaming... :)

3DMark Scores 3DMark 11 - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7320096 3DMark Firestrike - http://www.3dmark.com/fs/997658 3DMark Cloud Gate - http://www.3dmark.com/cg/893407 3DMark Ice Storm - http://www.3dmark.com/is/1002609

Part List
Details
AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle15.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load55.0° C
Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.0GHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.4GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle29.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load59.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Performance Preset ScoreP12428
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RyneSmith [7 Builds] 8 points 14 months ago

Those GPUs are gonna be hot hot haha

Nice build,+1

 
 
Mattkx4 3 points 14 months ago

Oh RyneSmith I thought you would be staff by now :)

EDIT: I haven't been in for a while.

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

I wish... haha

 
 
skemble [18 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

Me too XD

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

If I became an admin on this site I would do everything possible to make it better haha

I might even start like a forum section "Builds by RyneSmith"

 
 
deathfromup [6 Builds] 4 points 14 months ago

RyneSmith/Skemble 2016

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 3 points 14 months ago

Haha you sir will be our campaign manager

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

:) yeh they get quite hot 59c, but they seem to handle it fine.

never gets higher than 59c when rendering in After effects and when playing BF4 Beta on ultra. For a good 2 or 3 hours play time too.

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

Nice then, those cards are just so huge haha

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Yeh, I'm pretty screwed expansion wise..... but hey whats left to expand ? ;)

I noticed you NEED the top off the case those to get maximum airflow out the top. the grills and dust filters are nice and everything, they just block a lot of air getting out the case. At those temps you need that extra exhaust.

But its easy enough to remove and slot back on without affecting anything else whatsoever.

 
 
fnapoli [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Maybe you can ghetton-mount a fan on the drive cage to blow cold air directly onto the GPUs ?

(sweet build all the same)

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

had thought about it, even about changing my mind and getting the windowed side, but the 200mm fan in the roof does most of the work pulling the hot air out while the 200mm on the front pulls in the nice cool air :)

Once I had the right airflow it all went smoothly :)

 
 
theonelonewolf [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

or an intake on the bottom next to the PSU, even if you had to do a slim one.

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

there is an intake on the bottom already i need to get a fan on there tho.

 
 
theonelonewolf [1 Build] 2 points 14 months ago

That is what I meant, an intake fan.

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

yeh next pay day i'll be finishing it off, getting more fans and the monitor etc.

i'm still monitoring the temps and they seem to be settling down somewhat.

i've adjusted the scores above accordingly. - i've yet to test again under load yet. maybe at the weekend ;)

 
 
Mattkx4 2 points 14 months ago

Holy fudge...................... This is one sexy looking build.

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks :)

 
 
polarbehr [4 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

clean

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks :D certainly wasn't to begin with.... lol

that bulge on the side of the case for the cablemanagement sure makes a difference.

 
 
swagnuggets123 2 points 14 months ago

Very very nice!

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks :)

 
 
YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 2 points 14 months ago

is tthat just thermal armor on your 7970s?

 
 
Spiral350 2 points 14 months ago

It's a backplate to keep the card rigid, looks awesome though!

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

yeh it does :)

 
 
dalethezombie [2 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

thanks for providing the scores. I'm getting 2 R9 280X's and since you have 2 7970's I decided to compare them to mine. I also have an 8350, and the Sabertooth board. But anyway nice build! +1 AMD build

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

You're getting some pretty nice cards there.

I bought these 3 days before AMD14 and they announced the new series lol But luckily these will still support the MANTLE technology :)

But i'd be interested in your temps too ;)

 
 
dalethezombie [2 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

right now i have one 660 Ti, the EVGA 3GB FTW, now discontinued :( so i can't sli them. besides, the 280X is cheaper than one 660 ti, and better. only getting one to start, then a second later on. and the 660 ti gets really hot. try like 76ºC under load.

 
 
SparkyOnPC 1 point 14 months ago

with that epic inside of your PC, why no window :C

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 14 months ago

its going to be under my desk for 99% of its life, so i opted for the added sound proofing over the window.

 
 
SparkyOnPC 3 points 14 months ago

for the 1% its worth it :D

 
 
Beniihana 1 point 14 months ago

Sweet build and the WD red are NAS drives so they're reliable and can run for days on end

 
 
JTsComputer [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

cant believe you've got no overclock on the CPU with an h100i on it...those 7970s must be throwing a ton of heat!

 
 
xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

If the Estimated Wattage feature of this site is correct, he doesn't have any OC'ing headroom. He's pretty much at his limits already. :(

 
 
JTsComputer [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

true, hadnt noticed...needs a bigger PSU for sure. Running close to the limits already

 
 
xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

I'd say 850W minimum, but probably 1000W just to be sure. After all, you don't want to be at 100% load on PSU when everything is OC'd and maxed out.

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

yeh thats the plan - this is just the initial set up.

I've not had a gaming rig since 2007. finances haven't allowed it until now ;)

enermax galaxy 1kw i was thinking.

 
 
xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

I hear that. :p

IIRC, that Enermax model is 7 years old or something... Maybe I'm thinking of a different one, but the Silverstone Strider Plus 1000W and the Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W are both excellent PSU's. Each costs around $160 , but they are both 80 Plus Silver certified, and the Silverstone is fully modular.

Just something to think about. :p

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Yeh thanks for the advice :) I'll keep it in mind on payday heh

 
 
SumanIV [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Temps on the top 7970?

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

idle 29-34c underload/running bf4 on ultra - 57-59c

 
 
dalethezombie [2 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

also 1 more question, do you think I can run 2 280X's off a 750W Corsair PSU? Thanks

 
 
SilverRook [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

i'd go with an 850 or 1k like someone mentioned earlier, i only got this one so i could get the rig up and running before the grace period passed on things to return if they were faulty.

I plan to upgrade to a 1kw psu soon