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by delanr3
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Description

Primarily a machine for CAD and games (hence the name). Run everything on max settings so far with nVidia surround. Total gaming resolution is 4020x1024 for a final aspect ratio of about 4:1. The SLI configuration is great.

Everything is purchased price because I did a lot of bargain hunting on newegg and amazon. The parts were accrued over time. The 2 TB hard drive is from an old PC, and the 500 GB hard drive is from the same old one, but held the OS. I put it in to avoid transferring files and losing some; I also have 7 HD bays, so I'm not losing anything by adding it (non0indexed location, of course). The Samsung 840 SSD is incredibly fast and was a great buy. Haswell is fantastic, although I'm coming from a Core 2 Duo, so I can't compare it to Ivy Bridge. Went to liquid cooling after overclocking for a much quieter system. No complaints about the mobo, works extremely well and I love the dual bios aswell as conformal coating. Great sound quality from it too. The memory is memory, not much to say. Standard DVD/CD burner, didn't need anything fancy.

The PSU from Rosewill is amazing. Great efficiency, easy install, the modularity is great, no complaints. Came ready to go even with my power-hungry SLI setup. The case is a beauty. Although very large, it comes with a built in fan controller, several fans, has room for everything, looks great and just made everything an overall pleasure to work with.

My SLI setup is great. I got the cards used, but they were in perfect condition and run SLI Surround without a problem. I've been running every game on max without hitting any bumps. Fantastic for the price.

Overclocked processor to 4.4 GHz.

Only con is the weight and how physically large the PC is.

Details
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.6GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load55.0° C
MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.10Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.70Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle32.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load50.0° C
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madcracked [2 Builds] 4 points 13 months ago

the cpu cooler should be turned the other way. its better for air flow.

 
 
delanr3 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks! I'll flip it next time I either clean it or have to perform misc. other repairs.

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Papajenkinz 1 point 13 months ago

Very nice

 
 
Every1LoveEvery1 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Flip that cooler , otherwise love the build !

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 13 months ago

I feel like you should have gotten three 1080P monitors instead of those 1280x1024 ones, but other than that nice build.

 
 
delanr3 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

I had the monitors laying around from my old PC and another one. I plan on buying new monitors once my funds recover.

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 13 months ago

Okay, that makes sense then. Just remember that 1080P screens are usually much larger than 1024P screens so make sure you have room for 3 22-23" screens.

 
 
Mets12345678 1 point 1 month ago

What fan speeds do you have these msi gtx 660 ti at?