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Mainly built for work, development of gaming engine/simulation projects. At first impressed with Corsair components, that's starting to fade a bit with both driver support and the LED failing completely on the H100i. Still blazingly fast compared to any previous PC I've used and I definitely am glad I went straight for the 27" two monitors and at higher than HD.

Part List
Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle35.2° C
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate863MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle41.5° C
GPU Temperature Under Load-
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Extreme Preset ScoreX4370
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shawnshibu123 3 points 4 months ago

Wow, just wow... More internal pics would of been nice though.

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

I'll add some more photos. I've got a few while mid build. I'm not exactly the best photographer and not the best lighting conditions but there should be enough photos there now :)

JoeyThePCNoob [2 Builds] 2 points 4 months ago

Nice build. Has a very nice blue hue to it. +1

How do you like windows 8?

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

It's now at 8.1 on my build. I've been using 8 since just before retail release anyway long before this build and to be honest I quite like it. Although I never actually use the new/metro interface (the photo where you can see the interface was a bit tongue in cheek as ther other monitor is showing Ubuntu in a VM). There's enough improvements in Explorer etc to make it better than 7 in my opinion and I wouldn't go back. And as I say this is a development machine so workflow and effectiveness is important.

As for the blue, as you'll see from my new photos the colour can be changed easily or even made CPU speed dependent :)

ThePCguy2013 1 point 4 months ago

+1 for using an i7 3930k

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

Seemed to give the most flexibility and "value" for the really high end processors without going way way overboard with price. It was the push into 6 cores that did it for me.

ThePCguy2013 1 point 4 months ago

I'm also using the same cpu, but I've decided to go with an r9 290. I'll be getting an arctic cooling accelero extreme III

cmboyl02 1 point 4 months ago

It looks like you got great quality monitors. I am contemplating getting a 24 inch monitor instead of a 27 inch because I am afraid it might be to big. How is the size working out for you?

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

That was my concern too, seemed too big at first but that feeling quickly disappeared and I'm, very used to it. I tend to need several things viewable at once and it's been really great. I'm sure I can make more efficient use of the space but I'm not regretting getting them at all, and I was originally looking at 24" too.

tsunamitomi [2 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

Very nice! That motherboard/ram combo is sexy!

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

Will take a look, it's not a priority, especially as it's all working and at the moment it's the only way I get an income is using this machine.

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stnz [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Great build although cable management could've been better. Congrats !

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

Yeah, I did the best I could with a few hours work. But it's all hidden at least behind the back panel.

stnz [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

True dat ;)

n1kkoFTW 1 point 4 months ago

I spy Ubuntu.

Nice build mate. +1

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

;) It's actually Win 8.1 as host and Ubuntu in a VM, haven't bothered with double or triple boot (I've also got a OSX VM) as don't really need it (especially with the specs it can handle the VMs very well)

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Ghost91 1 point 4 months ago

Did you have any problems with fitting the h100 in the case? because I have the 300r case and i had to modify the top grill for the fans to barely fit.

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

Nope, it went in very easily, the only issue was how fiddly the cabling was, especially wanting to link up the Corsair Link sensor stuff too.

JCanadian 1 point 3 months ago

It's.. It's.. It's Beautiful..