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The Final Wave

by Haybale100

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6 Comments

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Details

Date Published

June 10, 2014

Date Built

June 6, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

19.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

38.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

--Update: There will be a complete redo of this build in the upcomming week, (for anyone that cares)

My first build and what a build! I'm going to be using this for Gaming, Coding and 3D Modelling, the only problem I encountered was with the shipping of one of the Suppliers (no names!). I wanted to go over the top on this PC to try and future proof a bit which is why I went with the MSI Big Bang Motherboard. Also with the on-board OC Genie Overclocking is literally a 1 button push, it is so useful and so easy.

Note #1: The Benchmarks recorded are Overclocked using the OC Genie

Note #2: To all of you saying "Fix the Cables!!!", I have re-wired the PC, and found some major mistakes and oversights the unnamed Supplier introduced into the system. The Supplier is now out of business as well. (I wonder why). I am planning on rebuilding the System again soon, so I will update the photos while I am building the system from the ground up.

Part Reviews

CPU

The Processes was my only choice for future-proofing my build until a newer technology was developed. There have been a few issues but they fixed themselves after a day.

CPU Cooler

This was the best choice for me. It keeps my CPU running at 20*C at high load for over an hour. There seems to be nothing that can compare to this!

Motherboard

The Only choice for future-proofing my build. With support for 128GB of RAM, nothing can compare!

Memory

1 set of 16GB RAM is just enough to perform my day-to-day tasks. I will absolutely be getting another 6 sticks.

Storage

The Hard Drive is a bit slow to Read and Write but, I am more accustom to SSD speeds. Overall this is a good Data/Program Storage Drive, Not so much for a All-in-one OS, Programs and Data Storage.

Video Card

The Graphics Card is well made, the Cooling fans seem weak, and after a year there are clear graphical glitches occurring after prolonged high use. --Update: nearing 1 1/2 years of using this card and it is nearly gone. Still running fine but graphical issues continue to grow weaker with every passing day

Case

The Room is all I have to say, there is so much. Cable Management is perfect, and there is plenty of room for a powerful gaming system, with room to spare. The only downside is the Power LED burnt out after 1 week.

Power Supply

The Power Supply is good and gets the job done. but unless you want a hot running system then this is useless. The fan has never run even when maxing out the wattage and temperature ratings for the power supply itself. There is no way to force the fan to spin all because of Corsair's Zero RPM Fanless Mode.

Optical Drive

Even though I won't use any of the burners, it is a nice to have. Additionally I have never had a issue with the Drive itself.

Wireless Network Adapter

After initial driver conflicts, this wireless card is supurb. Now if only I could use it to the most of it's abilities

Mouse

Wireless or Wired, Mapping of almost all buttons, Macros, Lights and customisable palm and finger rests. I couldn't ask for more.

Headphones

Virtual 7.1 Surround through a USB, works with PC and PS4. It is amazing!

Comments Sorted by:

candy 2 Builds 5 points 33 months ago

Please manage your cables. The 750d provides some of the easiest cable management on the market, and it helps airflow and overall system temperatures and it's relatively easy to do. Also an extended description explaining why you bought a motherboard that is more expensive than your CPU would be helpful

therfman 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Holy cable medusa! I agree that cleaning that up would improve cooling and show off the motherboard better.

Stomish-PCs 1 point 33 months ago

Sexy parts, quick build, but please fix your cables!

rost123 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Cable management on a build like this is a disgrace to the gods of this realm.

shiel44 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Like everyone here is saying you really need to clean those cables up. It just looks terrible right now!

jacobs4525 1 Build 0 points 33 months ago

Fix the cables! Why buy a case with beautiful cable management and just leave them there looking like spaghetti?

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