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My First Build
by VeteranHeroes
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The first picture was before cable management, and before I installed the Corsair fans.


I had two problems with the build. One problem I had was getting the 140mm in the Fractal Design R4 case. You literally need to apply all your strength just to screw it in half-way. Seems like I'm not the only one who has this problem. The fans work a lot better then the factory-built fans that originally came with the case. A lot quieter, and better performance.

The other problem I had was the GTX 780 PCI-e cables. 6-pin and 8-pin does not work. You need two 6-pin + 2 for each side for Windows to recognize the GPU. The error I got was "DVI No Signal". I finally fixed... after 5 hours.

Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle31.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load49.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.02Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load55.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Extreme Preset ScoreX4908
Performance Preset ScoreP11436
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LegoPC [1 Build] 6 points 15 months ago

You know why I'm up-voting this...you know.

BaconCookies 5 points 15 months ago

It's going to be a great rig

Azn_persausion1 3 points 15 months ago

Really nice build.

RyneSmith [7 Builds] 3 points 15 months ago


Smily 2 points 15 months ago

Why $750 for the 780?

ilian11 [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

Nice build! I see that cost isn't really much of an object for you. Buying from best buy is pricey. Congrats, you build yourself a nice rig.

Some food for thought next time, you might get "Reward Zone Points" for your purchases, but you also paid "Sales Tax" where as online, you wouldn't have (Until congress changes things, but that's a whole different subject).

sketch24 [6 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

You manage to have quality parts that also match a good color scheme. That's hard to do without way overspending on the budget and it seems like you didn't go overboard in terms of price. Great build.

elricky 1 point 15 months ago

Must depend on the person. Overboard terms of price for me is 1500 bucks :(, either way. I love this build way too much.

GamingPC69 1 point 15 months ago

Awesome computer build, may i ask how much points you received back?

VeteranHeroes [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Not too sure yet. Last time I spent a lot of money, I received $200 in points.

colflame 1 point 13 months ago

Its $5 back for every $250 spent.

Bartmanicus [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

How do you like that monitor? Been looking at it myself

VeteranHeroes [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

The color is amazing; I tweaked some settings to make the color a bit more dark. You can also change to 144Hz, 120Hz, 100Hz, 85Hz, and 60Hz from the NVIDIA Control Panel.

Bartmanicus [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

How's the stand?

VeteranHeroes [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Sturdy and its assembly was very easy.

malcar11 [3 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Beautiful selection of parts! Congrats.

YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 0 points 15 months ago

Good cable management but i still can't believe......8 GB RAM for 120 bucks