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The Ice Box
by slokenafk
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Description

Hello all,

This build was lots of fun. First the backstory.

This computer was built over a course of 3 months. Originally this computer's specs were much different. However; I found myself wanting to keep building. I ended up spending more than I originally hoped but it was such a fun project I didn't mind.

About the computer:

Although I'm posting pictures, the build isnt exactly done. Some future upgrades include: fan controller, LED strips, cable sleeving, and quite possibly the new GTX 760. This is all with time however.

The cpu is overclocked to 4.4 GHZ with an idle temp of 35 degrees and under load reaching about 72 degrees.

The graphics card is overclocked from 1058 MHz to 1248 MHz. It idles around 30 degrees reaching 47 degrees under load.

All In all this build has been tons of fun, a bit of trial and error, and a big learning experience.

Details
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle35.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load72.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.25Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate5.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load47.0° C
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skemble [16 Builds] 7 points 14 months ago

I really like this build, but why the 650?

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

Price, was also purchased when this build only had an i3 cpu.

 
 
skemble [16 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

You should show in the parts list the prices you actually paid for the parts, instead of how much they are at this moment.

 
 
canders [6 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

Love the back story. I know how you feel. Up vote.

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

Thanks, haha. As painful as it is (somewhat) It couldnt have worked any other way.

 
 
aludka 2 points 14 months ago

A lot of people might give you some crap about getting a 650, but I own a 650TI Boost and I think it does a pretty damn good job for the price.

 
 
miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

For the price, this could have been better. Basiq PSUs are okay, but a Corsair would have been good. Those fans are just a little too expensive, any fan for a case fan works, and Blademasters have about the same static pressure as the Corsairs. I would have done like a 7850 or 7770 because it would perform better on most games. For the price, you should have gone with a UD3H, and a NZXT Respire T40, which outperforms the 212 EVO, according to this.

 
 
skemble [16 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

Totally agree!

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

also those fans minus the one case fan, were for the heatsink because they were static presssure fans. All other fans were already owned.

 
 
miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

I stated that for the one AF case fan, which isn't meant to be put on radiators, could have been exchanged with anything cheaper and you probably wouldn't have noticed a difference. I knew the others were for the heatsink because of the SP model number, hence me referring you to a slightly cheaper Blademaster.

 
 
xSachira 1 point 14 months ago

Really solid build you have here. Great deal on the case too.

 
 
kenh536 [2 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

Wow those are some seriously LOW temps for an overclocked gpu. Or is it normal for these cards? Im hating my 70c at stock under load...

 
 
slokenafk [Submitter] [1 Build] 0 points 14 months ago

From what I understand, I've gotten pretty lucky!

 
 
kenh536 [2 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

Sure seems like it! My card almost hits those temps at idle haha.

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

Honestly I was suprised when I saw that when benchmarking I wouldnt break 50. I still cant believe I got downvoted for it though. hah.

 
 
nsyedhasan 1 point 14 months ago

Great build!Except for the 650. But if you do plan on upgrading to a GTX 760 it may be better it you instead get a HD 7950. It performs better and is cheaper.

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

I have considered it. Haven't been much of an AMD fan, but that is subject to change.

although, the 760 retails at 250. So its still cheaper than the 7950.

 
 
PickItApart 0 points 14 months ago

760...no question about it. Faster than the 7950 and the 760 is cheaper.

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

I thought so..

 
 
slokenafk [Submitter] [1 Build] 0 points 14 months ago

I went with the 650 because at the time I got it at a steal price of 100 dollars :p. I know there were some mistakes made, For the price range of the psu I was looking at, it was between this one and a corsair psu. This one had far less RMAs and much better reviews, and more of them. Therefore I went with the basiq.