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Don't mind the messy desk, Haven't been upto par on my cleaning. Parts were ordered around Oct 31st, been too lazy to put it up. All parts were bought parts from Amazon & Newegg.

-Took about 3 hours to put together, cable management wasn't bad, could've been better though.. It's been a while. Grabbed Windows 8 thanks to the girlfriend's Dreamspark college hook-up, have a 7 CD just in case I want to revert, but for the most part with classic shell, I have no trouble with 8.1.

System runs all games smooth as butter, fan can get loud on the GPU with some games on max though. (Sleeping dogs,Saints Row 3/4,.etc) Haven't had any lag issues as of yet. (350+ fps on League of Legends)

Currently, all i've been doing is heavy gaming, but I'm planning to touch some music production. I've been thinking about getting blue LED fans for the front and the extra slot up top, not putting one on the side-door, as I believe it may mess with the airflow and bring in dust.

  • I Wanted to hold out for black Friday/cyber Monday but I needed a rig, fast. I've just about had it with low-end laptops. Using a old 720p monitor I had laying around and stock gateway speakers. Will upgrade when I can. Had the Phantom GreenDrive 1.5tb external laying around, just figured i'd plug it in. SSD was prepurchased, so I have not added the price. The mouse & keyboard fit the black & blue theme perfectly. The mic is an Audio-Technica AT2020, had it forever, fits well also.

  • Wanted the 770 but as of my time of purchase, I just went with my budget. (7870 myst was around $150-ish) All in all, I like how this came out, aside from the occasional GPU fan noise, I'm satisfied.

CPU-Z info for anyone curious:


Enjoy, and good luck on your builds.

====================== Updates: Added two Corsair AF 120 & one 140 Blue LED & an NZXT Blue LED strip.

Part List
Date BuiltNov. 2, 2013
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle43.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load81.0° C
PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate925MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.5GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle41.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load77.0° C
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Zeus [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

What temps do you get at 100% load?

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

Haven't made a note of it, will get back to you on that.

Update: 81c

Zeus [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Wow. My NH U14S with two fans performs at about that temperature.

CharmingJack 1 point 3 months ago

I have the same case and I'm considering getting the same CPU cooler. It looks massive though. Is it pretty much against the the display window? Thanks.


XiONDiGiTaL [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 3 months ago

Sorry for the late response, I don't frequent this site too often. It'll fit fine, you'll have about 3-4 centimeters of space between them, so it won't be on the window but it is very close.

CharmingJack 1 point 3 months ago

Haha! Thanks for the reply anyway. I ended up going with a Corsair H60. Much more aesthetically pleasing I think.

Arit911 -1 points 14 months ago

4.5GHz on a 212? What?, Needs better pictures, haswell i5 and 7870?? and i would have went with a different mb my self. EDIT: And Cas time is 11 with 1600mhz

Bajubom 7 points 14 months ago

I guess he's very lucky to have that particular CPU, not all of them are in top quality that it can reached 4.5 GHz and get stable

Arit911 0 points 14 months ago

i was skeptical about the cooler at the freq not the freq its self lol

XiONDiGiTaL [Submitter] [1 Build] 4 points 14 months ago

Some dude's over at tom's hardware managed 4.6 so I figured, why not? Yeah, pics taken w. an s3. Originally, I wanted the msi Mpower, but money was tight at the time. This will suffice for now.

Arit911 0 points 14 months ago

ah, money, ruining all your pc dreams lol all im sayin is get a big dual tower air cooler or liquid cooling for that high of a clock speed

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

You know it, lol.