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Hooked II

by canders

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36 Comments

Details

CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.06Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01Ghz

Description

This is an update to a build I did last spring. I upgraded the CPU, GPU, PSU and added a RAID.

The PC is used for programming, gaming and some video editing.

My original CPU was not a K series and consequently did not match the Z motherboard. I thought I’d go with the 3570k and try my hand at overclocking. Overclocking is something new for me, so that will be my next research project.

Adding the RAID was a bit of a challenge. I thought that since my OS was on a separate drive, I could just configure the RAID by itself. However, Windows would not recognize the RAID. After some more research I ended up reinstalling my OS. That was a bit of a setback but everything is up and running now and the RAID works well.

With the parts I swapped out, I am thinking of putting together an HTPC.

I'd love to hear your feedback. Thanks for checking in.

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fnapoli 1 Build 8 points 19 months ago

Beautiful! This is begging for a case with a window...

canders submitter 7 Builds 3 points 19 months ago

Thanks. Wasn't thinking I would need a window when I started out. The color scheme sort of evolved over time.

fnapoli 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I know that case comes with a side window option...Maybe you can buy just the windowed side panel?

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

It turns out you can get the windowed side panel separate. I may look into that.

timmyd 1 Build 3 points 19 months ago

Very nice setup, love those Corsair cables.

reece00567 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

very, very nice man

sketch24 7 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Excellent build and very clean.

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks. I enjoyed looking through your builds. How did you like the GD05?

sketch24 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

It's a great HTPC case. It blends in well and is about the size of a surround sound receiver.

18hockey 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Wow. Very, very clean, love the color scheme!

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks. The color scheme sort of evolved over time; after looking at the builds on this site and getting some ideas.

Kirito95 2 points 19 months ago

Excellent job on the cable management.

UnlimitedPwrCos 2 points 19 months ago

I really like this I thought about using this case. Thanks for the post Where did you buy your cables? I need white or Tan for my board.

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Corsair offers cables for a couple of their power supplies. The AX and AXi versions and one other series I think. I added a link to my parts list so you can check it out. They have white but I don't remember if they have tan. Also, the only place I found them was through Corsair. So, not a lot of price competition unfortunately. But it makes the cabling a little easier because you're not using extensions.

UnlimitedPwrCos 1 point 19 months ago

thanks I guess I'll get the white then from Corsair in a kit

PacificNic 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

With a Sabertooth board, this would look even better (simply because it is very black with no brown tinge). Great build, man! Looks great!

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Great idea. I did not think of that. May have to wait until the next build though. Not sure I want to pull everything out! :)

Gooberdad 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Nice build

EzioWolf 1 point 19 months ago

Beautiful build visually; great cable management. You should overclock to get more out of your PC, it would also make up for the quality for the price you paid.

canders submitter 7 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Yep. That's my next project. Haven't done any overclocking so I am taking it slow.

SparkyOnPC 1 point 19 months ago

list to the PSU cables?

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Good catch. I was looking for my receipt last night and couldn't find it. I updated the parts list and added a link.

SparkyOnPC 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks :D

SparkyOnPC 1 point 19 months ago

would it work out if my card has two 8-pins instead of 6-pins?

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I think so. The cable kits for the AX and AXi come with plenty of cables. In fact unless you are going SLI or adding a bunch of other stuff you probably have enough cables for two builds. Although, now that I think of it, you might need an extra 24 pin if you wanted to stretch it to two builds.

SparkyOnPC 1 point 19 months ago

Could you check the bag they come in and look for an 8-pin connector for a GPU for me? :)

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Sure. All the PCI-E cables are 8 pin. They are actually 6+2 cables. They have a couple different lengths and there are a couple that have two 6+2 connectors on one cable for GPUs with two power connectors. I think they call it a pigtail cable. That's the type I used in my build.

YourLocalPCNoob 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

how long did it take to manage the cables?

canders submitter 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Probably 2-3 hours. It's kind of part of the fun though. Just kept playing with it till I got them somewhat organized. Had to unplug and replug some things a few times. Also, zip ties are your friend.