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Hooked II
by canders
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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.

Details
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.06Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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fnapoli [1 Build] 8 points 14 months ago

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

 
 
canders [Submitter] [7 Builds] 3 points 14 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 14 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 14 months ago

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

 
 
timmyd [1 Build] 3 points 14 months ago

Very nice setup, love those Corsair cables.

 
 
reece00567 [1 Build] 2 points 14 months ago

very, very nice man

 
 
sketch24 [6 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

Excellent build and very clean.

 
 
canders [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

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

 
 
sketch24 [6 Builds] 1 point 14 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 14 months ago

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

 
 
canders [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 14 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 14 months ago

Excellent job on the cable management.

 
 
UnlimitedPwrCos 2 points 14 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 14 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 14 months ago

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

 
 
PacificNic [2 Builds] 2 points 14 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 14 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 [2 Builds] 2 points 13 months ago

Nice build

 
 
EzioWolf 1 point 14 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 14 months ago

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

 
 
SparkyOnPC 1 point 14 months ago

list to the PSU cables?

 
 
canders [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 14 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 14 months ago

Thanks :D

 
 
SparkyOnPC 1 point 14 months ago

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

 
 
canders [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 14 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 14 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 14 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.

 
 
SparkyOnPC 1 point 14 months ago

I'm lost, :c you gotta slow down a bit, put it in simpler terms for me, are there 8-pin power connectors? I need two.. lol :c but one might do, does it have them? (sorry, im not very bright)

 
 
canders [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

Sorry. I probably over complicated it. I definitely think it would work for you. All the GPU power cables in the kit have 8-pin power connectors. And there are 6 GPU power cables in the kit. Should be plenty for you.

 
 
SparkyOnPC 1 point 14 months ago

Okay! thank you!

 
 
SparkyOnPC 1 point 14 months ago

Me again! hey man I was wondering, do the PSU cables come with the white 24 pin also?

 
 
canders [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

No, the 24 pin is sold separately.

 
 
SparkyOnPC 1 point 14 months ago

dammit. lol alright.. thanks man

 
 
canders [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. :) I think they do that because some of their power supplies are semi-modular and some are all modular. That way the cable kits work for both.

 
 
YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

how long did it take to manage the cables?

 
 
canders [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 14 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.