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Tax Slayer! Mini-ITX 780Ti i7 4770k. First Build.
by 5herko
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Description

Been wanting to build a computer for a while. I Decided on a mini ITX case because i wanted to be able to take it from room to room without as much hassle. It was a good learning experience that a enjoyed. Only problems I had were cable management, which with such a small case I didn't expect anything different.

Details
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle28.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load55.0° C
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.08Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle32.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load79.0° C
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actechy [3 Builds] 4 points 4 months ago

Really, really want to build in that case, or the Aerocool DS. Why the i7 & $200 board, if I can ask? I guess if budget doesn't matter, you can do whatever. Just curious. +1 from me

 
 
5herko [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 4 months ago

MicroCenter was having an in-store pick up deal for 250, decided i may as well grab it since it was such a good deal. I wanted a quality motherboard and this one sounded really nice from what I read. I like the features it came with.

 
 
actechy [3 Builds] 3 points 4 months ago

Ah, gotcha. I remember seeing that i7 listed for $199 end of last year, pick up only...needless to say I was/am a bit jealous of folks who live near a microcenter.

 
 
Jasonn 2 points 4 months ago

Look's like a great build all I can say is +1

 
 
Magnusson [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

Like the rig very much.... but building on towels could be a potential E.S.D. onto delicate components. Seeing that it works is awesome though.

 
 
5herko [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Woops! I'll be sure and not do that next time. Glad nothing bad came of it.

 
 
Magnusson [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

It's all cool if your only doing a one time build for the computer to last for many years to come.

Do you have to CPU Temps.? Would be awesome to know how hot the CPU is getting underload
 
 
5herko [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

I'll try to get them later today, I have to DL the widget.

 
 
5herko [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

so far after an hour of farcry 3 maxed I've gotten it up to 49C. I'm gonna keep playing and see where it peaks.

 
 
TheRealZubei [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

I have never had E.S.D caused from Towels.

 
 
Magnusson [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

well you know as I stated before that "it could be a potential" if all the factors are right and E.S.D. could be as little as 5-7 volts to damage components and a couple hundred volts to feel the discharge on the nerves of your skin.

 
 
castortroy [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

nice build. if you're gaming on a 1080p single monitor i would have got a 780 instead and saved the extra $200.

 
 
5herko [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Once I find a larger desk that'll be the plan!

 
 
ImAustin [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

VGA ALERT!

 
 
5herko [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

only to make sure it worked! replaced that with an dvi->hdmi cable.

 
 
ImAustin [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

Phew thanks for clearing that up, almost had a heart attack!

 
 
FisherMansSon 2 points 4 months ago

Ye Monitor be livin on the edge

 
 
lurkenhard 2 points 4 months ago

That desk +1

 
 
AustinTheTimelord [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Please get a new desk lol

 
 
5herko [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Some day soon! That desk is around 80 years old lol.

 
 
bradenpearce [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

good job on the build man hope to be joining you soon

 
 
Bartmanicus [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

As a Canadian would you be able to slay my taxes with that?

 
 
5herko [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

You can slay whatever you'd like!

 
 
obababoy [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

So you don't ever go over 80c while playing games? During Battlefield Hardline and Watchdogs I was hitting 90c on my ASUS R9 290 DCu2. I know they run a bit hotter but when I took the cover off the case(same as yours) it dropped down 10c. ARMA 3 only got up to 76c. the 290 is performing great though for $400 if I can just help the heat