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My New Computer!

by krenotenze

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24 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 30, 2014

Date Built

April 29, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.8GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.1GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.4GHz

Description

Love this system so far! The ultra wide is incredibly immersive. Wasn't sure my memory and HSF would clear but it did. Barely. Like 1mm.

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xx116xx 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

I think I need a new monitor just to be able to look at that awesome monitor...

krenotenze submitter 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

After going 21:9 aspect ratio I don't think I could ever possibly go back. It's so amazing for gaming. 3 monitors with Crossfire or SLI is great too but this is just so immersive as it is I don't see the need for a more expensive setup. The color on the IPS panel is simply beautiful too.

Buy one.

xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

But it costs money. I'm a broke teen hahaha

krenotenze submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

We've all been there! You'll get one someday! Took me til I was 30 lol!

Every1LoveEvery1 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

I always upvote Scythe CPU coolers. What case is that? Looks strangely nice with those components inside

krenotenze submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

It's my old case I've used for the past 10 years. It's a "higher end" case made by Codegen from back in the day when I used to purchase direct from them. They were special order only. Fortunately the 3.5" drive cage was removable and I was able to fit the video card, otherwise I would have definitely finally retired the old girl.

Probably looking at getting a newer case next year though.

bbakker09 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

That CPU Cooler is huge wow...

Grazzert 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

speaking of huge, that monitor is a small TV

Moonraid 2 points 10 months ago

When i saw the cooler in the first pic I said "Interesting way to mount nobs for something." then a few pics later noticed it was a cooler. XD

krenotenze submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah I was scared it wouldn't clear but it JUST barely did. So glad I didn't waste $50 lol!

thunderdan602 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Nice build and excellent for gaming.

shoe59 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

recycled Dell speaker set ftw!

krenotenze submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Hell yeah! They actually sound great! Picking up a used Razer headset from my coworker tomorrow so I don't wake up my family lol!

rOjOdogg 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Nice build with good quality parts for a good price. It is different which makes it great in my opinion. +1

krenotenze submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks man!

Fraoch 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Yup, I love my Scythe Mugen 4...

Outstanding included fan - virtually silent even at load. Sure the cooler is big but it's not heavy, the fins are thin and there are a lot of them so they dissipate a lot of heat from the 6 heatpipes. It's a very effective cooler.

The mounting mechanism is quite secure and it's fairly easy to mount. The fan gave me trouble though, getting both the bottom and top of the clips on simultaneously while it was under tension wasn't easy.

About the only real issue is the RAM clearance. If it wasn't for this it would be the perfect heatsink.

I've always wondered why more people don't talk about it or recommend it.

krenotenze submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Indeed. I love it!

tony55544 1 point 10 months ago

i hate coolers that are that big im not insulting you for it but im just saying

krenotenze submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

To each their own!

Itsuyame 0 points 10 months ago

hmmm the build is great but the 1866Mhz RAM MIGHT not really be worth the price considering the CPU limit is 1333Mhz/1600Mhz anyways good build but could someone justify the R9 280X? i think the Asus R9 270X DCU TOP II could possibly be a better option

anyways good build right there although i would have put an AMD FX-8350 instead of an i5 or i7 :P

skemble 20 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

You would take a 270X over a 280X?

Itsuyame 1 point 10 months ago

depends, i would pick an Asus R9 270X over an MSI R9 280X (if it exists)

it really depends on the brand but in certain cases yep i would

Every1LoveEvery1 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

What kind of logic does that follow?

krenotenze submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Overall higher compute speed and better gaming performance were my goals so I went with the i5 not to mention that socket AM3+ is a dead tech that will not be getting anything new and as a result will not be upgradeable down the line. 1866 memory is possible to use at full speed if one adjusts the multiplier and bclock settings properly, I haven't had time to play with it though with work and family.

Last but not least YES the 280X is a significant upgrade over the 270X and I was shooting for something that will last me the next couple years. The 280X performs very similarly to the GTX 780 (the original card I was eyeing) but costs nearly $150 - 200 less and will have no problems driving the 2560x1080 resolution of my new monitor for years to come.