PCPartPicker

  • Log In
  • Register

Build

MJ12

by btuazon

994
197 Comments

Part List View full price breakdown

Details

CPU Clock Rate

4.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

84.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.1GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.5GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

41.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

81.0° C

Description

Well my first build was last November. I recently moved into a new home and inherited a massive TV. I converted my GF back to PC gaming, so I turned my original build into the HTPC/Living Room gaming machine. So I went with a new build based on Haswell. I kept my Sapphire 7970 for this build and was about to get another. But I've been reading about how the micro-stutter is terrible with Eyefinity and the new drivers don't fix it. I am probably going to wait for Volcanic Islands and see how they perform compared to two 7970's, or if there is a driver fix. I wanted to also try entry level water cooling and make a themed build. I went with a black and white color scheme to match the case with blue accent lights. Shout out to /u/Unisenon for answering all my questions about his "Rarity" build. Yes, I know the power supply is way overkill. I bought it awhile ago, not really doing much research, but it was a steal. Got it for $200, and for a high quality PSU like this that is incredibly efficient with monitoring software, I'm fine with it. I'm running an EX280 radiator with the stock 140mm fans in push with the 200mm fans in pull. That took a little modding and bending to fit, but I think it is well worth it. Also, I managed a stable overclock at 4.7GHz with 1.258V. I was reaching a max of 85 degrees Celsius under Prime95. Oddly, a higher Vcore led to instability at 47x and it kept crashing in windows at 48x. This is the first time I've seriously tried my hand at overclocking. So any tips are welcome. I spent a lot of time and meticulous work to do this and am very proud. Thanks for looking!

Comments Sorted by:

ReDnAx1991 6 Builds 88 points 20 months ago

OMG that build ! +5 if I was able to!

http://i.qkme.me/3q4w1e.jpg

btuazon submitter 1 Build 14 points 20 months ago

Haha nice.

playdough123 1 point 7 months ago

what case did he use?

ReDnAx1991 6 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower

JaredRoss 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

NZXT is getting some serious love these days. Although i can why not? I used one for my build its it looks awesome

LeMonarque 3 Builds 42 points 20 months ago

Instant upvote after seeing first picture. THAT BUILD IS SEX.

SEX!

sketch24 7 Builds 25 points 20 months ago

Best looking build I've seen on here.

btuazon submitter 1 Build 6 points 20 months ago

Wow. That means a lot. Thanks!

skemble 21 Builds 19 points 20 months ago

Splooge.... .^

godshawk 7 points 20 months ago

So true!

exato 11 points 20 months ago

Sir you hands down win the nerdgasm award :D.

dalethezombie 3 Builds 7 points 20 months ago

skeet skeet

DontUSASme 6 points 20 months ago

I just cried a bit. This is the most beautiful build I've seen on PCPartPicker

IBIubbleTea 5 points 20 months ago

HAWT!

MrMattAdz 5 points 17 months ago

What keyboard is that? I've looked everywhere for a decent white keyboard and can't find any.

realgamer 1 point 14 months ago

Same here

btuazon submitter 1 Build 6 points 12 months ago

Ducky Shine II

794 1 Build 4 points 20 months ago

Wow that looks incredible! Very nice cable management, very nice looking altogether. Never thought about white looking so good! What mouse is that?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Madcatz RAT 5

TheRealCheekyGit 4 points 20 months ago

I believe Thomas Edison said it best, "HOLY SH*T, this is awesome!"

Awesome build. +1,000,000

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 31 points 20 months ago

Thomas edison sucked. Nikola tesla FTW!

onlinefreak 1 Build 9 points 20 months ago

I second this :)

Mattyice47 1 Build 7 points 20 months ago

i third

ROODAY 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

I fourth, fifth, AND sixth! Dat color scheme...puts my baby to shame...

stebo 1 Build 6 points 14 months ago

I live right down the road from Nicolas Tesla's lab in rocky point.

Apach3 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

you, good sir, have won all my internets!

+1 for creative aesthetic use of the thermal armor. i don't know why painting it never crossed my mind...

mustafa.ali61 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

send this in to linustechtips. this will defiantly be in a build logs of the week

cjeffcoatjr 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

They haven't done build logs of the week in a while

6thcousin 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Oh my god, I need new pants!

Doc_Gore 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

FANTABULOUS build. Dat lighting is AWESOME Btw, I love you desktop background / wallpaper.

flipins 3 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

That is pretty amazing looking.

Genarus 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Nice build. You got plans for that big PSU?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Yup. Depending on the next line of AMD cards, I may or may not crossfire with 7970s. Eventually I will put waterblocks on the GPU's too, but unfortunately this card is non reference.

Genarus 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Nice that answers my question. Great job on the build again

joekerr1870 1 point 20 months ago

This build is amazing!! Definite upvote. Anyone know what kind of monitors those are?

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

What cpu block is that? nvm saw the watercooling kit.

Dave_6 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Holy crap! Amazing build! :O

Papajenkinz 1 point 20 months ago

nice and cool

SparkyOnPC 1 point 20 months ago

wait, where'd you get the cover thing for the MOBO? are there any other models? (MSI g45 gaming mobo) (z77)

tinyjosh1991 2 points 20 months ago

that is the thermal armor that comes with the MOBO. I'm pretty sure it is only for that specific MOBO.

SparkyOnPC 1 point 20 months ago

aw, how much was it?

DoHbOyBlAzEd 14 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

It only comes with the Sabertooth motherboard

SrgtMacfly 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

the Z87 gryphon has a seperate armor kit for it, specific for the gryphon though

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

It only comes on the TUF series of boards. Sabertooth and gryphon. Although, I dont see it for the Sabertooth X79 board. It comes all black, so I painted it, along with the X-shaped cover for the Raystorm CPU block. Mine is around $235 right now I think.

onlinefreak 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Oh man, what a beautiful build! Did you paint all those parts? If yes, what paint did you use?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Yes I painted the motherboard cover, radiator and CPU cover. The GPU and PSU I covered in matte white vinyl.

onlinefreak 1 Build 0 points 19 months ago

That's awesome, what type/brand paint did you use?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I just used flat white rustoleum spray paint.

lwcdnet 2 points 14 months ago

Any concern that the painted surfaces on components are negatively impacting heat retention? Am under the impression that 85 degrees Celsius is getting on the high side?

Incredible looking build though! Wow...

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

NO it doesnt. And 85 degrees is under full load of P95. so its not that hot.

18hockey 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Em hmm, dat color scheme. Love it!

MrHallows 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Dude, this thing is gorgeous! Nice job! I can feel the envy setting in.. @_@

stnz 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

AMAZING.

MyNameIsDerp 1 point 20 months ago

Someone is bound to walk by and think you're playing on an empty case.

Papajenkinz 1 point 20 months ago

Very, very nice setup. I must ask, why not put your monitors, they way most people do? :)

btuazon submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

I don't like a landscape layout. I never really play games that would use them, like racing games. I know some people like it for FPS games, but I find the FOV makes everything look really weird. Plus, this is like having a huge, high resolution monitor.

Hatupatu 1 point 20 months ago

Beautiful build! Did you do your own sleeving? Thanks for sharing.

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

No. I thought about it, but the amount of work and time that I don't really have, I decided to just buy. I really only wanted white ones and these fit the bill perfectly.

XIscottyIX 3 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I would do terrible things to get my hands on this build!!

xHiZoR 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

i hit 85 Celcius running at 4.6 Mhz on my i5-4670k while running prime95 :(

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

What are you cooling with? Vcore?

xHiZoR 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

im using a h100i and around 1.350

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Wow. Thats a pretty high voltage... As long as you arent getting that hot in any real world stuff, you should be ok though...

xHiZoR 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

yeahh lol. but someone told me that intel said its safe to around 1.45 ish but its gonna kill it faster. i just lowered it to 1.29 at 4.5 GHz because i hd to be on manual volt at 4.6 i couldnt get offset to work. i dont think its working for me at 4.5 though

[comment deleted]
SamDaPwner 1 point 20 months ago

What tubing is that?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

XSPC FLX Premium Grade PVC Tubing - White.

VnXsL 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

+1 This is awesome! You didn't include your monitors. What are they?

jacktumbleweed 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

So. Clean. Very impressive. +1 :D

RyneSmith 7 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I was wondering why in the hell this had so many upvotes so I clicked and immediately understood! This is by far the best build/setup I have seen, I love it.

+1 and obviously more if I could.

Edit: I looked at this again... so jealous. Haha

UnexceptionalJew 1 point 20 months ago

Absolutely incredible! Amazing job man!

cam313 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

This thing is Awesome! beautifully done

construction 3 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

WOW!

deVIZtation 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

OMG

[comment deleted]
Pom451 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

A little to much white for my taste, but you still did a fantastic job on this build.

onyxv 1 point 19 months ago

What type of paint did you use on that motherboard? I'm getting that one next week and wanted to know beforehand since that looks so beyond epic! FANTASTIC BUILD!

btuazon submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

I just used flat white rustoleum spray paint.

onyxv 1 point 19 months ago

and what about the black lines? did you use a sharpie or one of those gundam markers?

SamDaPwner 1 point 19 months ago

How Are you Liking That Kit? I was Thinkin of getting it...by the way how did you paint the TA?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

I love it so far. no complaints. I just used flat white rustoleum spray paint, white covering some things with tape that I wanted to stay black. Then I used an exacto knife to shave off the lines.

Goobitaga 1 point 19 months ago

This guy knows how to color scheme!

pako 1 point 19 months ago

Sick build. How exactly did you get the CPU cooler to be white? I really want to do something like that with the whole completely white colour scheme, but I can't find any liquid cooling systems for CPUs that are white.

[comment deleted]
ArrKayCee 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

OMG wow that looks amazing.

SwitchWaffle 1 point 19 months ago

What keyboard is that?

malcar11 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Is almost perfect!!!! The color, the hard work. Sooo clean and beautiful. In my opinion, is pure art!!. The best looking build I've seen in a looong time! (maybe ever) If have the time, take a look at mine. Is not that pretty, but you can help me to make it look better. Congrats!

ArcticEditor 1 point 18 months ago

HOLY. CRAP. This is one of the cleanest builds I've ever seen! o_o Amazing job!

SilverWolf9000 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Don't listen to the crap people say about drivers... Its an old and weak argument :P Plus this is a HELL of a value.

mailr0425 1 point 18 months ago

THE best cable management and cleanest build I've EVER seen!

JosiahC 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

What type of spray paint did you use for the mobo cover?

bloodamir80 1 point 17 months ago

white...

Gooberdad 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Wow I don't care how much it cost, or what it didn't. That is an amazing paint job. I love that transformation of the sabertooth, video card, and PSU covers. I am truly inspired and in awe of the glow and seamless look of the guts of this baby. I was looking for the highest rated stuff and wandered over here. I thought "What is all the fuss over?" Now I see. Way to go.

XplosiveCows 1 point 17 months ago

It would be terrible, if a black sharpie were to touch it...... :)

winstonofwar 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

it's gorgeous!

swaggernaut 1 point 17 months ago

what happens when u need to upgrade. lol

Gary85739 1 point 17 months ago

Interesting build, thank you!

btw, how do you find the H20 cooler? Is it all you'd hoped for? Is it quiet? NICE CASE!! Such a CLEAN build, you inspire us.

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

The cooler has been great. I found that I am hitting the voltage limit of the CPU before i can hit my cooling limit

deghedy 1 point 17 months ago

You sir are an artist. Amazing job.

Maxor_The_Grand 1 point 17 months ago

it's like a mac BUT ACTUALLY FREEKIN AWSOME

Anthozoa 1 point 17 months ago

Is that a damn dime?

HD7ames 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Wait what!!!!???? +2

EmperorPhoenix 1 point 16 months ago

If I'm right, the new AMD GPUs have hardware frame pacing, which apparently helps with the eyefinity stutters... I'm not use if this is correct, so it might be worth doing some research, but that should help.

Nice build BTW, looks pretty sweet! I've always loved the Phantom cases from NZXT.

algoz1257 1 point 16 months ago

The whitest thing ever! :O

wheelerj 1 point 16 months ago

Icy White!!! What a clean build. i love the white inerds with the blue glow.

srccr 1 point 15 months ago

What monitors are those?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Dell 23 inch HM IPS

Thorpy 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

This.... This is Beauty

xItalianModzx 1 point 15 months ago

i like what you did with the SSD.

D33P_R07 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Very nice! Bump for 400th rating :D

IceMetal 1 point 15 months ago

Looks uuuuuhhhhh-mazing...thats sex for the eyes lol

ReiuhoThunderfury 1 point 15 months ago

I love it. I love the black and white builds. I love the saber tooth mobo I am prob gettin that for my first pc. But here's my question. Did you take off the tuf armor and paint it , or did you find a replacement? if you did find a replacement, where at? Thanks.

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I took it off to paint. its really easy.

Supernova097 1 point 15 months ago

might sound like a dumb question, but does windows 8.1 work on the z87 sabertooth?

tbrezniak 1 point 14 months ago

what did you use to paint your motherboard and graphics card?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Just flat white spray paint on the motherboard armor. Vinyl wrap on the video card.

Silent_Assassin 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Awesome build :D

and just wondering what keyboard is that?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Ducky Shine II

Silent_Assassin 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Could you give the item ID as I'm struggling abit to find it

ThePCguy2013 1 point 11 months ago

mx clear?

loading09 1 point 14 months ago

the things i would do to that motherboard...

JdoubleG 1 point 14 months ago

Dude, sweet mobo cover!

Simon_Science 1 point 14 months ago

Impressive!

cjeffcoatjr 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

How exactly did you go about painting the PSU?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Vinyl wrap.

peoplememe 1 point 14 months ago

Can I hear some benchmark results? thinking about using an edited copy of your build for a future build of my own :D Do you run Crysis 3 well?

tpk2893 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

so beautiful @_@

dspencer2015 1 point 14 months ago

GREAT BUILD!!!!!!! The white looks great. +1

nhall.bob 1 point 14 months ago

i love you

JCanadian 1 point 14 months ago

Crazy awesome build..

ghostroaster5 1 point 14 months ago

Smexiest build I've ever seen. 'Nuff said. +1

Killeneminem 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

This might be a silly question, but does anyone know how to get a motherboard cover thing like that? Did he paint the TUF armor?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Yes, I used spray paint.

sassas1 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I'm surprised I haven't noticed this build sooner. It looks fantastic - unlike anything I've seen in awhile. I remember back in the day when computer fanatics took exterior design to the next level when it came to components and the case itself, haha.

A bit about that PSU - Though people are saying it's too much, it's good to have in case you want to upgrade anything on your rig, be it the GPU... uh... or the GPU (chuck a second one in there, anything works haha). However very, very, very nice build. Worth the time put into making it, I'm sure.

[comment deleted by staff]
boofheadfred 1 point 13 months ago

I welcome your GF to the master race :) +1!

[comment deleted by staff]
btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Just upgraded to a 780ti! Not HOF though.... :(

cst1992 1 point 12 months ago

Its colour is silvery, I think it would not have suited your build. Which 780Ti have you got? Are you going to paint it too?

The HOF edition by itself looks very beautiful.

Awesome job painting all your parts. It looks excellent.

messilive19 1 point 13 months ago

You paid only 955.30 USD ? That seems so strange for all those great items...

milesknight 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

BEST LOOKING INSIDES EVER!!!

ArrKayCee 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

How loud is that pump res combo? Nice build!

epicpcgamer 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

This is AMAZING!

gregkolodny 1 point 12 months ago

I love this build. Fantastic work with cable management, color scheme, choice of parts. Also, nice job modding the case, this somehow improved an already beautiful case. Have you considered doing this part time?

cst1992 1 point 12 months ago

Hi, was the keyboard originally white or you painted that as well? I can't find an image of a white keyboard of that model.

azhua0718 1 point 11 months ago

that charging port on the bottom is awesome! how did u do it?

Phunk 1 point 11 months ago

It is incredible that you put so much effort into making such a great-looking build, you might have even inspired me to do the same, but in black.

Aenast 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

The wire management alone was enough to make me +1 it. Fabulous job, remarkable machine.

Gu3 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Amazing Build.

Count me in the large group of people envious of your skill!

Pwnhawk64 1 point 11 months ago

as i looked at this PC i checked the price again then i watched again and then my pants just EXPLODED

ThePCguy2013 1 point 11 months ago

I have a dream.... that one day I will be able to build a computer like that.

MetaApex 1 point 10 months ago

I didn't know monitors with that aspect ratio even existed...

Hunter1254 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Looks amazing!!! Great job +1

[comment deleted by staff]
cebiadem61 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Does This case come with the side window, or did you add that?

WindeezKC 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

What did you use to Paint the Armor on that?

Ceres2 1 point 9 months ago

Love the modern white! Hell, even futuristic.

Hazarded 1 point 9 months ago

How is the vengeance ram for you?

Gshep71 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

White is definitely the new black these days and this build is a perfect example.

obrienjordan41 1 point 8 months ago

Very nice build, but how come the photos show a cpu cooler but it's not on the parts list?

obrienjordan41 1 point 8 months ago

2 questions: is Sabertooth the only mobo w/ that protective cover? And your cpu cooling tubes are white, where or how can i find different color tubing for my cpu cooler?

btuazon submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Yes. and yes. I believe i got this tubing from FrozenPC.

KristennHahnn 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

OMG! This thing is beautiful! I might have to copy you, Haha. I would class it as a work of art! Made me shed a tear.

Lukeofett 1 point 7 months ago

Whoa, props to you. Great colour scheme, cable management and decent parta!

playdough123 1 point 7 months ago

what keyboard did you use?

DragonForge 1 point 7 months ago

I almost cried the first time I laid my eyes on all beauty! A: Because it's beautiful, B: Because my PC Is a Core 2 Duo from 2007.

[comment deleted by staff]
kennyk2228 1 point 6 months ago

Now I know where I can go if PornHub is down...

andrewgenes 1 point 6 months ago

This is wonderful, i love the 3 screens vertical

revolverlover 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

dat sweg tho +1

revolverlover 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

how did you make it all white?

Americanpow4r 1 point 6 months ago

Awesome Build! How did you get the Blue LED's in the Case? (I'm new)

CR@ZY3DDIE 1 point 5 months ago

I would've spent less money on the motherboard and bought an i7, but than again an i7 might have been overkill.

GamingReaper 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

That just gave me a orgasm... +1

Veizin 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

What's the tiny fan next to the CPU for?

Gnarlyman 1 point 3 months ago

did you custom paint any of those parts?

CrunchyStorm 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Gorgeous build sir.

shimerm1 1 point 2 months ago

What is the keyboard?

Cibex 1 point 2 months ago

I just gotta know what keyboard that is? +1 for a nice clean look

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 days ago

ducky shine ii

CaptainwolfieXD 1 point 1 month ago

Great build!! May I use picture 20 for a school project? I am making a slideshow on the 8 basic parts of the computer and would love to have your computer in it. Thank you for any reply

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 days ago

no problem

Luster 1 point 1 month ago

Guys would you help me out by checkin if this build is good for a 1k budget? thx and its in CAD so yeah :p http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Luster/saved/8ky9TW

nice build btw!

JaredRoss 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Nice build , very clean. Always been a fan of the white builds, but last minute decided to go another direction on my recent build

Minimc199 1 point 18 days ago

so beautiful, i cri evrtim

frankiebowman 1 Build 1 point 13 days ago

I didn't even know that many white parts were available. LOL. Nice build!

RealMax 1 point 13 days ago

vag :)

Expo 1 Build 0 points 20 months ago

sexy

LeMonarque 3 Builds 0 points 20 months ago

That SSD mount is pretty cool too. SSD on a drive rack tied to the case. Very creative thinking.

btuazon submitter 1 Build 0 points 20 months ago

Thanks! It actually is screwed in. I was somehow able to match up the holes with the ODD mounting holes.

b0nk3rs1337 0 points 13 months ago

I had to come back and find this build because i'm about to do the same thing when i get my case today. Thanks for the idea.

NUclearD3 1 Build 0 points 20 months ago

Great looking build!

jakethemp 2 Builds 0 points 20 months ago

sawweeeeeeeeet the only thing that would top this all off would be white LED lights inside IMO, but if you dont id still give this a 10

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I have the NZXT Hue, and most of the time I have it set to white light. I may replace the LEDs in the cpu block to white too.

[comment deleted]
RyneSmith 7 Builds 4 points 20 months ago

Did you make this account to troll people? Seems so as both the comments I've seen from you are negative or trying to put people down.

btuazon submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

What did it say?

RyneSmith 7 Builds 3 points 20 months ago

Don't worry about it, some moron begging for attention.

Antoine3990 3 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Actually, it wasn't false.. 1200W is WAY to much.

Captain.Aviator 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

He is getting a second 7970 though so its not too much, and its also future proofing

epicpcgamer 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Nice research.

Mattyice47 1 Build -2 points 20 months ago

DAYUM SON. SUPER OFFICIAL.