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Corsair 790D

by JLMCS2012

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106 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 20, 2014

Date Built

Feb. 20, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

20.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.26Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

22.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

Description

I called this the 790D because I was torn between the 750D & 900D, so I just decided to name it the 790D...

This is basically an updated version of my other system that I built several months ago. I finally got around to finishing it. I use it to play games and fold. I wanted to try acrylic tubing and all went well. The only thing I'm waiting on is Corsair to release there AX1500i. I benched 1 780 @ 1411mhz. I can't run all three because I need more power. I hope you all enjoy!

Here is a benchmark at 1261MHz. http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7956928

Here is 1 780 @ 1411MHz http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1981497

Comments Sorted by:

8BitPhoenix 4 Builds 65 points 12 months ago

Dear Santa....

infinitemerald 1 Build 7 points 12 months ago

Holy shiat, it's been a while since I've seen an awesome <$4000 build on here. Loving the water cooling and custom cables! Keep up the great work! ;D

Also, I'd recommend getting something more than a $270 24" monitor. Perhaps 4K, or the 120Hz 1440p Asus Swift they have coming out soon.

CarterBond 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Heres something to show you for some eye candy. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Ogv

infinitemerald 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I know! This, MJ12, that one, the 3960x/tri-SLI one, and the custom-painted EVGA one are among my favorite on here.

CarterBond 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Ya!

ghostroaster5 1 point 12 months ago

Wait, this EVGA one?

infinitemerald 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

While that looks nice, this is what I was talking about: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Ai9

ghostroaster5 2 points 12 months ago

Ah I see. Yeah, definitely agree with you. Purdiest builds ever.

chuckdickiner 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

its sub 4k because the gpus arent in the price...

infinitemerald 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

When I made that comment, the GPUs were included. The OP didn't put prices they paid so it automatically lists the prices now, and these parts weren't the same price 9 months ago.

8BitPhoenix 4 Builds 4 points 12 months ago

Super intense nerdgasm going on over here :D May I ask what camera you are using for the pictures?

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

I'm using an old Nikon D40x

Itroitnyah 1 Build 4 points 12 months ago

This build is more valuable than the URL.

erik4boss 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

OMG, Sexiest computer I've seen!

SmooveMonkey 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

I'm lost for words... This is a fantastic build! You should be very proud of yourself as its a work of art.

When you come to build your next PC (in ten years time!) you should hang this on your wall or send it to the Tate :)

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you! It won't be 10 years, maybe 2 haha

Novapilot28 2 points 12 months ago

Whoa, not enough power

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

Nope, it pulls over 1200 watts at the wall and I need to go further...

Novapilot28 1 point 12 months ago

Amazing

sepnotic 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Great build, cool looking box and one of the best water cooling I see, great parts selection. How do you like the acrylic tube? You did great my friend.

6thcousin 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

With wires that beautiful, why hide them?

Nebxam 2 points 11 months ago

orgasm

Consoledestroyer 2 points 9 months ago

Please enlighten me, why in the world would you buy 3 gtx 780s for 1080p gaming, I have two 780tis and I have a asus 1440p monitor

CasaNOVA_Fly 1 point 9 months ago

Exactly!

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Well. I like to benchmark and I also do some folding. So, I can fold on 2 cards and play whatever I want on the other. :)

Consoledestroyer 1 point 9 months ago

Good enough reason, I just don't prefer going more than 2 way sli,with the exception of going two way sli on a dual card like having two r9 295x2 in one build

CasaNOVA_Fly 2 points 9 months ago

Honestly, you wasted you money on the third graphics card. After two cards, the price: performance ratio tanks. You could've spend your money on a nicer monitor and good headphones, I'd recommend the ASUS PB278Q and the Sennheiser HD558. Or if you have nice headphones already you could've gotten the ASUS Xonar Essence or Phoebus (sound cards). Just otta inform you. :)

NGTO1 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Not a waste if you want to destroy games at 60fps at 1440p-4k. Two 780s maintains a solid 60fps with most games at 1080p. At just 1440p, you will not maintain 60fps with 2 780s. I applaud the inclusion of 3 780s. You can probably maintain 60fps at 4k in most games with that.

The only downside to 3-way SLI is SLI doesn't always scale nicely or some games don't have official SLI support at all (Titanfall for example).

Edit: Ok, just saw your monitor. Yeah, at 1080p 3 780s isn't necessary really, but if you ever plan on upgrading your monitor, you'll have the power needed.

CasaNOVA_Fly 2 points 8 months ago

I play games like planetside 2 and crisis 3 60 fps 1080p with a single 770

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

For gaming you are correct. For bench marking it's a different story. I only use 1 for gaming and whenever I fold I use the other 2 for that. :)

Saeed1 1 point 12 months ago

Ridiculous! so clean and great looking!

atomicruns 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Love it! Very clean, solid parts...+1.

Jesso2k 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

This build is like an accumilation of everything I want to squeeze out of my build in the next few years. Brilliant.

Can you speak on what you did to the drive tray? I'd like to flip my h100i tubes around but they rest on the tray and lead to serious vibration sounds. Jamming another fan in too wouldn't hurt.

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I'm acutally using the factory SSD tray in the back

Jesso2k 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Sorry, I meant the DVD drive tray. Does the bottom lip come off on the 750D or did you cut it out with something?

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Sorry...what do you mean the bottom lip?

Jesso2k 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Here, I whipped up a quick image: http://i.imgur.com/UonV8jG.png

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yes, I cut the bottom tray out of the 5.25" cage.

smittypantz@hotmail.com 15 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I'm glad you pointed that out. That is another impressive aspect to this rig.

d4v0 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

That is a jaw dropping build! Awesome!

BASSIC_RZ 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

whats name of the pump/res

cooperred 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Looks like an EK res/pump combo. I think it might be a DDC pump, not sure

dustfinger 1 point 12 months ago

Oh wow, this is beautiful

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you all! :)

cooperred 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

How is your pump mounted?

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I drilled 2 hole and used the supplied m8 nuts and bolts.

cooperred 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

So you had to mod the case?

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Oh yeah. I had to cut the front out as well to fit the 360mm up front. You cannot use any 5.25" devices. I never do anyways.

cooperred 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Cool, thanks

sweettacoboy 1 point 12 months ago

god that thing is clean

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you!

xBlood_Monkey 9 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Damn beautiful.. The only thing I would change is I would flip the rear exhaust to be a rear intake. It would allow for cooler air for your top rad.

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

That was actually done after I took the picture. haha I didn't fee like taking them again. It's heavy to transport!

xBlood_Monkey 9 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I hear that. I used to have a Coolermaster HAF X, but recently downsized to an mATX system a few months ago. It's like a third the size. :p

ArrKayCee 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

This build looks amazing, the only thing I would change is the connection between the CPU block and the rad, I would orient it vertically and put the line straight from the GPU into the CPU then to the rad, that would just make it so there are no tubes crossing. Otherwise, perfect build!

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I originally want going to do that, however, the temp from 3 GPU's would be more beneficially going into a radiator to cool it before going into the CPU block.

ArrKayCee 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Sorry to inform but the order of the loop doesn't matter at all (except the res has to go to be above the pump and go straight to the pump). You wouldn't see any actual change and if you did, it would be within a margin of error.

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

I agree and you are right for the most part. However, having 3 GPU's it does make a little difference. I've actually set it up both ways. It was 1 to 3 degrees, depending on which core, under stress testing. For everyday applications you can't tell. So nothing major. Thank you for your input though. :)

ArrKayCee 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hey, either way I envy you and your build skill!

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you! :)

Waits 1 point 12 months ago

Wonderfully done. Any chance you could post the components that went into your loop? I am new to custom loops and it would be handy to know.

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Send me an email and I'll give you a list. Too much to post

jpsmps.smith@gmail.com

powellbm86 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Very nice. The acrylic tubing is a nice touch. I like it way better than tubing for color, consistent color without gunking up due to dye.

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yeah, I prefer colored tubing over dye. I just used bioled distilled water. :)

CaoptainArcre 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Errr, ahhh, errr, wow. I can't even comprehend the amazing power of this beast. I generally really hate that title for any build, but this one seems to fit the measure perfectly. One possible worry though, I saw on your benchmarks that the RAM is only clocked at 667Mhz, is this intentional, or is it a bug in 3DMark 11, or is this an accident? Another thing is on the 1261Mhz benchmark your CPU has a reported 1Mhz stock core clock.

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

It is just a bug in 3DMark. Sometimes it reports correctly, sometimes it doesn't. The CPU is clocked at 4.6GHz. Ram was 1866MHz

jay4618 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

dammmmmm

blaziecat1103 1 point 12 months ago

Wow…

panteparak 1 point 11 months ago

What kind of Tubing is this? How do you bend it into the shape in the pictures?

ZionIsLast 2 points 11 months ago

Acrylic Tubing, you have to heat it and then bend it.

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Sorry for the late reply. It is primochill acrylic tubing. I used a heat gun and a bending kit from monsoon.

paulo098765 1 point 10 months ago

my dream build

Omnislash89 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Where can I pick up a sick cooling loop like that!?

nasrooo 1 point 9 months ago

Best build EVER

ghostroaster5 1 point 9 months ago

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BlastXin 1 point 9 months ago

Is tis computer powered by human blood? Jk jk, awesome and godly machine!

NGTO1 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Sick build, I'm jealous. My only question is, why so little storage? After the OS, you have to have only 200gigs or so left over.

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Haha valid question. I have network drives I store everything on. I don't play THAT many games, only a couple. :)

NGTO1 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Gotcha. Makes sense.

NGTO1 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

How many fans do you use on this thing? It looks like 7, but In your description it lists like 13 fans (you bought some 2-packs). Do you have 7 fans, or do I not know how to count?

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I had one to many 2 packs in there. Good catch. I'm using 9 SP120's and 1 AF140. The front radiator is push/pull config, so there are 3 fans on the front on the radiator.

NGTO1 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Oh ok. I'm still relatively new to PC building and am only now upgrading to a full tower and fan/airflow management is new to me. For example, what does push/pull config mean?

Thanks for reply.

skynet159632 1 point 9 months ago

This is the computer version of onion butt

GehennaPT 1 point 8 months ago

I need help, see the notes of the build. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/GehennaPT/saved/rh3gXL

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Also, do you need 16GB of RAM? I usually only have 8 and its plenty. You could save quite a bit using 1866 8GB.

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 0 points 8 months ago

Choose a different power supply. Corsair, EVGA, or seasonic. You want a good quality power supply. If you're overclocking I would recommend a 600 watt. Hope that helps.

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JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Yeah an i5 and 780 Ti should have no problems with a 600 watt QUALITY psu.

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JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

His link only had 1 780 Ti. That's why I said an i5 and 780 Ti wouldn't have any problems with a 600 watt psu.

12345678 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

My computer melted in its fit of jealousy...

triligey1 1 point 6 months ago

could you post a link to the place you bought the cooling system components from?. I really am liking them.

st3v3 1 point 6 months ago

nice build! I'm planning on making a very similar loop as yours in the H440. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/st3v3/saved/WdGkcf just wondering if you have an integrated drainage system in the loop?

OresGaming 1 point 6 months ago

Solitaire is too much for it to handle.

JustAnotherGamer 1 point 5 months ago

Now THAT is how you build in a 750D.

rockwentz 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome build! I'm planning for a similar one. One question, though: How thick are the rads in the top and front?

Wewum 1 point 5 months ago

Excellent cable management!

DeathDaSquid 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Awesome bulid, I would do something similar with my build...if i didnt suck at building T-T hahha +1

PresiCorrupto 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Wow, Wow, Wow

andrefoster 1 point 3 months ago

How is the Monitor as I'm thinking of getting the same one nice build! +1

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!

RuggleBuggle 1 point 2 days ago

What are you using for your liquid cooling. The build is simply stunning.

DeltasEcho 0 points 8 months ago
AlanHSanchez 2 Builds -1 points 12 months ago

ANY LEAK PROBLEMS.....

JLMCS2012 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

None

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