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EVA UNIT 00
by hentaigod
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Description

Gaming / internet browsing / photo editing machine. Does everything I want it to without a single hiccup! I love this thing.

I kinda wish I could watercool my cards, but they're non-reference. Such a bummer...

The fans on the radiator are in a push / pull configuration: pushing hot air from the inside of the case, through the radiator, and outside the case. Those cards get HOT. I might have to clock them down a bit.

I also did not pay 3K for this machine. One of my video cards were free, the 3770K I got for $120, the keyboard, mouse, and monitor were discounted heavily, and the speakers were some I had with my previous build. So, in reality I probably paid circa half, or less than half, of the price that is advertised on here.

The CPU temps were obtained using Prime95 @ priority 10 for 24 hours. Realistically, the temps reach about 65C while gaming and working in Photoshop.

Oh, and the name is inspired by Rei's Evangelion Unit from Neon Genesis Evangelion. A+ anime, you should watch it.

Reference photo: http://static.tumblr.com/sjxg3rh/4ECmkp1ej/16eva001.jpg

Details
Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle27.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load75.0° C
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.2GHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.4GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle35.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load85.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Extreme Preset ScoreX6219
Performance Preset ScoreP14918
Comments
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bbooiigg [1 Build] 8 points 15 months ago

This is some high-quality ****..I'm surprised I can see it for free...

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 15 months ago

Hahahaha, thank you!

 
 
Xareh [3 Builds] 3 points 15 months ago

Koolance makes waterblocks for your 7970s - they're reference PCB with non reference cooler.

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Really?! Care to link me!?

 
 
Planetside2fanboy 2 points 15 months ago

oops, my bad. Koolance is no longer selling them, lol. The only ones now are the swiftech komodo dragon ones http://www.swiftech.com/komodo-hd7900.aspx

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

:'(

 
 
Enlyten [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

Solid build. Everything is great.

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you very much, I appreciate it!

 
 
Spirafall [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

That's Rei's unit! The colors match too. This build is excellent. Will there be a Eva-01 and Eva-02? 8D

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 15 months ago

If only I had the money I would TOTALLY build it! The next build I want to do is a SFF so I can lug it around and play video games at my friends house(s). I might do Asuka's unit next :D

Thanks for the comment!!

 
 
Uzi780 [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

OMFG blue lighting is sooo sick! Cable managment is top class and blue water pipes looks beautiful and dual 7970's wow you must be doing multi-monitor stuff?

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you very much! And not yet! I can't decide if I want to get a couple more IPS monitors OR just go for a singel 1440P monitor. I have to get the money first!

 
 
Stigs 2 points 15 months ago

Awesome build. The SP120's make the radiator really stick out...I like that. Enjoy your build.

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks a lot! I appreciate it!

 
 
Divdor [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

I love water-cooled PCs. Agree with bbooiigg, where do I stuff the dollar bills into this machines g-string? Great build!

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Hahahaha. Thank you very much!

 
 
jwaysted [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

I just jizzed a little in my pants. Great parts, especially considering the price you got them for!

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

LOL. Thanks man, and yeah I agree 100%. I got VERY lucky with this build.

 
 
Nendo [2 Builds] 2 points 15 months ago

So how did you manage 29k for perf on 3DMk11? that's not possible.

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Yes it is...

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/325947

EDIT: WAIT, NOT ITS NOT. WOW. I USED THE NEW 3DMARK INSTEAD OF 3D MARK 11. DOIIIIII!!!!!!!!!

 
 
xSWATxBadkid [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

Very nice.

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you!

 
 
Frostbyter 2 points 15 months ago

SEXY!

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you!

 
 
OMGIMASIAN 1 point 12 months ago

Shinji, get in the Robot or Rei pilots it.

 
 
LoaderFabi 1 point 3 months ago

Too much Neon Genesis Evangelion ? ;D

 
 
iiLeGiT101 [1 Build] -1 points 15 months ago

For photo editing I would've recommended two NVIDIA cards as the CUDA cores help but this is still great. I was going to go with the 7970s originally, how are the drivers and how do they perform ?

 
 
hentaigod [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 15 months ago

It's very light photo editing. I'm not pulling anything in RAW format and stuff. Just touching up some photos, making gifs, etc.

The drivers are great, so far! I just finished Bioshock Infinite and damn, it handled that game like a beast. No microstutter, frame dips, nothing!

I just have THE MOST microstutter problems in Far Cry 3. It's expected, though. It's unplayable for me... I also have issues with Assassin's Creed 3, but I'm guessing that's a universal thing. The games aren't very optimized for PC yet.