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Green Machine
by Visualizer
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Description

So after many years of faithful service, my old gaming rig that I built back in 2006 died during a move across several states to a new city. A bummer at first but it finally inspired me to put together a new PC. I had kind of stopped paying attention to the PC market since I only had it in between semesters of college when I was at my parents' house for break. So after a bit of research all I can say is WOW, PC parts have come a LONG way since the last time I built one.

All that being said, here is my build. I went with green LEDs because I always see red or blue and wanted to do something different, plus I think it goes well with a white chassis. Ignore the price, my mobo came with a free stick of 8GB RAM so I bought the second stick to go dual channel. I also got a few MiR's and coupons so it came out around $1400 before the monitors. Hope you guys like :)

Details
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle35.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load73.0° C
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.14Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle48.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load69.0° C
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zypherstones [1 Build] 11 points 21 months ago

Welcome back to the build community!

 
 
cranker_up 4 points 21 months ago

i think the green lights are a nice touch with the white case looks really good!

 
 
Divdor [1 Build] 3 points 21 months ago

Nice looking build. Even without the lights the contrast of all black components on the white case looks really great. Green lights look great.

 
 
noob_for_life 3 points 21 months ago

great build!!!how comes you didnt get the lightning edition 7970 to match your mobo??

 
 
Visualizer [Submitter] [1 Build] 4 points 21 months ago

I would've really liked to but I decided to go with the Sapphire to save some money.

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jakethemp [2 Builds] 2 points 21 months ago

niiice

 
 
ixjf 2 points 21 months ago

For a "first build" after years, it looks very balanced.

 
 
TestBuilds 2 points 21 months ago

Approved by the panda.

 
 
Javanode [1 Build] 2 points 21 months ago

that's the first time I see this case! wow it's amazing

 
 
shakkya 2 points 21 months ago

Very nice computer

 
 
ConfusedGamer123 2 points 21 months ago

How are the monitors, i'm thinking about getting one but i'm not sure how good they are.

 
 
Visualizer [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

So far they're great. They look really slick and the colors look amazing. Only had them a few days so we'll see. They've gotten really good reviews if you check Amazon and Newegg.

 
 
funkybravado 2 points 21 months ago

I like the green, I personally am going with green and blue, gonna look pretty sweet when together. Only a couple more weeks and I'll have it almost completely put together! Soooooo pumped!

 
 
funkybravado 2 points 21 months ago

I like the green, I personally am going with green and blue, gonna look pretty sweet when together. Only a couple more weeks and I'll have it almost completely put together! Soooooo pumped!

 
 
Killedan9 2 points 21 months ago

Just out of curiosity... How do you get to the books behind the screens?

 
 
tehfreeeman 2 points 21 months ago

I'm glad you mentioned that you had one 8gb stick already so people wouldn't flame for 16gb or ram. Great build though

 
 
ebagmod 2 points 20 months ago

i just installed the corsair h80i do you need a thermal compund inbetween or was the paste on it enouf

 
 
Visualizer [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 20 months ago

The thermal compound that comes with the H80i should work fine. I put my own on just to go the extra mile.

 
 
Bseagull 1 point 21 months ago

I love it, but I would have gone with different sets of RAM. You could have saved anywhere from $30-50 by getting a kit of 4x4GB or 2x8GB. Otherwise, great job!

 
 
Apach3 [2 Builds] 4 points 21 months ago

he said he got the second stick for free from getting the motherboard

 
 
Bseagull 2 points 21 months ago

Ahh, didn't catch that! Good deal, then!

 
 
iiLeGiT101 [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

Dual Monitor gaming? Wouldn't you just be staring at the bezel for the middle? Anyways, nice build.

 
 
Visualizer [Submitter] [1 Build] 4 points 21 months ago

Haha nah I just game on one monitor and run videos/browser on the other.

 
 
daviddoroff 1 point 19 months ago

Can this case fit a liquid cooler with two fans? I'm thinking about getting this case. Nice build by the way!

 
 
Sabotage -2 points 21 months ago

A gorgeous build. I really like it. The only thing I would change is getting an i7. Are you going to get a third monitor for eyefintiy? I highly recommend it.

 
 
IamApropos [3 Builds] 3 points 21 months ago

WHy would you go for an i7 when it only provides noticable difference in mainly one game and barely(Crysis 3), yet is quite a bit more expensive for no noticable performance difference compared to the i5? (Unless you live near a microcenter and can get it fairly cheap.)

 
 
Sabotage -1 points 21 months ago

I live next to a microcenter(20 minutes). And I use a lot of photoshop and premir.

 
 
Visualizer [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

I really want to. I splurged a bit with this build so I need to wait a little longer to save up and get a 3rd monitor.

 
 
Sabotage 1 point 21 months ago

Great I have the 3 of the 24 in versions of your monitor. The only issue is I have is a junkie build. A cheapo amd quad core (x640) and it is having lots of issues along with a 6870. But my friend has the same thing with and intel and he loves it.

 
 
Bseagull -3 points 21 months ago

I love it, but I would have gone with different sets of RAM. You could have saved anywhere from $30-50 by getting a kit of 4x4GB or 2x8GB. Otherwise, great job!