I built this computer as i was getting into the gaming scene a few years back on my old PC
This build has took me over a year and half to do and get it to how it is now.
Most of the parts i've had laying around in my room as spares
Most annoying thing about this build was the CPU cooler not sitting correctly but i made it fit inside the top of the case chassis.
Mind you this is my first time ever owning a K series CPU chip, and i have no overclocking experience but i managed to get my cpu a stable 4.6ghz at 1.285V, and i've ran prime 95 for 10 hours without errors.
I'm open to salty comments and feedback on what i can improve with this build.
3DMark Results: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/7524711
Custom Waterloop in the Thermaltake A31 Chaser
Second 290x (Not sure if its worth it?)
SSD for OS
Custom Orange Paint for front grill mesh
bought a alphacool double slot res/pump kit with 240mm - 45w rad
Somewhat started custom waterloop, needs more tinkering and tube routing better, but since that its dropped from 65c while gaming to 45-55c
bought new corsair strafe cherry red mx keyboard and corsair m65 rbg mouse
graphics card will be getting added to watercooling loop hopefully in the next week when i get my delivery from alphacool
Jesus christ, haven't updated in a while but since the last update awhile back nothing really changed Added a 120MM/45MM radiator to front of case, added 120MM/30 or 35MM to bottom of case, whole PC is fully water cooled, need to fix tubing up, make it solid tubing rather then soft tubing - currently idles at 28c and underload/while gaming hits roughly 45-59c depends how CPU heavy the game is
GPU idles around 28c - 29c underload gets about 40-55C
Currently using Mayhems Pastel Raspberry Purple coolant, seems to be a good batch it, seen mixed results about the Pastel based coolant, might swap out PC case sooner or later, just depends on cash flow at the moment, but anyways enjoy the new high quality photos
Personally this is a good overclockable card, doesn't lag or loose frames in most games, over clocks like a champion, pretty smooth and easy.
Only downside is AMD drivers kinda suck, but other then that, this is a perfect card for decent performance
I was always skeptical of the corsair fans cause of the high price, but my god, these are totally worth the price.
Installed 4 of these in my case and running off the NZXT Sentry 3 Fan Controller set at 1650-1750RPM and my god, these are silent as.
The air flow has increased in my case and the graphics card temps have dropped a fair few C while bench-marking.
Would totally recommend these fans.
Would've preferred a white face version of this, but my god, this thing is amazing, PC is dead silent, only downfall is the "power" button is hard to touch to turn the LCD face off.
But other then that, easy to install, easy to manage the fans on, just a perfect little controller :)
2 ms response time, and supports 60hz is perfect for a first decent size monitor and if you cant afford a 144hz, this is for you.
I paid 279$ at MSY, and i think it was worth it.