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i7-3770k under water
by reliKBORG
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I built this machine in Feb 2013 for my biannual gaming upgrade, it is a rockin 3770k overclocked to 4.2 ghz that doesnt break 40c under load. I expanded the normal loop of the h220 by adding a block to the 670 ftw, and a second radiator in the bottom front of the case.

My main usage of this computer is gaming, but it is also the media server for my apartment. With 12tb of space it is holding my entire media library music, dvd's, and Blu-rays.

Os is Windows 8.1 on an OCZ Vertex 4 256 gb ssd.

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load40.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.01Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.21Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Performance Preset ScoreP9245
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SethMatrix 23 points 13 months ago

I was expecting mineral oil when it said underwater lol.

SethMatrix 6 points 13 months ago

Very nice. I love how the 24 pin connector goes over the tubing. +1

Ope_Lee [1 Build] 3 points 13 months ago

I see you don't have an issue with the tubing covering one of the DIMM slots. Which I see common sometimes with the H220 with certain motherboards. Nice build none the less. +1

vElectrixx 2 points 13 months ago

Pretty solid build with little to no problems. Why not go with a 770? It's better AND cheaper than the 670.

I expected the build to be underwater, literally, or at least under oil. Shouldn't keep my hopes up :0

PacificNic [2 Builds] 4 points 13 months ago

It was probably built prior to release of 770s. This can be discerned as their is also use of a Z77 board and Ivy CPU. Also (I may be wrong) but I think the H220 is supposed to be out of circulation due to patent issues.

reliKBORG [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

This is correct, It was all built in Feb 2013. It is a pity the h220 was pulled from us distribution, but it is still available in other countries. If you are in the US and you want a similar unit, swiftech along with Cooler Master has made the Glacer 240L.

PacificNic [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

I saw that. I never really liked the whole "expandability" factor... :P Seems kinda gimmicky

fatninjamke [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Very Nice!

LookTopHats [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago


username22 1 point 13 months ago

Great build for the price, only thing I would say is that you could have gotten a GTX 760 for $280.

Oldking [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Awesome build, but could you add more description? Like why you chose what you did, how the build went, a to do list, anything?

reliKBORG [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

The only challenging thing with this build was the liquid cooling, due to the fact that this was my first attempt it took a few weeks to get all of the correct parts, and get them all ready for prime time.

As for choosing the parts, the Asus board due to my trust in Asus and the 5 year warranty. The evga 670 ftw was then the best value for performance. Ram was performance and it matched the look.

infinitemerald [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Never really had any liking for the appearance of the Sabertooth boards, but this build makes it look beautiful. Kudos. +1

Rajid 1 point 13 months ago

Just a question, I've heard that the USB 3.0 on the 650d still doesn't have a header, is that true? I just wanna make sure right. Great build too! I was expecting parts to be, like the title says, underwater :P

reliKBORG [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

The case I received did not have a header, I ordered an adapter to rectify the situation.

Rajid 1 point 13 months ago

Ok, thanks I just wanted to make sure! :)

deathfromup [6 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

does the h220 pump have enough power to run a loop this big?

reliKBORG [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 7 months ago

I have had no problems so far. This weekend I will be upgrading the fans on the h220 rad, and will take a closer look at the loop, and will report back.

deathfromup [6 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

cool thanks for the reply.

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