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Business School PC
by shnurov
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Description

I've been comissioned to build a PC for the Business division in my school. Mostly it will use Photoshop an Illustrator. I must say that I am quite surprised at its performance. If you compare it to other builds that would make a lot more noise and much more heat. I was able to finish Bioshock Infinite on Medium with no FPS drops under 30. Of course it was for testing purposes.... 8 hours of testing! OS is Windows 8 Pro, supplied by our school; yay for student benefits!!! If I could get back and change something, it would be the PSU; although I am quite proud of myself since I translated the French part of the box, it is far from the best PSU's available on the market. I am still looking for something affordable, modular and with a low wattage.

Details
Intel Core i5-4570S 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate2.9GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle35.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load60.0° C
MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.0GHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.12Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle34.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load65.0° C
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Mattyice47 [1 Build] 4 points 13 months ago

............Beautiful

A Couple questions.

How is that 7770 handling games?

And do you like the Fractal?

 
 
daes79 [3 Builds] 2 points 13 months ago

I have a 7770 in my gaming build it handles Skyrim on Ultra with graphical mods never dropping below 35 fps

 
 
Mattyice47 [1 Build] 2 points 13 months ago

Awesome

Do you know if the Fractal Design Core 1000 will fit maybe a Corsair H60 or Cooler Master Seidon

 
 
daes79 [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Its probably possible but you have to make some case mods.

 
 
shnurov [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

On the side pannel there's a 120mm fan, also in the front; I think it would reach. I don't see it happening with having it to exhaust through the back though; max fan size is 92mm and there isn't any space to spare!

 
 
shnurov [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I was really surprised at the 7770 actually... I have a 7970 in my main rig, and it sometimes struggles at 2560x1440. Here I had no issues runnings games without dipping below 60fps on medium/high @ 1080p. Which in my opinion is great for the 120$~ I paid for it!

I love this fractal case; I simply feel like they could have made it slightly larger and included some space behind the board, since cables show everywhere and except the 5.25" bays there isn't much hiding space! :(

 
 
invalidbuffalo [1 Build] 2 points 13 months ago

Nice photos, what camera are you using?

 
 
shnurov [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

5D3 & array of lenses. I'm a wedding photog; so I have equipment handy :P

 
 
cyanghost109 [7 Builds] 2 points 13 months ago

That's a very nice build. It will last you for years to come.

 
 
shnurov [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks! I hope so too!

 
 
AH__Banana [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

How do you like that case, I was looking at it, was it easy to work with?

 
 
shnurov [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

It's super small and no space is wasted. Airflow is also well thought, since the drives are vertically the front fans are blowing through directly on the internal components. Since hard drives don't actually need any cooling this is great! With a higher wattage non-modular PSU I would see problems thought...

 
 
deathfromup [6 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

I just built a computer with the same case. It is definitely cramped but workable. As far as cable management it offers nothing lol.

Overall after your done building and if you get a little creative with the cable management, it is really nice to be able to move ur computer with relative ease. And the price is nice.

 
 
snorlaxyzq [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

I'd suggest Coolermaster's N200 mAtx mini tower.

 
 
mstrmind820937 1 point 8 months ago

I'm looking at getting that ram for the ga h87 hd3 mobo, are you running the ram at 1.5v and what effect on speed and latency.