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"Blue Velvet" thanks to noob_for_life and mecha37 for help with the name.
by Demiaan
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Description

This is the first computer build I have done in 5 years. Getting the parts I wanted something that will last awhile since it will be another 5 to 7 years befor I will be able to build another one. I mainly use this computer for playing games, watching movies, surfing the internet, and school work.

I know I only need 8GB of ram but got it on sell for $50 so couldnt pass that up.

I know the PSU is a bit of overkill atm but since I am overclocking, and will be getting a second video card with in the next month or two.

Yes, I do suck at naming so if anyone has suggestions on a name for this Rig it will be helpful.

Details
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load65.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.01Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load70.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Performance Preset ScoreP8943
Comments
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saw1833 [1 Build] 15 points 18 months ago

Name it Papa Smurf.

 
 
LiquidArrogance [1 Build] 3 points 18 months ago

If you're a Simpsons fan name it Bleed Gums Murphy :)

If you feel like a weekend project, you might consider moving the HDD up to a 5.25" bay and velcro mounting the SSD or moving it to the 5.25" bays as well. It looks super clean and helps a lot with airflow on that front fan -- peep my build for how it looks.

Also is that the DEMCiflex on top? Have you used it long enough to have an opinion on it? I've considered getting one.

 
 
codydavidson 1 point 18 months ago

Yes about the SSD's. OMG yes. So many case manufacturers still think we are using huge RAID arrays and need an abundance of 3.5" bays. Well I'm sure somebody is, but not me. Or you for that matter. Nice build :)

 
 
LiquidArrogance [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

TY!

So what do you think of the DEMCiflex?

 
 
Demiaan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

Yes it's a DEMCiflex and havent had it long enough to know how it works but it looks great on the case fits nice and snug.

 
 
Jamie1330 [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago

very very nice enjoy !!

 
 
milliamp [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago

I've seen the sleeved PSU cables but it looks like the front panel cables are sleeved as well? Where did you find them? I can't find them on the Corsair site.

 
 
Demiaan [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago
 
 
noob_for_life 1 point 18 months ago

awesome build. call it blue

 
 
mecha37 [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

Aqua Velvet!!!!!

 
 
TheCrow1213 [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

Is that a modular PSU? I really need to switch to that next time...

 
 
Demiaan [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago

Yes its Modular only PSU Ive used in the last three builds I have done there awsome for cable management.

 
 
DyingAtheist 1 point 18 months ago

Seem to have overpaid quite a bit for your GPU, but it's a good build and if you're adding another 670 in the future you'll be set for years to come.

 
 
Demiaan [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago

I only paid $400 for the GPU prices started going up after I got it.

 
 
JForce522 [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

The EVGA 670s are very overpriced--a Gigabyte or MSI one would have been a better buy. But since you already bought it, enojoy it!

 
 
LiquidArrogance [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago

I don't know about Gigabyte but I've had horrible customer service experiences with MSI. I'm willing to pay a premium for excellent support and service, which I've received from EVGA. They're not the sexiest cards (I really like Asus's looks), and for what you get they do cost a bit more, but EVGA has my business for life just based on the interactions I've had with their support staff. Just my two cents . . .

 
 
Demiaan [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago

Ive been watching the prices for about six months and when I got the card EVGA was the same price as the MSI and Gigabytes. EVGA has always been a GPU that I like so went with them.

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 18 months ago

The stock H100i fans are actually only 1C hotter than the SP120 performance editions. I actually just found that out today, it's because the stock fans are based off of the SP series fans.

 
 
Demiaan [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 18 months ago

Yes they are but I was looking for the blue eye candy since it was the theme I was going for.

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 18 months ago

Oh, that makes sense then.

 
 
milliamp [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

Are those the stock power supply cables? It also looks like you added a couple blue LED's.

 
 
Demiaan [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago

No, they are after market PSU cables that Corsair makes for there PSU's.

 
 
th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

Looks very good!

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suihigh [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

awesome job on this build :D i just recently was thinking of making a black and blue themed build and after seeing this, it gives me an idea what parts to go for :D

 
 
Pure 1 point 18 months ago

Why didn't you go with 670 ftw edition. I think is the same price but performance better then a 680.

 
 
Demiaan [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago

It is a FTW well its a FTW+

 
 
Pure 1 point 18 months ago

It did not say and I was just wondering.

 
 
miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

Dang. Where'd those LEDs on the edge of the case come from? Are they built in?

 
 
miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

Damn does that look good.

 
 
Oliver [4 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

Did you get the cables from Corsair?

 
 
Demiaan [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago

Yes they where on sale when I got them for $45 I think the final price was.

 
 
Javanode [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

some pics with side panel on pls

 
 
The_Strifist 1 point 18 months ago

Beautiful cable management.

I'll be attempting a very similar build soon. :)

 
 
unitedairforce1 [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

You basically built what I was going for with my 500 dollar build (look wise, i like all my parts). It looks great with everything blue, cable management looks amazing, just overall a great build

 
 
TygerWarfare 1 point 16 months ago

Nice build! What are the LED lights called that line the inner case? thanks:)

 
 
Perry99 1 point 15 months ago

What cables did you get? I don't know what ones out of this lot? http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/psu-accessories-1.html I love the look of your build :)

 
 
elkay648 1 point 15 months ago

really nice blue color scheme

 
 
SparkyOnPC 1 point 11 months ago

hey, what are the names for the cable extensions that come from the PSU?

 
 
Demiaan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

They are replacement cables from corsair.