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Tap-A-Da-BEAST
by Mr_CrEEpy
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Description

I am a 16 year old Aussie and decided to switch from Xbox to PC before the 'Next Generation' games came out. I built this about a month ago with a lot of help from this site but bought all the parts from my local store (PLE Computers). I don't have many games, but so far i've been able to run Crisis 3 and Payday 2 maxed out, full fps (set so it caps at my monitors refresh rate). It took me quite a while to build as all the instructions were useless but when i tried turning it on after about the 5th time and every thing lit up.. ah nothing could beat that sense of satisfaction. If anyone would like photos from different angles or benchmarks i'd be happy to oblige, also if someone could suggest a good upgrade path that would be great, THANKYOU

also in case anyone is interested my mouse is a Razer Ouroboros, and My mat is the Razer Vespula.

Details
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.05Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.5GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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Guingix 3 points 11 months ago

Holy Cables! Cable Management.

 
 
PickItApart 1 point 11 months ago

Totally agree. A Phantom + modular PSU should make the insides look good and, more importantly, improve the airflow to keep everything cool.

Great components, but needs MAJOR cable mgmt.

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

true, I had trouble getting some cables to reach, but I felt as long as I kept the area which could be seen through the window clean, I would be happy.

 
 
Guingix 1 point 11 months ago

To make your build clean. I suggest removing the top hdd cage and put your drives on the lower cage.

And your psu is modular. And those cables can reach. Your GPU needs airflow! XFX Gpu are hotter. Thats why it needs airflow. Your 8-pin mobo connector can go through at the back.

Im just dissappointed to see a One of the best mid tower case to have no good cable management.

Your just like wasting the 55% of the case functionality. 40% for Airflow 15% cable management

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

I'll give it all another go tonight, Thankyou.

 
 
skemble [14 Builds] 3 points 11 months ago

Dem muscles ;)

 
 
Mr_CrEEpy [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

LOL

 
 
skemble [14 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

Not sure how that board is wired, but you may want to move the GPU to the top slot and the sound card to the next one down.

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

I was under the impression that they were two separate connections.. could be wrong, first build.

 
 
skemble [14 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

Run GPU-Z to check and see if your GPU is running at 3.0 x16. If it isn't you need to switch your sound card and your GPU.

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

I'll upload a photo

 
 
skemble [14 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

Your card is only running at x8 1.1. It should be running at x16 3.0. If you click that question mark next to that it will run a test to show you what your card is running under load. It should go up to x8 3.0. If it does that then you need to switch the GPU with the sound card as you aren't getting the cards full potential.

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

Thanks for that, I'll fix that tonight.

 
 
skemble [14 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

No problem! Happy gaming :)

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

I've updated the photo and it now reads at x16 3.0 thanks for this, unfortunately though iu was not able to improve my cable management but my cooling is pretty good so i do not see this as a problem, especially as it looks neat through the window

 
 
skemble [14 Builds] 2 points 11 months ago

As long as you are happy! Glad I could help. Should get you better performance in games. Happy gaming!

 
 
XIscottyIX [3 Builds] 2 points 11 months ago

Fellow west aussie :) nice build mate!!

 
 
hanss [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

2 words= bad ass

 
 
arksintho 2 points 11 months ago

Nice build, oh and I'm loving the GB IPhone case :D

 
 
joshuaparanihi152 2 points 11 months ago

SEXY ASS

 
 
RyneSmith [4 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

That chair looks pretty legit... the computer is nice I guess..

Nice build, +1

 
 
alexjc4lyfe 1 point 11 months ago

How is that graphics card treating you? i plan on getting a 7970 myself

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

as i said i don't have many games, but everything i've thrown at it has ran max settings with high fps

 
 
alexjc4lyfe 2 points 11 months ago

whoops didnt see, my bad

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

No problem haha, but I would definatley recommend this card

 
 
xCloudyHorizon 1 point 11 months ago

I've been eyeing a decent soundcard for a while now, how do you like that one?

 
 
hanss [1 Build] 3 points 11 months ago

I am pretty new to computers so this question is retarded but what is a sound card

 
 
xCloudyHorizon 2 points 11 months ago

It's basically just an external card to (usually) give you better audio than your motherboard's onboard audio.

 
 
hanss [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

thanks

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

I'm loving it so far, it definatley adds more bass to my astro a40s which like most gaming headsets lacked in the bass department.

 
 
Shuji_Yamigami [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

I gotta ask, how is the 7970? I was thinking of doing that for my build, but when I had money for it, the 7970 I was looking at went off sale.

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

Loving, as I said it's hit everything I've thrown at with ease maxed out and great fps, i would recommend every part of this build, nothings let me down so far (except cable management)

 
 
Shuji_Yamigami [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

awesome!

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