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Corsair Gryphon

by Krizatch

79
40 Comments

Details

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.07Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C

Description

As a long time tinkerer, I have no idea why I never built my own computer before now. This was so much more satisfying. A majority of the parts were accumulated over a few months as either gifts or incrimental upgrades to an older machine. The assembily was spread out over the course of 4 days since I only had so much time each as a new parent. This will be used for everything from gaming, to photo editing, to streaming. So far I couldn't be happier with my choices.

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Bladedrummer 4 Builds 4 points 18 months ago

Nice build, congratz on your new baby! Oh, and the child too. =) For an extra sleek look, a minimal increase in performance, and a lot less dust deposit, I would suggest swapping the fans to the top of the radiator in a pull configuration. As such: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/198/wlhj.jpg, http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/706/lhlq.jpg, http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/690/bpqz.jpg. This way you can clean the radiator by using compressed air without having to take it completely off the rig. You should still do that, but you will be able to do it less frequently.

Krizatch submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Thanks! I really contemplated setting it up with the fans in pull on top of the radiator, but with the "thermal armor" added to the motherboard it got really tight and I wasn't sure if I would have room. I will most likely swap them next time I pull the radiator for cleaning.

Bladedrummer 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Hehe, I understand. I said the same thing and did it after almost 8 months. Lulz...

YodelingTerror 1 point 18 months ago

Great build! Looks very nice :D

cjeffcoatjr 3 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

This is awesome. Great build and great cable management. +1

Krizatch submitter 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

Thanks! I loved the clean look of so many others on here that I made sure to take my time with it. Really made it a fun challenge.

skemble 23 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Prices are stellar as is this build!

Krizatch submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

That took a ton of research and lots of impatiently waiting. All I can say is use the price matching. Waited for a stellar deal from Microcenter, then got Staples.com to match it since the closest Microcenter store is about 1200 miles from me.

skemble 23 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

That's a long ways to drive for a deal! I'm around 300 miles, but I still prefer Amazon or Newegg.

Krizatch submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I always prefer Amazon or Newegg as well, but if you can save almost $50 on the I5 alone, it was worth getting Staples to match it and ship it to me.

malcar11 3 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

So clean!! sooo pretty!!!! Looks strong and fast. I have the same CPU and RAM, but your PC looks a lot better. Mine looks... i don´t know... agressive? hehehe. Congrats!!

Caroline.

tpk2893 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

very clean and nicely put together

actechy 6 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Nice build and cable management! +1

aludka 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Looks very nice. It's always nice to see another builder put some pride in their presentation. +1

yobrobob 3 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

You overpaid on the mobo and RAM...

DownloadMoreRAM 1 point 18 months ago

The sexy looks make up for the price tag on the mobo! ;)

jvillain 1 point 18 months ago

Looks good man. Might I ask, how do you get free parts for your build? I've seen several people with 0.00 priced parts. Are those just combo packs?

miniclipgamer 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

It says purchased next to the price, so I'd assume that they already had them.

Krizatch submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Those are parts I was given as gifts. Total cost to me = $0.00.

MegaMcMarty 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Wow! pretty good build for the price

DownloadMoreRAM 1 point 18 months ago

Really slick looking build man. Nice part selection, this thing should serve you well for the next few years. Enjoy! +1

cooperred 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Nice build! Although you really shouldn't spread out your purchasing too much just in case you get a bad part

Retroman 1 point 18 months ago

radical

AminWinsGaming 1 point 18 months ago

Love The Build +1

digitalfirex 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

uhm, I have similar parts and switched the fans around for a better look... the color bands with the radiator and the plain grey w the case...

RichardFoxfire 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Great build +1.

Going to be using the Sabertooth Z87 in my upcoming build. Any issues I should be looking for as far as installation of compatibility with H100i?

Krizatch submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Can't speak specifically to the Sabertooth, but with the Thermal Armor kit on the Gryphon, I had to mount the fans to the radiator before mounting it to the case as there wasn't any room left to turn the screws. Other than that it was as simple as could be. I still love the look of the armor kit with the Corsair water block. Just such a clean look. Enjoy your build!

bobbybooshay 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

very nice build.

bobbybooshay 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

i have the same case and am trying to plan out the fans.

Are you doing 2 140mm front as intake, 1 120mm exhaust, 2 120mm on the rad as exhaust?

How's it working out for you:?

Krizatch submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

You are right in your assumptions. I believe the way the case was designed was to have 2 140mm fans in the front as the intakes with the 3 120mm fans as exhaust following the natural path of heat to flow up and out of the case. Not ideal for the rad, I don't think the 1-2 degree diff is worth the hassle to figure out a filter option if it was set to intake.

All of my temps have been good. I just had to make a few manual adjustments to the fan profiles to make sure there was always enough fresh air coming in for a positive pressure in the case, but that is mostly just my own preference.

Variable.variables 1 point 9 months ago

Nice build. I would add some LEDs though...

mu57afa 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

hey mate, i have roughly a similar build to you and was wondering how you overclocked your CPU up to 4.2ghz and still manage to keep it running at 25 degrees at idle!?

Krizatch submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I have changed the setup around a bit and tuned down the overclock since I last updated. At the time I had my rig in a space where noise was not an issue, so I had the fans set at 75% minimum. That and a cold ambient temp (winter in a room with the heat turned off) is probably what did it. What temps/oc are you getting?

stellarfalls 0 points 18 months ago

this is a pretty solid build man i like it should run newer games on high/ultra settings and stay pretty cool.

looks great :)

plgdg 2 Builds 0 points 18 months ago

Dat power supply...

(...get a new one.)

vlad007 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

It's a CWT unit. Probably comparable to the Corsair CX 750

plgdg 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I know it's CWT. But they make the lesser-quality Corsairs. I'm just a big fan of high-quality PSU's.

vlad007 1 Build 0 points 18 months ago

What I'm saying is it's a decent unit, no need to replace.

plgdg 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Fair enough.

Krizatch submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Got this one as a gift, and did some research. Figured it was modest quality at least and didn't want to throw away more money for something that would be about the same. A modular would have made the build way easier, but have to be a little rational.