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Corsair Gryphon
by Krizatch
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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.

Part List
Details
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle25.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.07Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle25.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load67.0° C
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Bladedrummer [4 Builds] 4 points 10 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 10 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 10 months ago

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

 
 
stellarfalls 1 point 10 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 :)

 
 
YodelingTerror 1 point 10 months ago

Great build! Looks very nice :D

 
 
cjeffcoatjr [3 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

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

 
 
Krizatch [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 10 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 [18 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Prices are stellar as is this build!

 
 
Krizatch [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 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 [18 Builds] 1 point 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago

very clean and nicely put together

 
 
actechy [6 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Nice build and cable management! +1

 
 
aludka 1 point 10 months ago

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

 
 
yobrobob [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

You overpaid on the mobo and RAM...

 
 
DownloadMoreRAM 1 point 10 months ago

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

 
 
jvillain 1 point 10 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 10 months ago

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

 
 
Krizatch [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

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

 
 
MegaMcMarty 1 point 10 months ago

Wow! pretty good build for the price

 
 
DownloadMoreRAM 1 point 10 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 10 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 10 months ago

radical

 
 
AminWinsGaming 1 point 10 months ago

Love The Build +1

 
 
digitalfirex [1 Build] 1 point 10 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 10 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 9 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 6 months ago

very nice build.

 
 
bobbybooshay [1 Build] 1 point 6 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 6 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 1 month ago

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

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 0 points 10 months ago

Dat power supply...

(...get a new one.)

 
 
vlad007 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

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

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 1 point 10 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 10 months ago

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

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Fair enough.

 
 
Krizatch [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 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.