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Titan - i7 4770k & GTX Titan
by Cord
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Description

This is the setup I just completed. It's used as my workstation for work but also my gaming escape.

I run three monitors at 5760x1200 resolution but this is mostly for work. I normally game on the single center monitor with a few exceptions.

I've considered the benefits of going with a 780ti over the Titan but I have my reasons. I was also able to get the Titan new for $775 plus an additional $40 in credit on future purchases.

The Lian-Li A04B required a little modding to fit the H100i cooler.

This is my third Lian Li build as I've had great experiences with them in the past. I chose this case because I wanted a front mounted H100i taking in cool air and only a single top fan for positive static pressure inside the case so dust doesn't enter any cracks.

I've considered, and may still, mod the case to add a case window with a smokey acrylic appearance. Think Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 style.

The overall price for this setup is expensive but consider that it includes three monitors, peripherals, and Windows 8. Many of these items were transferred from my old setup and there's $676 tied up alone in monitors.

Part List
Details
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle22.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Superclocked Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate876MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle26.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load80.0° C
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IN3RT1A [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

My god, what type of programming requires an i7? :p I love what you did w/ the h100i.

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

Ha. Thank you.

 
 
Silvake 2 points 9 months ago

What programming actually needs an i7? You can program on a potato.

 
 
AustinTheTimelord 3 points 8 months ago

Can confirm.

Source: Intel i9 Potato Edition

 
 
Cord [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

Not the type of programming I do. I'm mostly web development but I'm sure I can find applications for it.

 
 
phevil 2 points 8 months ago

Think the biggest thing here is getting a Titan for $775 dollars kudos to you, nice build!

 
 
Cord [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks. Yeah, I know. I didn't mention it but I also got an additional $40 in credit back on that Titan.

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Why titan

 
 
Cord [Submitter] [1 Build] 4 points 10 months ago

I got the Titan because I was able to get it new for $775. I like the idea of having 6GB of VRAM, the capability of double precision if required, and I don't care for the darker appearance of the 780ti.

 
 
MattP123 0 points 10 months ago

If all you are doing is gaming, you could have gotten a 780ti for less and it would've provided better performance...

 
 
Cord [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 10 months ago

In most cases the 780ti would provide a significant improvement in performance but performance isn't the only reason I purchased the Titan. Also, I do play games on the computer but it's also my workstation as a programmer.

 
 
thunderdan602 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I was gonna ask about that titan for gaming but you answered my question. Great price for that GPU by the way.

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Ah double precision.

 
 
CarterBond [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Look at NZXT cases.

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

Thanks. I spent a while looking at all the case options. This is my third Lian Li build as I've had great experiences with them. I chose this case because I wanted a front mounted H100i taking in cool air and only a single top fan for positive static pressure inside the case so dust doesn't enter any cracks.

 
 
HDOG147 1 point 10 months ago

Dude 790 is coming out you should've waited it has 6gb of ram and it will be a very fast card

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

Even if the 790 is released, I'm not a fan of dual GPU graphics cards and I don't expect it to have double precision. More importantly, you have to consider that I received my GTX Titan at a discounted price. If it is released though, I'm sure it will be aesthetically beautiful.

 
 
XDestroyer 1 point 10 months ago

There's rumours of it having 10gb of ram.

 
 
candy [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

Who can possibly use 10gb of gram?

 
 
XDestroyer 1 point 10 months ago

Lol ikr, it's crazy.

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

Nice. However, I believe that still needs to be split between two GPUs.

 
 
MegaMcMarty 1 point 10 months ago

I like the build and all, but I'm just not feeling the case. Great build overall though.

 
 
Vorago [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I think this is the first build I've seen that has the H100i mounted to draw air in through the front - very cool! Does this actually improve cooling to the CPU or was it just a personal preference? I'd hate to lose internal HDD storage unless it was really paying off.

 
 
Cord [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I would imagine there would be a small improvement. I've heard taking in cool air works better on radiators and because heat rises, I'd rather pull it in from the front rather than the top down. It was also my only option for this case. If HDD space is important though, I don't think it matters much.

 
 
adstaylor77 [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Very clean build!

 
 
AustinTheTimelord 1 point 8 months ago

How's the headset?

 
 
Cord [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

The headset is awesome. I actually returned the wireless version (G930) because of both connectivity and charging issues.

 
 
candy [2 Builds] -1 points 10 months ago

Why Lian li? The inside isn't even painted.

 
 
Cord [Submitter] [1 Build] 5 points 10 months ago

It also has poor cable management. However, I like the all aluminum design, size, and I like to think of the unpainted finishes as silver accents. :)

 
 
Norm101 [2 Builds] 3 points 10 months ago

My first reaction seeing the unpainted inside was wow. It really looks nice with the Dominator RAM and the Titan.

 
 
sharkbyte5150 [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

I agree with Norm, the interior has a very industrial feel to it with the shiny metal, and then with the Titan's styling and the RAM and everything, very cool.

Of course a window panel would help to show it off, but a smokey window may reduce the effect. Either way, I'm really not sure why other people feel the need to question the builder for choosing that case just because it's not their preference.

 
 
xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

Excellent build quality, and shiny.

 
 
candy [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

There are other companies such as corsair and fractal design who have excellent build quality. But if he wanted shiny and unique, I guess that's what he got

 
 
bytesize 2 points 10 months ago

Why even care about the interior it looks as if t dosent even have a side window

 
 
candy [2 Builds] 0 points 10 months ago

Why should I cable manage if there is no side window?

Preference and aesthetics. If I had 2700$ like this guy does to spend on a PC I would focus somewhat on looks as well as performance. For example he could have gone with a 780 ti or a 290x and saved himself 300$ for additional stuff such as looks

 
 
bytesize 1 point 10 months ago

Well yes... He could have done better with 2700$ but I'm just saying why even care about interior you can't even see, (I'm talking about the case not the cable management). Did u not see that he got the Titan for like 100 dollars more than a 780 ti? Good deal

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

I've considered, and may still, mod the case to add a case window with a smokey acrylic appearance. Also, consider that some monitors and peripherals were purchased earlier with my old setup.

 
 
candy [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

That would look awesome. Don't get me wrong, I love the outside of that case, im just not fond of the silver color on the inside

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

Thanks. That's understandable.