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Blackwidow V2 Check out my other build!!!!!
by BlackWidow
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Description

Hey this is the computer i built after selling my blackwidow gaming machine. sold it for $1250 and built this one for about $100 more.... and it destroys my other comp.

Had to shave down the fan at the rear of the case because the IO shield was in the way. But no one can see it :)

Had to make a little support for the card.. it was bending like a mofo.. made out of a pen body ahha

Also the H80i is touching the screw holding the IO plate for the 770 but it doesn't actually touch the card in any other way hewwffff..... really pleased with the colour scheme! black and gold... alot different than my other computer! but hey its a **** ton faster! also really pleased with the cable management me and my friend did. Not the best but it looks fine.

Part List
Details
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle37.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load65.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.2GHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load60.0° C
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LegoPC [1 Build] 12 points 13 months ago

Can I borrow your camera and take some pictures in your house to sell stuff on ebay?

 
 
sketch24 [6 Builds] 6 points 13 months ago

Amazing that you sold your other rig for $1250. Did you throw in the peripherals like screen, keyboard, mouse, and speakers? I don't see how the old build could almost equal it's retail price unless you included peripherals. It's almost like you robbed someone, but gave them the computer in return. I guess the person you sold it to really didn't know about parts or computers.

Anyway, this is a really nice build. Looks like a lot of effort was put into the build.

 
 
BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Ya i kept the peripherals and the guy didnt know anything about computers

 
 
sketch24 [6 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Nice. Those are some quality peripherals.

 
 
ElloMello 1 point 12 months ago

what ever the 580 is fine

 
 
bnix54 5 points 13 months ago

This is so slick!

 
 
ReDnAx1991 [6 Builds] 4 points 13 months ago

I like the looks and the Macgyver solutions in your build :P +1

 
 
ESPM400 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Always gotta love the improvised solutions. As far as I've seen, all GTX 770s droop like... Well I'll the rest to the imagination. Personally I used 1/4" dowel in mine.

 
 
ReDnAx1991 [6 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

I knew about the saggin for GTX680's so I bought myself the EVGA with the backplate, this provides better cooling and support to the PCB and it looks very clean as well.

I know that the 770 also has one (because of EVGA), you can find them online for not too much money.

@OP http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=100-BP-2770-B9 only 20$

P.s. I say only 20$ because your build is 1200$. I do not know your financials, but a build with this budget should be able to invest 20$ in a little part that gives so many benefits.

 
 
LeMonarque [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

OP will have to buy a set of Torx screws, specifically a T6 bit, in order to put that backplate on :P I've always been bothered by that. Backplates are expensive enough as it is, and not many factor in the cost of a Torx T6 driver until they get the plate and can't fit it on lol.

I don't personally know anyone besides...well, me, who has a Torx screw set.

 
 
ReDnAx1991 [6 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

You are absolutely right about that. Everyone involved with PCs and technology should own a kit of screwdrivers, however I know not all people do and that this website has a lot of first time builders.

I have an entire bag of peripherals which could come in handy when troubleshooting PC problems for others and myself. When someone is interested PM me and I will let you know what is inside the bag.

My latest purchase was the Asus WL-330NUL travel router, this item I can suggest to about anyone.

In the Netherlands we have a store which sells tools dirt-cheap (when you do not like to spend much on a tool/toolkit this could be your solution), I could imagine that the US has such a shop.

 
 
gunnereilola [1 Build] 4 points 13 months ago

DAT picture quality... DAT cable management

 
 
itchie7 [1 Build] 2 points 13 months ago

Unreal build

 
 
skemble [17 Builds] 2 points 13 months ago

Interesting penmanship ;)

 
 
AxialLP7 [1 Build] 2 points 13 months ago

Love your setup, steelseries pad, wineglass and starbucks! Awesome build btw :)

 
 
JasonRespawn 1 point 13 months ago

Looks EPIC!!!

 
 
TheInfamousR [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Clean, well done. Is the h80i rad supposed to be mounted upside down for optimal performance? (I've mounted my H60 in every direction possible with good results but just wondering H60 instructions vs H80).

 
 
BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

nvr heard of anything like that man. itll also make it look terrible haha

 
 
LeMonarque [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

I've read about being able to bleed air bubbles better when the tubes are on the bottom, but I'm not sure how much truth there is in that.

 
 
TheInfamousR [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Could be some truth to it, though like I said I've mounted my H60 in all directions, vertical, horizontal, etc. Works well each way.

 
 
RuinedGrave [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Usually I don't like black/gold builds because there's too much gold, but this has just enough gold as a nice trim, rather than shoving it in your face. Love it.

 
 
BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

thanks man

 
 
th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Damn, this looks great! How is that case? I have seen very few builds in it that weren't sponsored, I've heard amazing things about it though.

 
 
BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 2 points 13 months ago

man its really nice sleek and simple just what i like. cable management is perfect. tons of expansion and opportunity to put some serious hardware in in.

 
 
th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Awesome! Have fun with it man!

 
 
LeMonarque [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Nice build and great pictures!

You can help alleviate GPU sagging by running your cables over the card instead of under. That way there's some upward pull instead of downward pull.

How are you liking that V300 SSD?

 
 
BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

ya i thought about that but it wasnt a good look. thanks . and man im loving it, i have the same one in my laptop that i purchased 2 months ago and it has very good performance and its cheap.

 
 
malcar11 [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

The build AND the pics are real "artech" Congrats for a job well done.

 
 
BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

thanks a lot man :)

 
 
diskothek [3 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

How is that board for OC'ing?

 
 
BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

its not its pretty ****** for ocing

 
 
FireflyNerd [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Can you go into any more detail about that? I'm currecntly looking at the same board. :(

 
 
BlackWidow [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

ok good that you asked this question because yesturday i was ******* around with my ocing and i got my cpu stable at 4.4ghz on a 1.3 volts setup im trying to bring the voltage down to decrease temps but this is what im at. Man its not bad, like if your the average gamer who wants a decent oc id go for it. its cheap and provides a large amount of features that are found on higher end boards (good value for money). but if you want more stable overclocks and higher overclocks (4.6-and beyond) while using less voltage definately spend the extra $50-75 and get a proper board. Go for the Asus gryphon http://www.asus.com/News/g6YKlu2AUhio8Hpq thats what i would get if i did this build again.

Hope this one helped!!

cheers

 
 
PyroFuzion 1 point 2 months ago

Great little build!

 
 
90ldfinch [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

That's brilliant cabling. I salute you.