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Astrobus - a gaming and 3d animation machine
by msalihov
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I am going to use this machine for gaming, video editing, and 3d rendering/animations.

The build went flawlessly, everything arrived in good condition, except the DVI cable, which had a bent pin, but that was easy enough to fix. Still waiting for the 2tb drive, but that's not really anything exciting

I was waiting for a while to order some parts, and I'm glad I did, since when I was making the order for the SSD, the EVO was already available.

The Dark Rock Pro 2 really is an amazing cooler. It cools the CPU really well, even when I pushed it to 1.25 volts. I got an OK overclocker of a CPU, it can run 4.4GHz at 1.2 volts, and 4.5 at 1.25. I chose to keep with lower voltages though, and I think I hit the sweet spot with 1.075 at 4.2 GHz.

The first 6 pictures are before I got the Dark Rock Pro 2. And yes! The memory fits perfectly under it.

Part List
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle32.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load68.0° C
Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.06Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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skemble [18 Builds] 4 points 16 months ago

This looks nice without the cooler. I can't imagine how bad ass it will be with that cooler! Nice build sir!

msalihov [Submitter] [1 Build] 4 points 16 months ago

Thanks! Appreciate your feedback, I'll also try to take some better pictures later, with some shots from with the side panel on.

VnXsL [2 Builds] 3 points 16 months ago

Nice HQ/HD photos. Awesome cooler choice. Too bad Amazon and Newegg don't have Be Quiet coolers otherwise, I would've gone and added that to my not-yet-built build. Lol

TerraPosse [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

Most excellent build.

I just did a not dissimilar build and had to move the fan on my be quiet! cooler up by 3 fins to clear the top of the vengeance pro memory sticks on an Maximus Formula mobo. It's easy enough to do though. Still can't quite belief how quiet and cool my new rig runs. 8-)

msalihov [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah, I did forget to mention that I had to move it up just a bit. Other than that, it was fine.

msalihov [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

I've got the wifi card now. Will post pictures tomorrow, as it's already 10PM, and kinda dark. Posting from the PC!

Kaocao 1 point 16 months ago

The dark rock pro 2 with vengeance ram!!!! Link me with your sources that say that it is going to fit because I am also getting that cooler with low profile ram thoo.

msalihov [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

As you can see here the clearance is about 45mm.

On the Noctua nhd14 compatibility list, which clearance is 44mm, vengeance pro is listed as compatible.

Man_Bear_PiG_402 [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

Take the plastic off the motherboard.

msalihov [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

Too lazy, sorry. :P

I will when I install the new cooler.

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sketch24 [6 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

Awesome build. Wonder how it will look with that dark rock.

natoghost 1 point 16 months ago

Where you getting the OS?

msalihov [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

I had it before.

KingOFCRuel_ 1 point 15 months ago

How's the headset? planning on buying it!

msalihov [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

It's great. Very comfortable, mic quality is good too.

KingOFCRuel_ 1 point 15 months ago

sound quality?

msalihov [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Sound quality is very good too.

Man_Bear_PiG_402 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

What is your boot time with the 840 EVO?

Marveh 1 point 12 months ago

Same cooler, mobo and case as I plan on using, looks even better than I had hoped! :D

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aludka 1 point 11 months ago

Like the build. Was going through the site checking out others that used the Dark Rocks Pro 2.

h4r15 0 points 16 months ago

Want to see that cooler so bad so bad. Then tell me how is it. I plan to buy it.

msalihov [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

I will repost an updated version and PM you. If I remember :)