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Just your adverage FarmVille build...
by liquidarchon
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This build was interesting... Ive never worked with such a big case before (seriously the thing is a small house). It made it difficult at times but the end result was extremely nice. Although this was my first gaming build with an Intel CPU and I can say that I hated it. The latch to hold the processor down is a total pain and is way over complicated. Trying to get the backplate on for the H100i was a total pain and trying to center the waterblock sucked, for any gaming builds in the future Im only gonna use AMD so much more simple and for a gaming build theres hardly any difference in performance. The GTX 780 Ti (put simply) is just pure badassery and it dominates any game you throw at it. As for the power supply the fully modular design is very nice and easy to use, although having used both Corsair and EVGA power supplies I think I will stick with EVGA in the future. To me they are more simple and they look like they are built just a tad better. The MOBO is the coolest MOBO ive ever used. Its fully water cooling capable but you can chose just to use passive heat sinks if you like (thats what I did). The RAM... IDK how the hell I overlooked the color but all in all it came out looking quite well.

Let me know what you guys think! THANKS!

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate875MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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marvin0 38 points 9 months ago

I doubt that this can run Solitaire. -1.

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 13 points 9 months ago


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SomeBlueGuy [1 Build] 7 points 9 months ago

You just ruined it for us.

AustinTheTimelord 2 points 9 months ago

What did he say I must know..

SomeBlueGuy [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

I think he said something like "I bet he can't run ___ -8393" After /u/marvin0 commented his side of the story.

cooperred [2 Builds] 6 points 9 months ago

Quad SLI 780ti's or bust. -1

Jk, that case is huge for what you have in it. Even with a CPU only custom loop, it'll still have room to spare

Fluency [1 Build] 5 points 9 months ago

This looks great! Although I probably would've gotten a smaller case and saved some money, especially if you're only doing a single graphics card and 1 240mm radiator build. I find the 900D is really built for custom water loops, 3/4-way SLI, and gigantic radiators. But hey, there's always room for upgrades now :)

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 3 points 9 months ago

It was actually a total accident, I was looking more towards the 600D LOL

Eggman772 4 points 9 months ago

So how does it run Farmville

MattP123 3 points 9 months ago

Bet the case was hard to move, it weighs a ton.

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 3 points 9 months ago

You are correct

coolflame57 [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

I wish I would be able to use something this epic.

MattP123 3 points 9 months ago

And tidy those cables up a bit more.

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

I was a fast build at 4am LOL I will when I feel like not being lazy a little ways down the road

Apsi [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Sounds like a kid on christmas who just had to go open gifts and build his legos really fast :P

Alan150003 2 points 9 months ago

Definitely should have gotten a different case. You could have gotten something with more airflow, that's smaller, and quieter. I would have ditched the H100 and got a Silverstone FT02 with an Noctua NH-D14 cooler. The GPU is great. However that motherboard isn't that much better than the Maximus VI Hero unless you're doing some crazy overclocking, in which case You should probably go with an Extreme anyway; If all you're doing is gaming the i7 is overkill, unless you run a minecraft server or any other CPU intensive or thread consuming programs while you game like a screen capture software; the same can go for RAM, unless you're doing more than gaming 16 GB is overkill; As for the cooler, closed loop water coolers are not the way to go. You don't get better temps than air coolers like the NH-D14, and they are actually louder than air coolers because of how obstructed the airflow is.

As far as stuff I would change I would have got a Hero mobo, a cheaper/smaller case like the Fractal Design R4, Silverstone FT02, or the 750D, an i5, and a high quality air cooler, witch could vary from a NH-U12s to a PH-TC14PE depending on how much of an overclock you want. Getting these components you'd be well on your way to a second 780Ti.

Overall I don't think that this is a bad rig, and I don't want to make you regret your purchase, just trying to save you money the next time you build a computer. There is a lot of misinformation about computers because people don't get to compare different components because nobody buys 4 different brands of 780 to see which is best so they just recognize that the one they have is better than the last thing they had so they over-credit it. I think that this is a good build, it has good cable management, and will run fast, cool, and quietly so enjoy it, and when you make one next time remember the feedback on this, and do a lot of research to be sure you're getting what's best for you without being overkill, and please... don't make a case decision you'll regret; I don't even have it anymore, but I still regret my Raidmax Viper case -__-.

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

HAHA thanks man, IDK why but I just love the Closed loop cooler, I do this for a living and have built 100's of computers over the years. This build actually isnt for me it was for a close friend of mine. I made a mistake on the case, i have never used corsair cases before so I didnt really do enough research. But I a list of parts for my friend to get and he changed around a lot of it, i wish i still had the list to see how much he actually changed... I think the case started off as a 600D but I cant really remember.

Matryoshka [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Any reason for going with such a big case? Are you planning to watercool soon?

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Yes custom loop parts will be on their way shortly, thats why i went with the MOBO i did.

Matryoshka [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Oh, cool. Will you be watercooling your RAM also?

MattP123 1 point 9 months ago


liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Theres really no need, ram seldom gets warm

RKYIAMN 1 point 9 months ago

will you be water cooling your graphics cards as well?

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago


ArrKayCee [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

But, but...please do it. Its worth it.

cooperred [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah you have a reference cooler... and one of the best cases for water cooling. You'll see better performance too since Nvidia cards run faster at lower temps

MattP123 1 point 9 months ago

That SSD is going to fill up quite fast.

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Yea along with the water loop parts im gonna grab a TB drive

MattP123 1 point 9 months ago

An SSD or HDD?

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

If i had money for a TB SSD I would be driving a lambo LOL

SomeBlueGuy [1 Build] -2 points 9 months ago

A 1TB SSD is only 550$.

Red_dino [1 Build] 3 points 9 months ago


JakeyU72 [3 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

We both have an i7, H100i, Corsair Obsidian Series Case, Corsair PSU, and a 780 Ti :)

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago


ImElkay [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Really nice build. Put as many 480mm's in this thing as you can lol

SomeBlueGuy [1 Build] 0 points 9 months ago

2 isn't that much.

xolot1 [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

That case is a beast!!! +1 for pairing it with dream components

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18hockey [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

a giant case and meh cable management... what

actechy [6 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Good looking build! That case is HUGE! +1

RKYIAMN 1 point 9 months ago

But will it run Minecraft? +1

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 3 points 9 months ago

Maybe at like 2 fps LOL

GMC_TheLegend [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah you'll probably get a sold 15 FPS on FarmVille...

Maroon 1 point 9 months ago

I DID hear that Farmville was an extremely Graphics intensive game... Should've gone with a three-way SLI.

crisptofu 1 point 9 months ago

what a wonderful build, if only i could afford a 780 ti... about the whole intel hate speech, their processors actually aren't bad at all. the i7 outperforms AMD processors in almost everything you can throw at it, it definitely does better than AMD with games

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

But if you look at it, its only a few frames per second... GPU is everything

xOutrageous 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah, in my case (hehe... PC joke) I would rather save a hundred bucks and sacrifice the 5-10 fps.

TheNewGuy01 1 point 9 months ago

Damn dude, that is a shmexy looking' build you got there! I'm guessing you are getting a solid 30fps on FarmVille. You got to be running 3 monitors, right?

IN3RT1A [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

don't blame intel for corsair's crappy installation instructions and backplate design. I agree, it's a huge pain to install, but a great cooler.

AminWinsGaming 1 point 9 months ago

Good Luck Even Playing Minecraft Or MineSweepers With Over 2FPS +1

GreenLego [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Opening up notepad is going to crash your pc,+1 for lettinf you know. ;D inserttrollmeme.jpg nice build nonetheless on the id personally say oversized case!

exacier 1 point 9 months ago


JurgaBurga 1 point 9 months ago

Really like the build, especially the Motherboard. Although, I personally wouldn't have gone with the 900D because I haven't heard many good things about it.

Also, I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but you spelled "average" wrong.

liquidarchon [Submitter] [8 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

LOL I noticed like 2 seconds after but im just too lazy to change it lol

bugattikid2012 1 point 9 months ago

Not sure about back then but You should've gotten a MSI 780 Ti Gaming card instead of the stock one slightly modified (if at all), as it has sooo many more benefits for just a few dollars more. Also the ram could've been 1886 CAS 9 for roughly the same price, not a big deal but if you're gaming it all matters. PSU is a bit overkill unless you plan on SLIing and OCing, otherwise nice!

iLikePCs2000 1 point 1 month ago

can this play minesweeper at 10fps