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Gaming and Editing Station
by dvdrumme360
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My first build. Used mainly for gaming and editing/viewing photos. I'm happy with the cable management and the overall performance. Temps are very good. Got all the parts on Amazon so I could use Prime shipping, so I paid a little more than I could have.

Pictures taken with a Nikon D300S w/ 70mm lens.

Part List
Date PublishedMarch 24, 2014
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle20.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load55.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.09Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle25.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load65.0° C
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SleathX1 6 points 10 months ago

nice peripherals, great pictures

dvdrumme360 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

Thank you very much :)

fatninjamke [2 Builds] 4 points 10 months ago

Nice build! I just saw this on Reddit a minute ago!

dvdrumme360 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

Thank you! /r/battlestations represent!

TooGood [1 Build] 3 points 10 months ago

nice, but why list the anitstatic strap?? thats an accessory really, and i dont understand why you purchased two.

dvdrumme360 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

When I put the list together I just wanted to get everything so I could know the final price lol. I got 2 since they're cheap and one broke or something. I'll remove them from the list though.

duramax08 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

As a guy who has built a good amount of PC's, I've never used an antistatic strap. I just make sure that Im touching the case at all times.

dvdrumme360 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

Yeah, I was just a bit paranoid, and for 5$ it wasn't a very big deal.

atomicruns [2 Builds] 7 points 10 months ago

I'm with you, man. I don't think you can ever be too careful if you're spending over 2k haha.

alextyack [1 Build] 0 points 10 months ago

One for each hand?

atomicruns [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

And each foot. Go big or go home.

YodelingTerror 3 points 10 months ago

Much fancy, such nice, wow

dvdrumme360 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago


much compliment

very thanks

YodelingTerror 2 points 10 months ago
zac16 2 points 10 months ago

i would have went with a little bigger cooler but thats just me. looks nice anyways

dvdrumme360 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you!

duramax08 [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

It seems like your fan heatsink orientation is incorrect. What should be the intake is the exhaust, and what should be the exhaust is the intake. Should be simple to swap the fans around.

dakillas24 1 point 10 months ago

Not bad, but the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO gets 82.9 CFM and is a much better CPU cooler for only $35... $12 less than your Noctua and more than double the performance

For $20 more, you could've gotten the Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7Ghz Ivy Bridge-E processor. You would've had to get a different mobo though (it's a 2011 socket)

And for $34 less, you could've gotten the 240GB Mushkin Chronos SSD. It's 10GB less, but has faster read/write speeds.

The sound card is also not really needed unless you're a huge audiophile or something, because the mobo you chose has very good HD audio and a digital audio port near the analogs. (could've saved ~$83)

For a first build, I would say you did a great job, since everything I said are pretty minor changes (except the sound card and CPU cooler). EVGA is a great choice for the video card and psu.

dvdrumme360 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks! The main reason I got the Notua was because it is very quiet (max 17 dBA) and the temps are very low. I really did want the 840 EVO, although it isn't the fastest, but it has great software and it is still extremely fast. Thank you for the feedback!

dakillas24 1 point 10 months ago

No problem! Yeah loudness isn't something I look at anymore lol the PC I built a while back that I'm still using has a total of 12 fans, so I'm used to loud PC's

TonganHorse [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I've read a lot of bad reviews on mushkin SSDs on newegg, but I'm sure if you do your research on the specific models, you can create the best course of action with minimum risks of buying a dud.

dakillas24 2 points 10 months ago

I'm not worried about buying duds - I always go to Frys Electronics to actually buy my parts. I use this site to get what I want picked out (since, for me, that takes at least 10 hours - looking at all the parts then narrowing it down then looking at reviews on multiple sites and videos on newegg, etc etc) then buy everything at a store so I don't have to pay shipping and can easily take DOA items back (haven't had to do that at Frys yet though knocks on wood)

PacificNic [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Uh... dude, I think you have your heatsink fans on wrong... They seem to be pulling in opposite directions (not good).

JailBreak [3 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

how are there comments from 2 weeks ago when this build is published today?

dvdrumme360 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I updated the clockspeed and temps :P

desync408 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I recently got a new case and Im looking to replace my H60 with a better cpu cooler, We both have 4770K's so how are your temps at idle usually with this cooler? How hot does it get with this cpu under load? 20C seems really low!

dvdrumme360 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

It is 20C and sometimes even dips lower into 18C when just browsing the internet. Playing BF4 for about an hour at ultra usually tops it out at 65C.

dsmith97 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

How are the cables from the psu? Are they long enough for your full tower? I read a bunch of reviews that said the cords are short and might not fit a full tower

dvdrumme360 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

They were a bit tough, considering how tall this case is. I wasn't able to route some of them through the back, so I had to make do with tying them to the drive bays, but it worked out okay.