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Computer 3

by scottfinger

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63 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

980MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

GPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

79.0° C

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Eventful 3 Builds 19 points 16 months ago

Lead me to your money tree.

Ha. Nice build! +1

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 28 points 16 months ago

Go to law school.

PacificNic 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Wouldn't that suck all your money away? ;)

Just out of curiosity, what kind of law?

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Yeah, it's expensive. And I wouldn't recommend it these days, as jobs are few and far between. I do criminal defense.

PacificNic 2 Builds 4 points 16 months ago

I feel like "Personal Injury", or whatever it's currently called, would make the most cause idiots are always tripping on their laces and then blaming the pavement owner for not laying down grass :P :D

keevisgoat 0 points 14 months ago

+400

thunderdan602 1 Build 3 points 16 months ago

Very nice. You make em purdy.

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks.

illinklined 1 Build 3 points 16 months ago

Omg lightning! Me want...bad!

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 3 points 16 months ago

Yeah, it's pretty sweet.

illinklined 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

My build is dying, begging, pleading for a card like that...*drools. Ok I'm done, lol.

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

It's nice. It was an open box at Microcenter, so I got it for about $475.

illinklined 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

not bad, gratz!!! who in their right mind after seeing that beauty would return it? sick person!!! :P

illinklined 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

if you ever upgrade let me know!!

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leftyrojas430 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

For once, noctua fans actually look nice in a build. Just a quick question. Don't the sli 770's perform better than a single 780? Or do you plan on sli in the future?

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 5 points 16 months ago

Framerates are better with the 770 SLI, but the temps are not. And those Windforce cards get pretty loud when they ramp up. The 780 Lightning hits 73 under full load and is nearly silent. I may SLI it in the future, but right now it's plenty of video card for the single monitor.

kfriend77 1 point 16 months ago

how do you like the motherboard? I was thinking bout getting the same one

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

No complaints. Feels solid, stays cool, overclocks easily. Not thrilled with the fan software, but it's a minor issue.

EpicOtis13 1 point 16 months ago

You should have just bought a 512gb 840 evo

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 3 points 16 months ago

I've been tinkering with this thing for months--I obviously didn't buy two smaller SSDs at the same time. Sure it'd be nice to have one larger SSD, but whatever.

EpicOtis13 0 points 16 months ago

Ok I understand now. Are they very used because you can. Sell them on Craig's list if they are completely wiped for a pretty good price

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

It's not really an issue for me. I couldn't be bothered to pull them out and go through the hassle of craigslisting them.

resin34 1 point 16 months ago

did you sell the gtx 770s? Is that an 360 controller I see? if so how is it and what games do you use it for? +1 from me :)

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks. I did sell the 770s. That is a 360 controller, it works like a 360 controller. I use it for Far Cry 3, Borderlands 2, Tomb Raider, Assasin's Creed. I don't have a decent mouse and keyboard for gaming.

resin34 1 point 16 months ago

cool, thanks for answering. :)

jjwb22101 1 point 16 months ago

sweet build. Got any pictures of the whole thing? (Lotsa shots of the cooler and gfx card there :P) Would love to see how it looks from a little farther away. Anyways, awesome job. +1

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks. Just posted some better pics.

jjwb22101 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks, really loving the cable management. Note to self: whenever I have the cash, get some individually sleeved cable extensions.

olympuse410 1 point 16 months ago

sweet build, great cable management too

could you give us a wide shot of just the internals though - most of them seem to be really close and don't show off the entirety of the build

:D

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks. Just uploaded some better shots.

olympuse410 1 point 16 months ago

looking good

DownloadMoreRAM 1 point 16 months ago

Nice build man! All of your parts have good price/performance for your budget except do you really need two SSDs?

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks. I ran out of room on the 120 pretty quickly, and there are some games that load much faster, like BF 4. Didn't need it, but I wanted it. I probably don't need a 780, either.

DownloadMoreRAM 1 point 16 months ago

That makes sense. Enjoy! ;)

bgiunt4 1 point 16 months ago

did you find that asus monitor to be worth it for games?

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

It's really nice. Up to 144Hz at the push of a button and you can hack the Light Boost to work without the 3D which results in zero motion blur. Excellent for shooters, which is what I play most. Some people say the color isn't great, but it's good enough for me. This is also one of the models that will take the DIY G-Sync module as soon as they're available.

bgiunt4 1 point 16 months ago

ok thanks for the opinion, I am looking for an upgrade to my current monitor that has a 6ms response time and the standard 60hz.

Build looks awesome by the way.

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks.

daemonika 1 point 16 months ago

fuark where did you get the midi for 60? nice build btw

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks. I live about a mile from the Chicago Microcenter, so I'm in there all the time. I think it was $64? Can't beat that. And the 780 was an open box for $476, I think?

Firecrackers 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Nice lawyer build. With your money tree, I'd definitely get a mechanical keyboard:

"For thy fingers will be dancing, neither cold nor hot. The warmth of the feedback or linearness shall uphold the most low" - Cherry MX 18:5-3

Hey but the build is great. I would have let the 770s boil but a 780 will obviously poo on every game you have.

+1

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks. It's not so much a money tree. More of a bonsai or a small shrub. And it's been picked clean for the time being.

The fan noise from the 770s was too much. R9 levels. And they were 2GB cards. It's better this way.

Firecrackers 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Ah, I see. Yeah and you do get more VRAM. Fair enough. What did you do with those 770s?

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Sold one, returned one.

Swainey97 1 point 15 months ago

Great build :D

Hows the asus monitor because i was think about getting it for my new monitor

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I like it. Very smooth at high FPS. Takes a little tweaking to get the picture looking good. It's not an IPS panel, but it looks good to me. I got it hoping to install the DIY G Sync kit, but I'm not sure I want to drop another $200. Thought it was supposed to be cheaper. Still a great monitor.

AmamMcMam 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Hey... Nice build. The only problem I have with this and it may sound "****"ish but err... You spend $2k+ on a system. Why would you go for such a cheap headset? You obviously are serious about this system but why not decent headphones?

Unless I am misunderstood and you recommend them... I will immediately go and buy a pair off Amazon.

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

They're fine, nothing special, I guess, but not horrible either. The only game I co-op on is Borderlands 2, really, so I unless I'm playing that, I'm not using the headset. The speakers are pretty cheap, too. I guess at some point I'll invest in better audio, but it hasn't been an issue.

BobNoxiousUSA 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Nice. For the Noctua fans in the front, did you put them on the ArcMidi's fan controller switch, or did you put the 3 Fractal Fans on that switch? If not, then what speed did you set the Noctua fans to?

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I don't use the fan controller. I have them on a splitter on a fan header and control fan speeds with Fan Xpert 2 (I swapped the UD4H for an Asus Hero since those pics were taken). I have all my fans on custom curves that keep it just under 30 at idle.

CosmicUnlimited 1 point 13 months ago

You have the H105 listed, and you have an air cooler.

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Yeah, I need to take new photos. I also have the Hero listed and have the UD4H in the photos. Sorry.

IloveSprite123 1 point 13 months ago

how loud is the 780

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Not loud at all. Never goes above 73. MSI makes the quietest cards, in my opinion.

IloveSprite123 1 point 13 months ago

What kind of performance did u get

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

The core clock is at 1240, memory at 6450. I play everything at Ultra, highest AA settings. I get about 120 FPS in Borderlands 2, 70-80 in Far Cry 3, but I haven't been running Fraps lately. 10400 or so Fire Strike. It's a monster of a card.

Elshelfo 1 point 12 months ago

I'm a bit confused on the cooling; your list says you used an H105 but in the pics it shows a Noctua...?

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Yeah, I need new pics. I also upgraded the mobo.

Anthozoa 0 points 16 months ago

Terrible pictures and bad quality, great build though.

-neutral-

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scottfinger submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Just posted some better pics.

Anthozoa 0 points 16 months ago

I would have loved to seen build pictures but that's alright, +1

balearic 1 Build -3 points 16 months ago

Someone got sucked into the advertising "get this because its better" ideal. LOL. Did it make you feel all warm and cozy inside? Do you even notice the difference in upgrade?

scottfinger submitter 1 Build 3 points 16 months ago

Happy Holidays!