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Post Deployment 2014 Super-Mega-plz-no-copy-pastorino-Beast-tacular-bombdiggity-shizzle-sauce
by Krazeee
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So this is the new beast. It's been a long time in the making. I've been looking at parts for over a year. My wife is amazing and started putting aside extra funds from my deployment. As I was nearing the return home, I started watching prices and when something went on sale, I jumped on it. Pretty freaking stoked. I finally went to bed at 3am, lol.

All of the parts and pieces came together pretty well. The only issue I ran in to was the RAM heatsinks are slightly too tall to fit under my Corsair A70 tower cooler when in the 1st channel. Moving them over to the second set of slots worked (just barely, as you can see in the photo).

The Define R4 is an amazing case that came with more screws, pads and features than I could have asked for (which is why I got it). I didn't really need to remove the middle drive cage, but since I didn't need it, and I'm a minimalist when it comes to design, it got the boot.

I've been loading drivers and downloading Wildstar this morning. Once that is done I'll probably install a couple Steam games and start bench marking it. I'll likely OC everything a bit since I have a good cooler and cuz, you know... reasons.

Questions and comments are welcome.

EDIT: First and foremost, thanks to all the supportive comments. It's humbling.

Second, changed the name to something less cliche. I hope this fits.

Third, replied to a couple questions, so feel free to peruse the comments section for answers.

Fourth, Wildstar. Max settings. 60-70 fps out in the wilds... haven't tried the main city yet, but daaaang it's purdy.

Part List
Date PublishedJuly 12, 2014
Date BuiltJuly 12, 2014
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle16.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.02Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle31.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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DodecPCs [2 Builds] 18 points 5 months ago

Great build dude!

Thank you for serving :)

xx116xx [3 Builds] 7 points 5 months ago

Can you not say exactly what I was about to? Anyways,

Great build dude!

Thank you for serving :)

TooGood [1 Build] 6 points 5 months ago

This is amazing. What is that cooler called? It looks incredible. I wasn't aware that Corsair was in the cooler market.

Krazeee [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

It's the Corsair A70. It's huge. I've read pros and cons for heat pipes directly touching the cpu. All I know is it keeps my i7 cold.

TooGood [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

Looks nice. And cold is definitely a plus, especially with Hotwells cough Haswells.

Krazeee [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

Definitely, however, this is the refresh. Supposedly Intel improved the interface from die to shroud. /shrug

TooGood [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

So they say. I've seen some articles however where they still got Just as bad or worse overclocks than Haswell. To quote TheRegister: "When the i7-4790K was launched, Intel was heard claiming that an overclocked 5GHz was possible on air cooling. Well you might be lucky and find the golden ticket chip that does, but like so many others that have tried for that magic number and fell short, the chip I received only just managed 4.8GHz but even that wasn’t stable enough to be deemed a success. The fastest speed I could get my example to run without it fighting back with BSODs was 4.7GHz." Link

spense626 [7 Builds] 5 points 5 months ago

Downvoting for a title is childish, unless its offensive.

Anyways great build enjoy that 780 ti classy its a "beast"


jrseag 3 points 5 months ago

Awesome build!

gotapaul [1 Build] 3 points 5 months ago

+1, very similar to my build and thank you for your service!

renigadecrew [1 Build] 3 points 5 months ago

+1 Never knew corsiar made non liquid coolers

Retroman 3 points 5 months ago

This is the 5th "beast" I've seen since last night. I don't down vote people on names becuz I'm not a jerk but the originality is lacking. All that said I really like your build, nice cable management to, looks clean. Congrats on your build +1

Krazeee [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 5 months ago

Hope the new title fits. :P

DodecPCs [2 Builds] 2 points 5 months ago

The new name is too good XD

Retroman 2 points 5 months ago

lol ;)

blackduck347 3 points 5 months ago

It was always my dream to build a PC like this one day.. Enjoy your new build! I promise it will not disappoint you. :P

Great job on the cable management as well!

jacobs4525 [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

Change the name or people will downvote. It's very cliche for people to call their build a "beast".

because_technologies [3 Builds] 2 points 5 months ago

Move the sound card to the bottom x16 slot so the Classy can breathe.

Krazeee [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

There's nothing on the top side of the classy but the PCP. If anything, the shroud on the sound card with dissipate any heat radiating off the backside of the gpu.

because_technologies [3 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

Creating a hot spot for no reason, when you could just move the card, I don't get it.

If you want to 'dissipate any heat radiating off the backside of the gpu' I would recommend getting the backplate and not using your sound card to soak the heat.

ElliottDoy0 [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago


Euphemia 2 points 5 months ago

The new title is amazing,but I don't know if it's more awesome than this build.

mercstealth 1 point 5 months ago

First Thanks for your service, 2nd thing is having the ram in a different slot can affect performance, normally 1 and 3 are the slots for duel channel ram. I would read up on this to make sure your not losing any performance, if you are you may have to remove one of the heat-sinks.

Krazeee [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

I remember reading about that as well and will do some more research cuz I definitely don't want to lose performance. At midnight I was just trying to get things to fit, lol. Maybe for Christmas I'll find an H110 so it won't be an issue.

because_technologies [3 Builds] 2 points 5 months ago

The installed above is correct.

ASUS recommends installing the ram in A2 & B2 'for better system compatibility' this is stated in most of their QVL RAM pdfs.

Krazeee [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome. Glad you found that info. I hadn't looked it up yet. The mobo manual didn't specify which was better or anything really. The diagram however did show the cards being installed on those A2, B2 slots which is why I felt okay with moving them. I'm so used to putting ram in slots 1/3 since the dawn of time, it was honestly kind of weird.

fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

Any particular reason why you went with 500$ Korean monitors when there are really nice ones that overclock at 300$?

Krazeee [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

The Tempests are sold by a company out of Cali and come with a warranty and very good community support. These particular models have upgraded PCBs and should OC nicely. Plus, it was in the budget, so why not?! lol.

fsma92 [2 Builds] 2 points 5 months ago

that's a good reason imo :) alright

TheConman565 1 point 4 months ago

Awesome name.

Have an up boat.

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