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Billy
by ZebraSlinky
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Description

After about 4 or 5 months of saving I finally finished my computer. I ordered parts one at a time and most of the parts were sitting in my room for a month. The build itself was something I've looked forward too for a long time. I decided to not do a test boot and just build the whole thing. No issues at all, booted first time I turned it on. I also love r/CableManagement so I took my sweet time and managed all of the cables. Turned out to be a great build, my first but definitely not my last.

I bought a 1000W PSU because I might be doing SLI in the future. I also wanted to say thank you to all the people in r/buildapc. I've done a couple benchmarks, BF3 on ultra at around 80-90 fps

EDIT: For the people who want to know why I got a 1000W PSU, one of my buddies is a beta tester for cooler master and he says the most overlooked part of any computer is the power supply, he says that having a bigger power supply gives all the parts in your computer more latency and can make the parts last longer.

I also changed the Corsair fan ring to blue when I go the light strip for the case. Also sorry about the ****** picture quality.

Details
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.11Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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RyneSmith [4 Builds] 3 points 9 months ago

Solid build! Very clean! How'd you like working in that case? Is it pretty silent?

 
 
Proluke [2 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

my brother has it in his build its a reeeaaally good case, very silent

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah its great, The AF140's are great they really move some air, I bought a fan hub so I could connect every case fan to the fan controller so that can help with the fan noise, I can turn them all up and down. I also removed the cages, as you can see, and that improved the airflow a ton. I used one of the 5.25'' bays for my HDD with a 3.5'' to 5.25'' adapter. The two stock fractal case fans I moved to the top of the case for extra exhaust.

 
 
JoeyThePCNoob [2 Builds] 3 points 9 months ago

Very nice build, looks nice and clean, more pics please.

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I'll post more pictures later today.

 
 
JoeyThePCNoob [2 Builds] 3 points 9 months ago

ok cool

 
 
fnapoli [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

Wow, super-nice. With all the effort you put into cable management, I think you should post more photos of it all!

Also, maybe this is personal preference, but I would highly, HIGHLY recommend an SSD, at least for boot...

What are your temps like? Thems some fancy fancs ;)

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I want to get an SSD in the future, is there a specific one you would recommend? I'm not into overclocking that much and I plan on learning more about it in the future but for now here are my temps: http://imgur.com/fHglehc

 
 
fnapoli [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

Wow, nice and cool! That's awesome. As for SSDs, from what I've read, Samsung 840 pro are the best. I have one and its a beast. I've also read to stay away from any ssd with sandforce controllers. OCZ vertex 4 or corsair neutron gtx are great. The Samsung evo is probably the best price/performance/reliability on the market right now.

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Okay, I'll keep that in mind, thank you!

 
 
xx116xx [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

So clean inside... nice part choice too.

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
a_slow_descent 2 points 9 months ago

windows 7 or 8 and why no ssd?

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Windows 7 of course, I plan on getting an SSD in the future. Any recommendations?

 
 
a_slow_descent 2 points 9 months ago

Samsung 840 evo if you can get a good deal and upgrade to 8 if you can find a free copy. It is so much better once you get used to it.

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Okay, thanks, I'll most likely get an 840. I'm not sure about Windows 8 though. Everybody says its not good and hard to use. I'd rather stuck to something I'm familiar with. Thanks for the suggestion though.

 
 
a_slow_descent 2 points 9 months ago

it is actually really easy to use. once you get used to it, it is so much smoother than 7. also, if you don't like the metro style you can basically ignore it the vast majority of the time. Don't listen to me or other people though. you should try it and see if you like it and make your own decision.

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I might, thanks for the suggestion though.

 
 
DjArtifact 2 points 9 months ago

Even if you're going SLI 1000w is way more than you need. A 750w would be just fine for 770 sli.

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 0 points 9 months ago

Yeah a lot of people have said that to me, one of my buddies is a beta tester for cooler master and he says the most overlooked part of any computer is the power supply, he says that having a bigger power supply gives all the parts in your computer more latency and can make the parts last longer.

 
 
Liam81 2 points 9 months ago

+1 on the name alone. I too am curious what you think of the case.

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I think the case is pretty awesome, there is nothing I can find to complain about it, everything seems logical and well thought out.

 
 
ESPM400 [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Nice build. You got the same massively overkill PSU as I did (for pretty much the same reason). One thing I'll never ***** about is overdoing the PSU.

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I replied to a person that was wondering the same thing, I'll tell you too, one of my buddies is a beta tester for cooler master and he says the most overlooked part of any computer is the power supply, he says that having a bigger power supply gives all the parts in your computer more latency and can make the parts last longer.

EDIT: I know its a bit overkill but I'm okay with that, I'd rather have it be overkill than not have enough power for all the parts, or have to get a new power supply in the future.

 
 
PickItApart -3 points 9 months ago

1000W PSU...whhaaaat?

 
 
RyneSmith [4 Builds] 4 points 9 months ago

He said he knew it was a bit overkill but it gives him a ton of room to SLI/OC add more ssd/hdd and w/e else he will want down the road. Might be overkill now but later I think it'll serve it's purpose

 
 
ZebraSlinky [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

Yeah, the reason why I got that PSU is in the comments.