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Pips' Destroyer
by Darky1126
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I use this build for rendering/GFX editing, Gaming, slight web hosting and house-wide file storage/backup.

Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.3GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle32.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load42.0° C
Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.3GHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.2GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle32.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load50.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Extreme Preset ScoreX4504
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JasonUK [11 Builds] 26 points 15 months ago

J.J. Abrams would be jealous of all that lens flare.

Darky1126 [Submitter] [1 Build] 9 points 15 months ago

Damn right.

LeMonarque [3 Builds] 6 points 15 months ago

Best comment I've ever read on PCPartpicker.

It's like Star Trek all up in that chassis!

ianchessure 1 point 15 months ago

I'm curious, why only a dual memory module on a LGA 2011 motherboard?

LeMonarque [3 Builds] 2 points 15 months ago

OP probably favored not limiting their max RAM capacity over having quad-channel configuration.

If OP wanted to save money and see if he needed more than 16GB without limiting his theoretical capacity, 2x8GB isn't a bad option. Dual/quad channel memory performance is widely overstated.

That being said, I would have gotten 32GB in 4x8GB sticks.

Darky1126 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Yes, but I didn't have that kind of cash.

ianchessure 1 point 15 months ago

I see. So when or where does the significance of a quad-channel come into play? The best answered I ever got from a local vendor was, "It's better. Quad better than dual" (in a very crude chinese accent).

dschutt84 [3 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Thought this was "Pig Destroyer"!!!!!

Firecrackers [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

should have got a 770 with that build :) but I love it no matter what!

Darky1126 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

I built this before the line was out.

LookTopHats [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

If you dont have a window, i will personaly find you and injure you :D

mikehorn05 1 point 15 months ago

Where did you get those LEDs?

chancemac08 [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

woah that's exactly what im planning to do, cross fire those graphics cards, is it good? I actually don't have the budget so im planning to get one of the graphics card and, soon when ever I have the money I will one more of graphics card wich is the same as the first one :) it will gonna be my first build.

Darky1126 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

It's not bad, especially if you want more than 2 monitors, but if you're going to spend around $250-$300, it's better to get a single card that's more powerful; especially because the 7770s were/are older cards and have more issues with newer cards. However, if you're going to do it, the cards do run most games most well on GMod, Battlefield, etc. They're a little buggy at times, though.

username22 1 point 8 months ago

7770 in a $3000 build? Your GPU choice is a little odd, but everything else looks solid.

SrgtMacfly [1 Build] 0 points 15 months ago

why crossfire instead of 1 superior card?

Darky1126 [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 15 months ago

Because of all my other builds, I wanted to try xFire, for fun. They are simply place holder cards, as I'm going to get a 7970 soon to replace them.

gseyffert [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Was just going to ask about this. And +1 on waiting for the 9000 series release, although I believe retail release is scheduled for mid-October.

ReDnAx1991 [6 Builds] 0 points 15 months ago

If so, I would wait for the Radeon HD 9xxx series which is planned for early 2014.

That effect on the first picture looks really nice.

Good build, enjoy the PC! +1

dschutt84 [3 Builds] 0 points 15 months ago

Ever since the 13.8 beta drivers CrossfireX has been a pretty damn good experience for me (CF 7850 getting min 70 max 120 FPS for Battlefield 3)

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794 [1 Build] 0 points 15 months ago

Very nice build! Finally someone using X79. I've ordered parts for a build a little bit like this. If it comes out in the next couple weeks I'll get the 4930K.

Very, very sexy pictures by the way.

Papajenkinz 0 points 15 months ago

wow, very nice

dalethezombie [2 Builds] 0 points 15 months ago

you went a little 'underkill' on your gpu's. but it still looks amazing! +1

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Darky1126 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

It can.

swagnuggets123 -1 points 15 months ago

nice mousepad

Darky1126 [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 15 months ago

That's actually a mousepad from Minecon. (:

swagnuggets123 -1 points 15 months ago

Thats Awesome!

xSWATxBadkid [1 Build] -3 points 15 months ago

Houston we have a problem.

What is it?

This dude is a razer fanboy.

Oh lord.

Anyway, why 2x 7770? My single 7970 is more powerful than those things LOL.

xSWATxBadkid [1 Build] 0 points 15 months ago

Mmmm. Not what I would do,but whatever haha.

saw1833 [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

You have a 7970 but he says he intends to get a 7970 and that's not what you would do?

xSWATxBadkid [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah but I would certainly not do crossfire with low end cards as a "place holder" If I HAD to have a dGPU I would buy a like $5 card, but what I would really do if this rig was for me is get a 4770K/4670K run the iGPU, for a bit, and take the money saved from not buying a 3930K, take the money from not buying place holder cards, and buy 2 7970s LOL!

saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

To be fair, second part is sound. I was victim to the same thing he is, crossfiring two 7850s thinking it was going to satisfy my desires, and had no onboard gfx to use while saving up for something better. Sold those, and the board/cpu and went 3770k (then of course haswell came out) and when cash pooled tossed on a 780.