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Girlfriend thinks its an office pc.

by themadweaz



Date Published

May 2, 2014

Date Built

March 20, 2014

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C


I'm a programmer and I really like computers. This is my upstairs build-- light gaming for the most part. I really just wanted to build a pretty beastly computer, and each piece was a pretty good deal at the time so I built. I feel its important to have a small little area to relax and enjoy a few rounds of whatever game im playing at that time.

Not listed in the part list are the awesome 90's alarm clock, a lamp, and a corsair gaming mat (the metal one, which is fantastic).

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xx116xx 3 Builds 13 points 10 months ago

Dang man, why didn't you list the freaking lamp?!

themadweaz submitter 2 Builds 80 points 10 months ago

I believe it is the ASUS ROG Lightning Light-Emitter T600 with a 13watt cfl overclocked to 20watts. Pcpp didnt have it listed.

xx116xx 3 Builds 13 points 9 months ago

Is that clock overclocked?

Zedzer 2 Builds 10 points 5 months ago

Dude...10.29 Ghz... What clock is clocked that high...

Though you can't tell if it's processor is from AM or PM.

EDIT: just realized I'm posting this so long after...

xx116xx 3 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

LOL. I still laughed anyways, this is one of my favorite strings of all time.

EpicBro101 1 Build 4 points 6 months ago

everything is overclocked nowadays...

Uberkill160 9 points 10 months ago

This is the best comment I've seen in a while.

DarkAddo 1 Build 6 points 10 months ago

Are you sure it's not the MSI Twin Bulb Factory OC'd to 16 Watts with the Slim Shady Lamp Shade?

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 4 points 10 months ago

"office build" I laughed my butt off when I read that and went through the pics. She must not be big into PC's eh? Shoot, the glowing keyboard and the $1300 price tag should give it away to her.

I_Luv_Cheetos 10 points 10 months ago

The glowing keyboard is to do office work in the dark :P and 1300$ is uh.... 'Typical' from a computer in this day in age! lol jk I can see it now:

"Honey why is the office computer 1300$?"

"That's the price for stuff these days, hell look at the price of a tablet some of those are 1k and you're talking about doing office work on this thing"

"Oh... Makes perfect sense" lolol

themadweaz submitter 2 Builds 11 points 10 months ago

I got it all shipped to work, invoices were gone before the parts got home. :)

I_Luv_Cheetos 2 points 10 months ago

Lol great idea!

M3RICA_ 1 point 1 month ago

Sneaky b!tch...

Pbandjelly4 3 points 10 months ago

I can't STAND it when people don't list their desk in the list.... You shouldn't have stopped at the lamp. And I prefer the kind of alarm clock that has a red backlight for maximum eye stain. Haha great build I like the comedy in the description.

JasonUK 12 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Great job - that should keep you going for a while.

pegotico 2 points 10 months ago

lol at least the case plays the part well!! +1

StewieMonSta 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

I have that case, it's amazing :)

smittypantz@hotmail.com 13 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I agree the r4 is a great case.

themadweaz submitter 2 Builds 4 points 10 months ago

Yeah, sorry the pictures of the inside aren't so great. There is SOO much room for cable management in the back, it stays chilly, and it has great build quality. I mounted the ssd behind the mobo, and the cable management is quite good back there.

It is very quiet as well. I bought the version without the glass (because im old) and am glad I did-- both sides have sound proofing material, so the one with the window would be louder.

I was really happy with pretty much all the parts in this build. I knew most of what I wanted (cpu, ram, drives, case etc) and sorta picked a few budget pieces (whatever was on sale) for the rest. A 550w gold modular psu for ~60$ with bundles seemed like a good buy, as was the cpu cooler which matched the color scheme and was cheap.

I was pretty impressed with the PSU-- good cables, nice quiet fan, etc. Would recommend, 100%. It will probably end up in my htpc at some point (i'll post him soon).

The mobo had a combo deal with the ram or some part, and the reviews seemed pretty positive. I have had trouble with ASRock in the past, but it has so many features and the price was so low. I might not be 100% sold on the brand, but no issues thus far with this board EXCEPT it is slightly smaller than full atx, so a few standoffs were not used on the left hand side.

The keyboard/mouse/gaming mat are all top quality.

smittypantz@hotmail.com 13 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Asrock has been my go to mobo because of price and performance. I am very surprised about the standoffs. Thanks for the info. You did a great job with the build.

JrTech 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Nice build

Ech0loation 1 point 10 months ago

Nice build, I assume you plan to SLI that card?

smittypantz@hotmail.com 13 Builds 4 points 10 months ago

Why would you assume that?

Ech0loation 1 point 10 months ago

It's just that you bought a badass motherboard that supports four-way SLI and an easily overclockable CPU, not to mention most people just stick to the stock cooler if they're not SLI/Crossfire-ing.

smittypantz@hotmail.com 13 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

I see, I think that the psu would be the first thing I would look at if I wanted to guess whether or not he will sli. That motherboard is fairly average supporting triple sli. The cpu cooler has nothing to do with sli really.

GaldedRaw 3 points 10 months ago

Except haswell can't support tri sli natively. Nvidia cards require 8 lanes minimum per. Three cards will have the board run at 8/4/4. CFX can run at that though, but not SLI :(

Oh and if you have two cards already in place then you throw some random pcie item in there it will make the board run at 8/4/4 nulling the SLI.

smittypantz@hotmail.com 13 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

That is good to know. Thanks

Ech0loation 1 point 10 months ago

It doesn't? I guess I was mistaken.

smittypantz@hotmail.com 13 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

Well... The performance of the CPU and the maturity of the SLI profile are what most influence how well SLI performs on your system. So if you want to look at it this way if you had a weak cpu and wanted to sli a cooler may help your performance. This doesn't mean its necessary. There are lost of cpu that would run sli without cooling. Aftermarket cpu coolers are mostly for overclocking.

jaggysnake57 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Plus 1 for title alone I feel you pain

bobokiller 1 point 10 months ago

that is a nice "office" PC you've got there. I like the red and blsck color scheme with the mouse and keyboard. +1

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I_Luv_Cheetos 3 points 10 months ago

PC>GF bro didn't you know that? lolol

TheUnknownPC 2 points 10 months ago

NO!! LOL Its GF=PC I Think You MAde a Mistake

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Blaise170 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

How well do you like the ASRock Killer? I'm thinking about buying that motherboard if my Asus RMA doesn't work out. Got it down between that and a Gigabyte UD3.

themadweaz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I mentioned above that the ONLY issue I've had with it was the size (its about 1-2 cm less wide than a normal atx). This means a normal case will have 2-3 extra standoffs unused. Other than that, it works very well. All the caps are high quality, the bios is great, and it has everything you'd expect at that price tag.

Blaise170 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah I saw that you mentioned problems with ASRock in the past. I had a 970 Extreme4 that I never had any problems with but I just bought a new CPU so I upgraded boards too. Went with an Asus Crosshair that hasn't worked and their RMA process is horrid.

RubenHoskens 1 point 10 months ago

how are the keyboard and the mouse? (what switches did you pick?)

Jwood013 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

The model in the list shows red switches.

Jwood013 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Great cable management! That case is amazing for cable management and you have shown it. Mind uploading a picture of the other side so we can see what you've done as far as management on there? :P

Great build as well, you'll probably need another GPU though. Word applications are very taxing. /s

plgdg 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

You remind me of me.

Fr33Th1nk3r 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Temps are a little high, but looks cool.

EllisDemonSlayer 1 point 6 months ago

how good are the colors on the monitor?

themadweaz submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

It isn't bad... but I wish I got a 144hz monitor. I play a lot of cs:go and it would help with screen tearing (not that I know what that is, I'm 28 and my vision isn't great). That will surely be one of my next upgrades. Fortunately, Acer makes a 144hz version with the same stand that I am waiting for some positive reviews before purchasing, or waiting for a quality 144hz G-sync monitor that doesn't cost 700$.

SentinelFPS 1 point 6 months ago

That k70 is a beauty isn't she? I have one and I will never go back! :D

PirateCoffee 1 point 6 months ago

I see you were on reddit. ;)

Variable.variables 1 point 4 months ago

Office PC... Nice build!

Fr33Th1nk3r 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I want that duck decoy.