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Sweet Animosity - Complete
by BloodAnimus
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780 ti installed, benchmarking. Having a hard time beating any of my 770's benchmarks...

I've fixed computers for years, had a few refurbished Dell GX260's that served their purposes and a couple laptops. Just never had the money/time to build my own because I always needed a laptop so I got those instead. I'm finally in a place where I'll stay for a while. I'm in the Marines at this time so hopefully I stay there anyways.

Just want to do gaming and have a show stopping rig I can be proud of and fit to my personality.

THE COOLER MASTER HYPER EVO LOGO IS UPSIDE DOWN BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO BOTHER WITH IT ANYMORE. YAY for Costa Rica chip woo! The BitFenix case fan isn't actually 200mm so I had to take the black plastic sides off and zip tie it to my case, only 1 zip tie is visible. No vibration even at full speed :) It's the nosiest fan though. Idle temps are still in the 28C range, no issues besides a motherboard driver conflict due to no windows 8.1 support

EVGA 770 Overclocks really well, shows no signs of slowing down. It will be missed

Some light benchmarking on the 770: Catzilla EVGA Edition (17730 @ 720p, 25470 @ 576P) FFXIV RR Benchmark (15500 @ Maximum 1080p) 3DMark 11 Performance (P11445) just shy of High End Pc hahaha I'm going to fix that, right now my voltage is holding me back since 1.212 is the most it'll let me output. I've broken Catzilla benchmark after upping my clock past 140mhz on the 770 after I ran my top 40 for single cards in 576P, not sure how haha

Part List
Date PublishedMarch 21, 2014
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle31.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load67.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.02Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate9.19Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle29.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load70.0° C
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tmans19 4 points 10 months ago

nice build. earned an upvote

BloodAnimus [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks! Been my dream forever :)

chowsownsomepizza [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Do you plan to use a custom looped liquid cooling system?

BloodAnimus [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

No, probably just a retail one since they're a little cheaper plus I have limited space. Corsair makes a nice one and is red LED. Might look into nzxt loops though.

gregkolodny 1 point 6 months ago

Funny how you say a little cheaper, it's actually a good deal more. And there's also a lot of research needed to make sure it's a good component. It's simply easier.

cooperred [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Nice build! Love the red LEDs. Is there a reason you don't have your PSU fan facing downwards?

BloodAnimus [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks, I just like it that way, add airflow to the system so I have air hitting the cpu from about every side. Temps dip as low as 23C :P Plan to add an LED strip sooner or later.

cooperred [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

The PSU fan is an intake. It exhausts air out the back grille, so you're actually taking away air from your CPU.

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BloodAnimus [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I noticed a faint clicking which looks like a chipped fan so I did as you say and flipped it upside down which actually looks better, plus it's like 200% harder to hear the sound now :) So thanks haha, should've done from the beginning

L7Mcmacdaddy 1 point 10 months ago

This looks like a really nice build! I looked at this one, then looked at my build and they look like the same thing. But just a suggestion if you plan on doing some gaming with it, I was going to go with that same g. Skill 16GB but I found out that the extra 8GB is hardly used when you game so I went with the --"G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory"-- instead, it's a little bit cheaper but it's also faster.

BloodAnimus [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Haha, the RAM was purchased hastily because the voltage of the other one I was going to get wasn't compatible with my motherboard so I looked for the cheapest 1866 dual channel ram and went down a few to match build color. Also wanted lots of ram for loading lots of movies. Right now playing Runescape and watching a movie at 28%. Also use virtual machines sometimes when someone needs to use a computer.

promethanus 1 point 8 months ago

Question: Did you have to do anything to make your 1866 ram run at 1866 with that mobo? I have that same mobo, just completed my first build this past weekend, but the BIOS says the ram is running at 1333. Thought/suggestions welcomed.

BloodAnimus [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

yes, you go to the MSI Program that comes on the disk, should be under mmory profiler. Select the memory profile for 1887mhz or 667mhz. Click apply and that should do it. I'd give you more specifics but I'm away for a while.

Se1fD3struct1on [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I dont see your GPU in any of your pictures

BloodAnimus [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah... As I said I have mail problems, its been here for 4 days but haven't been able to pick it up. Also in about 2 minutes I'm updating pictures again haha. Or not, google drive is being dumb

Se1fD3struct1on [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

you can upload them from your hard drive xD. You don't even need cloud storage.

BloodAnimus [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Have to send from phone to computer, which usually means all or nothing. And I don't like putting junk on my SSD :P

littlekat11 [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I wonder if u got bad airflow for your GPU since that graphic card intake and exhaust air inside the case? Still that is a really nice build. And I also use a MSI Z87 GD65 motherboard with I7 4770K, make it so easy to overclock. Thumb up for ya ~_^

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

I really don't. It does't affect my overall internal temperatures till it hits +60C and even then its only 1-2C. I usually turn my front intake up to push more air across the gpu (I have removed the Harddrive Cage) I honestly need to reseat my cooler but it's fine for now. Also the MSI Command tool makes it so easy to overclock, I've pushed it to 4.4ghz but never went full load since I know my limitations with air. Right now I just run it at 4Ghz. And thanks :)

Stingingnettle [2 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

Is there a reason every other picture was focused on the Pikachu? xD

BloodAnimus [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 8 months ago

I was just showcasing what supplies all my power

Stingingnettle [2 Builds] 2 points 8 months ago

Pika power! :D

BloodAnimus [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 8 months ago

Exactly :)

goku9122 [4 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

I really liked your pc. It's well built and glowing. But the GPU is EVGA GTX 780 Ti 3GB Classified.

BloodAnimus [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 7 months ago

That was my previous EVGA gtx 770 SC, The 780 ti is what I'm upgrading to. It's the first thing mentioned in description. And thank you

goku9122 [4 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

You're welcome.

Ninjadudewhat 1 point 1 month ago

That gpu is sagging quite a lot. +1 still though