First time piecing one together since 2007 - figured it was time. That radiator was a pain to install - the videos make it look so simple! I was going to install it as pull/exhaust, but decided to install it in push/intake as recommended in the manual. Had to orient the hoses towards the front of the case to avoid any clearance issues with the rear fan.
I think I made a mistake applying the IC Diamond paste because temperatures are a little on the high side (around 80C) under load. It's overclocked to 4.6GHz stable.
The 780 Ti runs like a champ and overclocks very well. Able to get it to an offset of +131 on the GPU and +300 on the memory. It boosts to 1241MHz at around 86C, fan at around 80%.
Overall, the system isn't loud at all. It's tolerable. Full load it's about 45dBa at my normal sitting position. My refrigerator makes more noise.
3DMark Vantage - 44989 3DMark11 - P14654 Fire Strike - 11451 Heaven Extreme (8xAA, 1080p) - 69.6fps, 1752 Valley Extreme (8xAA, 1080p) - 77.1fps, 3226
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$309.00|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid||$115.00|
|Motherboard||Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150||$190.00|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$120.00|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD||$165.00|
|Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$80.00|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked||$720.00|
|Case||Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower||$130.00|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 750W ATX12V / EPS12V||$120.00|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$17.00|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$95.00|
|Keyboard||Corsair Vengeance K70||$150.00|
|Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.6GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||25.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||80.0° C|
|Performance Preset Score||P14654|