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My First Gaming Rig!
by watergate26
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Description

I build this mainly for the purpose of gaming and coding. EVGA's GTX 780Ti Classified worked really well on my rig.

Couple things I have noticed:

  1. Classified version of 780Ti exhaust to the side, not to the back, which leads to me having to change the transparent side into a mesh side that I can mount fan on

  2. The Corsair 600T case is great, but it is very old. One problem I had was that the USB 3.0 header of the front panel is not the kind with pins rather the 3.0 header we usually seen on external hard drives. This caused me extra 10 bucks to buy the USB3.0 Adapter Cable.

Part List
Details
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.02Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Performance Preset ScoreP13964
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j0e652 [1 Build] 5 points 5 months ago

I love everything but the case, it's kinda ugly =\

 
 
watergate26 [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 5 months ago

I like it because it is wide so I can easily stuck cables in the back......They are releasing 730t and 760t now, might get one of those later......

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PacificNic [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

I personally like the aesthetics of the 600T but to each his own. The 760T looks alright but to me it seems a bit gawdy. Again, everyone has their own opinions.

 
 
Nic5Harper [8 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

Look at the Cooler Master cases too. I've built systems in most the cases they sell and they all have very good space to hide cabling. I may try this case to see how I like it. I need to make a white build soon.

 
 
juheebus [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

I think it looks fantastic...

 
 
xxKuroMeista [2 Builds] 3 points 5 months ago

Man I have a love hate relationship with Noctua fans. They are great, Silent with awesome airflow. BUT their color combo also completely doesn't match with ANY standard case colors. Seriously? Brown? Even Green, Orange, and Purely just white is easier to match than BROWN!

 
 
ReDnAx1991 [6 Builds] 2 points 5 months ago

You could make an epic military build using the Noctua fans.

something like this: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/project-marshlands-a-military-themed-build.187497/page-2

@OP Love the build +1

 
 
FlameFly 1 point 5 months ago

That build in the link is amazing...

 
 
ReDnAx1991 [6 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

It was his first time modding a case, I agree that build is just gorgeous.

 
 
Nic5Harper [8 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

Wonder if you can paint then without damage. And No, I'm not saying let's get a can of spray paint. Lol.

 
 
ESPM400 [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Very nice. I am curious what that USB cable hanging down inside your build is for.

 
 
MattP123 1 point 5 months ago

I think it is the Silverstone Tek 19 Pin USB 3.0 adapter.

 
 
ESPM400 [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Nope, if you take a look at the last pic it's clearly a male USB plug. The adapter used goes from the 19 pin USB 3.0 port on the mobo and branches into two standard female USB 3.0 plugs.

 
 
watergate26 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Yep, you are correct, the Corsair 600T case's front panel has only one usb 3.0 port, and the cable extends from it has a USB 3.0 male connector instead of a 19 pin that I can directly plug into the mobo. This is why I am getting the adapter to connect 19 pin and the usb 3.0 male

 
 
ESPM400 [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Ah, understood.

 
 
watergate26 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Well, I am still waiting for the USB 3.0 adapter cable.....

 
 
AminWinsGaming 1 point 5 months ago

WOW !! JUST WOW !!

 
 
YodelingTerror 1 point 5 months ago

Fancy

 
 
marvin0 1 point 5 months ago

That case.....Good build.

 
 
xxKuroMeista [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

Oh yeah. +1 for those rabbit candies. Those are great!

 
 
illinklined [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

ooooooo very impressive build, first in a while.

 
 
stnz [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Where did you get these cables ? Nice build btw :), +1

 
 
Bladedrummer [2 Builds] 2 points 5 months ago

He might have just re-sleeved them himself.

 
 
linsyschopman 3 points 5 months ago

resleeving them yourself doesn't cost you 113 dollars. (price list)

 
 
Bladedrummer [2 Builds] 2 points 5 months ago

Holy cow, I didn't see that! Yeah, deffo not DIY...

 
 
watergate26 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

I bought it from someone....... a seller in China.......

 
 
stnz [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

That is quite precise, thank you for the information ;)

 
 
Bajubom 1 point 5 months ago

I noticed there's a cable that connect the two ssd. What does it do? Did you compare the two ssd? which one is better?

 
 
WellThatsSurprising [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

That's a power cable.

 
 
Bajubom 1 point 5 months ago

Owh stupid me, and which one's faster?

 
 
watergate26 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

I actually can't tell the difference. Both of them are really fast in both Write and Read, probably the highest quality you can get....... I had the Force GT for a while, used to be in my laptop (that's why it is not in the part list)....... I would say I am impressive at Corsair SSD's quality, two years of use does not bring down the speed. Don't know much about Samsung at the moment.

 
 
Bladedrummer [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

Nice! I wish I could build something at this price range :D

 
 
phusionplus 1 point 5 months ago

Very nice. I really like what you did with your drives. I have my drives tucked away behind the mobo tray in my Fractal Define XL. Having no drive cages look so good.

 
 
deathfromup [5 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

Never seen cable sleeves like that. Looks cool man.

 
 
joshpetiet [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

I love the build, but it would be so much more badass if you had a nicer looking case! Nonetheless, +1

 
 
changerrs 1 point 5 months ago

was 1200 watts necessary?

 
 
watergate26 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Right now, not really. 780Ti Classified is pulling a maximum 325W of power. 4770K uses less than 100W and other stuff combined less than 100W. I choose 1200i because first, I might get another classified card later (I didn't get it now because I am afraid that next gen Maxwell might have performance leap, and I want to wait for the new architecture), second, I might step into water cooling later, and those things require significant power supply.

 
 
CarterBond [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

What happened to the window?

 
 
watergate26 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

EVGA's 780Ti Classified exhaust to the side, not rear. If place a window, the heat blows directly onto the window and then trapped inside. A mesh with fans will effectively move hot air out.

 
 
CarterBond [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

I see.

 
 
BudgetBuildMaster 1 point 3 months ago

That 780 ti classy is beautiful, how much of a performance gain is it over the reference 780 ti?