Description

One day as I was having trouble hearing my enemies over the jet engine in my FT-03 Mini case; I tore apart my computer limb by limb. Blood was spurting as I mercilessly pulled out each organ. My hands were dyed with blood, but I pushed on and after a few minutes of sweat and lemonade, I finished my dissection. My computer would be reborn.

I totally forgot to take pictures of the parts beforehand sorries D: apologizes infinite times

CPU- This was a reused organ. Performance is similar to a 4770K, but much cheaper and it has hyper threading so you never get tired of looking at the eight individual graphs in windows task manager. Sadly I can't over clock it D:.

MB- It was cheap and it looked pretty smexy with its matte black finish and shiny heat sink, plus I could also install OSX if I ever got bored.

Memory- I massacred my previous two sticks of ram as I was trying to remove their heat sinks. So I had to buy another set D:. Decent timings and decent price.

SSD- Cheap.

GPU-Reused part. Bought it back when 770s were still 4xx. Somewhat sagging. Will probably get a backplate when I get the chance.

PSU- Temporary part as I wait for a decent deal on a Seasonic PSU. Pretty silent, but makes an annoying noise at high load.

Case. It's big and you can see all of the shiny fans. Build quality can be improved however since mine came with couple deep scratches on the window and I broke one of the fans easily.

Fans- Very bright and shiny. I like.

Monitor-Nice colors, nice resolution, I prefer it over the MX239H I bought as a secondary monitor.

Fan Controller- It's white.

Corsair Vengeance K70- It's shiny and bright.

Corsair M95- Good build. Plus it has lights.

Water cooling parts- Imported from China, didn't have to pay shipping since relatives brought it out :D. Costed about 700 rmb which is about 110 USD. Radiator size is 240. RAM block was purchased separately for 360rmb (60 USD), but it included 4 universal heat sinks too. Sadly I didn't get to use it since I killed my ram while trying to remove their heatsinks... sob sob D:

Performance is pretty decent, but I think I might need another radiator since couple hours of BF4 brings water temp to ~45C It's pretty much silent though and best of all ITS SHINYYYY AND BRIGHTTT

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 5 points

Was the 430w enough?

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

It is pushing it, especially with the overclocked gpu.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

It's barely enough, but I'd definitely recommend getting a quality 450w+ PSU. I'm only using this one because I'm waiting for the SS-660XP2 platinum to drop back to $80. Furmark and Prime 95 brings system load to about 370w...

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, i didn't know you could tell the estimate watagge use! I saw that the minimum w for the 760 is 500w

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I wish it could too, sadly I had to use a seperate Belkin Conserve Insight to know how much energy it was using. I'd definitely recommend getting one of those or a kill-a-watt if you have the money to spare. It's entertaining to see how much electric your electronics use. They suggest 500w but personally I think it's more than enough to use a quality 450w since they're usually really conservative since most people just look at how many w PSUs are rated at rather than the actual quality of it. If you're using an AMD CPU however I'D definitely get a higher PSU. Those things are ridiculous at load.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Soo true! yeah I've heard they're very power hungry!, they can be cheaper but the money goes to the electricty bill!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the xeon? Awesome build though!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

It's awesome, aside from the fact that you can't over clock it, but otherwise good temps and excellent performance for the price.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to hear that it worked for you!, how does it handle gaming?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty nice actually haven't had any issues with frame rates or temps. Hyper threading definitely helps in games that can use multiple cores.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, i am probably getting the V2 of this.. The downside is that you cannot oveclock it right? can you at least enable the turbo frecuency of 3.7? what else do you do? only gaming?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Turbo functions normally, but if you wanted you can set the turbo multiplier across all cores, which allows constant access to 3.7 rather then only reaching it temporarily when performing specific tasks. Yup, you cant overclock by changing the multiplier. Gaming would probably be the only thing i do thats cpu intensive D:

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I wonder how well those blocks do compared to things from ek or koolance.

Should you be worried about only the gpu getting cooled? I see on things like the kraken g10 it comes with a fan, and normal water blocks have a larger cover.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a universal block. Works fine as long as you put passive heatsinks on the other video card components - which he did do :) Look closely, you'll see the little tiny black-finned heatsinks.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

They're probably a bit worse, but still pretty good for the price. At idle water temp was about 28C. The CPU was at 29C and the GPU was at ~26C.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job on the price, and for your info, 45C is a fine temp for BF4 load, you shouldn't be worried about that.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he said the water temp gets to 45c which is a little more worrying than component temp. Maybe he could push-pull the rads to increase flow without adding more rad.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

that could work, but it may increase noise which was the main reason he mutilated his other rig. I don't really know if 45 is hot for the fluid itself...

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I've never done a custom loop so I can't speak from personal experience... but I have looked at some of the parts involved and many say "Max water temp 50C" (usually for some kind of plastic component like tubing or res). Some of the materials in the loop may start to deform at those temps, or at least the manufacturers feel like that is a max safe temp in any case.

Maybe the submitter can tell us if that is the case with any of his parts so we know for sure?

Edit: Decided to hunt down an example of 50c being considered a max safe temp - though it looks like it takes 60c to actually cause damage to some parts.

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

They haven't deformed yet since I've only been using it for a couple days, but I decided to increase the radiator fans from 900 RPM to 1400. It's definitely louder but the distilled water only goes to about 40C running prime 95 and furmark, which I"m pretty comfortable with. I'll try deforming the blocks and tubing in the name of science when I don't need the parts anymore ;)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

looks awesome!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you provide more info on the water loop system you have? If I could liquid cool my CPU and GPU with a $110 water cooling solution I'd love to do so. (also I'm in Taiwan so we might have same parts) thanks

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Though, it could be crap and I'd give you a 1up for the intro to your description. Also, what's with the random stack of fans?

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Most of them were free after rebate ;). I tried playing Jenga with them, but I'll probably create a wall of led fans when I collect enough.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

You could put them on moving rails on a table, and try to play air pong...

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How's that keyboard working out for you?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

It's awesome except the failing/dimming leds. I actually got a replacement for it in oct but it still exhibited the same issue after a few weeks, but the everything else is working fine so I'm just going to replace it with the RGB lighting one when that comes out. Not sure if recent batches have fixed this, but the black k70 and k95 don't seem to have this issue so I'd definitely recommend getting one of those.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

question why do u have a nzxt h440 just siting there in the corner in a bag :c

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

;) I'll be using it for an upcoming build

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

well i will love to see it because the build i will be putting up in a few weeks will have that i love that case

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine will probably come later than yours since K Haswell CPUs aren't due for a while, but I'd love to see yours. I friggen love the case too

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3nwCF here it is so far :D

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome quality parts! Amazon actually has the 4670k for 189 right now so you could save a few bucks if you haven't purchased that yet. Was your selection of the motherboard based on aesthetics? I considered an Asrock MB, but was turned off by the darkish brown pcb, but I can certainly vouch for their quality. If you ever need parts for cheap slickdeals.net is awesome.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that keyboard, waiting for it to come off back order, great budget build!

Any links you could provide for the cheap water cooler?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks really good!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, sorry I'm a bit late to this build but I wanted to ask you about your build. I was wondering what gaming performance was like because I'm thinking of getting a build very similar to your build for gaming. Once again sorry for being a bit late.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Gaming performance is pretty good. I can play most games such as Battlefield 4, Crysis 3, etc on high on a 1440p monitor with no issues. I'd definitely recommend against the 760 as of this moment though. You can easily get a 770 for about 60 bucks more which has a full gk104 core which IMO is a much better value. If you don't mind noise you could also opt for AMD cards since most miners are dumping their cards for dirt cheap on ebay and retailers are also lowering prices.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Why you insulting the air 540 bro? Long live the cube!

  • 69 months ago
  • -1 points

Now all you need is a "Made in China" sticker!

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