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EDIT: Upgraded cooler and case, will post new build soon. the keyboard I'm using is a Razer Deathstalker, and my mouse is an Anker CG100. STOP TELLING ME TO GET A MECHANICAL KEYBOARD! I've used them and they're not for me, as I am super friggin' aggressive on my keys, and prefer flat key caps to raised.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build bro. I like the color scheme, black and white set against a hint of red. Any particular reason for the dual optical drives?

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, actually. I work by burning discs/CDs/etc., and having two makes it a whole lot easier.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense, just curious.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice man, be even nicer if you ditched that overrated cheap air cooler... lol just kidding man, looks clean.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't overclock with that MoBo and CPU, I will find you, and I will kill you.

  • 57 months ago
  • -2 points

Yeah, he definitely needs watercooling with that 4790K and motherboard. Or at least a Noctua.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I am planning on upgrading it once I have more money

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I would absolutely reccomend you buy a mechanical keyboard. Best decision I've ever made.

  • 57 months ago
  • -1 points

not bad but i cut it down 250$ and got better parts

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2h6ZdC

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good, but not my kinda build. I went for a full tower instead of mid, and I wanted to make this as powerful as possible. Plus, as mentioned below, liquid cooling is nice when you can see it, but I have no window on my case

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you have a very good build mine is a gtx 750ti and a amd 860k

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  • 57 months ago
  • -2 points

Your spent just about $2000 and you didn't want to water cool the cpu?

  • 57 months ago
  • 5 points

you never need to, water cooling is only worth it once air doesn't give you the overclocks you're trying for (think 4.9/5GHz)

Aesthetic wise, in this case (literally and figuratively) there isn't much point. He won't be seeing it at all inside the phantom.

Lastly, acoustics. CLC's tend to be a hefty amount louder than air coolers. The 212 EVO is pretty quiet, and performs really good, for a low price.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are good reasons.

  • 57 months ago
  • -3 points

Do you own a 4790K? You are NEVER going to be able to keep a 4790K cold at 4.8 Ghz on a 212 Evo.

If his chip is even stable at 4.8 Ghz, it will take at least 1.35 V, at this point, Haswell becomes a soviet oven, a 212 Evo will not suffice. The 212 Evo is a great cooler for the money, but it struggles at higher voltages. I have one on a buid. A H100i on quiet mode runs much quieter under load than a 212 Evo under load. If you're going for an overclock, you're gonna want a high end air cooler, such as a Noctua, or a AIO water cooling unit.

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not only talking about a 212 EVO, in fact I didn't say the 212 EVO would get 4.8; there are multiple points that I made in that comment, surely it was obvious that I was talking about air coolers in general - see "once air doesn't give you the overclocks you're trying for " - my only statement about the 212 specifically was that it is quiet.

Your comparing of the h100i to the 212 just doesn't make any sense. The h100i is $100+ CAD while the 212 is $35. This kind of comparison glorifies the h100i because the 212 simply can't be a competitor with something 3x the cost; a real comparison here is something that is close in cost, think Nh-D14/15, phanteks PH-TC14PE.

Let's look at acoustics. My Nh-d14 with the fans running at low rpm in my 200r are not quiet. It's praised for performance and being quiet - yet I only get to experience the performance, my case just isn't optimized for silence. Stick any reasonably performing air cooler in an r4/5 and it is essentially inaudible unless you listen closely.

Here's a spreadsheet with data on thermals and noise, I don't know the specifics on the testing environment but looking at only stock fan configs there is a pretty interesting trend. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xszfg-GNkOKoKZBIpo42cWLtPWg2hmbCcRD0wiCwTiA/edit#gid=0

  • 57 months ago
  • -3 points

I got my H100i for $80 in December. I'm just saying you won't hit any amazing overclock on a 212 Evo.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

i hit 5ghz with pushpull on my hyper 212 evo 3770k delidded at 1.45v idles at 40c hit 75c. I think that's a pretty good overclock for a £30 air cooler...

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm currently running my 4790k at 4.5Ghz on an EVO212 heatsink and after numerous torture tests and stability checks, it doesn't run any hotter than at stock speeds. Now, pushing it near 5.0Ghz is probably a different story, but that's likely not even due to the EVO212, I think pushing any 4790k to near 5.0 would require something better than air cooling.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

4.5 Ghz requires very little extra voltage. 4.8 Ghz takes a LOT more voltage.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree. I guess I was more saying, he could probably bump up around 4.5 if he really wanted to. For the minimal difference it would make going to 4.8 or higher, he could probably skip it if he didn't feel like upgrading the cooling. The 212 is quite capable.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

No one is saying that it is better or worse not to water cool. Everyone knows you'll get much better overclock performance from a water cooled system.... But, some people (myself included) don't want to water cool. They may not want to overclock their systems so far as to need to water cool (myself included) and finally, some people prefer to air cool due to ease of install, having only one moving part, and overall looks (myself included). I really like the industrial look of a hefty heat sink - it looks bad *** and is cleaner due to not needing rads mounted all over the place. Its just a matter of preference. Overall, this build is badass and I wish the user many long hours of awesome gaming!

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

For the average 4790K, that would be a liberal everyday overclock on water. Unless this is a godly binned 4790K, I would never run it on a 212 Evo.

Maybe you should go look at this: This is on a Koolance Waterblock. Notice temperatures of nearly 80 degrees. https://pcdiy.asus.com/2014/06/6-4970k-cpus-overclocked-oc-impressions-of-devils-canyon-on-asus-z97-motherboards/

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

As I stated above, I went for a full tower, not mid. I'm planning on throwing in another graphics card or a better sound card when I can, along with making the whole thing water cooled, but for now, it works better than my old one by a massive longshot and a half. Plus, your build puts me just over my budget. The CPU runs no hotter than room temp while running CS:GO and other graphic-intensive games.

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