Description

This build is mainly for gaming, and general use. She is overclocked to 4.4GHz. Temps for the CPU stay at 27 Degrees C when at idle. when at 100% Load for 30 min the temp doesn't climb over 65 degrees. The gpu overclocked to 1346, and at full load it doesn't climb over 61 degrees. Overall I am happy with the performance and the cooling of my build, the only problem is that I have so much positive pressure(8 Fans Total) that the filter on the bottom of the case was vibrating and becoming noisy(problem was solved by flipping the filter around).

P.S. I have noticed if you do not support the power wire going into your gpu, the weight of the wire will pull down on the gpu and bend it, to solve that problem I used zip ties to strap the wire to the bays where your 3.5" hard drives would go. I haven't seen anybody mention it on here but im sure its pretty common

Also:I should mention that the mushkin chronos is a fantastic ssd its fast and the perfect size for the price. I notice that everyone buys those 120 gb and 250 gb, but that's just not enough for gaming 480gb is the bare minimum.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

The GPU issue is caused by not having a backplate on larger GPU's. Get a card with a decent backplate and it will not sag at all.

I also would not say that 480gb is the "bare minimum" for gaming. Some people game in different ways. In my case, I never have more than three games installed at any given time and even with all the mods I'm still always around 120gb left over on my SSD. So in all actuality, I'd say 120gb is the bare minimum.

I do like the build, the wiring is well done, and the overall parts list is great. I'm not a fan of the GPU selection. 290x is a better choice in this price bracket. I too have the 4690k @ 4.4ghz, but on a lesser motherboard than yourself... it truly lives up to all the hype, yeah?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

My build is nearly identical to yours, I am typically not a fan of the phantom cases but dang yours looks beautiful, on the inside especially!

+1 for cable management with the semi-modular psu

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks I am somewhat new to pc building so any suggestions on overclocking or my configuration would be helpful. I am having problems with the corsair link, so I removed the wires for that. it will not read my cooling pump or the h100i fans

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

also I have cleaned up the wires a lot, installed a 140mm fan on the inside of the case, and supported the gpu wire with zip ties, I will update with new photos eventually.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What voltage are you at on the CPU?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

cpu core is set to 1.40 the actual voltage is 1.14/ the cpu ring voltage is set to 1.20, the actual voltage is 1.184. the cpu core= 44 cpu ring= 43 and the voltages are set to adaptive mode

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You'd have no issues bumping up your Vcore to 1.3v on this Haswell chip, if you encounter instability, I'd suggest at least trying 1.2v, All Core, and set you RAM to what you've purchased(2133mhz). Give "Intel Burn Test" a Google search. Download, run as admin, install, go to bios and set your voltage to "OverRide", then run the burn as admin, and set it to "Maximum Preset". If you can pass that, you're OC is good to go. Now just set your voltage back to Adaptive.

Also keep in mind, the recommended peak temp for this chip is 72c according to Intel. You should have no issues keeping it under that.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

My corsair link didnt work either....you have to change some values in the registry...Watch this YouTube video it'll show you how to make it work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsyo6nvlcf0

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