Description

I built this rig for gaming and media. It is very quiet the R4 also has good air flow. The Xigmatek fans work well and the led's add a nice accent without being over powering. I did have to notch the thermal armor on the mother board to fit the radiator in without it pressing against the motherboard. I also mounted the HDD in the bottom 5.25 inch bay and cut out the panels that came with case covering the the top fan mounts to fit around the fans for my H100i. Bankai update: When I first posted this rig 14 months ago I had a pair of Asus GTX 760's In SLI and an Asus 1080p ips monitor. I added two EVGA GTX 970 SC in SLI and an Asus 1440p monitor. I am getting great returns on the second card playing games like Dragon Age Inquisition on high and ultra settings @ 1440p 60 fps. One of the drawbacks with two cards is that you get the overclock lottery with the same settings one card runs 1480 MHz the other 1430 MHz. I moved the faster card to the top slot. I had the same experience with the GTX 760's that's the reason for going with a Super Clocked editions hoping for better base line (and better binning) to start with. With two six pin PCI-E connectors feeding power to each card there would be plenty of power to push an overclock. I went with Asus again for the monitor because you can get cheaper 1440p panels with crappy stands, but add in the cost of a good monitor stand and it was a wash plus the Asus monitor had more input options.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

great selection on parts! The 760 SLI config is probably the best bang for your buck when looking at dual gpu setups

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

What kind of framerates are you getting with the 760 sli?

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

yes I am very interested in this as well

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

wow. those 760s are small vs your define r4. am liking your setup!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like it. I'm working on an r4 as well. I think the only difference is Im using dual 770's. +1 !!!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that an iPad?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus TF300

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah. Nice.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought it was a 3ds.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How hard was it getting that H100i to fit?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It was not too bad the part of the thermal armor I cut out was over the top of the usb 2.0 ports coming out of the back of the case you have to remove the thermal armor then dremmal out knotch

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

In my R4 I put my H100i in the front intake.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you mind running 3dMark 11 Performance bench? I have a similar setup, but using air cooled instead of liquid. Wondering how much performance difference is. Just whatever P score you get on the free version of 3dMark 11. Thanks. +1 though for your build.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not run 3dMark 11 but I did run the ROG bench mark vs.2 And got a score of 70170 there is little difference in the cpu temps between a high end air cooler and an all in one liquid cooler. On linus tech tips they ran some tests for temps. I get a small performance boost from upgrading my rad fans to Noctua's. Even when gaming I can barely here my rig

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, everyone seems to think Noctua is the way to go on fans. Is ROG free? If so, maybe I'll give it a try and see where I fall against yours.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep ROG Real Bench free. I too was skeptical about the Noctua Fans but I will have to admit they are better then the stock corsair fans, but it does not make them any less ugly. I use the same name on the leader boards as here Tcort112

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Show us a bankai soon

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a Walker edison 3 piece desk? I might get the same one. How do you like it?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

how are those xigmatek fans? there the best on the market by specs. do they put out a good amount of air? and are they quiet????

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

They are quiet and move a good bit of air when running them with a fan curve starting at 50% they are quieter than my two Noctua 120 @ 1000 RPM on the h100i

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

FYI show manga almost ending and supposedly show starting back up again. THough nice build +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Really nice build, You should look at picking up ( or should of if that monitor is new) a 1440p display. But thats your preference, I couldn't be happier when I upgraded to 1440p, it looks good.

Great build, +1

For anyone wondering about the 760 SLI perofrmance:

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4632/geforce-gtx-700-series-sli-review-geforce-gtx-760770780-in-sli-and-3-way-sli

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That was my thought.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I am a Bleach fan

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I used a mini hacksaw blade