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Reuploaded have a look at https://pcpartpicker.com/b/PxJ

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  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Premium build right there, good parts, good install, nicely done !

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Just a small piece of advice though, get a 650W Gold PSU such as the Rosewill Capstone for the same price next time, better bang for the buck IMO :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice. I don't know this brand, I chose the PSU from OCZ because I like this company and I trust it (I had many parts of OCZ before). Next time I will go for a gold+ or even a diamond+ certified PSU, just like the one you showed me.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

De nada ;). You should be good for a while still with what you have there ;)

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

gotta love how ivy bridge cpu's don't have a problem with heat when OC them.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The overclocking on these CPUs is crazy, I read that overclocking the Haswell CPUs is even more easy.

I also tried overclocking using the BLCK. It is possible, however they do tend to get hot when overclocking like this (I reached about 80C during a 5 hour benchmark).

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Whoa, this is one hell of a build ReDnAx! ... On a side note I remember this username from some server . . . skullman774 sound familiar at all? If you remember me check out my build too!

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man! Of course ECC FTW! XD. How did you end up finding me here? :P

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Well, I posted my build RIGHT before yours, and so I went into the completed builds section and saw that mine was second so I was like 'ooh someone made a new build' then I checked it out I was like 'Waw dis iz nice' then... well... I saw the username and I was like WUTTTTT

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! I really like!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

how's the k70?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, how is it? I am in need of a new keyboard, and am considering it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the red backlight/ all black finish version. I love it, No complaints at all. Fits me perfectly and I love the reactive typing feature. I also like the media keys/ volume rocker corner. it is better than taking up the function keys and having to hold down a button to use media keys. I reccomend it if you do like red switches.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! One last question, how do you like the reds? I've never personally used them, but I have browns and blues, and I like browns MUCH better.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I love them, i have used blues and i didn't like it. Not sure about browns. The reds feel very good and are great for gaming. I also type much faster coming from a membrane keyboard. I would suggest you look up videos on the sounds of different switch types to determine if you like the sounds of red switches.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, thanks! Blues give me a headache :|

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The K70 is performing excellent, I love the function that lights up the keys that I want.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, and nice cable management!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot, I did my very best. I will try to improve the other side of the cable management some more when I have time for it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome! Maybe some black extensions to make it look even cleaner? :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much! I am very proud of it. Could you give me some examples for the extensions? I don't exactly understand what you mean with this.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok, the ends of your psu cables show the actual wires. This looks fine, but if you get something like this for the PCI-E, 24 Pin, and 8 Pin CPU, it will look MUCH cleaner.

http://www.amazon.com/CB-24P-Sleeved-Motherboard-Extension-Premium/dp/B0036ORCHG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1373494662&sr=8-2&keywords=sleeved+psu+cables

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot, that would look great! I will look where I can buy those in the Netherlands.

+1

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep! :D

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I am going for a clean look, parts like this make it only look better.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

God, that case must be a dream to work in, especially for a mid-tower.

Very clean build, +1.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much, I am very glad to hear that people like the machine where I put my heart into while building it.

About the case: I love it, it has so much room and looks so clean.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build.

You mentioned that you got a back plate for the 680 can you get this for a 7970 radeon?

thanks and cheers

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much, I did some research for you and I found this: http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109856192.pdf

But I am not 100% sure if it will fit, you should google the topic a bit. If you have the Asus radeon HD 7970 it will fit.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for the help l will do some research on my end to see if it works.

Cheers mate

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

You are very welcome, hope you will find what you are looking for!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. The only head-scratcher is Windows 7 Ultimate and the 2x4GB RAM :o You seem like you know your stuff pretty well, so I assume you know about the RAM limits of Home Premium? But why the 2x4GB + Ultimate?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Because I am also using my PC to maintain a server in the house, you can only have a home network when at least one PC is using Windows Pro or Ultimate.

This PC is build to do all things I can imagine and have knowledge of hence the i7 processor, nothing should be too much for this PC. I do not need more than 8GB of RAM at the moment (I do use photoshop a lot but not more than 1 or 2 things at the time). I am planning on running some virtual machines on two thin client PCs I have laying around (mostly my 8 year old sister will use it, she wont be able to break anything on that), when I start using the VMs I am going to buy the same kit to have 16GB total.

And for those who ask why 2133mhz RAM, because I lowered the frequency to 1600mhz and now have a cache latency of 5 (Ivy bridge really loves a small cache latency).

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that clears it up.

Also... CAS 5 latency '.' Mother of God...

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The Dominator Platinum RAM is "expensive" as most PCpartpickers call it, not much RAM on the market that runs at 2133Mhz and has a CL of 9 out of the box. The overclocking on them is just amazing never seen anything like it, I still only use 1.65V which they already use out of the box (also it comes with white LEDs, EHRMAGEHRD best thing ever :P :P :P).

My goal is to make everything as fast as possible, I try to overclock about everything, why pay a premium for parts and not use it to its full potential?

I read an article that some SSD manufacturers are going to enable SSD overclocking, I am so going to do that when that feature is enabled.

Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2047543/gentlemen-start-your-solid-state-engines-intel-takes-overclocking-to-ssds.html Yes it could be a risk, but I don't care, that is why we have backup drives ladies and gentlemen!

Also thank you for your +1, if you ever need help/advice with PC related subjects let me know.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I read about that on TechPowerup. Not too sure about it honestly haha. If there's one place I would not want to **** around with, it's storage! Especially on the OS drive on an expensive SSD. The idea of OCing storage until it's unstable and then somehow reaching back to stability...seems finnicky.

That and I would have to learn Hex. -_-

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that SSD are at the point that they are not really that expensive anymore. My notebook (old HP probook 4320s) has a 80GB Intel 310 series SSD which I bought for 165 EUR (about 210$) 3 years ago. It was the most reliable SSD from the time with all those buggy sandforce SSDs on the market at that time.

It still performs excellent and boots W8 in about 10 seconds, it could be a little faster in writing data but 90MB/s is still a lot compared to the 20MB/s which the HDD was running at. The read data is fine about 400MB/s and as everyone should know SSD are not designed to be used to write / rewrite a lot of data at a daily basis.

So what I would do is buy a small cache SSD for example 32GB (about 40$ atm) and overclock the hell out of it.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build,+1.