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Personal Rig: Jacinth

by sushain97


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CPU Clock Rate

4.401 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

810 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

2.004 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C


Pretty much a general purpose rig to replace an OEM Dell machine I had for a few years. Spent a good six months watching for deals/rebates and eventually bought parts from TigerDirect, Newegg, Amazon, and Microcenter. Rebates and patience go a long way to saving a few bucks here and there. A few other components like the HDD, CD/DVD drive, and second monitor were salvaged from the Dell PC. The Cooler Master HAF case (replaced Lian Li case), Asus monitor, Corsair K70 keyboard (replaced Logitech K360) and Corsair PSU (replaced Cougar PSU) were upgrades bought over the course of the next few years.

I'm using the build for a variety of purposes: a good bit of programming, some VMs (hence the 16GB RAM), a little gaming (mostly Starcraft and other RTS), some video editing, Bitcoin mining (not really profitable), and schoolwork.

Recently moved from a smaller Lian Li case to the HAF X and it's been great even without some of the awesome features that the newest cases sport. The Corsair HX750 has some beautiful aesthetics, especially the black sleeved cables, and feels pretty solid.

And yes, I love the red LED lighting (NZXT HUE is great) and when I upgrade processors I'll buy an ROG motherboard to match :) The Corsair K70 Cherry MX Blue with Red LEDs matches it perfectly!

No problems with the Asus monitor except for one bright pixel on the far right edge (doesn't bother me much). The Dell monitor is from an old computer.

I've only had a few problems with the parts: had to RMA a MSI 460 (experience was fairly painless) and I seriously messed up the Sentry's wiring and burned some of the plastic cabling when I was transferring to the HAF X. Fortunately, I was able to figure it out and fix it up (none of this was NZXT's fault). I've also had a little trouble with the RAM and had to RMA a module once (also relatively painless process).

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basedgodunicorns 1 Build 2 points 69 months ago

Holy LED's Overall, not a bad build. How are those 460's holding up btw? And what is this build being used for? I'd guess video editing and rendering, but since you're not using an IPS monitor, I'm not so sure

sushain97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 69 months ago

Unfortunately, I've had to RMA one of the 460's before. MSI was pretty good about it though, got a new one in less than 2 weeks. It's mostly a general purpose build; I do a little video editing and a little gaming (nothing crazy, mostly Starcraft). IPS would break the bank :/

basedgodunicorns 1 Build 1 point 69 months ago

Oh btw did you mod the H100i lights to be red? or is it just the other LED's making it look red, cause it looks really nice

sushain97 submitter 1 Build 2 points 69 months ago

Corsair Link Software lets you do a lot of awesome stuff with the H100i's RGB LED: skc.name/l?8Y9oOL (link to screenshot). It has similar functionality to the NZXT Hue. I think Corsair Link wasn't free with the H100 but comes out of the box with H100i.

DjArtifact 2 points 69 months ago

I remember dual 460s were cheaper and performed better than a single 480. Nice build.

edman545 10 Builds 2 points 69 months ago

Yea, this was an awesome deal a few years ago. I got a buddy who jumped on it back then. It's still performing good for him.

sushain97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 69 months ago

Thanks. Indeed, cheap and decent enough performance for me :)

HunterRollinger 1 point 60 months ago

how is the Hitatchi HDD working out? im thinking about getting one myself and was wondering...

sushain97 submitter 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

It's been working pretty good! No problems at all. Sorry for the late response :)