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Just Do It, Panzershrek

by thedukeanator13

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Details

Date Published

Jan. 13, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 1, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

5.0GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

21.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.87GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

Description

The title is an inside joke.


I came from gaming on console, than slowly transitioned into gaming on pc using a machine with the following specs:

  • i3 4150 (dual core @ 3.5GHz)
  • stock cooler
  • 7200RPM 1TB HDD (wiped & reused in this build)
  • (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
  • GeForce GTX 750ti

My PC forced my hand in the fact that it was time upgrade (see photos).


Yeah so I am aware I could have easily incorporated a 1080ti in this build, however, I was unaware I was going to have the funds to do so until afterward (I had already gone over budget, but got a few things from people I know which left me with extra money).

These are the parts that weren't planned for originally, or were gifted to me:

  • The 960 EVO was a gift that I didn't intend to purchase (I had already ordered the 850 EVO 500GB)
  • The RAM I intented to purchase, but was actually purchased for me
  • The case fans- I intended to purchase the Noctua's but they and the other fan(s) were purchased for me
  • The gpu support bracket, I purchased the Cooler Master, but got the MNPC Tech bracket as a gift
  • The TIM was a gift
  • The speakers were a gift

These are things I already owned and re-used in this build:

  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Headphones
  • Windows Key
  • HDD

I know my PSU is overkill, but it was on sale when I got it, and was pretty cheap in comparison to other PSUs at the time.

My CPU was ordered from SiliconLottery delidded.


The photos:

The observant few of you may notice something blue ish in the bottom left of my case near the gpu ports, it is a piece of blue painters tape (I was using it to hold in the removable rear grills while installing my support brace, and simply forgot to remove it- {when I took the photo and saw it there I removed it}).

There is an error code on my motherboard, however that is an issue with the BIOS version I am using, and I don't believe it is causing any issues.

A few of you also may have noticed I originally had one of my dimms in the wrong slot (yeah I was just being an idiot and misread the motherboard manual- I knew it didn't seem correct the way I first read it :/ ).


Performance: In the photo's I will of course include benchmarks. They were all taken with my cpu at 4.8GHz or higher (I changed it across different benches), my RAM at 3600MHz, and my gpu at 1874MHz (with cooler and fans set to performance). Here are links to any benchmarks that had online results:

Here is a different benchmark taken 17 days earlier before I had my gpu (the first was defective), this was before meltdown patches, however it is not proof of ANYTHING as it was run with different clock speed on my cpu, and my ram at 3200MHz (other benches using 3600MHz) I figured I would include it for the sole purpose of the fact that it shows my cpu running at 5GHz on Userbenchmark (the other was 4.85), with my ram not overclocked, with less storage used on my ssds (they performed better then): http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/6482384


Part Reviews

CPU

Love it, great overclocker too

CPU Cooler

Keeps my temps incredibly low under load and heavy oc.

Thermal Compound

Very good, but pricey.

Motherboard

An absolutely gorgeous overclocking machine. Could use a software upgrade, Gigabyte APP Center is buggy.

Memory

Gorgeous, runs at rated speeds (and overclocked), no problems.

Storage

Very very fast, great software (Samsung Magician), doesn't run hot like most other NVMe SSDs (40C during and after transferring 140GB of files)

Storage

Great SSD, Great Software.

Storage

It's an HDD and it works, couldn't expect much more

Video Card

Great gpu, great overclocker.

Bad software, first one was doa (it happens, not worth knocking a star, it was replaced for free).

Case

Solid case, absolutely beautiful, good airflow, plenty of room for cable management

Could do with a slot on the bottom for cables off the gpu, but definitely not worth taking a star.

Power Supply

Wonderful PSU, reliable, no issues, 0 noise.

Operating System

It's Windows. You get a solid OS, are there things I hate about it(many, many, things-- @cortana)? Yes absolutely. However, it is the operating system I paid for, I didn't really expect anything else.

Case Fan

What a fantastic fan, if only Noctua didn't like the color brown.

Case Fan

What a fantastic fan, if only Noctua didn't like the color brown.

Case Fan

A nice fan with nice packaging and accessories, could use a little more "umph"

Monitor

Incredible 2k (2560x1440) monitor for the price, virtually bordless, good colors.

Keyboard

Excellent keyboard, great software.

Mouse

Fantastic Gaming mouse, great software

Other

It's pretty good, a cheap piece of equipment to guard one so expensive. A heavy gpu like mine pushes down the support leaves by a mm or two after they are locked in

Other

They are cables, they work.

Comments Sorted by:

Otterman366 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I hate to say it but that ram you got was surprisingly cheap... as sad as that is

thedukeanator13 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I know it kinda sucks, I had part lists from a while ago that went up Soo much in price simply because of the ram.

Edit: I just checked, the cheapest DDR4 3200 (16GB) kit is currently 194$, so for Corsair RGB that was actually nb.

fn230 9 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Nice, lots of pictures. I dig that red 750 Ti, by the way. :P

thedukeanator13 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks, honestly the 750ti is still capable of playing games with good fps and fair settings.

fn230 9 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I still use one in my main desktop, even though nearly all the other components have been replaced. My graphical demands haven't increased as quickly as my other requirements.

thedukeanator13 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Respect to that, I was using mine to play R6 on medium settings and waas getting a solid 45-60 fps (v sync) @1366x768. Granted R6 is a marvelously optimized game, but the card still holds it's own.

I just checked userbenchmark for some fps estimates with a 750ti, it's doing pretty good (for it's age and price):

http://www.userbenchmark.com/PCGame/FPS-Estimates-Grand-Theft-Auto-V/3727/7824.0.0.0.0

http://www.userbenchmark.com/PCGame/FPS-Estimates-The-Witcher-3--Wild-Hunt/3855/7824.0.0.0.0

http://www.userbenchmark.com/PCGame/FPS-Estimates-Battlefield-1/3664/7824.0.0.0.0

fn230 9 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yep. As long as it can get me over 30 FPS on decent settings, I'm happy with it, and it does that fine.