Description

I wanted this build to not only perform well, but to look good as well. I originally built this system back in January of 2015, and water-cooled it at the end of December. The original budget was around $1600, with a $400 budget for the water-cooling. I use the machine mostly for gaming and occasionally use it to edit video as well. I have my 4790K overclocked to 4.8 Ghz, which reaches around the high 60's to low 70's under load. My 970 is overclocked to 1475 Mhz and idles at high teens to low 20's and under load stays in the mid to high 30's. I could probably get into a custom bios for the card to reach higher oc's on it, but I don't really want to take the risk working on that at the moment. Considering I built this machine a year ago, there are some things that I would change if I would building it now. I would probably go for the 5820K instead of a 4790K or 6700K for the extra cores for video editing. I would probably change the storage to a 1TB sdd, considering the price drops of ssd's and the fact that I don't use a whole lot of space. I would probably try to squeeze a gtx 980 or r9 fury into the system for better gaming performance. Also, I might consider going ATX rather than mATX, even though the Node 804 is a great mATX case and is a dream to build in.

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Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Some nice parts in your build. It looks good with the lights on.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

What heatsink is it that you had in there before watercooling it?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I had a Be Queit Shadow Rock 2

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build - I have that cpu, and an and equivalent of that gpu

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm uncomfortable http://i.imgur.com/NfejbYD.jpg

Other than that detail it's a pretty nice build you got there

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know. I originally had the band going into straight fittings but couldn't get the side panel on. When I replaced the fittings I did it without draining the loop (which was a dumb idea), and because of thatch couldn't cut a shorter tube. I'm planning on fixing when I add another gpu later this year

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

thats a really great build. I seen that gpu waterblock on jayztwocents YT channel I think. It was a really nice block. Congrats on the build!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The only thing to take note about it is that it is a slightly thicker block then most, but not a big deal. It is a lot less costly than others (I got it on sale for $80, but it usually costs $100). It cools well, looks great too. Also, the fittings come out weird which caused me to use right angle fittings, which may be a problem with multiple cards

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking of pairing the gtx 960 with the 4790k. Yay or nay? I was thinking if splurging and buying the gtx 970 but not shure......

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I would pair something like the 4690K with the 970 over pairing the 4790K with a 960. Just my
thoughts

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, I think I will spend the extra money. Thx!