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I have actually had this rig since the beginning of this year. I originally had a Corsair 400r, and decided to go with a white windowed case. After looking around I decided on the C70, because it seemed pretty durable and the black/white look matched my rosewill keyboard.

I have this clocked at 4.2ghz with a -.095 offset. I can pull 4.4ghz out of this chip, but I went down to 4.2 so I could keep my CPU fan at it's lowest setting to save on noise when working. I never go over 55-60c when rendering projects.

Every component on this build has been working great. The Zotac gpu can get a little loud if you push it, but I rarely do with the games that I play. The Enermax cooler does a great job keeping my CPU at reasonable temps, while also being quiet.

I did make a few things on this build myself. First, I made my own LED strips. I didn't add a picture, but I simply wired some LED strips up to an on/off switch and placed it in one of the PCI slot covers. I also connected the two sickleflow fans to a molex connector in a way that they only pull 7v, which keeps them quiet. I did the same with the fan on the opposite side of the HDD bay.

All together this rig has been great to use. I edit 3-4 commercials a month on this with no problems. I also use it for editing my photos, graphic design, and gaming.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the colors although you could've of got a hyper 212 evo cooler for the same price. Other than that its pretty cool.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! The enermax ets-t40 cools just as well as the hyper 212, but it's quieter, which is why I got it.

I'm not sure why it's showing up at a t60, I've selected a t40 when it was saved.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, that makes sense. Now I see it as the t40, sorry about that.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, I didn't catch the error when I posted!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

1333 ram and your doing video editing, I would of gotten 1866

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The speed difference between 1600 (which it's actually clocked at now) and 1866 when editing is extremely small if not non-existent.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive heard different. Many people have told for picture and video editing the higher speed will actually help. But who knows for sure.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

higher speed ram does help, but the difference between 1600 and 1866 isn't enough to justify the cost. Now if I was going for 2133 or higher vs 1600, then it might make sense, but then there's the cost associated with those speeds. 1600 is kind of a happy medium between price and performance when it comes to almost any task.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I like you cpu cooler wink wink.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the LEDS, looks sick, how is it running for you so far?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's running great. With the mild overclock on everything I have no problem chewing through DSLR video projects, as well as all the games I play (CS:GO, chivalry, etc), and basic everyday tasks. All while running every fan at low speeds, so it produces very little noise even though the case is very open.

There are of course a few things I wish I would've changed when I first bought the system at the beginning of this year, such as the ram and motherboard, but as they are they are working just fine.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

That's great to here, I'm really thinking of getting this corsair c70, I mean I LOVE Corsair Link, I don't have to worry about the h100i fitting in it. I think this made my change my mind, Thanks!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a pretty solid case, and like I said in my post it's got a bit of personality but it doesn't come off as cheesy. I would say go for it! All three colors look pretty nice.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I'm trying to do a Green/Black scheme, It's either this or nzxt 820, Since the 820 can change colors but so can corsair link. It don't know but it's nice and keep her clean and sexy :p

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Have the same case. No complaints..

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Byf

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. It's a little strange that you got one white cable extension for the graphics card, but overall it's a sweet build.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! The whole story behind that is the PCIE power cable that came with the PSU was too short to route through the cable management holes, so I bought an extension. I plan on sleeving or buying extensions for the 24 pin and supplemental power cables too, since they are also too short for any normal case. I have no idea what OCZ was thinking.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

As others have noted, very nice build. The color coordination and tidiness are impeccable.

How happy are you with the S2340M monitor by the way? Have you by chance done any gaming with it? I'm considering one myself but have heard mixed opinions on IPS monitors + gaming.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

Yes, I've used the dell for gaming, and personally I find it to be great simply because of the contrast and colors. Usually any monitor with 7-8ms response time is OK for gaming depending on how your eyes see it. Some people can tell the difference between the response times, and others can't so much.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info. Judging from your original post we seem to have similar use-case scenarios(editing, photoshop, gaming) so I'll definitely take your word for it. Now I wait till I find a good deal.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Premiere CC?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

CS6, might go to CC later down the road but there aren't any features in CC I really need ATM.