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Heiselt custom rig

by crashzee

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12 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 20, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.6 GHz

Description

So far this has been a great machine, I only had a couple minor issues during my build. The first was I installed a wif adapter in the PCI 1 slot but the graphics card covered that slot so I invested in an USB 3 WiFi adapter. The Seco d issue is the the oversized heastinks on the Corsair RAM interfered with one of the radiator fans. I purchased a 120mm x 20mm fan, worked out fine. So far so good. I'm still playing around with overclocking, even though it doesn't need it. I'm going to add 16GB more RAM and another graphics card and a Pioneer Blu-Ray Burner, the Pioneer seem to have the best ratings. If anyone has advice on Blu-Ray software, let me know.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

The cooler seems to work good. Three of the screw holes were stripped, (I didn't do it, I know better) the instructions were aweful. Luckily the video on the website cleared it up..

Thermal Compound

It's thermalaste, what do you want.

Motherboard

I'm impressed. You get so much for the money. The bios rocks.

Memory

No problems. I do practice ESD when I build, so I rarely have issues with electronics.

Video Card

So far so good. I've always had good luck with Sapphire cards. I have a Saffhire 7000 series card in my old XP machine, 14 years old, no problems.

Case

Its huge, rugid, well built

Optical Drive

Can't beat the price, so far so good. I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5 because of noise. All burners make noise, but I have an LG and a Pioneer in my other machine, not as loud.

Operating System

Windows 7 is way better than 8.

Comments Sorted by:

cilvre 6 Builds 1 point 43 months ago

if you want to burn blurays you may look at nero, but if you want to play them, youll have to look at powerdvd most likely

crashzee submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Thanks

Value 1 point 43 months ago

I see some snakes inside that case that need a bit of clearing. Might want to clean up those cables a bit mate.

crashzee submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

I worked on it a bit more after that pic. Thanks

Lazz45 2 Builds 1 point 43 months ago

instead of crossfire the 270x i highly recommend you return the card, and get a 280,280x, or 290 or the equivalent 300 series cards. I just replaced my MSI 270x because it was starting to not push games on ultra at 60 FPS which may not bother you but for a little more money you can have so much more as the higher tier 200 series cards have dropped significantly in price

crashzee submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

I use mine more for renderinG in Autocad and Catia, thanks. I'm building an actual machine for gaming for my sister in law, I'll take your advice. Thanks.

Lazz45 2 Builds 1 point 43 months ago

yeah no problem! i just don't want people watching the old reviews of the card and saying "whoa what a deal" because it USED to be an amazing card for its price and i wont lie it still is, but battlefield on ultra sat at about 50-55 average with the occasional 60-63 and other games it had trouble maxed but did fine if you dropped it a little. So for its price it is still good but can no longer compete at the $200 mark where it once could

noap7 1 point 43 months ago

Solid build! Sorry if this is gonna sound noobish but how does that wireless network adapter work? I have always used and ethernet direct wire but that's not an option as of now. I.e. how do i install it, where does it go, and how well does it perform?

crashzee submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

It's plugged into one of my USB 3.0 ports in the back. It works better than both my laptops as far as a getting a good signal. Load the drivers via a Cd that came with it. I think I got it at either Newegg or Amazon.

noap7 1 point 43 months ago

Thnx!

DeathDaSquid 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

the same thing happen to my CM Seidon 120M :(

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crashzee submitter 1 Build 2 points 43 months ago

I found it on Amazon. That PC is heavy. So etimes I like being I my room, so etimes I like being in the direction I got room